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.
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.
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)
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.
So the final 2015 update for the BSM is here. This update includes some minor tweaks to fix potential cached materials issues.
The Scania T has it’s own SDC style trailer, the original classic  trailer has been given to two new trucks, the DAF and Volvo in classic ESL livery.
The WS Transport truck also has it’s own new curtain side trailer for both player and AI traffic.
I’ve added some new destinations for some of the Stobart cargo so you can now take them to Scandinavian areas.
I have also added a Scania 143m model in classic [70s] Stobart livery purely for the AI to go with the old trailer. Be aware approval for this model is still pending, so it may end up being removed at a later date.
Since I am in 4k mode, I felt it only fair to update Kerry Jane to be with the 4k crowd.
Just to note there has also been a minor skin tweak to this design. For those who already have the skin you will notice the red/amber line at the base of the bonnet has gone, this is an intentional change. Unfortunately because of the mapping of the bonnet it caused the lines on that part to spread and look weird, so I decided to remove it completely from that area.