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Forum: Euro Truck Simulator 2

Thread: Truck settings and question

Started by: joseacangasjoseacangas

Hi there, so far as we are aware, the combo of the 750hp Volvo and the best ratio 12 speed gearbox yields the greatest top speeds, across all game versions, but if you are able to produce different results then please demonstrate this in a video and link it, we are always happy to experiment. We do not regularly actively test different combinations.

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Forum: American Truck Simulator

Thread: More run options?

Started by: RichManSCTVRichManSCTV

Actual suggestions of "I think X should be a category because of Y" would be more appreciated than statements like "Add more".

If you look at the leaderboards, pretty much all of the runs are much shorter than an hour. The 5/10 Delivery categories are very short, and all of the Point to Point runs - even Roswell to Seattle - come in under an hour in real time, as does Idaho Viewpoints.
The Career categories are the only longer categories, but that is expected.
If you have any genuine suggestions of other destinations or category ideas, I would be interested to hear them either here, or in the discord, but ideally we would want any additions to have something 'special' about them, since otherwise the permutations of city A to city B are endless, and that gets pointless.

Special Transport deliveries are not particularly exciting to run or watch, given you must obey most road rules and cannot go too far beyond the speed limit.
Heavy delivery options are theoretically more possible, as they can be engineered using a save game editor, but the issue remains in having something compelling that would be interesting to see run.

 

Forum: Subnautica Category Extensions

Thread: Category Ideas

Started by: ajchimaeraajchimaera

Still happy to consider ideas submitted here as well as discord. However we are trying to not add too many more one-dimensional "do this one thing" categories. But I may present this to others for consideration.

 

Forum: American Truck Simulator

Thread: Usage for skin and apareance mods

Started by: SMangaMakerSMangaMaker

I appreciate the suggestion, however there is no good reason to accept submissions with mods, and it becomes too difficult to adequately moderate. We would have to have submissions include their enabled mod list, and then also trust that they were not making changes locally to their mods to have any gameplay aspect to them, which is difficult to reasonably determine and prove.
There is also the possibility that people may use cosmetics that others may find offensive.

Ultimately this is a leaderboard for runs of the game as delivered by SCS Software. The most we allow is the use of mods to first establish a save with access to all available trucks and equipment, and driver skills - or the use of save game editor to facilitate the same. That is purely in the interest of fairness for the "New Game +" runs. But all runs must be completed under stock game conditions.

In terms of skins and appearance, there is a wide array of cosmetic options within the game, otherwise you could petition SCS to publish additional cosmetic DLC packs.

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: Suggestion: Commenting on submitted runs?

Started by: peachy_zzzpeachy_zzz

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Not only does there need to be the ability to disable for games overall, but users should be able to disable just for their own runs specifically if they so wished. The fact there seems to be no moderation step at all - I cannot see anywhere that I can get notified of new comments added to leaderboards of games I moderate, or onto my own runs, is very concerning. To add such functionality without any oversight features seems like an unwise move.

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Forum: Subnautica

Thread: Question about runs in VR

Started by: TheCaptainVPTheCaptainVP

"... it's just that playing this game without VR enhancements is a miserable experience."
Absolutely agree. It's why when I did my run I was using it, and the Y Axis Unlock mod, so that the experience was a lot more pleasant. But I didn't have any expectation that it would be on any leaderboard.

"The mods probably have a reason not to allow mods, even if it's just VR enhancements."
The main concern is that even if we have a requirement of showing the mods folder, and the menu within the game, to demonstrate that only the allowable mods are installed and running, it's harder to know for sure that someone has not made their own changes to the mod to allow for other changes to the game that may affect the speedrun. So in general the easiest thing is to say "no mods".

If we were to have a separate VR category on the Category Extensions boards, that allowed for Qmods and VR Enhancements (and possibly Y Axis Unlock) then we'd just have to be extra vigilant in our moderation with that in mind. And decide whether to allow increasing the movement speed as per what's possible in VR Enhancements - I'd be in favour of doing so, personally.

 

Forum: Euro Truck Simulator 2

Thread: A set of questions about speedrunnin'

Started by: MdoSilva47MdoSilva47

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1. What exactly does "last text box" mean when starting?
The last text confirmation box after you start your new profile, before you enter your first truck.
However I have changes this to be when you start moving, to allow for control configuration to be done since it's a long run where the defaults might be aggravating.
2. Is it against the rules to use Quick Jobs?
You always start the game with a Quick Job, and so far as I'm aware no version of the game lets you abandon your first delivery. It has not been clarified as such, but I would expect we will clarify that this delivery cannot be completed, either.
3. In some cases deliveries can be started from undiscovered cities, is that allowed?
I've not done Quick Jobs for a long time and haven't investigated this possibility. But I would be very surprised if even if we do allow completing your initial delivery, that you could exploit this and discover all Capitals using this method. If you were to do a run like this, I'd be tempted to split the board somehow - or apply for category extensions. Or just allow that method - it's already a cheesy category with using your first delivery to warp back to your original city.
4. Is the time measured using IGT or RTA?
Currently only RTA times have been run. If someone wanted to do an IGT run, we could add the extra variable for this. It would be a _very_ long category though.

