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  1. Hello,

    We recently had our 7th anniversary, which has been a blast. We thank every single one of you who has been here with us the past years or recently joined.

    I have planned 2021 to be the year of major changes. The year where we will focus on changing how TruckersMP works (internally) and providing certain highly-requested features to you. Maybe you remember that we had our 2020 Christmas video where I appeared at the end of the video showing multiple pictures in the back. People quickly started decoding the top image and found out what it meant.

    With this post, I am officially confirming that TruckersMP succeeded in making some major plans come true, thanks to you as the community and our staff team. I want to thank our Patrons in particular because they are the main ones who made it possible for us to have someone working full-time for TruckersMP. Starting July 2021, our Game Developer ShawnCZek will be the first person working for TruckersMP. Our dream is to have more people working full-time on the project, so we can provide better and more game and website-related features to you.

    To achieve this dream we mainly depend on the money coming from our Patrons. Last year, we were able to set money aside to achieve the first step of our dream. It is important to maintain the current income to achieve the second step of our dream, which is employing a second Game Developer. We hope to achieve this second step later this year. In 2022, we want to continue this path and employ at least one web developer as well, so we have multiple people who can create and maintain features daily.

    This being said, the Patreon campaign goals have been updated to the current situation and to what would be required to achieve the next steps.

    What else was visible on the image in the Christmas video?

    Bottom left picture: A lot of people instantly figured out this shape looks like a bus, which is indeed true. With our Alternating Vehicles, we made it possible that you will be able to drive a bus now and then. But, there is more! Hopefully later this year, you will find out more information regarding this.

    Bottom middle picture: This image is referring to a unique major event later this year, stay tuned for that!

    Bottom right picture: You can see a blurry shape of a trailer. It is referring to a custom TruckersMP trailer built from scratch. It will have a lot of customisation options. There will also be additional customisation options for Patrons.

    What are the plans for the project and the Patreon campaign?

    Over the past years, TruckersMP has grown continuously and we are slowly approaching 4.5 million accounts! Getting more players means we need to get more staff.

    In February, 885 of you applied for a position as Game Moderator. 7% of those were invited to an interview and we ended up welcoming a total of 30 new Game Moderation Trainees to our team!
    An increase of people in the community and staff means that more people want to express their opinions and provide their wish to get certain new features. We love that you share with us how you feel and what you would like to see in the project.

    As mentioned above, the Patreon campaign is essential for us to achieve our dreams. We will not solely focus on our Patrons alone, that would be a big shame. Though it needs to be mentioned that if we want to grow and if we want to bring everything that is planned, we will need to pay people... and that means money is required. At the moment of writing this post, no one in TruckersMP is paid to work for TruckersMP. Every developer, manager and team member does their tasks mostly alongside school/work/...

    To be completely transparent with the community, I will be sharing the number of tasks that are currently waiting to be completed by Developers. This does not include all the 'accepted' suggestions, it includes feature requests submitted by staff members and community, minor and major tasks that are planned for years, and similar. The amount is 207 tasks. We hope to complete the majority of these tasks this year, which would mean that a long-awaited feature is planned to be released.

    As for the Patreon campaign, it is going very well and the current revenue makes us able to fulfil the needs for the first step of our dream described above. If we want to move on to the next steps, we will have to increase the revenue. As said when we started the Patreon campaign back in October 2019, we will not increase the prices of the current tiers, nor move around benefits of a current tier to a higher tier. We are currently brainstorming what we can do to make our Patreon campaign more appealing for new and existing players. We have compared our Patreon campaign to other campaigns in the gaming industry and were surprised about the popularity of some campaigns (and the lack of content that they are giving back to Patrons).

    When we asked for your opinions about what you would like to see as a reward in return for your subscription, the most requested one is a custom skin for truck/trailer. While this seems like something we would love to provide, it is currently not viable to do with how TruckersMP is currently built. Apart from that, the price of infrastructure will increase exponentially.

    A $10 tier is something very likely to come to the TruckersMP Patreon campaign somewhere this year or early next year, but as said above, we are thinking what could be worth providing for such a tier. An early access system or access to testing environments is maybe possible, but feel free to bring up things you would like to see for Patrons. If you are a Patron, what else would you like to see in return for your subscription? If you are not a Patron, what things would make you consider becoming one? Feel free to let us know by replying to the forum topic linked to this blog (or reply to this topic, if you are reading this on the forum).

    Suggestions

    Over the past years, you have submitted a huge amount of suggestions, which we want to thank you for. We have accepted, rejected and opened many suggestions for discussion. A lot of tasks for developers were made because of these suggestions. Sadly, we have never been able to give ETAs on when certain features can be expected. We plan to focus more on suggestions once we get our first paid Game Developer. It will then be easier to prioritise features and create a plan with deadlines. There is a possibility that we will ask you which things you want to see first. These can be little things like chat colours or displaying the tag in chat or can be major things like an economy system or maybe even something AI-related x1f440;.

    Some previously accepted suggestions may be reviewed again to see if they are still needed, so possibly some of these can be rejected. But we will do our best to explain why something gets rejected while it was accepted in the past.

    With this being said, on behalf of the TruckersMP Team, I would like to thank you for playing TruckersMP in the past seven years, sharing pictures, videos, suggestions, feedback and so much more with us. It will be nice to see you on the road again and I hope these changes will make your TruckersMP experience better.

    Smoky
    Game Producer

  2. Greetings!

    If you attended our 10th Real Operations in October, you may have been impressed with our wide range of custom vehicles involved to pull off such a massive event.

    With this, we are keeping Real Operations in Europe once more.

    Introducing...

    POSTER

    Our upcoming Real Operations will be the best Euro Trucks Simulator 2 event yet! Featuring lots of new vehicles and operations, you will be joined amongst thousands of players experiencing our most thrilling European adventure.

    Everything will be happening in real-time for you and your fellow truckers to witness. From emergency vehicles responding to incidents, including; fire trucks, police cars, and ambulances, to dynamic custom roadworks, rescue missions, and even police chases!


    Real Operations V11

    There's not long to wait before you're in your truck and experiencing our eleventh edition of TruckersMP's large scale event.

    We're very excited to confirm the event will be live on Saturday 12 June 2021 between the hours of 15:00 - 19:00 UTC. That's four hours to experience the real operations.

    If you're not sure when you can play in your timezone, please refer to our Alternative Timezones.

    Real Ops V11 will be held around eight different cities ranging from London, Birmingham, and Edinburgh. All of the cities and roads where the operations take place are shown in the event zone map below.

    MAP

    In Real Operations, you can choose which city you start in, and where you want to end. You can take a trailer with any destination or use your own trailer if you've purchased one.

    You don't need to set a destination, either! Participants are welcome to freely roam on the highlighted roads above to experience any route you choose. Want to check out that awesome operation again? You can always return to the operation by turning around safely such as using a junction or simply going around in a circle! Just don't stop in a live lane!

    This is going to be a unique event and as such the temporary rules have been adjusted to ensure it goes smoothly. It is strongly suggested that you read them before attending the event to ensure that you fall within them!

    Some important details if you want to join:

    Server: Real Ops V11

    Temporary Official Event Rules: Click here!

    We hope you're as excited as we are.. see you there!

    -TruckersMP Team

  3. Dear players,

    Today we are celebrating seven years of TruckersMP! A multiplayer modification surrounded by an awesome community. Every tireless night of development has been worth it, and we are still going strong today.

    In May of 2020, we turned six years old and it was only right that we celebrated with a festival! The six hour festival was supported by our partner TruckersFM and we had a massive party. In June, we supported the Grimes Summer Mod which gave the community a summer experience on our servers! July brought us the very first Patreon Convoy which gave those who support us a chance to drive together and have some fun on the way.

