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Featured American Truck Simulator Released

Discussion in 'American Truck Simulator' started by Chris Stacey, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. Chris Stacey

    Chris Stacey
    Ted Kravitz Appreciation Society Staff Premium Member

    American-Truck-Simulator-at-PC-Gaming-Show.jpg SCS Software, the team behind the wildly successful Euro Truck Simulator series, have released their next game in the 'Freight-hauling' genre with American Truck Simulator.

    You can now share and discuss all things 'American Truck Simulator' here at RaceDepartment with our new dedicated sub-forum and modding section!

    The game currently features two types of truck, the Peterbilt 579 and the Kenworth T680, however whilst this may seem underwhelming for a released game, the developers have confirmed that they are in the process of acquiring the licenses for PACCAR and Volvo trucks, the latter of which will be the VNL 780 to be released in future updates. In terms of the States available for your deliveries, the game comes with the two states of California and Nevada, with Arizona coming to the game as a free update with a time period of "Soon™".

    The game is currently available for download over at Steam for $19.99 USD / 18.05€ / $27.90 AUD.

    Over to you!
    Will you be getting American Truck Simulator? If you already own it, share your experiences of it here!
     
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  2. snyperal

    snyperal
    Premium Member

    I will get this. However from what I've read it's just a skin for ETS2.
     
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  3. Ole Marius Myrvold

    Ole Marius Myrvold
    JWB 96-13 Staff

    I think there is a reason for the low price indeed ;-)
     
  4. xnorb

    xnorb
    Premium Member

    Well, it's basically a stand-alone expansion pack, isn't it?
    ETS2 is also only 20€, so that's the same price.

    Last time i checked, trucks over in America worked the same way as here in Europe ;)
     
  5. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    Sim Racing News Editor Staff Premium Member

    Oh hell yes!

    Awesome... I'll be getting this in the next few days without doubt.

    2016's most exciting release is here :)
     
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  6. jimortality

    jimortality
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    I have it and if you know where to look then it's cheap as chips. It's only got California and Nevada to start with and Arizona is due shortly. All other states will be pay dlc. Mind you it's only £14.99 on steam. Watch out for the cops as they like dishing out $1000 fines for speeding. If you get pulled into a weigh station and you don't go in then that's a $1400 fine. Oh and you can turn left on red lol
     
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  7. Maps in ATS have alot more detail than ETS2 maps, that's why progress on maps is low. I prefer that and wait for more than lifeless maps u get from vanilla ets2
     
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  8. If ATS is just a skin for ETS2, then you can also consider Scandinavia DLC a skin for ETS2.

    I heard more trucks are coming, and Arizona as free dlc, then other states in paid dlc.
    I find this a good review of what ATS gives you in the game.
     
  9. It's pretty good. Yeah not much difference in gameplay or feel to ETS2. Sounds are louder and the scenery and towns etc are more detailed. Sea mists floating about, basketball and tennis courts with people playing on them. Surf shops with racking and boards outside. It has more life to it :). Very nice and they're not exactly ripping us off with that price tag either!! :).
     
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  10. Ricoow

    Ricoow
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    I hope you mean right, as left will cause a lot of trouble.

    But indeed I love the map mainly. Way more diverse as ETS2 vanilla or east. Scandinavia was pretty much an enjoyment tho
     
  11. jimortality

    jimortality
    Premium Member

    hahaha what an idiot i am yes I mean turn right doh!!
     
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  12. D_Moriarty

    D_Moriarty
    Premium Member

    Mixed feelings really. I think it is a little bit overpriced in the sense that you get the identical game. I couldn't help feeling that I paid twice for the same thing. On the other hand, it is highly addictive, because of this atmosphere:[​IMG]
     
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  13. Ole Marius Myrvold

    Ole Marius Myrvold
    JWB 96-13 Staff

    Haha, do you struggle in Rally Games?:p

    EDIT: For you that own the game... Any good country music in it? Or do I have to keep using my ETS2 Country playlist from Spotify?
     
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  14. D_Moriarty

    D_Moriarty
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    Unfortunately, no country playlist in-game (only in the menus, like in ETS2), so a few of us might be interested in that playlist :)
     
  15. Andrew

    Andrew
    Global Moderator Staff Premium Member

    Yes please. :) :) :)
     
  16. There are some country radio stations u can select from radio menu in game.
     
  17. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    You can turn right on a red light in the US in almost all the states, unless stated otherwise. It's actually a lot smoother than we are used to in the EUSSR.

    Same for the placements of the traffic lights after a junction instead of before a junction like here in Europe. I often twist my long giraffe neck when waiting for a red sign. No probs in Murica though :)
     
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  18. I really need to get this as I work in the trucking industry and it could offer me greater insight into the challenges that truck-drivers (Customers) face everyday. I've towed doubles at a total length of 65' but, that's not nearly the same as maneuvering a 53' trailer or wide/heavy loads.

    Understanding some of the challenges for truck-drivers can make us better drivers as well; things like leaving extra space for turning at intersections, signaling when clear (flashing headlights) in passing situations, etc., make the roads safer for everyone.

    I've read that this works in VR quite well too although, using the older Run-times.
     
  19. Ole Marius Myrvold

    Ole Marius Myrvold
    JWB 96-13 Staff

    @Bram
    Dutch Trucker music? :p

    @RaceNut As it is "the same" as ETS2, it should work very well with VR.
     
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  20. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member