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.
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.
YOU MUST OWN BOTH MAP DLCS FOR PROMODS 1.98 TO WORK This means you need Going East (for the connection of the new Hungarian areas to Slovenia) and Scandinavia (where we merge ProMods with the Scandinavia DLC)
This version fixes many bugs from previous versions and ensures compatibility with the latest version of ETS2 (1.21)
Version 1.9x of the ProMods is the biggest update released yet. It adds 30 completely new cities in 10 different countries. The whole northwestern Germany was rebuild from scratch with the ARP project.
Content NEW IN 1.9x:
Estonia: Tallinn, Pärnu, Tartu, Valga
Faroe Islands: Klaksvík, Tórshavn
France: Bayonne, Pau, Limoges
Germany: completely rebuilt northwest, added cities: Oberhausen, Bad Oeynhausen
Bit of a late update, but despite that, we’re happy that ProMods 1.97 is released and that most users are using this version with no problems!
Apart from allowing ProMods to work with Euro Truck Simulator 1.20, which is the latest version, ProMods 1.97 fixes many bugs that were reported in earlier versions. However, as with ProMods 1.96, you must own the Going East! DLC as well as the Scandinavian DLC in order for ProMods to work.
With ProMods 1.97, we decided to release a new method of downloading and extracting the files. These files, because they are uncompressed, they do take up more space on your hard drive. However, the mod now takes less than 1 GB to download, benefiting the Payloadz users, as they can get the mod with one single file again. Then, there’s the extracting process. We’ve fitted a self-extracting application. This application, when running, will automatically extract all the files in the archives, which makes the whole process easier for everyone. It is only needed for extracting, and can be deleted once the extraction has finished.
To download ProMods 1.97, click here. However, make sure you follow the tutorial in order to avoid any downloading/installing issues. The tutorial can be also found translated in 21 languages; select the language forum and click the locked topic in the first page. If you do have any issues, please post them here with your game.log.txt file.
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.
We updated our map with version 1.91 to fix several bugs and issues like inactive tollgates, vanishing AI and invisible walls. The crash at the truck dealer in Valga and the Liechtenstein license plates have been fixed, just as many minor fixes all over the map.
In addition, we added new effects to streetlights: They now are amber coloured instead of white.
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!