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We are excited to share with you that the compatibility update for 1.19 is finally ready. Now you can enjoy the improved ProMods Map on the latest Euro Truck Simulator 2 update!
When patch 1.19 of Euro Truck Simulator 2 came out, SCS changed some file formats which required updates to map mods – again. ProMods 1.96 is mainly a compatibility update, however we also did some bug fixing all over the map to improve the quality of our work.
Another issue we had to solve was that with the 1.19 update two new Hungarian cities were added to the Going East DLC: Pécs and Szeged. This pushed us to come up with a solution to connect our Slovenia to the new areas of Hungary via the Slovenian A5.
However, this also means that from this point, the Going East DLC will also be mandatory to run ProMods. There would be no other way to connect the areas mentioned prior, without having the Going East DLC. Without it many bugs would arise. Furthermore maintaining two versions of our mod pack would be extremely tedious and hard to handle, plus it would severely disrupt our future plans! Due to the fact that the Scandinavia DLC is already required since ProMods 1.95 we finally made the decision to make both map DLCs mandatory from this version onward:
ProMods 1.96 requires both the Scandinavia DLC and the Going East DLC!
To update your copy of ProMods 1.96, don’t forget to create a new DEF file, since we’ve made some changes there too.
We now reset our focus to developing ProMods 2.0 which will be our biggest update in ProMods history. In saying that, the current status of the project is still a huge work in progress and it doesn’t allow us to predict an achievable release date just yet. So to tame your expectations, ProMods 2.0 will not be available within the next few months.
As we already announced Radol and his team joined us and Poland Rebuilding will be a permanent project in our further ProMods updates, which gives Poland the love it deserves. With the Scandinavia Merge, we combine the best out of the DLC’s Scandinavia and the former areas of ProMods’s Scandinavia – from Denmark, Sweden and Norway to Finland.
We’re also proud to introduce seven new countries:
And last but not least, many improvements on roads, cities, signs and details all over the map!
Many thanks for your support!
Best regards from your Promods Team
We updated our map with version 1.95 to fix several bugs and ensure compatibility with the latest update of Euro Truck Simulator 2. You can download the updated version from our download site. And don’t forget to generate a new DEF file, since we made some changes there too!
ProMods in its original form was not compatible with the Scandinavia DLC. To give you the chance to enjoy the new DLC, we decided to release a version with our Scandinavia being removed. In this version some roads and ferry ports on the German/Danish border were changed to fit the vanilla DLC map and and make it compatible with the Scandinavia DLC.
Due to some changes in the map files of ETS2, we decided to release our current version as ETS2 1.18 compatible. This way we don’t need another update when SCS releases its next update.
Unfortunately the complexity of releasing one version that works with and one that works without the Scandinavia DLC, we came to the decision to release only the version that requires the Scandinavia DLC. But for people playing ETS2 without the Scandinavia DLC, version 1.91 is still available with help of a compatibility patch for ETS2 1.17.x / 1.18.x.
The Future of Scandinavia in ProMods
There’s no doubt that we will merge our existing Scandinavia with the one of the DLC – to provide you the best of both. This task will take several months and we only have a vague idea what parts will be used from ProMods or SCS. But you can keep up-to-date by checking our forum or social media accounts on a regular basis.
With ProMods 2.0 you will get a new and enhanced Scandinavia and we plan to include the Baltic States and the long-awaited Romania. But to connect these countries to the map, we are forced to make ProMods DLC dependent. In other words, with ProMods 2.0 and higher, you need to have both DLC (Going East and Scandinavia) to be installed.
MandelSoft from ProMods reviews the recently published Scandinavia DLC. Is it any good and is ProMods really that great in Scandinavia? This video gives an opinion of the pros and cons of both and see how good they are holding up against each other…
(Note: this is the first time I work with a script for the commentary. I still had to take a lot retakes on the voice recording)
SCS just released their Scandinavia DLC. Now we need to get very busy with making sure that this update will be ProMods compatible.
The current officially released ProMods pack does NOT work with the new patch and/or the new DLC.
You can follow the progress on the conversion here.
We expect a release of the ProMods 1.95 within two-four weeks. Meanwhile you guys can explore the beauty that SCS has created!
Today the information embargo on the Scandinavia DLC ended, hence the huge amount of information that all of a sudden hit the internet.
The coming weeks we will reveal more insights of the DLC by showing certain areas with screenshots and videos.
However our first post about the DLC will be more of an insight of the huge challenge we are facing. We already posted an article about this and now it’s time to go into more detail. We have collected some screenshots and compared them with our own areas. We will also show the world map and discuss what the best strategy will be once we get ProMods converted to the DLC. This conversion can also be influence by YOU, the daily user of ProMods. We will open a new sub forum where you guys can post what you think needs to be changed. We already have alot of ideas but we might forget certain things. This way we will try to make sure that the Scandinavia DLC will be even better with ProMods installed.
So let’s get to the details. First a couple of pictures from the DLC (These pictures are taking on locations that do not exist in ProMods or look completely different.)
The trailer for SCS’s DLC looks amazing. However this DLC will prove to be one of the biggest headaches here at ProMods.
We already saw alot of the DLC’s development over the last months and had access to it for some time as well. Still we can’t yet start on adding it to ProMods, as SCS will keep changing alot of things in the course of their beta testing. Every build can have numerous fixes in the map, signs etc etc. So we need to wait for SCS to release the DLC before we can even start with adding it to ProMods. And that is not even the start…
… Because we, as ProMods, have been updating our Scandinavia constantly. Some of our parts are very old and starting to get outdated (Norway for example). Other parts are fresh and new (Stockholm and Jutland). So we now need to decide what we want to keep. We weren’t overly impressed with SCS Denmark, so that is an area we could keep from the ProMods map. However, in Denmark, there are still cities which are very outdated because the majority were build in ProMods 1.0, back at the start of 2013!
Stockholm will be a huge headache as well. Our city is a lot truer to life than the SCS counterpart, but their Scania factory is a lot better than ours. And then there’s the matter of the Scania test track.
All these decisions and having to wait to make them, will only ensure ProMods won’t be updated soon after the release of the Going North DLC. Our users will have to be patient. They either going to have to play ProMods on an older version of the game, without the DLC, or they can start exploring the DLC without ProMods and wait for us to release our improvements.
As always we can’t predict a timeframe/release date. It will be ready when it’s ready, but we estimate 2 – 6 months to get our map adjusted to the DLC.
With the next update and the new Scandinavia DLC, SCS will introduce some new trailers and more than 80 new cargo options to ETS2. The new trailers will range across multiple industries, including livestock, wind farm parts, and trucks. Some of the trailers and cargoes will be part of a free game update.
They will reassign existing and new cargoes to companies “where it makes perfect sense to haul from or deliver to.” As a result, the farms will be split into animal farms and plant farms. This will lead to a complete overhaul of the existing cargo system.
We had our own plans to separate the trailers from our main map expansion. With these changes announced by SCS, this step becomes more important. In a future update of ProMods, we will remove the two included trailers (truck carrier and trailer with forklift attached) from the map mod. While the forklift trailer will become a part of your upcoming Cargo Pack, we haven’t decided if we should keep our truck trailer or not.
Another important aspect of this update is that the company types and the cargoes become more connected to each other. This may lead that we need to revise the companies located in certain cities and the cargo types to companies we added to our mod pack.
However, more information about the exact changes will follow in the future. So far, we can only give preliminary expectations about changes we may want to apply to ProMods.