Tachograph plugin (AETR rules) v0.9b


AETR tachograph – goes to beta!

Main functions are completed, bugfixing begins )))



Added analyze of weekly rests and compensations for reduced weekly rests.
Added rate settings for messages.
Added user-defined status string.

Default status string of 0.9beta:

00:30:30.947 : TACHOGRAPH: (o):(01:53); tm:(th 05:10); st:(th 07:47); ps:(02:37); dl:(04:34), ex:(1); wk:(11:32)
(o):(01:53) – status (sign of the “steering wheel” 😉 time of current continuous driving (without a pause)
tm:(th 05:10) – current time
st:(th 07:47) – time of next rest stop
ps:(02:37) – time left to drive to 45-min pause
dl:(04:34) – time left to drive to daily rest
ex:(1) – count of unused extended daily drives (10hrs)
wk:(11:32) – time left to drive to weekly rest

00:31:11.751 : TACHOGRAPH: (h):(00:01); tm:(th 05:12); ps:(02:35); dl:(04:32), ex:(1), rd:(1); wk:(11:30), rd:(1); wk1:(30:29), wk2:(78:30), wk1cmp:(00:00), wk2cmp:(00:00)
(h):(00:01) – status (sign of the “bed” 😉 time of current rest
tm:(th 05:12) – current time
ps:(02:35) – time left to drive to 45-min pause
dl:(04:32) – time left to drive to daily rest
ex:(1) – count of unused extended daily drives (10hrs)
rd:(1) – count of unused reduced daily rests (9hrs)
wk:(11:30) – time left to drive to weekly rest
rd:(1) – count of unused reduced weekly rests (24hrs)
wk1:(30:29) – last week driving time
wk2:(78:30) – last 2-week driving time
wk1cmp:(00:00) – time of weekly rest to compensate from previous week
wk2cmp:(00:00) – time of weekly rest to compensate from pre-previous week (you need to use it till the end of current week)

Status string format is user-defined now! You can see default ststus string inside telemetry_tac.log
For adjust settings, you have to create a new section in ini-file (if it still don’t exists):


Available tags (they will be replaced by proper calculated values):
you can type anything you want as other text (but be careful with special symbols, of course)

Added messages rate params (t adjust defaults, just include ’em to the same [settings] section and edit values):
white messages rate (every minute that is fully devided by 10: :00, :10, etc.)
yellow messages & first sound rate (every minute that is fully devided by 5: :00, :05, etc.)
red messages & second sound rate (every minute)

Added “minicon clear” param that puts 4 empty strings to game log before each tacho string (turned on by default):

Fixed some bugsin calculations

AETRViewer.exe – is a program to browse your ini-files as tachograms.



Log message example 0.2:

00:00:42.745 : TACHOGRAPH INFO (we 23:52): short rest stop in 04:30 / daily rest stop in 09:00 (+0 x 10:00 drive; +1 x 9:00 rest) / weekly rest stop in 18:02

(we 23:52) – current game time and weekday
+0 x 10:00 drive – how many days when you can drive 10 hours left
+1 x 9:00 rest – how many days when you can rest 9 hours left

Added full control of daily rest duration (according to AETR rules)
Added full control of 10-hours driving days (according to AETR rules)
Added full control of driving hours during every 1 & 2 weeks (according to AETR rules)
Control of weekly rest duration is under construction.

Added sound for yellow & red messages (short sound once per game minute)
files tac1.wav, tac2.wav

You can adjust appearance time of red & yellow messages by adding
this section to ini-file
(current default values are listed).

Still not fixed.
After a short driving time (<1 game minute), if you will go to long rest too fast (by pressing Enter in a rest places on map, or typing g_set_time command too fast) this rest time may mark as a driving time. To pass it, wait 1-2 game minutes until pressing Enter or typing g_set_time. ====================================================== v0.1a First small step to drive by AETR regulations in game. The only way to get feedback from plugins to player is game.log.txt messages. This plugin puts there a messages every game minute: 00:58:01.403 : TACHOGRAPH INFO: short rest stop in 00:19 / daily rest stop in 01:50 / weekly rest stop in 00:00

For getting theese messages right in the game, you must start the game with a consoles
enabled. Edit in tthe main game’s config.cfg values:
uset g_developer “1”
uset g_minicon “1”
uset g_console “1”

Miniconsole will show tacho messages, main console will give you ability to rest by

Turn off fatigue simulation in game.

