American Truck Simulator (abbreviated as ATS in this wiki) is a truck simulation game created and released by SCS Software in 2016. It can be considered a spiritual successor to the 18 Wheels of Steel franchise.
Before you start your career as a ground logistics manager, you will first have to create your profile. You will choose your avatar, your name, your preferred truck, and your company logo. You will then choose your difficulty level (The higher, the more realistic).
Before you start your multi-million dollar logistics company, you will first have to complete quick jobs for other people. You will have to earn at least 100 thousand dollars before buying your first truck.
As the player completes jobs and levels up, they will unlock Skills. skills can be used to upgrade fuel efficiency and long distance cargoes as well as unlocking hazardous, fragile and important deliveries.
A feature that has been unique in ATS is that truckers have to choose where to unload the cargo they are hauling when they reach the destination depot. This function has been introduced later to ETS2, too. A "desired spot" (which gives out more XP but harder to park) and a "safe spot" (easier to park but less XP) are usually available at every depot. Alternatively, the trucker can skip parking with the price of forfeiting all parking XPs.
States and Cities Edit
Although American Truck Simulator only features 4 states out of a possible 50 (though it is a bit unlikely that the entire US map will be finished anytime soon) at this time, all states are immense in detail and design and feature large cities for you to explore. It takes at least 1 hour real time to travel from one end of Nevada to the coast of California, meaning it will be a very large game once the entire map is finished.
The base game came with the state of California and Nevada at release, with a total of 32 cities. Arizona came later as a free DLC, consisting of 15 cities. The newest DLC, released on Nov. 9, 2017, added the state of New Mexico with 14 cities. In total, there is currently 61 cities implemented.
Arizona: Flagstaff, Phoenix, Tucson
California: Bakersfield, Fresno, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Diego
Nevada: Elko, Las Vegas, Reno
New Mexico: Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Roswell, Santa Fe
- Main article: American Truck Simulator Trucks
Although there are only four trucks and two companies at this time, more is expected to come. Volvo VNL and International trucks are expected to arrive soon, but still lack proper licensing from the manufacturers.
- Main article: Downloadable Content#American Truck Simulator DLC
American Truck Simulator - Arizona
- This adds the state of Arizona to the game. This DLC is free and can be downloaded immediately upon purchase of the base game.
American Truck Simulator - New Mexico
- This adds the state of New Mexico to the game. The DLC costs €11,99.
American Truck Simulator - Oregon
- This adds the state of Oregon to the game. The DLC has yet to be released.
American Truck Simulator - Wheel Tuning Pack
- This allows you to customize nuts, discs, hubs, and hub covers.
American Truck Simulator - Steering Creations Pack
- This adds 20 unique alternate designs of steering wheels from Steering Creations, Inc.
American Truck Simulator - Heavy Cargo Pack
- This adds new jobs with cargo that are much heavier and larger than those on regular jobs, ranging from large cable reels to mobile cranes. It also features new non-standard trailers with complex multi-joint articulation, jeeps and boosters.
American Truck Simulator - Special Transport
- This adds new jobs with heavy over-sized loads that require truckers to follow special driving rules such as no stopping at gas stations and following escort vehicles. The DLC has yet to be released.
- The scale of the ATS map is 1:20 at the moment, but at the release it only was 1:35 (now 1.75x larger). This was changed in version 1.5.
See also Edit
|SCS Software Trucking Games|
|Truck Simulator series||Euro Truck Simulator - German Truck Simulator - UK Truck Simulator - Euro Truck Simulator 2 - American Truck Simulator|
|18 Wheels of Steel series||Hard Truck: 18 Wheels of Steel - Across America - Pedal to the Metal - Convoy - Haulin' - American Long Haul - Extreme Trucker - Extreme Trucker 2|
|Other games||Trucks & Trailers - Scania Truck Driving Simulator|