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Re: Euro Truck Simulator 2 What are you driving?.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:09 am
by busrider
Do you usually park your own trailer to get the 45XP bonus, or do you just press enter when you arrive in a yard to let the truck park itself?

Re: Euro Truck Simulator 2 What are you driving?.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:09 am
by busrider
Do you usually park your own trailer to get the 45XP bonus, or do you just press enter when you arrive in a yard to let the truck park itself?

Re: Euro Truck Simulator 2 What are you driving?.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:32 am
by Ryder
I usually park the trailer, but if it is a small area I will just skip it.

I use a Logitech Driving Force GT I got from EB Games for $120. Great value for money, as you get 900 degree rotation, 20 or so buttons on the steering wheel, and a sequential shifter. More buttons than the G27, which is a good $200 more.

The keyboard is ok, but not very precise and by using a wheel you can balance your acceleration.

Re: Euro Truck Simulator 2 What are you driving?.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:03 am
by GeelongBuses
I always skip because I suck at parking trailers!!

Cheers, Ben

Re: Euro Truck Simulator 2 What are you driving?.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:08 pm
by Daz
It seems like its part of the run to me, a bit like landing after a long flight on FSX. That's where I get the satisfaction of a job done.

I can't imagine driving head first into a Linfox depot and saying nah mate, I'm not going to back onto the dock, someone else has to do it. Actually, maybe I can...

Re: Euro Truck Simulator 2 What are you driving?.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:27 pm
by Andrew
Watching this video was the first time I had seen anyone on youtube at least going MANUAL - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJG3K7FBGZE

He revs it out too far in each gear though!!

Re: Euro Truck Simulator 2 What are you driving?.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:41 pm
by busrider
http://www.youtube.com/user/DaSquirrelsNuts/videos If you watch some of the later videos made by this guy (the "live stream" videos), he uses the G27 with H-shifter, clutch etc. Long videos, and you might get sick of listening to him talk, but I like watching them.

Ryder wrote:I usually park the trailer, but if it is a small area I will just skip it.

I use a Logitech Driving Force GT I got from EB Games for $120. Great value for money, as you get 900 degree rotation, 20 or so buttons on the steering wheel, and a sequential shifter. More buttons than the G27, which is a good $200 more.

The keyboard is ok, but not very precise and by using a wheel you can balance your acceleration.


The G27 has a proper H shift gearstick and a clutch pedal, it also looks less like a toy.

Re: Euro Truck Simulator 2 What are you driving?.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:18 pm
by Off The Rails
This is my Iveco Stralis Hi-Way 560hp, extremely lit with 21 (yes, 21) spotlights. I have it speed limited at 90kph so I haven't done to much speed driving yet. My drivers have the basic Volvo 540hp truck.

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Sorry for the extremely crap picture, I can only use a iPod or a iPad since my computer is a bit stupid at the moment.

Cheers! :wink:

Re: Euro Truck Simulator 2 What are you driving?.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:42 pm
by Ryder
busrider wrote:http://www.youtube.com/user/DaSquirrelsNuts/videos If you watch some of the later videos made by this guy (the "live stream" videos), he uses the G27 with H-shifter, clutch etc. Long videos, and you might get sick of listening to him talk, but I like watching them.

Ryder wrote:I usually park the trailer, but if it is a small area I will just skip it.

I use a Logitech Driving Force GT I got from EB Games for $120. Great value for money, as you get 900 degree rotation, 20 or so buttons on the steering wheel, and a sequential shifter. More buttons than the G27, which is a good $200 more.

The keyboard is ok, but not very precise and by using a wheel you can balance your acceleration.


The G27 has a proper H shift gearstick and a clutch pedal, it also looks less like a toy.


I love squirrels videos. The live streams can be long, but he usually uses map mods, so it's kind of a mod showcase that goes for about 2 hours. :lol:

The G27 is definitely better, with the H shifter and leather etc. But the DFGT is great if your on a budget.

I'm changing my company, (Dan Logistics Co.) to Volvo's. Scanias are good but the FH16 has a more powerful engine.

