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40,000 Facebook Likes and Merging Progress for our Upcoming Version

Our Facebook page recently reached a massive 40,000 likes. We’re proud to deliver an enhanced experience to so many fans, so we’re always happy to see our community growing even larger. If you haven’t already, give us a like – let’s see how quickly we can reach 50k! You can also follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

To celebrate this milestone we thought we’d give some extra insight into the merging process of the Beyond the Baltic Sea DLC and SCS’ rebuilt northern Germany.

Previously, merging new DLCs with our map was a relatively easy job. The Scandinavia DLC only shared one real border with our map. Therefore, creating compatibility with our pack was easy, even though we sadly had to say goodbye to many ProMods v1.0 areas and memories. The same goes for the Italy DLC, where most of our mapping was already a few years old and had aged poorly, especially due to the lack of models for the distinctive Italian architecture which SCS did such a good job with. Only France was a bit more challenging, but the rebuilt old map in Northern France provided a bit of a buffer between our map and the DLC, which made things easier. With the Germany rebuild and Beyond the Baltic Sea DLC, however, merging has proven to be a much more complicated task.

More Borders

In the previous merges we often could copy-paste large areas very quickly, and connecting them was not hard. This DLC is a completely different story. We have many small areas that need merging individually. Pasting a small area into the map is not a big deal, but connecting it properly can be difficult.

For example, we have previously done massive rebuilds in Elbłąg and Suwałki, such that the road network on the Polish side of the border has undergone many changes. This meant that at some points the road alignment made re-connecting the roads very difficult. One of the bigger problems is that the border crossings in our map were a kilometer further north than the ones from SCS. We had to compress and sometimes completely rebuild the entire border area.

What also didn’t help was that at the border area near Suwałki there was a height difference of 50 meters between SCS’ and our mapping. It was a big challenge to facilitate this difference without creating a new (and rather unrealistic) “alpine road”. There were similar problems for some of our scenery villages and towns in the Baltic States.

Finland

Finland was another hard merge. ProMods Finland is bigger than that of the DLC so we decided to remove our overlapping part. This makes sense because our southern Finland was comprised of some of the oldest mapping in the mod, so we have retired it while retaining plenty of ProMods content in northern Finland. Although this eliminated the need to merge many small areas back in, we were still left with many roads to connect, again all with different heights. Furthermore, some of our northern Finland is aging as well, so we have started refreshing our areas with the new assets the DLC brings. Some cities have already received a makeover, such as Oulu and Vaasa; others remain to be done. A more specific problem was that Pori had no obvious connection to the north to Vaasa and Oulu. We had to improvise there with completely new landscape.

Germany Merge

This may be the hardest project of them all. Our Autobahn Rebuilding Project (ARP) started almost 4 years ago! The challenge here is to try and keep the best of both worlds, but it’s sadly not as simple as just choosing between ProMods and SCS city by city or road by road: not only are there the aforementioned height differences to deal with, but we have to keep the mapping style reasonably consistent throughout the map or player immersion will be broken. Now that SCS has provided new and better assets we have to incorporate them into our mapping to stop it looking dated.

Moreover, mapping techniques and standards have evolved over the last 4 years to the extent that the oldest areas feel technically unrefined, even ugly, next to the newest ones – even with refreshed assets. In such cases it can be easier to start from scratch, which ultimately delivers a better map but requires a lot of developer time and motivation.

But That’s Not All!

While the merging was going on, brand new content has been prepared as well. The Czech Republic got a serious overhaul and there has been some expansion in the Balkans and in Scotland as well. There are a few additions here and there spread all over the map, all laid out for you to discover in the next version! We can reveal that we are nearly done merging everything we planned for ProMods version 2.40 (you may have previously seen it referred to as version 2.35, but we decided that the amount of content justifies calling it 2.40) and have started the first testing phase.

You can expect more merged, rebuilt and brand new content in the DLC and Germany areas in future updates, especially in the Baltic states. Having said that, don’t be surprised if we overwrite many old ProMods areas with SCS work. We have got a lot of comments from fans who feel nostalgic about old ProMods work and want us to keep it. We feel nostalgic too! But we have to keep the map up to today’s standards which, sadly, means we have to say goodbye to the oldest areas. If we could, we’d always update everything to the latest standards, but this is not possible even with our large development team. Instead, we have to prioritise where we work, which means that SCS’ latest – and vastly improved since the game’s release – mapping has lower priority.

Of course, the release date of ProMods 2.40 is still unknown (even to us), but we can assure you that 2019 will bring many cool updates from our team for all ETS2 players.

ProMods 2.32 and Updated Add-ons Are Now Available!

