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General Support / Modifying an AI List!
September 03, 2018, 07:03:38 pm
How to Modify AI Lists

In order to add any vehicle to your AI list, you must first locate the AI list. First go into the folder for a the map you want to modify. Find a file labeled "ailists.cfg" (if you see ailists_#low.cfg, do not modify this as this is for the reduced AI settings. If you wish to have modded AI on reduced AI settings, you risk overpowering your computer, should you use the lower setting).


Opening up the file

Open this file up with notepad or notepad plus, and scroll down to the an active vehicle group. In the case of Cayuga, the standard group is "Cayuga City Standard Buses." You can also determine the standard AI group by opening up the Global.cfg file for the map, and finding the [standarddepot] tag, but this is not always accurate. The best way of determining which group is for buses is by looking for the "[aigroup_depot]" tag in the AI list, as most modern maps use multiple bus groups. In this example, we will focus on Cayuga City Standard Buses.


Swapping out vehicles

You may have noticed that I have a "URL" selected in the last screen. Well all AI lists basically use a link relative to the OMSI root to find vehicles. Both in the OMSI 1 and OMSI 2 format lists, however the OMSI 2 format lists give much more customization when it comes to conditions and numbers. However we will not be worrying about that for this, we're simply going to add in another vehicle. You have two ways of going about this, you could...

  • add in another vehicle as an additional vehicle
  • replace an existing vehicle in the AI with another

In this example, we will be replacing, but should you want to add you simply have to perform two additonal steps:

  • Add in a new tag for your AI list, under the desired AI group, with the label "[aigroup_depot_typgroup_2]"
  • under this tag, add in the URL to the vehicle of your choice (how this is determined will be explained below)
  • under the URL, add an [end] tag, but we won't stop there as the game will assume you want EVERY possible combination of this vehicle in your AI for now, but when we cover repaints this will be fixed.


Finding your vehicle URL

This is rather simple, all you really have to do is go to the vehicles folder of your OMSI 2, find the bus you want to add in, then replicate the directory then file in your AI list. As you can see, my folder setup is common | OMSI 2 | vehicles | Citaro Facelift UK, and the file I have selected is "MB_O530FL_Ecomat.bus" You only need everything after "OMSI 2" in your URL, as the game looks for everything beyond that folder already, so your reference in the AI list should be like vehicles\Citaro Facelift UK\MB_O530FL_Ecomat.bus


From here, in most cases, all you have to do is add in numbers, so under your Vehicle URL you can just type them as a list, example:

vehicles\Citaro Facelift UK\MB_O530FL_Ecomat.bus

However that may prove to be boring because, they will spawn with the default repaints. So how do we fix this? Well we reference em! Between each number and the repaint name there is to be two tabs, the first tab references to the license plate numbers and the second refers to the repaint name. So we want them to reference the repaint name. How do we do this? Simple. Keep this formula in mind:


So the ideal reference to a repaint would look like this:

Quote5130 M519017 Devon

Keeping in mind those are tabs, not spaces! You MUST hit the tab key on your keyboard where the tabs are referenced in the formula in order to do this proper. You can repeat this for as many numbers and repaints as you wish, it does not have to be the exact amount referenced in the map previously.

Wrapping up

Now all you have your AI list modified, here's some things you want to know:

  • Always make sure your repaint names exist in your actual vehicles, and try to avoid extra spaces. If you mess up even a little bit your buses will spawn with the default repaints instead of the paint of your choice
  • make sure the vehicle you're putting in the AI is the one you want. Sometimes it's good to double check by opening the .bus file and looking at the names of files and stuff.

Hopefully this was all helpful!
Add-On Maps / [WIP] Southside Ithaca
September 03, 2018, 11:01:55 am
Southside Ithaca
Route 15 - Southside Shopper

Ithaca is Gorges! Welcome to Ithaca. A very lively town in upstate New York with one of the simplest bus systems in the country. A fleet of 51 buses operate on several lines. This map will be focusing on route 15, which operates on the Southside of Ithaca, providing access from downtown to the Titus Towers, Wegmans, and TOPS.


