Advance Coupling Blender Tutorial

You can now find a quick video tutorial showing you how to add the advanced coupling collision node in Blender on the Modding Tutorials page.

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Trailer Mod Updates for 1.24x

Please note because of the significant trailer changes in 1.24x trailers that are update will NOT work with 1.23x or older game versions. 

If you plan to stay on 1.23x or older, do not update trailer mods from this point. 

On that note lets talk about updates. There are several updates I need to make for ETS2 1.24x.

 

The first set of updates, trailer height and advanced coupling collisions have all been done and the mods are ready to go. However there are some “issues”. Unfortunately Blender doesn’t like animations, this means there is no possible way for me to include the new animation for trailer legs on mod trailers. My only hope is that the original authors will update their trailers.

For SCS model trailers I am able to use the SCS animation, so some trailers will have animated legs.

The next update is AI traffic related. The node for the driver in AI traffic has changed, this means in old AI traffic you will see the driver too low and too far forward. Essentially head-butting the steering wheel with their legs poking out of the front of the vehicle.

Because I wanted to rush out the advanced trailer compatibility I chose NOT to update AI traffic in my AI trucks/trailer combo packs. This will be done at a later date. The good news is, I have been planning on updating the Stobart AI Scanias as I felt they were too decimated and looks a bit fuzzy, so this change also gives me a reason to remake the Scania AI trucks. My AI van traffic will be the first to get the AI driver fix, followed by Stobart and then most likely alphabetical order for everything else.

Below is a list of all the mods I have updated (basically all trailers) if you think I have missed something please let me know. Also be aware, because I have rushed these updates out it is possible I have missed something that might cause a crash, if this is the case please do let me know. Hopefully I caught all the issues though. I’ve run all the mods through validate without issue so I should have caught any potentially CTD problems.

Trailer Mods Update:

Davies
American Sweets
Arclid
AW Jenkinson
Bartrums
Big Malcolm Mod
Big Stobart Mod
Brooks Bros
Buckfast
MP Burke
Canute
Children in Need 2014
Dickens
Elddis
F1 Combo Pack
Grampian
hardwood Haulage
H. Essers
Holsten Pils
Banks of England
Knowles
Laysoft
RRTrans
HSS
SBSMovers
UKPSG & Defunct packs
Irlam
Macritchie
Nestle
Norfolkline
Potter
Red Dwarf
Shipley
Thompson Plant Hire
Trailer Training
Williams-Trans
Wyvern Cargo
Yorkshire Tea.

Trailer Updates with AI FIX.

Caffrey
Marshalls (includes new content)
Verhoek.

New Things!

Yeah about time I released something new. So here are a few new things.

A Ken Thomas skin for the Renault Premium.

A Painted Grill and skinable sunshield for Renault Premium.

A YPO skin for MAN

A Verhoek skin for Mercedes

And the M-sport trailer is fixed and added back into the Big Stobart Mod.