Euro Truck Simulator 2

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Euro Truck Simulator 2
Euro Truck Simulator 2 cover
Developers
SCS Software
Engines
Prism3D
Release dates
Windows October 19, 2012
macOS (OS X) January 29, 2015
Linux September 19, 2013
Reception
Metacritic 79
Taxonomy
Monetization Expansion pack
Microtransactions Cosmetic, Unlock
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Perspectives First-person, Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Driving, Open world
Vehicles Truck
Art styles Realistic
Themes Europe
Series Euro Truck Simulator
Euro Truck Simulator 2 on HowLongToBeat
Euro Truck Simulator 2 on IGDB
Euro Truck Simulator 2 on MobyGames
Euro Truck Simulator 2 on Wikipedia
Euro Truck Simulator
Subseries of Truck Simulator
Euro Truck Simulator 2008
Euro Truck Simulator 2 2012

Key points

Many video and gameplay settings available.
Active modding community.

General information

Official forums
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
CD key
Connects to authentication server, but internet connection is not required to activate.
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Windows
Official website
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
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Green Man Gaming
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GamersGate (unavailable)
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
All product keys activate on Steam.
Some DLCs are only available for the Steam version.[1]

Demo[edit]

Demo version is also available. Historical versions were available to download from the developer website, but newest versions are available on Steam.

Monetization[edit]

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Actros Tuning Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Australian Paint Jobs
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Austrian Paint Jobs Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Belgian Paint Job Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Beyond the Baltic Sea
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Brazilian Paint Jobs Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Cabin Accessories
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Canadian Paint Jobs Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Chinese Paint Jobs Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Christmas Paint Jobs Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Czech Paint Jobs Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
DAF Tuning Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Danish Paint Jobs Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Dragon Truck Design Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Dutch Paint Jobs Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Estonian Paint Jobs Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Fantasy Paint Jobs Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Finnish Paint Job Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Flip Paint Designs
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Force of Nature Paint Jobs Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
French Paint Jobs Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
German Paint Jobs Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Going East!
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Goodyear Tyres Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Halloween Paint Jobs Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Heart of Russia
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Heavy Cargo Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
High Power Cargo Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
HS-Schoch Tuning Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Hungarian Paint Jobs Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Ice Cold Paint Jobs Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Irish Paint Jobs Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Italia
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Italian Paint Jobs Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Japanese Paint Jobs Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Lunar New Year Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Metallic Paint Jobs Pack Could be obtained for free when registering on World of Trucks during the first few years of that site's operation
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Michelin Fan Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Mighty Griffin Tuning Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
National Window Flags
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Norwegian Paint Jobs Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
PC Gamer Was limited to 10,000 codes plus codes in printed magazine, no longer distributed[2]
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Pink Ribbon Charity Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Pirate Paint Jobs Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Polish Paint Jobs Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Portuguese Paint Jobs Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Prehistoric Paint Jobs Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Raven Truck Design Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Road to the Black Sea
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Rocket League Promo Free for all Steam users[3]
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Romanian Paint Jobs
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Russian Paint Jobs Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Scandinavia
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Schwarzmüller Trailer Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Scottish Paint Jobs Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Slovak Paint Jobs Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
South Korean Paint Jobs Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Spanish Paint Jobs Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Special Transport
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Super Stripes Paint Jobs Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Swedish Paint Jobs Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Swiss Paint Jobs Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Turkish Paint Jobs Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
UK Paint Jobs Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
USA Paint Jobs Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Valentine's Paint Jobs Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Viking Legends
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Vive la France !
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Window Flags
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Wheel Tuning Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Window Flags
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Microtransactions[edit]

Type Notes
Cosmetic Truck accessories and paint jobs are sold separately.
Unlock Cargo packs are sold separately, which offer trailer configurations and gameplay elements that are otherwise unavailable.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use the -nointro command line argument[4]

Patches[edit]

Patches for non-Steam versions are available from the Euro Truck Simulator 2 Update website.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Euro Truck Simulator 2\config.cfg
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Euro Truck Simulator 2/config.cfg
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/Euro Truck Simulator 2/config.cfg
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\227300\remote\profiles\<user-id>\config.cfg
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Euro Truck Simulator 2\profiles\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Euro Truck Simulator 2/profiles/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/Euro Truck Simulator 2/profiles/
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\227300\remote\profiles\<user-id>\save\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Origin
Steam Cloud
Added in the 1.33 update.[5]

Video[edit]

Display & simple graphical settings.
Display & simple graphical settings.
Advanced graphical settings.
Advanced graphical settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
40-120°. Added in 1.26[6] and increased in 1.27 update.[7]
Accessed by pressing F4 and selecting Adjust seats in the game.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Working using Borderless Windowed.[8]
Using borderless fullscreen results in top 20 pixels being stuck unless in OpenGL mode.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
SMAA
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Rendered image uses SDR color space. In-game HDR option refers only to HDR Rendering.
Ray tracing

Input[edit]

Input settings
Input settings
Key rebindings
Key rebindings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Under the 'Gameplay' settings menu.
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Menus can be navigated with controller, but there are too many binds to fit on a controller.
Controller remapping
Adjustment options for deadzones, steering linearity, force feedback, and axis mode
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes Wired, V2
Tracked motion controllers
Full Track-IR and FacetrackNoIR support to look around in-game with head mounted motion trackers or webcams. Fully integrated support for Tobii Eye Tracker as of version 1.35
Button/gesture prompts
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Added in 1.35 update[9]
Haptic feedback
XInput feedback support was added in 1.24 patch[10]
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Added in 1.35 update[9]
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts

