Gas Station Simulator update is now rolling out on PC (Steam). According to the official Gas Station Simulator patch notes, the latest update added quality of life improvements and gameplay optimizations.
Since the last patch, players are facing a number of problems with the game. Today’s Gas Station Simulator patch will fix a few of these issues.
Check out more details below.
As you are likely aware, we have been struggling with fixing achievements for a few updates now.
While we managed to fix them in the game itself, tons of players still reported issues with achievements. We have spent a lot of time analyzing those reports and working directly with players on discord to track down the issues. As it tuned out, while we missed just a few things in the game previously, the vast majority of issues stemmed from handling the achievements, connection issues or achievement frequencies. Some of these things we could fixed, some were simply beyond our sphere on influence.
We have thus decided to revamp the Achievement System and added it to the game itself rather than being purely reliant on Steam. This means that while you’re in-game, you will now see a new Achievement Section in the escape / pause menu where you can also track your achievement progress.
The system now works locally, meaning as you unlock achievements these are saved locally first and then sends them to Steam for verification. You can find the file holding your achievement data in your Saved/SaveGames folder under AchievementProfileX.sav, where X is your user ID from Steam.
When loading an older save game it will try to retroactively grant the achievements based on quest progress and stats (the stats are saved in GSS_Stats_X.sav file). So first time you broom, pick up trash, fuel a car, serve a customer, get a tip, buy or steal an indoor decoration, paint a wall, etc. it should read your stats and apply any missing achievements.
In a future patch we will likely expand on the functionality of the Achievement Section with options resetting them locally, resending them to Steam in case of connections errors or unpredicted issues. Achievements should now also pop on screen in-game in addition to the Steam notification, which might be of importance to players who disable the Steam overlay to squeeze more performance out of their games.
As an added side bonus of this whole endeavour, it will also allow us to add more achivements to the game in future updates, related to new content or expanding the existing stat based achievements, even beyond the 100 achievement limit from Steam.
Another added bonus for those who just love to do achievements over and over again, if at any point you feel like it, you can reset your local achievements to experience the rush of earning them again, by deleting the AchievementProfileX.sav file in your Saved/SaveGames/ folder 😛
Achievements – Known Issue
During public testing we have discovered an issue where for few players the GSS_Stats_X.sav file was corrupted and they were unable to earn any stats and thus the achievements related to the stats.
We will attempt to implement a fix for this on our side in the future patch, but as it requires a lot more work and testing, we didn’t want to postpone the update even further.
There is however a workaround. If you see that you’re not getting achievements in-game for any stat related achievements as outlined above, you are safe to delete the specific GSS_Stats_X.sav file and they should become earnable as we will regenerate the file later.
Just make sure the game isn’t running when you delete the file.
While we working on update #4, many community members reached out to us offering to translate the game into their language. We are so grateful for that!
With update #4, the game now supports:
If you notice any issues with these languages, please report it on our Discord in the translation section.
With update #4 now deployed, part of the team will continue on more improvements, some more optimizations and further bug fixing. Among the improvements will be many requests from the community for gameplay QoL features and adjustments.
Another part of the team switched back to prepare the Car Wash content update for release, now that the vehicle optimizations planned for update #5 have been included into this update which in turn were required for the Car Wash.