Development History Edit
Euro Truck Simulator Edit
The first seaports appear in Euro Truck Simulator Gold Edition, which features United Kingdom, an island nation. The only way to access the country is to take a ride on either a ship or a cross-channel shuttle train. Therefore, rendering at least two ports for truckers to board a vessel is necessary. To this end, the Port of Calais and Port of Dover were introduced as the first ever seaports that allow truckers to travel in between.
Euro Truck Simulator 2 Edit
In the vanilla Euro Truck Simulator 2, ports are still targeted at providing access to / from the United Kingdom. With a more detailed map than the preceding game, ETS 2 provides four ports in Britain, and three on the continent (Channel Tunnel excluded in both cases), so that truckers can make shorter trips between cities and ports.
Another batch of ports are introduced with the release of Scandinavia map expansion. While Scandinavian countries are themselves accessible by roads, the Baltic Sea nonetheless form a kind of natural barrier and makes some movements very circuitous if no ship trip is involved. In total, 15 ports are added across Scandinavia and the European continent. In particular, all four featured cities in Norway have a port to each of them, allowing truckers to avoid the country's mountainous roads.
Usage Guide Edit
- To travel through seaports, a trucker should drive the truck onto a "seaport" hotspot. That spot may appear in the seaport's parking lot, waiting area, or even inside a sea vessel.
- An information dialog would appear, instructing the trucker to press a button for travelling options (For PC's, the default is "Enter").
- If the trucker activates the button, another dialog appears, either to ask the trucker's confirmation to travel (in ETS 1), or to show a list of ship routes available at that port (in ETS 2). If a route is chosen, another confirmation dialog may appear.
- If the truckers presses "Yes" on the confirmation dialog(s), the system deducts the ship fee from the trucker's bank account, and ports the trucker to the destination port's "seaport" hotspot. Truckers can either resume driving there, or press "Enter" for another ship trip.
The Channel Tunnel is effectively a special kind of seaport in the game, as the method of usage is almost identical.
List of Seaports Edit
The following table lists all seaports appearing in ETS 1 and / or ETS 2. The names of seaports follow those shown on in-game signs. Expansions necessary for truckers to travel through a particular seaport are also listed.
Steam Achievement Edit
The following ETS 2 Steam achievements are directly related to seaports:
|Sardine||Utilize a boat|
|Successfully docked||Use all ports in the game (counts sea and train ports)|