We are happy to announce that the 1.48 update for American Truck Simulator has been released and is now available on Steam. This update contains bug fixes, changes and new content, which are featured below, so we recommend taking a read!
We'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated, provided their feedback, and made bug reports during the Open Beta period. Your valuable input helped us make tweaks, changes and squash some bugs we may have missed the first time around. We hope you can now begin to fully enjoy the fruits of your work.
New Texas DLC Content
They say everything is bigger in Texas, including the updates! Our talented team has revisited the state to bring an update that fits the boot; including roads, landmarks, depots, and more.
The equivalent of 500 real miles have been added over 8 different roads, interstates and highways; including one of the most well known interchanges in Texas. Nicknamed the 'High Five', it is one of the first five-level stack interchanges to be built in Dallas.
Keeping on the topic of five, in this update you'll be able to explore 5 new settlements. Make sure to take time to explore Greenville, Shamrock, Sharman, De Kalb and Paris.
Another big addition to this update is the addition of Texarkana; a unique city that straddles the border between Texas and Arkansas, with the state line running through the center of the city. We hope owners of the Texas DLC
will enjoy this sizeable update. Read more about this update in one of our previous blog posts
Cities in the Gallery
In the 1.46 update, we introduced the Gallery feature, a one stop shop for all your images, photo trophies, and discovered viewpoints, which maintained all the legacy functionality of the older Screenshot Manager. Today, we're excited to add a new functionality to the Gallery!
As you journey and discover the many cities of American Truck Simulator, you'll be able to collect them under the new 'Cities' tab. Once unlocked, you'll be able to view which cities you have visited, as well as watch and replay any of the city intro cutscenes; which are normally only seen when you first start your first HQ there.
We hope you enjoy this new addition to our Gallery! Let us know how many cities you've already unlocked in on our social media channels.
Washington DLC Custom City Intros
Carrying on from our previous update which introduced custom city intros for Utah & Idaho, we have now expanded these cutscenes in the Washington DLC for American Truck Simulator!
These special cutscenes appear when a player selects a starting city when creating a new profile. We hope that new players (or those restarting a new profile) will enjoy these new additions, showcasing the area where you have chosen to begin.
Originally, these starting cutscenes were quite basic in terms of their movement and functionality, however as time has gone on, we have improved on them with fly-by scripts and more. For most players, you would only see one of these cutscene for a particular city just once, and then continue on to many hours of trucking. This is why we've decided to bring the new function to the Gallery menu to replay them, and see the other City Intros which you may not have normally seen.
We hope you enjoy the work of our team who have brought these Cities to life through these intros, and we look forward to introducing it to more states in the future.
Special Transport DLC Update
In addition to the new content and changes that are coming to American Truck Simulator in this update, we are also happy to introduce two brand new special transport routes!
Are you ready to take on these new routes with oversized loads? You can find these unique delivery contracts between the cities of Laredo & San Antonio in Texas and Laurel & Billings in Montana.
Think you handle it? Share with us your pictures from your Special Transport
hauls on our social media channels.
Reworked Vehicle Transport Trailers
Speaking of special transport - we are happy to let you know that our vehicle team has found some spare capacity in between other of their projects to also revisit and rework trailers that our in-game economy uses to transport various types of vehicles, such as cars, SUVs, etc.
Search for these cargoes within the freight market and take them for a ride! Your nearest car dealer might need delivery of fresh new whips.
Per-State map exploration
We know how many drivers enjoy the challenging task of gaining 100% map exploration. We know this isn't easy, so we've introduced a new UI window which can be accessed by clicking on your map exploration in the top left of the world map.
Upon clicking on this, a new window will open showing you a list of the U.S States with their respective flag, and a breakdown of your exploration of each one. We hope that this will aid you in finding those missing roads in our ever-growing world of American Truck Simulator.
Let us know how you're getting on with your map exploration in the comments below or on social media!
Options slider ranges
We are happy to introduce a highly requested addition to your options page when tweaking with settings in American Truck Simulator. You will now find a small box next to the sliders which displays the number which it is set to.
We hope this makes it easier for you to not only set up multiple profiles with similar settings, but also share your settings with others.
Input wizard controls selection redesign
We've given our input wizard for control selection a UI overhaul! Our team has been working hard to bring a simplistic but modern design to this setup window. We hope this new UI will help guide users new and old through the selection and setup process which features new icons and a clear description for each option.
Electronic Stability Controls (Anti-Lock Braking System + Traction Control)
You can now find the addition of Anti-Lock Braking System & Traction Control in the gameplay options. These Electronic Stability Controls help assist the driver in a variety of conditions and/or scenarios. The Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) loosens brakes on wheels that are close to locking out. Traction Control (ASR or TRC) helps prevent oversteer and understeer, as-well provide individual wheel anti-slip system applies brakes to wheels that are slipping.
Traction control also features cornering assist, which becomes active when understeer or oversteer, it brakes the inside rear wheels to prevent understeer and outside front wheel to prevent oversteer. We hope these new additions will be of use to you on your future journeys!
MOD structure changes
This change is more directed at our MOD creators in the community! We have now added the ability to create a single MOD for multiple DLCs, regardless of which DLC the user actually has.
If at least one of the subdirectories or files (*.zip) in the MOD root is named "base" or prefixed with "dlc_" then these subdirectories or files are mounted instead of the MOD root. We've also updated the SCS Workshop Uploader to reflect these changes as well. If the SCS Workshop Uploader discovers a MOD with the new structure, it performs additional checks.
We hope this new structure makes things a little easier for our talented modding community, and if you have any questions, feel free to head over to our modding wiki
or forum where we can help support you.
- Electronic Stability Controls (Anti-Lock Braking System + Traction Control)
- Reworked Vehicle Transport Trailers
- Custom City Intros (Washington DLC)
- Special Transport New Routes (Montana & Texas DLC)
- Per-State Map Exploration
- Cities in the Gallery
- Options Sliders now feature numbers
- Input Wizard Control Selection UI Overhaul
- Third-Party Mod Structure Change