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  1. DavidR. added a post in a topic General screenshots Omsi 1   

    Looks like I'll have to add my own UK card for Newcastle




  2. DavidR. added a post in a topic General screenshots Omsi 1   

    Thanks guys.... the main reasoning here is that, as I said, I was 6 months late in trying out Winsome's Enviro 400, and was impressed how good it is (with sound tweaks!). And especially, how well it runs across Newcastle Left Path's 16 routes. No longer blocking the junctions as the E500 occasionally used to.

    Because of the work that was done to transfer all of the right path routes into the left path version (plus actually, the left path has a route that the right path version doesn't have now: the 45), my idea is to do a "refresh" of Newcastle Left Path , so that it includes all of the routes, plus the new X63, plus the Enviro 400 as AI, and maybe some tidying up, added detail.

    Newcastle Pro will always be a 2011 map - and it shows - but the plus side is that it still has more routes than the vast majority of maps, and they are real routes. The scenery is not that reflective of the real world, but most of the routes, roads, distances and scaling is. Also bear in mind that most of the routes in the map are actually serviced by Enviro 400s in real life. So I think it still has a value. The other benefit is that it runs good on lower spec PCs.

    So there will be one final release, as follows:- (Rene, I apologize for borrowing your 'Xtreme' brand here )

    Map name:

    Newcastle Xtreme

    Sim:

    OMSI 1 (hopefully with an 'converted' version that works in OMSI 2 too)

    Routes:

    Stagecoach:- 10, 30, 31, 33, 35, 36, 38, 38A, 39 (part), 100, X63, X82
    Arriva:- 45, 46, 46a, X40
    Go Ahead:- 684

    AI buses:

    Winsome Enviro 400 and Enviro 500 (there is no GNE repaint for the E400, so the E500 is still required)

    Timetables:

    All redone; closer to real world

    Scenery:

    The emphasis of this map is still route accuracy, more than scenery or object accuracy, but scenery improvements will certainly be made.

    Release:

    No idea. Just doing this "as and when" in between study and other commitments. Probably late Spring or early summer.



    OMSI Staff:- Sorry for posting this in the screenshots section... this just kind of developed with my thinking. I'll move the brief over to the Works In Progress area.
  3. DavidR. added a post in a topic My time at the forum.   

    All the best in the new job David!
  4. DavidR. added a post in a topic General screenshots Omsi 1   

    So how late to the party am I with the Winsome E400 ! (Answer: about 6 months).

    So I finally had some free time this week and for old times sake, decided to have a drive around Newcastle Pro (Left Path) and try out this E400. Well, apart from the strange sounds, it's really nice!

    I changed the AI List over so that Newcastle Pro (Left Path) is using all E400s now - so much more realistic than the E500s (considering most of the real routes features on the map do actually use E400s in real life).

    I tweaked the sound of the E400 a little, as some of the sounds (doors, brakes, axle) had an awful compression distortion going on (that screeching sound).

    Also, the E400 manouvres the roads of Newcastle (Left Path) so much better than the E500 and there are no longer any 'road blockages' being caused.

    I'd like to thank Stephen Foster for his excellent Stagecoach repaint for the E400.



    ........this is all in OMSI 1 by the way - I have utterly given up hope with OMSI 2, which (since the last update) now crashes every time I launch any map in it.

    I'm going to add the final route that was proprosed for Newcastle but never finished - the X63. This is a nice semi-rural express route from Newcastle City Centre to Killingworth. Once this is done, I will share the final Newcastle Pro (Left Path) map, that uses the E400 and with the X63 and a few other tweaks, to anyone interested.

    All the best.
  5. DavidR. added a post in a topic Old Version of Daytonford   

    Hi,

    I just found this old version of Daytonford on my portable USB drive. It is just the actual Daytonford folder from the 'maps' folder of OMSI, so you would need to already have all objects, splines, etc on your system. Also, god knows which HOF file this version uses!

    Anyway it is dated Feb 2012 so it's definiately an older version of Daytonford (pre-Uni lines etc). It may be no use to you, but you're welcome to have a play around and see if you can do anything with it :-

    http://aussiex.org/omsi/Old_Daytonford_Map_Folder_(Place_in_maps).zip

    Cheers.
  6. DavidR. added a post in a topic OMSI Utilities + Mods :: Newcastle - OMSI 2 patch   

    Great job developing this patch Martijn! ...... if only I had a little free time I'd be tempted to install OMSI2 and try Newcastle in it. ... but alas with my mid-year Uni exams this week and next there's no chance of that just yet!
  7. DavidR. added a post in a topic Daytonford Screenshots & Videos   

    Hi lovelies,

    Dan now has full ownership of the entire legacy that is and was Daytonford. So he can do with it as he wishes, and it's nice to hear that he's going to do some more fantastic work to give you OMSI'ers a new refreshed version. Personally, I think he should double the size of Daytonford and increase the routes up to 40, but of course, I'm saying that just to wind the young fella up...

