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is it me or the delivery spots look more complicated (thats a good thing, personally)? btw thanks @Kjetil-Hestvik for posting SCS updates :) appreciated as always!
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Yeah! appreciate it.

And yep. They do look better and more challenging. I enjoy those a lot.
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Introducing Texas

With all the excitement surrounding the development and upcoming release of Iberia and Heart of Russia, we thought we'd share some news for our American drivers too! Today, we are happy to officially announce the development of an upcoming DLC which we originally showcased and teased during our most recent Christmas Special Stream. Please give a big howdy to...

Texas for American Truck Simulator

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As the second-largest U.S state both by area and population, the Lone Star State offers a wealth of unique attractions and landmarks for visitors and residents alike. From the cities to the coastal beaches, mountains, and desert, Texas is both geographically and culturally diverse.

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Texas is also one of the top U.S states for business! Texas boasts the second largest economy in the U.S., behind only the State of California, with an enormous number of companies and industries. From livestock to energy and aeronautics, Texas has plenty of jobs to keep drivers out delivering on the roads all year round.

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We are excited to confirm that we have two U.S. states under full production, as our production pipeline continues to speed up and our team grows. Whilst the Wyoming DLC is a little further along production-wise, it should be emphasized that the Texas DLC is still very early in development. Being one of the largest U.S states, it will bring its own challenges during the various stages of production. Whilst we know many of you are very excited about this HUGE addition to American Truck Simulator, we cannot commit to a release date that is within the year.

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So get your lasso ready and catch all the news by checkin' back on this here blog and by wishlisting Texas on Steam! It really aids us with the development and release of our upcoming content. We appreciate the support from ya'll.



Source: https://blog.scssoft.com/2021/03/introducing-texas.html
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That's going to be BIG!
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haha, everything is bigger in Texas :D
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American Truck Simulator: 1.40 Release

With lots of testing, feedback, fixing, and fine-tuning, we are excited to announce the highly anticipated arrival of update 1.40 for American Truck Simulator!

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We'd like to thank all those who took part in the 1.40 Open Beta, made bug reports, and provided general feedback on this new version. We hope you can now begin to fully enjoy the various new features which are included within this update. So, what can you expect to find in the 1.40 update for ATS?



Lets us give you a quick recap of the most significant changes.

New Visual Lighting System

One of the biggest changes you'll notice when you first hop into your truck cab is the implementation of our new visual lighting system.



To prepare for this new lighting system, our teams had to make a lot of changes not only to our graphic renderer, its code, and other functionalities, but also to existing in-game world objects; including a majority of the in-game assets, textures, and materials to better work with the new physical model of the new light system. If you've missed our special and in-depth article on this topic, you can make yourself a big cup of tea/coffee and read it here.

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We are very excited for you to be able to experience and immerse yourself in driving in the new light. The result is the culmination of a ton of hours by our programmers and visual effect artists and many other teams involved in the creation process of this new system. And even after this tremendous amount of work already spent in this area we are still not completely done. You can expect further changes and improvements to be done in the future. So while the open beta is done, we are still open and more than happy to get your feedback and opinions about this new graphics upgrade for our games.

Extended Chassis Update

Our vehicle team has worked hard to bring you a range of long and short chassis types, allowing you to customize your truck for the job at hand. This update will feature 4x2, 8x4, and 8x6 chassis types which are used for a range of different trailers.



4x2s, also known as single-axle trucks, are frequently used for local distribution deliveries by supermarkets and by logistic companies for hauling doubles. 8x4 and 8x6 chassis are the big guns of the heavy-haul industry and can handle just about any load you decide to take on. All of these new options bring more variety to you - the driver! We hope you enjoy this awesome addition to 1.40!

