Okay so for those of you who are taking part in the 1.30 Open Beta, Rainbow Valentina on the Scania R 2016 has now been released and included in the Stobart Replica Skins pack on the appropriate page.
The BSM Update is 99.99% complete, but I won’t be updating it during open beta.
This update also includes the Scania Driver Training Livery.
So most of you should know by now that ETS2 1.30 Open Beta is now out and as many of you hoped, it does indeed include the new Scanias.
What you won’t be aware of is that the new Scanias use a new paint system for accessory parts. Some of you may struggle to adapt as tools like ETS2 Studio simply will not work with it.
The good news is I already have templates made for both S and R and they can be found here.
These templates are temporary, but I feel they are complete.
For those wanting to know about Rainbow Valentina, yes she will be added the the Stobart Skin packs as soon as I have finished tweaking some files (skin is already made).
Here’s a sneak peak.
The AI vans have been updated to include New Mexico and Global Mills skin. Please be aware that Global Mills skin is not final and will be updated in the future.
When I remembered I would have to update the mod for 1.29 to add New Mexico traffic file I decided to rush out a quick skin as well.
Carlile has also been updated for NM and added additional SCS cargos.
So back in July it would appear the wrong version of the mod was updated. Somehow a version without Certas was uploaded from “July 3rd” where as it should have been my “July 16th” version.
I’ve updated the mod as 2.1 with the date as July 16th. This is the latest version of the mod and the one that should have been released back in July.
It’s also been brought to my attention that the coupling is an issue. Now I am unable to replicate this problem, so it is possible that is also fixed in this build. As such I have decided to push the update out rather than hold off until the pack had an AI combo.
As mentioned in the previous blog post, I have finished updating all the mods containing SDC trailers, with the exception of the BSM which is undergoing a bigger update.
The list of updated mods is as follows:
PSG & Defunct
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.
First off PC Hamilton & Michelin got updated on the 24th to fix a couple of issues. The Michelin double trailer skin wasn’t working due to a spelling error and the Hamilton trailer had the wrong material type set. Both issues were fixed and updated silently.
David Fox now has a full truck/trailer combo along with AI traffic and has been moved from the truck skins page to combos page. The old truck skin has also had a bit of a refresh for 4k size, fixed colours, and DAF DLC compatibility.