    So there will be no further need to ask for any permissions, Daytonford is Dan's to use, abuse, dispose, or propose!

    Cheers.
  8. DavidR. added a post in a topic OMSI Vehicles :: Mercedes Vario 2013 Version   

    Hi guys,

    The background for this is that I'd just got an email from Dan (xdanflyerx), as he asked permission to work on, and release a new version of Daytonford.

    My message to Dan was that he can own the entire legacy of Daytonford, and can work on the map as he likes, and release anything he likes.

    Similarly, although as I said last December, all my maps are old by todays standards, I claim or hold no ownership or control over them any more and people can share, use, abuse, modify, or do anything they wish with any of them.

    I just uploaded the 3 things that i still had left on my HD ..... which was Newcastle Pro, This Merc Vario, and the English Voice Pack. Everything else is gone forever.

    I'm not back, I have no interest whatsoever in OMSI; that's just the honest truth. I haven't had OMSI 1 installed since last September, and OMSI2 since the week after it was released. OMSI for me was a very happy 2011 and 2012. .... It was just with Dan emailing and asking about Daytonford, I just thought I'd upload what I still had on my HD.

    All the best to you all though, hope everyone is fit, healthy, and happy!

    Cheers.
  9. DavidR. added a topic in OMSI Ready For Download   

    OMSI Vehicles :: Mercedes Vario 2013 Version





    File Name: Mercedes Vario 2013 Version
    File Submitter: DavidR.
    File Submitted: 08 Mar 2014
    File Category: OMSI Vehicles
    Which version of OMSI is this download for ?: V1



    The Mercedes Vario for OMSI, originally released in late 2011, with a selection of mods by Thiago, Krtz07, etc, to give better driving physics.




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  10. DavidR. added a topic in OMSI Ready For Download   

    OMSI Maps :: Newcastle Pro





    File Name: Newcastle Pro
    File Submitter: DavidR.
    File Submitted: 08 Mar 2014
    File Category: OMSI Maps
    Which version of OMSI is this download for ?: V1



    The final version of the NEWCASTLE PRO map which was developed over 2 years (2011-2012) and features 16 real world routes from Newcastle Upon Tyne.

    Map by David R with the support and contributions of the community at that time.

    Mod edit: Direct download available now.




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  11. DavidR. added a topic in OMSI Ready For Download   

    OMSI Utilities + Mods :: English Voice Pack, Vol 1 (Male & Female)





    File Name: English Voice Pack, Vol 1 (Male & Female)
    File Submitter: DavidR.
    File Submitted: 08 Mar 2014
    File Category: OMSI Utilities + Mods
    Which version of OMSI is this download for ?: V1



    A set of authentic male and female voices, for use in OMSI maps based in the UK.




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  12. DavidR. added a file in OMSI Vehicles   

    Mercedes Vario 2013 Version v
    The Mercedes Vario for OMSI, originally released in late 2011, with a selection of mods by Thiago, Krtz07, etc, to give better driving physics.
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  13. DavidR. added a file in OMSI Maps   

    Newcastle Pro v
    The final version of the NEWCASTLE PRO map which was developed over 2 years (2011-2012) and features 16 real world routes from Newcastle Upon Tyne.

    Map by David R with the support and contributions of the community at that time.

    Mod edit: Direct download available now.
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  14. DavidR. added a file in OMSI Utilities + Mods   

    English Voice Pack, Vol 1 (Male & Female) v1.0
    A set of authentic male and female voices, for use in OMSI maps based in the UK.
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  15. DavidR. added an answer to a question Daytonford?   


    That is exactly right Michael, and that is the exact spirit in which the old maps were recalled. Inevitably some will have seen it as 'spite' and will have imagined conspiracy theories to do with people falling out with people ............. but..... no-one fell out with anyone! ....... When I look at my maps now, they were great for OMSI in 2011, but now......

    The best way to think of it, is, would Microsoft still want to be associated with Flight Simulator 95 ? ...... would they still want it on the shelves?

    There really was no spite - it's just who I am, and I just wanted to "clear out the cupboards". I'm the opposite of a 'Hoarder' ! ... I just like to spring clean and sometimes re-identify myself. I've changed my life a lot, I'm not part of any forums and don't play any sims at all (even retired from flight sim after 15 years).

    I hope this explains a bit of background. But it's really just as Michael, and Mr Drive said it.

    All the best to you all.