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UPDATE: American Truck Simulator's 1.49


Greetings trucking enthusiasts! We're thrilled to bring you exciting news about the latest update to American Truck Simulator. The 1.49 update, now available on Steam, introduces a host of bug fixes, improvements, and captivating new content that promises to elevate your virtual trucking experience to new heights. Before we delve into the details, we want to inform you that to seamlessly integrate these enhancements, there will be a short period of downtime during the night for server maintenance. Rest assured, this will be a minor disruption, and we recommend starting your virtual journey in the morning when the server updates will be completed automatically, requiring no additional action on your part.

Update Schedule:

  • Date: [25/11/2023]
  • Time: [03:00 AM CEST]

A Celestial Touch:

One of the most anticipated features making a return in the 1.49 update is the Moon. Yes, it's back to illuminate your night sky, adding a subtle yet remarkable touch to your virtual trucking adventures. The reintroduction of the Moon presented significant challenges, requiring intricate work in casting, rendering, calculating lunar light, managing reflections, and addressing mirror effects. The result? A realistic lunar presence that enhances the overall ambiance of your journeys.

Dynamic Night Skies:

The night sky has undergone a complete makeover, featuring dynamic stars that gently twinkle, creating an authentic and mesmerizing nocturnal experience. This enhancement goes beyond the mere addition of stars; it's about immersing players in a world where the night sky feels alive with subtle cosmic movements, adding a layer of authenticity to the virtual trucking realm.

HDR Skyboxes for Richer Colors:

American Truck Simulator has taken a visual leap by introducing High Dynamic Range (HDR) to skyboxes. This means you can now enjoy richer, more vibrant colors in the skies, making every sunrise and sunset a breathtaking spectacle. The HDR implementation extends to the weather visual effects, providing a more immersive and visually stunning experience for players.

Thunderstorms with Visible Lightning:

Brace yourself for more intense and realistic weather conditions, especially during thunderstorms. The 1.49 update introduces visible lightning, transforming the stormy atmosphere into a visual spectacle. Feel the electricity in the air as lightning illuminates the darkened skies, adding a heightened level of immersion to your driving adventures.

Surprises in the Night Sky:

Keep your eyes peeled when navigating certain regions during the night. The update hints at pleasant surprises awaiting observant truckers. The night sky has become a canvas for unexpected wonders, adding an element of surprise and delight to your virtual journeys.