As promised, we’re back already with the second part of our Balkans preview, this time looking at the new content in southern Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Albania. The latter two countries are new to ProMods, and join the first two in showcasing the beautiful scenery of this region.
Last time we saw the changes in Croatia’s northernmost cities, while today we start in its south. From the existing city of Ploče, you can now head in two new directions. The first is towards Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where you can see the famous Stari Most (Old Bridge).
The second direction is further down the Adriatic coast, crossing the Neretva river and passing through the Opuzen area, before briefly crossing into Bosnia and Herzegovina and the scenery town of Neum, the country’s only coastal settlement.
After crossing back into Croatia, we reach the popular tourist destination of Dubrovnik, with panoramic views of the city.
The new content continues beyond Dubrovnik to the far south of Croatia, and on into Montenegro. The road is no motorway, passing straight through many pretty towns—several of which are represented in-game—while a ferry is necessary to cross the beautiful Bay of Kotor.
Finally, we reach the end of the road (for now): the seaport of Bar. With its stunning surroundings, it is a worthy destination following one of the most beautiful stretches of road in the mod.
We are also glad to also have new content in Albania after a dead-end connection for years. While the connection got a visual upgrade, the city of Elbasan has been added. Developer FisherJB has some things to say about it:
“Everyone who starts mapping need to start somewhere. After some other projects to learn the editor I finally thought it would be a good idea to expand the ProMods map with my own add-on. I decided to work in Albania and do something with the dead-end connection. Looking up streetview on that road showed me lots of mountains and a fairly big city called Elbasan. I had never made such mountains and never made such a big city. I learned a lot during the process and eventually was invited to join the ProMods team. After everything was finished I decided to improve some old parts, because over time you learn new and better tricks about mapping, which make the experience for the player even better. I hope you will all enjoy this addition to Albania, with more to come in the future :)”
As you can see, there is much quality and beauty coming to the Balkans. However, Bar and Elbasan are both dead-ends as of ProMods 2.50 and you might wonder why they are not connected. Rest assured, making this connection is a priority, but it would have taken far too much time for 2.50, since it requires making the Albanian capital, Tirana, and a lot of mountainous landscapes. Therefore, we cannot promise when new content in Albania will be ready.
With that said, our preview of the Balkans in ProMods 2.50 is over. With just a couple of previews left and 2.50 almost ready for release, we’ll be back soon.