As mentioned in the "what are you working on" thread, I created sort of a sandbox map which basically allowed me to play around with object placement. What ended up happening was a pretty accurate 1:1 recreation of Ithaca, NY. At least, the South Side anyways. If this map ends up looking as good as I would like, I will expand to the full city.

Routes to drive
As it stands now, only route 15 will be a drivable route. It is a rather scenic route, going from the hustle and bustle of Downtown Ithaca, to a peaceful drive down the nature ridden Plain Street, with a side stop into Titus Towers. This route also provides access to Wegmans, Tops, and Walmart along Meadow Street.

Progress Status
As of right now, the road layout is 70% complete, with scenery lagging slightly behind at 50% complete. There is also no AI bus traffic as of yet. It may not be until late October that a stable release is out. There will be no beta/alpha releases with this map, as it is my 4th big project, by now I basically know what I'm doing so it will be complete looking upon release. Also no payware addons will be required to run this map (including Chicago) which is a first for this site.

Please leave all questions, comments, and concerns in this thread

This object pack is separate from the install packs of maps mainly because the products were not created by any developers on this site.

Download here

The following objects are included in this:

  • Map: Manly Act Two
  • Scenery Objects:  David M. Objects
  • Scenery Objects: 3dtransstudio (all of theses objects)
  • Scenery Objects: 3dstudio
  • Scenery Objects: Tony's A Objects
  • Scenery Objects: Freeman's Buildings
  • Scenery Objects: Road-Hog 123's Brittish Style Road Objects
  • Splines: Addon Simple Streets
  • Splines: Yufa Splines
  • Splines: Terrain Splines
***Please note that maps themselves are not included in the packages, as no one here owns the rights to these. This is simply a pack to get the maps on vtransitcenter.com working. Any questions? Ask on the forums here:


If you are one of the devs of content in this pack, and wish to have something in this pack removed, do not hesitate to inform me at dashgaming5155@gmail.com

Total Download Size: 2.08GB
General Discussion / What are YOU Working On??
August 20, 2018, 01:05:26 am
As the thread states, what are YOU working on for OMSI and OMSI 2? It doesn't have to be the next big thing, or even anything you plan to release. It could simply be a side project. Right now, I'm simply making timetables for the Cayuga 0.7 routes

So far the only one I have 100% done is the 68

Thing is I may or may not finish this because it's a bit too time consuming. But anyways guys what are YOU working on?
General Discussion / OMSI Roadeo 2018 - September 15th
August 18, 2018, 11:09:23 am
Hello all you guys, this thread is for the OMSI Roadeo for 2018! What, you don't know what the OMSI roadeo is? If not, check this out:

Basically, the OMSI Roadeo is a competition for the best of the best drivers in OMSI, as well as an opportunity to show off buses/paints/mods that we've all been working on, all in one place. To keep things organized, we will allow submissions to the roadeo in this thread. This way, everyone can see what's going on before it happens. However. After the roadeo submission time-frame is reached, all submission comments in this thread will be removed in order to "suprise" everyone with which runs make it and which runs do not.

This year we will be doing the same run as last: Grundorf Route 76 from Krakenhaus to Bauernhof. The Grundorf map comes default with OMSI and OMSI 2, so no one needs to track down dependencies or have a super computer to participate.

If you wish to contribute to this year's Roadeo, here's the guidelines.

For runs:
  • You must start your video from idle. As in, you cannot start while your bus is moving or that's an automatic deduction on your final score
  • You will be graded based on your performance, so try to avoid collisions and improper driving
  • Standard sized buses only (40 feet/12 meters)

For displays/idle screens:

  • Even if you're showing off a repaint, there must be at least two buses on screen
  • any map can be used for this, so feel free to get creative
  • You must specify you are contributing for display/idle screens
  • Only screenshots and video clips less than 1 minute long will be accepted
  • (Recommendation) If possible, use the Grundorf.hof and put in code 29 for the OMSI readout

You can submit old runs, as well as new runs as long as they meet the guidelines (in otherwords, a video from 2015 would not be disqualified). All submissions must be sent in by September 8th. All runs submitted September 9th and onward will not be counted.

