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ETS 2 - Euro Truck Simulator 2 update 1.16 Goin...

Jan 23 2015 08:37 AM | DarkXess in Simulation News

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Euro Truck Simulator 2 update 1.16 - Going 64-bit!

The focus of the upcoming official 1.16 game update is to ship engine changes and other behind the scenes elements in preparation for our big future content updates. 64-bit version of the game is currently accessible in beta on Steam, it will be available as a regular game update for all users soon. We have prepared a short set of questions and answers about this change:

How will 64-bit executable affect your game?

64-bit executable is a purely under-the-hood technical change and should have no negative effect on how your game ecosystem works - all your saves, modifications, trucks, and input methods will work just as they used to before.

Why are you releasing the 64-bit executable?

Memory footprint of our game has been increasing over time with our expanding game world, new features and countless modifications for the players to choose from. The 64-bit executable will allow the game to access the entire physical memory of your computer and avoid out-of-memory crashes related to 32-bit memory limitations. Most modern PCs these days ship with considerably more memory, often 6-8 GB or more, and this memory could not be used with a 32-bit binary, where the limit was only 4 GB or even 2GB in case of 32-bit systems. The 32-bit game has been essentially starving for memory while several spare Gigs of memory were idling in the operating system.

What are the benefits of this change?

Using the new executable should alleviate memory related issues you may have experienced in the past - many users have already reported problems with memory limitations after installing large collections of modifications. Even for a game with no mods installed, with more textures and 3D assets cached in memory, the framerate should stay more stable during long play sessions.

Map creators will have a smoother experience in the map editor as you'll have way more memory at your disposal.

I have a 32-bit OS. Can I somehow use the 64-bit executable?

Unfortunately not - 64-bit executable can only be used on 64-bit operating system. If you are serious about playing ETS2 extensively, we highly recommend you to consider upgrading your 32-bit operating system to 64-bit version at this point.

Are you planning to keep supporting 32-bit executable after this update?

Yes. We are are not dropping it suddenly, both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the game will be maintained and kept in sync for a considerable period of time. We've actually included several engine changes into 1.16 that are focused on improving memory management also for the 32-bit version so that all of our users can enjoy Euro Truck Simulator 2.

The 1.16 update also features minor map changes as we continue to update truck dealer locations to match the dealership revamp we have shipped in our previous update. Please note that this change may affect game modifications, so if you are experiencing crashes first try disabling any map modifications you have installed.

Everybody loves new stuff and we are aware that our fans are impatiently waiting for the release of the goodies that we have been covering on this blog. Admittedly, from this point of view ETS2 1.16 doesn't bring much to the table. This update mostly serves as a wide-scale stress-test for the new tech to come. Meanwhile though, our ETS2 mapping team is putting finishing touches to DLC Scandinavia, while the vehicle team is doing solid progress on the long-awaited Mercedes-Benz New Actros truck model. Cool stuff is on the way! We cannot yet predict which will come out first, but both teams are racing each other to finish their task as soon as possible. And that's just Euro Truck 2, and you know that's not the only project we are working on.

Full update notes can be found by clicking the "Read story" link.

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ETS 2 - Military Cargo Pack Updated

Jan 19 2015 01:48 PM | DarkXess in Simulation News

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Jazzycat has released an update of his Military Cargo Pack for Euro Truck Simulator 2.

Quote Jazzycat :
Pack adds in game 70 military cargos. All standalone. Works on default map + DLC, TSM Map 4.1.2a, Scandinavia Map 1.01 Tested and working on

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Military Cargo Pack 1.5.3

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ETS 2 - Railway Cargo Pack Updated

Jan 19 2015 01:48 PM | DarkXess in Simulation News

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Jazzycat has submitted an update of his Railway Cargo Pack for Euro Truck Simulator 2.

Quote Jazzycat :
Pack adds in game 65 railway cargos. All standalone plus working on any maps while being tested on patch 1.12.1. Compatible with all my packs.

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Railway Cargo Pack 1.5.2

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ETS 2 - AI Traffic Pack Updated

Jan 19 2015 01:48 PM | DarkXess in Simulation News

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Jazzycat has submitted an update of his AI Traffic Pack for Euro Truck Simulator 2.

