Update 25 BETA - Now Available

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    We've prepared a little something for you… :)

    A new BETA-Update is now available! Version 25 brings you some new features:

    The game was optimized for Fanatec hardware, there is now support for Tobii Eye Tracker and a brand new shuttle mode is available. In addition some minor and major bugs have been fixed, you can read all about it in our changelog.

    Please note: one minor issue is already known and is mentioned in the changelog.


    ATTENTION: This is a BETA update. Technical problems, instability of the game as well as bugs during gameplay can be possible.

    How to install the beta version of the update?

    Quite easily:

    1. In your Library, you click with the right mouse button on the entry of the "Fernbus Simulator"
    2. In the drop-menu, you click on the entry "Properties"
    3. In the window "Fernbus Simulator - Properties" you select the tab "BETAS"
    4. In the field "Select the beta you would like to opt into:" select the entry "beta-"
    5. Now you can close the window and the beta version of the update should download right away
    6. After downloading the update you can start the Fernbus Simulator via the "PLAY" button
    7. In the main menu should now be the corresponding version number of the beta version of the update and you can test the update


    Changelog 1.25.31989

    • Fixed Fanatec device inputs
    • Added support for Tobii Eye Tracker
    • (BETA) Added telemetry output and input option for modding
    • Added a new Shuttle Mode with new bus stops
    • Mini Buses are now only available in Free Play and Shuttle Mode
    • Fixed the off-road warning on the highway near Flensburg, Germany
    • The "Back" button in the news window has been fixed
    • Markers of resting areas are now visible again
    • Polish localization updated
    • Fixed some graphical errors
    • If the permitted maximum speed is exceeded, the speed display in the UI-HUD turns red
    • In the UI-HUD, the brake status (parking brake) etc. is now also displayed next to the selected gear
    • Corrected the night display - the scenery is no longer so dark
    • lots of new billboards
    • many construction sites were renewed, shifted to another location etc.

    DLC MAN Lion’s Intercity

    • Rear door mirror has been fixed

    DLC Luxembourg

    • The name of the city can now only be found once in the list of the route editor
    • Fixed some graphical errors

    DLC France

    • Fixed some graphical errors

    DLC Switzerland + Austria

    • Street lighting in Innsbruck fixed
    • Fixed some graphical errors

    DLC Football Team Bus

    • Polish localization added (not yet fully completed)


    Changelog 1.25.32107

    • (BETA) Telemetry interface updated (BETA)
    • Fixed incorrect collision of a sign board
    • MAN Lion’s Coach C: Corrected interior mirror
    • Corrected the position of a parked NPC bus in Bielefeld
    • Freeplay: Bus Stop symbols are now displayed on the world map
    • Shuttle mode: navigation to the bus stop in Mainz now works correctly
    • Shuttle mode: Shuttle routes can now be edited
    • Fixed conflict between shuttle and FlixBus routes
    • Travel time of routes is now calculated correctly if the travel time exceeds 24h
    • Repaints from parked buses are now loaded correctly again

    DLC Austria / Switzerland

    • Bus Stop icon in Geneva is now shown on the map
    • Fixed collision in a tunnel in Zurich

    DLC France

    • Traffic light circuit corrected
    • Artifacts corrected by distance field
    • AI vehicles no longer drive to the Quai de Bercy stop in Paris
    • Fixed missing advertising at city bus stops

    DLC Luxembourg

    • Fixed duplicate entry of Luxembourg in the route editor

    DLC Neoplan Skyliner

    • Fixed the brightness of the navigation screen
    • Fixed the position of a display

    DLC Scania Touring

    • Fixed the brightness of the navigation screen
    • Added Scania logo on mud flaps and “Scania Touring” logo on body sides

    DLC Comfort Class

    • Fixed the brightness of the navigation screen

    DLC Comfort Class

    • Fixed the brightness of the navigation screen

    DLC MAN Lion’s Intercity

    • Fixed the brightness of the navigation screen

    DLC BB40

    • Fixed the brightness of the navigation screen


    Changelog 1.25.32198

    • Size of the speed limit icon in the navigation display has been increased
    • Size of the speed limit icon in the HUD mini map has been increased
    • Current speed displayed in the HUD mini map will turn red when speeding
    • Miscellaneous level art bugs fixed
    • Some crashes have been fixed
    • Tobii Eyetracker maximum head movement is now adjustable in the options menu
    • Shuttle Mode: Added alternative design for player characters

    DLC France

    • New highway routes added around Nantes


    Changelog 1.25.32292

    • Telemetry data has been updated
    • The water spray of vehicles on drying roads after rain has been fixed
    • A bug in the distance calculation of the navigation has been fixed
    • Additional level art fixes
    • Localisations updated

    DLC MAN Lion’s Intercity

    • Sun shield sound effect added

    DLC Scania Touring

    • Missing speed limit added to dashboard navigation display


    Changelog 1.25.32324

    • Fixed crashes when using telemetry data
    • Added navigation data to telemetry data
    • Tobii eye tracking updated
    • Additional level art fixes
    • Final preparations for new vehicle DLC
  • I looked at the price in my city on Tobii Eye Tracker and was sadly surprised that it costs almost like a PS4. Unfortunately, many in Russia simply will not be able to buy this wonderful device.

