Improved Truck Physics v1.4

This mod will add more realistic physics for trucks in game. It is not much more difficult to drive a truck:

  • Changed driver body movement physics.
  • Decreased responistivity of truck. Increased air and wheel rotation resistance. Higher chance to tip over during high speed maneuvers;
  • Decreased brake effectiviness. Brakes now have more realistic warm up/cool down rates and proper max. temp;
  • Tweaked cabin movement behavior to be more responsive to truck maneuvers. Adjusted cabin weight to realistic value, redefined pitch and roll angles, damping and springing forces;
  • Changed suspension travel value and damping factor. Suspension is softer now;
  • Decreased clutch viscosity;
  • Decreased tire material friction and increased tires deformation parameters. Tires now have less friction with road and more prone to slipping.

In this update:

  • Added tweaked chassis files;
  • Removed mod split on two versions;
  • Added support for Freightliner FLB by odd_fellow, Kirilloid22, Dmitry68, Gosha Motor; Mack Titan by Андрей Васильев, vitalik062, Kriechbaum, FRANK_WOT; MB Antos by DANZ; Scania R730 by Bogdan Kasalap; Scania 4 by satan19990, NewTon, Mr.Poland/Chudy/Wojtas, Anaheim i EDD123; Peterbilt 387 by Ch_Vitalik, Kirilloid22, Dmitry68, Gosha Motor; Peterbilt 389 by Viper2;
  • Decreased steering sensivity;
  • Decreased fifth wheel pitch/roll angles;
  • Decreased brake strenght and increased higher upper margin of “low speed”;
  • Brake balance reverted to default value;
  • Decreased brake cool down/warm up rates;
  • Decreased cabin pitch backward and roll angles;
  • Increased cabin springing force;
  • Increased damping force of cabin springing;
  • Decreased cabin and wheel mass;
  • Increased damping force of chassis suspension;
  • Reworked all parameters related to clutch, transmission and retarder – their behavior more realistic now;
  • Fixed inability to stall engine bug;
  • Decreased air resistance;
  • Fixed wheel slip values;
  • Decreased stiffness of tyre material and increased damping force of tyre deformation.

Credits: AlexeyP
Compatibility: ETS2 1.22.x and 1.21.x

Screenshots:

https://youtu.be/uLpH6-q7eM4

How to install mod for ETS 2:

  1. Download this mod.
  2. Extract it!
  3. Paste the .scs file(s) into your My Documents/Euro Truck Simulator 2/mod folder.
  4. Run game ~> Mod Manager ~> Enable mod.
  5. Enjoy!

Download this mod for ETS 2:

4 COMMENTS

  1. As an author of this mod, i want to clarify some things. This is mostly for site admins/moderators, not for ets2 players:
    1. I`ve spent week and a half before initial mod release. I`ve made lots of test and research info about trucks behavior;
    2. Majority (more than 90%) of players are happy with it (more than i, actually);
    3. I can accept critics, but with arguments. Not just like: “i don`t like this thing, so i think this is wrong”, but critics based on facts. Facts is: IRL, truck doesn`t stop right after hitting brakes; cabin of truck is not static thing, glued to the chassis; Also, you can increase brakers effectiveness by adjusting slider in gameplay options. Same goes for driver movement/steering sensivity. But personally i don`t have such great problems with braking – i`ve tested this mod both on keyboard and G27;
    4. My physics is not perfect, but it is impossible to create perfect physics for a game, where all vehicles have ONE physics definition file for all;
    5. Things like weaker brakes and softer cabin were advertised on features list. So, what`s the point of downloading mod with such features and wonder after?;
    6. After such negative review, i`ve spent some time to improve my mod and as a result new 1.2 version was released. And you know what: negative review of older 1.1 mod version now is under new version of mod as well!

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