Concept text from developers – DeusHorzon’s Balkans

After more than a year’s wait, the developers are sending in answers, which means that you can expect to see more interviews from more developers here, in the ProMods Blog!

So while you’re enjoying the content offered in ProMods 2.1, the team, as always, is working on even more areas so that you always get new content in every major update. This week I, tkk7406, interview one of our developers, DeusHorizon, who is currently working in Serbia, but has been working in Romania and Bulgaria too. Since the last interview with MIRFI, I’ve added a few more questions in order to give you more information from the developer and their work. Now, let us see his responses to our renewed questions!

1. Which countries and which cities have you/are you/will you work on?

I have been… or rather I am currently working on Romania, Bulgaria and Serbia. My first attempt to build a realistic city was declined because it was unsatisfactory quality-wise; it had a feeling of the village or a small town which didn’t feel right for a huge coastal Romanian city. After finishing Constanta, I had no idea where I would be working on next but thankfully, Nico, who is one of the founders, suggested rebuilding Ruse which was a magnificent idea! Many many months later, this city located in the northern areas of Bulgaria was finished and it is and will be my most enjoyable city I have ever made. However, like before, I got stuck with the question “Which city or town should I build?”. That’s when MandelSoft, our lead developer, gave me two options – Bulgaria or Serbia. I chose Serbia as it seemed to me a more attractive option, and I still love building it!

2. Why should we drive in the cities you made in your opinion? What makes them stand out from the other cities in your opinion (scenery, buildings etc.)?

Ruse, Novi Sad and Subotica were built with a different style over most of the existing cities. They are also cities which existed in ex-communist regions which also gives them an even more unique look.

3. What can we expect to see in the cities you’ve built? Is there anything new in them that we’ve never seen in ProMods so far?

People can expect to see realistic scenery and find many custom-made gas stations, companies and services which enhance the unique feeling from each city while at the same time provide realism.

4. Was it difficult to build these cities? Were there any challenges along the way?

Yes, most of the challenges mainly occurred in Ruse because of hilly terrain. It wasn’t my strongest point at all because I wasn’t experienced in creating mountainous terrain landscaping skills, but problem was solved quickly. It’s always these challenges that enhance my skills more and more as time goes on.

5. Did you enjoy building these cities?

By building such good-looking and unique cities, I found they gave me a unique experience in the map editor too! I really loved building Ruse and still love to build industrial part of cities such as Subotica and Novi Sad.

6. Which is your favourite road/city/spot in these countries? Which place would you recommend us to go to?

All of cities deserve a visit. The northern areas of Serbia have many open plains with enjoyable scenery in the cities and countryside. I would suggest people to explore all of N. Serbian cities and roads to experience a unique Balkan feeling.

On behalf of the ProMods Social Media Team, we’d like to thank DeusHorizon for his time and let him continue with the exciting project of developing Serbia. The images between the questions and answers were all taken from him in Novi Sad.

Compatibility Update for ETS2 1.25

The changes in the latest game update to Euro Truck Simulator 2 version 1.25 require a compatibility update of ProMods. We’re proud to provide you ProMods 2.11 only a few days after the release of the game update:

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ProMods 2.11 is just a compatibility update for ETS2 1.25 and contains no new areas. In addition to the bugfixes included in this version, we enhanced the licence plates for some countries:

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ProMods 2.10 “3rd Anniversary Edition” is available now!

ProMods 2.1

Three years ago a new mod for Euro Truck Simulator 2 was released – ProMods. Our goal was to provide realism while expanding the game’s map. For that reason, we are happy to announce Promods 2.10, the 3rd Anniversary Edition. Whether you fancy trucking from Barcelona to Murmansk, or from Bulgaria to the Isle of Man, you are sure to find a road that meets your style.

This release features:

  • Over 40 brand new cities
  • Three brand new countries to explore.
  • Rebuilds of major cities such as København, Nürnberg and Brussel/Bruxelles.
  • Many kilometres of new roads stretching from the Barents Sea to the Mediterranean Sea

Full list of the content can be found in our compatibility list.

Promods 2.10 is compatible with Euro Truck Simulator 1.24.