    August then came around and we gave the community a chance to ask the Upper Staff some questions in the Summer Q&A. Everyone took great advantage of this and it allowed us to share some information on topics we hadn’t discussed before! Moving onto September we relaunched our Community Contributor program which was a huge success - it gave some of our online supporters recognition for their work and they continue to help us out every day. In October, we thought it was only right to celebrate with an Official Halloween Convoy and despite all the scary jump scares and twists and turns, it was a lot of fun for everyone involved. Also in October TruckersFM celebrated their fifth year anniversary with a big party!

    November was an exciting time for us, we opened and recruited for the Stream Team. This team was created to help improve interaction with the community on our streaming platforms and so far it has been a huge success, helping to stream all of our official events! In the last month of 2020, the wintery month of December, a wonderful time of year to give back. Last December we supported the RSPCA and the community helped to raise a huge £1,537 to support animals in need.

    In January we held our second Patreon convoy and we decided to head through the new DLC Colorado, we had fun and it was nice to bring everyone together. Then, something insane happened, we hit 4 million users in February. This was our fourth major milestone and we were so proud of this achievement - we look forward to continuing to grow with you all! In March we introduced a new feature, Alternating Vehicles and with the ability to vote, users can now come together and decide what vehicle they wish to drive for two weeks. Also in March we introduced a brand new event, the TruckersMP Tournament which put users to the test as they competed to be the winner of the competition through a series of different challenges. In April we moved Twitch channels and as a first stream we decided to give users the opportunity to work together to drive a truck in the Twitch Plays ETS2 stream. This brings us to now, May 2021 and we are just about to celebrate our seventh birthday here at TruckersMP. We can’t wait to tell you all about it next year!

    So, what is in store for 2021?

    We are planning some great things this year and we hope that this year can only get better following 2020. We have plans to create exciting community engagement through events and we hope that you join us on that journey!

    Thank you again for all your support and contributions last year, TruckersMP is an amazing place where everyone can come together in bad times and 2020 proved that. We appreciate every single one of you. Without you, TruckersMP would not be where it is today. We will continue to do our best to give back for all the support you have granted us over the past seven years.

    The TruckersMP Team

  4. Greetings!

    Towards the end of March, version 1.40 for Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator was released. Over the last four weeks, our developers have been working hard on porting our multiplayer client from version 1.39 to 1.40.

    After much anticipation, we are excited to announce that TruckersMP is now compatible with version 1.40!

    POSTER

    You can also view information on this update via our changelog forum topic.

    What does this compatibility update include?

    In anticipation of some popular questions, we have outlined what is included in our compatibility update, below:

    • Euro Truck Simulator 2 version 1.40.3.25s (64-bit) compatibility
    • American Truck Simulator version 1.40.1.10s (64-bit) compatibility
    • ProMods Europe v2.55 support for 'ProMods' and 'ProMods Arcade' game servers
    • ProMods Canada v1.0.1 support for all American Truck Simulator game servers
    • Iberia DLC support (including No Collision Zone support at appropriate locations)
    • World of Trucks 'Cruising Iberia' event support, including the 'Iberian Hunt' paint-job
    • Support for the latest version of Spring Graphics/Weather modification (1.40 compatibility)
    • Support for the Renault T 2021, including full synchronisation, and CB Radio
    • Support for the Extended Chassis Update in American Truck Simulator
    • Support for the Western Star 49X Update in American Truck Simulator
    • Support for the #BestCommunityEver paint-jobs
    • Updated the Scout vehicle and accessories for 1.40 compatibility
    • Added a new Patron-exclusive Scout paint-job
    • Reworked the Scout's Pilot paint-job
    • Added a customised junction created by a previous Add-On Team member, between Rotterdam and Brussels, in an effort to improve traffic flow
    • Reverted the custom Duisburg Services to default.

    Of course, if you have a question this blog didn't answer, please feel welcome to post it on our forum topic! We will answer them at our earliest convenience.

    Thank you to everyone for your patience over the last four weeks.

    Happy trucking!

    -TruckersMP Team

  5. TMP7-POSTER

    Greetings!

    We are approaching a very special time of the year once again, as in just under a week, TruckersMP will be turning 7!

    On the 1st May 2014, TruckersMP (formerly known as ETS2MP) opened its doors to the public. Fast-forward to today; with over 4 million players as well as over £50,000 raised for charities at events in the community over the past 7 years which is a massive achievement, and millions of hours combined playtime, the success speaks for itself!

    For TruckersMP, the anniversary is always a special time of the year. It reminds us of how awesome our community is and what we have accomplished together. For that reason, it is important to come together and celebrate the success.

    Show your support by wearing #TMP7 in your player tag!

    With that said, we are very excited to announce our celebration plans coming in just a few days...


    Friday 30 April 2021

    FESTIVAL

    To begin our 7-year anniversary celebrations, we are inviting everyone in the community to join us for an exclusive event, never seen before in the community!

    Like last year, we are partnering again with Truckers.FM to bring you a one of a kind 6-hour Festival!

    Located in Silverstone, Nearby London we are opening up our Festival on a huge site next to the race track where our Tournament was located last month. This will include a spectacular custom stage, lots of party decorations, a custom dragstrip, race track and most importantly - great music broadcasted to you LIVE from the Truckers.FM studio.

    You can send song requests, shoutouts and listen in-game with our new built in radio feature for Truckers.FM on the in-game tab menu. All you have to bring is food and drinks! ;)

    Not only that, but we will also be hosting other great content, such as; competitions, giveaways, shoutouts, and even interviews with TruckersMP Developers and Management!

    So please join us at the festival, enjoy the music, and party with our staff and the community!

    Directions to the festival at Silverstone will be provided from London. A trailer is not required. Both trucks and cars are welcome.

    The festival will be open on Friday 30th April between the hours of 17:00 - 23:00 UTC.

    Alternative Timezones: https://notime.zone/MYBsSLr21CvfN

    Server: TMP7 Festival

    The Festival server will be Non Collision, meaning your fun won't be cut short by someone blocking you from coming to the Festival. Everyone is welcome!


    Saturday 1 May 2021

    ATS-POSTER

    Our second day of celebrations will bring us to American trucking! This year we will be starting from inside the land of S Crops at Santa Maria, where there is a large parking area, which is just off the highway junction of the 101.
    We will be departing the S Crop location of Santa Maria and be heading across America to the famous and well known Tucson Race Track. Along the way we will be announcing some giveaways throughout the convoy, so make sure you have your radio on & keep an eye on the announcements in-game for those as well as on the road.

    ATS-POSTER

    Departure Location: S Crop, Santa Maria.

    Departure Time: 17:00 UTC

    Destination Location: Race Track, Tucson.

    Estimated Convoy Time: 2 Hours

    Alternative Timezones: https://notime.zone/MYBsSLr21CvfN

    Server: TMP7 Convoy

    Convoy Rules: https://forum.truckersmp.com/index.php?/topic/45829-temporary-official-event-rules


    Sunday 2 May 2021

    ETS2-POSTER

    For day three, we will be returning back to Silverstone to depart our final convoy, which will be heading across the United Kingdom. This route will feature the departure from our Festival site will be a sight to behold as well as we travel through the scenic views of what Great Britain has to offer!

    There is large parking areas on site at Silverstone near the F7 Repair Shop.

    ETS2-POSTER

    Departure Location: Silverstone, near London

    Departure Time: 17:00 UTC

    Destination Location: Swansea

    Estimated Convoy Time: 2 Hours

    Alternative Timezones: https://notime.zone/MYBsSLr21CvfN

    Server: TMP7 Convoy

    Convoy Rules: https://forum.truckersmp.com/index.php?/topic/45829-temporary-official-event-rules


    TMP7 Freeroam

    FREEROAM-POSTER

    And that's not all! In addition to our three action-packed days of celebrations like last year, we are excited to bring back and announce that we will be returning our exclusive 'Freeroam' server!

    If you celebrated with us last year, you may remember that for the second time ever, we released a unique server in which the community could play online in a 'sandbox' environment. It was a massive success, and once again as a thank you to the community, we will be reopening it again exclusively for our TMP7 celebrations.

