All aboard for our Bus Simulator 2 review

Bus Simulator 2 box art

You say the name Bus Simulator and a lot of people cringe, however the bus simulation game is one that has secured 5 really worthy titles over the past 15 years, one of its most popular iterations is Bus Driver. Bus Driver was the Crazy Taxi of the simulation world, think of Bus Simulator 2 as a more serious, less arcade-styled game.

Without a doubt, Bus Simulator 2 is wholeheartedly addictive and fun, and the only inconsistent part of the game is freeplay mode, which should let you drive around Megacity picking up passengers and dropping them off, however freeplay mode is simply driving around the town in a bus that is out of service. Unlike most sims Bus Simulator 2 contains real people!! These pedestrians walk around, which you can also do with your bus driver if you wish, this makes the town far more alive than other simulators.

The game consists of two main factors; driving and buying; buying buses, buying special tours and most importantly buying bus lines for your company. Using the 12 buses available to you, there are 10 bus lines available to purchase, however each line has 2 routes; back and forth, so in actual fact there are 20 routes, as well as a selection of 7 special tours that consist of one pick-up point and a drop-off. The overall longevity of the game is extended in the route editor that allows players to create their own bus routes, making your possibilities almost limitless.

The editor works very easily, and gives you the Megacity map, and asks you to choose a start point that then follows waypoints and bus stops until your chosen end point. There is a limit of an extra 10 lines, as well as the ability to edit the 10 existing lines, giving you a total of 40 routes to play around with –when considering that each line consists of 2 routes.

The 12 different buses available to you range from intercity ‘bendy’ buses, your average kneeling buses, and the more specialised shuttle buses and coaches for use in the 7 special tours. Each bus is carefully rendered and is the most impressive part of the game, however this is let down somewhat by the handling of the vehicles which results in a rather unrealistic looking, and feeling vehicle when you are driving the buses around. But when you consider that the only simulators to really achieve competent vehicle handling are SCS Software’s Truck simulators and Entwicklerteam Slaby’s Demolition Simulator, it is not a big issue, and does not detract away from the overall experience of the game.

A relatively original feature of Bus Simulator 2 is the actions menu that allows players to access all the capabilities of their bus with a press of the space bar, this is possibly one of the handiest features ever available in a simulator, and works extremely well for using the bus doors, selling tickets and making announcements. However, where the actions menu is helpful in some areas, it is extremely bad for the use of general driving mechanics such as indicators and other split second controls, which makes the actions menu far too troublesome to use. It has been added in as more of a helping hand for players that have a hard time remembering the controls, and within a few hours you’ll have learnt the basic controls and not need the use of the actions menu.

If you thought Tow Truck Simulator had a lot of settings, you haven’t seen anything, Bus Simulator 2 has your average core settings and more, not only can you choose to sell your own tickets, make your own stop announcements and choose whether you wish to see pedestrians, other buses and choose to sell tickets or not, you’re even able to choose how much information announcements give.

Although it is said on the box that the Highway Code must be strictly adhered to, it goes without saying that in regards to other simulation titles that take place on roads, such as Driving Simulator, very little rules are present. You are of course required to stop at red lights, but you are not penalised in any sense for driving on the wrong side of the road, or for forgetting to indicate. In fact penalties are not treated as harshly as they usually are, and only affect the amount of money that you come away with at the end of a job; of which there is a general 90% failure rating, so if you are careful enough on the roads you will find that it barely affects you.

One of the few bad points of Bus Simulator 2 is perhaps the loading; the game is required to load while driving in and out of the inner city, which takes a considerable amount of time each time it is required to load, there is a dynamic loading setting available for the game, so you needn’t wait through the loading screens in-game, however even our fairly powerful computer couldn’t make it through dynamic loading, so do be weary if you decide to use it.

Rather than stretching into management like UK and German Truck Simulator have done recently, Bus Simulator 2 sticks strictly to keeping you solely in control of your buses. Never will you hire other drivers, or make money from lines being run by other buses. Instead all the money you make, you make by yourself, you can buy all 10 bus lines, and all 12 buses, but you will only be able to ride one at a time. This does make it slightly more difficult to save up the money to afford many of the routes and buses from the start, but means you will work twice as hard when you want that better kneeling bus, or the coach that will let you finish that last special tour.

