Experience the job of a bus driver in a vast and freely drivable urban area. Drive original licensed city buses from the great brands: Mercedes-Benz, Setra, MAN, and IVECO BUS. Transport your passengers safely and punctually, either solo in single player mode, or in multiplayer mode.
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July 5

Country Skin & Decal Pack - Free DLC available now!



Dear bus drivers,

In order to thank you for your great support and feedback since the game launched we have just released our new Bus Simulator 18 - Country Skin & Decal Pack in form of a free DLC here on Steam for you!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/886910

Country Skins:
While the stillalive studios developer team is working on the upcoming updates the astragon Entertainment artists created a number of new wraps for your Mercedes-Benz Citaro K buses for you. This collection of 40 unique bus skins will come handy if you want to show who you support as you drive through the streets of Seaside Valley.

The list of featured country themes includes: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Iceland, Iran, Italy, Japan, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Uruguay, USA.

All these themes are 100% compatible with the Citaro K in-game bus. You can use the skins on all the other buses as well, but some designs won’t be a perfect fit and there might be some overlaps.


Decal Pack:
We also heard some of you are football/soccer enthusiasts, so we thought that in addition to all the country skins it might be a good idea to give our fans the chance to customize their in-game buses with a bunch of football/soccer decals.

With these stickers on your bus, everyone will know you’re a football/soccer fan wherever you go in the beautiful city of Seaside Valley.

The list of featured decals includes: Ball as sun, Ball on fire, Crest 1, Crest 2, Crest 3, Crest 4, Crowd, Fair play, Framed ball, Goal!!!, Love the game, Love, Oleeeee, Soccer field, Soccer field 2, Soccer shoe, Soccer shoe 2, Soccer player, Soccer pennant, Score, Stadium, Stars, Scarf, Trophy, Winner fist, and 40 country names in the respective languages.


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June 25

Bus Simulator 18: Update #1 Now Available!

Dear bus drivers,

Our first update for Bus Simulator 18 is now available for download here on Steam. Its focus lies on a number of performance-, controller- and steering wheel- improvements as well as numerous bug and localization fixes. More detailed information can be found in our patch notes below:

Patchnotes June 25, 2018

#techart
  • Fixed numerous framerate drops, especially the one while the general hint widget is shown.
  • Added a one-time-only popup at startup which tells you to activate PS4 controller support in Steam, if one is connected
  • How much the in-game steering wheel rotates is now defined by the max angle on the BS18GameInstance (only if an actual steering wheel controller is connected)
  • Added Logitech G920 steering wheel preset
  • Added controller sensitivity settings
  • Added SteeringWheel_LookLeftButton, SteeringWheel_LookRightButton, SteeringWheel_ResetCamPositionButton bindings
  • Added steering wheel max range setting to the steering wheel settings
  • Tobii, TrackIR and mouse steering settings are now only deactivated instead of hidden if they are not available
  • Implemented new relative steering mode (and hooked up the respective settings)
  • The cockpit zoom FOV is now always 50% of the cockpit FOV (so it also works better on triple monitor setup)
  • Steering wheel buttons that are bound to virtual axle now work in-game (throttle / brake)
  • Some steering settings are now disabled or enabled depending on the steering mode (relative / absolute)
  • Increased possible FOV Range from 60-140 to 60-170
  • Additional settings are now also reset once you reset the controls
  • Allow achievements with installed mods, but not on installed mod maps
  • Added button in the mod manager widget to disable unsubscribed mods
  • Buses from deactivated mods will temporarily be replaced with a rental bus
  • Bus stops are again shown on the UI minimap
  • Updated FR, JA, KO and PT translation
  • Added a minimum view pitch to the player controller to fix an issue with flipping camera orientations
  • Fixed a wrong key check in rebind controls popup widget (Gamepad Trigger Left was checked twice instead of Left and Right)
  • Fixed that rebinding a key/axis to the same key/axis could lead to nothing being bound even though it would show up in the UI
  • Fixed that Tobii settings were always greyed out
  • Fixed that if a player would change steering wheel controls and then updates to a new version, which had new axles (lookleft/lookright/centercam) they would not be able to rebind those until they reset the controls once
  • Fix loud music event log spam
  • Changed ticket machine buttons collider extents to prevent accidentally pressing a neighbor button and enabled the hint overlays for the buttons (but not for ticket machine itself)
  • Replaced intro video with quieter version
  • Language setting is no longer deactivated while the game is playing as the user will be told to restart the game either way
  • Updated localization and deactivated localization on certain objects
  • Changed the way all bus doors are animated to store the target location on the bus-door-component instead (changed all buses to make it work again and tested all of them too)
  • Fixed IVECO buses front door clipping into cockpit
  • Minor fixes of some steering wheel presets.
  • Second camera zoom axis is now correctly rebindable
  • Updated localization


