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#191 Post by dk00? » 29 Mar 2020 20:40

US-24 will be there and pike's peak will be as visual only. Pikes Peak is too big of a thing to be omitted from the dlc.

If we are able to drive up pikes peak, it's a good thing that we have openable windows now as the instructions given at the base is windows open and turn off the AC in order to prevent your vehicle from breaking down. Descending is use lowest gear and light on the brakes. They stop you halfway down to take brake temps. If the brakes are too hot, they make you pull off to the side and wait for the brakes to cool down.
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#192 Post by flight50 » 29 Mar 2020 21:05

With US-50 going East to West, I don't see having US-24 running parallel to US-50 from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs being necessary. That's the part I was speaking of which is the part where Pikes Peak is. If they do include them fine, I'll travel US-24 for sure but PP, nah. No desire to go up it in a Conventional truck.

Speaking of US-160, I found this nice video of Wolf Creek from a semi's point of view. Very scenic indeed.


Quick view from an RV. This guys skips around unfortunately but nice video

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#193 Post by dk00? » 29 Mar 2020 21:11

US 24 is an absolutely beautiful drive in Colorado. 160 is nice as well, but not to the level as 24. It's a major arterial road that ends in Michigan and is kind of important if Manhatten is included when Kansas arrives.
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#194 Post by Xaagon » 29 Mar 2020 21:44

I think we'll get US-24 from Colorado Springs to Limon - this may have even been shown in the teaser video where the windmills are shown.

US-24 from Colorado Springs to I-70 would be awesome, but at the 1:20 scale I don't know if there will be enough room to include it. We may see US 24 as a north-south road from I-70 to where it changes to US 285 and continues to Salida.

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#195 Post by Shiva » 29 Mar 2020 22:49

Xaagon, something like this https://www.google.com/maps/dir/39.6074 ... 6.4461595/ for that area?
Same route, but with US-24 added, https://www.google.com/maps/dir/38.8095 ... m2!4m1!3e0 .
The optimist in me says: Yeah, that stretch of US-24 will be in. https://www.google.com/maps/dir/38.8106 ... 4.8353986/
The realist is not so sure at all.
And the pessimist says: Nope, not gonna be in.

I would like to have it in the game tho.
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#196 Post by Xaagon » 29 Mar 2020 22:58

@Shiva, exactly what I was thinking. I think I-25, I-70, and US-50 will definitely be there. US-24/US-285 not so sure.

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#197 Post by flight50 » 30 Mar 2020 00:02

I am thinking like @Xaagon. CS to Limon yes and as a North to South from I-70 to US-50. US-50 is already in the game and will probably continue from Utah. US-24 however is not in the game and introduces another road in which if they don't plan on taking it to the end, don't introduce it. East of I-25 from Las Cruces to I-90, the roads get denser and there are tons of options for SCS to make. The thing is, they can't make things so dense that things are on top of each other. There will already have to be tons of cut planes made as roads gets denser. This means a lot of areas, the backgrounds will pop in and out as you turn your head from side to side. People who want draw distances increased would go mad over excessive cut planes, lol.

Shiva's first link is the route that both Xaagon and I are thinking. I will say that US-24 in Shiva's second link can help with detours. But I see US highways in ATS as shortcuts to Interstates. Not as shortcuts to other US highways. I don't see the devs mapping anything extra that they don't have to. At least day one map releases. Once feedback kicks in, yeah add x,y and z. But as long as travel can be done without redundant backtracking, they won't do it. Prime example OR-140 and NV-140. Those had to be in the game as travel in Southern Oregon was pretty bad. US-20 in Oregon is the reason why US-26 didn't come day one. Either or works for East/West travel. US-24 and US-50 is in the same boat.

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#198 Post by Sametbey2 » 30 Mar 2020 05:56

US-24 takes you to the big gold mine.It also leads to the US-24 CO-91, there is also a mine there. both are connected to the I-70. It will have a dense road network such as Colorado Washington and Oregon. I think, "US-24, US-84, US-50, US-491, US-160, US-285, US-40, US-550, US-385, US-36" should all be inside. At the same time, the US-34 or CO-14 must be inside. And it's as important as in CO-13, CO-64 and CO-139.

I would also like to see the CO-141 in this DLC. Maybe. :P

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#199 Post by flight50 » 30 Mar 2020 13:03

US-34 and US-14 both probably won't make it. Fort Collins will more than likely be in so that makes CO-14 the more likely candidate. I think someone from Colorado already mentioned that US-34 gets closed during the winter. If I am a dev, I am thinking ahead and for seasons. That takes a road off the menu for us. Granted the devs can add US-34 later. But at release, its probably out. Its way too close to CO-14 though and the 3d models of any mountains and tree may not work.

CO-141 is more perhaps out if US-50 and US-550 are in. We already have US-191 in. CO-141 is right in between those two. All the others are fair good locks though. US-160 from Arizona, US-550, US-84, US-285 and I-25 from NM are pretty solid. US-285 is 50/50 though. Then there is US-385/US-287 from Oklahoma. All real good connections to tie into the Southern adjacent states to open up the South.

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#200 Post by Shiva » 30 Mar 2020 17:30

US-34 or CO-14, actually, both might be plausible. Not maybe for complete distances, but parts here and there.
NOTE! I have not taken into account the inner north/south roads. Nor the diagonal connecting roads.
What I think might be the outer boundaries of that DLC and the main west to east roads:
https://www.google.com/maps/dir/39.7863 ... m0!1m0!3e0
or
https://www.google.com/maps/dir/39.7863 ... m0!1m0!3e0

It could be that there is CO-14 west of Fort Collins and US-34 east of it.

US-40 exiting Colorado to Kansas should be a possibility.
US-6, US-34 and US-36. Plausibly 2 of the 3 possible. In worst case, just 1 of these, to Nebraska.
Depends how self sufficient SCS wants to make the map DLC's of North Dakota to Kansas line.

I am more optimistic on the eastbound roads than ads678 is. ATS concept map (fanmade)
Altho, his could very well be more as it will be.
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