ProMods 2.45 brings in the “Road to the Black Sea” DLC content and has been in development for quite a while now, so we did not want to withhold release any longer. We have decided to release version 2.45 for ETS 2 build 1.36 as that is the current and official version. Since SCS will bring a completely new sound system to the upcoming build 1.37, it may take some time until we can release a compatible version of our map.
The Balkan Merge
The main purpose of this release is the Road to the Black Sea DLC merge. This new DLC has been integrated, and is therefore now mandatory to use our mod.
In order to successfully connect the new areas, more than 10 new borders have been created, between the areas by SCS and our work in Ukraine, Serbia, North Macedonia and Greece. Alongside the new border routes, we have also added a few new cities in the Balkan region including the new country of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Northern Rescale
Another major technical adjustment that has finally been integrated is the northern rescale. Changes in the map projection by SCS a few game versions ago had particularly large effects at high latitudes, leaving cities in the far north (i.e. Russia, Finland and Norway) displaced to the south. This meant that the cities had to be moved northwards and several roads had to be extended.
At the same time, some of the roads received refurbishment or rebuilding with newer textures, vegetation and road signs to enhance the quality of these areas. We can now finally show the results of our efforts.
New Content in the Middle East
In addition to ProMods 2.45, we have prepared a new version of the Middle East Add-on for you to enjoy, which contains major improvements in the previously included countries, whilst also expanding to 3 new countries and over 20 new towns that are spread out throughout the Middle East region for you to freely explore.
The expansion of both existing and brand-new countries will enhance the authenticity and atmosphere of this region by providing players with a range of climates, scenery and an individual feeling in each area – from scorching and desolate Iraqi and Jordanian deserts over hundreds of kilometres of highways with no settlement in sight, to lush farms and the Mediterranean climates of northern Israel and Syria.
General improvements in the previously released areas include increased quality and aesthetics of the towns, such as the removal of old rocks and other assets, as well as correcting regional road markings. In addition to that, we have also prepared some very unique police vehicles, which were selected to provide an authentic look for the region.
Lastly, the land connection from Lebanon to Israel is now available by travelling via Jordan and Syria, decreasing the need for the ferry service via Cyprus and preventing any inconvenience for players who have to travel to/from Lebanon.
Other Changes and Improvements
Last but not least, we have tweaked several areas around the map and added a new city in Czechia. We have also fixed several (major) bugs including the invisible walls in Rotterdam and Milano. Rest assured that much more new content across the map will come in ProMods 2.50!