Update 1.6 - BETA

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  • Update 1.6 of the Early Access of The Bus is now available as BETA for testing.


    Various corrections to the level graphics have been implemented, the observation camera system has been revised and the interval time in the timetable menu has been set to a maximum of 60 minutes instead of 30 minutes. We also fixed a rare bug where the bus would be unable to start driving.


    For the full detailed list of changes, please, see the changelog below.


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    Please create backup copies of your savegame files before switching to the EA BETA Update. Savegames may not be compatible with the new version of the game.


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    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 "The Bus"
    2. In the drop-menu, you click on the entry "Properties"
    3. In the window "The Bus - Properties" you select the tab "BETAS"
    4. In the field "Select the beta you would like to opt into:" select the entry "beta-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 Bus 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

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    Changelog 0.10.43934 EA Beta


    • Performance optimisations on streaming levels**
    • Fixed shadow artefacts
    • Fixed route select left arrow button not being clickable
    • Various level art fixes
    • Fixed another crash when opening the feedback reporter
    • Set timetable menu route interval time to max 60 minutes instead of 30
    • Added line name to savegame info
    • Auto-saves added to savegame menu (only works with new saves)
    • Observation camera system overhauled
    • Fixed observation camera freezing in frame
    • Fixed observation camera doubling up in certain situations
    • Improved cross selector performance**
    • Level streaming bounds optimized
    • Fixed a rare bug where the bus would be unable to start driving
    • Some passenger behaviour fixes
    • Passengers now start leaving the bus when you reach the stop
    • Mouse control now holds the current input when it is paused
    • Fixed inaccuracy with the Scania Citywide door buttons
    • UI updated to better handle lines with a lot of stops


    Changelog 0.10.44062 EA Beta

    • Fixed grainy noise effect on many textures
    • Added Alternative Mouse Control UI
    • Steering Wheel now uses the correct Rotation when using Mouse Control
    • It is now possible to modify Mouse Control Inputs similar to other controls. You may need to Reset your Controls to see this Option
    • Fixed Door Wing Locking
    • Fixed Crosselector door selection not moving
    • Fixed Bus getting stuck if only the simple engine was selected
    • Fixed Animation of Flags
    • Traffic Light Shader improved
    • Fixed Map dragging lag
    • Improved Level Streaming Performance**


    Changelog 0.10.44254 EA Beta

    • Fixed some weird artefacts in the distance (Level LODs)
    • Fixed some bugs in the main menu
    • Improvements in passenger behaviour
    • Fix Scania Citywide’s matrix display brightness*
    • Matrix Display Shader improved
    • Fixed Scania Citywide 12M rear windows not matching frame*
    • Fixed Scania Citywide 12M middle door window glass not matching frame*
    • Fixed a crash when the schedule is opened in the pause menu and sending ticket via F1
    • Fixed bus stops not being clickable in the in-game editors when a controller device was connected*


    Changelog 0.10.44419 EA Beta

    • Added frame rate limit option to graphics settings
    • Standing bicycles with no physics have been fixed
    • Fixed passengers sitting outside the vehicle*
    • Fixed passengers being stuck in the front door area*
    • Passenger improvements


    Changelog 0.10.44440 EA Beta

    • Fixed a crash
    • Fixed menu buttons sometimes not being visible in the main menu*
    • Fixed passengers sitting outside the vehicle (again)*
    • Compatibility update for Intel Alder Lake CPUs


    Changelog 0.10.44613 EA Beta

    • Vehicle shaft inertia and wheel friction updated
    • Fixed passengers sitting outside the vehicle*
    • Fixed embarking passengers being stuck in the front door area*




    *Only occurred during the BETA test of this update

    ** Please, be aware that the impact of performance optimisations varies from system to system due to hardware configurations, installed software, and other programs running in the background

  • During the trip, passengers travel in parallel with the bus




    At first I thought it only happened on the first trip, but on the next, the same thing happened, over and over again. Passengers sit parallel to the bus and travel with it





    But when it comes time to get out, the passengers disappear :)

  • I drove the route and noticed some things. Please note that the latest version of the update is being used


    :fbs-sign-250: 1.some passengers still prefer to move in the fresh air than on the bus





    :fbs-sign-250: 2. Some kind of defect appears in the place marked on the map.





    When a bus approaches or on foot, this object disappears




    I managed to photograph him using photo mode :)


    :fbs-sign-250: 3. At the end of the route, the trip cannot be completed, and it is also impossible to continue the route


  • Great job overall :):thumbup:


    Passengers are less likely to travel next to the bus. This happens extremely rarely, but it happens nonetheless




    And also at the end of the trip to Alexanderplatz, the route may not always be completed.

    When passengers leave, the tour continuation window does not appear. Thus, it is impossible to continue the trip, since there are no passengers at the initial stop



    You must manually exit the menu and start the trip again. This only happens on Alexanderplatz, and very rarely, thanks to the latest update.


    I would like to separately note that I like the animation of flying leaves in dynamic weather.

    I was able to notice this only now, since due to a weak video card I did not use dynamic weather before.

    Looks awesome. Autumn weather has been implemented very well :thumbup:

    It would be nice to add audible foliage noise and wind gusts in the future :)