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02 Dec 2022 05:07

Lots to talk about here as the largest update for the Sound Fixes Pack this year has now been released!

I wish you all a Happy Christmas season!🎄Content updates for this mod will resume in January 2023. The Winter sounds mod will get an update this month though, so stay tuned for that. :)

Please note I will keep an eye if the mod needs any compatibility updates through December - it's just content updates that are on pause.

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The v22.99 update notably introduces custom default variations of air cutoff sounds for when the air compressor is unloaded by the governor, improvements to the implementation of the new 1.46 insect, bird, and traffic ambient sounds (which quite a few have made feedback about), and many other changes.

This year is also the second year in a row with 99 content updates and a highly frequent update schedule. It's really nice to see the progress made so far, especially on the goal for completing the modification of the base game AI traffic sounds.

At the end of 2020, we had 2% of the base game traffic sounds modded.
At the end of 2021, we had 10% of the base game traffic sounds modded.
At the end of 2022, we now have 38% of the base game traffic sounds modded.

The progress has went faster and faster each year. A lot of the remaining % of base game traffic cars are police cars, which I may be able to reuse sounds for from the civilian variants of those, so I imagine we will see an even bigger jump in 2023. :o

If you haven't noticed already, the reefer sound addons (part of the Sound Fixes Pack Collection) have been updated to 1.46. Special thanks to LucaYT for the video showcase and tutorial.






Without further ado, here is the mod update!

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Pack updated to v22.99 with the following changes:

7 additional default variations of air cutoff sounds for when the air compressor is unloaded by the governor.
It adds to the 3 air cutoff sounds already existing in the base game.

Improved foreground layer of daytime bird chirping ambient sound effects.
- Bird sound position moved away from the truck to prevent hearing it too often with windows closed.
- Chirp frequency peaks at 4 AM in the morning.
- House sparrow (a common wild bird) bird chirp sound effects now also included.

The 1.46 city ambient sound event of vehicles passing would feel strange when no traffic is around:
- So this has now been modified to a much more distant traffic sound.
- The former sound effects might get merged into the Sound Fixes Pack AI traffic sounds in 2023. We'll see!

Reduced "blanketing" of some 1.46 background ambient insect sounds so that they can be further from the player's truck. [ATS edition]
2 new cricket ambient sounds added for the foreground cricket ambient insect sounds.
Tire sound effect added for one of the tractors in AI traffic.
Revised sounds of the Cessna 172.
Horn sound added to the 1947 Chevrolet Advance-Design 3100 and the 1947 Chevrolet Advance-Design Loadmaster. [ATS edition]
Slight increase in sound volume for the horn sound effects of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS (X167) in AI traffic.
Adjusted 3D sound position for the sounds of flags in the wind.
Applied sound of flag in wind to some flags without sound.

-- Optional addon changes --
Reefer trailer sound addons for ETS2 and ATS have been updated for 1.46!
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10 Dec 2022 23:08

My optional Winter sounds mod (part of the Sound Fixes Pack Collection) has been updated to version 3!

Version 3 brings some exclusive features when used along with the Sound Fixes Pack to better simulate the winter experience.

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Changelog:

Exclusive features when used along with the Sound Fixes Pack:

- Less insect and bird ambient sounds due to the snowy winter season.
- Sound of air conditioning system on the Tesla Model S in AI traffic when the player camera is near the hood of the car. [ATS only]
- Limited spawn of non-winter-oriented base game AI traffic vehicles such as open top vehicles and ice cream vans.

Download links:

Steam Workshop ATS: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/ ... 1973049382

TruckyMods ATS: https://truckymods.io/american-truck-si ... sounds-ats

ShareMods ATS: https://promods.net/sm_forward.html?lnk=/7t1vmkozf3aa/Wint ... S.scs.html
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02 Jan 2023 07:22

The Sound Fixes Pack has made it to 2023! I'm back from my modding hiatus. It was nice to have a break and come back rejuvenated for a new year.

