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This project is also being developed by Mr. Mostochio
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I've spent 3 months away from this community and in that time you'll be pleased to know that I've done nothing. the last time I even opened the model files to the bus after the last update were 2 days ago, which in my normal fashion I spent a reasonable portion of time rebuilding the front section of the bus, it looks no different, because the bits I've redone were mere tweaks. The most obvious change is the new fuel cap section which has been rebuilt so it does not look like the one from the B7 but instead the one from the Trident. Obviously the position on the different chassis' are slightly different.

Is the bus even in game yet:
I'll be straight up and honest, No. I've spent the last 3 months doing other things away from the community and haven't even opened OMSI let alone do development for it. However Mr. Mostochio has been working on the interior, and we just need to finally piece all our work together, sort out the textures, and then the bus can go in game.

Is It even going to?
Yes, plus as a static version which will come before the driveable version, which should be released this year fingers crossed (Note: This year means any time between 2020-2042), there's a lot of work to do in the sixth form and obviously schoolwork is the priority, I'm not working on the bus full time. So yes, its going to take ages.

Why do you keep rebuilding the bus?
To improve the accuracy and fix any flaws. This model has lasted a long time and is the most accurate rendition to date, so it's most likely the one that'll end up in game.

Are you returning to the community?
Not really. I'm staying clear of Discord and I won't be doing any contribution to the forum other than the occasional update on this bus.
Thanks for keeping us updated, @Lukeyboi, and I wish you and @Mr. Mostichio the best of luck with the President, looks absolutely stunning so far!
 

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I've spent 3 months away from this community and in that time you'll be pleased to know that I've done nothing. the last time I even opened the model files to the bus after the last update were 2 days ago, which in my normal fashion I spent a reasonable portion of time rebuilding the front section of the bus, it looks no different, because the bits I've redone were mere tweaks. The most obvious change is the new fuel cap section which has been rebuilt so it does not look like the one from the B7 but instead the one from the Trident. Obviously the position on the different chassis' are slightly different.

Is the bus even in game yet:
I'll be straight up and honest, No. I've spent the last 3 months doing other things away from the community and haven't even opened OMSI let alone do development for it. However Mr. Mostochio has been working on the interior, and we just need to finally piece all our work together, sort out the textures, and then the bus can go in game.

Is It even going to?
Yes, plus as a static version which will come before the driveable version, which should be released this year fingers crossed (Note: This year means any time between 2020-2042), there's a lot of work to do in the sixth form and obviously schoolwork is the priority, I'm not working on the bus full time. So yes, its going to take ages.

Why do you keep rebuilding the bus?
To improve the accuracy and fix any flaws. This model has lasted a long time and is the most accurate rendition to date, so it's most likely the one that'll end up in game.

Are you returning to the community?
Not really. I'm staying clear of Discord and I won't be doing any contribution to the forum other than the occasional update on this bus.
I wish you the best of luck in continuing the development. Also, good luck in sixth form, I'm sure you'll do great Luke! :)
 
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Myles W

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I've spent 3 months away from this community and in that time you'll be pleased to know that I've done nothing. the last time I even opened the model files to the bus after the last update were 2 days ago, which in my normal fashion I spent a reasonable portion of time rebuilding the front section of the bus, it looks no different, because the bits I've redone were mere tweaks. The most obvious change is the new fuel cap section which has been rebuilt so it does not look like the one from the B7 but instead the one from the Trident. Obviously the position on the different chassis' are slightly different.

Is the bus even in game yet:
I'll be straight up and honest, No. I've spent the last 3 months doing other things away from the community and haven't even opened OMSI let alone do development for it. However Mr. Mostochio has been working on the interior, and we just need to finally piece all our work together, sort out the textures, and then the bus can go in game.

Is It even going to?
Yes, plus as a static version which will come before the driveable version, which should be released this year fingers crossed (Note: This year means any time between 2020-2042), there's a lot of work to do in the sixth form and obviously schoolwork is the priority, I'm not working on the bus full time. So yes, its going to take ages.

Why do you keep rebuilding the bus?
To improve the accuracy and fix any flaws. This model has lasted a long time and is the most accurate rendition to date, so it's most likely the one that'll end up in game.

