FFS DetCord, what is it with you and massive image file sizes? They're lovely shots but they weigh in at 7MB each.
Png for photos is the completely wrong format. You have neither the benefit of file size nor the benefits of png nor the benefits of high color range formats. Use jpgs with 90+ quality.
I actually chuckled at the concept of ETS yesterday. Now I really want it. Is it possible to do some random free roaming at night? That would be awesomely relaxing.
Yeah, it seems like a great album-listening game. Albums run through a muffled bendy tape filter, ideally.
I like more physics-based trucking sims like Tricky Truck and Spin Tires. The only more real-world trucking sim I've tried, Rig n Roll, failed to hold my interest for long. Still, I have been eyeing ETS2 in the Steam store. Tim Stone big upping it and jnx confirming that it works well with a 360 gamepad only furthers my interest.
And yeah, some cool trucking music is a must. I'd go with CCR or some Johnny Cash. :D
Cool screenshots jnx. I have to admit that I was amazed when I found out that such games exist and people actually play them. Looking at your screens I can understand why, that looks oddly atmospherical. Now, if you told a real trucker guy that you are sitting at your screen in your leisure time, trying to immerse yourself in a game that simulates his job, I would like to see that face.
Btw I don't know how, but the time or routes are compressed somehow. If you look some of my screens that have a nav saying eta 5 hours, it's not 5 real hours. Haven't checked but I'd guess you can drive around 600 or 700 km in a real hour. What surprised me is that there's really a game there, not just a sim.
page 257. File size issues have also come up on page 178 , albeit with somewhat more acceptable .pngs -- please don't post supergigantic uncompressed images. A 7MB file isn't very friendly to the other forum users. I've changed your images to links to those images again.
There is a FAQ item about image etiquette. Note that the King of the Screenshot Thread, Seph, manages to keep his images around 250kB.
So I finished HL2 last night (again...), might move on to the episodes sometime soon...