Euro Truck Simulator 2

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Euro Truck Simulator 2
Euro Truck Simulator 2 cover
SCS Software
Release dates
Windows October 19, 2012
macOS (OS X) January 29, 2015
Linux September 19, 2013
Euro Truck Simulator
Euro Truck Simulator 2008
Euro Truck Simulator 2 2012

Key points

Many video and gameplay settings available.
Frequent updates and active modding community.

General information

Official website
SCS Software Forums for the game
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail Connects to authentication server, but internet connection is not required to activate.
Official website
Green Man Gaming
Humble Store
All product keys activate on Steam.
Some DLC is only available for the Steam version.[1]

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Australian Paint Jobs
Austrian Paint Jobs Pack
Belgian Paint Job Pack
Brazilian Paint Jobs Pack
Cabin Accessories
Canadian Paint Jobs Pack
Chinese Paint Jobs Pack
Christmas Paint Jobs Pack
Czech Paint Jobs Pack
Danish Paint Jobs Pack
Dragon Truck Design Pack Available only as a prize for 2016 Christmas event, currently cannot be bought[2]
Fantasy Paint Jobs Pack
Finnish Paint Job Pack
Flip Paint Designs
Force of Nature Paint Jobs Pack
French Paint Jobs Pack
German Paint Jobs Pack
Going East!
Halloween Paint Jobs Pack
Heavy Cargo Pack
High Power Cargo Pack
Hungarian Paint Jobs Pack
Ice Cold Paint Jobs Pack
Irish Paint Jobs Pack
Italian Paint Jobs Pack
Japanese Paint Jobs Pack
Metallic Paint Jobs Pack Can be obtained for free when registering on World of Trucks
Michelin Fan Pack
Mighty Griffin Tuning Pack
National Window Flags
Norwegian Paint Jobs Pack
PC Gamer Limited promotion. Can't be obtained anymore
Pirate Paint Jobs Pack
Polish Paint Jobs Pack
Prehistoric Paint Jobs Pack
Raven Truck Design Pack
Rocket League Promo Free for all Rocket League owners
Romanian Paint Jobs
Russian Paint Jobs Pack
Schwarzmüller Trailer Pack
Scottish Paint Jobs Pack
Slovak Paint Jobs Pack
South Korean Paint Jobs Pack
Spanish Paint Jobs Pack
Swedish Paint Jobs Pack
Swiss Paint Jobs Pack
Turkish Paint Jobs Pack
UK Paint Jobs Pack
USA Paint Jobs Pack
Valentine's Paint Jobs Pack
Viking Legends
Vive la France !
Wheel Tuning Pack

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use the -nointro command line argument[3]

64-bit version[edit]

Use the -64bit command line argument[citation needed]


Patches for non-Steam versions are available from the Euro Truck Simulator 2 Update website.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Euro Truck Simulator 2\config.cfg
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Euro Truck Simulator 2/config.cfg
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/Euro Truck Simulator 2/config.cfg
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Euro Truck Simulator 2\profiles\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Euro Truck Simulator 2/profiles/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/Euro Truck Simulator 2/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 WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
40-120°. Added in 1.26 and increased in 1.27 update.[4][5]
Accessed by pressing F4 three times in the game.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Working using Borderless Windowed.[6]
Using borderless fullscreen results in top 20 pixels being stuck unless in OpenGL mode.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
SGSSAA using NVIDIA Profile Inspector and the compatibility bit 0x000010C5
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Input settings
Input settings
Key rebindings
Key rebindings

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
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
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
XInput feedback support was added in 1.24 patch[7]

Audio settings[edit]

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


Language UI Audio CC Notes
Simplified Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
3500 Use Truckers MP (Windows 64-bit and Steam only).

Connection types

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Native 3D
Nvidia 3D Vision
Use Helix Mod: Euro Truck Simulator 2 for better support.
TriDef 3D
Headsets Native Notes
HTC Vive
Available in the oculus beta branch[8]
Oculus Rift
Devices Native Notes
Tracked motion controllers

Issues fixed[edit]

Linux: Wheel deadzone and calibrating issues[edit]

Creating a virtual device to pass wheel movements through[9]
Save and run a script to create a virtual device. Get the script and follow the steps from the authors project page.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
OpenGL Unknown
64-bit executable
Added in 1.16 patch[10]


Middleware Notes
Audio OpenAL


The console can be accessed by pressing ~ in-game.
There is an extensive list of console commands documented here.
Enable console[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file location.
  2. Open config.cfg.
  3. On line 63 change uset g_developer "0" to uset g_developer "1".
  4. On line 88 change uset g_console "0" to uset g_console "1".
  5. Save the file.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 7, 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 10 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 7600 GT-class
Intel HD 4000
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Nvidia GeForce GTX 760-class
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 10 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.9 (Mavericks) 10.10 (Yosemite)
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
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 12.04
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


  1. SCS Software's blog: Euro Truck Simulator 2 version 1.7 update
  2. SCS Software's blog: Grand Gift Delivery 2016 - last accessed on 2016-12-21
  3. SCS Software • View topic - Skip the intro video - last accessed on 2016-6-7
  4. ETS2 Update 1.26 Is Now Live! - Steam Community - last accessed on 2016-11-29
  5. SCS Software's blog: Game Updates Arrive Today! - last accessed on 2017-03-24
  6. Tested by Andytizer January 18, 2013.
  7. Update 1.24 is out! - Steam Community - last accessed on 2016-6-6
  8. Info about Oculus Rift support - last accessed on 2016-4-20
  9. SCS Software - View topic - Steering Wheel -> wrong center
  10. Euro Truck Simulator 2 goes 64-bit: 1.16 update now live - Steam Community - last accessed on 2016-6-6