Category Archives: Big Stobart Mod

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.

Caffrey
Marshalls (includes new content)
Verhoek.

BSM 7.0.1 & Poll Time!

Just a quick note, within moments of releasing the BSM 7.0 I realised there was an error and uploaded 7.0.1 I was hoping that it would be a silent upload and that no one downloading from the website would notice the change. But it has come to my attention that some of you were fast enough to get the original release.

Basically I had forgotten to disable the cargo for the removed M-Sport trailer, which would lead to many log errors and potentially a game crash in some circumstances.

So please do check if you downloaded from the website, that you are on 7.0.1 and not 7.0 you can do this by looking at the info screen in the mod manager.

Poll Time.

I am curious as to which trailer you would prefer to see in the BSM in the future.

Currently we have this beautiful, but old ported trailer for the Tesco 2 trailer.

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However I am thinking of replacing it with this one that uses a slightly edited SCS cool liner.

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Personally I prefer the original. But if enough people like the SCS model version I may change it.

Big Stobart Mod Update

A new update for the BSM is released.

I’m aware of the date so let me just say we Brits do not observe April Fools after mid-day and it is now 6pm. So rest assured this isn’t some BS to turn all the trailers pink (though admittedly is was tempting.)

There’s a few under the hood changes to hopefully improve performance, and three new trailer skins for the SDC trailer. Please note these skins are variants not separate trailers. The game will randomly pick which variant loads.

By request: Three JustJax images for the rear doors with appropriate number plates.

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Compatibility & Crash Fix Updates

Along side the TOBJ fix some mods have been updated to remove the now obsolete lines for front/rear wheel accessories. It is possible that this change will make the mods incompatible with game version 1.22 and older.

Several mods have been updated to fix an error that will cause a game crash.

If you are on game version 1.23x please make sure you are running the newest versions of the following mods.

Banks of England (version 2.0.2)
Big Stobart Mod (version 6.4.4)
MP Burke (version 2.2.2)
F1 Combo (version 3.0.3)
Knowles (version 4.0.2)
Yorkshire Tea (version 2.6.2)

BSM Update

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A potential compatibility issues was brought to my attention. The issue was caused by me using the default names of SCS trailers in the latest addition rather than giving them new unique names as I normally do. If you happen to be using another mod with the same cargo it would cause trailers not to appear in game.

This issue has been fixed and version 6.4.3 is now available to download.

 

In other news, I have spent most of the past week playing with a Kenworth K200 in ATS.

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Big Stobart Mod & Tutorial

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So naturally shortly after running out of ideas for the Big Stobart Mod, I have an idea for the BSM.

By now many of you are probably aware of, and waiting for, the BSM v6.4 which includes the Tandem in AI traffic.

During the wait for Dan to release his exclusive look at BSM v6.4 on Youtube, I ended up fixing a few things and adding the Explore Scania with 3 trailers. So the final release is actually v6.4.2 and is now available. Full details on the change log as usual.

Also worth noting; I have added a new video to the Painted AI traffic tutorial page showing how to make your own numberplate for AI traffic.

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