BT Mod Updates & Wychwood Brewery

My first batch of Blender Tools made mods have been updated.

Updated:

A. Davies (new SCS cargo added)
AIM
Allinson
American Sweets (new SCS cargo added)
AM Howie
Buckfast

 

Joining the combo party is my Wychwood Brewery themed skins, those of you on my FB group will already be familiar with these skins, I have finally decided to release the pack publicly.

Pack includes 6 standalone trailers, custom cargo for each, a Renault Premium Marston’s skin and AI combos.

This mod can also be downloaded from Steam Workshop.

As a reminder, these mods are made for 1.27 and will NOT work on 1.26 or older.

wych

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.

2 New Releases & Several Updates

Many updates today. I was originally planning on waiting for the beta update just in case anything needed to be fixed, however I decided to release them today.

The following skins were updated to make use of a template change to the Ohaha Volvo 2013 model. In most cases the changes relate to the painted sunvisor and/or the mirrors.

Stobart April skin, Arclid skin, AW Jenkinson skin, and the Grampian continental skin.

The Knowles combo mod was also updated to fix the broken icon in the upgrade shop.

Both the Banks of England and Williams Jumbo trailers were updated to use the full model with lods.

The first new release is M.P. Burke Transport combo pack. Please be aware the truck skin is ONLY available for the Ohaha 2013 Volvo model at this time.

The second new release is an IJ’s Mod exclusive custom work made for http://www.americansweets.co.uk/

amswee

burke

UKPSG Mod & Tutorial Update

First up I have made a few minor tweaks to the truck skinning tutorial including a new (hopefully easier to follow) tutorial video.

trameri

A while back I showed off some images of a private mail mod which sparked quite some interest, the subsequent poll had a substantial 44 votes in favour of me releasing it.

Today I finally release the mod. Please understand this was always intended as as a personal mod, so the set up was really for my own use, due to the size I didn’t feel like making any edits to it for the public version, so it is very much a “as is” mod.

Please see this page for more info.

Mail Company: Poll

Some time ago I made myself a UK Mail Mod which I called UK Postal Service Group which replaces Trameri in game.

It essentially uses a bunch of stand alone trailers with liveries of mail related groups.

So far the companies I have on it are

APC Overnight
City Link
Delivered.Net
DHL
DHL Frozen
DPD
FedEx
Hermes
Parcel Force
Royal Mail
TNT
UKMail
UPS
White Arrow
Yodel

So the question is, should I make it a public release? This poll is to gauge the interest in such a mod.

Feel free to reply with any additional mail related companies might make good additions to it should it be released publicly.

 

The Big Malcolm Mod v1

bmm

 

 

I’m currently happy with the BMM and have decided to release version 1. If any one spots any issues do let me know. 

Full details & download link can be found on the Big Malcolm Mod page and BMM Changes page. 

Skins include curtain, fridge, walking floor, tanker and the Charity Cancer trailer (pulled by Stobart, but added to this mod by request). 

Company replaces LKWLog.

 

Please Note: Credit for the cancer trailer model goes to czak (original), Freezer (GTS Update,) and axelrol (ETS2 update.) The skin is my own work.