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author: Radek Wacha

Revamp Your Euro Truck Simulator 2 With These Mods

Nine years have passed since the release of Euro Truck Simulator 2 and fans are still creating modifications to improve the game. Here is a pack of the most interesting mods that have appeared for ETS2.

Realistic Graphic Mod � nicer graphics

There's no denying that travelling the distance in ETS 2 is extremely fun and enjoyable. However, the joy of traveling can be enhanced by graphically improving the world you're exploring.

This will be possible with the Realistic Graphics Mod, which introduces many changes to the appearance of the game. Among other things, the author improved sky and road textures, and added realistic light reflections. The whole thing looks great and is, as the name suggests, more realistic.

Attention! For the modification to work properly, color correction and HDR must be enabled in the game settings.

Installation instructions

To download and install this mod, simply press the Subscribe button in the Steam Workshop.

  1. Download the mod from Steam

Improved Vehicle Lights

Admittedly, the previous modification has some effect on the operation and appearance of in-game lights, but the Improved Vehicle Lights mod specializes in just that.

The author improved the light coming from truck lights, improved reflections, and made color lights more vivid.

The modification has an alternate version that can be described as more subdued and "less glowing."

Installation instructions

To download and install this mod, simply press the Subscribe button in the Steam Workshop.

  1. Download the mod from Steam

Realistic Physics Mod � improved physics

Another element that affects the travel experience is the driving physics.

Realistic Physics Mod makes driving a virtual truck seem more realistic � improved in-cab shaking, braking effects, different weather conditions, and improved suspension performance.

The ride becomes smoother and the truck's behavior is more reliable. There's nothing left to do but hop in the cabin and head out on the next tour.

Installation instructions

To download and install this mod, simply press the Subscribe button in the Steam Workshop.

  1. Download the mod from Steam

SiSL's Mega Pack � Additional Accessories

Don't you sometimes feel like personalizing the cab of your favorite truck and putting in accessories that suit your style? If so, SiSL's Mega Pack mod is the perfect solution.

The modification adds over 400 different gadgets in the game, including electrical devices, scarves, toys, snacks, refreshers, steering wheel covers, etc. There are also Christmas trees and even Star Wars accessories. Animal lovers will also be pleased, as the author has made it possible to travel with your favorite pets.

Apart from that, the mod includes several customizable items, such as a photo frame, a mug or a flag of your own country.

Installation instructions

To download and install this mod, simply press the Subscribe button in the Steam Workshop.

  1. Download the mod from Steam

Improved Environment Sound � new sounds

When revamping Euro Truck Simulator 2, the sound layer is also worth addressing. A mod called Improved Environment Sound will help you with this.

This modification adds about 250 new sounds to the game, as well as new menu music. From now on, you will hear more realistic sounds of cars, trucks, trains or rain and thunder while traveling. Cities have also been improved � the mod makes them more vibrant.

The author has taken care of the details by adding new sounds of drivers yawning, camera noises or wiping the windshield. You can even hear the changes while refueling and coupling the trailer. The mod also improves the old sounds of people, animals and machines.

Installation instructions

Extract the .scs file from the downloaded archive and copy it to the My Documents/Euro Truck Simulator 2 folder on your main drive.

  1. Download the mod

City Lighting

City Lighting

I get the impression that modders never get enough of graphics enhancement. Even if the entire game was converted to 4K textures and the extra effects just pour off the screen, there's always room for improvement. This time it fell on city lighting. The author took on lampposts and traffic lights � these elements were given more realistic colors. The removal of excess light is praiseworthy, making the colors of light sources in cities much warmer.

Installation instructions

To download and install this mod, simply press the Subscribe button in the Steam Workshop.

  1. Download the mod from Steam

Realistic Rain � beautiful drops on the window

Realistic Rain

Confirming my belief about the modders, another author took care of the rain. Here, we can talk about some really impressive effects, as it actually looks great. It's visible mainly from the inside of the truck, and it seems to me that in this case, the creator really did their best. The droplets hitting the windows of our vehicle and running down them look much better than the original. The outdoors is good too, so those who like to shoot photos will be happy.

Installation instructions

To download and install this mod, simply press the Subscribe button in the Steam Workshop.

  1. Download the mod from Steam
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