For the first mod update of 2023, I have put my focus on enhancing the Sound Fixes Pack English voice navigation variants. Although it's for an optional aspect of the game, it is still good to improve sounds when there is room for improvement.
The standout favorite change for me is the new speed signal chime. It's now a more gentler sound than the default 'three little pings'. The sound banks are now more storage optimized too, much less than the 1000+ kilobytes you would get in the base game options. :)

Due to time constraints, I still have the Doug Raspy option left to update. It'll be updated soon.

It's been awesome to receive an award on the Steam Workshop almost every week in the past year. Many thanks to the community for the continued support!

I hope 2023 will see some progress on seasons and reefer sounds from SCS Software. I already have plans set to retire the Winter sounds mod and Reefer sound addons if these features become part of the base game.
I have retired optional addons before (e.g. police siren sound when police cars were added to the game's traffic, open truck window sound when openable windows arrived) so who knows what the future will hold. But for now, you can use the existing mods in the Sound Fixes Pack Collection. ;)

Furthermore, I want to give a special thanks to TheAlive55 for the mention of the Winter sounds mod in this winter mod setup video!




Also special thanks to Vutomy for featuring the Sound Fixes Pack in this fun video!




And special thanks to Neranjana for including the Sound Fixes Pack in this Best Steam Workshop Mods video!




Without further ado, here is the mod update!

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Pack updated to v23.00 with the following changes:

Increased sound volume of railroad crossing bells. [ATS edition]

Several quality of life improvements to the Sound Fixes Pack variants of the English Doug/Skye UK and US voice navigation options:
- New chime for the audible warning when going over the speed limit if using the Sound option.
- Reuse of words with best vocal clarity.
- Balanced sound volume of the phrase for when going over the speed limit if using the Voice option.
- Marginal enhancements to the speaker effect so it sounds even more like it's being emitted inside the truck.
- All 4 modded voice navigation options now have less file size combined than what would fit in one equivalent voice navigation option.

-- Optional addon news --
Winter sounds mod has been updated to version 3 - great for use with Frosty winter and the Sound Fixes Pack.
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07 Jan 2023 21:44

The International LT and the International LoneStar finally receives modded AI traffic sounds in the v23.01 mod update. :) 40% of the base game AI traffic sounds are now complete ( +2%)!

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Pack updated to v23.01 with the following changes:

Engine sounds added to the International LT and the International LoneStar trucks in AI traffic. [ATS edition]
- These sounds make use of a new mix of realistic tire noise at highway speeds!

Slight increase of sound size for the default reverse beeper sound.
Slight increase in sound volume for air brake sound when the service brake is lightly tapped.
Balanced sound volume for several phrases in the Sound Fixes Pack English Doug/Skye UK and US voice navigation variants.

Several quality of life improvements for the Sound Fixes Pack variant of the English Doug [Raspy] voice navigation option:
- New chime for the audible warning when going over the speed limit if using the Sound option.
- Reuse of words with best vocal clarity.
- Balanced sound volume of the phrase for when going over the speed limit if using the Voice option.
- Marginal enhancements to the speaker effect so it sounds even more like it's being emitted inside the truck.
- Sound file size optimized.

"Safe Mode" for Sound Fixes Pack on the Steam Workshop now updated with the new voice navigation changes from v23.00 - v23.01.
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11 Jan 2023 00:51

By user request, the gentle alert chime for when speeding is now also available to listen to without voice navigation. It can be enabled in the Audio Settings as pictured below.

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Without further ado, here is the update!

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Pack updated to v23.02 with the following changes:

Minor sound adjustments for the International LT and the International LoneStar trucks in AI traffic. [ATS edition]

New setting that allows the Sound Fixes Pack speed limit alert sound functionality without voice navigation.
- This option can be found in the "Language and voice" dropdown in the game's Audio Settings.
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12 Jan 2023 21:58

v23.03 brings an enhanced lawn mower sound. It undoubtably works in making the game feel more lived in. And now the Winter sounds mod will mute it for realism's sake. :lol:

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Pack updated to v23.03 with the following changes:

Lawn mower sound improved:
- New detailed sound effect for the sound loop.
- Realistic distance attenuation - now you can hear it subtly further in the distance when someone is mowing the lawn.