Ready to experience a brand new level of ProMods?

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ProMods 2.03 and Trailer Pack 1.10 are available now!

After much anticipation, we have two new updates available for download!

ProMods 2.03

With ProMods version 2.03, we are finally compatible with the ETS2 1.24 patch. We have also fixed many bugs that had been found in the previous version of ProMods, so you may enjoy a more refined experience.

Akureyri, Iceland

Don’t forget: You should remove the previous ProMods hotfix and all other files regarding the previous version of ProMods.

You must own the Going East! DLC as well as the Scandinavia DLC in order for ProMods 2.03 to work, and note it is compatible with ETS2 version 1.24 only – so it will NOT work with ETS2 1.23 and lower.

We provide a file testing tool for those who are struggling with the multi-part 7-zip archives. You can find the tool on the download page. The archive contains some instructions if you need them. This tool will check the integrity of the packages and will alert you if your packages were corrupted during the download.

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Trailer & Company Pack 1.10

After a long wait, the official Trailer & Company Pack has been updated to version 1.10! With this update, you can expect compatibility with ETS2 patch 1.24 and ProMods 2.03. We have heard your bug reports from the previous release of the trailer pack, and we have made sure that those issues have been fixed this time.

Fuel station just before the German-Polish border near Zgorzelec

Please note, the trailer pack comes with 2 DEF files. Please DELETE the def file that you do NOT want to use.

You can choose to either:
A) Use the pack as a stand-alone pack (no trailers will be replaced, you will get all new trailers additionally)
or
B) Use the pack as a replacement pack (all default trailers will be replaced by ProMods)

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ProMods 2.02 – Compatibility update for ETS2 1.23 is available now!

The update to Euro Truck Simulator 2 version 1.23 changed some map assets and mechanisms, which caused ProMods to crash at several locations and led to broken navigation on many jobs. With this update we’ve made our mod compatible with the latest version of your favourite simulator.

Version 2.02

As a bonus, we added some new content all over the map for you to enjoy. But it’s up to you to discover the new or enhanced places.

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You must own the Going East! DLC as well as the Scandinavia DLC in order for ProMods 2.02 to work, and note it is compatible with ETS2 version 1.23 only – so it will NOT work with ETS2 1.22 and lower.

We provide a file testing tool for those who are struggling with the multi-part 7-zip archives. You can find the tool on the download page. The archive contains some instructions if you need them. This tool will check the integrity of the packages and will alert you if your packages were corrupted during the download.

Thank you for your support

During early April our community reached two milestones:

We now have more than 250,000 users in our forums, with more than 250 active users reading and discussing our development topics every day. This wide user base opens us the opportunity to get quick and qualified feedback about the details and closeness to reality of our various projects.

And our Twitter account has more than 1000 followers now, nearly one year after we started it. Feel free to follow our latest news there or share your love with the #ProModsFan hashtag.

The amount of people who follow our work never ceases to amaze us! On to the next milestone: 25k Facebook likes!

Update: Hotfix 3

During the past few days, we have recieved fatal bug reports in areas that were thoroughly tested before, but gave problems in ETS2 1.23. Since these bugs could be fixed quite quickly once identified and are easy to isolate, we decided to release a hotfix:

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The following issues are fixed:

  • Crashes to Desktop in Rīga, Bucuresţi and Egilsstaðir related to prefabs
  • Possible CTD fixes for München and Köln (not tested yet!)
  • Invisible wall at Køge-Vest (E20×E47)
  • Invisible wall at the A20 near Toulouse
  • Invisible wall at Jyväskylä
  • Graphical bugs in Jyväskylä
  • Fixes in Szczecin and Łódź
  • Added a gas station in Lithuania on the A8
  • Fixed some stupid bugs caused by Hotfix 2

Note that this hotfix must be placed on top of the Mod Manager, above all other ProMods files!

ProMods 2.01 is now available!

The release of ProMods 2.00 was the biggest step in the history of our map mod. We added several new countries and cities, and we finally included the Poland Rebuilding project as an integral part of our map. Unfortunately, such huge projects have a high risk of bugs being undetected, even with an intense beta phase. What is even worse is that fixed bugs can find their way back into the final public release version – as happened with the game crashes in Romania.