The game itself is fairly realistic in terms of buses, the inclusion of having to sell customers tickets is a nice addition; however one very unrealistic portion of the game, which may just be a British thing, but no way would so many bus passengers sit next to each other when empty seats are available.

That aside, the addictive qualities of becoming a bus driver may not be as obvious to all, but the game is definitely worth a play, even if you just want to spite your passengers by choosing not to visit their stops. Bus Simulator 2 is one of the best bus simulation games to date; it may have a few issues, and is not as exciting as the arcade frolic of Bus Driver, but it keeps the addictive nature and quaint simulation of being a friendly bus driver, and is recommended to all simulation fans.

five stars

Bus Simulator will be available at all good retailers come June 25th, with an SRP of £24.99, if you loved Bus Simulator 2008 you’ll be blown away by Bus Simulator 2, if you loved Bus Driver then you will be relatively pleased by this newest game in the Bus simulation genre.

EDIT: Thank you joe for pointing out that Excalibur Publishing now have a patch available for the issue that people have found in Bus Simulator 2 with their fleet page disappearing. You can download it from here



94 comments
Comment from: seba [Visitor]
seba
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fajny ale jak pobrac? prosze o pomoc

5th July 2010 @ 10:54 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Charlotte [Member]
Charlotte

Sorry Seba, unfortunately I am unaware of how you can obtain Bus Simulator 2 in poland.

5th July 2010 @ 12:40 Reply to this comment
Comment from: ban [Visitor]
ban
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excelent

20th July 2010 @ 10:54 Reply to this comment
Comment from: mark graham [Visitor]
mark graham
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i think bus simulator is a great game and fun for everyone becuse you get the feeling you are realy sat in the driving seat of a bus and it feels great. so i would recomed the agme for everyone to use becuaes it is a great game to play.
thank you excalibur publishing for making these types of games for people like me to use.

29th July 2010 @ 13:45 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Robert [Visitor]
Robert
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What is the best comtoller to use on this game.

19th August 2010 @ 17:28 Reply to this comment
Comment from: jamie harper [Visitor]
jamie harper
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BUYING THIS GAME :d

26th August 2010 @ 12:27 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Bob [Visitor]
Bob
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Really good bus sim but there's a problem with the vehicle fleet, when I load it something goes quite wrong and I have to shut the programme down. anyone got any fixes?

5th September 2010 @ 13:12 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Charlotte [Member]
Charlotte

Hi Bob,
Unfortunately yes this is an issue that excalibur are aware of, hopefully they will be fixing it soon, you can still play the game as you normally would, however you just will not be able to tweak your buses to your preferences.

5th September 2010 @ 13:33 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Bob [Visitor]
Bob
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Ok Thanks, A little annoying though as I can not refuel my buses without driving to a petrol station.
I can't change my design on the buses for a while

7th September 2010 @ 14:54 Reply to this comment
Comment from: stephen [Visitor]  
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Hi can any oner help i bought this game yesterday and iv loaded it up onto pc it does work but have 1 problem when i move bus it seems to like Jitter and not move the way it should smooth by the time i get to a Green Traffic light its on red.

7th September 2010 @ 16:05 Reply to this comment
Comment from: paci [Visitor]
paci
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le bus a moi rouge

13th September 2010 @ 10:40 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Andy [Visitor]
Andy
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Great game, but im also having the fleet problem i bought the CD but everytime i click on my fleet it disappears and i cant click on anything i have to shut down the game and reload.

can anyone help me with this?

24th September 2010 @ 23:43 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Bob [Visitor]
Bob

Dear Andy,
There are currently no fixes for the fleet problem but they are trying to find a fix, I think everyone has a problem with it.

25th September 2010 @ 10:13 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Andy [Visitor]
Andy

Thanks for the reply bob, Hope they find one soon as I quite like this game and I was about to take the game back to the store for a refund.

I also found another problem with the game some of the tour routes crash at a certain point on the route aswell. I don't know if this also happens on your game bob. Please let me know.

26th September 2010 @ 01:15 Reply to this comment
Comment from: edson carlos antunes quintanilha [Visitor]
edson carlos antunes quintanilha
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Excellent....

