Improved Truck Physics v 1.8


– Mod adds more realistic and hard physics for ATS trucks;
– It is now more difficult to drive a truck, “feel” of the truck is increased;
– Changed driver body movement physics, which is now less static;
– Added five new modes for windshield wipers for vanilla and mod trucks (four intermittment modes, one long, one short) from 15 item list;
– Lots of changes was made in truck behavior:
1. Changed cabin weight to a more realistic value;
2. Changed brake efficiency: less overall effectiveness an less effectiveness at low speed (but higher upper margin of “low speed”). Increased max. brakes temperature, increased warm up/cool down rates;
3. Decreased autocentering speed of steering wheel. Decreased truck turning ability;
4. Increased rotational wheel resistance and air resistance. Also, increased inertia – slower acceleration and stopping;
5. Increased clutch strength for more realistic clutch-transmission behavior;
6. Decreased retarder effectiveness;
7. Increased chassis suspension travel values for vanilla trucks;
8. Slightly decreased overall damping force for truck/trailer chassis suspension;
9. Transmission inertia decreased;
10. Added tyres slip possibility. Tyres a little less rigid now;
11. Increased flywheel resistance – RPM drops faster, when not in gear;
12. Increased intensity of engine braking – truck slow downs faster, when truck is not given throttle;
13. Decreased engine compression – truck loses speed more quicker, when no throttle is given;
14. Increased transmission resistance – more losses in transmission.
15. Added slightly modified chassis files for various truck mods;
16. Added chassis, cabin, engine, transmission and wheel wear;
17. Less damage from truck to trailer, but overall damage level increased;
18. Updated physics for vanilla and Jazzycat trailers;
19. Added 4 new windshield wipers modes;
20. Added roll resistance and wet grip parameters for tires;
21. Added possibility to loose control over truck due to weather conditions or reckless driving;
22. And other changes…

Installation instructions:
1. Extract all files from downloaded rar-archive to some temp folder;
2. Copy BASE.scs to MOD folder;
3. Based on your requirements, copy required truck/tandem/trailer mod files to MOD folder;
4.Open in-game mod manager and enable all copied mods (refer to “correct mod installation” chapter for proper physics mod installation);

Correct mod installation
Main mod file (BASE.scs from “Base” folder) can be installed with any priority, but it is always better to install it with top priority, to make sure other mods are not interfere with it.
Mod files for trucks mods and jazzycat trailers mod (from “Others” folder) must be ALWAYS installed with HIGHER priority, than truck and/or trailer mods they are suitable/intended for.

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-10.12.16 Version 1.8
– Updated chassis definition files for trucks and trailers;
– A bit more driver`s body movement;
– Heavy reduced fifth wheel roll angle;
– Added 4 new windshield wipers modes;
– Added wheel_slip and wet_grip parameters to tires;
– Reworked truck chassis suspension behavior;
– Added possibility to loose control over truck due to weather conditions or reckless driving;
– Heavy reduced sway bar stiffness;
– Added support for:
Peterbilt 389 by SCS;
Kenworth W900 long by Dmitry68;
International Lonestar by Franck, FrankBrasil;
Peterbilt 351 by Jawa, Stas 556;
Kenworth T600 by Josh Farley;
International Eagle 9900i by Superman, evh5150vanhalen, Danclark, Kriechbaum;
Peterbilt 389 by True Arts Modding.

AlexeyP, SCS Software


9 thoughts on “Improved Truck Physics v 1.8

  1. thanks! always been using your physics mod. love it

    1. Base file crash mi game :(

  2. Works fine for me, great job! Always like your physics mods.

  3. Good job. ;)

    1. I loved the skids at high speed, it was very realistic.

      1. Me too! The first time it caught me off guard going around a corner in the rain. I thought my steering wheel had got disconnected from the computer. Total loss on the truck and cargo. :(

  4. Steve Hollar

    Maybe someone can answer these questions. Is this compatible with 1.5 beta? Also, if you don’t have any of the listed truck or trailer mods and just use the ones that come with the game, do you only use Base.scs? Sorry if this is sounding ######, but, I really don’t see any difference in the game using this. I used previous versions in ATS 1.3 and 1.4 and they worked great.

    1. Question 1: Yes, it is compatible with 1.5

      Question 2: Yes, just put the file base.

    2. If you have no effect on the game, give priority to this mod. If possible on 1st.

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