Horn sound added to the International LoneStar trucks in AI traffic. [ATS edition]
Horn sounds added to the International LT trucks in AI traffic. [ATS edition]
Changed tire noise for the Mack RD, International LoneStar, and International LT trucks in AI traffic. [ATS edition]
Compatibility update for Winter sounds version 4.

-- Optional addon news --
Winter sounds version 4 now can mute the lawn mower sound effect (Sound Fixes Pack required to be enabled for this feature).
Winter sounds version 4 has muted another discovered forest bird ambient sound (Sound Fixes Pack required to be enabled for this feature).

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Winter sounds changelog:

Version 4:

- Muted lawn mowing sound (Sound Fixes Pack required for this feature).
- Muted another forest bird ambient sound that was discovered (Sound Fixes Pack required for this feature).

Winter sounds download links:

Steam Workshop ATS: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/ ... 1973049382

TruckyMods ATS: https://truckymods.io/american-truck-si ... sounds-ats

ShareMods ATS: https://promods.net/sm_forward.html?lnk=/ul7fra3pkzer/Wint ... S.scs.html
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24 Jan 2023 00:28

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Pack updated to v23.06 with the following changes:

Engine sounds swapped to an Ecoboost engine sound for the civilian 2016 Ford Explorer Limited in AI traffic. [ATS edition]
Improved tire noise for the Kenworth T800 trucks in AI traffic. [ATS edition]
Some air brake sound effects introduced in v23.04 have now been added to the array for AI traffic trucks.
Recommended audio settings information updated in the text file and the Steam Workshop discussions topic.

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Optional addon news - Menu Music Remixes & Nostalgic Soundtracks

Menu Music Remixes has been reworked! It is now titled 'Menu Music Remixes & Nostalgic Soundtracks' and has had the following changes:

- New soundtracks (including original themes from 18 Wheels of Steel & German Truck Simulator).
- Fixed the issue where the music would stop after customizing your truck for a long time.
- Added an extended version of the former truck upgrade music from pre-2014 ETS2.
- Updated mod title, description and images.
- Reduced file size.

You can download it on the Steam Workshop for ETS2, Steam Workshop for ATS, or ShareMods. Also for your information, Menu Music Remixes & Nostalgic Soundtracks is the exact same mod for both games.

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28 Jan 2023 04:46

43% of the base game AI traffic sounds are now complete ( +1%)!

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Pack updated to v23.07 with the following changes:

Changed a few sound effects and added one for the default air brake sound replacements, now totalling at 18 variations.
Sound volume adjustments for the default air brake sound replacements.
New air brake sound effects have been added to the array for AI traffic trucks.



I also want to give a special thanks to Vutomy for featuring the Sound Fixes Pack in this video! :)


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01 Feb 2023 02:03

It sure has been a productive January for this mod! To close the month, the optional ATS previous soundproofing addon now has support for the newly released Western Star 5700XE for American Truck Simulator. It is available on the Steam Workshop, TruckyMods, and ShareMods.

Without further ado, here is the mod update!

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Pack updated to v23.08 with the following changes:

Additional engine sound set added to the array for the Kenworth W900's in AI traffic. [ATS edition]
Reworked sounds for the Las Vegas Bombardier Mark VI monorails. [ATS edition]
Slight improvement in accuracy of reefer unit 3D sound positioning for default AI traffic reefer trailers.

-- Optional addon news --
The mod "Previous soundproofing for ATS" now has support for the Western Star 5700XE.
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04 Feb 2023 03:35

Congrats to American Truck Simulator for reaching 7 years! I am fortunate to be a modder for the game since its year of release. :)

In other news, 44% of the base game AI traffic sounds are now complete ( +1%)!

Support for the 1.45 previous game version will discontinue with the upcoming Sound Fixes Pack v23.10 on the Steam Workshop, but the mod's download links for 1.45 will remain available on TruckyMods and ShareMods.

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Pack updated to v23.09 with the following changes:

Engine and horn sounds added to the 2007 Cadillac Escalade (3rd generation) in AI traffic. [ATS edition]
Slight decrease in sound volume for some of the default air brake sound replacements.
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