Maps Alton Towners: Urban Expedition

Troyski

Developing the Alton Towners map due this century!
Mar 16, 2017
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Alton Towners: Urban Expedition

About
Alton Towners (no relation to the theme park) is a project based on London, but features fictional locations. Inspired by many locales, ranging from the museum filled South Kensington, to the busy urban sprawl of Croydon, with suburban areas in between, Alton Towners aims to present London's various neighbourhoods, providing a wide, bustling experience.

Main Route: T17- From North to South
The flagship route featured is the T17, operated by Arriva London, running from top to bottom with roads, wide and tight, inclines steep and gradual and towns large and small.

The T17 operates from the South Kensington inspired Shanders Park, near the capital itself, where those who desire, embrace themselves in high end commercialism and its world class parks. On the other end of its journey is Alton South, part of the large Alton borough, based on Croydon. The Superstores is specifically based on Purley Way Colonnades, which acts as an out of town shopping outlet, close to the city borders.

Its primary allocation is the Volvo Gemini3, a staple in London and a favoured bus of Arriva’s. Its journey is inspired by other Arriva London routes such as the 249 and 468, as well as other G3 routes, such as the 119, 202 and 295.


Finishing Up
Thanks for reading through. Please let me know your thoughts and stay tuned for monthly updates. (As of July)

Between the vastly different neighbourhoods lie locales served by the T17.
  • Craworth Bridge
  • Napplesnet
  • Princess Hill
  • Moderne Marsh
  • Batterham East
  • Isledon Park
  • Alton (Uppertown and Central)
As the route is planned to be an hour in length, alternative, shorter routes are featured
  • Shanders Park- Princess Hill
  • Shanders Park- Batterham East
  • Shanders Park- Isledon Park
  • Shanders Park- Alton Central
  • Alton South- Alton Town Centre
  • Alton South- Isledon Park
  • Alton South- Moderne Marsh
  • Alton South- Napplesnet

BUSES REQUIRED

As requested by @PTDriver0429, a paidware and freeware version of the map will allow full accessibility to everyone. Paidware would require all the buses from freeware.

FREE
WARE
  • TransBus ALX400 (London Spec)
  • MAN A21- RHD
  • Mercedes- Benz Citaro UK Pack
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 MMC

PAYWARE (MASTERSWITCH STUDIOS)
  • Masterbus Gen 3 Pack (Wright Gemini 3/Streetdeck)
  • Masterbus Masterlite (Wright Streetlite)
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 MMC (W.I.P- First Enviro)
ADDON LONDON
  • B5LH/Gemini 3
  • Citybus (Enviro) 200
  • Citybus (Enviro) 400
  • New Routemaster
ROUTES INCLUDED
I have a whole catalogue of routes planned to be released through ‘Expansions’, however, T17 is currently the only one planned. If development goes smoothly and the map is released without much of a hitch, then these routes will come no problem.

FPS FIGURES
I don’t have the most powerful computer in the world, so I can promise if FPS figures are good on my computer (20FPS>) then you won’t have to worry

RELEASE DATE

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Troyski

Developing the Alton Towners map due this century!
Mar 16, 2017
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Tom99962

Radington and TMP Maker
Jun 3, 2017
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Oh wow, I've found this, great start so far! Although I'd reduce/removed the amount of Freemans ;)
 
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Troyski

Developing the Alton Towners map due this century!
Mar 16, 2017
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Thought that said Alton Towers for a minute then lol, looks nice!
Thanks


Oh wow, I've found this, great start so far! Although I'd reduce/removed the amount of Freemans ;)
Thanks. The Freemans stuff from Bowdenham does drag down the FPS as they seem too big and polygon heavy. If I can, I'll use the Yorkshire buildings, like the ASDA. It looks a whole lot better.
 

Troyski

Developing the Alton Towners map due this century!
Mar 16, 2017
121
strong start looking good, if we are gonna need add on London that will give you plenty of time to finish this map 😁😛
Thanks. Add-On London's G3 is the main attraction I'd like to at least test with, if it isn't allowed to be a requirement for freeware
 

Troyski

Developing the Alton Towners map due this century!
Mar 16, 2017
121
How does one do the blinds Master Troyski?
It's a simple but long process to begin. (Also, sorry for the late reply. I tried to upload a template, but the file doesn't have an allowed extension)

You'll need an editing software, such as Paint.net to do this: https://www.getpaint.net/

Once you've opened Paint.net, select Open and you need to go to the directory (OMSI 2> Vehicles> Anzeigen> ALX400)

Here, you'll see rollblinds for many maps, Cotterell, BOTW, etc. There should be a blank template already, but if there isn't, use the first image provided below for guidelines.

See how between certain sections of the blind, there's a white line? This acts a guide, to where the blind is divided on the bus, so you have the front side and back displays.

Section 1 are the via points and route number, if its a London bus.2 is for the terminus, 3 is for the side terminus or via points and 4 is for the back route number.

I used a P22 Johnston font, the official font of TfL. It can be downloaded online.

After this, and typing in whatever you want, you'll have a blind similar to the third image below, complete and ready for use. However, a HOF file needs to be made so the bus can display it.

Let me know if you need help with HOF files.
 

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It's a simple but long process to begin. (Also, sorry for the late reply. I tried to upload a template, but the file doesn't have an allowed extension)

You'll need an editing software, such as Paint.net to do this: https://www.getpaint.net/

Once you've opened Paint.net, select Open and you need to go to the directory (OMSI 2> Vehicles> Anzeigen> ALX400)

Here, you'll see rollblinds for many maps, Cotterell, BOTW, etc. There should be a blank template already, but if there isn't, use the first image provided below for guidelines.

See how between certain sections of the blind, there's a white line? This acts a guide, to where the blind is divided on the bus, so you have the front side and back displays.

Section 1 are the via points and route number, if its a London bus.2 is for the terminus, 3 is for the side terminus or via points and 4 is for the back route number.

I used a P22 Johnston font, the official font of TfL. It can be downloaded online.

After this, and typing in whatever you want, you'll have a blind similar to the third image below, complete and ready for use. However, a HOF file needs to be made so the bus can display it.

Let me know if you need help with HOF files.
Thanks so much, I'll get back to ya
 
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