POLL Manual steering on trailers

Manual steering on trailers

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POLL Manual steering on trailers

#1 Post by DubbelDraaiDeur » 11 Jan 2018 14:48

Hi guys,

first of all sorry for maybe not the best English (I'm trying to)
I'm new to this forum, but i play ets2 and ats for a few years now (grew up playing hard truck and 18 wos series)
And i'm also a big fan of anything oversised/abnormal that fits on a truck!
I have search the forum on some suggestion similar to mine, but couldn't find one, so here it is.

The base idea excist of being able to steer the trailer manually as in real life this happens quite often when the natural turning ark of the trailer doesn't allow you to go around a corner or out of a tight place.
When we can steer the trailer seperate from the truck, we can allow for bigger/longer loads on the road which results in even greater challanges!
I know a few methods how this can be done in real life
- From the truck cabin (Truck driver steers the truck and trailer as the escorts at the back tells him where to steer)
- With a remote hooked up to the trailer (escort guy)
- With levers on the trailer (escort guy)
- ...

I'm going to use the example of a wind turbine blade/tower here.
As you can imagin driving a trailer down the road extended to 40m+ with a load (sometimes even longer then the actual trailer) that won't bend, you are going to get into trouble real soon as in cutting sharp corners pretty badly. So maybe an option to raise and lower the trailer would be nice to avoid hitting guardrails and the underside of the trailer hitting the road on a jump-up.
And the escorts need an overhaul as they somethimes have to close the whole lane or road to let you pass, and somehow giving you directions to steer the trailer out of harms way.
I don't know if this could be "easily" implanted in the game and be done by doing some updates. or do they need to change the base game for this.

This is a rough idea of what i have in my head going on right now.
this is a video to back up the suggestion. In the video you can see the escort guy at the back giving directions to the truck driver
as we speak, there are 2 mods in the steam workshop which i think make a good base for longer trailers/manual steering.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/f ... nd+turbine
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/f ... nd+turbine

And with the arrival of the special transport DLC i can see this idea actually work (in SP) in the near future as many of the features are already there! (maybe this could be an update to the DLC)
Also it would be fun to see escort guys running around as you try to inch your truck and trailer out of harms way.
I know this isn't for annyone, but i do think this ads even more value and simulation to the game!
But i'm not a dev, so i leave it to you guys to jugde.


Feel free to discuss!

Kind regards
K.
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Re: Steering trailer manual

#2 Post by DubbelDraaiDeur » 12 Feb 2018 13:27

Hi guys
Found this video on youtube yesterday..
Ive not tested the mod, as somehow the trailer did not show up in the freight market...
But take a look at this gigantic trailer!!
This is the reason why we need manual steering, to implant trailers and cargo like this!
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnppSRzOBv8&t=4661s[/youtube] (i can't get the yt BBCode to work)
now i dare you to tell me this does not look exciting! :D

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Re: POLL Manual steering on trailers

#3 Post by erkinalp » 16 Feb 2018 14:50

Another usecase for multiplayer.

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Re: POLL Manual steering on trailers

#4 Post by Centrino2 » 16 Feb 2018 17:49

I got a problem with the damn trailer swinging out too far and unexpectedly hitting stuff that a normal trailer wouldn't hit, I got to drive differently because of that and ugh... hard to break old habits.

I like the heavy trailers is in ATS even though I gotta do wide maneuvers but at least it does as expected.

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Re: POLL Manual steering on trailers

#5 Post by DubbelDraaiDeur » 17 Feb 2018 16:23

Quote removed.

haha :D , gotchu, it's a case of whatever you prefer i guess, i actually only do the heavier jobs like this ingame (both ats and ets2), boxed trailers just ain't my style :) (ofc there are exceptions)
but yeah, somethimes they can be a pain in the *** :lol: , you really gotta take the steering axles in count when haulin' such trailers around, or they will catch you out pretty fast indeed :D

erkinalp wrote:
16 Feb 2018 14:50
Another usecase for multiplayer.
Sorry, I do not understand what you are saying with 'usecase'
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Re: POLL Manual steering on trailers

#6 Post by Centrino2 » 18 Feb 2018 05:28

I see what he means, other player will control the steer axles while the driver just drives as in real life... I don't think many would want to just be the steer person though. But for ATS steer axles for oversize (different type of trailer) should be scripted for certain turns since in real life someone would be controlling those axles.

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Re: POLL Manual steering on trailers

#7 Post by DubbelDraaiDeur » 19 Feb 2018 17:01

Tbh, i really don't care about the multiplayer hack, and i think SCS neither. i do play multiplayer from time to time, but i just do not think everything SCS implants in SP should be in MP also. (giving the amount of trolls in MP etc)
Although it would be cool to have manual steerable axles in MP, to do jobs with friends and such.. But that being said...

I hope to see a simelar DLC like the Special Transport from ETS2 in ATS. As ATS does not have such DLC yet, i think it will probably come asap, maybe they will implant steerable axles also like u said on the heavy cargo trailers, idk.

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Re: POLL Manual steering on trailers

#8 Post by elot360 » 20 Feb 2018 10:49

Why we talking about MP? SCS creating their game for Singleplayer only. MP is not theirs problem.

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Re: POLL Manual steering on trailers

#9 Post by erkinalp » 22 Feb 2018 08:30

Because we want official multiplayer support, too.


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