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RELEASED: HIGHWAY! (New map)

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My new map, HIGHWAY! has been released.

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The map features an 18km express route, from Hartford, Connecticut to New Haven, Connecticut. Although the places are real, the map and route is essentially fictional. Call at 5 intermediate interchange bus stops along the way.

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Please note:-

  • Do not confuse "Highway!" (this map) with the "UK Express" project. They are very different projects.

  • Please read the download page before downloading.

  • This map was made with contribution from Flippy1008, and many other custom object creators, including Tony A. smile.png Thank you to all.

IMPORTANT:

> The first time you run the map, make sure you select "LOAD MAP WITHOUT BUSES".

> Make sure you select the correct DEPOT (HOF) File, which is called "Highway".

> There are no 'rollblinds' with this version.

Grab the map here :- http://aussiex.org/forum/index.php?/files/file/2605-highway/

Thanks.

LONGYEAR.

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YESS! I've been waiting for this. On my way to the download section right now. Will report on it tomorrow. And a big "thank you".

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Thank you LongYear, this is perfect, my motorcycle shop is in New Haven ;)

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Thank you LongYear, this is perfect, my motorcycle shop is in New Haven wink.png

Please note Paul, that as per the notes on the D/l page, this is far from being the 'real' New Haven laugh.png .... it's a fictional version. But you can still simulate that you're popping down to New Haven from Hartford, to pick up a 'bit' for your bike!

PS.... that's a long way to go, NJ to Connecticut !

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HAHA, I totally know this is a fictional New Haven Longyear but I can still simulate going to the shop :)

It IS a long way indeed... ~150 miles which is why I got the new truck that can now tow the bike back and forth instead of always riding it!!! it can be 1 3/4 hours (quickest) to 4 hours (longest) depending on traffic!

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Woohooo! Downloading now, funny thing is I'm driving up to Foxwoods this weekend.

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Ha, was there a few weeks ago and have to be back there on the 28th... Was just in Hartford on Friday...

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nice work as usual beerchug.gif

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Wow, amazing!!!!

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Will download now and play tonight :)

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Damn I'm downloading this virtually to my computer at home, can't wait to drive this tomorrow!!

Thanks mate!

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Pretty good; would be even better with something like this to drive on it:

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Edited by michael1984

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I've asked my friend to add it to omniBus database and it's now compatible! :)

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I've asked my friend to add it to omniBus database and it's now compatible! smile.png

:thumbsup: thanks mate. :)

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love this map thanks

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Pretty good; would be even better with something like this to drive on it:

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Old good Greyhound bus. Scenicruiser! smile.png

But of course somebody can make that Greyhound paint, and other Greyhound paints for some other buses.

Edited by scenicruiser

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I've just opened OMSI through LogmeIn and I can see OMSI in full resolution! I was spawned in New Haven terminal and loved the structure of it! Can't wait to try it tomorrow

I noticed that the map is using those barriers from 3D TransStudio

They have a small bug which prevents some transparency in the windows (some of you might have noticed that in a topic here sometime ago)

This patch won't eliminate the issue totally, but you will be able to see through some of the glasses:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/17534772/OMSI/Objects/3DTS/noise_barrier_transparent_mod.rar

Extract to \SceneryObject\3dtranstudio\

Attention, this is not an issue with Longyear's map, it's a simple 3rd-party scenery object issue :)

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Many thanks Thiago. B).

I can't take credit for the nice "New Haven Bus Interchange" : it was built in it's entirety by Flippy. :) .... But yes, I noticed that buses were not visible through the glass. Thanks for that part-fix mate! B)

Cheers.

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NOTE: This map really separates the 'men' from the 'boys' !! ......... if you play OMSI like a toy and drive your bus flat out all of the time, you will collide constantly in this map. The AI cars on the highway change in volume and when it is busy, it gets congested (just like in real life) and you must pay a lot of attention to the vehicles in front of you. Also, you must pay a lot of care when entering the 'fenced' bus stop at Hartford, otherwise you will collide with the barricade. It is perfectly possibly to manoeuvre any bus in OMSI through those barricades, but if you don't drive with care, and don't use your mirrors you will collide.

Finally, the MAN LIONS CITY add-on bus is highly recommended for this map. It drives beautifully on the map, and the timetables have been set with the Lions City's 75km/h top speed in mind.

Although the speed limit may be higher, and the cars may drive faster, remember, you are still a service bus .... you should be driving at approx 75kmh on the highway sections, and 50kmh and 30kmh in the sections with those speed limits!

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Mr. Longyear, you are THE MAN! This is my kind of map. Just finished friving my first roundtrip on Highway in the Benz O405. Magnificent work! Going back now for two more trips, one each with the Lion City and the Liaz. I'll probably make a new AI list for this with the Benz and the Liaz. I can't get the Lion City to appear as an AI.

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Thanks Relay! thumbsup.png ..... if even just a few people enjoy it, I'm happy. smile.png

Yes, I too will probably do a better AI list, for some addon buses. I just drove it with the Liaz 5266 (or whatever the numbers are: the newer Liaz!), and it's a really nice ride! ......... Merc 0405 is always good for a run like this too. cool.png

Cheers.

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Funny you said that Longyear. the MAN LIONS was the first bus i took out on it

im going to give the Merc 0405 N2 a run on it later, i think that is also a good bus for this map (and the regional verision for those who have it)

i do like the little maps you release now and again, its a good break for you and its great for us aswell to have more maps to drive on

Edited by lynx1121

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i do like the little maps you release now and again, its a good break for you and its great for us aswell to have more maps to drive on

Little? .... it's a pretty big map! ... :lol: just joking. the route is 18km but I kept the en-route scenery light, so that people with lower-spec PCs could enjoy it too. :)

If the map gets more than 500 downloads, I will commit to adding another express route to it, to a new destination. B)

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Little? .... it's a pretty big map! ... laugh.png just joking. the route is 18km but I kept the en-route scenery light, so that people with lower-spec PCs could enjoy it too. smile.png

If the map gets more than 500 downloads, I will commit to adding another express route to it, to a new destination. cool.png

Sounds good.

I was thinking that when i came off Highway 5, down that little road, then turned right, could have another one where you go left or straight across.

Little i mean projects not including Newcastle and UK Express. Lakeland is also a good map and cant wait for many more projects from you

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I think this will be the next route added :-

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As Psolk and Relay will know, Windsor Locks International Airport is a huge air freight hub for the US eastern seaboard. Thus, although it may not be so busy on the passenger flight side, (mainly domestic), an express bus service from Hartford will be good for the 100s of staff who work at the airport, and travel in each day from Hartford.

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Why not run a new route out of the state of the art, all rather funky, self-proclaimed awesome, Haven Bus Station?

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