29th September 2010 @ 15:11 Reply to this comment
Comment from: bob [Visitor]
bob

Sorry havn't been able to get back to you Andy.
I don't seem to have the problem but I can say that I have got a problem with the tours. They seem to keep coming of my screen can't get them back this can't be fixed. Could be a link between the two.

5th October 2010 @ 14:32 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Jordan Gemmell [Visitor]
Jordan Gemmell
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I Have No Problems With Bus Simualtor 2 My Game Is Brillant No Problems At All Ha Ha To All U Jerks Who Have Problems

11th October 2010 @ 19:47 Reply to this comment
Comment from: keigan furlong [Visitor]
keigan furlong

were can u buy it i live in bridgend or if u can send the game out to me plz thanks

12th October 2010 @ 10:52 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Charlotte [Member]
Charlotte

Hi Keigan, your local GAME store should stock it, most GAME's have them in their PC section

12th October 2010 @ 10:58 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Jeffrey Brodsky [Visitor]
Jeffrey Brodsky
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How do you get other buses going by on your route?

14th October 2010 @ 17:36 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Jackie [Visitor]
Jackie
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where is there a manual i can download? it is hard to memorize all the different keyboard commands, a cheat sheet would be great, is one available?

2nd November 2010 @ 13:07 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Charlotte [Member]
Charlotte

Hi Jackie, one of the great features of Bus Simulator 2 is that you don't really need a manual to know all of the different keyboard commands. Instead if you press the Space key then you will be shown all of the different commands that you can use in your bus.

2nd November 2010 @ 14:04 Reply to this comment
Comment from: stephen [Visitor]
stephen
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one question i orderd this game form play.com and i cant wait! i have a laptop with intel graphics card not the highist but can you tell me i think myself i could run the game if so can i still enjoy the game and lower the graphics for the game as 2008 run fine when i lowerd the graphics. cheers dude.

4th November 2010 @ 22:00 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Charlotte [Member]
Charlotte

Hi Stephen,

Bus Simulator 2 is quite a lot more demanding than 2008, it wouldn't run on my pc which I use to mainly play simulators, I had to run it on a better one. Not sure if your laptop will run it alright :/

5th November 2010 @ 07:29 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Reece Conor [Visitor]
Reece Conor
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Even the game is excellent i am having a few problems

1. On route editoe how can you moove the map

2. On busses how can you use the mirrors because my mirrors are just gray and you cant see anything behind you

Thanks

19th November 2010 @ 17:27 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Rob [Visitor]
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Bought this game, and it is yet another terrible attempt at ripping people off by that denizen of poor customer relations, Contendo. On a machine running at 2.8GHz, with 2Gb Ram, and a 1Gb GPU, and the game set at the lowest possible graphics settings, I get around 10-15 seconds of smooth graphics per minute after which it slows to what is tantamount to 1 FPS. if this really is the best Contendo can come up with, I think it's time they said goodbye and shuffled off to silicone heaven. It may be better than BS2008, but only in the way that syphillis is better than gonorrhea. It is a real shame that Excalibur actually accepted this half finished idea, but, they may patch it (if enough people complain about the bugs).

26th November 2010 @ 17:42 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Leo Martin [Visitor]
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Bus Sim 2 is excellant but there are a few probs with the bus fleet. Overall the game is good and sometimes slow but my slowish machine is probally it. Also when u play on tour mode it gets slower than normal bus routes. Dont know if this happens on anyone elses(?)
Good game overall!
=)

30th November 2010 @ 17:24 Reply to this comment
Comment from: rhys [Visitor]
rhys
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great game but when i go on bus fleet it often pauses, overall great game despite a few problems

29th December 2010 @ 21:26 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Alex [Visitor]
Alex
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hi love the game but there are 2 problems 1 when ever I click on my fleet the game crashes plz help!! 2 how do u change the price of tickets
thanks

30th December 2010 @ 19:29 Reply to this comment
Comment from: joe [Visitor]
joe
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to all of u who have a problem with vehicle fleet go on to excailbur publishing and you can see that they have solved the problem with that u just need to download something