Audio[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound and music.
Surround sound
Inherits Windows settings.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Ability to add custom songs (ogg on all platforms or mp3/ogg on Windows), and streamable radio stations (only on Windows). See issues fixed for a command to add songs from a directory other than the default.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Includes both US and UK. GPS voiceovers include additional Raspy and Old Granny voices.
Basque
Bulgarian
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Catalan
Croatian
Czech
Danish
Dutch
Estonian
Finnish
French
Galician
Georgian
German
Greek
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Latvian
Lithuanian
Macedonian
Norwegian
Polish
Includes Silesian language for interface.
Portuguese
Brazilian Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Serbian
Both latin and cyrillic alphabets are available.
Slovak
Slovenian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish
Swedish
Turkish
Ukrainian
Vietnamese
Audio is for GPS voiceovers only which includes male and female voices unless noted otherwise. They can be mixed and matched at will.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
8 Co-op
Officially supported since update 1.41.[11]

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
[12]
Dedicated
Use TruckersMP (Windows 64-bit and Steam only).
Self-hosting
Introduced in update 1.41.[11]
Direct IP

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
Use Helix Mod: Euro Truck Simulator 2 for better support.
TriDef 3D
Headsets Native Notes
HTC Vive
Use the oculus beta branch and use -openvr in the command line.[13]
Oculus Rift
OSVR
Windows Mixed Reality
This game might be playable with the Revive Compatibility Layer (compatibility list).
Devices Native Notes
Tracked motion controllers
Full Track-IR and FacetrackNoIR support to look around in-game with head mounted motion trackers or webcams. Fully integrated support for Tobii Eye Tracker as of version 1.35
See Input for details.
Traditional controller
See Input for details.
Keyboard/Mouse
TrackIR
Also works with opentrack protocol using software like FaceTrackNoIR.
Tobii Eye Tracking
Added in 1.35 update.[9] Supports Extended View - Eye & Head Tracking.

Issues fixed[edit]

Linux: Wheel deadzone and calibrating issues[edit]

Creating a virtual device to pass wheel movements through[14]
Save and run a script to create a virtual device. Get the script and follow the steps from the authors project page.

Linux: Game stuttering, low performance[edit]

Setting CPU performance level higher
The game may not trigger Linux CPU frequency scaler accordingly leaving the CPU frequency too low. The Arch Linux Wiki page on CPU frequency scaling provides a variety of options for manually adjusting the setting.

Invisible Cars, Trucks, Stoplights, etc.[edit]

Caused by too many AI traffic mods
Increasing buffer size[15]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open config.cfg
  3. Increase the value of this line uset r_buffer_page_size "10" to 20 or higher

Windows: shortcuts to ogg audio files don't work[edit]

The game has a built-in audio player for mp3 and ogg files. It will also play shortcuts to mp3 files, but not shortcuts to ogg files.
Create a symbolic link
In the Windows command prompt enter:
mklink /d "%USERPROFILE%\Documents\Euro Truck Simulator 2\music" "D:\your\music\directory"

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11 Fully switched from Direct3D 9 to 11 as of update 1.36.[17]
OpenGL 3.3
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
64-bit support was added in 1.16 patch[16]
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Bullet
Audio FMOD Replaced OpenAL in update 1.37.[18]

Console[edit]

The console can be accessed by pressing ~ in-game.
There is an extensive list of console commands documented here.
Enable console[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file location.
  2. Open config.cfg.
  3. On line 63 change uset g_developer "0" to uset g_developer "1".
  4. On line 88 change uset g_console "0" to uset g_console "1".
  5. Save the file.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) 2.4 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTS 450-class
Intel HD 4000
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.9 (Mavericks)
Processor (CPU) 2.4 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTS 450-class
Intel HD 4000
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 12.04
Processor (CPU) 2.4 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTS 450-class
Intel HD 4000

References

  1. SCS Software's blog: Euro Truck Simulator 2 version 1.7 update
  2. Win PCG goodies for your Euro Truck Simulator 2 cab | PC Gamer
  3. SCS Software's blog: Cross-promo with Rocket League: Delivering Ball to Goal
  4. SCS Software • View topic - Skip the intro video - last accessed on 2016-6-7
  5. Euro Truck Simulator 2 Update 1.33 - last accessed on November 26, 2018
  6. ETS2 Update 1.26 Is Now Live! - Steam Community - last accessed on 2016-11-29
  7. SCS Software's blog: Game Updates Arrive Today! - last accessed on 2017-03-24
  8. Verified by User:Andytizer on January 18, 2013
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Euro Truck Simulator 2 :: Euro Truck Simulator 2 Update 1.35 - Steam Community - last accessed on 2019-06-05
  10. Update 1.24 is out! - Steam Community - last accessed on 2016-6-6
  11. 11.0 11.1 Euro Truck Simulator 2: 1.41 Release - last accessed on 2021-07-15
  12. Convoy FAQ - last accessed on 2021-08-17
    "Is Convoy a form of peer-to-peer gaming?

    While the Convoy sessions are hosted by the players themselves, one player always works as a server and therefore acts as a junction for other players. Everyone else communicates with this particular server in the end. More specifically it is the usual client-server communication layout with all clients having authority over specific objects.
    "
  13. Info about Oculus Rift support - last accessed on 2016-4-20
  14. SCS Software - View topic - Steering Wheel -> wrong center
  15. Invisible Cars, Trucks, Stoplights, etc. :: Euro Truck Simulator 2 General Discussions - last accessed on 2018-11-16
  16. Euro Truck Simulator 2 goes 64-bit: 1.16 update now live - Steam Community - last accessed on 2016-6-6
  17. European Truck Simulator Update 1.36 - last accessed on 2019-12-03
  18. Euro Truck Simulator 2 1.37 Release - last accessed on 2020-05-05