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Handling issues with more powerful engines

Discussion in 'Euro Truck Simulator 2' started by Dethra, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. Dethra

    Dethra

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    Hey, anyone else having any trouble with handling when you go with more powerful engines?

    My Scania has 620hp, and when I touch the brakes to go around a corner (dry), i lose traction.
    A number of times have resulted in crashes, but most are near misses.

    Anyone else have this problem? Does someone have a solution? Maybe a setting, or a different truck with better stability and handling?

    I should say that I am using Mouse/Keyboard, and I have not changed any settings since starting the game.
     
  2. Craig Hume

    Craig Hume

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    Go Slower around the corner. It happens to me sometimes as well when i forget its a truck carrying a massive load.
     
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  3. Pritch

    Pritch
    Pritch

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    use the engine brake for slowing down in corners that's whats its for
     
  4. Ross Garland

    Ross Garland
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    Slow down earlier and take corners more slowly. You're in a truck not a car, and you have a massive trailer behind you which gives you a lot of momentum.
     
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  5. CFG9000

    CFG9000

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    If you're braking while in the corner, you're doing it wrong. If you're braking in a straight line before the corner and you're still losing traction, then I don't know what to tell you.
     
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  6. Mark Reynolds

    Mark Reynolds
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    The engine brake is only used in reality on hills or when running heavy, or maybe just to save the brake linings when you do not need to stop in a hurry, nothing to do with slowing the truck in the corners, as already said if your braking in the corners in the game and in RL your braking too late and at risk of jack knifing the the whole lot, bad habbits die hard eh ;)
     
  7. Pritch

    Pritch
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    i know its used for hills but can be useful in corners if u think ahead a little
     
  8. Mark Reynolds

    Mark Reynolds
    Physics & AI Programmer

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    If your thinking and planning ahead adequately you will never need the exhauster brake mid corner tho, mind you, this is just a game so I am hardly gonna get all dibby doo about it :D

    I am only taking from a real life point of view btw, I drive one for a living every day currently.