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It happens tonight, tweet is from yesterday

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thanks for heads up
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ATS 1.39 Update Release

With lots of testing, feedback, fixing, and fine-tuning, we are excited to announce the arrival of update the 1.39 for American Truck Simulator!

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We'd like to thank all those who took part in the 1.39 open beta and 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 1.39 update ATS?

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



LAUNCHPAD UPDATE
One of the first things you may notice when you launch American Truck Simulator with the 1.39 is a redesign of the current launchpad. The main reason why we are introducing this change is to pave the way for future additions; which will introduce new features to our games, that will be accessed through the launchpad.

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Until then, however, you can see that the design has changed quite significantly, especially as user profiles are now accessed via a drop-down option from the top of the launchpad. You will also find that the DLC Browser, Mod Manager, and Profile Manager have been placed together for easier access, along with a new addition to the launchpad, Game Options.

This allows you to change your game settings without even having to load the game. So if you're just looking to tweak your game before streaming on Twitch or adjusting a few options before heading into your truck, it can all be done from the launchpad screen.

LOWBOY TRAILERS
As we previously announced in a recent blog, new Lowboy Trailers will be arriving to American Truck Simulator. These trailers have been reworked from the ground up, offering drivers the option to purchase them and use them in an array of different jobs including Special Transport, Forest Machinery, and the Heavy Cargo DLC's.

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Owners of these trailers will benefit from a wide array of options to customize them in the upgrade shop, such as color, trailer accessories, beacons, chassis options, lengths, articulated axles, and more!

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You will also be able to spot them being hauled around by other truckers on the road, so make sure to give them plenty of space if you pass by one.

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VIEWPOINTS
The release of Idaho for American Truck Simulator saw the introduction of a brand new feature that has not been placed in any other previous map release. Viewpoints allow drivers to activate a special in-game "cutscene" with a short showcase of a near location or place of interest such as an industry.

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After Idaho's release, it was evident from the community's response that this was a popular feature and one that many of you would like to see expanded upon. While we continue to improve this new addition, we are excited to announce that viewpoints will be arriving in Washington and Utah. Each state will receive 10 new cut-scenes to discover, which can be found nearby famous landmarks, national parks, and industries.

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That is not all, however, as viewpoints will now feature a few new functionalities for drivers. You will now have the new options to either skip the viewpoint or replay it if you wish to watch it again. Viewpoints will now also show as undiscovered grey '?' icons on your map until you have visited them for the first time. Also, there are more improvements for this cool new feature still in development, as we've gathered them through the amazing and most valuable feedback from our #BestCommunityEver!

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GENERAL BUG FIXES/SOUND CHANGES
1.39 also features various bug fixes, improvements, and an update to sounds. This includes, but is not limited to, improved interior cab sound mixing, Western Star 49X truck bug fixes, and improvements, and other changes in preparation for new and upcoming content.

One of the changes you can find is the addition of the Turbo sound slider in the game's Options screen. When we introduced a separate channel for turbo sound some years back, it was hailed as a crucial enhancement to the simulation. We did our best to tune it properly based on actual in-cabin recordings. Indeed, many players commented very positively on it. However, over the years we have also been receiving feedback that the whistling sound may be too difficult to bear for some players. The new slider continues the trend of giving you more control over your simulation experience. We hope you enjoy this new addition plus a few other sound tweaks which come with it.
While a majority of the changes in 1.39 are not seen visually in this version, we look forward to bringing you more content and changes in the near future.

CHANGELOG
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New Viewpoints in Washington and Utah DLCs
UI
Launchpad Re-design
VEHICLES
Lowboy trailers (ownable, including articulated ones)
FEATURES
Viewpoint improvements (replayability, skip, map status, fade-out)
Sound updates and improvements (turbo slider, sound positioning, cabin spatial mixing, sound distribution to accessories)
Trailer browser & lister shows all valid cargo variants
Experimental transmission input shaft emulation and clutch brake support (g_clutch_brake)


Source: https://blog.scssoft.com/2020/11/ats-13 ... lease.html
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Man, better be real soon with tweets like these

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Colorado Release Date Annoucement

With the final touches being made to the Colorado DLC, we are excited to announce a release date for this colorful addition to American Truck Simulator.

