Mack NR series Truck. Originally supplied to the British Army and photographed in Chegutu, Zimbabwe, in 2003…

Nissan pick-up loaded with irrigation pipes. Photographed in Chegutu. I drove that back to my Mother-in-Law’s farm once the guys had finished securing the load…

Class 71 electric locomotive 71003 at Ashford Works in 1979…

The driving controls of 71003…

Scania K114 Coach driving controls…

Catch up with Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge Here.

Until now all I’ve shown of my trucking adventures has been screen shots and words describing what you are likely to encounter on a drive. Today I decided to experiment with the gameplay recording function in Windows 10. The resulting video has been uploaded to YouTube. The quality isn’t quite as good as what I see when driving in game – especially the dashboard indications. But overall it gives a good impression of what driving a truck in Euro Truck Simulator 2 is like. The job was to take a load of gifts from Duisburg to Strasbourg for the Christmas Delivery Event. I found myself missing a lot of gear changes early on because, let’s be honest, I was nervous. I’ve never recorded myself driving in-game before!

The video is 40mins long and I’m sure that most of you may prefer some pointers to interesting bits so here’s a list of times where something is happening.

1:50 – Collecting the load
8:50 – Cut up by a brown SUV and then a white saloon decides to drive into my trailer! An example of some bad AI behaviour 🙂
18:00 – Multi-vehicle incident on the Autobahn.
19:50 – Passing the Berlin Airlift Memorial at Rhein Main Airbase, Frankfurt – it’s on the right.
22:25 – Jousting for position with a coach and flatbed van while leaving the Autobahn
25:45 – Trying to decide whose turn it is at the crossroads. Nice Scania driver let me go.
28:10 – SUV on wrong side of the road!
29:00 – Crossing Franco-German border.
34:10 – Making a pigs ear of the roundabout at Strasbourg 😉
36:45 – Mis-read Satnav and overshot red light incurring €360 fine!

Of course – you may want to just sit back and enjoy the ride. It can be quite therapeutic 🙂