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    • Today, we are happy to share with you that the 1.45 Open Beta branch for American Truck Simulator is now available to try and test out. Please note, this Beta branch has been released earlier than usual and is a work-in-progress build that contains known issues & bugs. If you plan on participating in this Open Beta, we ask that you please help us by reporting any bugs you may encounter in the appropriate section(s) of our official forums. Your feedback and reports are extremely valuable for our team and we thank you in advance for taking the time to help us out. So, without further ado, let's take a look at what the 1.45 Open Beta has in store. Cody + US-14 Wyoming DLC Addition A much requested update to the Wyoming DLC from our community has arrived with 1.45, which includes the additions of the city of Cody and the US-14!  Self-proclaimed as the “Rodeo Capital of the World”, Cody offers drivers the chance to see famous landmarks and attractions such as the Buffalo Bills visitor center and the Rodeo Stadium; and that's not all! Drivers will also be able to discover and deliver to new industries in Cody, a Truck Trailer service, and a Waste Transfer Station too, which are a small taste of what you can expect to find in the upcoming Montana DLC.  Cody is also known for being the gateway to the Yellowstone National Park, located 52 miles from the east entrance to the country's first national park, which also brings us onto the US-14. Beginning at the east entrance to the Yellowstone National Park is U.S Route 14, one of the original United States highways of 1926. Drivers will have plenty to see on their drive on US-14, including the Buffalo Bill Reservoir and Dam, Pahashka Teepee, and of course, the stunning scenery and natural beauty that Yellowstone offers its millions of visitors every year.  We can't wait for you to explore it for yourselves. The Cody + US 14 update comes free for current and future owners of the Wyoming DLC for American Truck Simulator as part of the 1.45 update.Ownable Cistern Trailers We are also happy to share with you another long-awaited addition coming to the selection of purchasable trailers - ownable cisterns! For now, we will be adding two different types of cistern trailers into our games - Fuel Cisterns and Silos (Dry Bulk trailer). Both types will have different customization and uses. And don’t worry, we plan on bringing more versions of this trailer to you in the future! The fuel cisterns in American Truck Simulator will be used for the transportation of combustible liquids. They will feature 6 connection types (Single, Double, B-double, Rocky Mountain Double, Turnpike Double, Triple) and 2 different customizable body types (Single drain pipe, 4-way drain pipes) Silos will also be an addition in ATS and you will be able to deliver a number of bulk materials with them, for example, sand, concrete, or grain. Apart from having 5 connection types (Single, Double, B-double, Rocky mountain double, turnpike double) and a single body type (Classic), it will have plenty of customizable options as well. Gas & Truck Stops Rebranding We've revisited 6 of the brands which we've used for in-game truck stops and gas stations which have been present since the game's release in 2016. Originally when we first designed these areas, we did not have the amazing team of dedicated 2D artists and talent at our disposal, which we have now at SCS Software.  As many of you might have seen originally from our concept art from the Texas and Montana DLC microsites, these new designs bring a fresh, modern and more realistic look to gas stations and truck stops, wouldn't you agree?  We hope you enjoy seeing these newly rebranded areas on your travels throughout American Truck Simulator. Let us know which one is your favourite via our Social Media Channels!  Optional Mods Support for Convoy One feature our teams have been working on for Convoy, our in-game multiplayer, is support for missing modifications. We recognise that many players do play with third party modifications created by our talented community, but we also understand that not everyone would like to download all the required modifications to join a friends' convoy session. Thus, our team have come up with a solution to allow you to join Convoy sessions without the need to have all of the required modifications of the host's session. There will be options to opt-in, both on the server's and client's side to enable this if you choose to use this. In most cases, the session will not display the modification that is missing, however in some cases, such as if a player is using a vehicle that you do not have, it will show as a coloured placeholder box in that replicates its size.  If you are a modder in our community, please note that your modification must be tagged as "mp_mod_optional" to be recognised as a MOD that can be ignored by a convoy server that allow for missing optional MODs. Rain Sensor When you are out travelling on the road for a while, you are bound to come across a bit of rain at times. Whether it's just a short passing rain shower or a full on storm, it's important for drivers to stay safe while driving on the road during variable weather conditions.  One of the more common safety features found on vehicles today are Rain Sensors! This nifty piece of technology does exactly what it says on the box, it detects the density of the rain and and in turn, adjusts the speed of the wipers for you. This feature is active when you set the wipers of your vehicle to the first position.  This new feature will be available as an option which you can choose to enable in the settings page. So next time you are driving towards some liquid sunshine, you won't have to worry about adjusting your wipers. Option to hide inaccessible road markers  Another new UI option which we are introducing in this update is the ability to show or hide the X markers which mark inaccessible/undriveable roads for the player. This new option may make the game feel more immersive for some drivers, however we do urge players to take care and follow the correct route, as the invisible barriers which stop you from driving down these areas will still exist and appear for a short time if you hit them! We hope that you will enjoy this small addition which we know many of you from our community have been requesting for a long time! Changelog Map Cody + US-14 Addition to Wyoming DLC  Gas & Truck Stops Rebranding Gameplay Optional MOD Support for Convoys Rain Sensor Option Option to hide inaccessible road markers Vehicles  Ownable Cistern Trailers (Dry Bulk and Fuel Tank) So enjoy all the new additions, but please remember: It's only an open beta, not a stable public version - so you may encounter bugs, instability, or crashes. It's completely okay if you want to wait for the final release. But if you're interested in helping us to get there faster, we'll appreciate all of your feedback on our forum and your bug reports in this section. Please check our modding wiki to get details pertaining to mods for the game. If you wish to participate in the open beta, you can find this version in the public_beta branch on Steam. The way to access it is as follows: Steam client → LIBRARY → right-click on American Truck Simulator → Properties → Betas tab → public_beta → 1.45. No password required. Somtimes you have to restart your Steam client to see the correct branch name there. View the full article