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Colorado will be released on the 12th of November 2020!
And if that announcement date hasn't got you excited enough, then we are sure that this video trailer showcasing Colorado will!



That is not all however, prior to Colorado's release, we will be hosting a very special release live-stream on the 12th of November, starting at around 15:00 CET. This stream will feature a variety of special guests involved in the creation of this DLC along with the possibility of a few extra surprises too. You can watch along live on the day at our official Twitch channel or on our Steam store page, don't miss out!

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We also plan to bring a special World of Trucks in-game event with the release of this map expansion. Keep an eye out here on our blog for more information on how you can take part and how you can earn in-game rewards, next week.

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The release of Colorado isn't the only BIG news, however! We are happy to share that owners of the Special Transport DLC will have 3 new routes to take on in our upcoming map expansion. These new routes are:

Denver Airport to Grand Junction
Sterling to Colorado Springs
Denver Train Depot to Gold Mine near Colorado Springs

Each journey will come with its own challenges. So make sure to adhere to the GPS advisor and speed limit which have been set out for you before your departure, as there is no room for mistakes!

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If your excitement for Colorado is BIGGER than these loads, make sure to add it to your Steam Wishlist. And while you are at it, take a screenshot and it send it to us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #ReadyForColorado. If you do, you could WIN a copy of Colorado that unlocks early access 3 hours before launch!

We thank you for your continued support and we can't wait for you to drive the roads of Colorado for yourself.

Source: https://blog.scssoft.com/2020/11/colora ... ement.html
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\o/ YES, can't wait to explore and see the stunning scenery.
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basically one week left :D nice
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Hard Truck Tribute

In a recent blog post, we released a gameplay video from our up and coming Colorado DLC for American Truck Simulator, which showcased a beautiful drive from Denver to Grand Junction. But, did you notice something about the truck we were driving?

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Dedicated fans who have played our truck simulator titles as far back as the early 2000s may have recognized that the Kenworth W900 was sporting a familiar paint job from one of our earlier titles, Hard Truck: 18 Wheels of Steel.

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Believe it or not, it has been 18 years since we released Hard Truck: 18 Wheels of Steel (August 2002), but that is not all. Denver, Colorado was also the starting location for all new truckers beginning their trucking life in Hard Truck: 18 Wheels of Steel. It's amazing to see how far we've come and we are excited to once again re-visit Denver in our current American Truck Simulator title.

To celebrate this occasion, we wanted to reward our community with the Hard Truck Tribute Paint Job. This iconic flames design was available for the Kenworth W900 in Hard Truck: 18 Wheels of Steel and was a popular design among many drivers.

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Every owner of the American Truck Simulator base game will be eligible to receive this paint job as a free gift, which will be available to use on all current truck models. To receive this special paint job, all you need to do is complete the following requirements:

Be registered on World of Trucks
Have your World of Trucks account connected to your American Truck Simulator game
Pick any external contracts in American Truck Simulator from any location of your choice, however, the job must be at least 500 miles long
Complete this external contract job
Claim your gift on your World of Trucks Event tab which can be found under 'My Page'
You will have until the 7th of February 2021, 23:59 UTC to claim this Hard Truck Tribute Paint Job. After that time, you will be no longer able to obtain this paint job.


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So thank you, our #BestCommunityEver, for all of your incredible support! Whether you have been with us since our humble beginnings or just joined the trucking family recently, it means a lot to us and our team to have you a part of this journey. We look forward to many more years of life on the road with you, we still have a lot of exciting things in the pipeline for our trucking titles!

Source: https://blog.scssoft.com/2020/11/hard-t ... ibute.html
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That's so cool!
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