Update for Euro/American truck simulator enters beta

Developers SC world adding realistic weight gain and prostitute simulator. just kidding.

03 Mar 2017

Developer SCS Software is very fond of their two children Euro Truck and American Truck Simulator.

We've seen some beautifully recreated places from the stunning rural roads of Germany to the rows of gun stores and pawn shops in lower Las Vegas. So it's no surprise SCS are still giving these games love and pushing the realism of playing a truck simulator by adding detail to engine internals such as enhanced adaptive transmission modes, a differential lock, and tweaks to the air and engine breaks. Also, this new update will add a weight pass feature within the truck deck to show whether they need to complete the weight check or if they can bypass it.

List of features included in ATS Update 1.6:


  • Weigh station pass device
  • Trailer liftable axles
  • Differential lock
  • Adaptive transmission modes (power, normal, eco)
  • Improved engine simulation model (friction, braking, consumption)


  • Air pressure simulation improved (pressure buildup, cut-off sound, application pressure), working air pressure values fixed
  • Transmission input shaft simulation (double clutch)
  • Coin sound tweaked
  • Field Of View (FOV) range increased to 40-120 degrees in adjuster
  • If engine brake toggle input is not assigned, increase/decrease engine brake input work similar to retarder (in range from 0 to maximum)
  • Tuned wheel noise to be more noticeable with loud engines
  • Multiple fueling points on gas stations
  • g_force_economy_reset flag is disabled after economy reset


  • Single "overrides" (forced default) rule can be used instead of defaults-suitable rule pair across linked accessories
  • All pressure unit set consistently to bars (data, animation, dashboard UI)
  • Nominal air_tank_pressure value added to chassis data
  • Changed interior animations: all air, oil and brake pressure (gauges, indicators)
  • New interior animation: trailer axle lift (indicator), differential lock (button, indicator)
  • New engine data: resistance_torque (measured at 2000 rpm)
  • Coin sound made moddable in the same way as other sounds (through .ogg file)

These changes are currently in beta, you can try the new features by selecting public_beta 1.6 in the drop down menu in your Steam client.