“Driving time” is time when truck
– moves forward/backward faster than 1 m/s
– engine is on and parking brake is off (for rest with working engine, but i don’t sure
it’s correct).

This base v0.1a controls only short rest stops (45 or 15+30 minutes in 4.5 hrs of driving)
and daily rest stops (11 or 3+9 hrs of rest after 9 hrs of daily driving).
Other rules will be added later. Weekly rest stop is always 0:00 in 0.1a, just ignore it.

Plugin doesn’t shows how many time you have to rest, it shows how many time you can drive.
If you don’t sure about how you have to rest, move time forward step-by-step (1 hr, for
example) and soon you’ll see increased values of allowed driving hours.

Be careful with stored info. Plugin doesn’t work with different profiles (there is no values
in telemetry library for getting current profile name). Thus if you want drive on another
profile, you have to save somewhere telemetry_tac.ini for old profile. New profiles can delete
info from old profile’s telemetry_tac.ini because of lower absolute current game time.

Plugin works stable if you will load save made a not long ago from current moment. Older saves
will delete stored tachograph info.



Put plugin & wav files to
“..Euro Truck Simulator 2binwin_x86plugins” for 32-bit game version
“..Euro Truck Simulator 2binwin_x64plugins” for 64-bit game version
if Plugins folder doesn’t exists – create it.
If plugin file located correctly – you will see a warning message when starting the game.

MS VC++ Redistributable 2012 (exactly this version!) x86/x64.

Feedback & bugreporting are welcome ))



23 Responses to Tachograph plugin (AETR rules) v0.9b

  1. zoom says:

    how this thing work? :/ when i start game it show tad warning message but in game it`s not show anything!!

    • Supric says:

      Edit in the main game’s config.cfg values:
      uset g_developer “1”
      uset g_minicon “1”
      uset g_console “1”

  2. siggiHLN says:

    Okay i´ll try it, absolutely nice idea. Because i´m Truckdriver in real i´m interested in. Thanks for your work

  3. AlenGamingCRO says:

    How to instal a mod I have problem with instalation

    • Supric says:

      It’s not a mod, it’s a plugin.
      What problem you have?

  4. WillyB says:

    Really excellent thing for a realism boost!

    I have some concern : Should I rest where I can or I really need to do g_set_time (If I have to, How should I do it)

    Also, Where do I have to put the viewer to be able to see something in it?

    • AlenGamingCRO says:

      Can you help me with instalation

    • Supric says:

      You can roll the time any way you want. You can make stadard sleep, you can input g_set_time or you can wait for some time.

      Put the viewer anywhere you want, run it, go to meu, select “open”, choose telemetry_tac.ini file and look into it )))

      • trucker says:

        where do i find the telemetry_tac.ini file now i have been looking the last 5 hours

  5. siggiHLN says:

    Hallo Supric, you have written that the gamelog archieves the time by running the motor without parkingbreak. That´s not correct, in real the time is only enumerate when you are really rolling. Your setting with 1m/sec. is at last correct. When you have question you can write at pn! [email protected]

    • Supric says:

      I’m still thinking about it. And about traffic jams & railroad crossings :))
      I need to read some more real tacho’s manuals.

  6. gergely pinter says:

    I put everything to the right place and when i start the game have warning message but the tachograph not working. Please help.

  7. Antoine says:

    Can you explain me how it’s work? 🙂

    • Supric says:

      1) Read AETR rules inside the archive.
      2) Read readme.txt

      Any questions left? )))

      • Antoine says:

        Yes but when i wan’t to make a 45min brake, how i make it, i press enter? 🙂

        • Supric says:

          Press “~”, go to game console.

          Put command:
          g_set_time hh mm

          Press “~” to close console.

          This command will roll time straight to the hh:mm.

          If you have 15:08 in game,
          g_set_sime 15 40
          will roll game time to 15:40 (+32 min)
          g_set_sime 14
          will roll game time to 14:00 OF THE NEXT GAME DAY.

  8. MilanScania says:

    Works on mp?

  9. ernesto075 says:

    Can you describe how someone should step by step to install the Tachograph.
    Unable to start and do not know where the fault
    Thanks for the help

  10. DorleijnTruckspuiterijETS2 says:

    By the download link isn’t a download
    there is a error

  11. DanielGamer22 says:

    no file in download link amigo,please reupload the file.

  12. FlexiLog a.s says:

    Please repair this URL link, thanks 🙂

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