Happy posting!
Add-On Maps / Cayuga USA 0.7 (Alpha Release)
July 29, 2018, 10:01:11 am
Cayuga USA 0.7 (Alpha Release)

Cayuga USA 0.7
Version: 0.7.02 Alpha, Release: July 29th 2018


Welcome to Cayuga USA 0.7 Alpha. This version is very much so incomplete and riddled with bugs. However since I kept everyone waiting for so long, I figured now was a good time to at least send this out as it is at least stable enough to run.

What's new in this version?

  • 11 New Drivable routes, bringing the total number of drivable routes to 28~
  • New road expansions within Keystone and Cayuga city done by nascarfan20105
  • New commercial highway between Lakeland and Springfield by Datransitman
  • Cleaner streets and more detail
  • New Direct Lines replacing previously existing 300 series routes
  • So much more
Due to the fact that all the sceneryobjects and splines were included, you would only really need those that include fonts. They include:

If you have any support requests, please comment on the support thread.

If you like this map, maybe you'd consider sending the developer a small donation as a thank you

Known issues:

-Some helper arrows are missing along routes 70 and 20
-Route 20 cannot be typed into the IBIS (for now)
-Some areas still lack scenery
-Some arrows exist for routes that do not
General Discussion / Regarding Aussiex...
June 12, 2018, 11:14:08 am
So as many of you know, OZx went down about a month ago due to being "compromised." Now in light of this, a lot of content on THIS site can no longer be used. I know this is frustrating but there's nothing we can do about this, and I'm not sure there's much the owners of OZx can do either. While this does mean a lot of content is unusable, please refrain from blaming developers for this. It's not our faults either.

I could rebuild some maps with this in mind, but that would also be salty for when aussiex comes back up. A lot of effort could be for nothing in light of this. We just need to be patient. If you ask people privately, that have the content, it's better to ask them for secondary links, than it is to pester developers for it.
As I've posted on all social medias, effective immediately, all OMSI projects I am currently working on are on indefinite hold. This includes:

- ALL repaints, even private ones, even if I don't personally tell you so.
- The New Flyer powertrain mod update
- Cayuga 0.7
- Liberty 0.3
- ANY collaboration I've promised.

I apologize if I've gotten your hopes up with the promised release of any of these mods/content.
Transit Discussion / SEPTA Direct Launches Sunday!
October 17, 2017, 02:16:18 pm
Today was the ribbon cutting ceremony and press conference for the SEPTA "Boulevard Direct" Service. The actual line debuts on October 22nd, 2017.

The main goal of this new service is to cut down on travel times. SEPTA Route 14 normally would take anywhere from 47 minutes to an hour on this trip. Specially branded "Boulevard Direct" buses would cut travel times to anywhere from 25 to 30 minutes, running every 10 minutes at peak hours.

SEPTA also stated that they have more plans for Direct service including the potential of all-door boarding, dedicated bus lanes, and more routes. More information on the Direct Bus Brand could be seen here: http://www.septa.org/directbus/index.html

Photo of Boulevard Direct Signage, Courtesy of SEPTA

Here's a render made in OMSI, for those interested in OMSI goods

Website News / New Multimedia Gallery Launched!
October 12, 2017, 05:04:56 pm
Hey guys, as the title says, I launched a new photo gallery where you can share both real-world and Simulation based Images!

Here's a list of features this Multimedia Gallery has over the old one:

-You can share multiple pictures, not just OMSI but all transportation images
-You can comment, share, and rate pictures
-You don't run the risk of someone stealing your pictures, as they are stamped with a watermark
-You can bulk upload images, up to 20 at a time infact!
-You can hotlink to external sites (unlike Photobucket <.<)
-You're allowed to create new albums for agencies that currently have none, or simply upload to your personal albums
-So much more!

All you need is an account with Virtual Transportation Center! Click the Gallery tab in the menu at the top, or Click here and share: http://vtransitcenter.com/multimedia/index.php
Well as of this moment, facebook is down for a lot of users if not all of them. I think it may have to do with what's going on in CA but no actual sources confirmed/denyed the cause.

Anyway is anyone else affected by this downtime? As in cannot access/login/etc?

Edit: Since no one has said anything by now, it doesn't affect you. Facebook is back online as of 12:54 Eastern.
Transit Discussion / Fictional Transit Systems?
October 11, 2017, 01:36:26 am
Have you ever made a fictional transit system? Give us all the news and updates on it here!

