I thought i would post a little bit about the various games i am currently enjoying. I understand this is somewhat different to my usual posts but if you want to get a little more in depth on my current gaming this is for you! I will be posting about modding some games too where appropriate, though these will not be tutorials as they are already prevalent and almost definitely explained better by others anyway!
I have been spending some time recently with SCS Software’s Euro Truck Simulator 2.
The act of driving the highways of Europe ferrying cargo from place to place doesn’t sound exciting i agree and i was sceptical at first but the game came on a good sale and i thought i would give it a go.
I’m glad i did, there is something relaxing about just driving with some music on. This kept me occupied for a little while but then i discovered mods…
The biggest mod i use is Promods, which adds a ton of new roads and cities to the base game.
I also use the following mods which i highly recommend:
Grimes Seasonal (currently Summer)
Sound Fixes Pack
Real European Gas Stations (Steam Workshop)
City Lighting (Steam Workshop)
Realistic Vehicle Lights (Steam Workshop)
DP Realistic Traffic (Steam Workshop)
Jazzycat’s Trailer & Cargo Pack, Painted Truck, Bus Traffic and AI Traffic
Sisl’s Trailer Pack & Cabin Accessories (Steam Workshop)
Promods, Promods Cabin Accessories and Trailer & Company Pack (click Downloads drop down menu. You will need a free account to download promods and there is an option to pay a pound for a faster download which i recommend, otherwise you need to download the main mod in parts, but it is free).
All Steam workshop mods can be found by searching the ETS2 workshop, when you find it just subscribe to it and activate it in ETS2’s mod manager (check your load order!).
It took some trial and error and many, many crashes to desktop before i got my load order working almost flawlessly (I do have a small issue with the city locations on the map being offset which i have been unable to fix, so if anyone reading this plays ETS2 with a similar mod setup and has fixed this problem, i am all ears!). I am pleased to say it was all worth it in the end as the game is absolutely huge and is now twice the size with the map mods! I also like listening to TruckersFM and Simulator Radio though i do have a couple of my own albums in there too if i fancy some George Thorogood or Classic Chillout depending on my mood!
It took me some time to set up the controls to my liking as i use a Xbox 360 controller (i know that’s terrible but i didn’t get on too well with my wheel and pedals due to the angle my desk is at). There’s a ton of options to tweak from changing the myriad graphics and sound options to control inputs and keys/buttons, so you can set it up exactly how you want it, my setup may not work for you and vice verca.
So all in all, give this game a try and you may surprise yourself! try a couple of mods first to change things up a bit and Happy Trucking!