SCS has started to model the new FH series Volvo. http://blog.scssoft.com/2013/08/the-new ... -news.html

Re: Euro Truck Simulator 2 What are you driving?.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:14 pm
by busrider
Squirrel noted in another one of his videos that the power of the engine actually doesn't make much (if any) difference to how much the hired drivers earn per job. I'm using base model Volvos myself, because the base models of all brands are basically the same price. If you want to be really tight with trucks for the new drivers, you may be able to remove the sun visor, side mirrors, and change the paint to a cheaper colour.

Re: Euro Truck Simulator 2 What are you driving?.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 5:24 pm
by Andrew
I have watched a few of squirrel's videos too - they are good to get an idea of the game play and what not. he must have a good graphics card as his movement is very smooth. my only grip is that he drops the occasional swear word which pricks up the ears of my wife when me and my two yr old son are watching together!

I downloaded the trial version and my computer shat itself a bit sadly. It's also very difficult to play with keyboard only :(.

Re: Euro Truck Simulator 2 What are you driving?.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:38 pm
by andrew28121990
This is my beast due to mods a 1028hp Scania 8x4
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Re: Euro Truck Simulator 2 What are you driving?.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:57 pm
by Ryder
Love the 3 axle mod you have there! But I'm not to keen on the 1028hp engine, I like to keep my game as realistic as possible. :)

Re: Euro Truck Simulator 2 What are you driving?.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:06 pm
by andrew28121990
yeah then adding the 14 speed ruins it since the top speed is 55mph

Re: Euro Truck Simulator 2 What are you driving?.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:36 am
by Off The Rails
andrew28121990, have you gone into the control section and disabled the speed limiter? I'm pretty sure 55mph/90kph is the speed limiter.
My new ride (It seems like I can't keep the same truck longer than a week...) is a Majestic Across 598hp, and it flies with the speed limiter off.
So far I've had everything except the Renaults.
Here's my baby
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Cheers! :wink:

Re: Euro Truck Simulator 2 What are you driving?.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:28 am
by andrew28121990
Thanks I'll have a look at that and yeah looks nice I run a majestic and have 5 for my workers

Re: Euro Truck Simulator 2 What are you driving?.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:15 am
by Ryder
What graphics setting is that, Off The Rails? It looks kinda low. (Judging by my game, which is on high.)

Re: Euro Truck Simulator 2 What are you driving?.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:55 am
by ScaniaL94UB
I recently got a new computer a HP Compaq, I had to download the demo version a week ago, so far it's going great I used to have a Asus Eee Machine netbook PC and when I had Euro Truck it used to glitch all the time and it was so crap and slow! Now I have it on my new one, I started off with the new Iveco Stralis Hi-Way... Then I bought a Scania Topline and I have been trying the MAN TGX..
IMPO. (My personal opinion) I love the Hi-Way especially the dash set-up b :mrgreen:

Re: Euro Truck Simulator 2 What are you driving?.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:24 am
by Andrew
I am thinking of getting this one - http://www.mytoshiba.com.au/products/co ... ifications

Hopefully it runs the simulator ok!

Re: Euro Truck Simulator 2 What are you driving?.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:28 am
by busrider
That would run it quite well, even my laptop is nowhere near those specs and it works fine.

Re: Euro Truck Simulator 2 What are you driving?.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:36 am
by andrew28121990
I got an acer touchscreen laptop and its great I had trouble with my toshiba

Re: Euro Truck Simulator 2 What are you driving?.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:50 pm
by GeelongBuses
I have a DELL and it works fine aswell!
(The pc costed me $1299!)

Cheers, Ben

Re: Euro Truck Simulator 2 What are you driving?.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:55 pm
by busrider
I think specifications are typically more important than brand, though it is a good idea to avoid brands which have a reputation for being unreliable...

Re: Euro Truck Simulator 2 What are you driving?.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:55 pm
by Off The Rails
Ryder, my graphics are on high, but my screenshots produce very lowish quality pictures.

Cheers! :wink:

Re: Euro Truck Simulator 2 What are you driving?.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:59 pm
by Off The Rails