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TitanLongHaul
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Hey, I'm new!

#1 Post by TitanLongHaul » 24 Sep 2015 20:31

Hello. I'm a new trucker to the American Long Haul Community. I'm here to ask for some tips and tricks on how to properly play American Long Haul starting off.

I hope this is a nice community which is very helpful and that I can be settled in with. So, here are some questions.

I have never played an 18WOS game and wondering if anybody could help me out. I want to start an ALH campaign. I have set my controls I prefer in the Options > Keyboard setting. My first question is what is the best way to start off? Are there any suggestions on how much I should get payed, starting off, and how far I should be going as a starter? (e.g $9,000 - $12,000 and Seattle - Calgary)
I'm also looking for general tips and tricks, on how to build up in a great trucking simulation game such as ALH. I have seen very experienced players with a lot of money, workers, trailers and trucks. How did you start up and get to the point where you are now? How can I save gas and what is the fastest way to be the King of the Road?

I plan to stay here with a great community and achieve great friends and goals in the game.

Thank you,
Your newest member of the ALH Team, TitanLongHaul

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#2 Post by Fsxdude04 » 24 Sep 2015 20:47

Welcome Titan! Be sure to add me on steam via my signature below :P
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TitanLongHaul
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#3 Post by TitanLongHaul » 24 Sep 2015 20:50

Thanks, I will soon.
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#4 Post by Axel Slingerland » 24 Sep 2015 22:20

HowDY! Welcome to the forum.
You can call me Ax

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#5 Post by ChrisCanfield » 17 May 2016 20:18

Hello, "TitanLongHaul".
Christopher Canfield, here.

1. When u open the game & attempt to create a new game, in the: "NEW GAME" menu . . . .
I recommend u start the game, by using the: "Campaign" mode, then
enter u'r name (IN THE: "Name" BOX), select: "Male",
& lastly, on the bottom of the: "NEW GAME" menu, select: "EASY".

2. I recommend you drive u'r new tractor, to the closest Service Station, to the preferred city headquarters u have chosen, to add the following 3 upgrades to u'r truck: "BBW", "AVI" & "ABS".
These 3, I guess u could call them options, will help you in controlling your new tractor (ESPECIALLY: "BBW").
GAME TERMINOLOGIES:
"BBW": Brake By Wire - improves the braking response of your truck.
"AVI": Automatic Vehicle Identification - allows you to pass through weigh-stations without needing to stop. Note that you will still have to drive through the station.
"ABS": Anti-lock Braking System. These prevent wheel lockup in a hard braking situation, which reduces the chance of skidding.

THIS IS MY PREFERRED: "18 WoS - American Long Haul", Game Playing Objectives.

While u are here, If u wish to take out a few loans, U MAY want to upgrade u'r: Engine & Brakes.
NOTE: If u open from the Start Menu, "Help" file for the Game Title: "18 Wheels of Steel American Long Haul", all of this is mentioned in the category's: "Truck Upgrades Appendix" & "Using the Notebook" ! :D

3. If u choose not to do that, Start doing "local deliveries", to start building up your cash flow to eliminate taking out of loans to use the earned cash to upgrade your truck's engine, brakes & transmission.
Along the way, try going to every Hotel on the map, cause that's where you can hire new drivers to further help u in getting more cash flow, too !
Once u have gotten a 2nd driver onboard, u can then start to build up your fleet of trucks for new hireee's (drivers), & trailers, too !
NOTE: There is a way to "cheat" the system, by adding more money WITHOUT the additional work involved, by looking up Cheat Codes for the said gaming title.

Try doing a google search under: "18 wheels of steel american long haul cheats" &/OR
"18 wheels of steel american long haul mods", &
read each one till u find what I am talking about, here.

U will need to edit 2 files, FIRST: (A): "config.cfg" file, located under:
C:\Users\YOUR NAME\Documents\18 WoS American Long Haul.
Change the line which reads: uset g_console "0" to: uset g_console "1".
NEXT: open the "game.sii" file.
All of your saved games will be in a folder simply listed as: "save", in C:\Users\YOUR NAME\Documents\18 WoS American Long Haul & the "game.sii" file will be listed in this filepath FOR EACH "save" FILE..
NOTE: To properly edit these (2) files, for editing the "config.cfg" file, I highly recommend downloading "Free Editor" program via: http://www.freeeditor.com & for the later file: "game.sii", use the "WordPad" document program already pre-installed on every windows pc, in the Start Menu under: "Accessories".
IF U TRY TO OPEN THESE 2 FILES & MAKE A MISTAKE IN TRYING TO FIND A PROGRAM TO PROPERLY EDIT THEM, U MAY NOT BE ABLE TO REVERT THE SAID FILES, TO THEIR ORIGINAL STATE !

After editing the 2 files, mentioned above, u will also be able to edit the file: "config.cfg", to
Disabling the Police Activity:
(Change

uset g_police "1"

to

uset g_police "0",

Disabling Fatigue in: "config.cfg" file:
(Change

uset g_fatigue "1"

to

uset g_fatigue "0",

Finally, 2 other tips:
SUBJECT: Police Activity Engaged Fines Voided from earned income (IT's BEEN PROVEN EFFECTIVE & REALLY WORKS ! :D)
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TIP: If you run a red light & should u choose that you don’t want to incur the fine & loose money, (if you are able):

1. Park on the shoulder of the road.
2. Shut down the engine.
3. Engage the parking brake.
4. Turn on your Right Turn Signal & stay put.

It will take awhile to have your Police Activity Indicator decrease,
but will eventually go down & completely disappear.

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&
SUBJECT: Headlights & Police Note
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You must turn ON your headlights at: 7 PM
& keep them on until: 6 AM EVEN IF YOU ARE PARKED or NOT !.

The reason for this is (if failing to do so), that a red bar will gradually fill in, indicating an increase in some illegal activity with the police.

If you heed this, the Police Activity Indicator will drop & disappear.

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AGAIN REVIEWING:
Turn ON your headlights at: 7 PM

Turn OFF your headlights at: 6 AM
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I hope all of my work to document all of what u were looking for in the major subjected areas is helpful to & for u.
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME ON ANY 18 WoS - American Long Haul ISSUE THAT I MIGHT BE ABLE TO ANSWER 4 U, IN THE NEAR FUTURE.
Note: I am N O T a forum admin person NOR a moderator.
I am just another gaming consumer, like u'r self.

HAPPY "GAMING" !
Chris Canfield.
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