    So what's special about this server? On our TMP7 Freeroam [No Road Rules] server, players will be granted access to our staff-exclusive Police car!

    And, to ensure you can enjoy the experience with reduced restrictions, the server will have no road rules enforced, with the player collisions ON.

    The server will be available on Euro Truck Simulator 2 & an new addition for this year will also be American Truck Simulator for the first time, exclusively between Monday 3rd May - Monday 17th May.

    Click here for TMP7 Freeroam server rules!

    Thank you for playing! <3

    -TruckersMP Team

  6. Greetings!

    We understand there is a lot of anticipation towards our multiplayer support for version 1.40, and with it, comes lots of questions. Therefore, we are happy to announce our Development Update 1.40, which will hopefully, answer your questions and concerns.

    POSTER

    With American Truck Simulator 1.40 releasing on the 23rd of March, and Euro Truck Simulator 2 1.40 releasing on the 24th of March, our community have been anxiously awaiting TruckersMP's multiplayer support of the latest versions for three weeks.

    Although our support is not yet ready, we wanted to be clear on our current progress, and answer some popular questions from the community.

    Of course, if there are additional questions you would like to ask, you are welcome to post them on our forum topic. We will monitor the topic over the next few days and answer them as soon as possible.

    So, without further delay, it's time to answer the most popular questions about the update!


    When is multiplayer support for 1.40 expected to release?

    A lot of effort has gone into porting the multiplayer modification already, but there is still a substantial amount of work to do. We are currently anticipating a release towards the end of April. This estimate can be extended if there are any setbacks during the process.

    Why do these updates take so long?

    Although a lot of the porting process has been automated over the years, there is still a lot of work to do manually.

    Additionally, although the TruckersMP Team consists of over 230 members, it's only our two Game Developers that have the knowledge, skills, and tools to prepare the port from 1.39 to 1.40. In addition to them working on the update, they have personal commitments in the real world.

    To support them as much as possible, the whole team will be participating in test builds during the porting process.

    If you're curious about the process our Game Developers have to port our multiplayer modification to support the latest versions, check out mwl4's breakdown in our previous Development Update topic, here: 1.38 Development Update | Forum Post.

    How can I stay up-to-date with information about 1.40 multiplayer support?

    We will ensure you are informed by keeping our social media channels and information regularly updated.

    You can check them out below:

    TruckersMP News | Development Announcements (forums) | Discord | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

    I already updated to 1.40, how can I play on the multiplayer servers?

    As multiplayer does not support 1.40 yet, you will need to downgrade your game version.

    We have provided a guide on how to downgrade your games to 1.39 here: How to downgrade

    You can also view our video guide on how to downgrade, here: How To: Downgrade Your Game.

    Will ProMods ETS2 v2.55 and ATS v1.0.1 be supported?

    It is estimated that ProMods ETS2 v2.55 and ATS v1.0.1 will be supported shortly after our initial compatibility update for 1.40. Therefore, the ProMods multiplayer servers will be temporarily unavailable when the 1.40 compatibility support is initially released.

    This is likely to only take a few additional days to support, whilst we make the necessary preparations.

    Will 'Iberia' DLC be supported?

    The new Iberia DLC will be supported, including No Collision Zone support in appropriate locations.

    Will the World of Trucks 'Cruising Iberia' event be supported?

    If the event has not already concluded, it will be supported when we release multiplayer compatibility for 1.40.

    It's worth noting that the event will conclude on Tuesday the 11th of May at 23:59 UTC.

    Has the new lighting system affected the multiplayer porting process?

    No, the updated lighting system introduced in 1.40 has not affected multiplayer in a substantial way. There are, however, some minor issues with our Scout vehicle's headlights/beacons, which will be resolved for our update.

    Are there any FMOD-related issues affecting the multiplayer porting process?

    No! Since client version 0.2.3.1.0, issues related to the FMOD sound engine have been resolved. This will continue to be functioning correctly in multiplayer, in 1.40.

    Will the Renault T 2021 be supported?

    Yes, the Renault T 2021 will be supported, including full synchronisation, and CB Radio.

    Will the Spring Graphics/Weather modification be supported in 1.40?

    Yes. The Spring Graphics/Weather modification by Grimes has already been updated for 1.40 and will be supported in multiplayer. Our Knowledge Base article (How to install the Spring Mod?) will be updated to reflect the latest version, when our 1.40 compatibility support has been released.

    Why are you focusing on creating official events, instead of working on the new version?

    Although the TruckersMP Team consists of over 230 staff, each person has an area of the project to focus on. As such, official events are created by the Event Management and Event Team. They collectively spend thousands of hours to provide the community with fresh and exciting events.

    However, the multiplayer port to 1.40 is an effort our two Game Developer's focus on. Presently, only mwl4 and ShawnCZek work on the game client, as they possess the knowledge, skills, and tools to prepare the port from 1.39 to 1.40

    Why are you still focusing on the Alternating Vehicles project, instead of preparing 1.40 support?

    Similar to our official events, we have staff working in our Add-On Management and Add-On Team, dedicated to preparing the vehicles every two weeks. This project does not affect the Game Development's progress on porting multiplayer to 1.40 in any way.

    Why are new DLCs, such as paint jobs, supported within a few days, but major game versions take weeks/months?

    Our Game Developers have spent a lot of time creating systems to automate a lot of the porting process. Fortunately, the majority of the work required to implement the latest DLCs is now automated, with manual work kept to a minimum.

    However, major game versions, such as 1.40, still require a lot of manual work. New game versions introduce hundreds, sometimes even thousands of changes to the game code. All of these changes need to be reflected in the multiplayer code and updated accordingly. Although a lot of this process is automated, a large portion of these code changes need to be manually analysed and addressed, which takes hundreds of hours.

    The game servers have been unstable recently, what's going on?

    Our DevOps team are aware of the ongoing server stability issues in the past few weeks and are continuing to investigate. Unfortunately, as explained in a recent Status update, the datacentre some of our game servers were located suffered a fire, which resulted in a lot of interruption to our European game servers.

    Although our servers are now back at full capacity, there remain some stability issues that are out of our control.

    We are in contact with our server provider and are actively looking into solutions to resolve the issues.


    This concludes our development update for 1.40 multiplayer compatibility.

    Although there are still a few days to go, we are all very excited to see you online in 1.40, and cannot wait to wave to you as we pass along the roads of Iberia. Our appreciation goes out to everyone showing support to the team - your words of encouragement are what keep us going!

    Your patience and understanding are appreciated! Thank you.

    -TruckersMP Team

  7. Hello truckers!

    Last year, we received an urgent call from EuroGoodies about some eggs which had gone missing. Thanks to the community, we managed to collect all the eggs and deliver them safely to EuroGoodies, in eggcellent condition!

    This year, it appears another company have cracked under the pressure! Control has failed to contact the LKW drivers with the eggs, leaving supermarket shelves frying under immense pressure and we need your help to find them! You're invited to support the hunt in finding the eggs, which have vanished in the France & Germany region. The event will take place on Sunday 4th April 2021 from 16:00 UTC to 20:00 UTC. Click here for alternative timezones.

    The task is simple! You'll need to find the yellow, blue, pink, red, black & green eggs as well as the drivers responsible for travelling with them. However, the drivers of the Gold egg & Teal egg have been spotted by several eyewitnesses driving around!

    Control has attempted to contact the driver behind the wheel, however no reply since.

    Image


    How to play

    Eight eggs have vanished across the France & Germany region. Finding them is essential.

    If you're in the top three participants to find all the eggs the quickest, you'll win a special prize.

    The eggs are represented by our Event Team, with the Player Tag of which colour egg they are, e.g. 'Yellow Egg'.

    They will not appear on the PlayerView list nor ETS2Map, so your only way to find them is by being vigilant, and looking out for them on your GPS!

