As we're close to that final step of releasing, it is important we focused on web development and in-game security fencing. Today, we're proud to announce our official in-game rules that have been implemented by the Game Administration Managers and Project Management.
We think our rules are fair and have a consistent flow for when things go horribly wrong for you.
We understand sometimes you cause a collision, out of looking on your phone, rushing to the front door or simply trying to eat your dinner. This is why we have brought in the "no permanent ban" feature. Basically, you will not receive a permanent ban unless you implement hacks in our client. In the below set of rules, punishments are based on points. When you reach 10 points, you will get a short two-day ban and so on.
Save editing is also a popular topic. - We are currently finishing off our local check for approved modifications, for example, as third-party modifications get popular, we will test and have talks with third-party developers to come into agreement to store them via the server to ensure safe modifications are loaded.
What does this mean?
We're hugely supportive of local mods, we will do our best to support them via our server. We shall have a dedicated page of approved modifications and will allow inspiring developers to submit their modifications for review. We already have an agreement with a few.
These rules can be found on our website shortly.
Infinite Truckers In-Game Ruleset
While playing on our game servers you are expected to know, follow and respect these rules, failing to follow these rules will result in a punishment. Please note: There is no permanent ban unless you are found to be hacking.
Software Related Rules
Hacking (PERMANENT BAN)
The use of any software or tool or anything similar to affect your gameplay or the gameplay of others is strictly forbidden. This includes, but is not limited to:
Changing your maximum speed
Increasing vehicular damage protection or anything similar.
If you find a bug, you are to report it immediately using the Feedback system.
Do not attempt to reproduce it. Provide as much information as possible when reporting a bug.
Community and Interaction Related Rules:
Communication (kick or 10 points | racism/hatred 50 points)
While on Infinite Truckers servers you are to respect everyone; insulting, racist/offensive remarks or any hatred towards any player/religion/country/sexual or political orientation will not be tolerated.
Please refer to our Terms of Service. Sharing your Account is not allowed. Any punishment will be tied to the account and not the person who was using the account.
Using another account to get around a ban is not allowed. Any account found to be used for ban evading will be banned and all points are added to the original account.
License System (aka. Punishment System)
Every trucker has a license. By breaking the rules, you will receive (penalty) points. If you reach or pass a certain number of points, you will automatically be banned from IFMP game-servers. The highest point-mark that you pass will determine your ban length.
(Reminder: Bans will not be deleted from your history if the license is reset)
10 points: 2 days
20 points: 5 days
25 points: 7 days
30 points: 8 days
40 points: 9 days
50 points: 10 days
60 points: 14 days
70 points: 18 days
75 points: 21 days
80 points: 30 days
85 points: 48 days
90 points: 60 days
100 points: 90 days
After your ban on the highest level has finished, you have a probation period of 30 days. If you get banned again within these 30 days, you will receive the highest punishment again. After the highest level punishment has finished, if you go 30 days without getting banned, your points are reset.
Bonnm already has 5 points on his license. Now he rams another trucker by intention. This will result in 50 more points, adding up to a total of 55 points. He passed the 50 points-mark and therefore the ban for this mark will be applied. Bonnm is now banned for 10 days. The marks for 10/20/25/30/40 points will be ignored and only the ban tied to the 50 points-mark will be applied.
RayRay5 already has 95 points and is found to be blocking another trucker. Adding 15 points would result in 110 points total. The ban for the 100-points-mark (=90 days) will be applied. RayRay5 is now on probation. If he gets banned again within 30 days after the ban expired, he will be banned for 90 days once again. If he doesn’t get banned, the license is reset to 0 points.
While driving on our servers, you are expected to follow the traffic rules of the respective country.
Reckless Driving (10 points)
Driving in a way or manner that can or does cause danger to others around you.
This includes, but is not limited to:
Swerving from lane to lane
Driving in any way that breaks the road laws, of the respective country, classes as Reckless Driving.
Wrong Way Driving (15 points)
Driving against the mandatory direction of travel.
Racing (20 points)
Racing other drivers for joy, competition or any other reason is strictly forbidden.
Inappropriate Overtaking (5 points)
Overtaking in a situation where it is clearly unsafe, against the traffic laws, causes an accident, or puts other drivers in danger. Overtaking in areas with a high amount of traffic
Ramming (by negligence: 20 points | intentional: 50 points)
Intentionally driving into a vehicle or any maneuver that causes an accident with another driver.
Blocking (15 points)
Intentionally putting yourself in other drivers travel direction, blocking entrances or roads to restrict other drivers direction of travel.
Meaningless Driving / Useless Traffic (kick or 5 points)
Driving around with no valid reason, only to cause (unnecessary) traffic in highly populated areas.
Inappropriate Parking (kick or 5 points)
Parking in an area that is not designated to parking.
Parking on or next to highly populated roads or in populated cities.
Parking in a way that other traffic is disrupted.
Save Editing Rules (permanent until appeal with evidence of removal)
Save Editing is only allowed for local modifications (short: mods). Mods may not interfere with hitboxes, physics and other vital game and vehicle parameters.
Using and setting variables via command-line (developer-console) must be in an appropriate range as stated in the SCS Modding Wiki (https://modding.scssoft.com/wiki/Documentation/Engine/Configuration_variables).
Please note that changing a parameter has an immediate effect and can cause weird behavior and may harm and danger other truckers. Abusing this will result in a ban.
Whitelisted Modifications (permanent until appeal with evidence of removal)
Whitelisted Modifications may not be modified in any way.
Mixing Vehicle parts (permanent until appeal with evidence of removal)
You may not use trailer accessories on trucks or cars, truck accessories on trailers or cars and car accessories on trucks and trailers.
Mixing vehicle parts to other types of vehicles is not allowed!
vehicle = truck, trailer, and car.
You may only use default combinations of the available trailers.
These are: HCTs, Doubles, B-Doubles
In restricted zones, you have to follow a slightly modified gameplay-based ruleset.
Using non-standard (= non-single) trailer combinations is restricted to the default areas as given by the game.
Doubles: Denmark, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden
B-Doubles: Denmark, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden
You may receive automatic kicks based on high ping, anything over 60ms will result in a warning, however, it is capped at 70ms. For players outside EU, we have introduced geolocation ring fencing where the system moves you to a local "server" but you are kept on the chosen server at the initial start of the gameplay period.
You will receive a soft kick if going in restricted areas with prohibited trailers. However, once corrected, you may reconnect to the server without leaving the core game.