How to Install American Truck Simulator Mods

How to Install American Truck Simulator Mods

American Truck Simulator is a very immersive game that offers hours of endless entertainment. However, after a certain time, you may feel that the levels are quite repetitive, and don’t offer the same thrill as they did earlier. 

From the vehicles to the routes, everything remains the same after you’ve completed a certain part of the game. If you want to bring back the excitement in your virtual truck driving experience, you can consider installing mods in your game. 

There are several tweaks available to add newer vehicles, advanced maps, and several other features to the game. With that said, let’s take a look at the step-by-step process to install American Truck Simulator mods and make your game more engaging than ever. 

  • First of all, you need to download your desired ATS mods through a credible website site like Modshost, and make sure that the file is either zipped or contains the extension “.scs”. In some cases, the mod file can also be compressed in different formats such as .rar, which may require you to install additional applications like WinRAR to proceed with the installation
  • Once you’ve successfully downloaded the mod, you need to extract it at your preferred location. After extracting your mod file just relocate it to the mods folder of your game, located at the path Documents\American Truck Simulator\Mod
  • After completing the aforementioned steps, you need to launch your game by double-clicking on its shortcut icon and navigate to the settings menu interface to enable the mods feature in your game. Once enabled, all you need to do is relaunch the game and your mods will be successfully installed. 

With the steps given above, you can easily install your desired mods in the iconic title “American Truck Simulator” and enjoy various new tracks, vehicles, and features in your game. If the mod doesn’t work, consider taking a look at whether the mod is compatible with your version of the game or not. 

How to Install ATS Mods in Mac?

In case you’re playing this game on Mac OS, the installation procedure for the mods differs slightly. Instead of extracting the mod file, you need to copy-paste it in the /Library/Application directory directly. 

The Mac version of the game also requires you to enable the mods to feature through the in-game options menu. Moreover, as there are several different versions of the game, make sure your downloaded mod is compatible with the one installed on your Mac OS. 

The Takeaway

While American Truck Simulator is an amazing game with several objectives and achievements, hardcore gamers like you might feel overwhelmed with the repetitive scenes and levels, and that’s when the mods come into action. 

There are several types of mods available for this game that allow you to keep enjoying this game and never get bored of it. On a side note, while you’re downloading a mod from an external website, make sure you verify the credibility of the provider to prevent getting your computer infected with malicious software or viruses. 

Here Are Some Of The Best ATS Mods For You To Check-Out:

SCS Map Improvements V1.1 [1.50]

ATS SCS Map Improvements V1.1 1.50 mod

V1.1: Added Montpelier, McCammon, ID This mod aims to upgrade scenery cities and also existing cities. With functional companies, car parks, petrol stations etc. Compatibility: Should work with any other mod except the map mod “ATS Expansion” (idk why) Just place my mod above all others Game version: 1.49/1.50

Texas Frontage Roads Project + Tfrp Border Addon V1.5 Open Beta

ATS Texas Frontage Roads Project + Tfrp Border Addon V1.5 Open Beta mod

Changelog V1.5: Updated for 1.50/1.50 OB Texas Frontage Roads Project, you can travel on most frontage roads in Texas! Allowing for more versatility to your gameplay and add new things such as a truck stop (Fort Worth) and a few rest areas. (Killeen and Brownsville) WARNING TO PEOPLE WHO USE MODS THAT MODIFY THE TEXAS ...

Minor Urban Overhaul V17.1 [1.50]

ATS Minor Urban Overhaul V17.1 1.50 mod

Mod updated (v17.1) Very High Traffic Areas Added: Omaha region. I-80 up to Lincoln from Omaha. Spawn frequencies decreased around the Presidio area of San Francisco. All map DLC is probably required.

Trailers and Cargo Pack by Jazzycat V6.1.3

ATS Trailers and Cargo Pack by Jazzycat V6.1.3 mod

Pack adds in game 47 new trailers and over 150 new cargo. All standalone. Works on any maps. For ATS version 1.49.x Compatible with all my packs. Models and skins by SCS Software, Giant Software, SoftLab, Astragon Software, Polygonish, Cape, Bruno77, Bora, Hardtrucksthebest, Rubberduck, Mavis, Sherry0, Tony1971, luder, bayonet, petercar379, KMN Modding, Smarty, TruckSim, Ivan, ...

AI Traffic Pack by Jazzycat V16.5.1

ATS AI Traffic Pack by Jazzycat V16.5.1 mod

Pack Adds In Traffic 344 New AI Cars: Chevrolet Blazer, Tahoe(’07, ’15, ’21), Caprice, Cruze, Malibu, Silverado(’07, ’18), Colorado(’07, ’15), Avalanche, Trailblazer, Equinox ’18, Cobalt, Impala(’96, ’03,’06, ’14), Suburban ’98, Spark, HHR, Trax, Camaro, Corvette Dodge Grand Caravan, Neon, Dart, Intrepid, Caravan, Journey, Caliber, Durango(’99,’11), Charger(’06, ’12), Challenger, Ram (1500 ’06, 2500 ’94, ’06, Van) ...

Overweight Trailers and Cargo Pack by Jazzycat V6.1.2

ATS Overweight Trailers and Cargo Pack by Jazzycat V6.1.2 mod

Pack adds in game new overweight trailers with new cargo. All standalone. Works on any maps. For ATS version 1.49.x Compatible with all my packs, except trailers and cargo pack. Models and skins by SCS Software, Giant Software, SoftLab, Astragon Software, Polygonish, Cape, Bruno77, Bora, Hardtrucksthebest, Rubberduck, Mavis, Sherry0, Tony1971, luder, bayonet, petercar379, KMN Modding, ...

Comments

  1. So I have had issues with adding mods… Either they crash the game or take engine sound away. The other issue is sites like ATSMODS only downloads viral pop ups and malware no matter the mod… Need safe places to download mods because this game is over run with malware crap and detracts from the experience as well as all the glitches and bugs

  2. What is wrong when the mod isn’t showing a preview picture in the mod manager? What is wrong if you’re looking at the mod manager, knowing that you put the files in the correct folder Documents/American Truck Simulator/Mod and are viewing your mod manager, but still can’t find your downloaded mods? Also I have taken these issues to Steam and a person keeps mentioning something about dropping files into the mod folder, and making it seem like I have done wrong by extracting the files from their zip format. Why do they think this? Yes, I have downloaded a few zips and rars and have extracted them to the correct folder…but they don’t think that was the right thing.

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