5th January 2011 @ 23:09 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Ian [Visitor]
Ian
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Bus Simulator 2 is the first simulator game I have ever played, and it is so addictive and my mum has to wait for almost 4-5 hours to actually get on the computer... this game is so cool. But the improvements that should be made for the next simulator game is that it loads faster, and when you enter another jurisdiction it does NOT have to go through the loading page, as the times on the 'Cressberg' line are far to short and the bas automatically stops when it has finished loading which does not help on timings. I have also noticed that there are two 'Keller Roads' and that does confuse me from time to time, and i end up getting far over delayed. a drawback though is that you are the only driver on the fleet, and makes it seem very pointless to buy all 14 buses (that is what I counted). The best bit about the game is the 'Track Editor'. this is the part of the game I spend most of my time on, and majority of them worked . but their are issues with the lines. with some the last stop does not appear at all, some times the route refuses to start and stays on the 'Press Space To Start' section of the loading screen.and sometimes the doors will not shut at the beginning of the line... leaving some I imagine frustrated that they have to go back into the main menu or shut the entire game down. the effects to the game are good though. like the wipers. there has never been a game I played that would not allow me to do so. I like the overhead announcements that tells your passengers what the next stop is. It's a shame really that it is based in Germany (No Offence there), and that the buses are not really called by the real name.even though the cover has a real bus on it. the tune that plays in the menu mode is also quite catchy. I like how you could set yourself a speed limit (I keep mine at 30k/m (20 mph), and that your get violations for speeding, passing red lights and hitting pedestrians

6th January 2011 @ 17:28 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Ian [Visitor]
Ian
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there are problems with the special missions... when you approach another city zone it freezes, I don't know if it is just me, but every time I leave a city zone it freezes. Would you please put an update to stop that from happening, as it is getting really annoying

8th January 2011 @ 01:43 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Charlotte [Member]
Charlotte

Hi Ian, if you have problems persiting give Excalibur an email to tell them, they may do another update. You can email their customer support at support@excalibur-publishing.com

8th January 2011 @ 10:24 Reply to this comment
Comment from: joe [Visitor]
joe
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if u hav problems with the loading or if if crashes just hit ctrl and esc the go back to the game. it works for me.

16th January 2011 @ 20:53 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Jay [Visitor]
Jay
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I am going to buy the game can anyone tell me if I should or shouldn't buy the game????

22nd January 2011 @ 08:02 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Jay [Visitor]
Jay
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I have just recived the game and wow it is the best bus simulator ever!!!!! Although the action thing is annoying for spilt second actions when you know the controls it is so much fun. I have only just stated but I am hooked on the game.

24th January 2011 @ 15:55 Reply to this comment
Comment from: meg [Visitor]  
meg
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hi i am waiting 4 m one to arrive off ebay but in the ean time i no this sounds weid but wats the conrolls for the bus eg how do u stear???

24th January 2011 @ 21:59 Reply to this comment
Comment from: meg [Visitor]
meg

do u stear with arowo keys???

24th January 2011 @ 22:01 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Charlotte [Member]
Charlotte

Yup Meg, you can steer with the arrow keys, or the game supports the Xbox 360 controllers also.
Or even a wheel if you have one.

Personally I prefer the arrow keys though :)

25th January 2011 @ 07:40 Reply to this comment
Comment from: joe [Visitor]
joe
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hi charlotte

i want to get a steering wheel for bus simultor 2

do u know if the Xbox 360 MicroCon Steering Wheel would work

thanks
Joe

27th January 2011 @ 15:31 Reply to this comment
Comment from: joe [Visitor]
joe

hi charlotte

i would like to get a steering wheel fo bus simultor 2

would the Xbox 360 MicroCon Steering Wheel work

27th January 2011 @ 15:34 Reply to this comment
Comment from: joe [Visitor]
joe

hey guys on bus editor to move the map just click your right mouse button and drag for setteings u can just hit advance and change wat ever u want thats there thanks guys enjoy your travels

18th February 2011 @ 15:16 Reply to this comment
Comment from: joe [Visitor]  
joe

im giving up bus sumulator 2 for lent its so hard

10th March 2011 @ 15:17 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Adam [Visitor]  
Adam
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so how exactly do you change ticket prices? its probably obvious, but i've looked everywhere (i think) and can't see how.

Also, double deckers would be nice....?

