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Roane County, Tennessee, USA 19.3.1

HUGE 175sq/mi, 193+ miles of roadway, US40 highway, 3 Towns, Signs, Working Traffic Lights, Trees

  1. Mr.Bot
    Mr.Bot
    5/5,
    Version: 0.85.1
    I'm glad that most of the towns are finished. Great job bro, how long will it be once this map is fully complete? Will you keep updating this? Or are you going to work on a different project if you haven't already started?
    1. bob.blunderton
      Author's Response
      This will have periodic updates (usually once per or every other month) that hopefully will take less time then completing the game this mod is made for. I can't make any promises for certain, or give a time frame.
      I am looking into optimizing and re-releasing So-Cal Interstate with double the last version's FPS, and seeing what else needs to be done to make it more engrossing.
      I also have a city map planned, it's started (basically building a proof of concept), nothing really to show for it yet though. Much models already donated or created for that - still need a bunch of modular highway pieces and curbs and such, and countless tall buildings yet.
      So if you or anyone has anything as far as building or city object models to throw towards a map, please do let me know!
      Glad you liked the map thus far. More progress will be made on Roane County as I get more time and get the FPS under control in spots.
      --Cheers!
  2. Skwerly1
    Skwerly1
    5/5,
    Version: 0.85.1
    AMD Ryzen 3 1300x, Nvidia GTX 750 TI, and 16 JigglyBits of ram. Runs nice :D
  3. Night Wing Zero
    Night Wing Zero
    5/5,
    Version: 0.85.1
    Very good map, its huge and i love it, however would it be possible to add in future updates of this map some public lighning? Its very hard to see when its night time but overall I quite impressed with this mod.
    good job :)
    1. bob.blunderton
      Author's Response
      I am looking into the lighting bit, but I hold no promises. It's only on bridges and at the Pine Ridge Road exit for US 40 for now. Regardless of outcome, it won't be until much later the lighting gets touched/changed.
      Yes it's dark as all get-out, it's a rural area, this is how they are. The towns do need some more lights though.
      Thanks for the good words and glad you enjoyed the map.
  4. Sebas-Kitty
    Sebas-Kitty
    5/5,
    Version: 0.85.1
    amazing map tho one thing when using a hddi dont suggest using page file it uses your hdd bandwith and could slow down map loading (lag when driving fast) alternative is to setup page file on another hdd thats present in the system where windows is not installed on good luck! (also how much of the map is actualy finished? )
    1. bob.blunderton
      Author's Response
      I'd say I am around half-way done on the towns. I am trying to optimize more before going much further with them so I don't make the FPS (much) worse.
      85% to 90% of the roads that are supposed to be in, are in already.
      The airport is in. It even has a few buildings now, too.
      The highway is in and mostly done (US 40, gets a little bland on the west end especially past Westel road - the last exit, but it's smooth!).
      A majority of the back-end work like creating textures for signs, roads, buildings, and 'stuff like that', is done already - because it had to be.
      So, over-all, I'd say the map is 65~75% done, as much as it could be for right now. When tiled terrain support comes, it will enable me to upgrade the map much much more!
      Pagefile may slow a machine down, especially with a hard drive, but if you only have one drive, and 8~16gb of ram, slow loading/hitching is better than a game-ending crash-to-desktop (CTD!) any day of the week.
      Yes, putting page-file on drive d: or whatever secondary drive you have, IF you have one, is better, unless that drive is more than 3~5 years old (and hence, much slower). Buy SSD's my friends, that is all I can say, even cheap bottom-of-the-barrel ones are better than consumer-level hard drives. Just... back up your data regularly, regardless of the route you take, as it's smart computing, to do so.
      Thanks for writing in & do enjoy the map!
  5. Tyree89733
    Tyree89733
    5/5,
    Version: 0.85.1
    Best map on the Beamng Drive Simulator Thank you :)
    1. bob.blunderton
      Author's Response
      Thanks, am trying, it's a LOT of work, a whole lot. It took an entire month of working just to bring the Kingston update. It is really nice though when everything starts coming together and making the scene whole - but it sure takes long enough to get there.

