Around a week ago SCS pushed out update 1.36 bringing a large number of features and improvements, like removing DX9 entirely. In the early stages of the open beta 1.36 was still quite unstable and had a lot of issues causing issues in the map editor, which has affected our ability to update our modification for 1.36 version of ETS2, such as broken mouse movements that made our work on the update to stall or become significantly difficult.
Over the weeks the build stabilised and we started working on preparing our first beta. One of the largest issues we had was that we had to replace every single walker, as SCS was removing them and replacing them with movers. After a lot of work Mandelsoft managed to get a script to replace them all for us. Along with this, as you cannot open the editor through the game anymore and need to launch it as a separate application, Mandelsoft created a useful launcher which lets you launch the editor and let’s you add lots of parameters which can be found here.
Anyways, enough of the technical talking. We have now pushed an update which makes sure our mod works with version 1.36. HOWEVER do take note of the following: Due to the high complexity of the Road to the Black Sea DLC merge we have decided to overwrite all the new areas with our work. So for this version of ProMods the new DLC is not required. IF you do own the DLC, ProMods will overwrite ALL areas. This means that you won’t be able to enjoy the new Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey with ProMods enabled.
We are working very hard on merging the DLC with our mod, but sadly this is not an easy task. We have identified 14 connection points, of which 8 are major. Most of the roads we need to connect require special borders causing adding more complexity to the job. We will keep working on the merge but don’t expect an update soon. We will of course keep you guys posted on our socials about the progress of the merge.
Along with merging the new DLC, we are working hard on 2.5, which will be packed with new content, as well as on Canada. And make sure to keep an eye out on our social media and forums to see regular development news.
A special notice for the Turkish community. We understand very clearly that you are eager to see Turkey being added to ProMods. We had to prioritise making ProMods work with 1.36 FIRST, before we could add connectivity to the new DLC areas. Reaching the Turkish border has been a long term goal for ProMods and SCS managed to beat us to it! We will work very hard in the coming months and hope to release a ProMods version with Turkey soon!
Türk oyun topluluğu için bir bilgilendirme. Promods haritasına Türkiye’nin eklendiğini görmek için hevesli olduğunuzun farkındayız. Promods’un 1.36 güncellemesi ile uyumlu hale getirmemiz, yeni DLC yolları ile bağlantıları sağlamamızdan ÖNCELİKLİDİR. Türkiye sınırına ulaşmak Promods’un uzun zamandır amaçladığı bir hedefti ancak SCS bizi bu konuda alt etmeyi başardı! Gelecek aylarda hırsla çalışıp kısa zaman içinde Promods’u Türkiye ile birlikte yayınlamayı umuyoruz!
ProMods 2.42 brings compatibility with the most popular mod for Euro Truck Simulator 2: TruckersMP. If you want to remain playing Singleplayer there is no need to update your ProMods, since 2.42 does not add any new content. If you are planning on playing ProMods on Multiplayer then ProMods 2.42 is a must (ProMods 2.42 will also work on Singleplayer). ProMods 2.42 will ONLY work on ETS2 version 1.35.
Keep in mind that TruckersMP hasn’t put the ProMods server online yet. Follow their socials to get a notification when the ProMods servers go live.
ProMods 2.42 brings some very essential fixes in order to get TruckersMP compatible with ProMods. Some people might think that this was an easy task but let me assure you: it wasn’t. Several big changes had to be made in prefab data all over the map. While we did try to fix most of the compatibility issues, we can only gather enough data when a lot of people are using it. Hence why 2.42 is considered an “Open Beta”, where we are still gathering data about potential problems that may arise while playing ProMods in TruckersMP.
Since ProMods was never designed to work with TruckersMP in mind, it is a humongous task to get everything working from the first try. We expect to release an update for the 2.42 within a short timeframe (1-2 months) also to accommodate the 1.36 update which is currently in Open Beta.
We’ll be opening a new section of the forum where you can report any issues you face whilst running 2.42 with TruckersMP – Please note that if you find an issue that you suspect is caused by the TruckersMP client consider reporting the issue on TruckersMP’s site as we would like to reserve our forums for issues caused by ProMods in combination with TruckersMP only.
ProMods 2.42 will give you guys a first glance in what TruckersMP and ProMods have to offer for you. The coming ProMods version will contain tons of fixes to make the experience better. Not to forget that we are also still working on creating new areas, both in ETS2 and ATS. To keep up to date with these development, visit our forums.
We expect that many of you will have questions as to how exactly ProMods will work in TruckersMP and how you can start playing ProMods on TruckersMP yourself. It is highly likely that you can find the answers to your questions in the Knowledge Base Articles that TruckersMP will be posting on their website closer to the release. All you need from us is the newest ProMods version (in this case ProMods 2.42) installed in your mod folder. If ProMods 2.42 works in singe player, it will also work in Multiplayer.
ProMods 2.42 will work on both TruckersMP and the single player game, if you only wish to play on single player consider ProMods 2.42 to be a normal update and all future ProMods versions will be compatible with both single player and TruckersMP. Keep in mind that ProMods 2.42 adds nothing new compared to ProMods 2.41, so the update is not a must for people who want to play single player only. Our new partnership with TruckersMP doesn’t mean we’ll be operating any differently to how we did before, we’ll still be improving and expanding the map in the same way we’ve been doing for the past six years.
Finally we have finished the merge of the new Beyond the Baltic Sea DLC with ProMods and now you can enjoy this new DLC together with our mod. This new version will therefore require users to have the new Beyond the Baltic Sea DLC installed to use it.
In this version, about 30 cities were added or improved in Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, and Sweden. We also worked on many roads and landscapes in different countries.
To reduce the files size and clean up our mod, we removed some old prefabs and models which were no longer in use or where better versions are available now. So if you use other maps in combination with ProMods, there’s a change that these add-on maps may be broken and require an update themself.
We have decided to release version 2.40 for ETS 2 build 1.34 as that is the current and official version. ProMods 2.40 brings in the Beyond the Baltic Sea DLC content and has been in development for quite a while now, so we did not want to withhold release any longer. It may take up to a month for SCS to release build 1.35, which will render this version INCOMPATIBLE.
It is your personal decision whether you want to access the new 2.40 content now, or if you wish to spare your €1 and wait until the next ProMods update will be released, which will support 1.35. This is likely to be at least six weeks away, and even more likely to be even longer to fully get all 1.35 content back in ProMods.
You can always roll back your game version in the Steam Library properties selecting “temporary_1_34 – 1.34.x for incompatible mods” – when 1.35 is out.