    • When you get your hands on the wheel in American Truck Simulator, after hours and hours of driving on the roads it can be easy to sometimes forget that cargo and materials can be transported by other means as well. In Texas DLC, you will have the chance to visit Intermodal Terminals, which are special areas where the so-called transport modes meet. In case you are new to the name of this unique area or you just need a brief revision, intermodal is a term that is being used when referring to transportation involving two or more modes of transport. Therefore the terminals serve as places that offer a swift and safe movement of goods; which are mostly stored in whole trailers or containers without the need to unpack and repack; from trains, trucks, or ships.  For Texas, in addition to trucks (of course!), trains play a very important part in this process and the immersion overall. After all, the arrival of local railroads has managed to change the entire economy of the state due to the travel no longer being slow and unreliable. This is why you will have a chance to see several railway stations on your trucking journeys and miles of busy railroads. If you are looking forward to the large intermodal terminals and this type of transport sounds interesting to you, make sure to add Texas DLC to your Steam Wishlist and eventually you will be able to visit these places yourself! Also, don’t forget to keep an eye out for our microsite, which contains a lot of interesting and exclusive content. And finally, check out our social media profiles (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok) and give them a follow to stay in touch with the latest news! View the full article
    • Tucked away in the heart of the northern Rocky Mountains is the city of Missoula, Montana. A laid-back Western town, which began life as a trading post. Today, we are excited to share with you more about this city which will be featured in our Montana DLC for American Truck Simulator!  The city's proximity to three major rivers and acres of lush forest means that visitors can enjoy an array of outdoor activities including kayaking, camping and more! Missoula also has a vibrant downtown area too, with its unique shops, restaurants, cafes, art galleries and even a river running through its core. But what industries can truckers looking for work find? Missoula will feature an array of local industries including a nearby timber harvest and sawmill, general warehouses that supply local businesses and new depots such as a truck trailer service and landscape supply.  So whether your visiting for business or pleasure, Missoula has something for everyone. We look forward to sharing more of Montana with you in the near future. Be sure to check out the official Steam store page and if you wish to support us, be sure to add Montana to your Steam Wishlist. Also, to never miss out on anything important, you can also follow our social media profiles (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok), subscribe to our newsletter, or check out our Montana microsite. View the full article
    • Since the release of the reworked Austria and California, many of you have been wondering what the next step will be for the teams responsible for bringing in-game areas up to the current, and more realistic, standards. Today, we can reveal that we are working on giving the city of Hannover a fresh look, which we are planning on adding to Euro Truck Simulator 2 in the 1.45 update! Similar to Austria, we have more-or-less deleted the entire city and started from scratch. The city circle has been moved, although we have also done our best to keep as much from it as possible. That’s not the case with the city center and southern part, however, as these areas now feature a completely different layout with a new economy, which actually consists of some unique depots in the world of ETS2. One of the most unique areas arriving in this rework will be the very famous Hannover Messe - one of the world’s largest trade halls and also one of our biggest challenges due to the fact that the part that we are adding is almost in a 1:1 scale. Dedicated to the topic of industry development, trucks and trailers always take the spotlight during the IAA event, which is an exhibition for commercial vehicles and a chance for brands to showcase their constant technological advancements and evolution. Perhaps this area might come in handy later this year, who knows? Finally, while only the city of Hannover will receive a fresh coat of paint at the moment, more is to come in the future. For now, we also have several other features and changes arriving in the 1.45 update for ETS2, so make sure to follow our social media profiles (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok) to stay in touch with all the latest news! View the full article
    • This Saturday, (June 18th) a small team from our SCS On The Road crew along with one of our 4D Motion Sim will participate in an event hosted by DAF Trucks CZ at the Brno Circuit near the city of Brno, Czechia. This event is going to be very interesting, as DAF Trucks CZ and DAF Trucks SK are going to discover the best CZ/SK professional truck driver from the 15 finalists that made it to the final round of the DAF Trucks International Driver Challenge. To determine a winner, these talented truck drivers will be tested in multiple challenges created by DAF Trucks at a local racing circuit near Brno.  We have been invited as honourable guests to join this amazing event and to bring fun for the public audience who are attending this special competition. We'll have a small booth there, along with one of our motion rigs which will be manned by mr.cenda and Nemiro, both who are very excited and ready to meet with all our local fans.  Other than the main competition to find the best of the best truck drivers and our booth, you can also look forward to having lots of great food and drinks, the opportunity to check out and drive in the newest DAF Trucks vehicles and so much more!  If you do find yourself near the Brno Circuit this Saturday, please come and say hi to us as we'll be there the whole day. Entry is free of charge and no doubt it will be a day full of fun and amazing trucking things to witness. We hope to see some of the familiar faces from our local fanbase there too! View the full article
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