A12 - Latvia

SCS Software has recently released update 1.33 for Euro Truck Simulator 2. We are proud to provide you with our compatibility updates for the ProMods map and both add-ons nearly at the same time. Do not expect any new content in these updates. However, we have included several language translations for city and cargo names, a new feature introduced in ETS2 1.33.

Please note that ProMods 2.32 is not officially compatible with the “Beyond the Baltic Sea” DLC. If you have the DLC, you can still run ProMods 2.32 but you would only be able to access the ProMods Baltic region rather than the DLC version. A future update to ProMods will require the DLC and allows you to explore SCS’s version of the Baltic region.

Download ProMods Map 2.32

Download Trailer & Company Pack 1.21

Download Cabin Accessory Pack 1.07

Reminder:

These are full releases. After installing these versions, make sure to delete your previous ProMods map and addon versions.

ProMods 2.30 has been Released!

Our lustrum edition is now finally available to the public. ProMods 2.30 will offer players many new cities and roads for ETS2 version 1.31. But from this version on, you must own the Going East! DLC, the Scandinavian DLC, the Vive La France! DLC as well as the Italia DLC in order for ProMods to work.

After nearly 5 years we have managed to also reach the south; Greece. And while expanding your map in all directions, we also fixed many bugs and tweaked some stuff from version 2.27. So here’s a quick overview about the changes in our current version:

  • Bulgaria: Монтана (Montana), Плевен (Pleven), Видин (Vidin)
  • Croatia: Senj, Šibenik, Split, Zadar
  • Cyprus: Λάρνακα (Larnaca), Λεμεσός (Limmasol), Λευκωσία (Nicosia), Πάφος (Paphos)
  • Denmark: Rebuilt: Padborg
  • France: Rebuilt: Lyon
  • Greece: Ηγουμενίτσα (Igoumenitsa, port), Ιωάννινα (Ioannina), Πτολεμαΐδα (Ptolemaida), Θεσσαλονίκη (Thessaloniki)
  • Italy: A4 Torino-Milano, A8-A9, Como (border). Rebuilt: Milano
  • Lithuania: Šiauliai, Ukmergė
  • Macedonia: Битола (Bitola), Скопје (Skopje), Охрид (Ohrid)
  • Netherlands: Moerdijk. Rebuilt: Rotterdam
  • Norway: Grumantbyen, Hammerfest. Improved: Longyearbyen
  • Poland: Ełk. Rebuilt: Suwałki
  • Serbia: Београд (Beograd), Крагујевац (Kragujevac), Ниш (Niš)
  • Spain: Jaca, Pamplona, Soria, Teruel, Valencia, Vinaròs, Zaragoza
  • Sweden: Kalix, Skellefteå, Ystad
  • Switzerland: Rebuilt: Bern
  • UK (England): Rebuilt: Croydon, London & M25
  • UK (Wales): Aberystwyth, Porthmadog

Our love for details also includes the guys who serve and protect you – the police. Of course we had to add proper police cars for Cyprus, Greece and Macedonia.

Since we increase the support of the Special Transport DLC, we added an option on our DEF generator page. If you want to transport that kind of load with ProMods, you need to activate that option.

So get your truck out of the workshop and have a blast with our new version!

Download ProMods 2.30

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

We have decided to release version 2.30 for ETS 2 build 1.31 as that is the current and official version. ProMods 2.30 has been in development for quite a while now and we did not want to withhold release any longer. It may take up to a month for SCS to release build 1.32, which will render this version INCOMPATIBLE.

It is your personal decision whether you want to access the new 2.30 content now, or if you wish to spare your $1 and wait until the next ProMods update will be released, which will support 1.32. This is likely to be at least six weeks away, if not longer.

You can always roll back your game version in the Steam Library properties selecting “temporary_1_31 – 1.31.x for incompatible mods” – when 1.32 is out.

Compatibility Updates for ETS2 1.31

We released updates of all of our mods to enable compatibility with the latest update of Euro Truck Simulator 2 to version 1.31.

ProMods Map 2.27

This is a plain compatibility update with bug fixes for major bugs only. As with the last version, the Italy DLC works with (but is not required for) this version.

You will see lots of new content with our upcoming version 2.30, as well as bug fixes for many minor bugs. There’s still a lot of work for us, but we are aiming to release our next big update by the end of summer. Note that version 2.30 will require the Italy DLC.

Download ProMods Map 2.27

Cabin Accessories Pack 1.05

Apart from the compatibility with ETS2 1.31 this pack includes two new caps featuring our logo. We also added support for the New Generation Scania.

Download Cabin Accessory Pack 1.05

Trailer & Company Pack 1.17

This is a plain compatibility update. We are working on adding animated trailer cables and new content, which will be added in the next major update to the addon.

Download Trailer & Company Pack 1.17

Reminder:

These are full releases. After installing these versions, make sure to delete your previous ProMods map or pack versions.