  • Hi Maximus,

    yes, Tobii devices are not cheap, we know about that. We just wanted to provide an opportunity for players who are already using those, they function in a lot of games.

  • I looked at the price in my city on Tobii Eye Tracker and was sadly surprised that it costs almost like a PS4. Unfortunately, many in Russia simply will not be able to buy this wonderful device

    well you can easily build track hat or something like that for cheap using couple of IR led ,some old floppy disks an old phone charger & couple of resistors paired with your webcam.

    also FBS/TBS supports opentrack very well


  • are you serious =OShuttle Mode has come. ticket control screen is legendary. I liked the mutual expedition part, it was something I wanted very much. you continue to surprise us TML :saint:<3

  • I don't currently have my steering wheel setup and can't play it properly yet.

    Can anyone kindly shed some light on what the new shuttle service is exactly?

    It sounds interesting, what is exactly the difference between "shuttle" and "flixbus"?

    I know with "Flixbus" before we could choose two or more cities and drive between them, how does "Shuttle" compare to this?

    Also, new bus stops for this mode?

    Many thanks!

  • As far I understand, hadn't much time to try the update, it works, like you would drive in real life standalone, just by your own bus. And then, if you choose flixbus, you're part of flixbus company, this is part of upcooming economic mode I guess so.

  • Cool!

    In Flixbus mode the BB40 is removed (presumably because they don't use it)

    However, the Intercities are still available, despite them not being used by Flixbus (hence the reason the skins were removed before)

    Is this intentional or a mistake.

    Good weekend!


  • The navigation screen is not visible even though it is on


    the numbers turn red when we exceed the speed limit. I like it:thumbup:

    I experienced serious fps increase with this update :love: When I get 18 fps at 1.24 I am now playing between 30-50 fps. now the game is very enjoyable :love:8|


    the location of the new stops is beautiful. there were few stops in that area. I feel like a tourist trip now :fernbus::fbs-sign-224:

    This update surprised me a lot. I wasn't expecting that nice. thanks TML:mathias:<3:anniversary::thumbup:

  • Can anyone kindly shed some light on what the new shuttle service is exactly?

    It sounds interesting, what is exactly the difference between "shuttle" and "flixbus"?

    I know with "Flixbus" before we could choose two or more cities and drive between them, how does "Shuttle" compare to this?

    Also, new bus stops for this mode?

    matt9529 From what I can work out:

    Freeplay: As before choose a city and drive

    Shuttle: Like in the previous versions, however flixbus skins removed and new phone layout (like TBS) to not include Flixbus. All coaches available

    Original: Real life routes from Flixbus, like before (Not BB40 / W906 when available) Flixbus skins available

    Flixbus: As the game was before, own route creation. (Reduced coaches) Flixbus skins available

    This is presumably, so they can step away from some of the Flixbus stuff

    I am sure TML will correct if not the case.

    does the modding tools will be released in this update?

    Lust No, unfortunately.

    As mentioned in the German thread this is telemetry, data such as vehicle speed.

    Quote from Quarney in German Thread

    Another program can use telemetry to connect to the game and read or set data. This enables vehicle data to be displayed on a tablet, for example. Here would be an example of how it was implemented in ETS2: https://bit.ly/3bCH0Bh

    In this case, we offer a connection option via telemetry, so that the game releases usable data at all and can accept it, so in principle it is a possibility of modding.

  • Thanks TML for supporting Tobii eye tracker 4C!

    I have Tobii, so I tested it, but the maximum head tracking angle is narrow. I want to see 90 ° sideways, but it only rotates about 45 °. Since there are only two adjustment sliders, one for Eye Sensitivity and one for Head Sensitivity, it also need something like a maximum-rotate-angle adjustment slider.

    When the steering camera is enabled, even if Tobii is connected, the view is rotated by steering. In addition to that, the view is rotated by mouse too. This behavior will be confusing. Alternatively, TrackIR disables the steering camera and mouse viewpoint controls.

    Anyway, I had requested Tobii's implementation on the Steam forum about a year ago, so I'm very grateful for this beta. Thanks again^^


    I also want to support 6DoF.

  • Hi,

    I just want to let you know that this mirror inside the Man Coach C offering a view on passengers from the driver seat hasn't been fixed as announced in your last beta patch.


    As you can see, this picture has been taken today and there is no reflection at all of the inside. Before that bug comes out, we were able to see people and seats inside our bus.

    Thank you,

  • Hi,

    I notice something today. I do not know if it comes out with the last beta patch 1.25 and I admit it is a tiny detail but for more realism in this game, I think you should pay attention to it. When we are waiting for a green light, even on a flat terrain, I notice that the bus is very slowly going backwards as soon as we are releasing the brakes. If your intention is to simulate the bus engine revolution force which is a very good idea by the way because in real life we have to hold the brakes, then like all vehicles and engines normal behavior, the movement should be done forward not backwards.

    Thank you,

    Edited once, last by Lurhem: Update on previous comments: It seems it is not like this everywhere. The move backwards that I reported early was done in Lille (France) after leaving bus stop. ().