Welcome

All mods shown on the blog are free to download from their respective pages unless otherwise stated.

All content hosted on this website is my own work unless other wise stated.

Usage: My mods are free to the community, you may share them at will so long as credit is given, the files are not edited and the original dropbox link should be used to allow people to update as necessary if they download from other locations.

Important Notice: My mods are made to be compatible with the latest updates. I will not support older versions, as I feel there is no valid reason not to update if you have a legitimate copy.

Contact

If for any reason you need to contact me direcly please do so via Alex’s email: sa1981spam@gmail.com
This goes for private requests, notice of errors or donations.

Requests

Do I take requests? Absolutely. You can contact me via this page, my Facebook Group, my Google+ page, or Youtube.

While not all things can be modded, feel free to ask, if it can be done I will try.

GENERAL REQUEST GUIDELINES:
1. Don’t post asking “can you make a mod for me?” – This serves no purpose, simply tell me what you want, then I will let you know if it can be done.

Please be clear and precise about what you’re after.

2. If it’s a replica of a real design please include HIGH QUALITY photos with your request. A front shot, a side shot, and a rear shot if possible. These are necessary to properly replicate a truck or trailer.

Photo basics: A general rule is to only use images that are a minimum of 700x500px, close up and in focus. If I can’t see it, I can’t copy it. This is particularly important if you want correct fonts used for text.

I simply don’t have time to search for pictures, every time someone asks for a request. If you don’t post any, I simply won’t do it.

3. I will not take requests for skinning other mods, whether these are trailers or trucks. I will only skin standard SCS content by request.

All work here is the Interlectual Property of Christopher J. Klavins and is protected under the I.P. Act.
Replicas of real liveries are used under the Creative Commons License.
All mods are used at your own risk.

Mod Tip: Always Run mods through 7-Zip twice.

I mentioned on the FB group yesterday that the deflate option (7zip) is really useful for mod makers and was surprised to find some people didn’t even know about it. So I figured I would should a quick example of why I use it.

The image below shows the file size of my mod folder with and without deflate. As you can see, with deflate, my 173 mods take up far, far less space.

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Now most people understand that you can’t use compression on mods because the game can’t uncompress normal compression on zip files. However, 7zip deflate compresses the file in such a way that the game can still read the mod without issue and saves a lot of space.

Here is a quick example of how to take advantage of 7-zips deflate feature:

Click here if the embedded video doesn’t show for you.

Severfield

A WS Trans/Severfield skin has been added to the Stobart Truck Pack.

A temporary link for those who prefer not to use the pack is here. This link will stay active for 7 to 14 days.

Please note: The solo links for all existing skins have now been removed.

 

I have decided NOT to update the mirrors on the Stobart Scania skins. It’s a lot of work for very little gain. Stobart use plastic mirrors on all their Scanias, so I see no real reason updating them. Now there are Stock SCS options it simply isn’t necessary any more.

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Poll Results – What they mean

It comes as no surprise to me that the truck pack came out on top by some margin. I fully expected this to be the case and TBH was not truly interested in the results of that option.

What I wanted to know is how many people actually used the solo skins and the main reason for doing so.

For the most part it seems people who use the solo skin did so because of SSD/Space concerns.

So you’re probably wondering, why did I want to know at all?

In the current format of having a pack and solos I am using a lot of space keeping multiple versions of the same thing.

Remember Google Drive/Dropbox is tied to my PC so I can upload directly, this means not only do I have my version of the pack with some custom skins. I also have to keep a copy of the public pack, so I don’t accidentally release my private skins. Then I have the files for Dropbox/Google Drive so that’s a second version of the public mod and all the individual skins. So not only is it taking up unnecessary space, it also means I have to update four versions if/when I have to make any updates.

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Spotted In Today’s Beta Update

Yesterday I found a model for the Krone Megaliner. With today’s update I find a new model added.

To my knowledge I am the first to find it:

Dawrbars are a coming.

TBH I am not sure if this was meant to be in the update or if someone forgot to remove it. Either way, SCS just let that cat out of the bag. ;)

 

Also spotted, Kaarfor & Sellplan now have trailers. So either they are getting changed to be outgoing as well as incoming or it’s related to the company changes in the DLC (some companies have markets and depots.)

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Knowles Transport Crash Update

I’ve just released an update for the Knowles mod.

I hadn’t realised that the wheels were also being used for the trailer, which would cause a crash when picking up/passing the trailer in game.

If you’re still using the compatibility patch you wouldn’t have had issues, but for those of who you updated your wheels and removed the patch you would suffer crashes when you see the trailer.

It’s suggested you update the knowles mod immediately.

Stobart Pack Update

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Just to note that the Stobart Truck Pack has been updated to include the wheels for versions 1.17x

I have yet to update the wing mirrors for the new grill mod, the delay on this is due to plans to change how I upload the skins. However, this shouldn’t be an issue as the real trucks use the plastic mirrors.

Just to note; the truck pack, Ohaha Volvo April, and Scania Torpedo Classic Kerry Jane skin mods have all been moved to Google Drive. The good news there is that all adf.ly links have now been moved (and never coming back.)

Stobart Truck Skins Poll

This poll is only intended for those who use my Stobart skins, whether solo or pack. I am considering changing how the Stobart trucks skins are released.

Please do vote and please also, if you will, take the time to post and say WHY you use the option you do. You can reply here on the blog, via the poll daddy option or in reply to the thread on the FB group.

All input will help me decide how I will handle future skin updates.