For those of you who don’t stalk SteamDB, Senior Testers are indeed back into closed beta for ATS as of Friday evening. I fully expect to see ETS2 go into closed beta sometime this week as well.
That means new mods are on the back burner along with non-critical updates.
However there will be some mod updates to come later this week as I was in the process of updating the SDC trailer. I have done what I think is the final update for the model at this point in time.
The model has seen quite a bit of stream lining, parts that where skinned individually (like the reflective squares) and now part of the main templates and as of today are also actually reflective. *Yay*
As shown previously on my Facebook group the lights on the rear of the trailer have been updated, and even improved further than the video showed. The original model had brake and rear lights for all the red parts, the rear lights are now on the bottom half only, the brake lights are now the top half only.
I’ve also updated various parts of the model so eliminate some of the texture flicker caused by two different textures trying to share the same place. There’s still work to be done in that area, but for now I am happy with the results, and there has been some minor UVmap tweaks to tidy things up.
Another major change for the SDC model is shared parts. Some parts, like the wheels on the player trailer, dds files and other things do not change model to model. So much like their SCS counterparts I have decided to share those parts between all mods. I do this in hopes that people on weaker PCs that use more than one of my mods that include the SDC model will find significant performance improvements.
All 12 mods will be updated for this SDC change and should hopefully be released later this week, which the exception of the BSM ones. The reason for the BSM not being included is because I am overhauling the whole mod and I feel it would be counter productive to pause that process to update just 6 trailers in it while everything else is in process of being updated as well. Needless to say when the BSM updates are complete it will include the SDC changes as well.