Valusoft Complaint - 18 Wheels of Steel needs updating
I purchased this game in Febuary last year to use it as a driving simulation till I can go back to work as a professional Over The Road truck driver, and this game is far to short on what a real driver does.
First off at a Truck dealership, I think every engine and tranny component needs to be availible to the game player.
Second they need to get the copy right stuff cleared from all the Class 8 truck manufactures because the pictures on the box show's a "Kenworth T-2000" but in the Game it is called a "Kinitic" W2W I think.
Third is the cab interior views are not that great either, You can't even adjust the view in your side mirrors and that makes turning a 75' truck and trailer hard, You have to use the overhead view to make turns if you don't wanna damage your cargo, and they don't have all of the mirror's that are on modern semi trucks you see on the highways and road ways today. like the mirror's mounted on the side of the engine house on the convetionals or on the few Cabover models.
Forth, The speedometer does not have the metric system speeds on it so when your driving in Mexico or Canada, you can't follow the posted speed limit signs.
Fifth, Interstate 70 on this game does not turn into a 2 lane backroad west of Denver, Colorado
Sixth, Their are not enough "Truck stops" on this game for resting after an 11 hour drive day.
I think the folks at Valusoft were hurried in the production of this game, because they did not do any real research in to what is really going on in the "trucking industry"
I had better enjoyment of my Microsoft Train Simulator game then I do this game, because it was a more realistic as my job working on the railroad.