Fernbus Coach Simulator: Your wishes and ideas

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  • My wishes for the new year from TML-Fernbus:


    Before DLC's to improve the game more to attract people more. I know you need money, so keep making MAP DLC but other people concentrate on improving, it will be better.


    1. Driving/Bus Physics : Tough i am not thinking it is bad or something, there are things to improve as many people say so. I think if you keen on it a little bit more, you will make a great impression. A little more softier and right left suspension will be good. And also taking turns on highways etc. may need to be improved, maybe.


    2. Sounds : We all know that you already have agreement with EVR, which will bring us good bus sounds. I hope it will not stay with buses only, AI sounds and ambient noises also need to be improved. Especially, AI Truck sounds, i know they are noisy in real too but not that much while they are behind the bus or something. And they sound strange, not like engine sound.


    And please, remove that city ambient sound which has always ambulance/police siren sounds. Whenever we enter city, annoying sounds start as if we are in Manhattan center during the day. But man, i just entered Kassel at 3.00 am, it shouldn't be that noisy, and fake car horns everywhere.


    3. AI Improvements : Again something we know that you are working on it. However, i hope it won't be only about their look but their behaviours. It should be close to ETS2 AI as behaviour, it will be satisfying enough. Also interactions with them will be good, like "high/full beam light, blinking, horns". And please, improve their physics too, especially Trucks. They are going as if they are a sedan car. Climbing a ramp for semi-trucks should be hard something with 20 or more tonnes.


    4. Mapping improvements: I don't think it is bad or something but there are things to improve. Even ETS2's first DLC's were not that good but the latest ones improved a lot to make us feel "long trips". I mean villages, valleys, facilities in far scene or driving through ones. Road intersections, sometimes village roads to join the main roads etc. There are a little villages in Fernbus too but we don't even understand how they have connection, we are just like in a closed highway.


    For example, comparing France with ETS2, we don't feel France villages when we pass, that some narrow streets or houses etc. Unfortunately, road signs were even not done like real France road signs. Not only in city sights but also such things make long trips enjoyable.


    Another thing i want to say about it, there are so many sharped turns, i know, if we are among mountains etc. there will be but sometimes we should be able to turn with 80-90 km/h speeds, they shouldn't be so sharped always i guess.


    And some routes has no Break Points, if i wanna go to Hamburg from Kassel, i have no chance to give a break and i will lose points for it.


    5. In Game Map Interaction : I don't know if you are working or thinking to improve in game map to select our roads, but it should have been done already. However, even if it is not possible, please make us select break points like stops so that we will be able to select our route somehow and see how much it will take to the break.


    6. Economy System : You have already mentioned that there will be a small economy system in the game. This will be good but i have another suggestion, actually i did before. If it is hard to bring in game, just focus on a software to connect the game. Create online based economic system like Trucks Book in ETS2, or i showed before, FS Airlines https://www.fsairlines.net/ in Flight Simulators. It is used for many years. It also gives us to establish our companies, create our communities by getting drivers and giving a Multiplayer atmosphere. It will be so much better than creating in game economy i guess.


    7. Weather : I mentioned before, we have 4 seasons and foggy weather. If possible, i would love to see real weather update for the game by getting closest Metar report to the place we drive. However, you are not able to do it maybe. But please, bring some climate system if possible. I mean, if we drive in a tropical place or close to mediterreanean, we shouldn't have so cold or snow. Or while we are between mountains, we should feel that cold and snow etc.


    Plus, i would love to see Overcast weather and light rain which we can use level one wiper and enjoy the long trip.


    First three numbers are so much more essential to improve and sell the game more. These are something TML can do, and along with it, Mapping team can go on doing new maps to bring money. But vehicles can wait a little more.


    Happy new year, happy holidays, i hope we will have a better sim. Fernbus has no comparison if you improve, but the Bus has many similar games. Tough i wanna play it, i love long trips but not city buses and there are thousands like me.

  • I would also like to say about a sharp turn.

    Suppose there is a corner here where you can drive at 100km/h.

    If you model this accurately, for example, on half the scale, I probably won't be able to drive at 100km/h.

    So the important thing, I think, is to deform the corners instead of reproducing them on an accurate scale.


    Presumably the same problem would apply to gradients, but I have no idea about that.

  • Especially the sounds would add a lot, it makes Ai better.


    With new player vehicle sounds, the VDL need the update. The engine shut down, is NOTHING, it just dies..... Like c'mon, listen to a real VDL coach with a nice DAF engine, it's lovely!

  • It get's quite bright in the winter, even with the blinds down, the road reflects a lot of light. I love this and it looks amazing! However, in Real life to deal with this I would put on some sunglasses. So I think a "put on sunglasses" feature would be really good!

  • Please make the photomode free camera boundaries larger, so I can take screenshots from higher up and further away.

  • I just wish some of the Tourist Bus mechanics were present on Fernbus, like the creation of your own company, buy buses, refuel, hire mechanics to fix the bus, buy parts and other stuff... Would be so nice.


    I just want a fleet with the new VDL bus...

  • I just wish some of the Tourist Bus mechanics were present on Fernbus, like the creation of your own company, buy buses, refuel, hire mechanics to fix the bus, buy parts and other stuff... Would be so nice.


