1.28 Open Beta Updates

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.

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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.

 

More Updates

First of all, ATL has been updated to version 3. The mod now includes a trailer/cargo and combo AI traffic. The mod has been moved from Truck skins to Combos page. The change also means that the mod is now 1.24 game version and above only.

The Marshalls combo has been updated to fix the AI beacon.

The Big Stobart Mod also gets a major version change to Version 8. Updates include full 1.24 compatibility, ai driver node update, and the removal of the Stobart Transporters.

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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.

BSM 7.0.1 & Poll Time!

Just a quick note, within moments of releasing the BSM 7.0 I realised there was an error and uploaded 7.0.1 I was hoping that it would be a silent upload and that no one downloading from the website would notice the change. But it has come to my attention that some of you were fast enough to get the original release.

Basically I had forgotten to disable the cargo for the removed M-Sport trailer, which would lead to many log errors and potentially a game crash in some circumstances.

So please do check if you downloaded from the website, that you are on 7.0.1 and not 7.0 you can do this by looking at the info screen in the mod manager.

Poll Time.

I am curious as to which trailer you would prefer to see in the BSM in the future.

Currently we have this beautiful, but old ported trailer for the Tesco 2 trailer.

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However I am thinking of replacing it with this one that uses a slightly edited SCS cool liner.

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Personally I prefer the original. But if enough people like the SCS model version I may change it.

Big Stobart Mod Update

A new update for the BSM is released.

I’m aware of the date so let me just say we Brits do not observe April Fools after mid-day and it is now 6pm. So rest assured this isn’t some BS to turn all the trailers pink (though admittedly is was tempting.)

There’s a few under the hood changes to hopefully improve performance, and three new trailer skins for the SDC trailer. Please note these skins are variants not separate trailers. The game will randomly pick which variant loads.

By request: Three JustJax images for the rear doors with appropriate number plates.

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Compatibility & Crash Fix Updates

Along side the TOBJ fix some mods have been updated to remove the now obsolete lines for front/rear wheel accessories. It is possible that this change will make the mods incompatible with game version 1.22 and older.

Several mods have been updated to fix an error that will cause a game crash.

If you are on game version 1.23x please make sure you are running the newest versions of the following mods.

Banks of England (version 2.0.2)
Big Stobart Mod (version 6.4.4)
MP Burke (version 2.2.2)
F1 Combo (version 3.0.3)
Knowles (version 4.0.2)
Yorkshire Tea (version 2.6.2)