Before I get into the main reason for the update, I would like to say that some mods will be getting added to the workshop as well.
In 1.43 SCS changed some def information relating to axles on trucks and trailers for compatibilty with future features.
Presently (up to 1.42) the following lines in the def files were as follows:
liftable and/orsteerable axle: X (rear most axle) liftable and/or steerable axle: X (middle axle) liftable and/or steerable axle: X (front axle)
This has now been switched around so that the front axle is now at the top of the list and rear most at the bottom. While the change is minor, it does mean all trucks trailer mods using liftable and/or steerable axles need updating.
Below is a list of all my mods affected and updated.
Moving forward I probably won’t be announcing on the blog when I update Workshop mods. Those of you who subscribe will know when they update, so I think posting here about them isn’t really necessary. As it stands all ATS/ETS2 mods on Workshop are 1.38 compatible.
As for the site I’ve pushed through a few updates.
The following mods have been updated for the 1.37 Open Beta build that released when SCS release Open Beta. In most cases the updates are just for 1.37 changes, but there are a few bug fixes and updates. Some mods may have new skins for OT (mostly my custom trailer).
The blog mods are already in my google drive folder ready to be sync’d.
By now some of you will know that SCS pushed out a public beta update on Friday. This public beta includes a couple of changes to Volvo 2012 and Renault Magnum.
From a modding perspective these are good changes, they have made the front grill accessories. I have already made painted grills for both trucks that will be included in my Truck Accessory Pack.
Over the coming days I will be updating the Stobart Truck Skin Pack, to make the skins work with the painted grills. The Malcolm skins and JR Dixon skins are already updated.
What exactly has changed with the Volvo? Previously the SCS Volvo grills were tied to engine type. This is not longer the case. The silver and black grills are now accessories and can be selected in the shop separately from the engine. Only the FH badge will change based on engine type.
The PSG (& Defunct) pack, Nestle pack, and Children in Need trailer have all been updated to fix multiple issues on the SDC-like trailers and a shadow issue on the CiN trailer.
Tomorrow I will also be updating the SCS AI vans pack to include compatibility for the RttBS DLC. Some companies from the older packs are present in the new DLC so they will be enabled for the appropriate countries in preparation for the DLC release on Thursday.
Tomorrow I will also be starting a new phase of updates for ATL, Allinson, PSG, and Nestle. The trailers currently using “SDC like” shapes will be getting remade using models from my Custom Trailer mod as part of this process the skins will be getting remade, since they will be sharing the same parts the UVmap will be the same for custom OT skins which means I will also be adding OT skins for my custom trailer into the packs.
No time frame for release. When I am happy with them, I will release them.