[1.40][REL] Volvo FH 3rd Generation (V1.042 Hotfix, 09-Apr-21)

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[1.40][REL] Volvo FH 3rd Generation (V1.042 Hotfix, 09-Apr-21)

#1 Post by johnny244 » 18 Oct 2020 13:25

Hi all,
I am a die-hard fan of the 3rd gen Volvo FH. It represents the transition from old-school Volvos to a completely redesigned new generation of trucks since 2012. It has the general design language of the 1st gen FH while having modern design touches here and there and featuring relatively new technologies (like new headlamps and engines that can deliver up to 750 hp, with EEV emission standards).
Though the tuning pack DLC has added extra appeal to the model, the vanilla FH is still the one that was modelled back in the early 2010s, which is woefully lacking in terms of model quality, when compared to the new Actros and Scania NG in-game, for example.
There are mods available on this site that make great improvements to the details of the truck, but unfortunately, none actually includes a complete remodelling of the cabin. There are also mods elsewhere that add on a standalone FH to the game, but they are generally not very well made for gameplay purpose, and the polygon count of the models is too high (well over a million) for a video game.

So, I decided to build a new 3d model of the truck from scratch myself. For this, I have taken lots of references from documents and pictures online, models of the vanilla FH and models from mods available online.



Update log: (Hover over the black box to view)
09-Apr-21, V1.042 Hotfix

Interior glass shaders fixed

06-Apr-21, V1.041 Hotfix

GPS, Dashboard screen shaders fixed

05-Apr-21, V1.04

6x2 mid-lift chassis added
Minor exterior parts re-modelled
Overhauled low-res interior model (exterior-viewed)
Other minor bug fixes

12-Feb-21, V1.03

Truck made compatible with 1.40 Beta
Globetrotter XXL (L3H3) cab added
Several interior parts remodelled
Other miscellaneous additions and fixes

10-Jan-21, V1.02 Hotfix

Texture reformatted to resolve the "fail to load texture" problem for certain systems, kudos to @Dotec for the help
UV mapping for paintjobs fixed
There are other feedbacks and reports of problems that will be addressed at a later date, as they require more time and research.

09-Jan-21, V1.01 Hotfix

Fixed some texture problems
5th wheel position reconfigured
Rear light bar lighting reconfigured
There are other feedbacks and reports of problems that will be addressed at a later date, as they require more time and research.

johnny244: exterior modelling, interior modification, conversion to ETS2
kriechbaum: engine sound
SCS Software: interior (low-poly and high-poly)[/spoiler]

Terms and Conditions

Please review the following Terms and Conditions ("Terms") before using this software. Use of this software means that you agree with and are bound by the Terms.

1. You cannot redistribute the software in any way, that is, I provide and maintain the means for access to this software. Do NOT mirror or republish this software to other mod hosting sites, and do NOT reupload this software.

2. This software and its content cannot be used for commercial purposes.

3. The models and textures are intended for and only for use in Euro Truck Simulator 2, should not be used in any other platforms or media (Not even across the pond, in American Truck Simulator, since this project still has assets created by SCS which contain intellectual properties of Volvo Trucks, unless you are doing so for strictly private use).

4. This software and its content can be freely modified for and only for private usage in Euro Truck Simulator 2. "Modification" covers any change to the models and non-paintjob-related textures.

5. Only with my expressed permission may you distribute your "Modification" to this software and its content non-commercially, via the official forum of SCS Software or Steam Workshop.

6. Without my expressed permission, you may still distribute paint jobs non-commercially, independent of this software, via the official forum of SCS Software or Steam Workshop.

DOWNLOAD (Main Package ONLY, see below for DLC Compatibility and Templates) (V1.042 Hotfix):
With Fan Sound
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ntIQJ- ... sp=sharing (Google Drive)
https://www.mediafire.com/file/74rtukxe ... 2.zip/file (MediaFire)

No Fan Sound
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uru7GX ... sp=sharing (Google Drive)
https://www.mediafire.com/file/2iobmrzm ... 2.zip/file (MediaFire)

This truck is also available on the Steam Workshop (V1.042 Hotfix)

Download link for DLC Compatibility Patches:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1u-zI62 ... sp=sharing

Templates for paint jobs:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ft7qut ... sp=sharing

Optional 900-degree steering patch: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11fIYoQ ... sp=sharing
(Activate this patch in Mod Manager if desired, with its priority above the main package. Deactivate to revert the change)

Other Recommended Mods:
These are non-compulsory mods that serve to enhance your driving experience

Volvo FH16 2009 Realistic Dashboard Computer by Oscar
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/ ... 1152271356 (Steam Workshop)

Tire Sound by Kriechbaum
https://sharemods.com/1milxpwk3w10/tire ... s.scs.html (original link)

Older versions (Google Drive): (password, when required: johnny244carrot)
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing

Please report any technical problems or bugs in this thread, let me and the community join in on the problem-solving. Do not PM me for this.
Last edited by johnny244 on 17 Apr 2021 11:43, edited 49 times in total.

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Re: [WIP] Volvo FH 3rd Generation

#2 Post by Dan » 18 Oct 2020 13:36

Looking wonderful, good luck with the project

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Re: [WIP] Volvo FH 3rd Generation

#3 Post by Antoniopua » 18 Oct 2020 16:16

:o :o

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Re: [WIP] Volvo FH 3rd Generation

#4 Post by wyborowa » 18 Oct 2020 20:15

My favourite truck! Good luck on work!

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Re: [WIP] Volvo FH 3rd Generation

#5 Post by cronosspain » 18 Oct 2020 20:26

ole ole

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Re: [WIP] Volvo FH 3rd Generation

#6 Post by mmtt » 18 Oct 2020 21:28

johnny244,I love this model more than its new model, I really hope it will be a very successful work.

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Re: [WIP] Volvo FH 3rd Generation

#7 Post by TvKleunen » 19 Oct 2020 08:29

As i am a Volvo fan i gotta love the fh3 too! Lovely to see someone working on a good looking model!

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Re: [WIP] Volvo FH 3rd Generation

#8 Post by Rhino15 » 19 Oct 2020 08:42

Good Luck ! I Like the Volvo FH3
Sorry for my bad english
Volvo FH3 Power :geek:

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Re: [WIP] Volvo FH 3rd Generation

#9 Post by UK_Trucker_1980 » 19 Oct 2020 08:43

This is looking awesome so far mate! Keep up the good work!

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Re: [WIP] Volvo FH 3rd Generation

#10 Post by Andy_GTI » 19 Oct 2020 08:58

Great work, keep it up!

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