In news that’s sure to please happy haulers either side of the Atlantic, both American Truck Simulator [official site] and its slightly older European cousin Euro Truck Simulator 2 now have Steam Workshop support. Both already supported mods, but now they’re simpler to install. Also, courtesy of the former’s 1.2 update and the latter’s 1.23 one, a range of options have also been added to both games’ wheel customisation suites, while new Wheel Tuning DLC packs hope to hand you the hottest rims on the open road.
ATS’s Workshop is here, while ETS2’s is over here. If you’re interested in making your own mods, SCS recommend you head over to their new modding wiki for tips on how to do so. Then again, if you’d simply rather sample whatever others add to the workshop that’s fine too – here’s a handy overview video which details how to subscribe to mods in both American Truck Simulator and Euro Truck Simulator 2:
In Alec’s Wot I Think of American Truck Simulator, he noted that although approaching the game from a perspective of silliness and stupidity is possible – blocking four lanes at a time, unhooking your trailer at break neck speed, etc. – it’s nonetheless very much a simulation of business, which is a fact conveyed in SCS’s meticulous approach to realism. Speaking to the new customisation options, they said:
“We were never quite happy with the existing system, it was too limiting. Customizing wheels should be more varied, more flexible, more fun! We have split our wheels into multiple components: Tire and Disk separation was introduced recently, in addition to it we have now added customization sub-components of the disk: Hubs, Hub Covers and Nuts.”
And of course they detailed that at work in another nifty video:
As for the Wheel Tuning DLC, it adds more combinations of wheels over and above what the updates bring to the table. Both cost £1.99 and while each one is unique to each respective game, buying one nets you the other automatically. Which is nice. Full details of both updates can be found via American Truck Simulator’s Steam page.