Spintires Update Adds New Trucks, Mod Tools To Follow

Spintires‘ post-release development has seemed at times to be mimicking the game’s subject matter, progressing with the speed of enormous lorries grinding themselves deeper and deeper into mud. Progress is being made however, slow and steady. Last Friday publishers Oovee released an update which fixes umpteen bugs, adds five new trucks, and paves the way for Steam Workshop support and mod tools to follow in the near future.

The forum thread linked above has a full changelog, but the trucks added are the B-66, B-131, C-4310, D-537 and K-700. If that means anything to you, you’ll have known already that three of them are pictured in the image above. All five of the extra trucks can be downloaded via Spintires’ [official site] Steam Workshop.

Workshop and mod support were initially said to arrive back in April, after publishers Oovee and developer Pavel Zagrebenlnyj had fallen out over a lack of communication and then smoothed things over again. Since then, Oovee have been communicating regularly with the community and there have been a number of test updates released, though this most recent marks one of the few stable releases.

On the ongoing absence of proper Workshop support and mod tools for the community, Oovee’s studio manager writes that “Workshop is ready, with some finishing off to do,” and that they made the decision to split these updates into two so that further support could “follow over the coming weeks.”

Adam liked the game when he reviewed it last year, and it has since developed a healthy multiplayer community. Giving people more mud to play in seems like it can only lead to great things.

11 Comments

  1. OrangyTang says:

    Does it have saving in multiplayer yet? Last time I played the multiplayer was good fun until it crashed and lost all progress, with no way to resume.

    When recovering a vehicle takes +1h, it’s impossible to actually finish a map multiplayer.

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      Graham Smith says:

      Nope! Unfortunately not. The multiplayer looks bananas.

  2. jellydonut says:

    Have they added an in-car view yet?

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      Graham Smith says:

      I think just a top-down view above the front of the truck. It seems the camera still mostly stinks.

  3. Kunstbanause says:

    Do you mean saving as in creating a save game for a multiplayer game? Or saving each other from being stuck in mud with the wench tool? The later is possible, at least when I played the game half a year ago.

  4. April March says:

    Spintires’ post-release support has been pitiful, to be kind. The devs not only gave very little support but actually hindered the efforts of the dev, not to mention modders. It’s a good thing the game is good enough that even if they had fell of the face of the earth it’d still be worth playing.

  5. tonicer says:

    I love this game … it reminds me of the good old offroad games i used to play when i was a kid … first and foremost screamer 4×4.

    Now they need to add saving to the multiplayer mode and i will be one happy little offroader.

  6. Marr says:

    Jut let me know when I can mod this into Ukrainian Interstate ’76.

    • Hydrogene says:

      Great idea! I’d pay for Ukrainian Interstate, but please make it ’86, the year Chernobyl blew up!