6th April 2011 @ 10:37 Reply to this comment
Comment from: joe [Visitor]
joe

u can channge it in settings

7th April 2011 @ 19:53 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Adam Hartley [Visitor]  
Adam Hartley
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Sorry can't see it! must be thick, blind or both.... all i can see is options for changing the screen resolution, keys, display and joystick settings. I looked in the display option and still couldn't see it.

7th April 2011 @ 22:04 Reply to this comment
Comment from: joe [Visitor]
joe

make up your own route and change the prices dont call me a thick cause u play the game i play better ones like black ops and others wat do u have the game on

12th April 2011 @ 20:12 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Charlotte [Member]
Charlotte

Hi Joe, I don't think Adam was calling you thick, he was refering to himself, no hard feelings on here please :)

12th April 2011 @ 20:19 Reply to this comment
Comment from: joe [Visitor]
joe

ok charlotte can u ans my other question cabout the steering wheel and do u have tanker truck simulator?

13th April 2011 @ 20:13 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Charlotte [Member]
Charlotte

Unfortunately I do not know what steering wheels work with Bus Sim 2, I've always been more of a mouse and keyboard player and the company that make it do not give out a list detailing which wheels work and which don't.

I'll drop them a line and see what they say, best I can do.

As for Tanker Truck unfortunately we never received a copy of it, have you got it?

14th April 2011 @ 06:02 Reply to this comment
Comment from: joe [Visitor]
joe

yes i do and thx for your help

tell me wat they say.

14th April 2011 @ 19:45 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Adam [Visitor]
Adam
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obviously i can't communicate either....

I must be playing a different game, because as far as i can can see there is no option for raising ticket prices. (either that or I am just blind).

I did create numerous routes and the only thing moneywise you can change that i can see is the money and bonus you get for completing the route.... strangely everything else about the game seems to bethe same. Is it obvious to everyone else how to do it?

17th April 2011 @ 13:50 Reply to this comment
Comment from: joe [Visitor]
joe

are u playing bus simulator 2 ?

18th April 2011 @ 20:22 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Adam [Visitor]
Adam
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Yes i am.

26th April 2011 @ 08:59 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Thomas [Visitor]
Thomas

In track editor how can i set al tracks back like it was orginal ? Please send me mail with the answer thank u.

30th April 2011 @ 22:43 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Jan [Visitor]
Jan

The bus vechile fleet dous not always work :s then i have to restart with a new profile that enoying something to do about?

1st May 2011 @ 12:35 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Charlotte [Member]
Charlotte

Hi Jan, this is a bug, if you go to http://www.excalibur-publishing.co.uk/contact.htm#BusSim2 there is a patch for the game. Download and install it and you shouldn't have this trouble any more.

1st May 2011 @ 15:23 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Anthony [Visitor]
Anthony
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Did anyone manage to find out about getting a wheel working with this game? It would be a lot more fun if it were possible. Also Charlotte what did you mean when you said it worked with the Xbox 360 controllers? How do you do this?

Thanks,

Anthony

9th May 2011 @ 20:44 Reply to this comment
Comment from: joe [Visitor]
joe

yes it does work with the wheel but with pedals its a bit more complecated

11th May 2011 @ 19:34 Reply to this comment
Comment from: francis [Visitor]
francis
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Hi,
The game is excellent, but I have only one problem.

When i first played the game, in track editor, I was able to change the street names to what i wanted. But I didnt get time to do them all, and when i go back to it now, it wont let me change any street names. So i now have some streets with created names, and some with their original names.

If anyone can help with this, I would be grateful, as I'm not sure if i'm missing somthing or whether its a problem with the game.

Thanks

11th May 2011 @ 23:03 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Adam [Visitor]
Adam
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I wish i could change ticket prices, it seems like its so easy to everyone else, but i can't work it out.

31st May 2011 @ 09:02 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Ian [Visitor]
Ian
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Hello,

Charlotte, I am the one who made the full review in January, and came to see if there were any updates. I was looking through all the comments and noticed you said XBOX 360 controllers work with the game, how do get the controller to calibrate with the computer? And also people if you do not know what the basic controls are, go to the controls section and you can them there, you can also change them to keys you will be able to remember.

