Due to the changes to the Scania models in game version 1.23 I decided to remake the Scania front grill mod. The new mod is 100% my own work using only edited SCS parts.
The new mod now has THREE variations, the no lights version, with lights ‘V’ shape, and Stobart 3 lights. Please remember these mods replace the same parts, so you can only have one active at any given time.
For those of you who don’t follow the FB Group, I am in the process of updating the Stobart skin packs. The reason for the change is purely for my benefit, as I was updating the mod tobj files, it became abundantly clear how messy the mod was. Part of this is due to the fact the mod was one of the first public mods I released way back when the game launched.
So much of the change is internal to clean things up and make it easy for me to update the mod in future. However, the mod will also be being split into three parts.
Version 10.0 of the pack will ONLY contain real Stobart truck names/fleet numbers on their appropriate trucks. The pack will include all the ESL, Energy/Biomass, and the classic skins that exist in real life, whether currently in or out of service.
Two separate packs will also exist; these will include the public custom skins people have requested (such as the Katy Perry one) and then an ‘other’ Stobart skins pack. The ‘others’ pack will include the Pink Horse, WS Transport, Pirelli and other non-standard Stobart skins. Because these two are essentially new packs, they will start from version 1 numbering.
Important: As part of the changes, some skins that were on both Scania R and Streamline will only be on one or the other and not both. Some of the custom skins (that I named) may be removed completely.
Also note that you MUST remove the old Stobart truck skin pack if you plan to switch to the new Stobart skin mod[s].
Version 10 is already completed and ready to go, it contains a total of 34 skins. It will be launched on the Workshop shortly after I finish this blog post. The SCS file version will not be posted on this site until all 3 packs are complete, this will minimise the impact for people using the original pack, though as mentioned some skins have been deleted. I hope to have all three of the packs completed over the weekend.
Just an FYI, there was an error in the Essers mod that would conflict with another mod. I copied the MAN sii file from one of my other mods and forgot to change the internal name. As a result it would cause a crash to desktop if you have both running.
This has been fixed in version 1.0.1 and is now available to download.
So eventually I got around to doing a 10 month old request. Jack Richards & Son on the new Volvo. Mod updated.
For a short time I will be opening requests for both ATS and ETS2, usual rules apply.
1: No custom work, replicas of real skins only.
2: SCS trucks only, do state which cab variant.
3: High quality, close up photos required. If I can’t see it clearly, I won’t even attempt it.
4: 2 request per person. 1 for ATS and 1 for ETS2.
5: No time frames will be given.
6: Request window will close when I feel like closing it. The more requests I get the sooner it is likely to close.
7: Request can be made here, via the email, or via the facebook group.
8: I don’t guarantee I will make all requests, but I will endeavour to try.
But on my tombstone when I go, just put 'Death By Rock'n'Roll'