Compatibility updates for ETS2 1.30 are available

Shortly after the official release of Euro Truck Simulator 2 version 1.30 we can provide you with the compatibility updates of our mods: Cabin Accessory Pack, Trailer & Company Pack and of course the ProMods Map itself.

We also prepared the map to be compatible with the upcoming Italy DLC by SCS. By removing the colliding parts of our version of Italy, you can use this ProMods version with and without the Italy DLC. If you own garages in Genova, Parma, Vicenza, Modena, Bologna, Firenze and Livorno, please sell them before updating ProMods to avoid crashing your profile. Trieste will still be included in this version.

For this release we had to manually replace over 4000 traffic signs as some new traffic rules were implemented. Each country should now have the highway traffic rule signs for the highways (if any), and the standard traffic rule version for other roads of each country.

Aberdeen (UK)

Ullapool (UK)

But we also improved some parts of the map in Czech Republic, Slovakia, and also rebuilt Scottish motorways like the A90. In exchange for the removed parts in Italy, we added new cities Drammen (NO), Lacq (FR), Orléans (FR) and Ullapool (UK). The cities Reims (FR) and Aberdeen (UK) have been rebuilt for this version.

This is a full map release. So after updating the files in your mod folder, ensure to delete our previous ProMods map files. The Italy DLC is compatible but not required.

Download ProMods Map 2.25

You can download our add-on packs here:

Download Trailer & Company Pack 1.15   Download Cabin Accessory Pack 1.04

ProMods 2.16 – Compatibility update for ETS2 1.27 is available now!

We are working hard towards ProMods 2.20 which will once again introduce a wide variety of new landscapes and infrastructure into the mod. However, complications due to the situation in Poland mean that its release is some way off yet.

In the meantime, this compatibility update is necessary for the current ProMods map to work with Euro Truck Simulator 2 version 1.27. It requires all three map DLCs: “Going East!”, “Scandinavia”, and “Vive la France !”. There will be no future versions of the mod that do not require all of these DLCs.

Over 10,000 of our models have been converted to the new format required for ETS2 1.27. Fortunately most of this could be done in batches, but some models required greater attention. At the same time, we are reviewing the models from Poland Rebuilding, some of which are rarely used and poorly optimised so can be removed or replaced. This process will take much longer to complete, but should improve the efficiency of our mod over time.

2.16 also showcases the first of many improvements to the map in Poland. You can enjoy a rebuilt Siedlce and various overhauls of interchanges and delivery points elsewhere.

Cherbourg, France

Luxembourg

Furthermore, we highlight some of the smaller bonus changes. We have several rebuilding projects, but as modding techniques progress some improvements can be implemented earlier, before the full rebuild. These “lite” rebuilds generally get rid of pet peeves (like single-lane highway interchanges or old signs and terrain textures) and can be done in a short amount of time. A demonstration of this can be found in Luxembourg and around Prague in the Czech Republic, where 6 single-lane interchanges have been replaced.

You’ll find more tasters of 2.20 in other countries: two roads were extended in Italy, while in France Cherbourg has returned to the mod and Metz has been rebuilt – both with many assets from the “Vive la France !” DLC to fit in with the surrounding mapping style. And as optimisation techniques improve, parts of Manresa and Barcelona have been overhauled to improve performance. Without a complete rebuild these older areas of Spain will never perform as well as those coming in 2.20 and beyond, but we continue to do what we can to reduce lagging.

Police Cars of Finland, Liechtenstein, Estonia and Serbia

Finally, thanks to some excellent teamwork we are proud to include AI police cars for all countries introduced by ProMods to complement those added by SCS in ETS2 1.27 for all vanilla countries. This was only possible with Jazzycat’s permission for us to use some of his vehicles, and PirriAND’s permission for us to use his skin for the Andorran police car. Our special thanks go out to them.

Download ProMods 2.16

We have also released compatibility updates for the ProMods Add-ons “Trailer & Company Pack” and “Cabin Accessories Pack” a few days earlier. Both updates are pure compatibility patches without any new content.

Download Trailer & Company Pack 1.13 Download Cabin Accessories Pack 1.02

Compatibility Update for ETS2 1.25

The changes in the latest game update to Euro Truck Simulator 2 version 1.25 require a compatibility update of ProMods. We’re proud to provide you ProMods 2.11 only a few days after the release of the game update:

Download Current Version

ProMods 2.11 is just a compatibility update for ETS2 1.25 and contains no new areas. In addition to the bugfixes included in this version, we enhanced the licence plates for some countries:

License Plates - Russia License Plates - Belarus

ProMods 2.03 and Trailer Pack 1.10 are available now!

After much anticipation, we have two new updates available for download!