    Egg Map


    How does it work

    Connect to the Easter Egg Hunt 2021 server on Euro Truck Simulator 2, and prepare for the 16:00 UTC start. Player collisions will be disabled.

    Meetup with your fellow participants in the France & Germany region. Any company yard is fine. Leave your trailers at your garage, you won't be needing them. Speed is key.

    You will have four hours, from 16:00 - 20:00 UTC to make your journey through France, as well as Germany. The decision of which road to take is up to you. Garage travelling is accepted.

    When you have found an egg, toggle your PlayerView ON by pressing TAB. Then take a screenshot by pressing F12, to prove you found it. You must be able to see the egg, as well as your PlayerView in order to fully complete the find.

    When you have found all eight eggs, you are eligible to submit your entry into the competition by completing our form. Further instructions will be provided in the form on Sunday.


    Prizes

    Following your hard efforts hunting down the eggs, here's what is up for grabs:

    Winner (first to find all eggs and submit) - £25 Steam Gift Card

    Runner-up (second to find all eggs and submit) - £14 Steam Gift Card

    Runner-up (third to find all eggs and submit) - £10 Steam Gift Card

    Digital gift cards will automatically convert to your local currency. Prize winners will be announced after the event!

    In addition to this, all participants which successfully hunt all eight eggs and submit a valid entry before the end of the event will receive a special Award on their profile!

    Profile Awards are very exclusive and a great way to show off your skills and participation. Don't miss out!


    Hints

    France and Germany have a lot of roads, busy ones in fact!

    The famous C-D road, Calais & Duisburg cities as well. With this, it may be quite hard to find them all quickly. Not to worry, we've got your back!

    If you need a hint about the locations, we will be updating this blog during the event every 30 minutes!

    So if you can't quite crack it, come back here.

    Yellow Egg Hint: Revealed!

    Blue Egg Hint: Revealed!

    Pink Egg Hint: Revealed!

    Red Egg Hint: Revealed!

    Black Egg Hint: Revealed!

    Green Egg Hint: Revealed!


    Submission Form

    Click here to submit


    We hope you will have as much fun at this event as we do hosting it. Please feel welcome to post any comments or questions on our forums!

    Happy hunting!

  8. Today, on April 1st, we would like to spice up our routine. One truck driver is fine, but how about hundreds more?

    Twitch Plays Euro Truck Simulator 2 is a social experiment, a crowdsourced attempt to play Euro Truck Simulator 2 through the Twitch chat. Everyone in the chat, with help of chat commands, can drive one and only one available truck and (hopefully) be successful in the game in general. Inspired by many others Twitch Plays games, we expect pure chaos and sudden unity of the chat players x1f605;

    This is our first attempt to make a Twitch Plays game, so there is no particular goal to pursue. Haul a cargo, drive without it, make the truck fly - you name it!

    -> You can check the VOD here <-

    Chat Commands:

    Chat Commands

    Notice

    You are allowed to do whatever you want with the commands on the stream, e.g. trolling. However, if we notice a user consistently trying to disrupt the stream by intentional trolling, they may be subject to punishment.

    TruckersMP Team

  9. Hi truckers,
    It has stopped snowing, the days are getting warmer, the grass is green and the trees are starting to blossom. It can only mean one thing, spring has sprung!

    Even if it may not feel like it, we’ve gone full circle and it is spring once again. Where has the time gone!? All jokes aside, we’re excited to confirm that we’re working with Grimes to support the Spring Graphics/Weather mod for Euro Truck Simulator 2 and, for the first time, American Truck Simulator.

    In order to use this modification on our servers, there are a few extra steps you need to follow compared to installing mods for singleplayer. Upon the mod creators request, you will have to download this mod from a third-party website.

    You can find all the information in our knowledge base article here: How to install the Spring Mod?


    As with the various other Grimes environmental mods, this modification is optional and not required to play on any of our servers.
    On top of this mod, we will be supporting the Default HDR Bloom add-on created by Grimes. Same as the winter mod, we will not be supporting the Darker Nights add-on. With the addition of spring mod and the removal of winter mod, we will see the mandatory headlight times return to 9pm until 5am in-game time.

    Make sure to capture and share your best moments with us on Twitter and Instagram!

    We hope you have a great yet safe spring from us here at TruckersMP!

  10. Greetings, truckers!

    A new year brings a new event! It's time to tear up the roads with the new TruckersMP Tournament featuring our custom built Racing Circuit, Drag Strip, Knock the Cone and Reversing Challenge!

    Make sure you set a date in your calendar for the 27th March at 12:00 UTC. Click here for more timezones.

    Our brand new competitive TruckersMP event will be making an appearance in just a few days!

    The tournament will see hundreds of truckers attending, each bringing their experience behind the wheel to reach for the prestigious golden title - Tournament Champion.

    As well as a lot of high-speed action, we see a lot of spin-outs, crashes, jumps, and drifting on our track. We will also see many people smash through the cones on our unique Knock the Cone event. Sounds exciting? Keep on reading...

    For this event, we will be visiting our custom built version of Silverstone housing the four main events!

    You must be available for whole event to enter!

    The event consists of five rounds each with their own unique challenge. Each round will see some succeed and some unfortunately eliminated.


    Round One

    Drag Strip

    The first event will consist of drag races, with eight players competing in each race. Here are the requirements and instructions on how to enter:

    • Be available from 12:00 UTC - Click here for more timezones. (The first drag race starts at 13:00 UTC. The event is expected to run for around six hours).
    • Able to understand English (to read event instructions).
    • Connect to the TruckersMP Tournament 2021 server.
    • Ensure your truck is fully fuelled, serviced, and prepared for the first event. (There is a service station and fuel station on site)
    • Meet up in London city centre, where there will be signs directing you towards the Silverstone complex and the queue system for the first event. Be sure to get their first so you don't miss out!

    Please ensure you're familiar with the event rules before participating! Eight players will be selected from the queue (First come first served) to compete in a drag race. How many players qualify depends on how many players attend. For example, if 216 players compete, only half will qualify, meaning the fastest 4 of 8 from each race will qualify. The maximum number that can compete is 432 players!

    After all of the races are concluded, the fastest 108 players will qualify for the next round.

    If you didn't qualify, there may still be an opportunity! Should a qualified player not turn up for their event, we will randomly select a runner up, should you be online.


    Round 2

    Knock the Cone

    For everyone who qualified for the championship, this will be your big moment! Running parallel to the drag strip is the infamous Knock the Cone event which will see a test of speed and braking. How late do you dare to slam on?

    If you qualified, please ensure you are online throughout as we will start to place you concurrently alongside the first event.

    Here's a quick overview of what to expect!

    Having qualified for Knock the Cone, shortly before the first race begins qualified players will be teleported to the location.

    There will be one practice run only, so you can get a feel for where the cones are at the end of the strip.

    Your aim is to knock the front cone (marked by the first of the two white lines) over WITHOUT hitting the back two over (marked by the second of the two white lines). If you hit the back cones (or cross the second line) you will be disqualified. The first to hit the first cone but not the second is the winner!


    Round 3 Quarter-Final

    Reversing Challenge

    Having survived Knock the Cone this next challenge will require you to hitch up your trailer as we test your reversing skills to the max with a set of different challenges.

    You will race against the clock in your booth supervised by an eager pair of eyes watching for you to cross the line. This is a time trial event with each challenge getting more complex and sees one person eliminated each time you progress until only two remain!

    Be careful you don't want to cross the line else you will have to start again!

    You can shunt forward as many times as you like providing you remain within the lines. However, this should be a last resort as you will be racing against the others in your heat!


    Round 4 Semi-Final

    National Circuit

    Congratulations on making it this far!

    You will now get the chance to race on our coveted National Racing Circuit!

    You will race against six other players on our obstacle filled track with your starting position being judged by your finishing time on the last reversing challenge!

    The top three from both races will qualify for the final!


