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Euro Truck Simulator 2's latest beta update delivers a big graphics boost

SSAO has been added to the game

Euro Truck Simulator 2's latest beta update delivers a big graphics boost

Euro Truck Simulator 2's latest beta update delivers a big graphics boost

Euro Truck Simulator's 1.38 Open Beta is now available, adding a graphical upgrade, a reskin of the city of Lille and updates to several major junctions. Gamers can also use an RGB colour picker to full customise the colour of their trucks, including the option to use HSV, RGB and HEX colour codes. This update will make colour matching much easier, especially for those with fleets of vehicles. 

With this work-in-progress update, Euro Truck Simulator 2's GPS UI has also been updated to support a modernise UI, allowing for a larger map on-screen view as well as more information for drivers who use the game's checkpoint system. Update 1.38 also includes a wide range of bug fixes and three new transport routes for owners of the game's Road to the Black Sea and Special Transport packs. 

Graphically, Euro Truck Simulator's visuals are basic by today's standards, but the addition of SSAO (Screen-Space Ambient Occlusion) does a great job when it comes to grounding the game's locations through the use of natural, believable shadows. This update may seem subtle, but it adds an extra layer of believability to Euro Truck Simulator's visuals, adding to the game's immersion. 
   


PC gamers can download Euro Truck Simulator's 1.38 beta update using the game's public_beta branch on Steam, which can be accessed using the Properties and Betas tab for Euro Truck simulator. No password is required to access this beta update. 



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26-06-2020, 16:51:48

Dicehunter
They need to work on moving everything over fully to DX11, Or even Vulkan, As they are still mainly on DX9 and the performance sometimes ingame shows this with very low GPU usage in many areas as well as crappy AA, I think Vulkan would be better in the long term as CPU usage is a bit hit'n'miss in ETS2.Quote

27-06-2020, 11:04:20

tgrech
Yeah, I know a streamer with a 3900X and RTX2080Ti who has to turn rain off because the FPS drops to ~40 on max settings at 1080pQuote

27-06-2020, 14:32:17

Dicehunter
Quote:
Originally Posted by tgrech View Post
Yeah, I know a streamer with a 3900X and RTX2080Ti who has to turn rain off because the FPS drops to ~40 on max settings at 1080p

It's pretty annoying especially when you have a few graphical mods in place and you see your GPU usage hover around 30-40% even at 3440x1440, The whole game engine needs an overhaul.Quote

27-06-2020, 17:03:39

WYP
Perhaps they need to make Euro Truck Simulator 3.Quote
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