Megalizards And Mod Manager For Euro Truck Simulator 2

Q: What is green and scaly, weighs 20 tonnes, has a fearsome roar audible a mile away, moves at up to 70km/h, and can haul a load of wood shavings from Felixstowe to Kiel in 14 hours?

A: A truck with a sweet prehistoric paintjob.

A pack of six really very swish dinoskins are now roaring around in Euro Truck Simulator 2 [official site] as a £1.59 DLC pack, which is both cheaper and more fun than Jurassic World. “NICE” I shouted in the RPS treehouse when I saw them. On top of that, developers SCS recently dropped a respectable update adding a mod manager and more.

Seriously, look on Steam at how cool these trucks are. I hope American Truck Simulator gets more into the sort of kooky trucks I’ve seen on the highways of the US of A. Fingers crossed we’ll one day see Japanese Dekotora Simulator too.

Anyway, about update 1.19. Launching last Thursday, it added a mod manager letting folks easily install, remove, and manage mods – which can always be a pain when you’re using a lot. It also added two extra cities to ETS 2’s Going East expansion, just because. You’ll also find new sounds for sticks and buttons in cabs, new wheel sounds for different surfaces, more readable dashboard info in some trucks, and more.

Euro Truck Simulator 2 continues to be one of my favourite games I’ve never played.

12 Comments

  1. Darth Gangrel says:

    “both cheaper and more fun than Jurassic World” Jurassic World was great! It deserves all of its success and I’ll probably watch the sequel.

    • kevmscotland says:

      Assuming he’s referring to the official game rather than the movie then he’s right. Lego JW is OK.

      As for the film, I found it a film of 2 halves. 1st half I rolled my eyes and was thoroughly unimpressed and actually bored. Second half really came together and was awesome.

    • GWOP says:

      Success is not indicative of quality. Jurassic World is the kind of mass-marketed movie where the director is called on board after all the pre-vis is set up.

  2. Ross Angus says:

    I wonder when someone will mod in Luigi Colani’s concept truck?

  3. cpy says:

    Dekotora Japan truck simulator? (In mr. Torgue voice) NOW I WANT THAT!

    • Jalan says:

      Why stop there? Just hire Chris Rager to narrate your entire life.

  4. TheAngriestHobo says:

    Euro Truck Simulator is a wonderfully mindless game that goes remarkably well with beer.

  5. lglethal says:

    Now now Mr Hobo, surely you are aware that it is illegal to drink and drive…

  6. Windows98 says:

    I did that once. One hundred and forty kilometres per hour down the hard shoulder. Thirteen grand’s worth of damage to my truck. Never again.

  7. sianma41 says:

    Jurassic World is an excellent film. That is all.