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#4224510 - 02/02/16 06:27 PM Re: American Truck Simulator [Re: Para_Bellum]  
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Originally Posted By: Para_Bellum
I must admit I do enjoy ETS2 from time to time. Stepping into my 700 HP Mercedes Benz truck, tuning the in-game radio to some country station and just...drive


They have Country radio stations in Germany? dizzy


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#4224519 - 02/02/16 06:39 PM Re: American Truck Simulator [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Ah yes, nothing more exciting than driving through Nevada. How much desert and semi-desert can you stand to see?


Wait...

Aren't people all giggly about flying over Nevada in DCS World?

#4224603 - 02/02/16 08:37 PM Re: American Truck Simulator [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
They have Country radio stations in Germany? dizzy
It's called American Forces Network wink

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#4224615 - 02/02/16 09:01 PM Re: American Truck Simulator [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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I play truck simulator because it's a very nice way to unwind after a day at the office. I pop in a good record and go for a drive ... much as I would in real life if I had something interesting to drive and no family keeping me at home. Then you have the game elements which are basic but trigger the right emotions. I do want to upgrade my truck and I do like to have a garage business that grows.

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#4224636 - 02/02/16 09:44 PM Re: American Truck Simulator [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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I haven't tried it but I do like games like these if done well. I have Construction simulator which is relaxing and fun especially since many of the activities use physics and the vehicles are modeled nicely. They can be therapeutic games.

Spintires is also great because you get to roam about realistic mud and physics and drive through woods and pull yourself via winch across streams.

#4224664 - 02/02/16 11:08 PM Re: American Truck Simulator [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted By: Para_Bellum
I must admit I do enjoy ETS2 from time to time. Stepping into my 700 HP Mercedes Benz truck, tuning the in-game radio to some country station and just...drive


They have Country radio stations in Germany? dizzy


Of course they do. As does the rest of the world. Just as the US has techno radio stations and bangra radio stations.

#4224954 - 02/03/16 06:21 PM Re: American Truck Simulator [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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Mudcat has a video that he posted of some gameplay in this. The desert scenery looks very good.

#4224962 - 02/03/16 06:28 PM Re: American Truck Simulator [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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Originally Posted By: Bib4Tuna
Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Ah yes, nothing more exciting than driving through Nevada. How much desert and semi-desert can you stand to see?


Wait...

Aren't people all giggly about flying over Nevada in DCS World?


That's different, that's traditionally where badasses go to fly at extreme speeds and blow things into millions of pieces.


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#4224964 - 02/03/16 06:32 PM Re: American Truck Simulator [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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Scully: Victim died of multiple stab wounds.
Mulder: *throws her a file* Ever heard of the knife alien?
#4224966 - 02/03/16 06:38 PM Re: American Truck Simulator [Re: Peally]  
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Originally Posted By: Peally


heh, I was planning on recreating this when they release the Arizona map

#4225090 - 02/03/16 11:07 PM Re: American Truck Simulator [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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I'm in deep. Why? I dunno, maybe 'cuz we used to take a road trip at least twice a year when I was just a pup, driving from Michigan to Florida and stopping in almost every state along 75. There's also a business simulation under the hood that, while pretty basic, always gets "..one last job..." before bed. And I'm a sucker for loud machines...


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#4225203 - 02/04/16 09:18 AM Re: American Truck Simulator [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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I'm pretty heavy into pinball simulation these days. Google "Virtua Pin" to get an idea of just how much.

A big rig simulator?

I'd hit it. Wouldn't PAY for it, but I'd hit it.

I doubt it's anything like most of our flightsims or my latest pinball simulation adventure but hey, a big rig is a respectable piece of complex equipment.

At least the equivalent of a C-172.

Do you all not forget or realize just how BORING it is to a "spectator" to watch someone playing a flight simulator?

And hey, this is SIM EFFING HQ!

#4227632 - 02/10/16 08:02 PM Re: American Truck Simulator [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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#4227816 - 02/11/16 11:08 AM Re: American Truck Simulator [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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Got the demo,,addicting game but looks like crap with a bad case of the wiggles in the distance even with dsr and 8x sparce grid supersampling.


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#4228766 - 02/13/16 02:22 PM Re: American Truck Simulator [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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I'm really enjoying this sim so far, but.

One thing that's peeing me off though is the damned retarder keeps sticking on and I end up crawling along at 17 mph.
I've tried googling it but although I'v found a few reports of others having the same problem with both ATS and ETS2 no definitive solution so far.
The only work around that's worked for me so far is to save the game and reload, far from ideal IMO.


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#4228768 - 02/13/16 02:37 PM Re: American Truck Simulator [Re: Warbirds]  
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Originally Posted By: Warbirds
Got the demo,,addicting game but looks like crap with a bad case of the wiggles in the distance even with dsr and 8x sparce grid supersampling.


I assume your using Nvidea Inspector.
Make sure in the game options that "MLAA" is unticked and "Scaling" is set to 100%, anything higher seems to screw with the NI settings.

In NI try setting "Texture filtering LOD Bias (DX)" to -1.0000 and "Antialiasing compatibility" to one of the following
0x000010C5
0x080010C1
0x080012C1
I'm still experimenting but am currently using the last one.


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#4228822 - 02/13/16 06:22 PM Re: American Truck Simulator [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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Is it just me, or does anyone else have the feeling too that the time to travel a certain distance in ATS is much shorter than in ETS2? Travelling between cities in ATS is a matter of minutes (real time), I would have expected it to take longer. I don't quite get the feeling of "being on the road" like in ETS2, and I find that disappointing.


Undercarriage lever a bit sticky was it, Sir?
#4228824 - 02/13/16 06:32 PM Re: American Truck Simulator [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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I read that ETS2 is something like 1:10 scaling for the maps, and in ATS it's a much smaller 1:32 or so.

Not played yet myself, but it seems short. The devs may be thinking about after a few more State DLC are released, then together they will chain into something a good deal longer.


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#4228840 - 02/13/16 07:12 PM Re: American Truck Simulator [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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As adlabs said and I also read that time runs faster on the highways than elsewhere.
I haven't timed it to find out for myself though.


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#4229327 - 02/15/16 02:09 PM Re: American Truck Simulator [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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Well I installed the demo only to find that performance was completely abysmal with SLI, typically <30fps even after reducing the resolution to 5760*1080. Newer drivers might help, but unfortunately nvidia have broken surround with the most recent ones which isn't particularly helpful.

However, having rediscovered my appetite for trucking I decided to reinstall ETS2. Was very surprised to find that it could be added to steam by simply activating the original SCS serial, decided to buy both expansions and got hooked again straight away. Figured out how to change the field of view to something more suitable for triple monitors and with TrackIR it's completely awesome.

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