Are you returning to the community?
Not really. I'm staying clear of Discord and I won't be doing any contribution to the forum other than the occasional update on this bus.
Looks great Luke! Wish you all the best with sixth form and I’m glad to hear you’re doing well!
 

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Work on the exterior is finally drawing to a close. Some changes since the last update:
-General updates to the front, mainly involving the polishing of the bumper and rescaling the windscreens.
-Advert boards
-Details to the side have been modelled in
-General polish of the body

Next up me and Mostchio will be peer reviewing each others models before getting everything fitted.
this bus looking smart and amazing well done and keep up the good work
 
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We're getting to the stage where work on the exterior is essentially complete. The plan now is to buddy check the exterior so far and make any relevant adjustments, and then add Mr. Mostochio's windows and UV map and get in game as a static. Not sure what the timeframe for this is but fingers crossed it'll be very soon. Remember me and Mr. Mostochio are both students and we have our studies and can't spend all day on this.

After last time, some more accuracy improvements have been undertaken and some new details have been added, the most significant being details on the roof courtesy of Mr. Mostchio
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We're getting to the stage where work on the exterior is essentially complete. The plan now is to buddy check the exterior so far and make any relevant adjustments, and then add Mr. Mostochio's windows and UV map and get in game as a static. Not sure what the timeframe for this is but fingers crossed it'll be very soon. Remember me and Mr. Mostochio are both students and we have our studies and can't spend all day on this.

After last time, some more accuracy improvements have been undertaken and some new details have been added, the most significant being details on the roof courtesy of Mr. Mostchio
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Coming along very very nicely! :D
Love the ad as well! ;)
 
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Hi guys, interior is pretty much completed now after being mostly rebuilt for lower polys, apart from cab which will be done soon and then Lukeyboi's exterior will be fitted we can start conversion to OMSI. More update pics will hopefully follow soon.
 

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Hi guys, interior is pretty much completed now after being mostly rebuilt for lower polys, apart from cab which will be done soon and then Lukeyboi's exterior will be fitted we can start conversion to OMSI. More update pics will hopefully follow soon.
Ooh awesome!! :D
Was just thinking about it yesterday! :)



When it's done, I can't wait to slap this livery on it! :D
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Hi guys, interior is pretty much completed now after being mostly rebuilt for lower polys, apart from cab which will be done soon and then Lukeyboi's exterior will be fitted we can start conversion to OMSI. More update pics will hopefully follow soon.
Looks really nice, can’t wait to see the conversion.
 
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oh yeh Nice, will look awesome. I miss those first devon days sm not many tridents left anywhere now
Yes, true... I've only been on the Stagecoach 3 route (same route as the First 93), which had (and still has I think) ALX400 Tridents.
We still have a few B7TL Pressies left on the Rail River Link from Paignton to Totnes, but no Tridents. Think Plymouth still has some though.

But still, I'll do the Mayflower 93 livery for the President, when it comes out. :)
Here's the version I did for V3D's ALX400 Trident, a bit less than a month back. 😛

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Would love to see this route 1x1 in OMSI 2 (even though the chances of that happening are next to none)... we can still dream though :)
 
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It seems after a while the wheels are finally in motion and Mr. Mostochio's interior is, at long last, getting installed. The window frames are the first things to go in. Obviously they need to be adjusted a little bit, but progress is finally being made.

I've done 5-6 hours of work on the bus since the last update, as I have said already, Mr. Mostochio and I are full time A-Level students (which aren't the most straightforward thing in the world) and this is merely a side project that I personally do not have many hours to work on, but in that time I have done some revision to the bus, such as adding some hoppers, general bug/inaccuracy fixing, etc. The exterior is going to receive a going over by Mr Mostochio to try and find any inaccuracies and bugs that I have not found, then will receive a full tidy up before being mapped, baked, and imported into the game as a static vehicle, which you should receive soon as an apology this damn bus has taken so long. If it were up to me, I'd have released this bus 2 years ago, but looking back on my models then and looking at my models now, I am glad that what I will be delivering to you at somepoint this century is much more accurate and realistic, and the tweaks I plan on doing should bring it up to par with some of the recent DLC this community has recieved. They've set the bar high, so fingers crossed it will satisfy your needs.

