WIP Beta released Gavril T-Series Expansion Pack Public 2.1.0b

Trucking Redefined. READ DESCRIPTION! By: The GTG Mods Team

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    Gavril T-Series Expansion Pack

    Trucking Redefined


    What is this mod about?
    The Gavril T-Series Expansion Pack is a mod that features carefully designed parts to truly enhance the trucking experience with the Gavril T-Series.

    We are aiming to add a level of detail to the Gavril T-Series that no one has seen before. Starting from our focus to modernize the semi to the 2007 - 2027 era (what we call Phase-IV), we are planning to go from modern to antique. We have at least another 2 - 3 years of development planned for this mod, and each update releases 2 months apart.

    With an ever-expanding feature list, this project grows more complex with each and every update. And our recent, officially created partnership with @NOCARGO will re-invent trucking in BeamNG as we know it.

    Heavy-Haul Ready

    One of the many unique touches of this project is the addition of the T85-Frame. This frame, in combination with the most powerful production semi-truck engine (comes in at a whopping 1050 bhp, and 5250Nm) and 18-Speed Manual Transmission will easily pull a heavy-haulage job.

    Larger Sleepers

    A long-time wish of the BeamNG trucking community has always been the addition of larger sleepers. We fulfill that wish with brand new sleepers fitted with a full interior. (78" as of now)

    Phase-IV

    The all-new Phase-IV production phase brings the Gavril T-Series up to the 21st century. A single-piece windshield improves visibility, a new hood with a different light mounting, and an all-new 21st-century interior.
    Production Phase-IV runs from 2007 to 2027.

    Advanced Features

    This project features special coding made by @NOCARGO to make this project as advanced as possible. Current features such as the advanced On-Board Computer, which features a digital speedometer, digital turbo-pressure gauge, average fuel use, current fuel use, fuel range, fuel capacity, and a functional options menu to both reset average fuel use and the trip-odometer. The non-functional odometer has been replaced with a fully functional, digital odometer and trip-odometer for maximum immersion. It doesn't stop there, long-awaited features such as the functional and audible Jake Brake, Retarder, Diesel BOV, and even shift logic will change the way you drive and operate the Gavril T-Series

    Oh, and did we mention manually refillable fuel tanks? The T-Series no longer uses BeamNG's original fuel system. The fuel level is saved between sessions. (Temporarily disabled)


    Pictures:
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    NOTE:

    This mod REQUIRES the GTG Commons Mod & D-Troxx Truck, Trailer, and Bus Wheels to work properly. If these are missing, certain parts will not show up!

    Click here to go to the repository page.
    Click here for more information on this mod.

    Credits:

    - Gregory - Lead Producer
    - Robben - Producer
    - Eizens - Producer
    - Jeremiah - Producer
    - NOCARGO - Partnership
    - BETA-Testing Program - Finding bugs (pre 2.0.3b)
    - Quality Assurance Division - Findings bugs (post 2.0.3b)

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    Frequently Asked Questions:
    Q: Where do I go to get support?
    A: To get support from us, there are several options. We'll sort them from slow to fast.
    Option A (slowest): Reply to this thread.
    Option B (slow): Go to our website and contact us.
    Option C (fastest): Join our official Discord Server and create a support ticket!
    Q: The truck is missing wheels. Why's this?
    A: The Gavril T-Series Expansion Pack relies on both the GTG Commons Mod and D-Troxx Truck, Trailer, and Bus Wheels in order for it to work to its full potential. Without these mods, some parts like the wheels will not show up.

    Always make sure that the cache has been deep-cleaned!

    If you did install these mods and the wheels are failing to show, please go into safe mode and downloading the mods, and running them in there.

    This issue hasn't occurred in our testing, and we test in a clean game. If all else fails, attempt the clean game measure by re-installing the game. Use this as a last resort.
    Q: Why is the Gavril logo not disappearing on the OBC?
    A: It's possible that an error occurred in the code. If you press CTRL + L, it should fix the problem. This reloads all the LUA code in the game.

    Another possibility is using a map that doesn't have navigation functions. Change maps and it should fix itself.
    Q: Why are the fuel tanks empty?
    A: As of Public 2.0.5b the mod features a new fuel system. This system saves your fuel state in between sessions. If your fuel tank is empty. you need to refill those. In order to do that you need to go to your controls menu, select "vehicle-specific" and create a keybind for the "Fuel Refill" function. Make sure your keybind has been saved and you can now refill your fuel tanks.