    Round 5 Final

    National Circuit

    You're in the final!

    This is the last race of the series and you've managed to outrun (or brake) the competition and you will not leave empty handed!

    Survive this round to be crowned the Tournament Champion!

    The races will be streamed to the official TruckersMP Twitch channel!


    Rewards

    Qualifier

    Each Championship qualifier will receive a unique profile award!

    Finalists

    Make it to the final, and we'll also be awarding you an additional prize!

    2nd place: £25 Steam gift card

    3rd place: £20 Steam gift card

    4th place: £14 Steam gift card

    5th place: £10 Steam gift card

    6th place: £4 Steam gift card

    Tournament Champion

    Being crowned the Tournament Champion will also grant you the following rewards:

    • Exclusive Champion Award on your profile, for all of your well-deserved bragging rights.

    • A hefty £50 Steam gift card

    Gift cards will be automatically converted to your local currency via Steam.

    Feel free to post on our forum topic to ask questions, or share your excitement!

    -TruckersMP Team

  11. Hey everyone,

    Today we are starting with a new concept in TruckersMP. We want to bring more diversity by adding new ways of playing TruckersMP.

    Of course, our main focus will remain on truck-related things. Hauling cargo together, creating events, … Over the past years, the community has created countless suggestions about bringing new vehicles to the game. Common things we saw are “please bring a new car” or “please bring buses”. Certainly, not everyone likes cars and similarly, not everyone likes buses.

    Behind the scenes, we have been working for a long time (years) on creating new ways to play our modification. We want to be transparent with the community by providing insight into what is going on. Development on the new game mode which we gave an update about early 2019, is still paused. This game mode is a long-awaited feature, but after doing a lot of research and development, we sadly realized that currently, it is not viable to bring this to the community. Though, efforts are being made to make it possible closer to the end of the year. Game Developers mwl4 and ShawnCZek are working hard to rewrite and improve our current systems, which would allow us to build the ‘new game mode’ in a better way in the future.

    Apart from these improvements, the Game Developers are also working on a new system that will improve moderation in the game and can create unique situations at the same time. This system will be used on Simulation, Arcade and Event servers. We expect to see this new system come to life within the next few weeks. Keep an eye on our social media to stay up to date.

    Anyway, let’s get deeper into the new concept we are bringing to TruckersMP now. As said above, we have had tons of requests from the community to bring new vehicles. The new concept will make this happen. Every two weeks, we will create a poll where the community can vote on which car they want on our servers. Patrons will have a separate vote which allows them to vote for a second car only available for them (for the Master Trucker tier only). The polls will happen on multiple systems. Discord, Facebook, Instagram, Patreon (for Patrons only) and the TruckersMP website (a system we are still working on). Sometimes you will be able to choose between two or three cars, while other times there might be five or more. The chosen cars will be removed again after two weeks and replaced with the newly voted vehicles.


    How it will look

    Every two weeks, you will be able to vote for new vehicles which will be added to the game for two weeks.

    Today, 1st March, we will start the first poll which will be hosted on Discord. If you linked your Discord account correctly with your TruckersMP account and navigate to the #alternating-vehicles channel on our official Discord server, you will see that you can vote between the vehicles in the channel. You can also head to #roles, and clicking the blue car emote will give you the Alternative Vehicles role so you can stay updated on new polls. Patrons will be able to vote via a post in their #patrons-updates channel.

    On Friday 5th March at 22:59 UTC, we will check which vehicles received the most votes. The following Monday, we will then add the vehicles to our servers. A week later, we will start the new poll and the other above-mentioned steps, but the vote will then be on a different system. On 15th March, we will then remove the first vehicles and replace them with new ones. If you have purchased one of these special vehicles, it will be replaced with the new one automatically. The vehicles will either have the existing Scout interior or a truck interior, as it is not viable to create a custom interior for all the vehicles.

    Using this concept, we want to bring ‘something for everyone.’ Follow us on social media to stay up to date with new vehicle polls.
    Please note: We will do our best to stick to the plan, however, things may change along the way. New game updates or other factors might have an impact on this concept. If this is the case, please keep an eye on our social media pages where we will make you aware of any bumps along the road.

    We have worked hard for the last eight months to bring this new concept to life, and we really hope you enjoy this new feature within TruckersMP! Your feedback is always appreciated, so head over to the feedback system and select the category Community Management to let us know your thoughts. We cannot wait to see how the community reacts to and makes use of these new additions within the game, and we are excited to continue working on other features to bring later this year.

    Thanks for your continued support. Keep trucking!

    UPDATE March 2nd 2021: In previous revisions, we have not mentioned the Patreon tier eligible for an additional car. To remove this confusion, we have updated the article and highlighted the availability of Patreon-only cars for the Master Trucker tier only. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  12. Hello everyone,

    The latest rules update has been published and with this blog post we would like to explain why we have made such changes, as well as giving an insight on further changes in terms of punishments.

    The first relevant change is related to the 1.2§ - Ban Evading rule. The punishment for evading a ban, more often than not, resulted into a permanent ban due to the severity of the offences committed through multiple accounts. We have decided to standardize punishments for Ban Evading to a permanent ban. What is classed as Ban Evading? Evading a ban includes any attempt to avoid a punishment, which includes but is not limited to:

    • Creating a new Steam account and a new TruckersMP profile to use services you are banned from (appeal, web report and feedback system, servers);
    • Borrow another player's account and use TruckersMP services you are banned from;
    • Take down your own evidence that got you banned in order to get the ban removed.

    It is worth explaining that we are going to put greater effort to spot Ban Evaders for 2.1§ related offences and severe intentional offences.

    Another internal change that will also affect you is the ability to report Ban Evaders. Our focus is to have a lean approach on what we do, freeing ourselves of steps that are often unproductive and provide close to no results. We have worked a lot on web reports and feedback tickets by checking accounts we received and we deem this method highly inefficient. Out of 6496 Ban Evading reports we processed, barely 30% of them was classed as a valid web report and resulted in a ban. Starting today, it won't be possible to report in any way Ban Evaders through the web report system or the feedback system, all BE related processes will be handled internally with the appropriate tools available for the Game Moderation Management.

    Further improvements have been made to 1.4§ - Reporting users. We have improved wording to let players and staff members have a better understanding of the rules and we also decided to publicly share the punishments we have been issuing for the past year as per internal rules. From now on, the GM Team will decline any report that does not comply with the rules in order to increase the average quality of web reports and for certain rules violations, the Game Moderation Management will manually issue a 30 days ban from the web report system which will need to be appealed through the feedback system. The second offence will be permanent. We feel like this is a necessary step due to the outstanding amount of total web reports declined that goes as high as 326,989, 26% of the total received.

    Following the Road to Simulation #2 blog post, we would like to take further steps forward in preventing intentional offences from happening on our servers. The Game Moderation Management has made wide use of the 2.9§ rule in the past months and issued permanent bans, even as first bans, to players that were intentionally violating rules. Back in 2019 we have issued a total of 14,323 permanent bans which are still active as of today. In 2020, we stepped it up at 17,919 permanent bans with an increase of 25%. We do not intend to stop this trend: we will make further internal changes to ban people even faster that intentionally violate the rules for driving-related offences. We will be restricting the loop further on racist remarks and we will be having a zero-tolerance policy for racism-related offences and we'll go as far as issuing instant permanent bans for such violations. TruckersMP is a worldwide community, full of players of any age and any origin and we won't consider racism as "just" a worse insult any longer. In the past months, we have already started issuing harsher bans for such offences, however, we want to make it clear what we will be doing with such events.

    One major change that you can read in our latest rules update is the restricted use of anything related to criminal organizations on tags, avatars, names, VTC names etc. on all our services. At TruckersMP we've always restricted the possibility to impersonate in any way other users, staff members, political figures, law enforcement, leaders and authorities of any kind and we do not believe allowing the use criminal organizations such as the "Mafia" are fit for our community. We do not support nor encourage the views of such organizations and for this reason, we do not want these to be part of our servers.

