Bus Simulator 21 - Updates

Bus Simulator 21
PC Update #1, PS4 Hotfix 2.07 & Xbox Hotfix 2.07 - Oct. 5, 2021
Critical Fixes
  • Restoring access to save games you’ve been locked out of (missing permission issue) - you should now have the permission to use these save games again
  • Fixed a potential crash during the tutorial, mostly reported on PS4
  • Prevent writing empty save game files, fixing the future loss of save games (Sadly, lost save games unfortunately can’t be restored)

Improvements & New Features
  • PC only: Saving now creates a backup of the previous save state, which is loaded if the most recent save got corrupted
  • PC only: Added the option to reset controls to default in the Controls Menu (this does not include the steering wheel settings)
  • PC only: Improved the confusing bus selection with keyboard and mouse. Now you can just click and hold to accept your bus choice! The previous method for accepting still works. Nothing changed for controllers.

Gameplay Fixes
  • 'Perfect stopping position' when bus kneeling is on should now be more consistent (previously, the kneeling of the bus often prevented this from happening)
  • NPC drivers will now despawn when they cannot walk to their seat to prevent them from blocking the view in the bus cockpit
  • Passengers no longer suddenly spawn in the bus if another player is driving the bus or if the bus is not on a route
  • When taking over a bus from the depot, it no longer spawns with passengers and puts you directly into the driver seat
  • Fixed a bug where the length and duration of a route was not calculated correctly
  • District names are now only shown once per route

Multiplayer Fixes
  • Player is now assigned the correct route when joining a convoy
  • Joining a convoy should no longer get the camera stuck on the previous bus
  • Ambient assignments didn't show their reward text on clients, now they are shown for both server and client
  • Locked decals are now locked for everyone in a multiplayer session
  • Driven buses, routes and drive events now also show up for clients on the payday screen in multiplayer
  • Improved stability of the back part of bendy buses in multiplayer

UI Fixes
  • Removed empty notification text when trying to activate cashier mode while driving, the camera will also no longer bounce weirdly in this situation
  • General settings options now display the correct tooltip when hovering over them
  • Fixed display of route duration while creating/editing a route
  • Fixed texture of the selection square during bus and character customization. Compared to the white block, it should now look nicer
  • The ramp button in the action menu should now be highlighted correctly
  • Moved the NPC (Non-Player-Character) and NPV (Non-Player-Vehicles) spawn rate settings to the company/session settings as they could crash the game when changed in the main menu
  • PC only: Removed thousands separator from the resolution in the settings menu (1.080 is now 1080)

Buses
Fixes
  • Fixed bendy bus joints. This prevents them from breaking apart when a player walks through them
  • Fixed some seat adjustment issues. Previously, you had to use numpad keys - not every keyboard has those, so now it’s the arrow keys (this can now also be rebound in the controls settings)
  • Fixed wraps on the interior monitors for the MAN Lion’s City CNG Articulated
  • Fixed floating stickers in a Scania bus
  • Fixed wiper animation of MAN Lions City 18C
  • Fixed bus LED displays showing the name of the next station twice
  • PS4 & Xbox only: Fixed a bug with Mercedes-Benz CapaCity Buses where the rear matrix display did not properly show the route info but only the route number

Improvements
  • Improved steering curve on MAN Lion’s City A26 and Setra S 418 LE Business
  • Added texture to the eCitaro interior lights
  • Increase the intensity of lights in the eCitaro, and improved their performance

General Visual Fixes & Improvements
  • Tweaked “Very High” Shadow Quality a bit, so it looks better than “High”
  • Reduced stretching floors of rooms behind some windows
  • Fixed material of certain rocks when viewed from a distance
  • Improved visual quality of some far away assets and fixed some that were broken
  • PC & PS4 only: Tweaked the quality of some trees when viewed from a distance

