American Truck Simulator | How to enable game console Print

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The Console is a feature of most video games to type commands. It is mainly used by developers, but also by many players for cheating. In American Truck Simulator and Euro Truck Simulator 2, the console can be opened by pressing "~", but it has to be enabled first.

To open the console you have to go to the game's home directory


The default location is either:
<User>\Documents\Euro Truck Simulator 2\
<User>\Documents\American Truck Simulator\


These folders are best accessed through the Finder's "Go to Folder" command (⇧⌘G):
~/Library/Application Support/Euro Truck Simulator 2
~/Library/Application Support/American Truck Simulator


The default locations is located at:
<User>/.local/share/Euro Truck Simulator 2/
<User>/.local/share/American Truck Simulator/

Config file

Once located, open the file config.cfg using a text editor (e.g. Notepad on Windows) and set the following config variables (default is 0):

  1. uset g_developer from"0" to "1"
  2. uset g_console from "0" to "1".

After saving and starting the game you can open the console by pressing "~" on your keyboard. You only have to enable the console once, so after doing this it will always stay enabled.

Windows 10 issue for non-typical layouts

The above does not suffice if you use Windows 10 and a keyboard with a non-typical layout (particular Russian). Console will not start on "~" as the game will not see it. In that case you need to reassign console on some other key, the problem is – this can't be done inside the game itself as there is no console listed in keys menu. So you have to manually change it. Go to:
Documents\Euro Truck Simulator 2\steam_profiles\[digits and letters]
and open "controls.sii" via notepad. Find line:
mix console `modifier (this usually goes as line 118 or 126)
and change "keyboard.grave?0" to another key, you may use F10, so you need to write "keyboard.f10?0"
F10 itself is involved for screenshot but it is not needed in that case as Steam provides screenshot on F12 already.

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