    We are very well aware that some specific names are widely used in the community, which is why we will be giving a 7 days cool down to remove and/or change all criminal organization related content, whether they are in-game tags, usernames, vehicle tags, VTC names and tags, avatars etc. After the cooldown has ended, on the 21/02/2021, we will proceed to issue punishments for in-game related offences and hand-made changes for the other TruckersMP related services such as Forums, VTCs and TruckersMP profiles as we do on a daily basis for other violations of the 1.5§ rule.

  13. Hello truckers,

    On January 21st 2018, we announced that TruckersMP had hit an amazing 2 million users. On November 12th 2019, we announced that TruckersMP had hit an outstanding 3 million users. This is going to be insane, but we are proud to announce that today we have surpassed the 4 million users mark! This is seriously beyond our expectations! When TruckersMP was first created and established in 2014 we never thought this, at the time, a small project would become this popular with this many registered accounts. It seriously amazes us! So on behalf of the entire TruckersMP Team, we thank you for joining us on this journey and thank you for playing your part in our history. As we continue our work to secure a bright future for this project, it is important to never forget how far we have come and what we have achieved. So, let's take a look back at some of the major developments and achievements since the last milestone.


    2019..

    • May 1 2019: TruckersMP turns 5 years old! - we celebrated our five year anniversary. Five amazing, wonderful and interesting years of work to build up this project to where it is today. Thanks to our fans, players and staff for all that they do to make this possible. It is not easy, but we have a superb group of people working behind the scenes.
    • July 2 2019: Road to Simulation - we decided to change our focus to return to our roots of true simulation. With this, we altered our server settings to create simulation and arcade servers so there is something for everyone. Launch of this was generally mixed but we saw more positive feedback being sent to us. We thought that it was important - that based on your feedback - we make changes to ensure that TruckersMP is going in the right direction.
    • July 13 2019: VTC System - considering Virtual Trucking Companies play a major part in our community, we wanted to be able to bring all VTC's together and make a dedicated feature for them. Within this new fully integrated system, customisable roles, ranks, VTC information, social media links, ability to post announcements, news and much more are available all within your own page right on our website. Feedback from this has been great and we're glad that company owners are enjoying it.
    • September 25 2019: ProMods here we come! - after years of our users questioning and asking, we have finally agreed to implement ProMods into the multiplayer experience. We were & are still so excited about this. Demand for ProMods has been high for years and it has taken a great deal of work to get to this point. We hope you love this new feature as much as we do! Our partners over a ProMods deserve a special thanks for making this possible, as well as our own development team.
    • October 2019: Official Partnerships! - we are delighted for this to become a feature of the community. Recognizing those special projects that bring so much to our community day in day out, contributing to TruckersMP in many ways to bring about an interactive, dedicated and active community within TruckersMP. A special feature that will bring with it exciting additions in the future!
    • October 2019: Patreon Launch! - to further support our internal projects and the servers, we launched a Patreon where users can pay a monthly amount to support us alongside getting some super cool perks!

    2020…

    • May 2020: TruckersMP turns 6 years old... - another massive milestone for TruckersMP was with our 6 year anniversary where we ran a weekend of events in collaboration with Truckers.FM for the debut edition of “The Festival” event where truckers came out to a custom stage made by our Add-On Team alongside a drag racing strip! Truckers.FM also provided live music from presenters during the entire event.
    • July 2020: TFM and TMP in-game - a big development for our partnership with Truckers.FM was when we added commands in-game that would give you information on what was going on at TFM. We also added a custom radio box that you could see all this information on!
    • October 2020: Stream Team - a brand new team was introduced to TruckersMP for the first time in 2 years, the Stream Team! This team consists of members who are dedicated to stream on our Twitch channel.
    • September 2020: Community Contributor Relaunch - the Community Contributor program was reworked where the public could nominate members and we could promote those in our community who are dedicated and go the extra mile to promote TruckersMP.
    • December 2020, Event System - a long awaiting feature to be added was the Event System that was released in December where users could publish and promote their events they would hold on our platform. This was later integrated with VTCs and has obtained over 500 events in the first month!
    • December 2020: Christmas Convoy & Stream Team introduction - our second annual charity Christmas Convoy was held for the RSPCA where we raised over £2,500. Alongside this, it was the first time we saw Official Streamers go live!
    • December 2020: ProMods Canada - to end the month right, we expanded our partnership with ProMods to support their new Canada modification on day 1 which we were super hyped about alongside the community!

    2021…

    • January 2021. VTC verification reopening - we reopened verification applications for those VTCs who are actively using our VTC system and meet the requirements with over 40 verified VTCs!
    • February 2021: 4 million users - Here we are today, a massive 4 million users on our network...

    We welcome another million users to this amazing community. We are confident that we will continue to grow and prosper in the future, with even more exciting features to come, even more developments to be made and even more fun to be had here at TruckersMP. A serious special thank you to our staff; we could not do this without you. You are the amazing group of people that keep this project running. We once again thank YOU for all your support as we continue this amazing journey. Truly, we could not do it without you.

    To celebrate this incredible achievement, we have some incredible giveaways coming up on our Social Media platforms, in-game and on the Forum! Keep an eye out on our social media channels on Twitter and Facebook.

    We look forward to seeing you at our next milestone, #TMP7.
    The TruckersMP Team

  14. Greetings!

    Are you ready for our second Patreon convoy?

    On this occasion, you have decided to go on a drive through Colorado discovering the small roads with some amazing scenery!

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    Join us on Saturday 23rd January 2021 at 18:00 UTC. (Alternative Timezones)

    Starting the convoy in Sterling, taking the small roads across to Rangerly before driving through the lovely canyons down to Durango to our destination in Alamosa. We will be driving on mostly small roads, so come along and experience the amazing scenery of the route.

    The convoy duration is estimated to be 90 minutes. There are no scheduled breaks or fuel stops; you are welcome to pull over into a safe place should you require some rest.

    Feel free to comment or ask any questions in the Patron channel on our Discord!


    This is a Patron-exclusive event. You will need to have an active Patron subscription on January 22 to participate. All tiers are eligible to join the event.
    If you are already a Patron and have connected your accounts you don’t need to sign-up anywhere else.

    Not a Patron yet, but want to participate? It is not too late, make sure you become one of our Patrons before the 22nd of January! Become a Patron here.
    Don't forget to connect your Patreon account with your TruckersMP account! Not sure how you can do this? Click here!

    Note: If you are boosting our Discord server on January 22, you are invited to join as well.


    Route

    Departure: Sterling

    Destination: Alamosa

    Additional Event Info: Event Rules | DLC: Colorado | Server: Patreon Convoy

    Wishing you happy and safe trucking, we hope to see you there!

    TruckersMP Team

  15. Greetings, truckers!

    Our first Official Convoy of 2021 has been scheduled and you're all invited! For January, we're heading to American Truck Simulator!

    For this month, we'll be heading down the adventurous roads of New Mexico heading to Raton which we should see some beautiful views.

    POSTER

    So, ready to get trucking again? Join us on the 17th January 2021 at 18:00 UTC Alternative Timezones

    Starting our journey in Las Vegas, we'll be travelling the roads of which has some scenic roads heading towards Grand Canyon Village and arriving eventually in Raton!

    The convoy duration though will be around 90 minutes, possibly a bit more if you're near the rear, however there is nothing that beats trucking! No breaks are scheduled, but you are welcome to pull over in a safe place if you require to do so!

    Please feel welcome to comment or ask a question on our forum topic or the Discord channel #official-convoy.

    Route

    ROUTE

    Departure: Las Vegas.

    Destination: Raton.

    Additional Event Information: Event Rules | DLC: New Mexico & Arizona DLC required | Server: TruckersMP Official.

    Wishing you happy and safe trucking, and we hope to see you there!

