So with open beta comes more changes, mostly COG changes for trailers to match the ATS changes that came with the Heavy Cargo DLC.
While the mods will function just fine (with warnings in the log) I have decided to update the “offline” mods today. Be aware that all the trailer/combo mods are updated for 1.28 Open Beta and will not work on older game versions.
There are 88 mods that will be updated so I am not going to list them all here. But all mods found on the combo page and company/Trailer pages should be updated including both the Big Malcolm Mod and Big Stobart Mod.
The fuel tanker pack also gained a new trailer as part of its update.
The BSM update also includes an SDC curtain for Explore and a TYCO trailer and AI combo.
For those from my FB Group wondering where the NEW things are, I will release those after 1.28ETS goes public.
Update: Stobart Truck skins pack is updated for the Tyco DAF. I updated it on Steam some time ago but forgot to include it in the offline version.
First new release is Jost Group for ETS2 including an AI combo, Mercedes Mp4 & two trailers.
Carlile has also been updated to include an AI combo. Be aware because of the changes in 1.6.2 (Heavy Cargo DLC patch) this mod is no longer compatible with 1.6.1x or older game versions.
I’ve also added a new bullbars mod for ATS, it adds the oversized banner to the bullbars of the Peterbilt 389. DLC is not required, but you will need game version 1.6.2.
The ATS XP mod has also been updated for the doubles code in the economy file. This means the XP mod requires game version 1.6.2 and will no longer work on older versions.
For those of you who don’t follow my facebook page, I posted a video earlier of the ATS HC DLC now that the embargo has been lifted.
Click here if video doesn’t show.
Originally my plan was to release a couple of new skins/combos along side these mods, however as some of you may know, I have been promoted (much to my genuine surprise) to Senior Beta Tester status.
So I got a little side tracked testing things recently so I decided just to release these now.
First up two bug fixes: AIM Logistics is updated to fix a wrong look error on the AI DAF 105.
HSS has been updated to fix a similar error on one of the trailers.
Fuel Duel has been updated to include AI traffic, please note this is not a combo so will remain on the Truck Skins page.
New to the site is McConaghy Transport. Some of you will know I made The Giant replica nearly two years ago now, but kept it private. I have since decided to release a McConaghy pack. However I have not included the replica of The Giant.
The pack contains two trailers skins using my 2 sided paintable SCS fridge units. A skin for RJL’s Streamline, and a skin for Ohaha’s 2013 Volvo. They will also appear in AI as a combo.
I updated the templates to include the 8x chassis before the patch went public, what I forgot to do was make a post telling everyone they were available. Oops.
For those on limited bandwidth you can download just the 8x chassis pack by clicking here.
Please note this is a temporary link.
So now that the embargo is lifted, I am going to tell you a few things you might like to know.
Yes there will be multi-pivot points in the ATS Heavy Weight DLC in fact the picture on the blog shows 3.
Will multi-pivots be coming in the with the ETS2 heavy DLC? I honestly don’t know. SCS haven’t said anything about it. I believe the answer might be no. I think they may wait until the FREE Doubles update comes before they enable it in ETS2. I could be wrong.
Other than the DLC, are there other trailers with Steerable Axles? Yes. Currently the Schwarzmuller low bed has a steer axle.
Can steer axles be modded onto other trailers? Yes! It requires you to make new def files for wheels, and add appropriate wheel nodes to the trailer model in Blender Tools.
AI Steer axles? NO! At current time, attempting to add steer axles to AI traffic will result in a game crash. This may change in future, but at this time it is not possible.
How many 8x trucks are there? Four. Both Scanias, Volvo 2012, and Mercedes SLT.
Are there any other additions? Yes. Some nice new heavy haul wheels/hubs and each truck brand has it’s own new heavy haul skin.
Will there be templates? Yes. In fact I’ve already made them, all 4k in size.
So “Standalone trailers” won the poll by a land slide. So I would like to announce that Standalone trailer tutorial has been added to the Tutorials page.
There is a 2nd video on the page for LOD models as some people were asking specifically how to add a LOD model to a mod that doesn’t have one.