Lambafell quarry, Iceland

So we worked hard on the current update and fixed 873 bugs that were reported in earlier versions. And as a bonus, we included some new and enhanced areas in Iceland and a reworked French/Spanish border in this version. Furthermore, there are a few other minor enhancements we would like to keep as a surprise.

With ProMods 2.01, we now have added a file testing tool for those who are struggling with the multi-part 7-zip archives. You can find the tool on the download page and the archive contains some instructions if you need them. This tool will check the integrity of the packages and will tell you if your packages are damaged or not after the download.

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You must own the Going East DLC as well as the Scandinavia DLC in order for ProMods to work.

ProMods Presents: Trailer & Company Pack

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After nearly a year’s work the Trailer Developers are proud to offer the first add-on to the ProMods Map, the Trailer and Company Pack. The idea was concieved around a year ago by KubaJAM and Nico, and has since hugely expanded beyond initial targets. LoaderSaints joined the team very early on and has been a key contributor, replacing all the company logos made by SCS, and Getrixx created some stunning experimental trailer skins recently up until release.

Jumbo Trailer

The pack now comprises over 200 trailers and 40 companies, as well as a few new add-on trailers that they have borrowed the rights to from skilled modders within the ETS2 community. They have learned that making a mod like this is never without its flaws, and that the mod would’ve been released much earlier if not for game errors leading to them scratching their heads, but hopefully all flaws should be ironed out by now.

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These developers aim to gradually expand the pack further. The journey will not just stop here as they want to explore new routes such as making custom companies specific to countries if not cities, adding more types of trailers, adding more skins and things that have not even been thought about yet.

New Trailers and Cargoes

SCS’ new additions will help to advance their ever-expanding mod, with new DLCs such as new cities with new companies, tandem trailers, coaches and surely far more in future, the team will be challenged to create new content to add to their pack.

The trailer developers believe this community has come a long way in the past three years, from the conception of ProMods all the way to 2016 and the release of the first add-on. What is best about this community is its ability to expand and allow in new members, with new skills to add to each team. This is exactly like the trailer and company pack, members like those working on it were once average community members with no skills. This proves that anyone can learn to make mods for ETS2, which makes it one of the most dynamic games available, and they sincerly encourage you all to try something, whether that be creating skins, editing defs, map making, or something completely different.

New Liveries for SCS Trailers

On behalf of the Trailer Development team, thank you for taking the time to read this, and enjoy the mod!

The Poland Rebuilding Team

A joint project, building on a new reality

Dear ProMods users,

As you may have noticed while you were driving on ProMods 2.0, a large portion of Poland has been reconstructed. ProMods 2.0 marks a great milestone, since this is the first version where one of the most popular map addons, the Poland Rebuilding project, is fully integrated in the main ProMods map. Unlike what most people outside the Polish Euro Truck Simulator 2 community think, this map project is not a one-man project, but has a whole team behind it. Today we want you to give you an impression what happens behind the scenes, who is in the development team, the project’s history, current work and future plans.

Gdansk

First and foremost, we would like to highlight the excellent cooperation with other ProMods team members over the years, even in the time before the integration of the map. Both maps are meant to work complementary with each other, and their combined use was popular among the community. The full integration of both projects was only logical, and it was already planned to happen at some point.

The Poland Rebuilding project – Initially named as Map of Home Rebuilding project – is one of the few Polish projects that survived the constant patching of Euro Truck Simulator 2 by SCS in the past 3 years. These patches often come with game engine or modding changes, which can cause compatibility issues with mods, which in turn causes frustration to the mod developers in order to keep their mods compatible with the latest version of Euro Truck Simulator 2.

Reda

It all started with the Europe Rebuilding project by satan19990, to whom I would like to thank for starting this great adventure. It was at that time, I took my first steps in the editor, getting to know the tools and getting myself familiar with the rules of the game. At the same time I met another user called _PMA (I still remember this nickname quite well). It was hard working on the map, and despite all the major game changes and compatiblity issues, the Europe Rebuilding map still remained active. But this was not without struggles when updating the map to the new specifications. Due to all the problems, I even got near the point to shut down the project for a few times. Thankfully, I could still count on my friend _PMA to help me out and thanks to him I’ve learned a lot. At this point it was time for me to take over the leadership over this project under the name of ‘Poland Rebuilding’.

