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Files posted by mrmoose

  1. Hertfordshire V4 [RHD]

    Welcome to Hertfordshire
    Hertfordshire for OMSI2 is heavily based on the Arriva 300/301 "centraline" service, connecting Stevenage, Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield & St Albans, in the county of Hertfordshire, just north of London in the UK. It is a frequent interurban bus route, connecting shopping, health and work places across the county. This map is left hand drive (UK), and uses the excellent Volvo Gemini Eclipse double decker bus by default. All objects and splines required for the map are included in the download, with the exception of the default OMSI objects. The map uses the default Arriva repaint, included with the default bus.
    The route...
    The map is heavily based, (but not a full recreation) of the 300/301 routes. I have allowed myself to stray slightly from real life in some areas. Its worth noting I have never been to any of the locations included in the map, so most scenery is a combination of google streetview, the available objects in OMSI, and my own imagination. The Depot in Welwyn Garden City is fictional - In reality the depot is at Stevenage and Hemel Hempstead (a few miles beyond St Albans).  
    What has changed since version 3?
    lots. The biggest change across the whole map is to conversion to UK left hand drive, and the extension to St Albans. This meant replacement of all the roads and junctions across the map, plus addition of all the road markings - as these were pre-applied to the previous roads used. Many scenery changes have been made along the way too, ranging from tweaking objects to complete area rebuilds...
    The Depot file...
    In Hertfordshire V4, there are no Bus Stop announcements, or next bus stop type systems. Simply set your destination using either the settings on the bus or via the menu, and off you drive...
    The timetable...
    Monday to Friday - Bus on each route run Every 30 minutes, with a 15 minute combined frequency on the common sections. On Saturdays, the basic Monday-Friday timetable applies between St Albans and Welwyn Garden City, however between Welwyn Garden City and Stevenage, the frequency is reduced to every 20 minutes. In order to co-ordinate this, some journeys stand in Welwyn Garden City for up to 10 minutes - and some 300 journeys run short trips. In the evenings, the 301 runs hourly only, with the 300 finishing in the early evening. On Sundays, the 300/301 each operate hourly, so buses run every 30 minutes across most of the route until late afternoon, before returning to the 301 only operating hourly. A full public PDF timetable is included in the map download for reference.
    Traffic Jams...
    AI traffic levels have been set to create some challenge, and to be as close the the harsh reality of being a UK bus driver as possible. During the main part of the day, you should usually comfortably manage the journey in 90 minutes - however at peak times, there are some "bottlenecks" built into the map for that extra challenge - such as Hatfield road into St Albans and between Welwyn village and Digswell Road/Knightsfield estate. Its also easy to get delayed on the way into Stevenage. A couple of minutes is built into the timetable to allow recovery time on the 301, however as the 300 takes a slightly longer route into Stevenage - so recovery time is more marginal. As AI traffic is random - there will always be times you are caught out by unexpected congestion!
    Tickets please...
    This map makes full use of the ticket machine in the default bus, and its ability to issue 6, rather than 5 tickets. It is recommended that you drive with full ticket sales activated for better realism. If you wish to use other buses, then an alternative ticket pack file is included - simply overwrite with the default one in the ticketpacks/hertfordshire folder. The default tickets are:
    Adult Single - Short distance (This is up to around 1.5 miles) - £1.70
    Adult Single - Medium distance (This is around 1.5 to 3 miles) - £2.50
    Adult Single - Longer distance (This is typically over 3 miles) - £3.90
    Child Single - Flat fare over any distance - £1.10
    Adult DaySaver - £5.50
    Child DaySaver - £2.75
    As the ticket types are "non-standard", no voice pack is included by default. I have tried to re-create the usual UK ticketing practice, where the fare increases with the distance travelled, rather than the less common flat fare system. Due to the way OMSI selects the tickets for purchase, its possible that passengers will wish to purchase higher value tickets close to the terminus, where a lower value would be applicable. Due to the limitations of OMSI this cannot, as far as I know, be changed.
    Thanks go to...
    Many OMSI developers have contributed directly or indirectly in some way to the development of the Hertfordshire, either by creating objects, splines, buses and repaints, and/or supporting me in the development and testing of this map. If there is anybody missing from this list please let me know!
    AussieX/World of OMSI - For hosting the map, free of charge to me and to the whole OMSI community
    AD156 - For the excellent Volvo B9TL Gemini bus
    Chris1993 - various UK objects, including the classic tudor semi detached house
    Fellowsfilm object pack - some great UK objects
    Freeman - For many of the first "uk" objects for OMSI, originally from the Canterbury map
    Hertfordshire busboy - For sharing local knowledge, supporting the development of the map, and testing it!
    Iomex - Brilliant UK road splines and objects conversions, of which made converting my map much easier than it might have been!
    Roadhog123 - Too many objects/splines to mention, all great and add to the UK feel of the map!
    TonyA - Various objects
    Treedman - "Scunthorpe" bus shelter objects - originally developed for the Scunthorpe map, but adapted here for Hertfordshire
    Whistlehead objects - lots of UK objects, only discovered in the final few weeks before release, but some have been included, and I am sure many will feature in future maps
    British Scenery pack - including the 1980s railway station object used several times across the map!
    UK bus stops - Interlink bus stops