I know a lot of people on this board have built and maintained their own ficticious transit agency either in a video game or on paper, and I would like to see what you've all come up with.
Off Topic / Do You Have YouTube?
October 05, 2017, 07:31:35 pm
So naturally, I have a YouTube channel. 4, actually.

Transit Action Series

What about you guys? Anyone else here has a YouTube? Comment or share a video from your channel

Website News / October and Fall is here
October 01, 2017, 02:30:22 pm
Fall Foliage? Yup, It's October!

Photo of the month:

CNG Power "A greener pasture"
by CTA_FlxibleFan

A lot of new developers have joined the VTC, who creating a wide variety of content. All I have to say is that this month is going to be a good one in terms of content!

Santa Cruz Metro New Flyer Repaint (From ANIME-AND-BUSES)


This repaint download is the paint scheme of Santa Cruz Metro that was created in 1998 on their first low floor D40LF's and currently on their now retired 1990's Gillig Phantoms, 1998 D40LF's, 2002/2008 C40LF's, C40LFR's, and their 2013 XN35. The number on this bus is #2203, along with 2204 and 2207 which was sadly the one of the first 2002 New Flyer C40LF's that are now retired.

The pack has been updated. The white paint is now a bit grey, and on the highway 17 express version, it now has some decals.
C40LF also has decal on CNG compartment.

Link to Auction page of #2203

On google maps you can see #2203 on Route 71 heading to Capitola
(Which was the route I used to ride on)

R.I.P #2203,#2204, and #2207

-Do not claim this as your own work
-Credit me if you share(the repaint is free,so just share the link of the repaint :P )
-Enjoy the repaint
(To make it more real, use the New Flyer Powertrain mod DD50/Allison and Cummins ISL-G/Allison Specs)
General Discussion / 2017 OMSI Bus Roadeo
September 16, 2017, 11:19:46 pm
Hey so guys, I made an event, asking people to submit their runs so that I can create a competition on OMSI 2 called a Bus Roadeo, similar to that of the ones in real life.

Now, at 3pm Eastern, we will finally have the competition. Anyone excited?

Well The run will be live here, and I will do a countdown timer 20 minutes before it's time to begin

Website News / It's August!!!
August 01, 2017, 03:17:25 pm
Welcome to August 2017!
Photo of the Month:

"MCI lives Aachen."
by Vegas725

Not much has changed since last month, but Liberty 0.2.3 is out!
Website News / Welcome to July 2017!
July 03, 2017, 10:45:09 pm
Welcome to July 2017!
Photo of the Month:

"Flxible Metro-B Transit Suburban" by Dash5155

As you may know, the site layout has changed since last month. Tell me what you think! Also, Happy Independence Day for those in the US!
Website News / Welcome to June 2k17!
May 31, 2017, 05:17:49 pm
Welcome to June 2017!
Photo of the Month:

"CCTA Direct DE60LF and a KTA D40LF @ 22nd St."
by ItsYeBoi

From now on, pictures will be randomly selected from the Gallery to become photo of the month! For now, thanks for posting on the site!

Congratulations to the following users for being the highest contributors to this site (post count wise).

Dash5155 with 242 overall posts
Munce with 154 overall posts
Dedog with 112 overall posts
Miller with 101 overall posts
Anime and Buses with 86 overall posts

Keep up the good work everyone and hopefully June is even better in terms of content, posts and updates!

Last little tidbit: Munce gave us a Discord server! Check it out here for chat and whatnot with other VTC members (separate from the actual VTC server for obvious reasons).
Previosuly, it was listed in all my add-ons but I occasionally made exceptions depending on how urgent it seemed.

However as of this moment, you WILL be ignored by me if you ask on Facebook, YouTube, or Twitter for support on the following add-ons. If you personal message me about these add-ons, I'll also ignore those message, as there is already the support forums with multiple people available to help you. There is no reason why you need to One-on-one with me all the time especially considering thousands of people do it all at the same time.

  • New Flyer Powertrain Mod

  • Cayuga USA v0.6+

  • Grundelphia

  • Liberty Map

Once again if you ask on Facebook, twitter, or YouTube for support on these mods, do NOT expect to get an answer from me. Thanks.

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