Unfortunately, since Shorey's Travel closed down, 2 years ago, I don't really have access to a bus that I can record general (not engine) sounds from, but if you have a President you might be able to obtain some stuff for, do PM me. Any help is greatly appreciated.

As for planned engine sounds, the sound pack released for the ALX400 by MB Studio takes my interest and I am hoping we will be able to incorporate the ZF version of the sound pack into the FirstBus variant. As for the 2nd planned variant, the stock variant with a Euro 2 Voith lump, Tom Walker on YouTube has a decent WIP right now, and I'm hoping we will be able to use this.
 

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It seems after a while the wheels are finally in motion and Mr. Mostochio's interior is, at long last, getting installed. The window frames are the first things to go in. Obviously they need to be adjusted a little bit, but progress is finally being made.

I've done 5-6 hours of work on the bus since the last update, as I have said already, Mr. Mostochio and I are full time A-Level students (which aren't the most straightforward thing in the world) and this is merely a side project that I personally do not have many hours to work on, but in that time I have done some revision to the bus, such as adding some hoppers, general bug/inaccuracy fixing, etc. The exterior is going to receive a going over by Mr Mostochio to try and find any inaccuracies and bugs that I have not found, then will receive a full tidy up before being mapped, baked, and imported into the game as a static vehicle, which you should receive soon as an apology this damn bus has taken so long. If it were up to me, I'd have released this bus 2 years ago, but looking back on my models then and looking at my models now, I am glad that what I will be delivering to you at somepoint this century is much more accurate and realistic, and the tweaks I plan on doing should bring it up to par with some of the recent DLC this community has recieved. They've set the bar high, so fingers crossed it will satisfy your needs.

Unfortunately, since Shorey's Travel closed down, 2 years ago, I don't really have access to a bus that I can record general (not engine) sounds from, but if you have a President you might be able to obtain some stuff for, do PM me. Any help is greatly appreciated.

As for planned engine sounds, the sound pack released for the ALX400 by MB Studio takes my interest and I am hoping we will be able to incorporate the ZF version of the sound pack into the FirstBus variant. As for the 2nd planned variant, the stock variant with a Euro 2 Voith lump, Tom Walker on YouTube has a decent WIP right now, and I'm hoping we will be able to use this.
Great news! It’s amazing to hear that you guys are still developing the bus. Can’t wait to hear for more updates.
 

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It seems after a while the wheels are finally in motion and Mr. Mostochio's interior is, at long last, getting installed. The window frames are the first things to go in. Obviously they need to be adjusted a little bit, but progress is finally being made.

I've done 5-6 hours of work on the bus since the last update, as I have said already, Mr. Mostochio and I are full time A-Level students (which aren't the most straightforward thing in the world) and this is merely a side project that I personally do not have many hours to work on, but in that time I have done some revision to the bus, such as adding some hoppers, general bug/inaccuracy fixing, etc. The exterior is going to receive a going over by Mr Mostochio to try and find any inaccuracies and bugs that I have not found, then will receive a full tidy up before being mapped, baked, and imported into the game as a static vehicle, which you should receive soon as an apology this damn bus has taken so long. If it were up to me, I'd have released this bus 2 years ago, but looking back on my models then and looking at my models now, I am glad that what I will be delivering to you at somepoint this century is much more accurate and realistic, and the tweaks I plan on doing should bring it up to par with some of the recent DLC this community has recieved. They've set the bar high, so fingers crossed it will satisfy your needs.

Unfortunately, since Shorey's Travel closed down, 2 years ago, I don't really have access to a bus that I can record general (not engine) sounds from, but if you have a President you might be able to obtain some stuff for, do PM me. Any help is greatly appreciated.

As for planned engine sounds, the sound pack released for the ALX400 by MB Studio takes my interest and I am hoping we will be able to incorporate the ZF version of the sound pack into the FirstBus variant. As for the 2nd planned variant, the stock variant with a Euro 2 Voith lump, Tom Walker on YouTube has a decent WIP right now, and I'm hoping we will be able to use this.
Looking nice, can't wait to see more updates in the future :)
 

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