BUS- & CABLE CAR SIMULATOR

BUS- & CABLE CAR SIMULATOR

PID: 5578
Available since: 09/12/2011.
Publisher: Astragon Software GmbH
Sold by Astragon Software GmbH
Tags: Game Spiel 
EUR 9.98
without VAT EUR 8.39
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HOMEPAGE http://www.astragon.de
SUPPORT support@astragon.de
DELIVERY METHOD DIRECT DOWNLOAD
FILESIZE 2.2GB
ALSO AVAILABLE BUS & TRANVIA SAN FRANCISCO (DOWNLOAD)
BUS & TRANVIA SAN FRANCISCO (BOX)
REGISTRATION KEY This product does not have a registration key, you can simply execute the downloaded file to install
DEMO DOWNLOAD Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3
REQUIREMENTS
  • Windows XP (SP3)/ Vista / 7
  • Processor with 2.6 GHz Duo Core
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9800 or equivalent ATI graphics card
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 2 GB free hard drive space
  • DirectX 9.0c
  • Sound card

LANGUAGE German, English

Welcome to SAN FRANCISCO,

…a major California metropolitan area on the West Coast of the United States. Send in your application for a job with the local public transportation system and take a seat behind the wheel of a motorbus, an articulated bus, a trolleybus, a cable car or would you prefer driving only streetcars? Altogether there are 16 highly sophisticated and animated vehicles available for you to maneuver through the vast game world waiting to be explored by you. Discover hundreds of typical streets with authentic inclines and slopes. Take up the challenges an employee of the local public transportation system faces every day and make use of the numerous functions available in the cockpit to comply precisely with the timetable, at the same time keeping a close look at the fuel gauge and your vehicle’s condition. Take on additional tasks to supplement your pocket money and earn yourself occasional rewards.

Features

  • 16 different vehicles to drive including, diesel buses, bendy buses, school bus, and cable cars!
  • Detailed recreation of San Francisco including those amazing hill climbs and descents!
  • Run Bus routes collecting fares as you go!
  • Lots of traffic and pedestrians to watch out for!
  • Vehicle maintenance!


 

Customer Reviews

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James Slayton *Verified Product User*, 09/25/2011 5 of 6 customers found this review helpful
 
    This is a really fun game. There is so much you can do here. You can explore on foot looking for hubcaps that give you money, you can drive any number of the vehicles selected, or you can admire the landmarks.
The learning curb is medium. The in game tutorial isn't thorough enough. The manual doesn't cover everything. Support's forum and FAQ are needed to cover everything else.
I question the physics for the bus and truck. They are adequate, but have noticeable flaws, some that need a work-around. One flaw is that if you so much as barely sideswipe another vehicle or object, you instantly stop. The simulation of operating (not driving) a bus is realistic. For example, you have a computer to contact Headquarters with or to set the route display.
The trolley is perhaps the must realistic and hardest vehicle to drive as it uses many keys to operate. On top of that, you have to be careful to release the grip on the cable in time when crossing other trolley tracks or you will get derailed and billed for it. With practice, the trolley can be managed, but it isn't fun since you have to stop and let people on or off every block or so.
You can ride the bus, trolley and streetcars as a passenger, but without being able to sit down. You could travel all over san francisco this way. However, the vehicles currently do not display where they are going.
You will start off with just a single bus and truck to make money with. If you want to drive the trolley or streetcars you need to make enough to purchase them or you can use achievement awards to get one for free.
The game is very fun overall minus the bugs in the current version (1.07) (which is a support issue and not a factor in my rating).
 
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George Veale *Verified Product User*, 01/24/2013
 
    I have not been able to download this game at all!!! It keeps coming up with "CAN'T FIND THE V1 DATA FILE"so it won't load!!! Not very impressed!!!!
 
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Joseph Burberry , 12/11/2012
 
    Really poor game, TML you've let yourselves down!
If you're buying a sim, try OMSI, the best bus sim out there at the moment.