Maps Frantham and District

Cameron's Gaming

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Feb 14, 2017
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The 'demo' version I'm releasing this summer is set between 1st Jan 2014 and 31st Dec 2016 inclusive, however, I aim the final version to be set in a wider period of time.
 
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Cameron's Gaming

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Feb 14, 2017
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I need a little bit of help - Does anyone know of either an Optare Solo that is in development (and likely be released) OR a leagal Optare Solo that has been released, and is of decent quality?

I want to use an Optare Solo (Original solo or SR - I don't mind) for route 60 (and thus routes 154 and 155), as route 60 is the only one I have completed in the map and while driving it myself, it seems to have less useage than I had thought, and I feel that the passenger numbers do not justify ConEx using Citaros, B7Ls and double deckers on it.

I don't particularly want to model one myself as it would be my first bus, but I would if I feel I have to, and I don't want people to feel they have to make one because of this post.
 

Zeliux

SB220 or DB250
Mar 24, 2016
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Hello!
I have had a little play in the OMSI editor, to practice my skills and learn how it works. That was in May last year, and then it was now, and now I have a small to medium-sized fictonal map with a plan and likely release. I aim to get a "demo" or cut-down version of the map out probably this summer (though I'll just release it when ready). This demo will allow me to see how the map performs on other people's systems, and it will also allow you give feedback after driving on the map. If you wish to recieve almost annoyingly regular updates on development, see the Discord server here: Discord - Free voice and text chat for gamers

The demo will focus on Arriva service 57 between the years 2014 and 2016 inclusive, with some chrono events adding minor changes. There will also be multiple AI routes, including ConEx 94 (later 151), 76 (later 152), 153 and X94, Arriva services 9 and N9, and Stagecoach services 10 and 92.

What's this ConEx business?
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Above: Close-up of the ConEx livery worn on a Citybus 400R operating service 151 to Peth.

ConEx is a fictional company created by me specifically for this map. They operate 5 services on the map (X75 not included in demo), and also operate services M1, M2, M3 and M4 on behalf of the Peth Passenger Transport Exectutive. The company was created in the mid-1980s and had a proud fleet of Leyland Fleetlines, before replacing them in 2012, with one retained until 2015 for school runs and as a reserve, being replaced by five Citybus 400Rs, four Mercedes-Benz Citaros and two Volvo B7L. In 2014, it standardised its route numbering scheme to the 15x series, to coincide with it winning the Peth PTE contract for services M1-M4 from Stagecoach, which got it a fleet of worn and elderly Leyland Fleetlines. In 2015, it purchased 3 ex-London Transbus Trident ALX 400 buses as well as another Citybus 400R from First. Also in 2015, service X94 cuts ties with service 151 and is now operated 6am to 8pm and recieves its own route branding and four new C400RX buses. This change comes into effect on 4 May 2015, and makes service X94 player drivable. ConEx has 2 depots: Great Kirkland Street, Frantham and Milton Way, Peth.

The services:
An overview of services can be found below:
  • 57, operated by Arriva, Farnham to Peth, part of Sapphire brand after 2015, the only player-drivable route in the demo.
  • 9 and N9, operated by Arriva, Windyhill Estate/Frantham to Thatcher.
  • 94, operated by ConEx, Maytonford to Peth, becomes 151 in 2014. Timed to co-incide with ConEx City service 45/154.
  • X94, operated by ConEx, Frantham to Peth, early morning/evenings only (5am, and 6am from Frantham, return 7pm and 11pm) until 2015.
  • 76, operated by ConEx, Cernby to Frantham, becomes 152 in 2014.
  • 14, operated by ConEx, Maytonford to Darlington, becomes 153 in 2014.
  • 45, Operated by ConEx, Barton to Peth Interchange, becomes 154 in 2014. Timed to co-incide with service 94/151
  • 10, operated by Stagecoach, Hylton Green to Peth Interchange.
  • 92, operated by Stagecoach, Peth Interchange to Lington Park, shuttle service for Lington Car Boot Sale, Sundays only.

