Loading up OMSI 2 Add-On Maps for the First Time

Hello All, It’s DashTransit here with yet another OMSI 2 Tutorial

I noticed that a lot of people have either encountered an issue where the map does not appear in the drop-down menu after downloading and installing. Worse yet, some were able to start the new map but then had it crash with an error saying “Last situation could not be loaded.” This tutorial will show you how to figure out whether or not your map is there, and also enable you to play it for the first time without any problems (unless you have missing dependencies, which would be indicated by the map loading into what is known as the “blue sky glitch” which in that case you should follow THIS TUTORIAL instead)

Getting ALL Maps to Show Up in the Drop-down Menu


When you first start OMSI, you are often greeted with this familiar scene:

However, when you select the drop-down menu, you may notice a map you have downloaded is missing.

The solution is simple. There is nothing wrong with the maps or the game, it just means not all the maps have a last situation (which for stability reasons, they shouldn’t have last situations to load in the first place if you’ve never run them). All you have to do is select the option that says “Load Map without buses” then go back into the drop-down menu and all your maps should appear.

Now you can select your map and continue to the next step

First Run

When you run the map for the first time, always make sure that you have “load map without buses” selected to ensure that your map loads WITHOUT depending on the last situation the developer of the map was using. More than likely they used a bus that you may not have and starting the game would cause it to crash. Or. The coordinates of the location where the developer last did not match that of your version of the map, also causing the map to crash.

Best time

Always remember to set the time to noon upon the first run of a map as well. Not because of security or stability but rather since the OMSI editor always starts at noon and extends tonight, the map was likely optimized to run well at noon. This is optional but recommended.

Load Whole Map at Start to Test for “Blue Sky”

This setting, although it can cause ram issues, is the best way to know right away whether or not you are missing objects for the map. You can find this in the options menu under “advanced.” If when you start the map with these settings, the map instantly loads up the blue sky glitch, you can transition over to this tutorial and figure out what is missing. The game does not do the “blue sky glitch” when “load whole map at start” is not enabled, instead only the tiles with missing objects refuse to load (unless the tile you start on is the tile with missing objects). If everything is fine, you can go back into options, disable this setting, then play the game normally.

START ER UP!

Now that we’ve gotten everything situated you can start up the map. If something still goes wrong, it’s best if you go over to the troubleshooting tutorial to figure out what to do next.

Thank you for reading, and have a great day!

About the author: DashTransit

I have been with Virtual Transportation Cente since it's conception as the "Dash Forums" back in 2008. Since then, I have been writing and doing YouTube side by side, focusing both on Transportation and Gaming. Most of my knowledge comes from SEPTA as I lived in Philadelphia for most of my life. As of 2021, I am on YouTube as DashTransit, Dash5155, and TheDashOfficial.

As for the name DashTransit itself, it actually stems from my YouTube channel.

DashTransit was originally called "njt5329" and the channel was just clips of buses. Mostly SEPTA and NJT. A Fujifilm Finepix was used in this era.

Starting in July 2011, the Canon SX130IS camera became the camera of the channel, bringing HD documentary-style videos much like my buddy (trainman1971) did for DVD for many years past. This is when the channel became known as "Transit Action Series"

In May 2012, the original Canon SX130IS retired, and then all videos were recorded off a mobile phone until eventually uploaded proved too difficult due to hardships IRL

Starting in 2017, I used a Canon SX200IS from Bastranz to reboot the channel that otherwise was dead for a whole year prior.

Between April 19th, 2019, and January 21st, 2021, all videos were recorded by a Canon SX710 HS camera. The channel was renamed DashTransit 4/19/19.

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