Welcome back! This week’s preview focuses on Germany, but there’s a little bonus from a neighbouring country as well, so read on to the end.
We’ll start off with Munich, the capital city of Bavaria and Germany’s third largest city. Of course, Munich is already rebuilt from scratch in ProMods since version 2.0, but standards and assets have improved since then, and it was starting to show its age. So, while the road layout could be kept, curves have been smoothed, assets replaced and textures updated to the latest standards. In particular, the newer vegetation, prefabs and signs make a big difference.
But not only the city got an update. The surrounding land has been rebuilt in a similar way.
The Munich upgrade has been the main project of ProMods mapping recruit scan720 for the last few months. Thankfully he was able to finish it in time to make it into 2.50, proving himself as an excellent developer in the process. With that, we welcome him as our newest fully-fledged developer!
It’s not just rebuilds coming to Bavaria in 2.50. The new city of Chemnitz, in the state of Saxony, is finally ready for release. FH-Fahrer started work on the city two years ago, but the finishing touches were only recently applied following work by Noah_Lukas and Nico. The best part of the city, according to FH-Fahrer, is the Lidl in the city center, where you can experience a typical East German neighbourhood with a 30 Zone, parked cars and a tight company.
Finally, we promised some extra content from a neighbouring country. There’s not enough to warrant its own blog post, but Belgium has a small addition in the form of the E42/E40 interchange, restoring the northern connection into Luxembourg. This has been missing in ProMods, so getting to Luxembourg from the north will no longer require a detour. For now we made a quick connection to the vanilla network, but there is scope for a rebuild reaching into Luxembourg itself in the future which has been overdue so far.
Despite being a fairly minor addition, this is a nice example of ProMods teamwork: it was started by founder/admin ScuL, but realdeal350, Noah_Lukas and our busy new developer scan720 all contributed.
That’s it for this week, but we’re just getting started showcasing the fantastic work coming in ProMods 2.50. Stay tuned!