  2. Hertfordshire V3


    This map re-creates a significant section of Arriva routes 300 and 301, in Hertfordshire, England. The route runs from the town of Stevenage to Hatfield Gallaria - a run of around 1hr 10 minutes, through a mixture of urban and rural areas. Route 301 runs to Welwyn Garden City.

    Your journey starts at the centre of Stevenage, a large town north of London, in the heart of the South East Commuter belt. You Immediately head south, out of the Town Centre, through retail outlets and industrial estates, before breaking out into open countryside towards Knebworth, a large village around 5 miles south of Stevenage. After Knebworth, we continue south, passing the village of Woolmer Green, and Madeley Hill, before reaching the village of Welwyn. After Welwyn, we enter the northern part of Welwyn Garden City. We travel around the "Knightsfield" housing estates, before arriving in Welwyn Garden City Bus Station, 40 minutes after leaving Stevenage. Here,the 300 and 301 journeys split. 300 journeys continue further south, travelling through housing estates in Welwyn Garden City, before enjoying a short blast along a dual carriageway to Tesco and the Birchwood estate. Services on route 301 continue to serve the Queen Elizabeth 2 Hospital and the suberbs of Welwyn Garden City - before re-joining the 300 route at Hatfield Market Place. Both services then continue to Hatfield Market Place, and terminate at Hatfield Gallaria.

    This map uses the Mercedes O530 (2 door) version for AI - with included repaints for ai buses kindly created by BusSimAddict. Please make sure you read the enclosed documentation for the IBIS codes, and further information.

    BusSimAddict - for Arriva 300/301 repaints included in the download
    Chrisrose1993 (UK House objects, depot signage & Speed hump)
    Womble (Creator of the Denton hotel and Detached house objects)
    Freeman1001 (Excellent Canterbury objects, too many to list)
    Ingoldstat objects (wall object)
    Objects by SN (Wall & Fence objects)
    Simple streets (Most roads in the map)
    TonyA (Various objects)
    Treedman (Bus stop shelter objects)




  3. Scunthorpe Modern

    Welcome to Scunthorpe...

    Scunthorpe is an industrial steelworking town, located in northern England, United Kingdom. It is a town with a population of around 75000, formed initially of five villages, Scunthorpe, Brumby, Ashby, Froddingham and Crosby, and the small town of Bottesford, which has gradually merged into the town over the years.

    Public transport in Scunthorpe exists in the form of a local network of town bus routes, named the Scunthorpe Shuttle. It is a joint network, operated by the national bus company, Stagecoach, who have a depot in the town, and Hornsby Travel, a local firm who have provided bus services in Scunthorpe since the days of horse & cart.