Quote Jazzycat :
Pack adds in traffic 47 new AI cars: Hammer H2, Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Avalanche, Express G5500, BMW E36, X5, X6M, Citroen C6, C8, Alfa Romeo 159, Brera, Mito, Renault Kangoo, Master, Master Cargo, Dodge Grand Caravan, Bentley Arnage T, Ford Scorpio, Harley Davidson, Audi Q7, RS5, RS6 Avant, Mercedes-Benz C63(W204), 200te(W124), S600(W220), ML63, Vito, Sprinter(903), Sprinter(906) 211, 311 Passenger and Cargo, Subaru Legacy, Volvo 850, Chrysler 300C, Saab 9-5, Peugeot 308, Lexus IS350, Dacia Logan, Opel Vectra C, Toyota Corolla, Yaris, VW Touareg, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Porsche Cayenne, Fiat Ducato Camper and Van, Limousine.

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AI Traffic Pack 2.0

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Assetto Corsa - Circuit de la Sarthe

Jan 16 2015 08:18 PM | Alex_Tarentura in Simulation News

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Tiago Lima has submitted his mod "Circuit de la Sarthe" for Assetto Corsa.

Quote Tiago:

This mod adds the famous Circuit de la Sarthe to Asseto Corsa, known for being the location of the 24 hr lemans endurance race.

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Circuit de la Sarthe

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Medieval Engineers Announced

Jan 14 2015 10:28 PM | DarkXess in Simulation News

Medieval Engineers Announcement

Here is some news just coming out from the guys who created the popular sandbox game Space Engineers. This game will also support modding support so expect to hear more from this game and its mods soon.

Medieval Engineers is a sandbox game about engineering, construction and the maintenance of architectural work and mechanical equipment using medieval technology. Players build cities, castles and fortifications; construct mechanical devices and engines; and perform landscaping and underground mining.

Medieval Engineers utilizes a realistic volumetric-based physics engine with a focus on structural integrity: all game objects can be assembled, disassembled, damaged or destroyed, and the object’s mass and structure influences its integrity. The game comes with creative mode and an early prototype of survival mode.

Medieval Engineers is the second “engineering” game developed by Keen Software House. The first one was Space Engineers, which sold over 1 million copies in its first year and is still a bestseller.

Source: Marek Rosa Dev Blog.

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ETS 2 - The Time Skin Pack

Jan 14 2015 02:19 AM | DarkXess in Simulation News

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Bisurmanin has submitted his mod "The Time Skin Pack" for Euro Truck Simulator 2.

Quote Bisurmanin:
This adds The Time Skin Pack for all trucks to the game, the download contains the skins for each individual truck so you can choose which you want. The design is of an old and cool clock and in HD.

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The Time Skin Pack

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RimWorld - CentralHeatingMod

Jan 14 2015 12:35 AM | DarkXess in RPG News

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carlgraves released his mod "CentralHeatingMod" for RimWorld.

Quote carlgraves:
This mod adds ways for your colonists to efficiently and centrally heat their homes and workplaces. Use the cost-effective vents to plumb hot/cold air between rooms. Build larger industrial heaters to better manage all of your heating needs.

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Farming Simulator 2015 - AR Forestry

Jan 14 2015 12:12 AM | DarkXess in Simulation News

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Gnescher has submitted his mod "AR Forestry" for Farming Simulator 2015.

Mod FAQ's :
If you are looking for more mods for this game then you can check out our downloads section. Also if you feel that you can give a better intro for this mod then please contact us.

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AR Forestry

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Farming Simulator 2015 - Ground Textures Hard Wet

Jan 13 2015 11:56 PM | DarkXess in Simulation News

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Geneborg released his mod "Ground Textures Hard Wet" for Farming Simulator 2015.

Quote Geneborg:
We don’t like the bright and sandy textures for Bjornholm so we made a new set of heavy/wet textures. You can find install instructions and further license information in the “Installation.txt” file that comes with the Download. Have fun, constructive criticism is always welcome.

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Ground Textures Hard Wet

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