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    Euro Truck Simulator 2 Update 1.44 Patch Notes (ETS2 1.44) Details

    Euro Truck Simulator 2 update 1.44 will soon roll out on PC (Steam). According to the official Euro Truck Simulator 2 patch notes, the upcoming update will added various new changes, fixes, and more. Apart from this, ETS 2 patch 1.44 also includes various bug fixes.

    Previously, a minor update was with tweaks and fixes. Unfortunately, since the last patch, players are experiencing issues with the game. Today’s ets2 update 1.44 will fix a few of these issues.

    ETS2 Update 1.44 patch notes

    Austria Rework

    We are excited to bring the highly anticipated Austria Rework as part of this free update for all owners of Euro Truck Simulator 2. Our rework team have been diligently working on updating this magnificent country and today we are excited for you to explore this beautiful country for yourselves.

    The entire country of Austria has been reworked to bring it up to a true to life standard, as previously this was one of the older original areas of Euro Truck Simulator 2 when it released in 2012. All cities, surrounding areas, and road networks has been given a complete overhaul including the famous Alps!

    We are sure drivers will face quite the challenge when trucking over these winding roads which travel along the valley.

    Companies Logos Revision

    As some of our eagled eye players might of noticed from some our previous blogposts and social media video clips; Some of our in-game companies logos featured in the base of game of Euro Truck Simulator 2 have received a rework!

    These new modern logos, still stay true with their colour schemes but bring a modern and fresh take on these old school companies. Keeping modern and up-to date is important for companies, even our virtual ones!

    We hope you enjoy spotting these new logos on company trailers and industries across Euro Truck Simulator 2 in the 1.44 update!

    Mod Refund Feature

    Since the introduction of third party modification support in our convoy mode, our team has been working to improve the mod support experience. In this update, we are happy to share a new feature which we hope will further improve players gameplay when playing with modifications.

    We like to call this new addition the ‘Mod Refund’ feature. In simple terms, after a player has downloaded a third party modification and used it on their truck, they may in the future want to remove it (or it even may have become incompatible). This new feature reads and recognises the data from the modification, even if it has been removed, and refunds the player the difference with the in-game currency. This removes the problem of players losing money after using a modification.

    It works by recognising that a crucial part is missing (such as the chassis, engine etc) and replacing it with a default part. Players will be prompted with a pop-up containing information that some parts are being refunded and will be given the option to accept or reject this refund. If you decide to reject the refund and reactivate the mod instead, the truck will now revert to its former glory even if you have saved the game in the meantime.

    So, whether you’re trucking with friends in a convoy session with mods, or you want to remove a certain modification after use, this new feature will make sure you won’t go out of pocket!

    Licensed vs Aftermarket Customization Options in UI

    Players customising their truck or looking at new parts in the garage may see some new icons appearing in the list. In total we have added 4 new icons to represent what type of accessory it is. When you hover over them, they will show if they are classed as a:

    • Factory part

      – A stock part sold by the manufacturer (including interiors)

    • Licensed part

      – Anything that is officially licensed that is not produced by truck factory

    • Aftermarket part

      – Any additional accessory that is not related to the brand.

    • Unknown part

      – A part that is not recognised or in some cases, a third party modification


    This should help drivers when it comes to customisation if they wish to keep it within the manufacturers customisation options, or tune their truck further with aftermarket parts. We hope you enjoy this small yet helpful feature!

    Accurate Mileage System

    Mileage signs are now present in Euro Truck Simulator 2, which add an extra layer of realism. They show the “in-game” distance to a displayed city or landmark. For cities this is normally a central location within the central business district (major intersection, city hall, post office etc).

    They’re particularly handy for players who turn the GPS off and like the challenge of following road signs for their destination. It also gives you an idea of when you should stop for fuel and/or rest breaks etc.

    We hope you enjoy this new addition to the roads of ETS2, we are sure many of you will find them useful and immersive on your travels!

    Unmarked Roads Exploration

    With the 1.44 update, we are bringing into ETS2 and ATS a new feature; once you drive onto an unmarked road, you will be notified about having done so with a message in the route advisor, and the explored road will appear on the map as an orange dashed line, with any unexplored part ahead of you shown in grey.

    On one hand, this will ensure that you will immediately be aware of the fact that you have found something interesting, and on the other hand, if you ever decide to re-visit a hidden zone you will know where to go.

    Map explorers, do not panic! These unmarked roads do not contribute to your map discovery percentage, but they do add a nice addition to your GPS if you do come across them. You can read more about this new feature.

    Force Feedback Upgrade

    This update also includes a few new upgrades to the force feedback experience when playing ATS or ETS2. These changes have been made to represent a more realistic driving experience. These upgrades include:

    • New gearbox grind effect simulating vibration of missed gear when using manual shifting.
    • New understeer slip effect simulating tyre slip when vehicle is understeering
    • Revisited power steering curves and pressure gain of self centering effect to improve steering feel.
    • Revisited internal friction force giving better feedback depending on the speed of steering.
    Smart Sequential Shifting

    Smart Sequential Shifting is now available to truckers, if they wish to enable it via the options. So what does it do? In simple terms, when you shift up or down sequentially, it will automatically shift by more gears at once based on the current torque or speed.

    For this to work, drivers will still need to trigger the shifting process, but once working, should require less input from the driver.

    Interior Camera Horizontal Lock

    This new option allows truckers driving in the first person view (in the cabin) to lock the camera view to the horizon, so that it moves moves more independently from the position of the cabin.

    With the introduction of this new feature, players can find a slider in the options that defines the locking factor; with the slider being to the left disabling the locking and to the right, being the strongest locking option.

    Adjustable Suspension Height

    The process of creating models for our games is constantly improving, as nowadays we are receiving extremely detailed reference materials (sometimes CAD files directly), and with it comes the need to make sure that the combinations of trucks/chassis/trailers will all work together without any problems such as visual glitches. That is why we have decided to introduce this new feature which is based on real-life suspension systems, which are important for keeping the vehicle stable and safe. This will solve any difficulties with attaching trailers in our games by allowing the players to adjust the height with a special key.
    Please mind that this feature is a realistic addition that the players do not have to necessarily have turned on. However, if you will want to give it a try and start using this new system, make sure to assign the hotkey in the bindings settings, as by default the option will be unassigned.

    Changelog

    Map
    • Italian Tollgates Update
    • Austria Rework
    • Distance Signs with Accurate Mileage System
    • Companies Logo Revisions
    • Unmarked Road Exploration
    • UI Road Numbers in Corsica/Sardinia
    • Some older border crossings reworked in Beyond the Baltic Sea
    • Other Map Improvements
    Gameplay
    • Mod Refund Feature
    • Licensed vs Aftermarket UI in browsers
    • Force Feedback Upgrade
    • Adjustable Suspension Height
    • Interior Camera Horizontal Lock
    • Smart Sequential Shifting
    Vehicles
    • New 2022 Interior option for Renault T
    • Exterior Interior Models reworked for Renault T

    Download free Euro Truck Simulator 2 update 1.44 on PC (Steam).

    Jack Johnson
    Jack Johnson
    Jack Johnson mainly writes about game-related news and updates. He is a passionate gamer, music lover, and traveler.
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