Now that the AI driver nodes are fixed, and based models of trucks made, it opens the door for some (mostly) quick and easy new AI trucks.
So with that in mind there are some new AI combos added to existing mods.
Grampian has both Scania and Volvo 2012 (with Ohaha painted grill) AI added.
Macritchie has the Volvo 2009 (with Ohaha painted grill) AI added.
Shipley has DAF AI added.
Thompsons Plant Hire has Scania AI added.
Williams Transport has DAF E6 (with Ohaha grill) AI added.
Wilson McIntyre has been removed from the Company/Trailers mod page, has been given a stand alone trailer (with proper skin rather than the one sided paint edit for SCS models) merged with the paintjob, and given AI.
First up the following mods have been updated for the AI driver placement.
The Marshalls PLC mod has also been updated for the flare placement of the beacon. Please note that the issue is an SCS one where the flare will not appear in the correct position as stated by the model. I have done the best I can to get it as close to the beacon as possible. Hopefully one day SCS will address the issue.
By request Blair International has also been added and can be found on the Combos page. The mod includes two trailers (red curtain and white fridge) as well as a DAF XF 105 skin (more will come at a later date) the combo will also appear in AI traffic.
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)
For those that use it, the Renault Grill mod has been updated as the lower body work was slightly too far forward which stopped the front number plate from showing correctly. This has been fixed.
The new F1 pack is now also online.
The old aero trailer has been replaced by the box trailer made by satan and I have updated the Williams livery as well as included a Pirelli one.
This update also sees F1 AI traffic as well.
Please note: Due to space and time constraints I will no longer be offering the trailers individually, they will be in one pack only from this point on. If you are currently using the old pack, just replace it with the new mod, if you are using the only single mods you MUST remove them if you want to use the new pack.
First up the SCS Stock van pack 1 has been updated, this is just to fix the mod manager image. I had left the image the same as the custom van pack icon. The mod now has an image from its own skins.
Also released is the SCS Stock van pack 2 which contains 21 skins from the Scandinavia DLC companies.
Please note: The mod is set up to only allow the van skins to spawn in the DLC countries. So if you don’t own the DLC the vans will not show for you.
However, the mod is open so if you wish to edit which countries they will/won’t show in, you are free to do so.
So to see in the new year I have updated several mods.
BSM: Let’s start with some good news; Ekualizer has finally come back to me in regards to the Scania 143m model and we are a go. So the BSM has had a minor update to include appropriate credits in the file. If you’re using 6.3 then consider this an optional update, there is NO new content.
Mercedes Actros AI: Next up we see some new Actros traffic; I had a poll on the FB group and the majority of people seemed interested in having SCS like stock MP4 trucks in the AI. So I have released a mod to enable the Gigaspace in traffic and it should pull all available trailers, including mod trailers that haven’t been linked to specific ai cabs. Mod can be found on the “Other Mods” page.
AW Jenkinson: Then we have an AI update for A.W. Jenkinson, ai trucks include the MP4, Volvo 2012, and Scania Highline. I’ve also updated the Volvo 2009 so that the skin (and optional lightbox) works for Ohaha’s new Volvo Classic mod.
Banks of England: BoE also sees an AI update and also sees the first Renault I have made for AI. 🙂
Knowles Transport: Another update for the AI, the Volvo 2012 has been dragged into service to pull the Knowles trailer.
AI Vans: And finally we have another update for the AI Vans. This update sees two UK skins U-Benders, and British Heart Foundation. The latter is a replacement for the fictional green/yellow Plumbers van.
Hungary also sees a new livery in Szabofrigocargo.hu
And finishing up with two Slovakian skins in lokapetit, and Goro30.
So it’s almost the end of the year and I suppose it is only fitting that the final blog post of the year will be the announcement of the final BSM update. And yes I do mean the last BSM update (pretty much).
So first I should probably cover why this will be the last BSM update. It’s fairly simple; there’s really nothing left to add for me. Short of compatibility updates, bug fixes and tweaks, all the main work is done and it’s safe to say that this mod has far exceeded what I had planned when I made my very first Stobart company mod. The only reason to update the mod now is if Stobart bring out a fancy new trailer design. But who knows what the future is going to bring and what may become of the BSM down the line.
So with that news out of the way; let’s move on to the new additions.
First up Oakfield joins the crew pulling both the Elite Dreams trailer and the SCS logs trailer.
Then we have the addition of the Volvo 2009 with four names pulling general Stobart trailers and the Maddie trailer.
There’s also a few extras thrown in for good measure and a few fixes for the “no suitable trailer” error.
So as this the final blog update of 2015, I shall wish you all a Happy New Year and hope to see you early in the new year with some new updates.