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Here's a full list of all the new extended chassis options now available in 1.40:

Freightliner Cascadia: Day cab 4x2
Mack Anthem: Day cab 4x2
International LoneStar: Day cab & Sleepers 8x4
Peterbilt 389: Day cab & Sleepers 8x4 & 8x6
Volvo VNL: Day cab 4x2, Day cab & Sleepers 8x4
Peterbilt 579: Day cab 4x2
Kenworth W900: Day cab & Sleepers 8x4 & 8x6
Kenworth T680: Day cab 4x2
Western Star 49X: Day cab & Sleepers 8x4 & 8x6

Western Star 49X Update



The Western Star 49X has received 2 additional sleeper cabin options and a grand total of 36 chassis variants, comprising of different lengths and fuel tank options on 6x2, 6x4, 8x4, and 8x6 axle configurations. Also as a surprise bonus, this includes 5 lengths for both the Set-Back and Set-Forward axle configurations! So whether you are on a job long or small, you will have the option to customize your 49X perfectly for the task at hand.

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However, that isn't all! The Western Star 49X now also has an array of new parts to customize your truck including new bumpers, quarter fenders, mud flaps, hood mirrors, sun visors, grille guards, and different interior colors. We will also be bringing 3 new gearboxes in this update, the DT12-V (in direct-drive and overdrive configurations) and the DT12-VX. We hope this pleases drivers who prefer a more realistic option for their gearbox.

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New Mexico & Oregon DLC Viewpoints

Back in October last year, American Truck Simulator saw the arrival of viewpoints to the states of Washington, Colorado, and Utah after their popular debut in Idaho! Today we are happy to share with you that 1.40 sees the introduction of new viewpoints to the states of New Mexico & Oregon.

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For newer players of our titles, Viewpoints are certain spots found across the map, where drivers can activate a special in-game cutscene with a short showcase of a near location or place of interest. These can be found displayed as a grey question mark on your GPS, so be sure to stop and discover them on your journeys.

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You also have the option to skip the viewpoint or replay it if you wish to watch it again. From populated cities to historic monuments, each viewpoint highlights a point of interest or industry, so make sure to discover them all!

Changelog:

Visual:
New visual lighting system
Map:
An overall update to road signage
New service signs added to CO, ID, UT, and WA
New fast food brands introduced to several other locations outside of CO
New viewpoints in New Mexico & Oregon DLC's

Vehicles:
New 4x2, 8x4, and 8x6 chassis
Western Star 49X update including sleeper variants, set-back configurations, and new customizations
UI
Full-text city/company search in the job selection screen
Improved vehicle adjustment menu (F4)


Source: https://blog.scssoft.com/2021/03/americ ... lease.html
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Looks really good, the lighting system is a huge improvement. Only AA isn't good according to C on Discord :D
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where is the proper AA for fuck sake :D
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Wyoming: Mines

The mining industry in the United States has a long history and continues to play a crucial role in the country's economy today. Despite being a top consumer of coal, the US is also among the top five exporters of it. Today, we will be taking a closer look at the U.S state of Wyoming and the industries in which players will be able to take job contracts in our upcoming DLC for American Truck Simulator.

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Located in a mountainous region, Wyoming has been the USA's leading coal producer since 1986, providing around 40% of the country’s coal, with 42 billion tons of reserve recoverable coal, with an estimated 1.4 trillion tons that has yet to be mined. One such mine which will be featured in our upcoming Wyoming DLC is The Black Thunder thermal coal mine. Located in Campbell Country, this is one of the largest coal mines in the world. Despite the rising adoption of cleaner and renewable energy sources, the mine still continues to cater to large demand, producing an estimated 115 million tons of coal per year, and was the first coal mine in the world to transport one billion tons of coal!

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Drivers in Wyoming will be able to help contribute to the service and upkeep of the mine dumpers that transport coal in the Mines, by delivering parts and goods to the maintenance garages located on their outskirts.

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However, coal isn't the only large export from the state! Wyoming is also home to the world’s largest deposit of trona, supplying about 90% of the nation’s soda ash (or more commonly known as baking soda). It is used in a number of everyday products including paper, detergents, textiles, glass, and more!

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Truckers in our Wyoming DLC will also be able to deliver to a nearly 1:1 landmark depot of a soda ash mine and help contribute to delivering the necessary materials and cargo needed for its day-to-day operations.

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If you want to say 'Wyoming is mine', be sure to add Wyoming for American Truck Simulator to your Steam Wishlist. It really helps supports us in the development and release of our upcoming content. We thank you for your support.



Source: https://blog.scssoft.com/2021/04/wyoming-mines.html
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Going to get my dumper ready for hauling some coal and soda!
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