The screenshots:
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ABOVE: A ConEx Volvo B7L prepares to leave Cartonfield as a 57 to Peth arrives on the other side of the road, 2014.
BELOW: Arriva Bolvo B7L on the 9 attempts to turn as a Volvo B10BLE on the 57 passes on its way to Peth, Maytonford 2011.
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ABOVE: Frantham Bus Station at night, including a lesser-spotted X94, 2015.
BELOW: A Sapphire Volvo B7L awaits its departure time at Farnham, 2017.
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ABOVE: Sapphire Volvo B7L on the 57 passes a ConEx ALX 400 which has been rastered onto the 152, Frantham 2016.
BELOW: Sometimes Peth PTE buses escape the clutches of the M1, M2, M3 and M4. One such escaped vehicle is seen on the 151, Maytonford 2015.
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They're all the screenshots I have for now. As work on the map progresses, I shall post more. Please give me your feedback, and say if there's anything you wish to know about the map. :)
Repaints arn't the best, but maybe i'll re-create them. Map looks well "wicked". KEWL!

I need a little bit of help - Does anyone know of either an Optare Solo that is in development (and likely be released) OR a leagal Optare Solo that has been released, and is of decent quality?

I want to use an Optare Solo (Original solo or SR - I don't mind) for route 60 (and thus routes 154 and 155), as route 60 is the only one I have completed in the map and while driving it myself, it seems to have less useage than I had thought, and I feel that the passenger numbers do not justify ConEx using Citaros, B7Ls and double deckers on it.

I don't particularly want to model one myself as it would be my first bus, but I would if I feel I have to, and I don't want people to feel they have to make one because of this post.
You could use the renown, eclipse 1 etc
 

Cameron's Gaming

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Feb 14, 2017
98
OK. I am going to pause development on this map temporaily. Likely until mid-June. This is because I have exams coming up and I don't want the map to distract me. I am sorry about this but I will not be abandoning this map unless something goes spectacularly wrong like the map and all the backups corrupt or go missing or something like that.
 

DannyBrooks963

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Jul 14, 2017
392
OK. I am going to pause development on this map temporaily. Likely until mid-June. This is because I have exams coming up and I don't want the map to distract me. I am sorry about this but I will not be abandoning this map unless something goes spectacularly wrong like the map and all the backups corrupt or go missing or something like that.
Good luck with your exams
 

Cameron's Gaming

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Feb 14, 2017
98
We're back!

Over the past week, I've been doing some work on the map. This includes new repaints and I (finally) have one service fully implemented! Here's what I've been working on:

- Arriva service 57 is now operational, operating every 30 minutes (60 minutes on saturdays and sundays) between Farnham and Peth.

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ConEx also begin refurbishing their fleet from summer 2015. This includes new interiors and a new livery.
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ConEx's new livery (including the pride liveries), as seen on a variety of buses. Starting top left and moving clockwise:
- 3602 (B7L)
- 3605 (Citaro)
- 9512 (C400R)
- 9513 (Trident ALX400 London Spec)
- 3604 (Citaro)
- 9511 (C400R)

I have added more scenery between Farnham and Frantham, though this is not yet complete.
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I have also added all of the roads inside the orange box. All I need to do is add a few more for the 502/M2, redirect the A171 to be more direct and then all I need to do is finish off the scenery. I hope to get the map out sometime in August, but I'm NOT promising anything.
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Finally, I have made a custom loading screen. This will be supplied but OMSI will not use it by default. Details on how to do it will be found in the manual if you don't know how to do it.
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REMEMBER: You can join the discord server here: Discord - Free voice and text chat for gamers and recieve more frequent updates on progress.
 

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Cameron's Gaming

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Feb 14, 2017
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I hope to stream further development on Wednesdays at around 2.30pm (UK). Hopefully the stream will be of better quality than previous streams, but I wouldn't hold your breath.
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Cameron's Gaming

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Feb 14, 2017
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cant wait till its released I can tell you have put effort in and the relief will be massive when done as everyone will enjoy a map that you made. Good work!!!!!
Thanks! :)

I'm glad that it actually looks like I put time and effort into it, because I very much have. It will be a great relief to get it out so you can all play and (hopefully) enjoy it. Though, as I have stated, this release will not be a final version, as I plan on adding 2 more (very lengthy and challenging) routes, and many of what will be AI-only routes in this version, for a final version of the map, also set over a wider period.