Its a fictional map,the bus is MAN Lions Classic SU 263/313.
I am not sure about the transmission as i dont know much about buses,however they will have both automatic and manual transmission.
Hi,the bus is WIP and there is no thread for it.The author said it might be over at the end of September this year.Thanks for the compliment
The largest update since i started this map is here,i have made 2 more villages-a little hamlet named Dolac Bjelinski and Donja Polača (the original Donja Polača is renamed to Gornja Polača,because it was on a hill and gornja means upper while donja means lower,as Donja Polača is in a lowland).
A few minutes further from Bjelina,and right after the burning forest is a little hamlet named Dolac Bjelinski,made of just a few homes lowering into the canyon:
After some curves we head down into Donja Polača,this once thriving agricultural town (census 1991.-2000 people) has been devastated in the war,but still remains the largest town and headquarters of the Polača Municipality.Now the town has around 800 people (census 2011.) but has a dark future infront as the old are dying out and the young are moving to the city,and the percentage of refugees from the war returning is not promising either.
Whilst entering we see a large billboard of a politician for the upcoming Parliament (in Croatian it is called Sabor/Vlada) elections.In the distance we can see the derelict bus terminal,and this town`s main street was planned in the 1950s back in socialist Yugoslavia,making it look much more urban.
A divided town,two nationalities,two religions:
While driving towards the end of the town we see some suburban homes,the local government is financially helping refugees so they come back to their hearthstones.
People often stop at this roadside inn,offering roasted meat and other tasty local meals.The Croatian word for inn is gostionica.
The minibus parked here is used for Sunday and Holiday routes,which will only have two departures a day.
With this picture we end our journey through Donja Polača and Dolac Bjelinski.
See you next time
In Dalmacija it was still a mix of random trees and i am not very satisfied,here are some pics of my new wip map:
Dont let the objects and spline constraints make your map look less original,look at me,i made Dalmacija Fictional and am currently making Starigrad,which are both set in the seaside mediterranean part of Croatia,and i think there is nothing even remotely german about the maps.
I used sketchup to convert some objects,maybe 20 or so,but i think vegetation helps a lot,for example Nature by Moskur pack has a lot of mediterranean pine trees,and at most retexturing wont help as the architecture style varies over geographical areas (i dont know how it is in Portugal but its for sure not grey as in Germany or Poland for example).
If you need help with advice contact me or check out the pictures of my map
I dont know yet,i am guessing 4-5 suburban lines (only 2 full ones i think the rest will be shortened versions),1 express line to the National Park,and 1 city line.
Scattered across the map will be a few wildfires in the forest,this one on the picture is the largest one,with the most firefighting vehicles around,as you can see I am doing my best to make the map feel alive and dynamic.
If you have any advices write them here
Donja Polača and Bjelina villages have been finished,and so has the National Park Krka.
Private owned Dalmacijabenz gas station in Bjelina
After Bjelina,the road to Starigrad is much straighter and more open,at least in this part
Setra S317 GT-UL
Skradinski buk waterfalls;
The true Dalmatian atmosphere;
Dawn over the mountains;
The entrance to National Park Krka has been finished,and i have also found some quite nice looking fitting trees by Moskur;
Village of Bijelina:
Monument to the partisan movement in the woods:
The catholic monastery of Visovac on the same named lake of Visovac,part of National Park Krka (Krka is the river the monastery lies on) which will have many realistic areas to it,including canyons and waterfalls,and a shuttle bus route from Starigrad to the National Park,probably being driven by the Volvo 9900.
The MAN is being made by my friend minimoto from Slovenia and has nothing to do with this project of mine,however if it performs well as an AI vehicle (it probably wont) then it will be the official bus of this map.
The first two pics are a comparison,the first one is with Sander Tachs ENB and the second is without it.
The reason why I am making so many pics with the MAN is simply cause the bus is awesome.
The villages are ghostly because they are still haunted by the souls that lost their homes in the 90s war,because such as in every war,the heaviest casualtiest are held by civilians on both sides.
In real life,most of these villages have 10 times less people now,the old ones died,the young ones emigrated,and a large portion of the serbs felt forced to leave or too afraid to stay in Croatia after the war finished.
Type of project: Fictional Map set in Croatia
Name of project: Starigrad
Involved persons: Teutonic
External aid required: Modelling objects but not necessary
Estimated construction time: N/A
Details: After both Dalmacija and Zadar-Knin got corrupted,i was obligated to format my computer and seeing i was not very satisfied with how Dalmacija turned out after a few months (but,who is satisfied with their first project,arent I right?) i have started what i do best,making a fictional map set in Croatia.This map will also be set in Dalmacija,but it will have more soul and be more professionally made.The number of routes is yet unknown but im planning around 5 routes,i have started from the terminus of the longest route that goes from Starigrad by the sea way into the inland,under the mountain of Dinara,i am planning one more suburban route which will be seaside only and one city/suburban mix route.I was also thinking about making some special express coach routes to National Parks but it is too early to talk about that.
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Bus WIP MAN SU313/283 by Minimoto.
Repaints and pictures by me:
For more info visit the OMSI Map Dalmacija Fictional facebook site.
Can you please contact me on my facebook map page,so i can send it to you,that might fix it.