    -TruckersMP Team.

  16. Hello Truckers!

    Community events are one of the most important aspects of TruckersMP, which is why we would like to introduce a brand new feature coming to our platform. This feature will help you greatly when organising events you create and want to attend, as well as provide an efficient way for you to quickly link your event to others.

    We understand how much the community would appreciate a single, central place for events where you can schedule your own, mark your attendance for others and keep track of the ones you’ve been to. This is why we believe you will love this new feature on our website that the developers have spent months perfecting; the Event System.

    Upon heading to the new area of the website you will immediately be able to see featured events, view all the events happening today if you suddenly feel like a drive with others, or pick events into the future you would like to attend. Keeping track of community events has never been easier.


    You can expect an easy to use homepage showing featured events...

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    ...and easy to use tools to mark your attendance, along with much more!

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    You can access the system by heading directly to https://truckersmp.com/events or by navigating to the new section on the top bar of the website labelled “Events”.

    For an in-depth and thorough walkthrough of the system such as how to properly create your own events, you can read our How to use the Event System Knowledge Base article.

    Please ensure you follow the rules when creating an event, which can be found here.

    We hope that this major update to TruckersMP will be welcomed and appreciated by you, and don’t forget we are always open to feedback about the system!.

    Regards,

    TruckersMP Team

  17. Hey Truckers,

    As the temperature lowers and the chance of snow increases, it can only mean one thing. It's becoming winter again! For the first time ever, we have been supporting seasonal modifications for an entire year. We have teamed up with Grimes once again to support the Frosty Winter Weather Mod on both American Truck Simulator and Euro Truck Simulator 2.

    To use this modification on our servers, there are a few steps you need to follow. As we have done previously in addition to the mod creator’s request, you will have to download the mod from a third-party website.

    You can find all the information on how to install this modification in our knowledge base article: How to install the Winter Mod


    As with the previous editions of the Grimes environmental mods, this modification is optional and not required to play on our servers.
    On top of the Winter environmental mod, we will also support two optional addons for the mod: Heavy Winter Add-on and Physics Add-on as well as the ProMods Canada patch. The Physics Add-on will only be supported on American Truck Simulator. Sadly this year, we will not be supporting the Darker Nights optional addon. We are happy to announce that this modification is also compatible with ProMods and accessible across all servers!

    As we move into winter and support for this mod, this does mean that we have disabled support for the Late Autumn environmental mod. Make sure to share your screenshots using the Winter mod with us on social media at @TruckersMP on Twitter and @truckersmp.official on Instagram.

    Note: All rules need to be respected, even if you have the winter mod activated. Incidents caused by changed physics or sight are still reviewed in the same way as when the winter mod is not applied. Please refer to our rules for more information. We recommend using the Arcade server, especially, when playing with the Physics Addon.

    Have a safe winter from all of us here at the TruckersMP Team!

  18. BANNER

    Greetings! Every year, the TruckersMP community comes together like a family to celebrate an important holiday... Christmas! It has become a well-known tradition in the community for hundreds of players and staff to attend a massive 12-hour convoy.

    We are excited to confirm that this event will be returning once again for Christmas 2020. However, this year we are planning to take last year's event to a different level!

    For the last couple of months, we have been working with an incredible charitable organisation, to make this event truly special...

    RSPCA-BANNER

    The RSPCA or the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has been looking out for animals since 1824 and they've been campaigning for changes in legislation to improve animal welfare and rescuing animals that are being neglected or are in need.

    Their vision is to live in a world where all animals are respected and treated with compassion.

    During the Christmas period many animals are given as presents without the thought for the care they will require and some will be left to survive in horrendous condtions. Last Christmas more than 2500 animals were taken into their care by rescuers working every day (inlcuding Christmas Day).

    On behalf of the RSPCA, we are reaching out to you, the players, to help an animal in need this Christmas. If you are able to support us, please consider donating.

    Our official fundraising page is JustGiving.com/ChristmasConvoy2020

    We will be accepting donations from the page above only. All funds go directly to RSPCA.

    As a thank you to anyone who donates, we will be adding a 'RSPCA Supporter' Award to your profile. To receive it, simply contact us via Feedback, selecting the Event Management category. In your message include a screenshot of your donation confirmation to help us ensure you get your badge promptly.

    Donations made during the Christmas Convoy event will be announced across the whole server!

    CHRISTMAS-BANNER

    Our Christmas Convoy will be on Saturday 19 December 2020, starting from 09:00 UTC, and finishing 12 hours later at 21:00 UTC!

    Specifically, we will be driving for 2 hours per route, with a 30-minute break prior to the next routes departure. With 3 hours in the middle for a break and to enjoy a brand new specially created event location including: a race circuit, drag strip and event challenges not seen before on TruckersMP!

    There are 4 routes in total, travelling 2000 miles across France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom and more.

    ROUTE 1 HEADER ROUTE 1 MAP

    ROUTE 2 HEADER ROUTE 2 MAP

    ROUTE 3 HEADER ROUTE 3 MAP

    ROUTE 4 HEADER ROUTE 4 MAP

    To see when each convoy starts in your timezone, check out our Timezone Converter link.

    To help us raise awareness of the RSPCA and the incredible work they do, we have created a unique RSPCA trailer paint! This will be added to TruckersMP closer to the event date, and available to purchase for any of your non-DLC box trailers.

    RSPCA-TRAILER

    We urge you to use this during the convoy to show your support.

    From everyone at TruckersMP and the RSPCA, we wish you all a Merry Christmas, and hope to see you at the convoy with us!

    Additional Event Details:

    Event Rules

    Server: Christmas Convoy

    -TruckersMP Team

  19. Hello truckers,

    We have received many questions on our social feeds about this, and today we are very excited to announce that we are supporting ProMods Canada on TruckersMP! If you didn't catch the stream, we joined some of the ProMods team for a drive through ProMods Canada on a private server. Watch this stream back here where the ProMods Developers answered some of the questions from the chat.

    Something different compared to how ProMods for Euro Truck Simulator 2 works on TruckersMP is that ProMods Canada will be enabled on all servers. Despite the fact it will be enabled on all servers, it is optional to use it on the servers. This means with or without ProMods Canada, you will be able to connect to any American Truck Simulator server. If you don't have ProMods Canada installed, you will be able to drive in the base game area but with ProMods Canada you can also drive in the mod area.

    Image from ProMods & TruckersMP staff drive


    How do I install ProMods Canada so it works on TruckersMP?

    Similarly to how it's done with ProMods on Euro Truck Simulator 2, you need to put the mod files into your normal American Truck Simulator mod folder as you would for installing single player mods. When you launch TruckersMP, the ProMods Canada files will be searched for, and it will automatically load the files (you don't need to worry about the mod manager). A step-by-step guide can be found here: https://truckersmp.com/kb/1122

    Where do I download ProMods Canada?

    You can download ProMods Canada right now from our partner's website: https://www.promods.net/setup.php?game=ats

    What DLCs are required to use ProMods Canada?

    For ProMods Canada, you are only required to have the Oregon and Washington map DLCs!


    We look forward to seeing you driving around ProMods Canada!

    Happy trucking,
    The TruckersMP Team

  20. Hello truckers and happy holidays!

    As we approach the holiday season here at TruckersMP, our Add-On Team has been hard at work making modifications to celebrate the season. From today and throughout the season, you can expect to see a couple changes when playing TruckersMP.


    Holiday themed map edits

    When driving around in TruckersMP, you see that we have redecorated some cities for the special season. Our Add-On Team has created custom models that have been added in certain cities in-game. You can expect to see some Christmas trees, presents, and a few extra surprises!

    Here is something you would see in a redecorated city:

    Holiday map edits

    Holiday themed cargo

    Our Add-On Team has also created a custom cargo for you to haul! Similar to the World of Trucks presents trailer, we have a custom TruckersMP trailer with festive lights on.

