yes, finally (!), dutch language, not that i need it that much, i know english very well, but still nice to have. And performance optimization was needed indeed.
Playway S.A. is a publisher, just like Aerosoft. The developers of this simulator are "SimRail S.A."
They only have two products: "SimRail 2021", which will be released in the third quarter of 2021 and "SimBus" with an unannounced date:
I think it is too early for now to draw any conclusions about the "SimBus". Maybe it will come out in general in 3 or 4 years. It is not known what will happen by this time.
At the moment, there are no correct mirrors, pedestrians are disappearing (you can see it even in the video), the bus behaves aggressively when cornering.
In any case, I will follow the news and hope that it will be a simulator, and not an arcade game like "Bus Simulator 16/18/21"
Also, we have this game coming up and also another game (from the same russian devs who made "bus driver simulator") called "bus world" where you drive through the city of chernobyl. But they already delayed it, not mine type of game, but still another bus game non the less.
I still don't believe this game is near to release, even as Early Access.
It is 1184 days since my first reply in the first page of this topic. I'm waiting anxiously for it now.
Don't forget, the map is 1:1 and they are, what, with 20 people working at tml? So not a whole lot of people to make a big game with 1:1 map and add (later on) multiplayer and so on. Its a big project, but i see where you coming from, from 2017 and now only early acces, but its better EA then releasing a game where the a.i. ignores traffic lights, you remember those days?
Are there any new videos or any information about something that is about to be added? It really intrigues me
I asked the same question, quarney stated that we will get more content "at the end of month" and also more in 2020.
He's voice reminds me the announcement of Fernbus Sim which also presented by him!
yes, i just want, when the announcement get in the bus, i want the version with his voice, i miss his devdiary videos a little bit now
I was interested to know, how the announcer sounds like on the berlin busses, when i found the first video on youtube, i founded something interesting.
I think this guy that you are about to hear, sound like Chris from TML STUDIOS, or is that just me?
I've linked the video at the right time that he is about to speak.
Sorry Quarney, don't know where to put this video, if this is allowed even here, but was interested to know if this is really Chris
After watching this video, I get the impression that this game is for the Android platform These buses look old
First "Blue Bird", and now this
Thats maybe because they where in contact a long time ago, before the game even was announced (or rather "teased") so they couldn't have chosen the newest model, they chose the model that was the "latest" back at that time. Because licensing isn't a easy thing to do. Look at ets2, back when they wanted to license the latest renault truck, they just couldn't because the badge of renault trucks is also part of the volvo group (trucks group). So its either that or they just went with the best they could afford in terms of licensing and also, in terms of their budget. I don't know, the game doesn't look so promising like bus sim 18 did back when it released. But we will see, otherwise i will just by the bus, their i think it would defenitly be cool because its a 1:1 map (of berlin?) and also the cars and the bus(ses) look so much cooler than bus sim 21 does. But we will see....
thanks for your feedback regarding the EA of The Bus.
I can totally understand that, due to bad experiences, some are very sceptical or even against it.
Right now, it is the best decision for us because we made very good experiences with beta testing (which is always voluntarily) and receiving input and feedback from the players. It is always appreciated and can lead to something great. The journey of development and improvement of FBS is in big parts thanks to you players. I think many players have fun checking on bugs and be part of the team. So to each their own, but we won't deny us a chance to get some insight into the player perspective (there is a beautiful word in German called "betriebsblind") and the users the chance to participate in the development of a new game.
And just to reassure everyone, we are very very determined to complete The Bus and not letting it die in early access. We've worked constantly on FBS and TBS in the last years although we could have left it as it is, maybe that is giving you a sense of how we will handle things with The Bus.
Btw, is their anything new to announce?
Guys, no one is forcing you to buy the game in Early Access. If this approach is unacceptable for you, then just wait for the finished and full version of the game to be released. Early Access will be of interest to enthusiasts and those players who want to help TML-Studios develop a game. I don't see anything wrong with that.
Thats what i wanted/was trying to say
I'm not against the idea, in fact, i'm definitely going to buy the game!
No Early Access, just work on it, finish it.
Well, i must say, thats way to late to say it . Why you might ask, well, Because they have a publisher aerosoft, they need to talk to them first before making any decision.
So instead of saying wait till its good to get released, is a bit easy to say especially because tml isn't a big studio, so they need to have customer feedback before releasing any game, which is someting good, instead of rushing like fernbus and tourist bus simulator, this is the best option that they have. And also be happy, the game isn't going to cost the full release price, first its start off cheap and then the more they get to the full release, then the people who just tuned in, need to pay the full price, while we got it for cheap and just waited the fases without paying anything extra, which is a nice thing. But i get you're point. But times have changed, where are the time when you got a cd game, but never got game updates? Well, time have changed.
PS: i'm not bad, just wanted to comment
I know it will upset many people here but, I wish not to see this highly expected game to be in Early Access, LOTUS did it and now look what's happened? ViewApp who were a primary dev for LOTUS has now released their own Simulator.