Thanks you

1st June 2011 @ 17:24 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Charlotte [Member]
Charlotte

Hi Ian, great to see you coming back :)

Lucikly enough, Microsoft have a guide on how to set controllers up. You can find it here;

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906347

1st June 2011 @ 19:24 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Adam [Visitor]
Adam
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Any chance of them doing a guid on how to change ticket prices?

2nd June 2011 @ 09:15 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Ron [Visitor]
Ron

I am about to buy the game, but noticed all videos show busses driving on the right, can this be changed in the game?

8th June 2011 @ 18:13 Reply to this comment
Comment from: joe [Visitor]
joe
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hey ron no you can not change it but if u wanna know how to get more money in the game tell

ps. and that goes to any one

14th June 2011 @ 21:08 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Ian [Visitor]
Ian
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Hi Charlotte,

It is not easy trying to find this website, when you have not been on a computer for days. have you found a way to change the prices yet, because I am fed up with saying I can change the prices, but there is not an option to do so.

Ian's Video

The quality is rubbish, as it is the free version of HyperCam, but this is the harbour line, with one or two changes made to it.

I hope you like it, because it took 5 hours to upload :(

18th June 2011 @ 23:24 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Charlotte [Member]
Charlotte

Hi all, so I had a look, and I realise now that you are unable to change the ticket prices, instead it is the revenue of your tours that you change, which is pretty much your ticket prices. However of course, you can only do this on your own created lines.

Sorry Adam :/ maybe next Bus Simulator?

As for you Ian, good video!

When I'm taking video from games I like to use Fraps, however you need a licensed version to record more than 30 seconds.

It's great to see that people are still thoroughly enjoying Bus Simulator 2 almost a year since its release!

19th June 2011 @ 18:42 Reply to this comment
Comment from: dill pure 1 [Visitor]
dill pure 1
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can i download more busses and countrys?

27th June 2011 @ 17:41 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Ian [Visitor]
Ian
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How do you find out your graphic details on a Desktop PC? As it may be one of the reasons to why the game lags on It's highest quality, and to why it just lags in general.

29th July 2011 @ 17:01 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Binaya Khatri [Visitor]
Binaya Khatri
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hello i was wondering if this bus simulator game has any double decker buses because i am bored of the same old single and bendy buses :)

30th July 2011 @ 17:33 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Charlotte [Member]
Charlotte

dill pure 1 unfortunately I have still yet to find any good mods for Bus Simulator 2

Ian Bus Simulator 2 does have issues with long load times, lag may be due to your processor as well as your graphics card. There are different ways to check it out depending on your operating system. Google it, and you'll find a variety of ways to look it up!

Hi Binaya I can't remember, but Bus Driver may have double deckers in it.

30th July 2011 @ 21:08 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Ian [Visitor]
Ian
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Well I finally got around to contacting Excalibur Publishing, and somehow they set up my game automatically, and reset my entire profile meaning that I lost my 66,000 that I earned, and it isn't lagging as much any more, and I am looking around the web to see if I can find any mods, doubt that this game will have any, but it is worth a shot.

18th August 2011 @ 02:05 Reply to this comment
Comment from: kian [Visitor]
kian
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can u play this on laptop

19th August 2011 @ 18:49 Reply to this comment
Comment from: joe [Visitor]
joe
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dear Charlotte

is there any way to keep the game on dynamic loading with out it freezing.

24th August 2011 @ 11:35 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Shaun [Visitor]
Shaun
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Hi .... How do you get to look in the side mirrors ... Thanks

12th October 2011 @ 20:20 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Ian [Visitor]
Ian
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kian:

Laptop all depends on:
1) graphics
2)ram (your going to need a lot of it)

joe:

That will all depend on how strong your computer is, as dynamic loading means it loads all your surroundings as you drive, which means the CPU will be working at a non-stop rate and will eventually give out, and you will have to restart Desktop

Shaun:

That all depends on what your graphics are, and if you do have good graphics, then you go to settings and set it to 'beautiful' if that doesn't work, you will have to contact Excalibur publishing, and they will do all the magic for you, it'll just mean that your entire profile will be reset

I am saying this to all of you, as I think Charlotte is too busy doing other things than continuing with a game that is almost over a year old

26th October 2011 @ 00:14 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Andy Wong [Visitor]
Andy Wong
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Dear Sir/Madam,

I just brought the PC game (Bus Simulator 2) 2 weeks ago. The game is operating normally, but i could not find a way to save the "player's profile". Everytime when i start the game, i have to creat profile once again. Please kindly advise the method of saving player's profile.
Thank you.