    Holiday cargo


    We also have many more changes planned to celebrate the new year.
    We hope you have a very enjoyable and safe holiday this year.

    Happy holidays,
    The TruckersMP Team

  21. Hello everyone!

    A great community thrives on its people. Therefore community input is a critical part of this project.
    As such we are again asking for your input.

    This time we are specifically looking at our Event Team. The Event Team is responsible for planning and guiding official TruckersMP events as well as providing assistance at events organised by the community.

    The survey will cover satisfaction on several key points of interest of the Event Team as well as questions about your opinion on several topics related to the Event Team.

    You can access the survey here.

    Data gathered in this survey: your submitted answers and quotes, browser version and country. Browser and demographical data is only used to get a general view of all that answered and is not used when the survey is completed after which this is deleted.

    Have a great day!

    TruckersMP team

  22. Dear Players,
    Since May 2017 we have been publicly streaming TruckersMP on Twitch and amusing several hundred viewers per stream! We have realised that in the recent months we have not given our Twitch channel and community enough attention as we intended to do so. So we are very proud to announce a relaunch of our Twitch channel and also a new team to the TruckersMP community!

    We have set out some questions related to this rank so you can have a better understanding of this new team.

    A new team?
    Yes! This team will be in charge of doing regular streams on our Twitch channel! Their primary focus will attract more social interactions and bringing even more attention to the TruckersMP community.

    What is exactly happening?
    We will open the recruitment system, which will also be the place where you can apply to this team!
    For more information on what the exact requirements are for this position, check out this Forum post.

    Why do we need this team?
    Because we want to increase the interaction with the community on Twitch and we feel like having our own Stream Team would most definitely help us in doing so!

    The Community Management Team and Project Management have been working on this project for quite a while now and we feel like now is the perfect time to make this announcement. This team will increase the amount of streams you will see from us!

    What streams can we expect from the Stream Team?
    A large variety of streams. You can expect our Official Streamers to be at our Official Convoys that we host at TruckersMP! You can also expect simple driving streams where they may drive in a community convoy or around in our public servers.

    How will the recruitment work?
    The recruitment for the Stream Team will work the same as any other recruitment. Apart from the requirements that we ask from you, everything will be the same.
    We will open the recruitment for this position on the 27th of November.
    Check out this link for more information!

    Will we see, for example, Game Moderators in the Stream Team?
    Yes, you may see some of our current staff members streaming on our Twitch channel.

    Who will lead this team?
    Community Management will be in charge of the recruitment and management of this team.

    I’m interested in joining, what are the requirements to join the team?

    • Have good knowledge of TruckersMP and the rules
    • Must be a member of TruckersMP for at least 12 months
    • Must be registered on the TruckersMP forum for at least 6 months
    • No bans within the last 12 months
    • Must have no more than 3 bans at all
    • Must be at least 16 years old
    • Must have overall good behavior and reputation which includes in-game, forum, Discord, and our official social media pages if applicable
    • Language skills - fluent and intelligible English is necessary
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Resilient, active and flexible, able to work around a tight schedule
    • Ability to work well within a team but also to be confident on your own
    • Eager to learn and progress your knowledge
    • Organized and adaptive
    • Be able to accept constructive criticism
    • Be able to stream at a minimum quality of 720p and 60 FPS
    • Have previous streaming experience with at least a few viewers

    More questions?
    Contact us using the feedback ticket system under the category Community Management!

    Kindest regards,
    TruckersMP Community Management

  23. Greetings!

    Earlier this month, update 1.39 for Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator was released, and since then, our developers have been working hard on porting our multiplayer client's game version from 1.38 to 1.39.

    After much anticipation, we are happy to now confirm TruckersMP supports version 1.39!

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    You can find more information on our update at the Changelog forum topic.

    What will this compatibility update include?

    In anticipation of some popular questions, we have prepared a list outlining what is included in our latest update:

    • Euro Truck Simulator 2 version 1.39.1.5s (64-bit) compatibility
    • American Truck Simulator version 1.39.2.10s (64-bit) compatibility
    • Support for new truck accessories for both games
    • ProMods 2.51 support for 'ProMods' and 'ProMods Arcade' servers
    • Colorado DLC support (including No Collision Zones in applicable prefabs)
    • World of Trucks 'Cruising Colorado' event support, including 'Rocky Mountain Bighorn' paint job
    • Removed Early Autumn modification support
    • Added Late Autumn/Mild Winter modification support

    Known outstanding issues

    • Sounds not working correctly in high traffic density, due to FMOD sound engine complications
    • Scout engine sounds are not working
    • Scout Caravan trailer temporarily prohibited due to a crash - a hotfix is planned soon
    • Further confirmed bugs can be found on our forum: Confirmed Bugs

    Hotfixes deployed

    The below have been resolved through our hotfixes. Thank you for your patience.

    • Steering wheel accessories causing a game client fatal error [Hotfix #1]
    • CB Radio missing in Scout and truck cabins [Hotfix #1]
    • American Truck Simulator version 1.39.2.10s (64-bit) is now supported [Hotfix #2]
    • Added missing CB Radio placement for Volvo FH16 2012 [Hotfix #3]

    Of course, if you have a question this blog didn't answer, please feel welcome to post it on our forum topic! We will answer them at our earliest convenience.

    Thank you to everyone for your patience over the last three weeks.

    Stay safe, and happy trucking!

    -TruckersMP Team

  24. Greetings!

    We have another Official Convoy planned, which means it's time for all of us to come together once again for another event!

    For this months installment we’ve decided to take you on a journey on the roads in the heart of the beautiful DLC of Idaho in American Truck Simulator, discovering the beautiful winding roads with your Heavy Haul Trailers and taking in some of the scenery along the way!

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    Join us on Saturday 14th November 2020 at 18:00 UTC (Alternative Timezones)!

    This month we are doing a Heavy Haul Convoy, where all Heavy Haul Trailers are welcome to attend. Let's see your skills driving our route.!

    Starting our journey in Idaho Falls in Idaho, taking some very scenic roads heading west, then north towards, Boise, Grangeville & Coeur d'Alene before reaching the destination which is Sandpoint. We will be discovering some of the country routes in the heart of the Idaho DLC map. As this convoy is only in Idaho DLC, meaning you are required this DLC for you to take part in this event.

    The convoy duration is estimated to be 90 minutes. It will be longer if you are towards the rear of the convoy. No breaks are scheduled, but you are welcome to pull into a safe place should you require a rest.

    Please feel welcome to comment or ask questions on our forum topic!


    Route

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    Departure: Idaho Falls.

    Destination: Sandpoint.

    Additional Event Info: Event Rules | DLC: Idaho | Server: TruckersMP Official Heavy Haul

    Wishing you happy and safe trucking, and we hope to see you there!

    -TruckersMP Team

  25. Greetings, truckers!

    Have you ever been driving down an empty, dim road and felt like you're being watched? Unsure if that figure in your mirror was just your imagination? Was that scraping noise a bush or something more sinister?

    If you're looking for a surreal trucking experience for Halloween this year, we're hosting a convoy to push your bravery to the limit! Complete with custom modifications to push the scare factor to the max!

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    Join us this Saturday 31st October 2020 at 18:30 UTC (Alternative Timezones)!

    Our spooky convoy will begin in the city of Bakersfield, California. Unfortunately, truckers that are frightened of the dark should not expect to see much light throughout the experience...

    To add to the terror, the destination will not be announced! Try to stay together, and always follow the event team directions/instructions. You don't want to get lost alone out there, do you?

    The convoy duration is estimated to be 120 minutes. It may be longer if you are towards the rear of the convoy. No breaks are scheduled, but you are welcome to pull into a safe place should you require a rest (If you aren't too scared).

    Departure: City Bakersfield, California

    Additional Event Info: Event Rules | DLC: None required | Server: Official Halloween Convoy

    Happy trucking!

    -TruckersMP Team