ProMods Canada: A New Country Has Arrived

It took us a few years, but finally we are here. ProMods’ first official mod for American Truck Simulator, ProMods Canada, has been released. After working hard for the past two years we are proud to present our hard work for everyone to enjoy.

In this first version, players can enjoy the roads of British Columbia. With thirteen new cities and several new roads, we have made a solid start in a project with huge potential for growth. Varying from highways to country roads, villages to cities, and coastlines to mountains, this mod already demonstrates how much Canada’s westernmost province has to offer you.

And not only you, by yourself. No, ProMods Canada has been supported from the first minute on the ATS servers from our dear friends, TruckersMP. We have seen many people explore these new roads, together with their friends. It has even caused queues at the borders, like in real life!

So what is next? Are we done with ATS? Of course not! As with our ETS2 project, we will keep working on the mod. We still have many ideas and plans for the future. Our goal is to keep expanding Canada, towards both the north and the east. If you are interested in these developments, make sure you follow our socials and join the discussion on our forum.

We, the ProMods team, hope you will enjoy our newest creation!

ProMods Canada 1.0 Trailer Skin Pack

Being able to release our first ATS mod is a big milestone for us. So to that end, and just like with ProMods 2.5 for ETS2, our add-on developer tkk7406 has made more trailer skins featuring various locations from our version of Canada. Each trailer length features a unique combination of screenshots, and there is a skin available for all box and tank trailers in-game, so now you can also add a taste of ProMods Canada to your fleet!

Seeing how successful the ProMods 2.5 trailers were, this time we pushed the boat out and collaborated with even more of our promotion partners. As you may have seen from the recent Canada streams and videos, tkk7406 worked with Fox On The Box and Wombat Trucker as well as Clumsy and Squirrel to create dedicated trailer skins for each promoter and their fans to use.

You’ll be able to find all the trailer skins in the Steam Workshop, including the main skin pack, as well as Fox On The Box’s skin, Wombat Trucker’s skin, Clumsy’s skin, and Squirrel’s skin. So don’t miss the chance to spice up your trailers with some celebratory ProMods Canada skins!

British Columbia Interior

Now that we have shown our biggest city, it’s time to talk about the rest of the map. The British Columbia Interior is generally defined to include the 14 regional districts that do not have coastline along the Pacific Ocean or Salish Sea, AND are not part of the Lower Mainland. In the first version we do not have all 14 of these regional districts (yet). What we do have, however, are breathtaking sceneries:

In the BC interior you will find “bigger” cities like Kamloops, Kelowna and Vernon and “smaller” cities like Princeton and Salmon Arm. Big freeways and small windy single lane roads. Even though the first version doesn’t contain more than 13 cities, it does provide a big variation of roads, cities and scenery. 

Also as a nice last surprise, we will reveal here the current ingame map of the mod. So this will be the content that will appear in version 1!

As with the previous blog post, this is all work in progress and anything shown is subject to change. 

ProMods Canada: Vancouver

No, not Vancouver, WA. We are talking about Vancouver, BC!

With the first version of ProMods Canada our main focus will be on the areas situated close to the west coast. This naturally brings us to the area called the Lower Mainland, in which the regional districts of Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley are situated. The area houses around 2.83 million people making it impossible for us to ignore. 

This makes our lives a lot harder as well. With the scale of the game it is impossible for us to include everything. Therefore we have tried to find the right balance between making it feel very big for the player without overdoing it.

Not only the well known city of Vancouver lies in this area, some of British Columbia’s other biggest cities are situated here as well. Therefore we have also added the cities of Surrey and Coquitlam, instead of calling everything Vancouver. Further down the valley we have added the cities of Abbotsford and Hope, with the latter being at the end of the valley, at the start of the amazing Coquihalla highway. Anyways, that might be a topic for a future blog post, let’s get back to big cities:

Due to having these different cities we have been able to create all sorts of sceneries. From huge bridges over big rivers to wide streets between skyscrapers. There is enough to deliver and see just in this portion of the map, without taking the highways into the mountains and further into the British Columbia Interior. So to close this blog post we have some more pictures:

Beta testing for ProMods Canada is now well underway and we’re making good progress towards release every day, make sure to visit the forum topic for updates on our progress and we will be back here soon with another update.

Note: Everything shown is still work in progress and might be subject to change.