Best Regards

Andy Wong

27th October 2011 @ 08:52 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Ian Weaver [Visitor]
Ian Weaver
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Andy,

You may have done this already, but what you need to is collect the update from Excalibur publishing, link should be somewhere amongst all these comments.

If it isn't that it must a HDD problem which happened to me at the start, it may take several attempts to get it to save. I have had the game since February, and it has only just working in the way it should (even though it is now beginning to break down again)

If it isn't that either, then you could try contacting Excalibur publishing (again e-mail link should be somewhere on this page)

I hope I was helpful here, just that the main person who runs this page, is busy writing full reports for other games that have been released this year

Regards
Ian Weaver

16th November 2011 @ 13:15 Reply to this comment
Comment from: meg [Visitor]
meg
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hi
i have the game but the mirrors dont work and i used to see other buses driving around but now i dont any help???

9th December 2011 @ 16:41 Reply to this comment
Comment from: hayden and simon [Visitor]
hayden and simon
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is there a time limit to get to the passengers and have they found a fix for those problems

28th December 2011 @ 03:10 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Luke [Visitor]
Luke
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how do i get the xbox 360 controller onto bus simulator 2 i have already downloaded the files to my laptop but cant use controller.

29th December 2011 @ 16:21 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Charlotte [Member]
Charlotte

Hi Hayden and Simon, there is a schedule that you are supposed to keep to when picking up passengers, and all the major problems with the game have been fixed, there are still occasional crashes unfortunately. You'll need to download the patches.

Unfortunately Luke I'll have to refresh my memory on using the controllers with Bus Sim, and I'll check it out as soon as I get back home on Monday! :)

29th December 2011 @ 21:03 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Charlotte [Member]
Charlotte

Hi Luke,

As long as your Xbox 360 controller is hooked up to your PC with the correct drivers you should be able to play Bus Simulator 2 straight away with it.

You will have to assign the buttons to certain actions in game, and unfortunately it's not possible to get full control of the game on the controller; you'll still need to use the keyboard for a few commands.

1st January 2012 @ 22:54 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Steve Bloom [Visitor]
Steve Bloom
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Do you guys accept guest blog posts?

16th January 2012 @ 19:47 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Morgan [Visitor]
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It is awful quality. Everything is very unrealistic. One bad remark is passing red lights. It makes a 'beep-beep' sound when you pass red lights.

21st January 2012 @ 12:04 Reply to this comment
Comment from: edjsqkldsqdq [Visitor]
edjsqkldsqdq
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nice game

3rd June 2012 @ 14:25 Reply to this comment
Comment from: nathan flood [Visitor]  
nathan flood
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going to get bus simulator 2 seems like a great game!!!!

24th October 2012 @ 09:46 Reply to this comment
Comment from: joe [Visitor]
joe

dont better off getting bccs or omsi

25th October 2012 @ 15:02 Reply to this comment
Comment from: oggs [Visitor]
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it's ok but I would not bother like joe says get OMSI or if you can wait hold on for OMSI 2 expected 3rd quarter 2013

8th February 2013 @ 01:05 Reply to this comment
Comment from: joe [Visitor]
joe

its actualy 4th quarter and i bough omsi and is brilliant.

9th February 2013 @ 20:12 Reply to this comment
Comment from: mystery [Visitor]  
mystery
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hi Morgan

the reason why it goes beep-beep is because it says you did something wrong
which means if you DON'T pass a red light it will be more realistic for you

thanks,
mystery

24th March 2013 @ 20:05 Reply to this comment
Comment from: RagedDan [Visitor]
RagedDan

I need help, my computer meets all specifications but I'm getting a black screen after the first advert comes up. Please help!

11th May 2013 @ 15:17 Reply to this comment
Comment from: Jarrod [Visitor]
Jarrod

Can someone please help me, when I first brought this game I thought it would be really cool but the only down side is it wont save on my computer all the graphics work fine but it wont save and it is very frustrating. what should I do?

Please help

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