18 Wheels of Steel: Across America

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18 Wheels of Steel: Across America
18 Wheels of Steel: Across America cover
Developers
SCS Software
Publishers
ValuSoft
Retroism
Engines
Prism3D
Release dates
Windows September 23, 2003
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Genres Driving, Simulation
Vehicles Truck
Themes North America
Series 18 Wheels of Steel
18 Wheels of Steel: Across America on HowLongToBeat
18 Wheels of Steel: Across America on IGDB
18 Wheels of Steel: Across America on MobyGames
18 Wheels of Steel: Across America on Wikipedia
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18 Wheels of Steel: Extreme Trucker 2 2011

General information

SCS Software Forums for the game
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
Official website (unavailable)
Requires online activation
Windows
Amazon.com (unavailable)
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Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Latest version is Patch 1.10.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\18 WoS Across America\config.cfg
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\18 WoS Across America\hw_caps.def
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/514160/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\18 WoS Across America\saves\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/514160/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Launcher video settings. Note when you check do not show... you will not be able to set the fields on or off from the options menu because they are not available there.
Launcher video settings. Note when you check do not show... you will not be able to set the fields on or off from the options menu because they are not available there.
In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Widescreen resolutions are Vert-. HUD is stretched.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
When the monitor is set to that resolution, the game will support that with no issues.
Field of view (FOV)
Fixed FOV (Vert-).
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16 samples.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Called Sync every frame.(In Direct3D8 mode use d3d8to9 for vsync to work on windows10 )
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, sound
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Polish
Only in retail copies. Subtitles translate the text from CB radio.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
G3D
User created game profile (OpenGL), 3D screenshot and tweaking instructions see here

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8
OpenGL
Shader Model support 1.4
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 700 MHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 400 MB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/514160/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (514160) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References