I would like to introduce you to our Map Makers, the people who are the working force behind the map: Czaja, Desirae, GrakuPL and MirM (the tester). They are passionately putting all their effort in recreating familiar Polish sites you can see from behind the window of your  truck. It is currently the best team with which I had the pleasure to work with. And let’s not forget about all the other people that helped us to a lesser extent, like modelers for example.

Szczecin

Our current work focuses on the Northern and Central part of Poland. With a complete overhaul of i.e. the Gdynia/Gdańsk area, some parts will be a pinnacle within the Poland Rebuilding project and ProMods in its whole. We want to appease all our fans, eagerly waiting for new cities and areas. We work from throughout Poland one area at the time. We are planning to completely rebuild Poland entirely to our own liking, and whatever the map scale allows us to do. We did encounter a delay, due to work on the full integration of this Project into ProMods 2.0, which not only improves compatibility between the two, but also allows an even more comprehensive co-operation. We hope that this integration statisfied many players and other ProMods users who may not have tried Poland Rebuilding up to this point.

I would like to thank my team and the ProMods Team for all the help and may this co-operation be beneficial for us all. I wish many kilometers of fun trucking to all the players.

RadolSzczecin
Lead Developer of the Poland Rebuilding section of ProMods

ProMods 2.0 is available now!

We are excited to share with you version 2.0 of our map! After more than two months of anticipation, the release is finally here for you to pick up.

ProMods 2.0 contains the following new content:

  • Thousands of virtual kilometers of new roads to explore.
  • 68 new cities, spread over 16 countries.
  • 5 new major city rebuilds.
  • 7 new countries: Andorra, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Romania, Spain and Ukraine.
  • Enhancements in Scandinavia.
  • A full scenery reconstruction of Iceland, and a scenery update of Finland and Faroe Islands.
  • Full merge of Poland Rebuilding.
  • Future compatibility advancements with RusMap.
  • New country-specific road markings applied on large portions of the map.
  • Uneven road surfaces, slippery icy roads, border stations, speed bumps and many more features to explore!

Full list of the content can be found in our compatibility list.

Download the new ProMods map from the link below and experience what the new generation of the ProMods map has in store for you!
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YOU MUST OWN BOTH MAP DLCS FOR PROMODS 2.00 TO WORK

Compatibility Update 1.98 Released!

ProMods 1.98 is now released for ETS version 1.21

YOU MUST OWN BOTH MAP DLCS FOR PROMODS 1.98 TO WORK
This means you need Going East (for the connection of the new Hungarian areas to Slovenia) and Scandinavia (where we merge ProMods with the Scandinavia DLC)

ProMods Version 1.98

This version fixes many bugs from previous versions and ensures compatibility with the latest version of ETS2 (1.21)

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Version 1.9x of the ProMods is the biggest update released yet. It adds 30 completely new cities in 10 different countries. The whole northwestern Germany was rebuild from scratch with the ARP project.

Content NEW IN 1.9x:

  • Estonia: Tallinn, Pärnu, Tartu, Valga
  • Faroe Islands: Klaksvík, Tórshavn
  • France: Bayonne, Pau, Limoges
  • Germany: completely rebuilt northwest, added cities: Oberhausen, Bad Oeynhausen
  • Iceland: Reykjavík, Reyðarfjörður, Seyðisfjörður, Keflavík Airport, Akureyri, Höfn, Vík, Blönduós, Borgarnes
  • Italy: Bologna
  • Latvia: Valka
  • Switzerland: Basel
  • Slovenia: Ljubljana, Maribor
  • United Kingdom: Wick, Inverness, Oban, Fort William, Hull
  • Austria: New Brennerautobahn & Karawankentunnel
  • Netherlands: Zwolle

Full list of the content can be found here. If you find any bugs please report them in the bug reports forum!