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Euro Truck Simulator 2 is a vehicle simulation game in which you can drive across Europe, picking up various cargos and delivering them.

Euro Truck Simulator 2 beta for Linux has been in closed beta testing for a few days and today it's available as public beta for all Linux users, exclusively through Steam.



Important: to be able to play Euro Truck Simulator 2 beta for Linux, you'll need to buy the non-beta game (which shows up as being available for Windows only) and install it from the Steam for Linux client - you can do this by clicking the link below:


Then in Steam under Library, right click Euro Truck Simulator 2, select Properties and on the Betas tab select "linux_testing - Testing of linux version", then click close:

Steam Euro Truck Simulator 2 beta Linux

The Linux binaries should now start installing.


According to the public beta announcement, the game works "reasonably well on native NVidia drivers", but the users have reported some "flickering artifacts on ATI drivers". 

Also, in my test under Ubuntu 13.04 with Intel graphics (Nvidia Optimus actually, but the game doesn't work with Bumblebee, at least for now), the game isn't playable: the screen flickers and setting any resolution other than my desktop's resolution (1920x1080), the game isn't displayed across the whole screen even though I didn't set it to run in window mode and it also freezes sometimes. I did manage to take two screenshots though:

Euro Truck Simulator 2 Linux

Euro Truck Simulator 2 Linux


Below you can watch the official Euro Truck Simulator 2 trailer:


(direct video link)

You can provide feedback for Euro Truck Simulator 2 Linux beta HERE, in the Euro Truck Simulator 2 - Linux Beta Testing discussion group.
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