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Euro Truck Simulator 2 has a new 'Beyond the Baltic Sea' expansion out now

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After being released back in 2012, with Linux support arriving in beta form in 2013, SCS Software continue supporting their driving sim Euro Truck Simulator 2.

Their latest DLC released yesterday, Beyond the Baltic Sea, is quite expansive. Including many new locations to travel through including Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, parts of western Russia, and the south of Finland.

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Additionally, this expansion includes over 30 new local company docks and industries, brand new unique 3D-assets, Finland-only High Capacity Transport and quite a lot more to explore. They also released a new patch recently too, to add features for the new content along with adding Steam Cloud profile support, physics improvements and more.

I remember when it first came to Linux years ago, I got somewhat addicted to how weirdly relaxing the game actually was. I never really understood what people liked in such a game, until really giving it a go myself. Honestly, unless I had played it I would still probably be confused about the pull to it even now.

I never properly went back to it since owning the Logitech Driving Force G29 Steering Wheel until now as well. It works surprisingly well too, although I have yet to test out the force feedback. It can be pretty challenging, unloading cargo in the correct spot while reversing around corners and so on is rather interesting. While driving along, it's all rather tranquil, not bad for when you need to unwind a little. If you own a wheel, Euro Truck Simulator 2 is a good purchase.

You can find Euro Truck Simulator 2 along with various DLC on Humble Store and Steam.

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dubigrasu 30 November 2018 at 2:35 pm UTC
EhvisIt's about wheels...
OK got it, thanks.
EgShadow 30 November 2018 at 2:42 pm UTC
This is nice I really love this game
leillo1975 30 November 2018 at 2:58 pm UTC
dubigrasu
leillo1975Force Feedback don't work on linux officially.

You can activate Force Feedback in ETS2 and ATS in Linux using this plugin

https://forum.scssoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=249622
Wait, is this about FF for wheels or some specific devices? Because FF for my XBox controller has always worked (well, since 2014 when I bought the game) without any workarounds in ETS.

The "support" for Force Feedback is only on Logitech wheels.I'm sorry I didn't clear it up.
Dunc 30 November 2018 at 3:11 pm UTC
Mountain ManI gave up on this on this game when the developers never bothered to fix the Steam Controller bug in Linux. I emailed them, they acknowledge that they were aware a bug existed that prevented the Steam Controller from being recognized, and then proceeded to do nothing about it. I'm still kinda pissed off.
Yup. The bug's still there. Or was a couple of months ago. They're still making noises about being aware of it, and a recent update claimed to have fixed it. It didn't.

I got heavily back into it for a while (with my XBox controller)... until I bought Fallout: New Vegas. Tempted by some of the DLC that's on sale right now, though.
Bard 30 November 2018 at 4:12 pm UTC
I like this game because I can drive around in Europe and just relax and watch the scenery. It makes it very different from all car sport games, where you just drive around and around. Well, Dirt Rally of course has beautiful scenery and fairly long roads as well, which I like very much, but it is still a one way trip start to finish.

Maybe in the future this is how we will spend our vaccations, driving around in an open viritual world to explore and discover new places, just like we used to do when everyone had a petrol car back in the old dirty fossil fuel age...
Stupendous Man 30 November 2018 at 4:48 pm UTC
A week ago I bought a G29 wheel and am absolutely loving it with ETS2 and ATS. It just brings the realism up a lot compared to playing with a controller.
I'll certainly pick up this latest DLC soon, but I just bought all the map DLCs for ATS and want to explore them first.
Fakeman_Pretendname 2 years 30 November 2018 at 4:55 pm UTC
I'd normally wait for their DLC to go on sale, but I might be tempted to buy this immediately. I lived in Estonia for a while, about 10 years ago, and I'm nostalgic. I'd love to just have an afternoon driving through the scenery (but without the mosquitoes and ticks chasing after my foreign English blood). I doubt it'll have some of the smaller places I stayed at, but I'd be happy to at least see Tallinn and Tartu again
Mountain Man 30 November 2018 at 10:10 pm UTC
leillo1975
Mountain ManI gave up on this on this game when the developers never bothered to fix the Steam Controller bug in Linux. I emailed them, they acknowledge that they were aware a bug existed that prevented the Steam Controller from being recognized, and then proceeded to do nothing about it. I'm still kinda pissed off.
You can use Steam controller in ETS2 with sc-controller. You can emulate an xbox controller and then customize it as you wish

https://github.com/kozec/sc-controller

It's important that you load first SC-Controller and then run Steam
I'm aware of the workaround. But my point is, the developers have not seen a single dime from me since my initial purchase simply because they are aware of but never bothered to fix this bug.


Last edited by Mountain Man at 30 November 2018 at 10:11 pm UTC
M@GOid 1 December 2018 at 12:56 am UTC
Mountain Man
leillo1975
Mountain ManI gave up on this on this game when the developers never bothered to fix the Steam Controller bug in Linux. I emailed them, they acknowledge that they were aware a bug existed that prevented the Steam Controller from being recognized, and then proceeded to do nothing about it. I'm still kinda pissed off.
You can use Steam controller in ETS2 with sc-controller. You can emulate an xbox controller and then customize it as you wish

https://github.com/kozec/sc-controller

It's important that you load first SC-Controller and then run Steam
I'm aware of the workaround. But my point is, the developers have not seen a single dime from me since my initial purchase simply because they are aware of but never bothered to fix this bug.

For me at last, Steam Controller is working right now. But keep in mind that:

1- I do not have SC-Controller installed;
2- I'm using Steam Client Beta;
3- I in (K)Ubuntu 18.04;
4- I updated my SC firmware via Steam.

I mentioned this on the Steam forum for both ATS and ETS2 and some people confirmed it is working, while others said it was not.
M@GOid 1 December 2018 at 1:01 am UTC
To me, the 1.33 update in ETS2 brought a serious performance problem, with the game stuttering (like a intermittent slow motion, lag) in the cities, while in the roads it eventually reach 60fps.

I reverted to 1.32 (now it says my profile in incompatible, yay...) but at last the performance is back at a fluid 60fps on the cities.
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