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Forum: Euro Truck Simulator 2

Thread: 170km/h

Started by: keyboardBlondiekeyboardBlondie

Combination of the best of the gearboxes (lowest net gear ratio after the differential multiplier has been taken into account) and best engine (Volvo has slightly more power than Scania at 750 vs 730).
Wheel vs keyboard is definitely a consideration when moving through corners, though - generally it seems you can maintain a higher speed when turning with a wheel, vs other control systems.

 

Forum: Euro Truck Simulator 2

Thread: "Mod note: Retimed as time starts when leaving the pad ..."

Started by: keyboardBlondiekeyboardBlondie

You cannot Use the pad to enter services unless you're completely stopped, if I remember correctly? So the point is that if you can no longer use the pad, so the truck has started to move, then that is when time starts.
So when I said "leaving the pad" I was also referring to the truck moving, since at that point you cannot activate the pad.

 

Forum: Subnautica

Thread: Question about runs in VR

Started by: TheCaptainVPTheCaptainVP

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"I am assuming this is an illegal time save and not allowed"
Incorrect. Anything done in the game naturally in the VR version would be allowed.
Note that the run speed is decreased to only 60% of normal in VR mode, so any time save from skipping animations is lost in those sections.
If you wish to submit your VR run to the main leaderboards, it would have to be without mods.
VR Enhancements makes the overall experience in VR much better, but as an excuse to rebalance things to somehow level the playing field is disingenuous. The disadvantages from using a controller and the reduced run speed more than makes up for the few animations that you skip.
I have done a VR run myself previously:

But it was using those mods and therefore not applicable to the main leaderboard (and also I've done faster without VR anyway in that category)

 

Forum: Euro Truck Simulator 2

Thread: Duisberg to calais?

Started by: FRYEDFRYED

I've created a thread that can capture these sort of requests, and added the details you gave me on discord.
We could always do some sort of vote in one of the discords, or maybe just add it if there's no strong objection.
https://www.speedrun.com/ets2/thread/e3vga

 

Forum: Euro Truck Simulator 2

Thread: City-City Suggestions

Started by: ajchimaeraajchimaera

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Creating this as a place to offering up possible City-City routes for racing categories.

Obviously due to the number of cities available even just in the base game, let alone including DLC, there's nigh infinity routes that could be categorised, so any suggestion should be accompanied by an explanation for what makes that point-to-point special in some way.

e.g. Duisberg to Calais - apparently has some significance to those who are part of the Truckers MP community, and would likely be a new shortest run instead of Edinburgh-London. It's a minor road with twists and turns, and the ability to service-warp in RTA is complicated (until right near the end) due to the positioning of Brussels and Lille, which could mean some interesting experimentation.

Ideally for a new route to be added, it would be expected to see an initial run linked by someone - should not have to be the person making the original suggestion - so we don't just end up with a bunch of empty categories. Those initial runs could then be submitted once the category is created (or submitted on behalf by the mod adding the category).

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Forum: Euro Truck Simulator 2

Thread: City-City with no fast travel

Started by: DanielGJ44DanielGJ44

There is no point doing RTA "tow-less" as that is the same as IGT for all intents and purposes, but with the addition of load times counting, which is bad. So IGT is what you're looking for.

As for Garage warping, that should be specifically banned - we made that amendment to the ATS rules but I've not copied it across, so will do that now; thanks for the reminder.

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Forum: Euro Truck Simulator

Thread: Discord link?

Started by: ajchimaeraajchimaera

Just wondering whether there would be interest in updating the Discord link for this to point to the one we have active for ATS?
https://discord.gg/eJTJPrE

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Forum: Euro Truck Simulator 2

Thread: IGT Removed?

Started by: His_DisgraceHis_Disgrace

Just came across this, I didn't realise it was previously an option. I much prefer the IGT versions of the point-point races like in ATS to the RTA runs that jump about with service warps. It would be nice to see them reinstated.

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Forum: Euro Truck Simulator 2

Thread: Career mode speedruns?

Started by: SaintWillSaintWill

I've been thinking the same thing and was intending to do something like a First Truck + Trailer run regardless of it not being on the official leaderboards. Unfortunately I'm not sure how active the leaderboard moderators are for this game, and there seems to be two different discords between this and the other two games.

 

Forum: Subnautica Category Extensions

Thread: Category Ideas

Started by: ajchimaeraajchimaera

Generally we discuss new category ideas on Discord (invite link in the list on the left side of the screen) but in case people can't/don't want to use discord, new ideas can be surfaced here that can then be taken by us into the discord for community discussion.

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Forum: Euro Truck Simulator 2

Thread: How do I make it so that my profile has lots of money in Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator?

Started by: thegeekyboithegeekyboi

Another option that just requires a bit more legwork is the virtual speditor tool that allows you to edit specific delivery jobs into your save file. So you can give yourself maximum payment jobs to boost your income fast.
https://forum.scssoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=199114

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: Same variables for multiple - but not all - Full game categories

Started by: ZetZet

Sorry for the thread necro but I was google searching for a way to do this, and came across this thread. Was the update rolled out, and if so, is there some guidance on how to select multiple categories? I can still only seem to use the single drop-down to select All, or a single Category.

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Forum: American Truck Simulator

Thread: Need new catergories

Started by: lobster_zoidberglobster_zoidberg

We have some new categories, please check them out =) Rather than Bellingham to Hobbs, I've added Roswell to Seattle. It's a similar distance. Insofar as 'no skip' is concerned, that's what IGT is for vs RTA.