    The focus of the town's bus network is the Town Centre, with its bus station and large shopping areas, it is where most passengers want to go. Secondary to this, Ashby has a large shopping area, and popular market, which can be reached from most areas of the town by bus. In 2005, it was stated that around 80% of journeys made by bus in the town where either to or from the Town Centre, or Ashby. There are large industrial areas located around the town, including a steelworks employing several thousand people, however, these areas are not served by public transport and the car is king here, but buses are still well used for leisure and shopping trips.

    Development work on the Scunthorpe map for OMSI started in summer 2011, and Scunthorpe V1 was released in August 2011, with routes 4 (which was fictional), and 6. V2 followed soon after, and finally v3, which created the full town, was released in December 2011. In January 2012, work started on a full re-build of the Scunthorpe map. Map making standards had moved on considerably, and a host of new objects were appearing all the time. In April, changes were also made to the bus network in Scunthorpe, which are also reflected in this new map. The map has been re-branded Scunthorpe Modern, as in time, the map will be updated alongside the real bus network.

    The map includes the following bus services:

    6 - Scunthorpe > Ashby
    9 - Scunthorpe > Hospital
    10 - Scunthorpe > Lakeside > Ashby > Westcliff > Scunthorpe
    10A- Scunthorpe > Westcliff > Ashby > Lakeside > Scunthorpe
    11 - Scunthorpe > Ashby > Yaddlethorpe
    12 - Scunthorpe > Old Brumby > Ashby > ASDA
    16 - Scunthorpe > Parklands > Ashby
    22 - Scunthorpe > Ashby > Timberland > Lakeside
    31 - Scunthorpe > Westcliff > Riddings > Froddingham > Scunthorpe
    32 - Scunthorpe > Froddingham > Riddings > Westcliff > Scunthorpe
    31A- Scunthorpe > Westcliff > Bottesford > Froddingham > Scunthorpe
    32A- Scunthorpe > Froddingham > Bottesford > Westcliff > Scunthorpe
    33 - Scunthorpe > Westcliff > Bottesford > Ashby > Scunthorpe
    34 - Scunthorpe > Ashby > Bottesford > Westcliff > Scunthorpe
    35 - Scunthorpe > Tesco > Keadby > Amcotts
    37 - Scunthorpe > Tesco > Skippingdale Retail Park
    38 - Scunthorpe > Hospital > Crosby

    The map includes its own ticket pack, with English voices for both male and female passengers, Fully detailed route map, timetables, vehicle running cards, plus realistic passenger flows, its own AI buses pack, and much more to discover.

    Please ensure you read the 'read-me' document with the download for full installation instructions, and more information about the map, and some of the features.

    You will also need to download the AI vehicle pack from here. AI Traffic uses a mixture of D92s and NL202s

    There is also a second (Optional) download containing a 'light' AI list - limiting the AI buses to D92s only, which improves frame rates on the map.

    I hope you enjoy...

    Mr Moose

    Credits & Acknowledgements
    3DTransport Studio (Bus Station shelter objects)
    Chrisrose1993 (UK House objects, depot signage & Speed hump)
    Creator of the Denton hotel and Detached house objects (Author unknown)
    Freeman1001 (Excellent Canterbury objects, too many to list)
    Ingoldstat objects (wall object)
    Objects by SN (Wall & Fence objects)
    Richeaze & Mo (British female voices pack)
    Simple streets (Most roads in the map)
    TonyA (field objects and farm buildings, plus factory objects)
    Tline (UK road objects)
    XxJord6nxX (Scunthorpe repaints - downloaded seperatly)
    Vbusblog (Speedbump)
    Flippy (Scunthorpe Modern Menu Image)
    If I have used anything of yours and not credited you - its a pure oversight on my part, I apologise - Please send a pm to let me know, and I will amend this list.

    Also Thank You to anybody who has helped test the map, to make sure its as bug free as possible, and anybody else who has supported the map in any way.