ProMods 2.03

With ProMods version 2.03, we are finally compatible with the ETS2 1.24 patch. We have also fixed many bugs that had been found in the previous version of ProMods, so you may enjoy a more refined experience.

Akureyri, Iceland

Don’t forget: You should remove the previous ProMods hotfix and all other files regarding the previous version of ProMods.

You must own the Going East! DLC as well as the Scandinavia DLC in order for ProMods 2.03 to work, and note it is compatible with ETS2 version 1.24 only – so it will NOT work with ETS2 1.23 and lower.

We provide a file testing tool for those who are struggling with the multi-part 7-zip archives. You can find the tool on the download page. The archive contains some instructions if you need them. This tool will check the integrity of the packages and will alert you if your packages were corrupted during the download.

Download Current Version

Trailer & Company Pack 1.10

After a long wait, the official Trailer & Company Pack has been updated to version 1.10! With this update, you can expect compatibility with ETS2 patch 1.24 and ProMods 2.03. We have heard your bug reports from the previous release of the trailer pack, and we have made sure that those issues have been fixed this time.

Fuel station just before the German-Polish border near Zgorzelec

Please note, the trailer pack comes with 2 DEF files. Please DELETE the def file that you do NOT want to use.

You can choose to either:
A) Use the pack as a stand-alone pack (no trailers will be replaced, you will get all new trailers additionally)
or
B) Use the pack as a replacement pack (all default trailers will be replaced by ProMods)

Download Current Version

ProMods 2.02 – Compatibility update for ETS2 1.23 is available now!

The update to Euro Truck Simulator 2 version 1.23 changed some map assets and mechanisms, which caused ProMods to crash at several locations and led to broken navigation on many jobs. With this update we’ve made our mod compatible with the latest version of your favourite simulator.

Version 2.02

As a bonus, we added some new content all over the map for you to enjoy. But it’s up to you to discover the new or enhanced places.

Download Current Version

You must own the Going East! DLC as well as the Scandinavia DLC in order for ProMods 2.02 to work, and note it is compatible with ETS2 version 1.23 only – so it will NOT work with ETS2 1.22 and lower.

We provide a file testing tool for those who are struggling with the multi-part 7-zip archives. You can find the tool on the download page. The archive contains some instructions if you need them. This tool will check the integrity of the packages and will alert you if your packages were corrupted during the download.

Thank you for your support

During early April our community reached two milestones:

We now have more than 250,000 users in our forums, with more than 250 active users reading and discussing our development topics every day. This wide user base opens us the opportunity to get quick and qualified feedback about the details and closeness to reality of our various projects.

And our Twitter account has more than 1000 followers now, nearly one year after we started it. Feel free to follow our latest news there or share your love with the #ProModsFan hashtag.

The amount of people who follow our work never ceases to amaze us! On to the next milestone: 25k Facebook likes!

Update: Hotfix 3

During the past few days, we have recieved fatal bug reports in areas that were thoroughly tested before, but gave problems in ETS2 1.23. Since these bugs could be fixed quite quickly once identified and are easy to isolate, we decided to release a hotfix:

Download Hotfix 3

The following issues are fixed:

  • Crashes to Desktop in Rīga, Bucuresţi and Egilsstaðir related to prefabs
  • Possible CTD fixes for München and Köln (not tested yet!)
  • Invisible wall at Køge-Vest (E20×E47)
  • Invisible wall at the A20 near Toulouse
  • Invisible wall at Jyväskylä
  • Graphical bugs in Jyväskylä
  • Fixes in Szczecin and Łódź
  • Added a gas station in Lithuania on the A8
  • Fixed some stupid bugs caused by Hotfix 2

Note that this hotfix must be placed on top of the Mod Manager, above all other ProMods files!

ProMods 2.01 is now available!

The release of ProMods 2.00 was the biggest step in the history of our map mod. We added several new countries and cities, and we finally included the Poland Rebuilding project as an integral part of our map. Unfortunately, such huge projects have a high risk of bugs being undetected, even with an intense beta phase. What is even worse is that fixed bugs can find their way back into the final public release version – as happened with the game crashes in Romania.

Lambafell quarry, Iceland

So we worked hard on the current update and fixed 873 bugs that were reported in earlier versions. And as a bonus, we included some new and enhanced areas in Iceland and a reworked French/Spanish border in this version. Furthermore, there are a few other minor enhancements we would like to keep as a surprise.

With ProMods 2.01, we now have added a file testing tool for those who are struggling with the multi-part 7-zip archives. You can find the tool on the download page and the archive contains some instructions if you need them. This tool will check the integrity of the packages and will tell you if your packages are damaged or not after the download.

Download Current Version

You must own the Going East DLC as well as the Scandinavia DLC in order for ProMods to work.