#code
  • It should now be possible to load someone else's single player saves (will be renamed into a new GUID, and ownership will be taken over)
  • Change how session searches are working. Searches are now enqueued and handled one after the other, first come, first serve.
  • Fixed issue that mod ad revenue wasn't displayed correctly in customization menu
  • Savegame update notifications are now only triggered once per frame per type of update, not for each unlocked or changed item immediately. This should fix the issue that on some missions not all unlocks get saved.
  • Separate XP addition and unlocks. Now XP based unlocks are applied retroactively, so if something should have been unlocked but wasn't, it's going to unlock after the next drive.
  • Disable savegame upload to persistent server on clients
  • Retroactively apply all unlocks for missions before the current one whenever a drive is finished.
  • Filter persistent multiplayer savegame lobby searches in main menu by savegame BS18SessionName. Fixes issue that sometimes games were shown as not running, although they were.
  • Update session information every 5 minutes, to have up-to-date UTC timestamps


#audio
  • Reduced volume of intro video
  • Added three bus radio tracks

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“This is a bus-driving game that is absolutely delighted to be a bus-driving game, and wants me to feel the same way. And y’know what? I think I do. And it’s all thanks to Mira Tannhauser, the world’s number one fan of being on a bus.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

About This Game


Whether in the industrial or harbour zone, downtown, in the surrounding villages or the business park, in Bus Simulator 18, you experience up-close the exciting everyday life of a bus driver in a vast and freely drivable urban area. Get behind the wheel of your 8 original licensed city buses from the great brands of Mercedes-Benz, Setra, MAN, and IVECO and transport your passengers safely and punctually to their destinations, either solo in single player mode, or with friends in real-time multiplayer mode.

As a bus driver in the 12 different districts, you’ll face the challenges of the traffic in a big city and everything that entails. Don’t be deterred by freak weather conditions, potholes, traffic jams, fare evaders, accidents, construction sites, night driving and specific passenger requests. On the contrary, take full control of your bus, earn money, gain a good reputation owing to your safe and punctual driving style and enjoy almost limitless driving pleasure in the authentic urban locations. Use the thousands of miles of virtual roads and streets to gain new districts, new buses and new customisation options.



With the extensive modding support of Bus Simulator 18 there are no limits: create routes, build your own buses, create bus liveries, design new maps and share them with the community, or download and install the modding content available from the Steam Workshop to enhance your game experience.

But drive carefully with the buses you build! Don’t cause any damage or accidents and watch out for the speed cameras located around the city, or it could have a negative effect on your reputation, not to mention your wallet.

So, what are you waiting for? Your shift has already started!

Features:

  • 8 buses from 4 leading manufacturers are faithfully reproduced in meticulous detail, including the Mercedes-Benz Citaro K, Mercedes-Benz Citaro G, MAN Lion’s City bus, MAN Lion’s City CNG articulated bus, SETRA S 418 LE business, SETRA S 416 LE business, IVECO BUS Urbanway and the IVECO BUS Urbanway CNG articulated bus.
  • In real-time multiplayer mode you can drive around the 12 districts and over 5.8mi² of routes in the freely drivable urban area with up to 3 friends and therefore promote your bus service.
  • The updated progression system and the comprehensive management element, including route planning, the purchase and sale of buses, staff planning and numerous statistics will guarantee long-term game motivation.
  • For novices and pros: you can play in a simplified or a realistic mode.
  • Modding: let your imagination run wild and create routes, build your own buses, design bus liveries, create new maps and share them with the community. You can also download and install the modding content available from the Steam Workshop to enhance your game experience.
  • Support for popular steering wheels, gamepads, Tobii eye tracking and TrackIR.
  • Authentic bus sounds, extensive tutorial and passenger voiceovers in English and German to provide even more atmosphere.
  • Control your bus in different weather conditions, both day and night.
  • Customisation: fully customise your buses with different colours, patterns and advertising panels.
  • Authentically reproduced cockpits of the 4 manufacturers, equipped with numerous individual functions.
  • Smart traffic AI and a range of challenging traffic situations await you (bus station, night driving, construction sites, diversions, long-distance journeys, potholes, traffic jams, accidents and speed bumps, etc.).
  • For a complete gaming experience, a variety of incidents in the bus, e.g. interior soiling and debris, special passenger requests, fare dodgers, loud music and cars parked in designated bus bays.
  • Modern technology: The Unreal® Engine 4 provides a high level of graphic detail and stunning simulation quality.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-Bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 with 3.3 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 with 3.2 GHz
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 (1GB VRAM) or AMD Radeon R7 360 (2GB VRAM) or higher
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 6500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64-Bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4670 (4th gen.) with 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-8370 with 4 GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (4GB VRAM) or AMD Radeon R9 290 (4GB VRAM) or higher
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 6500 MB available space
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