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European Bus Simulator 2012 ?C Manual

by TML - Studios

Table of Contents

1. Getting Started

1.1. Create driver card

1.2. Driver number and password

    1.3. Beginner and Expert level of difficulty

1.4. Weather / Seasons / Time

1.5. Help menu

    2. Inside the Bus ?C the Driver's Seat

2.1. Overview of the driver's seat

    2.2. The individual operating elements

2.3. The driver information display

    2.3.1 Display symbols and their meaning

3. Starting up the Bus

3.1. Mouse control (optional)

    3.2. Brief instructions on getting ready to go

3.3. Comprehensive description: getting the bus ready to go

    -boarding, ignition, on-board power

    -driver seat settings

    -cash register login, excursion destination sign -initialising the electrical systems, starting the engine

3.4 Engine quickstart

3.5 Exterior mirror / interior mirror / setting the sunblind

    3.6 Setting the air conditioning / heating

3.6.1 Programming the passenger compartment temperature (air


3.7. The tachograph

4. Driving a Bus

    4.1. Checklist (beginner mode only)

4.2. HUD (screen display system)

    4.3. Releasing the brakes, engaging the gear

    4.4. Accelerating, braking, steering

4.4.1. Retarder brake

    4.5. Steering / steering behaviour setting

4.6. Selecting a line

    4.7. Activating a line via the cash register

4.8. The line journey

4.9. Lines and input codes

4.10 Resetting the bus

5. The Cash Register

5.1. General

5.2. Payment procedure

5.3. Cancelling

5.4. Function mode

6. Creating a Route and Timetable

6.1. Preparation

    6.2. The route editor

6.3. Timing trip


    Driver Profile and Statistics 8.



    Important Notes


    Save Game

1. Getting Started

    Welcome to European Bus Simulator 2012! Set in a fictional German city your task is to master all

    aspects of operating a bus including the cash register, tachograph, air conditioning system and more.

    This manual will take you though how to operate your bus and its controls.

1.1. Create Driver Card

    First of all a driver card is created. The bus driver takes this card with them all the time. They use the

    card to log into the vehicle. The driver card replaces the analogue tachograph that was previously

    used. All important information that is relevant for assessment is stored on the card.

1.2. Driver Number and Password

    Each bus driver also has a personal driver number and a password/security code that matches

    their personal driver card. The driver uses it to log into the bus during startup.

    Important! make a note of both and keep them in a safe place. In the event of loss, it is

    possible to retrieve the data during the game (F1 . Driver profile)

    1.3. Beginner and Expert Level of Difficulty

    There are 2 levels of difficulty in the game.

    Here are the most important differences:


    If you are playing the game for the first time or only play occasionally, we recommend starting with this mode so that you are able to familiarise yourself with both the gameplay and operation of the bus. There is an interactive checklist for this mode (see image on the right).

    This list is divided into 2 subject areas:

A: Starting a bus

B: Driving a bus

    The scope for assessment is considerably less than for expert mode. The tolerance for mistakes is also much higher.

    The bus is made available in a roadworthy state. Some of the functions are either simplified or deactivated

    The handling and steering of the bus is simplified in beginner mode (casual). Steering can be user-defined via F11.


    Help text is displayed on the lower screen edge - when a function cannot be executed. For example,

    when a door is still open or a procedure has not yet been completed. The help text can also include

    information on status or expected actions. Help texts can be switched on or off via the help menu


    TIP: at the beginning, do not switch off the help text and follow all of the instructions. Most

    of the help texts are displayed for 5 seconds.

    Please note: the smallest mistakes have an impact on your assessment.

Help text

1.4. Weather / Seasons / Time

    The weather in the bus simulator is dynamic. It is therefore possible to experience different weather

    conditions in the space of only a few hours.

    Note: During the game, the time of day and year can only be changed manually (F2 key) outside of

    the active timetable. If no selection is made, the system time is used.

1.5. Help Menu

    The help menu can be display at any time by pressing the 'F1' key. It provides an overview of

    possible options such as the weather, time setting, driver profile or checkbox activation.

2. Inside the Bus ?C the Driver's Seat

2.1. Overview of the Driver's Seat

2.2. The Individual Operating Elements

    Left side of the instrument panel (Num 7 key)

    1 ?C Retarder Auto 6 ?C Transmits/Transmit request 2 ?C Retarder Direct 7 ?C Lighting rotary switch 3 ?C ASR 8 ?C Ceiling lights

    4 ?C Hazard lights 9 ?C Cash register lighting 5 ?C External loudspeaker 10 ?C Windscreen wipers (keys 8 and 9)


1 - Upper ceiling lights

    2 - Lifting

    Right side of the instrument panel (Num 9 key)

1 ?C Retarder levels 0-4 ('Pos1' and 'End') 6 ?C Door lock

    2 ?C Bus stop brake 7 ?C Door release 3 ?C Kneeling 8 ?C Gear selection

    4 ?C Pushchair 9 ?C Door 1

    5 ?C Gear change training 10 ?C Door 2 Above:

1 ?C Switch through display

    2 ?C System / Info

    3 ?C Exit

Combi Instrument (NUM 8 key)

1 ?C Tachometer

    2 ?C Control lights

    3 ?C Driver information display

Tachograph (NUM Del key )

    1 ?C Driver 1, status selection 5 ?C Continue switching through menu 2 ?C Card ejector (driver 1) 6 ?C Switch through display / status 3 ?C Card ejector (driver 2) 7 ?C Confirm

    4 ?C Driver 2 8 ?C Switch through display / status

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