American Truck Simulator

American Truck Simulator

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[SCR] Improved License Plates
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Aug 17, 2016 @ 2:01pm
Apr 14 @ 8:18pm
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[SCR] Improved License Plates

This is a simple mod that replaces truck and trailer plates with their appropriate commercial motor vehicle variants, and corrects the serial formats of these plate series.

States Included
Arizona - Apportioned truck plate, and general serial format corrections
California - Apportioned truck plate, permanent trailer plate, and general serial format corrections
Nevada - Apportioned truck plate, permanent trailer plate, and general serial format corrections; extended passenger plates to include recent serial formats
New Mexico - Apportioned truck plate, permanent freight trailer plate, with appropriate serial formats for each

Special Thanks
Art - Reference photo for current-issue California Apportioned plate

What this mod doesn't do
This mod doesn't increase the resolution of the license plates. There are three reasons for this: First, it would require reconfiguring the UI template that generates them (doable, but obnoxious). Second, it would require remaking the font template (doable, but very time consuming). Lastly, and most importantly, each increase in texture size would quadruple the amount of texture memory used by license plates.

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Keeper1st Apr 18 @ 4:33pm 
Yeah, I don't think there's a way to mix them, but apparently within three years all plates should be moved over to the new design, as the eight-year law is new and most existing plates are over eight years old already. About half of the plates I see on the roads are the new design. I've made a texture for the new design, but as the font is different I haven't implemented it yet (it's the same font as the old design for the embossed plates where the state shape was used as the middle divider instead of a dot). If you can get the right font (maybe it's the same as used in another state; I haven't checked -- certainly not California though), I can give you the texture to use (correctly sized and darkened as the original was).
WobblyWasp Apr 14 @ 8:38pm 
Very cool!! I can't wait for Oregon!!!!!
Smarty  [author] Apr 14 @ 8:32pm 
I've now updated this mod for New Mexico. It's only been out for... [looks at release date] ...ohhhh boy. On the bright side, I've already done my plate backgrounds for Oregon so I'm actually ahead of things for once!


Keeper1st: Thank you for the info. I'm not sure if there's a good way to mix the two designs at this time, but I'll keep it in mind. :)
Keeper1st Mar 23 @ 4:30am 
(November of 2017 I mean -- sorry. Still not used to it being 2018 already!)
Keeper1st Mar 23 @ 4:29am 
Note that in November of 2016, the standard Nevada license plate design changed -- new background, new font, new colors. As the state automatically issues new plates to motorists every eight years, soon the "Sunset" design with "The Silver State" will disappear completely as everyone gets the new "Home Means Nevada" design. (This does not affect the white Apportioned and permanent trailer plates, of course.) I just got my new plate, for example.
Nowak Dec 31, 2017 @ 12:20pm 
When will this mod be updated for New Mexico?
Smarty  [author] Jul 22, 2017 @ 4:47pm 
Just to clarify the scope of this mod: I'll be covering license plates for the states included in the game (and DLC's) as they are added. It helps me pace it so that I'm not rushing things. I'll definitely be doing Ontario when the time comes; That's where I'm from, after all.

That said, if I run out of things to do (not likely) and if there's enough interest from map mod authors, I may consider expediting other states, provinces, etc. Just keep in mind that my primary focus is on my truck and trailer mods. Everything else is gravy and/or born of obsessive-compulsive 'necessity'. :P
Hotstuff5743 Jul 21, 2017 @ 5:35pm 
@ Pfc. Sharp {Marines CA} I doubt u'll see our plates in the game any time soon. Once they release the rest of the US i heard online they were also going to do Mexico & Canada since there is map mods that add that.
vulchor Jul 21, 2017 @ 10:33am 
@TheGamer_500 This is American Truck Simulator, not USA Truck Simulator. Ontario is part of the Americas.
TheGamer_500 Jun 26, 2017 @ 4:34pm 
@Pfc. Sgarp {Marines CA.} But this is AMERICAN Truck Simulator. Not NORTH AMERICAN Truck Simulator.