    While you are there, you might also create keybinds for the OBC functions and other features. Doing this allows you to view various pages on the OBC, including a settings menu. This allows you to use the Retarder and Jake Brake.
    Q: The vehicle doesn't respond to my inputs. How to fix it?
    A: It's possible that corruption has taken place in the files which store all the OBC data such as the odometer, trip distance, etc. We recommend going to your BeamNG user files, vehicles, semi, modern equipment removing the following files:
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    That should fix your issue.
    Q: The truck is hard to drive since Public 2.1.0b, please fix it.
    A: Since Public 2.1.0b, the transmissions in the T-Series have gotten more advanced than ever before. This tech is still in its infancy, meaning that work is always underway to make it more user-friendly. The BeamNG trucking community has long asked for more realistic transmissions, and so we delivered. If it's too difficult to use with Keyboard/Gamepad, know that it's heavily discouraged to use the High-Low Switch without a steering wheel and shifter setup. Using it despite this can create issues.

    There are 3 things you can do, them being:
    1. Get used to it.
    2. Use an automatic.
    3. Get a proper setup.

    We understand the struggle, but getting used to it is the best way to go.
    Q: How to set up the advanced features?
    A: We are currently working on a video guide on YouTube. In the meantime, here's a step-by-step guide.
    Go to Options > Controls > Vehicle Specific.

    Are you a Keyboard/Gamepad user? Set up the following key binds:
    - Splitter Switch
    - Jake Brake
    - Retarder

    Are you a wheel and shifter user? Set up the following key binds:
    - High - Low Switch or High - Low Switch (Different Polarity)
    - Range Indicator or Range Indicator (Different Polarity)
    - Splitter Switch or Splitter Switch (Different Polarity)
    - Jake Brake
    - Retarder

    Depending on your setup you might need to use bindings with or without (Different Polarity). Make sure that the Range Indicator always matches your High - Low Switch binding.

    Are you a wheel user without a shifter? Use the same bindings as Keyboard/Gamepad users.
    Q: Is this mod compatible with AR162b's T-Series Addon?
    A: Is this mod compatible with AR162b's T-Series Addon? No, it is not compatible with AR162b's T-Series Addon. We have made a statement on this before.

    To whom it concerns,

    The GTG Mods Team and AR162b are in no way affiliated with each other and as such, there is plenty of space for problems and/or conflicts within both AR162b's and our releases. Our speculation of the cause of this error may be due to similar internal part names. We did not design our project to work in conjunction with AR162b's mod, so the fact that both these mods worked together as well as they did is surprising to us, to say the least. Will we provide future support? We do not have an answer to that question. What we can tell you, however, is that the only way to solve the conflict issues is quite simply to only use one at a time. We hope to have provided you with sufficient information. If you have any further questions, please, do not hesitate to contact us via our contact links listed in my signature.

    Yours sincerely,

    - the GTG Mods Team

    P.S. To our knowledge AR162b is incredibly busy with his personal life so we would prefer you to not blame him for any conflict issues, but to accept that the issue may get fixed in a future update.
    Realistic gear shifting for the T-Series

    Hello BeamNG fans and BeamNG trucking enthousiasts !
    Hereby just a little explainer of what the new 'gear position shift logic' for the pack's 16 and 18 speed gearboxes
    is meant to do. First off, a short word about the ZF Ecosplit transmission, of which I based my first ever range/split
    transmission in BeamNG on.

    The ZF Ecosplit is a well known gearbox for trucks. It ranges 4 gears between high and low
    and splits every gear in half. That means it has 16 gears : 1-low 1-high 2-low 2-high 3-low and so on...

    This gearbox has now finally made its way to the Gavril T-Series Expansion Pack.

    Additionally the already featuring 18 speed has been equipped with the same principle too now, following the real life
    pattern of its real life counter part. There is a great explanation on the 18-speed Eaton by a friendly person to be found here.


    You need decent controls to enjoy the shift-pattern-logic
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    These gearboxes handle just the same as their real life counterparts. Many of you truck enthousiast understand
    what I'm talking about. If you for example, are rolling in 4-L and you switch the splitter to high and the ranger
    to high, nothing happens until you pass neutral for the ranger and clutch engagement for the splitter. After that
    you find yourself rolling in 5-H while you shifted your shifter from the 4-position to the 1-position. That is where the
    comfort sits in these (RL) systems. Such a complex gearbox needs to be controlled smoothly and comfortable.

    Nowadays several solutions can be applied when simulating gearboxes as Eaton or Ecosplit (ZF) and others.
    There are expensive solutions, not so expensive solutions and cheap solutions. Yes ! Cheap solutions ! Great !
    The not so expensive and the cheap solutions require a little handyness though, certainly the one where you can
    buy a 25 bucks real Eaton Fuller gear knob and convert it to a controller. There are at least two decent tutorials on
    YouTube that learn you how to make that though. The knob looks like this :



    My solution ? Enter 8BitDo Zero 2 ! 20 bucks, tiny, weightless and wireless :)



    What you see on the image is (still after 2 years) my prototype build. At first sight this prototype might give an uncomfortable
    impression, mistake not, this is very comfy and I might just keep it like this. I've cut a peace out of an old Fanatec gear knob I
    had laying around, slammed the 8BitDo against it and made it fit the Thrustmaster. Done !

