Category Archives: Big Stobart Mod

1.33 Updates and Woo Baltics

Well it’s Beyond the Baltic Sea DLC release day today, so I have to celebrate with some of my own updates right?

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ArrCraib – New SCS trailer model, ai cables, and newer skin replaces the old one.

Bernard Giraud – New SCS trailer model, and ai cables.

Norfolkline combo – New SCS trailer model, ai cables and a new trailer.

Big Stobart Mod – Multiple fixes, added walkers trailer, added owned trailer skin, added custom mudflap.

SCS Company Painted AI Vans Baltic Edition – multiple new vans in Baltic DLC paint jobs. Please note this mod will go live on workshop only when the DLC releases (6pm UTC) But you can check out the paint jobs on the appropriate page now.

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Big Stobart Mod Update

This morning (or last night) SCS updated the Steam Workshop uploader tool so the Stobart Truck skins that were previously released are now updated on the Workshop.

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Now that the Steam Workshop tool works I am ready to release the BSM as well.

Version 12 of the BSM (1.30.x only) is a complete rework of the mod, all AI truck models have been completely remade from scratch which should fix the last OpenGL related issue.

First the “removal” AI trucks no longer have multiple skins for different names. When I first added this feature to the mod it was for Stobart Spotters who might like the idea of spotting the numerous names.

However this caused the trucks to spawn more frequently than I would like so I have decided that 1 skin per model is the better option. It’s also better for me if the mod requires updating as there are far less files to deal with.

New additions include the Stobart Energy WoodFuel trailer, Argos, Co-Op, and of course Rainbow Valentina.

WS and Explore have also had strobe beacons added for their AI models. Only the traffic with the construction/truck cargo will use beacons. The SDC trailer versions are turned off. Like wise the Stobart Brick Trailer beacons as turned off as they are mainly used when the crane is in operation, not while driving.

Warning: Because of Rainbow Valentina, this mod will only work on 1.30.x and above.

1.28 Open Beta Updates

So with open beta comes more changes, mostly COG changes for trailers to match the ATS changes that came with the Heavy Cargo DLC.

While the mods will function just fine (with warnings in the log) I have decided to update the “offline” mods today. Be aware that all the trailer/combo mods are updated for 1.28 Open Beta and will not work on older game versions.

There are 88 mods that will be updated so I am not going to list them all here. But all mods found on the combo page and company/Trailer pages should be updated including both the Big Malcolm Mod and Big Stobart Mod.

The fuel tanker pack also gained a new trailer as part of its update.

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The BSM update also includes an SDC curtain for Explore and a TYCO trailer and AI combo.

 

For those from my FB Group wondering where the NEW things are, I will release those after 1.28ETS goes public.

 

More Updates

First of all, ATL has been updated to version 3. The mod now includes a trailer/cargo and combo AI traffic. The mod has been moved from Truck skins to Combos page. The change also means that the mod is now 1.24 game version and above only.

The Marshalls combo has been updated to fix the AI beacon.

The Big Stobart Mod also gets a major version change to Version 8. Updates include full 1.24 compatibility, ai driver node update, and the removal of the Stobart Transporters.

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Trailer Mod Updates for 1.24x

Please note because of the significant trailer changes in 1.24x trailers that are update will NOT work with 1.23x or older game versions. 

If you plan to stay on 1.23x or older, do not update trailer mods from this point. 

On that note lets talk about updates. There are several updates I need to make for ETS2 1.24x.

 

The first set of updates, trailer height and advanced coupling collisions have all been done and the mods are ready to go. However there are some “issues”. Unfortunately Blender doesn’t like animations, this means there is no possible way for me to include the new animation for trailer legs on mod trailers. My only hope is that the original authors will update their trailers.

For SCS model trailers I am able to use the SCS animation, so some trailers will have animated legs.

The next update is AI traffic related. The node for the driver in AI traffic has changed, this means in old AI traffic you will see the driver too low and too far forward. Essentially head-butting the steering wheel with their legs poking out of the front of the vehicle.

Because I wanted to rush out the advanced trailer compatibility I chose NOT to update AI traffic in my AI trucks/trailer combo packs. This will be done at a later date. The good news is, I have been planning on updating the Stobart AI Scanias as I felt they were too decimated and looks a bit fuzzy, so this change also gives me a reason to remake the Scania AI trucks. My AI van traffic will be the first to get the AI driver fix, followed by Stobart and then most likely alphabetical order for everything else.

Below is a list of all the mods I have updated (basically all trailers) if you think I have missed something please let me know. Also be aware, because I have rushed these updates out it is possible I have missed something that might cause a crash, if this is the case please do let me know. Hopefully I caught all the issues though. I’ve run all the mods through validate without issue so I should have caught any potentially CTD problems.

Trailer Mods Update:

Davies
American Sweets
Arclid
AW Jenkinson
Bartrums
Big Malcolm Mod
Big Stobart Mod
Brooks Bros
Buckfast
MP Burke
Canute
Children in Need 2014
Dickens
Elddis
F1 Combo Pack
Grampian
hardwood Haulage
H. Essers
Holsten Pils
Banks of England
Knowles
Laysoft
RRTrans
HSS
SBSMovers
UKPSG & Defunct packs
Irlam
Macritchie
Nestle
Norfolkline
Potter
Red Dwarf
Shipley
Thompson Plant Hire
Trailer Training
Williams-Trans
Wyvern Cargo
Yorkshire Tea.

Trailer Updates with AI FIX.

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Marshalls (includes new content)
Verhoek.