Map Fixes
Angel Shores
  • Tutorial no longer gets blocked if the player closes the door before Mira unboards
  • GPS in Mission #2 now always leads to the correct paint shop
  • Made the first voice-over in Mission #2 conditional to prevent it from playing, even when the mission was already partially done
  • Reworked UI Tutorial of Mission #7 “Source and Sink” to make it more stable
  • During the mission “Hop Off”, Mira can no longer get stuck in mid-air if the player doesn’t complete the mission goals as intended
  • Made the Transit Station glass panels transparent again
  • Fixed flying grass at multiple places
  • Moved foliage into the correct sub-tile, which should result in less pop-in
  • Removed some of the landscape holes where people got stuck
  • Fixed player being stuck on an NPC bus de-spawning in depot

Seaside Valley
  • Detection for the first objective of the mission “Take off” now works correctly

General Improvements
  • Improved memory usage of missions

Note for PC:

We are aware of a bug concerning the backup of steering wheel settings. This bug causes the deletion of such settings and hinders you from creating new bindings. Should this come up, you will observe that the binding menu simply closes causing the game to be unresponsive to any inputs. This situation can be solved by deleting the "InputPreset.sav" file in the following location:

C:\ Users\ [UserName]\ AppData\ Local\ BusSimulator21\ Saved\ SaveGames\

We will release a hotfix soon to tackle this issue.


PC Hotfix #3, PS4 Hotfix 2.06 & Xbox Hotfix 2.06 - Sep. 20, 2021
Graphics
  • Fixed transit station materials (the good-looking glass is back)
  • Improved crosswalks and pothole fading
  • Improved far distance imposter quality
  • Depth of field is now forced to 0 to prevent blurry pictures
  • Xbox One Base & PS4 Base only: Improved shadow quality
  • PC only: Improved shadow quality on medium settings and performance on higher settings

Performance
  • Improved memory usage
    • Tweaked character textures
    • Rock imposters were improved
  • PC only: Improvements to save game stability while exiting the game

Fixes
  • Fixed emojis not working

Gameplay
  • Decreased the amount of wheelchair passengers spawning

Updates to tackle the extremely frustrating save game issues are currently in the works and we believe to have found a solution. More news will follow very soon - thank you for your patience.
Xbox Hotfix 2.05 - Sep. 14, 2021
Fixes
  • Steering wheel bindings can now be reset in-game
  • Fixed force feedback gain setting
  • Fixed some rare crashes
  • Fixed peak time demand always showing as 0

Improvements
  • Improved ultra-wide monitor support
  • Improved performance in China Town area
  • Added automatic performance setting detection
Xbox Hotfix 2.04 - Sep. 13, 2021
  • Fixed steering wheel of Setra being inverted
  • Fixed Scania not accessible because of door animations
  • Removing/rebinding of steering wheel buttons work like intended again
PC Hotfix #2 & PS4 Hotfix 2.05 - Sep. 10, 2021
Fixes
  • Steering wheel bindings can now be reset in-game
  • Fixed force feedback gain setting
  • Fixed some rare crashes
  • Fixed peak time demand always showing as 0

Improvements
  • Improved ultra-wide monitor support
  • Improved performance in China Town area
  • Added automatic performance setting detection

PS4 only
  • Fixed audio in videos not working
The last hotfix for Xbox is still in approval and will follow as soon as possible. Once it is out, we'll release this update also as soon as possible.
PS4 Hotfix 2.04 - Sep. 8, 2021
  • Fixed steering wheel of Setra being inverted
  • Fixed Scania not accessible because of door animations
  • Fixed only fanatec steering wheels being recognized
  • Removing & rebinding of steering wheel buttons work like intended again
The hotfix for Xbox is currently in approval and will follow as soon as possible.
PC Hotfix #1 - Sep. 7, 2021
  • Fixed steering wheel of Setra being inverted
  • Fixed Scania not accessible because of door animations
  • Removing & rebinding of steering wheel buttons work like intended again