    The UI Indicator App
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    The UI Indicator App was made especially to keep track of what you are doing. Real shift knob users will have a
    button position to keep track about their gear shift process. But when using home brewn stuff like my 8BitDo, or
    just other buttons which are just being pressed instead of toggled you can't see what you are doing.
    So you need proper indication. Take note that the indicated value changes before the gears themselves change. This
    in order to have the same 'pre-selection overview' as one has with a real shift knob. To set the indicator correctly
    it needs to be bound the same way as your actual range binding.

    I want to convince all truck enthousiasts that solutions are out there and they don't have to be expensive.
    I was initially (back then) not going to make this gearbox mod without a solution for proper controls. It would just be
    too painful and clumsy to drive the thing around, knowing how it works in real life.

    Anyone can play around with the gearboxes by using any type of controls one wants to. But just a last note about
    it for now :

    Using the range button while using shift up and down buttons on keyboard or gamepad won't make any
    sense at all and might even disturb the functionality of proper gear selection. When using keyboard or gamepad
    you obviously don't need shift-pattern-logic at all. Using the splitter button will work but remember for a splitter
    to take effect you will have to clutch.

    Hope this helps anyone having questions about these features.

    Happy Trucking !
    Q: Do you take requests/suggestions?
    A: At this point in time we no longer accept requests and/or suggestions to add new things. This is because we have a huge list of things we want to add. So much, in fact, it's 2 to 3 years' worth of development.
    Q: When will you release the next update?
    A: Each mod will get a new update every 2 months.
    Q: Can I donate?
    A: Yes, as a matter of fact, you can! Click here to go to our Patreon page.
    Q: Where can I follow development progress?
    A: Our producers will sometimes post some things on our Discord server. If you wish to join in on the fun, consider joining!

    © 2016 - 2021 GTG Mods Team. All Rights Reserved.
     
    #1 Gregory TheGamer, Apr 20, 2016
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    Gregory TheGamer updated More Engines Mod for T-Series with a new update entry:

    Keepin' Hot

    Read the rest of this update entry...
    --- Post updated ---
    Version 1.4 is on the way with a new turbo! And lot more config's.
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    Version 1.4 is planned for this Thursday!
     
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    Sorry for the massive delay, something terrible happend. The new date will be on 15-May-2016. This time I will follow the promise.

    And please don't ask what happend as I want to keep it private.
     
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    Great News!
    This mod is undergoing some heavy development. Including fixes and brand new content. I will be upgrading this mod to more than just a simple Engine and Transmission mod, this mod also going to have some very cool parts aswell. New cabs, bigger chassis, and alot more!

    If there is ANYONE that would like to suggest something, please don't hesitate to post your idea in this thread.

    I hope everyone has alot of fun with this mod!
     
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    IMPORTANT NOTICE!
    For those who have downloaded my mod, and have version 0.8 of BeamNG.drive, please be aware that a update is underway. But, it will take some time before it will be online.

    Thank you for your patience.
     
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    Maybe you could add a "unicab" with the sleeper and day cab in one piece? Also, with the new powertrain update, possibly use the rangebox feature? For like, the 18 speed manual, have 1-6 as low gears, and 7-12 as midrange gears, and 13-18 as high range gears. And, possibly a limited-slip transfer case & differentials for an awd type setup for the rear two axles. As of now, it acts as an "open" differential. Thanks for listening to these 3 ideas! This was a great mod before 0.8 broke it. :p Keep up the good work! ~1990_Nissan_D21
     
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    I had this mod before, and absolutely loved it. I seem to have a problem now, where loading modded engines causes the tachometer to indicate the engine is running however there is no audio and the truck does not drive. I am desperately hoping this is due to changes to beamng drive and upcoming updates fix it. This is the only mod I know that allows for high powered trucks to carry heavy loads, which as a driver I love the option for using heavy trailers
     
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    Thanks for being kind, I am working hard on an update. But I have some times issues currently. But an update is underway!
     
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    Great! I look forward to using it again.
     
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    Hey everyone,

    A new update will be available upcoming saturday. (25/02/2017) This is only a basic update to make the entire mod work again with the game. Till then, please be patient.

    Cheers,
    Gregory U. - GTG Mods Team leader.
     
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    Update version Public 1.6.0 adds the T85 Heavy Haulage Frame. Along with some other things.
     
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    When will you release this ?
     
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    When it's ready. :p Actually, the date is unknown. We'll let everyone know via our Facebook page and or via our blog.
     
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    Gregory TheGamer updated More Engines Mod for T-Series with a new update entry:

    The V8 Got Into A Semi Too?

    Read the rest of this update entry...
     
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