American Truck Simulator

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American Truck Simulator
American Truck Simulator cover
Developers
SCS Software
Engines
Prism3D
Release dates
Windows February 2, 2016
macOS (OS X) February 2, 2016
Linux February 2, 2016
American Truck Simulator at Wikipedia

Key points

Many video and gameplay settings available.
Active modding community.

General information

Official website
SCS Software Forums for the game
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Gamesplanet
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
All versions require Steam DRM.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Arizona Free.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Christmas Paint Jobs Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Dragon Truck Design Pack Available only as a prize for 2016 Christmas event, currently cannot be bought[1]
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Halloween Paint Jobs Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Heavy Cargo Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Kenworth T680 Free.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Kenworth W900 Free.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Nevada Free.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
New Mexico
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Peterbilt 389 Free.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Peterbilt 579 Free.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steampunk Paint Jobs Pack Reward for following Steam Store page prior to release[2]
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steering Creations Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Valentine's Paint Jobs Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Wheel Tuning Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use the -nointro command line argument[3]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\American Truck Simulator\config.cfg
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/American Truck Simulator/config.cfg
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/American Truck Simulator/config.cfg
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\American Truck Simulator\profiles\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/American Truck Simulator/profiles/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/American Truck Simulator/profiles/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Display & simple graphical settings.
Display & simple graphical settings.
Advanced graphical settings.
Advanced graphical settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
40-120°. Added in 1.5 update.[4] Accessed by pressing F4 3x in-game.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use a borderless windowed program, the top of the truck will be cut off in the menu and customization screens, but this doesn't affect gameplay.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
MLAA
SGSSAA using Nvidia Profile Inspector and the compatibility bit 0x000010C5
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Rendered image uses SDR color space. In-game HDR option refers only to HDR Rendering.

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.
Key rebindings.
Key rebindings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Menus can be navigated with controller, but there are too many binds to fit on a controller.
Controller remapping
Adjustment options for deadzones, steering linearity, force feedback, and axis mode
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
XInput feedback support was added in 1.3 patch[5]
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Official Steam Controller bindings only.
Hook input (legacy mode)
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound and music.
Surround sound
Inherits Windows settings.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Bulgarian
Simplified Chinese
Czech
Danish
Dutch
Finnish
French
German
Greek
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Brazilian Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Spanish
Swedish
Turkish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
2000 Use Truckers MP (Windows 64-bit only).

Connection types

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
Use Helix Mod: Euro Truck Simulator 2.
Headsets Native Notes
HTC Vive
Add -openvr to launch options
Oculus Rift
OSVR
Windows Mixed Reality
Add -openvr to launch options
Devices Native Notes
Tracked motion controllers
Traditional controller Partial support See Input settings for details.
Keyboard/Mouse
Play area Native Notes
Seated

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
OpenGL
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Bullet
Audio OpenAL

Carrying over ETS2 settings to the game[edit]

Copy files[6]

Copy all *.sii files (with exception of profile.sii) from
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\Euro Truck Simulator 2\profiles\<user-id>\
to
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\American Truck Simulator\profiles\<user-id>\

System requirements[edit]

64-bit OS required. 32-bit version of the game is unsupported.[7]
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 64-bit 8.1 64-bit
Processor (CPU) 2.4 GHz Dual Core 3.0 GHz Quad Core
System memory (RAM) 4 GB 6 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTS 450-class
Intel HD 4000
Nvidia GeForce GTX 760-class
2 GB of VRAM
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.9 10.10
Processor (CPU) 2.4 GHz Dual Core 3.0 GHz Quad Core
System memory (RAM) 4 GB 6 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTS 450-class
Intel HD 4000
Nvidia GeForce GTX 760-class
Intel HD 5300
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit
Processor (CPU) 2.4 GHz Dual Core 3.0 GHz Quad Core
System memory (RAM) 4 GB 6 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTS 450-class
Intel HD 4000
Nvidia GeForce GTX 760-class
2 GB of VRAM

References