Type of project: Bus
Name of project: Autodromo Busotto
Release state: Public release
- fuljo (me): modeling, texturing, scripting, sound-design
- Alessandro Licastro: reference, modeling (driver seat)
- Alessandro Loguercio: reference, sounds
- Augusto Costa: photos
- Mirko Gamberini: photos, reference
- Marco Redigolo: scripting and reference (gearbox)
- Marco Benetti: reference (AEP)
- Andrea Stini: reference material (KC640)
- DSR1984: engine and gearbox sounds
- alexredx: RATB repaint
- the OMNIBUSSIMULATOR ITALIA and Omsi Autisti italiani communities: beta-test
also photos by: Antonio Palmira, ATCBy673, Luca Allegra, Stefano Bonetti
base scripts and sounds by M-R Software, Morphi
- Krueger+ matrix mod 4.2 by Italien83
- AEP Ticket validators and onboard computer by Helvete & Ogon
- Two Tone Air Horn by LjNad
Hi there, I'm Alessandro Fulgini (fuljo), a 20-year-old Italian developer. I started modeling a few years ago and this is my first project for OMSI, though I started two before but ended up with nothing.
The Busotto is a typical italian bus produced by Carrozzeria Autodromo Modena (CAM) between 1994 and 2001, when it undertook a restyling. The company bankrupted in 2003.
The model is based on MAN's NL/NG 2x2 floor assemblies and therefore it is a low floor bus produced in many variants:
- LU - the 12m urban version with three doors (NL 202-222), also available with CNG (NL 232) or as trolleybus
- LS - the 12m suburban version (NL 262), also available as trolleybus
- LI - the 12m interurban version with 2 doors (rare)
- AU - the 18m urban version only available as a trolleybus (NGT 204F)
At the moment I'm only working on the 12m diesel version, but I'm also planning to do the CNG version and the suburban one. Apart from this, there are many things which are configurable via [setvar] in the .cti files (e.g. outdoor ads, horn button, seating configuration, ...) and via the customization panel.
I chose this bus in particular because it's based on the NL 2x2 family, so I could take base scripts from the NL 202 rather then starting from scratch (remember it's my first project). It's also an iconic bus for Italy and I like it very much, even though it's not my favourite one. It mainly circulates in Italy and in Romania (produced in association with Rocar), but it's really rare to see one outside these countries. It has that early-90s look which makes it perfect for this simulator and I hope you will enjoy the taste of what can be considered the first Italian bus for OMSI!
Unfortunately the bus had been stolen during the beta phase, so some of you may have an old version downloaded from a Dropbox link (maybe with some repaints too).
I changed a few things in the textures and in the file organization since then, so I ask you to delete the old version before installing this one. I will not give any support for the beta version.
The standard packet contains the installation files (including fonts), a complete set of repaints and detailed documentation. The repaint templates (and some extra textures) are provided as a separate download.
Before operating the bus you should read at least the Controls and operation chapter of the manual (in the docs folder), in particular for the display control unit which differs from the IBIS.
Download link (latest version): http://www.mediafire.com/file/…tygh3ul4k/CAM_Busotto.zip
Repaint templates (Photoshop and GIMP): http://www.mediafire.com/file/…CAM_Busotto_templates.zip
Please do not re-upload these files on other sites, but always use the Mediafire URL above, which will stay up-to-date with the latest version. Also include a link to this thread, if possible.
I will continue to update this document (and hopefully this thread) with developement updates: CAM Busotto: Developement Status
If you're willing to make mods, I kindly as you to contact me before releasing them (I don't bite), so I can consider on integrating them in the main release and/or keeping them in mind when making future changes.
The redistribution of this work, or its parts, without permission is strictly forbidden.
If you have any questions, bug reports or anything write here or email me at: [firstname.lastname@example.org'][/email]
If you like this project you can buy me a coffee (will be spent on beer): Donate on PayPal
If you want to tell your thoughts, feel free to comment. Criticism is accepted as long as it's constructive.
The passenger cabin:
In the snow with the RATB Repaint:
Passenger cabin at night:
A few repaints from the Bologna area: