The transfer has been done and GO Bus is now mainly on Bus Company Simulator

So the company is set up on the new addon and ready for you guys for tomorrow’s release. First thing you will notice is that we have less maps and busses than before. This is due to the fact that all our busses cost quite a lot and maps have licenese that need to be extended every month so we will monitor how much activity you guys will show and add things accordingly.

I recommend watching the video below to learn how things work and what are my suggestions (correct stream starts around 2:40).

Here are points I will highlight:

  • After choosing a trip, check on the computer were the bus is that you want to take (which depot and which parking spot)
  • There are 2 types of permissions (replaces route licenes system):
    Map – you need to drive one line on map with spontaneous function and pay the fee that is needed (for example this cost for X10 is 1859€ and for Fictional Szczezin it was over 2k)
    Buses – same with each bus, if you drive a bus that you don’t have permission to, it costs €300 (At lest for Scania Citywide and Solaris Urbino 12 Hybrid)
    To get the permission, you need to drive the map and bus at least once and earn rating over 60% and not damages or passenger hits. Unless you have the permission you have to pay every time to use it. So for your first bus and map I suggest picking something you know that works for you.
  • All bills need to be payed in 7 days (speed camera tickets, permission payments etc)
  • If you have issues with collision, turn them off, because repairing busses will be quite hard
  • If you have any issues with the addon, support centre is located at https://pedepe.de/support/
  • To create a shortcut for the addon, navigate to OMSI folder, enter Busbetrieb-Simulator and create shortcut of  Launcher.exe – otherwise you will need to right click on the OMSI in steam and select Launch Busbetrieb Simulator
  • Java still needs to be installed on the computer.
  • Adding new maps and busses will all depend on how much you guys drive because in contrast to AOD owning maps will drain money every month, busses need to be maintained and taxes need to be payed every month.
  • There is no application drive like in AOD
  • If your UI crashes and steams says OMSI is running, but task manager doesn’t show it, search for omsiSchnittstelle.exe under detailed and kill that
  • The button to end the trip is “Terminate tour” and it now closes OMSI itself if you don’t choose to continue
  • According to my information ranks won’t be transferred from AOD, but you can transfer your unused Reward points and money
  • There are no privately owned busses in the new addon’s company.
  • Fleet page now shows in which depot busses are and also has the depot map.

We are in progress of trying to negotiate to get the remaining assets (money and money that will be earned from selling the busses) on AOD into the new addon because the expenses there are higher than we though.

Bus company simulator & what happens next

The button was clicked yesterday that confirmed that main portion of GO Bus will be moved to new addon once it will be released. However, note the word main in the sentence. We have learned that AOD company won’t be removed but will be kept, we also learned that we can choose how much money of the company will be transfered, so here is what will happen:
– All buses and maps currently in AOD company will stay there, we will keep small amount of funds in AOD also
– Main part of the money will be transferred to the new addon on the release and the company will mainly start functioning there

Why am I keeping the stuff in AOD and small part of funds? I realise that most of you can’t make the move immediately and need some time to gather the funds, this allows to gather exeperience points and in-game cash in AOD while you are gathering the money to buy the new addon. Under my understanding you can transfer your career points and money (no rank though, so don’t rank-up) to the new addon, at least that is what was mentioned at point.

GO Bus event will also end this weekend! I will announce who are the driers that are getting the new addon for free next week.