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Support Ukraine in ETS2

In support of Ukraine, SCS Software has released a new purchaseable paint jobs pack for Euro Truck Simulator 2 with Ukrainian themed paint designs for the trucks.

SCS Software have declared that “100% of the income made from the sales will be donated to the People in Need (Člověk v tísni) charity involved directly in helping people affected by the war.” So just go buy it.

FS22 Patch 1.3 comes with new free content

The latest patch to Farming Simulator 22 which brings the version numbering up to 1.3 is now out and in addition to patching it also brings the brands Ploeger and Motorex to the game. Ploeger being a Dutch maker of agricultural machines and Motorex being a Swiss oil brand.

In addition Giants have also taken the opportunity to put their own merchandise into the game – you can now dress your character in Farming Simulator branded clothes.

1.3 Changelog

Bugfixes & Changes:

  • Fixed AI issues with articulated steering vehicles
  • Fixed animal screen scrolling input on number of animals
  • Fixed Animated Map Objects for mod maps
  • Fixed beehive honey pallet spawning
  • Fixed crashes that appeared most recently on older console hardware when loading heavy save games or joining MP games with heavy saves
  • Fixed damage and owner display in vehicle info HUD
  • Fixed errors due to localization issues in Swedish, Czech, Danish, Canadian French and Norwegian
  • Fixed grassland rollers on Erlengrat
  • Fixed input for opening map directly
  • Fixed issues with beacon lights not matching the light reflections
  • Fixed issues with pallet forks falling into ground
  • Fixed issues with vehicles strapped on a train
  • Fixed license plates after resetting a vehicle
  • Fixed lost wood when factory storage is full
  • Fixed map hotspot graphics for various vehicles
  • Fixed train hotspot display for clients on Elmcreek
  • Fixed ModHub download progress display not being updated properly
  • Fixed players being able to open wrapped bales of other farms
  • Fixed preplaced buildings being deleted when sold
  • Fixed rare crash and visual issues when cutting trees
  • Fixed rare problem with silage silo not opening correctly when uncovered
  • Fixed situations where the game would not save anymore due to not enough memory
  • Fixed steering axles while trailers attached to the front of the tractor
  • Fixed unloading of cotton bales from bale loader
  • Fixed usage of custom mod pallets in productions
  • Fixed usage of vehicle tool cameras
  • Fixed various issues with using custom translations in mod maps
  • Fixed workshop update when vehicles are changed or sold
  • Improved accessibility of some stations by the semi-helper
  • Improved AI loading and unloading for various storage silos and hay barn
  • Improved collision of trees
  • Increased maximum height for unloading Heizomat HM 8-400 KLC
  • Map slot count is now calculated correctly
  • Stone picker helper will now stop when it’s full. It will automatically unload while a trailer is nearby
  • Various improvements of driving or working behavior
  • Fixed an issue where animal sounds were distorted while being close to an animal pen while in cabin view
  • Fixed bales that randomly appeared within the vehicles shop, make sure to load your savegame, then save it, then exit the game and load back into it to get this fixed for good

New additions:

  • Added colour configurations for Nardi header trailers
  • Added contract progress notifications
  • Added feature to sell vehicles and tools when loading a save that would be too heavy to load on older console generations otherwise
  • Added license plates for traffic cars on Haut-Beyleron & Erlengrat
  • Added minimum and maximum prices over a year in the fluctuations display
  • Added PowerDrive transmission to Case IH Magnum 400
  • Added proper ground alignment for Kuhn GF 8712
  • Added support for modders who can now define snap positions for cutters, so they snap onto base game cutter trailers
  • Added Three-Point-Linkage option for Versatile 4 WD
  • Added wheeled US configuration for CLAAS Lexion 8900

Truck Simulator Christmas Event

This years Christmas event for American Truck Simulator and European Truck Simulator 2 is in full swing and as usual it’s goal is to transport Christmas gifts between cities. Fulfill the goals and you’ll be rewarded with decorative objects for your cabin. This year’s objects are on the theme “toys of yesteryear”, which means among other things toy mouse, a miniature rocking horse, and a wooden toy soldier.

With some extra thrust

It’s event time again in American Truck Simulator and Euro Tuck Simulator 2, and this time it’s all about delivering Thrustmaster equipment around the world. The reward: a nice little soft toy steering wheen plushie and a toy set of Thrustmaster pedals for your truck’s interior design needs. Oh, and closer to real life there’s also the opportunity to win an actual Thrustmaster set too.

ETS2 Iberia DLC released

The latest DLC for Euro Truck Simulator 2 which adds Portugal and Spain to the driveable map is released today. And since the Iberian peninsula isn’t exactly small, this means that the driveable area has got a pretty big increase. Pretty is perhaps also a good word to use to describe the visual side of the expansion. SCS has really become good at what they do. The screenshots and videos we’ve got to see clearly shows that the ETS2 has come quite a long way from its beginnings!

Rottne DLC for FS19 out now

You like to work in the forest? Then Farming Simulator 19’s latest DLC may be something for you. The Rottne DLC available for purchase now contains a number of machines and equipment from the Swedish forestry machine brand Rottne.

Precision Farming for FS19

The new free Precision Farming DLC has just been released for Farming Simulator 19. Now, this is a rather interesting thing since it’s something as unique as a project that is partially sponsored by an official EU body – EIT Food – as well as having the support of John Deere.

Basically it is an official mod that changes the way agriculture is handled in the game by introducing a more complex soil and fertilizing simulation. When the Precision Farming mod is active, the fields on the map get different types of soil – loamy sand, sandy loam, loam and silty clay – which all have somewhat different properties. In order to know what type of soil is on a particular field soil samples have to be taken and sent for analysis. When knowing what kind of soil is where, fertilizing can be properly done in a modern and precise fashion.

Instead of simply having to fertilize every field a set number of times, Precision Farming makes it possible to put the accurate and exact amount of fertilizer wherever it is needed. Which in the real world means that no more fertilizer than needed is deposited in the ground, which in turn leads to less environmentally damaginging overuse. A win for everyone.

You can read more about Precision Farming on Giants official site <a href=”https://www.farming-simulator.com/newsArticle.php?lang=en&country=se&news_id=196″>here</a>.

Alpine Farming Expansion for FS19 released

Today is the premiere date for the Alpine Farming Expansion which brings a new offical map and agriculture equipment suitable for farming in mountainous areas.

The map is named Erlengrat and is a concentrate of the German Alps, with grassland valleys, slopes, and serpentine roads. It’s also fully compatible with the Seasons mod from the modhub, so the alpine landscape can be experienced during all seasons. Sadly I don’t think there will be any snow drifts isolating the valleys in winter, but still…

Colorado DLC for ATS is here

As of today the latest US state map for American Truck Simulator is released and it’s possible to start driving on the other side of the Continental Divide.

Colorado brings a bunch of new cities and transport destinations like gold mines and wind turbine factories.

The intrepid trucker can also now haul cargo along the Million Dollar Highway. A route as scenic as it is challenging as it snakes along steep mountainsides with, well, limited safety measures (look Ma, no guardrails!).