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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Mixed (88) - 62% of the 88 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (1,561) - 68% of the 1,561 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Jun 13, 2018
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December 18, 2018

Bus Simulator 18: MAN Bus Pack 1 DLC available now!



Good news: Our brand-new MAN Bus Pack 1 DLC for Bus Simulator 18 is now available here on Steam. The expansion pack offers access to three additional city buses of the popular Lion's City series by the German bus and truck manufacturer MAN: the 10.50 meter long MAN Lion’s City A47, the 11.98 meter long MAN Lion’s City A21 and the 17.98 meter long MAN Lion's City A23 articulated bus. We wish you a lot of fun with the new vehicles!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/886920


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December 17, 2018

Update #6 – Sandbox Mode, Free Roaming and Skins on Windows



Just before Christmas we are happy to fulfill three of the most common wishes today: Our latest free update for Bus Simulator 18 not only introduces a new Sandbox game mode as well as a Free Roaming drive mode but also the option to place skins on the windows of your buses!

Here is an overview of the new features, game improvements and bug fixes:

Changelog - Update #6

Features:
  • Free Roaming (new drive mode)
    • At the start of a route you can set "Free Roaming" option.
    • The start will be the same as in normal mode.
    • There are NO routes or bus stops shown on the GPS.
    • In free roaming mode you won’t get any bonuses or penalties.
    • Helpful messages will be shown as normal.
    • The drive can be canceled via the pause menu at any time.
  • Sandbox Mode (new game mode)
    • Will be unlocked after reaching Level 8.
    • To activate this game mode, it has to be selected while creating a new company (an existing company can NOT be changed).
    • The Sandbox Mode is multiplayer compatible.
    • The player has unlimited money available.
    • The player starts at the highest experience level.
    • Everything is available from the beginning: bus stops, busses, decals, colors, wraps etc.
    • All bus stops are at the highest level.
    • There aren’t any story missions, but if you want to play the tutorial at the start of the game, you are free to do so. The company tutorials are also available (without Mira).
    • Helpful messages will be shown as normal.
  • Skins on Windows:
    • Skins can now also be placed on the windows of the buses.
    • New UV maps for the game’s buses have been integrated into the game and the Modding Kit.
    • Function to optimize the appearance of older skins has been added in the customizing menu of the buses: skins on windows can be activated, deactivated and scaled.

Fixes:
  • Multiplayer: Crash at the end of the loading screen fixed.
  • Multiplayer: The game loads faster after clicking the „load company“ button.
  • Multiplayer: The game shouldn’t crash anymore when a client is entering a multiplayer game.

Next to this our Bus Simulator 18: Modding-Kit documentation is now available in three languages: English, German and French. Here are the links to the documents:

English:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/145HmPFdIWdLTnIr6GHrecBjGIC84jRUgQLQUMtY9J4Q/

German:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uM_57uwuX3ilN6JIdp4DhccTnOCIVqcmeKj_ml_oEvk/

French:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bC6WT6VNX6KVd_XtDDGZd4LZI8itneI8_xq6eTt3IBg/

Important note: With our Update #6 we have integrated new UV maps for the different bus models into the game and the Modding Kit. In the Modding Kit the new UV maps can be used as templates for your bus skins. Please take note, that the new „Skins on Windows“ function as well as the new UV maps of the buses may cause the problem that some of the older bus skins aren’t shown as expected anymore. This problem usually occurs when the textures of the skins initially haven’t been tailored properly to the windows and other elements of the respective buses. If you are experiencing optical issues with your favorite skins of the Steam Workshop, you can try to fix it by deactivating the skins on windows function in the customizing menu for the buses. If this doesn’t do the trick, please contact the creators of the mods and ask them to optimize it for the new UV maps and the skins on windows function.

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Reviews

“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.
  • Create your own license plate with the license plate generator

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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