Well, good comparison you have, because what Viewapp did was a nice step they made, now they have more experience to make, thats why the game has so many bugs to fix, but they promised so many things and i see that they now are more "reliable" (if thats even the right word to use) than when they where with LOTUS. They even have a so called "devupdate" where they talk every two weeks about things that are going to come in the game, just wow! Many people should learn from such devs, yeay they are not the best, but good enough for me . And also, LOTUS has ZERO(!) future in the game.
but i'm not here to make arguments, just wanted to respond on you're comment
Pedestrians and motorists are suicides
I like watching videos without comments more to appreciate the whole process.
I really hate that TramSim has recorded the sound of the environment (where passengers are laughing) and this piece is played back about every 10 seconds. The sound of passing cars is not heard at all. They simply recorded the sound of a real road that does not match the game. Passing cars in the game just drive without sound.
But in general, I'm interested in watching the development of TramSim. Moreover, this is their first big project. So I also think and watch the video on the game.
Don't forget, its their first time working with unreal engine as a whole game, before they only made extensions for LOTUS and OMSI 2, but yes you are right, their are many, many bugs and glitches. But we will wait, next week only bug fixes they said, mid-november a update for IBIS and that you can get out you're tram to change the switch. And a big "christmas update". I'm excited for those updates, for now not much, but also love to see the development. Also for a first whole game, i have to say, i'm impressed that it has so much possitive reviews on steam.
TramSim is finally here!
Who has already bought it? What are your experiences? Do you like it or not so much?
I really like this simulator because of the realistic graphics, realistic passenger models, realistic information/destination displays, and therefore I think it's good for 'Day 1' release. Although it lacks some features, I believe it has the potential because of it's enthusiastic devs. As someone else said in Steam Discussions, ViewApp seem to be going for the quality instead of the quantity, which can be seen through the attention to detail. We'll see how this simulator progresses!
I didn't buy, i would love to, but the price where it is at now, is to high for just one route.
I'm still thinking. Because I love buses and trolleybuses more, but now I'm thinking about purchasing a tram simulator for a change
First, I want to watch a video of the full route on the day of release, then make a choice. I really liked the city of Vienna.
I was in the real city of Vienna a few years ago, and after watching the last video, memories came flooding back to me. Even the stops are in their places. I don't want to advertise this simulator here, but I liked it
something for you, some gameplay in russian, but atleast everything else is in english:
Coronavirus reaches the virtual city of Vienna in TrainSim
yes! I have seen it two. By the way, people are so crazy about corona that they can fly from one side of the road to the other and the a.i. vehicles are also not happy about it, they get stuck at a green traffic light
PS: are you going to buy the game?
hadi but if you didn't like LOTUS you could just get your money back. Is not it? Steam has such an opportunity
I personally like the LOTUS-Simulator, namely the Streets of Lotus module. I really love buses and bought it as a sequel to OMSI. Which I do not regret at all
Yes, while everything is under construction there, but the results are very good. So far, you can ride just like that (no passengers and no schedule) on various maps.
Two of my favorite buses are currently under construction
MAN Lion's City (Ü / GL) (by Alper)
and especially the beloved Mercedes-Benz O 405 (by TramKatze)
I also dream that this bus (MB O 405) will be made sometime in "The Bus"
Also during this year for LOTUS-Simulator the developers have created new lighting, which was not in OMSI and new car traffic. LOTUS also has shadows and multiplayer!
Here are some screenshots of mine
I am sure that in the future there will be passengers, pedestrians and timetables with the new Berlin map. And then everything will be fine. Just need to wait a little
And since I wrote about LOTUS-Simulator, I in no way consider Oriolus Software to be a competitor of TML-Studios.
For me personally, these two studios produce completely different simulators, which I love very much and which are distinguished by their unique atmosphere. As a bus fan, so far everything suits me
Well thats the problem, i can't get my money back, its now monts ago since i bought dusseldorf DLC. But now passengers, not nothing. The reason that i'm angry at those people is, because they are only with 2 people. So you do expect A.I, but i think it will be as simple as the Ai cars, to simple for the price you pay. By "simple" i mean just teleporting, but i mean in Munchen DLC they were first, so we will see. In the mean time, have fun, those developers don't deserve to be get paid for stuff they can't make. And the funny thing about them? Every time you complain they are not happy, or they say that the DLC is not ours, but then why allow DLC's . So i've given up on them, i'm now focusing on Tramsim and the bus.
I am in the Beta version but I have flicked between the versions a few times over the past year and found no difference.
alright, did the nvidia option made a diffrence for you?
Otherwise, maybe the support team of tml would help you, just make a ticket. But i think what they are going to say to you...
This bus is also exported to the LOTUS-Simulator.
In the ETS-2, this bus just looks perfect. I liked the ride in the rain at high fps. The video runs very smoothly
But it seems to me that the city bus in the ETS-2 is almost useless. Unless, of course, a city with stops is built there
Unless this bus can be used for short-distance travel between cities.
i find it funny that you support Lotus simulator, their is nothing their, i spended almost 80 euro for nothing