Euro Truck Simulator 2...
2020 I found myself playing
Live for Speed
for about a month. I've now 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.
enjoying the realism and the
challenges faced with manoeuvring
large vehicles [see
below] (something that has
like a dark art!) and trekking about
Europe. 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
This was all getting a bit long
and wieldy so I have now reorganised
it into the separate pages above.
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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