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#3301 Post by rookie_one » 01 Aug 2020 13:55

One more I would like to see in ATS : DRL for current trucks

They all have DRL available because of Canada(it's mandatory in canada), but regulations concerning DRL are different from europe and would probably require some adjustments for the game engine

The systems that are the most often used for DRL are(in order of popularity) :
  1. High beam at 50% power
  2. Front Turn Signal at constant full power
  3. Low Beam at 70%
  4. fog lights at 70%
  5. Dedicated DRL (ony the new VNL have these AFAIK)
For example, the 2003-2017 VNL(the one we have in-game) use the front turning signals at full power at all time for DRL (except when they are flashing)

From wikipedia :
Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 108 requires DRLs on all new vehicles made or imported after January 1, 1990. Canada's proposed DRL regulation was essentially similar to regulations in place in Scandinavia, with an axial luminous intensity limit of 1,500 cd, but automakers claimed it was too expensive to add a new front lighting device, and would increase warranty costs (by dint of increased bulb replacements) to run the low beams. After a regulatory battle, the standard was rewritten to permit the use of reduced-voltage high beam headlamps producing up to 7,000 axial candela, as well as permitting any light color from white to amber or selective yellow. These changes to the regulation permitted automakers to implement a less costly DRL, such as by connecting the high beam filaments in series to supply each filament with half its rated voltage, or by burning the front turn signals full-time except when they are actually flashing as turn indicators.

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#3302 Post by akima » 01 Aug 2020 17:20

I'd like to see lots more happening on the road so the roads feel more alive. e.g.

Higher traffic density.

Occasional traffic jams.

More varied traffic behaviour (e.g. some cars should tailgate, some shouldn't. Some should always yield and flash you out, some shouldn't)

Emergency vehicles should approach at speed with lights and sirens on.

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I'd like their to be call out maintenance work. e.g. call out a van to do minor repairs or to bring you some fuel. I'd like it if I actually had to wait for it to arrive. The vehicle could be displayed on the map so the player can track its progress towards you.
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#3303 Post by Trucker_71 » 01 Aug 2020 17:56


Already available...

Higher traffic - uset g_traffic "1" <--- change this
Occasional traffic jams. - random road events and detour sliders in settings.

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#3304 Post by flight50 » 02 Aug 2020 00:57

SCS can't make such volume available because of the various pc's we all have. Just do as Trucker_71 suggest or use traffic mods. Cip has one of the best around. You can find it in the mods section on this forum.

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#3305 Post by GT182 » 03 Aug 2020 01:48

I've got to get rid of drivers too. I'll probably keep most of the garages just for lower fuel costs and repairs/upgrades. I have a bank of close to 1.5 billion and there's no way I could spend that amount of money. I don't know how long we can run in a profile or if there's and end to the sim. Right now I'm working on my 829th outbound trip in 452 days of game play for this profile. I hope I get a good retirement pension and SS benefits from it. ;) LOL
Gary - CB code name: CW
I've hauled ass down the road to deliver new cars and trucks, fuel, freight, and produce. Now I'm ATS addicted to doing the same thing in a simulation. :roll:

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#3306 Post by flight50 » 03 Aug 2020 02:05

^Lol. A good pension huh. Well I think ATS will just run you til you can't run anymore. 1.5 billion is a ton and I have the nerve to be pissed about my lil 22 million, lol. I think some of the best cheats to ditch income are mods though. Edit them to increase the purchase price. I think someone mentioned paint skins are some of the easier ones.

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#3307 Post by flyboy463 » 04 Aug 2020 02:21

Any chance we could have the option to have our range selection act as a fast split (no need to take it out of gear to change range, like a 10 speed going from 5 to 6 for example)? I just want it to behave like the splitter selection works. My reasoning is that I have the Mack R mod and a realistic Spicer 6 X 4 compound transmission setup, with a TH8A acting as my 6 speed box and my g27 shifter as my 4 speed brownie/auxiliary transmission. Right now with my current setup, I have to pass through neutral in my main box if I want to go from "under" to "direct" in my brownie box, because I have the g27 setup to act like the range and splitter buttons (2 buttons and 2 states (on/off), = 4 "gears"), and this is unrealistic because I shouldn't have to touch my main box at all to shift my auxiliary, but I understand with the way the controls are currently laid out the game thinks I'm doing a range change.

EDIT: I'm pretty proud of this discovery, not gonna lie. I figured it out. Turns out, it's possible to actually simulate full functionality of twin sticks already in the game, all that's needed is a bit of knowledge on operators.

By editing the "mix gear"-s in the controls.sii file and setting them to "[hardware gear] & (gearsel1on | gearsel1off | gearsel2on | gearsel2off)", the main box gear (hardware gear in this case) won't engage and will default to neutral until one of the 4 conditions are met, in this case, it's the gears of the compound box. This means that actually shifting the compound box and passing it through neutral will make the game gears goto neutral until one of the compound gears is re-selected (and the engine is at the proper RPM). This let's one truly simulate twin sticks in this game.

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#3308 Post by joschac2 » 05 Aug 2020 01:18

I do wish the AI will use horn and flash their high beams to you and other AI

I,v seen AI cut off another AI, would be neat to see the AI honking and flashing there beams as I past

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#3309 Post by Bobble2020 » 12 Aug 2020 19:40

Not seen it mentioned but my wish would be the ability to check or uncheck using weighbridges , To me they are a completely pointless addition and you can never risk overtaking another truck if you know one is coming up , as if you do you can guarantee getting called into one , Or you overtake a convoy of trucks and can guarantee again getting pulled in so the queue of trucks passes you while you are crawling through it at 15 mph .

The other thing is being given time to get across level crossing before the barrier descends , I have wrecked my truck approx 5 times where i start across the crossing , the lights flash and immediately the barriers come down throwing your truck and trailer around doing a ton of damage to it

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#3310 Post by flight50 » 12 Aug 2020 20:23

I had to actually look up what a weighbridge was, lol. I am so use to only knowing them as weigh stations. Well you can do like most, including myself.....we just ignore them. I only stop to discover them if I haven't already. Until they are functional, I 95% of the time I don't stop anymore. There is so much money in your account typically that the fine won't hurt at all.

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