Euro Truck Simulator 2...
2020 I found myself playing
Live for Speed
for about a month. Then, in 2021 I found
myself playing Euro Truck Simulator 2
(ETS) which I also found free to play
[here]. Sadly I sold my steering wheel
back then, but I'm enjoying this so
far simply using the keyboard.
enjoy the realism and the
challenges faced with manoeuvring
large vehicles [see
below] (something that has
like a dark art!) and trekking about
Europe. Completing a job without
incurring fines (speeding, or improper
use of lights) is also a challenge. I'm using this
to keep a track of the locations
I've been, some of the interesting
I've hauled, and
Issues I've encountered (or
proposals I've considered) along the
08/05/22: [UPDATE] I haven't played
ETS2 for a while now and have little
interest at present to return to it.
These pages will remain here for now.
I'm still trucking, after 6 months. I
mostly do just a single job every
other day or so; I find the task of
driving from collection point to
delivery to be relaxing (although
getting fined for improper use of
lights, on or off, is annoying). Then
the delivery part is fun as I'm pretty
confident with manoeuvring most
amassed over $200,000 in the game as a
solo driver and I'm considering
delving into other areas of the game
that might make use of that, such as
running a fleet and hiring other
drivers - I'm I only vaguely aware of
these kinds of features.
The heaviest rain I've experienced in
the game... actually I think it was
hail and there was lightening too and
visibility was very bad:
My first delivery of tractors (I'd
often seen lorries with these loads
and I wondered when I'd get my own)
but I failed... getting wedged on this
barrier. I tried and tried but in the
end I had to call for assistance (a
recovery vehicle essentially deposits
you at a repair centre).
delivered my load, neatly backing into
this space (again in one slick
manoeuvre... I'm getting good at
I thought this delivery spot was going
to be tricky... I thought I might need
to reverse all the way down the road
there was room to pull to the right
and then back in... which I did on the
I wonder, as I hitched up to my next
job, a double-trailer affair... how
the hell did someone park it in here?!
I then had
to park it myself, once delivered,
into this simple spot... however, it
wasn't simple and I think this was the
first time I failed to park my
trailer... I drove round the yard in a
wide circle, but no matter how many
times I tried, the end trailer ended
up out of the designated space. I
couldn't pull forward and back it into
the space either. I'm sure it would be
possible by someone with the ability
of maenouvering such trailer
configurations, but not me...
I had a bad day...
28/07/21: Somehow I
could fuel-up with my truck this far
away from the pump! I'd been sleeping
in the bay to the right and when I
woke and needed fuel I inched forward
rather than do a trip round the gas
station #lazy... it detected I was in
the refuelling zone and let me fill
another one of these awkward spots to
reverse a trailer into!
Another tricky spot to reverse into
(it took me a few attempts):
I had big impact today... into a train
crossing barrier; I'd just come round
a bend and didn't notice the crossing
(and that the barriers were down AND
there was a train passing) until too
late. It's somewhat silly that you can
crash into a barrier at speed and not
break IT instead of your truck! I've
done something similar at
checkpoints/toll booths where I've not
stopped in time (I even tried to
quickly follow a vehicle ahead through
without paying, but that didn't work!)
This was a
tight spot to reverse into!
I got a
"Good Work" award, rather than the
usual "Excellent" or "Late":
sort out that damage...
Today's jobs weren't without issue...
was my largest fine to date! Oh well,
the load as delivered and successfully
parked in this space:
quick hop to Finland:
Since arriving in Russia I've been
enjoying the sights and soviet
I arrived at a yard with a delivery...
and saw my next... gotta love a
The delivery wasn't even to where I
wanted to get to! (and yes, I
successfully back into that space)...
I had this wide load to deliver...
A little bit of damage today...
Date (recent 1st)
Petersburg - Kouvola
- St Petersburg
Rezekne - Pskov
Helsinki - Luga
Tallinn - Helsinki
Utena - Riga
Panevezkys - Utena
Kalinigrad - Panevezkys
Holsingborg - Gdansk
Rostock - Holsingborg
Kassel - Bremen
Dusseldorf - Kassel
Brussels - Dusseldorf
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