Modern Dutch Bus Set

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Modern Dutch Bus Set

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Hello dear people of the forum.

Over the past few months I have slowly been working towards this first releasable version of my Dutch Bus NewGRF. I always felt that this was a bit of a hole in otherwise very comprehensive set of Dutch "themed" NewGRFs, there are some great trains, trams, and stations, but this always seemed like an overlooked area. In addition I felt that in terms of bus sets the general NewGRF body is a little lacking, espcially when it comes to non-2cc variants. Hopefully this set will go on to fill in some of those gaps.

Eventually I want this set to encompass all types of buses that have seen regular commercial use in the past decade or so. For this first release I only have one model of bus to present to you; the VDL Berkhof Ambassador in both a 12m and smaller 10,6m variety with currently 35 different company liveries (I think this is the most for any Dutch bus :) ).

For those that like I have a little visual aid for the different liveries:
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... and for the different views:
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I hope people enjoy, feedback and suggestions would be very much appreciated as this is my very first NewGRF project and one of my first real world programming exercises as well :P
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Re: Modern Dutch Bus Set

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Very cool! :bow:

The alignment in this direction is very different between the two busses:
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The color of the licenseplate in this direction is noticeably different between the two busses (I think the less bright version of the larger bus is better):
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Re: Modern Dutch Bus Set

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Thank you so much for the feedback!

There were some other quirks about my template I already found but I seem to have overlooked this one (it seems to be a thing in both the 2nd and 8th view).
The number plate is a relic from when I was first spriting the basic shapes in the animated yellow shades.

Regardless, both issues are fixed, I updated the download link in the original post so you can get the patched version there.
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Thnx for the fixes!

I look forward to what you come up with in the future!
(maybe some articulated ones and offcourse the Arnhem Trolleys?)
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Re: Modern Dutch Bus Set

Post by Greyfur »

The more buses, the better :) Looking forward for more :)

Keep up the good work!
My project: CS Bus Set viewtopic.php?f=26&t=87962

Škoda - Praga - Tatra - Karosa - Oasa - Prima TL - Zliner - TAM BUS - SOR - Novoplan - Granus - Slovbus - Tedom - Irisbus - Iveco

Woof !
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I definitely want to draw more buses still. Trollies are fairly high on my list, as are diesel, gas, and battery models with articulated versions, but there is a lot left to do in general.
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Re: Modern Dutch Bus Set

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My laptops harddrive went bust so I essentially had to start from scratch but now nearly two years on I have finally!

Added several liveries that have been introduced in the mean time...
(and even a few I had missed in the first place)

Changes:
-Renamed the buses to VDL Berkhof Ambassador 200 and VDL Berkhof Ambassador 180 respectively.
-Added Keolis Blauwnet (rail replacement) and the very fresh Hermes RRReis liveries for the Ambassador 200
-Added Arriva Lelystad and the missing Syntus, Syntus Veluwe, and Veolia liveries for the Ambassador 180

Now also avaliable on BaNaNaS!
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Re: Modern Dutch Bus Set

Post by taa »

Hi :D thank you for the great graphics!
can you reduce the loading time even more? :bow:
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