    I just want a fleet with the new VDL bus...


    Hi


    Valentina  borjaipod1995 - we're constantly reviewing potential vehicle DLCs for Fernbus/Tourist Bus, at the moment we're fully occupied with getting "The Bus" into EA, as for a economy system in Fernbus, we also want this to happen, it's just finding the time and resources to make it possible, after "The Bus" goes into EA there maybe more movement on this, but don't expect it to happen quickly, the team is very very busy and is working flat out right now.


    Best Regards.

  • Hi


    Valentina  borjaipod1995 - we're constantly reviewing potential vehicle DLCs for Fernbus/Tourist Bus, at the moment we're fully occupied with getting "The Bus" into EA, as for a economy system in Fernbus, we also want this to happen, it's just finding the time and resources to make it possible, after "The Bus" goes into EA there maybe more movement on this, but don't expect it to happen quickly, the team is very very busy and is working flat out right now.


    Best Regards.

    No problem, I already enjoy a lot Fernbus/Tourist would be nice to have this mode as an add-on to the game, but I understand that even implementing something that is already ready in other game, is not an easy task, and demand time and resources. Take your time! <3


    The Bus is already a very promising game!

  • hello, i have a big suggestion to you asked about the fernbus game.


    My travelers ask if one day they will be able to take the bus to go to Spain and Portugal and also England and Corsica and Italy;).


    and my soccer player, they are a championship which will take place in the Stade de France and they want to see if it is possible one day that the driver bring to France to play against Germany


    in order to make 5 0 for France mdr.


    hoping you listened to people and opinions.


    but, if not more seriously,


    the graphics on fernbus should be improved a bit because the graphics are very poor compared to tourits bus which is for the moment at the level of the graphics which is better than fernbus.




    i watched the scania of fernbus and tourits bus

    I find which is better done on tourits bus and that on fernbus the scanias are very poorly aged in terms of the graphics


    hoping, one day, if you can try to improve the graphics a little, it will be good, in order to give it a bit of freshness.


    just my opinion

  • I agree with having an economy system like in Tourist Bus, it's one of the best and most engaging economic systems I have used in a sim game, hopefully you will get around to develop it, I do understand that The Bus is the highest priority now just after the EA release... just don't forget about us coach drivers :)

  • hello, I had an idea for a supper that I don't know what TML didn't think of and that no one suggested.


    it is to make child and aldo characters.


    on vera, the parents who will accompany children under 18

    and like that with our bus, we will be able to have children, aldults and also elderly people


    and perhaps in the menu, we can check the following boxes:


    child transport

    aldulte transport

    elderly transport


    transport for all generations.


    that will allow to vary a little the transport that the aldults see each time.


    and we will do the same for tourits buses


    and also, in the bus.


    hoping that this idea will be accepted by TML.


    But, in my opinion it would be good

  • I agree with having an economy system like in Tourist Bus, it's one of the best and most engaging economic systems I have used in a sim game, hopefully you will get around to develop it, I do understand that The Bus is the highest priority now just after the EA release... just don't forget about us coach drivers :)

    Cuzzy [TML Studios] said here: General Feedback on Fernbus Coach Simulator that they are pushing a new update this month (I still hope for this) because there are some bugs that need to be solved (the weather is the most critical for me)


    But for the economy system, I also would love to see one, but I think it's still very far away...

  • hello, it would be necessary to put a color the route when one has already done. so that we can not spend 15,000 times on the roads we have done. that would be great during the next update;)

  • Hi


    ivan - unfortunately things like what you've suggested are not so simple to implement, it would require hundreds of hours to make the current map compatible with this feature and right now we're very busy, we simply cannot do this at the moment, and don't know if/when this could happen :)


    Best Regards.

  • My wishes for TML-Fernbus:


    1.Check points for coach can be added to do a quick coach check, cleaning and better passenger break points all over the highway and fuel pump points would be a better addition.


    2.Real time fuel consumption and the coach should n't be refueled on the next run, instead can be fueled during the run. This would add more realism.

    fasten seat belt for coach driver as well as passenger (missing as of now).


    3.Better coach lightning system. Highway road seems to be invisible sometimes in a pitch dark day (Harder driving at nights).


    4.Connecting coach facility, where the actual coach driver gets exchanged and you get to drive a different coach during this process (could be a different shift all over, as driving hours would be 9 hours hence could be over ridden with a different login card/could be done by time lapse).


    5.Real time ticketing center, people waiting in ticketing Q to buy tickets, Child passengers, differently able passengers and coach station to be improved to be more realistic.


    6. Announcement at coach stations are missing.


    7. AI Coaches entering/Exiting the bus station (would like to see different types of AI coaches, as of now only MAN coaches are seen 2nd Gen.).


    8.Selling of beverages/Snacks real time within the coach during drive time/during breaks.


    9.Profit/Loss statement and maintaining of coach (Regular services), cleaning etc.


    10.Difficult parking/reversing and more realistic break point stops needed to add in the Sim.


    11.Coach wiper water wash at front and rear would be a good addition, as of now its missing and also the coach driver doesn't hold the steering wheel at all and he seems to be constant over his hands on wheel. It has to be a movement based as and when the steering is turned.