First of all, congrats with the release of the Scandinavia Map Mod for ETS2. From what I've seen, it looks gorgeous and I really appreciate your work on it. However, there are still some map features in the overall game I'm not satisfied with, but instead of complaining about them, I'd like to contribute to the map to deal with the problems at hand. Motivation is not the problem, as well as skill (I'm modding SimCity 4 for years now and I've made quite some models with 3D Studio Max). The only problem are the tools. Here are my questions regarding on that front:
- How can you add new models to the game?
I do have 3D Studio Max, but I don't know how to convert the models to something that can be used in this game, if that's even possible at all. I've heard about zModeler, but I don't know where I can get this (for free preferably; I'm a student and I don't have that much money). The things I want to change are signage (which is in some countries downright unrealistic or confusing (especially in France and Germany)), power pylons (the current ones don't fit the country style 90% of the time) and streetlights (only Belgium and Poland are correct, and in lesser extent, Luxembourg. The rest from the standard map looks off).
I've already heard how to add new textures for place name destinations, so I think I can deal with that...
- How did you manage to get different road markings for Norwegian and Swedish roads?
I'd like to apply such a different road marking in the Netherlands too so they look like this. This would make the Netherlands more typically dutch. It may be even possible to change the painted arrows too, so we can get the corresponding painted arrows for each country.