      --Thanks for writing in as always, it means something!
  6. DeezDelectables
    DeezDelectables
    5/5,
    Version: 0.85.1
    Amazing work on this map. Every update is gold. Keep up the good work mate. Thank you.
    1. bob.blunderton
      Author's Response
      I do my best to make it not only look nice but play well and have lots of fun in it too. There's always some nook or cranny of the map you haven't explored yet. Exploration = fun, and sometimes 'just driving' without any specific destination just completely fits the bill, too. To that end, this map is where you want to be.
      There's several hidden jumps in and around Kingston, so make sure you've found them all (hint: often they're at or near the far end of something).
      --Cheers!
  7. nouseuse
    nouseuse
    5/5,
    Version: 0.85.1
    I have AMD A6 with Raedon 6520G graphics, 8GB ram, and on low, it runs pretty decent. Map is very well made.

    I have both pirated game and windows. Pirated it as a trial, and am definitely buying it!
    1. bob.blunderton
      Author's Response
      To you and to anyone else who gets the game without paying - please purchase this game - the developers are awesome and you can actually get a hold of the moderators/developers and speak with them. They are truly awesome folks who I have had the pleasure of having many conversations with. If it wasn't for their help - in addition to making the game - this map wouldn't be here (yes, they actually changed some coding in the game exe when an update on 0.9 broke the map). So entirely, with the cheap price, this game is made by a small private group of developers, they totally deserve the money.
      They deserve to eat, and pay the bills, you know. They're really awesome people if you ever need to speak with them.
      This map is proudly made on a computer with 0% pirated software/files on it.
  8. MultiGamerClub
    MultiGamerClub
    3/5,
    Version: 0.85.1
    Fps issues, but 0,8 GB was sweet!
    1. bob.blunderton
      Author's Response
      Turn your settings down, you rate mid-grade on a map I can drive through on high texture detail with minimum reflections and all shadows on, at no less than 30.6 fps in one spot, the rest being higher. I only have an Rx 480 8gb card. Considering this was over 2500 hours of work, to bring a larger map than dozens of others combined, it runs pretty well. Maybe you should take some time to properly configure your graphics settings, or work a mere few hours (or more) to upgrade your system.
      The you won't be the only person in the room rating it 3 star, out of 100+ people. This game is not yet final version, nor is this map is not yet final.
      The system requirements are clearly stated, if it runs poorly turn down your gfx settings, or bring what is required, don't complain about others.
      My 3 year old + PC with a more recent graphics board runs it just fine.
      If you want high FPS consider buying an AAA game but that'll cost you money, where this was given free.
  9. zschmeez
    zschmeez
    5/5,
    Version: 0.85.1
    I just love this map. It offers the freedom to just... drive.
    1. bob.blunderton
      Author's Response
      Sir your comment is 100% on the money. That's exactly what this map is intended for. To provide a somewhat-scenic realistic driving experience. 175 miles of REAL Tennessee roadway is at your fingertips here in this map. Miles upon miles upon miles of roads from super-open straight-away types to windy mountain switchbacks to American Interstate US 40 that goes from Kingston in the east all the way to a mile or two west of the Westel exit. There's much more to this map then first meets the eye but eventually you'll find what's hiding out there when you 'just drive'
      --Thanks for writing in and enjoy the update.
  10. Beam NG Driver
    Beam NG Driver
    5/5,
    Version: 0.72
    Good detailed map,fun to drive very quickly :S


    Ps:Why wouldn‘t it run on pirated Beamng and/or Windows? What does it have to do with a Beamng map?
    1. bob.blunderton
      Author's Response
      Thanks for the kind words on the map.
      Pirated Windows may not correctly function, or may have been modified in ways that may negatively affect performance or system security before it's distributed.
      Pirated Beamng software likely will not be up to date which could be bad considering that new features are constantly being introduced, which would cause erronious bug reports for bugs that wouldn't normally exist on proper up-to-date software. So to keep things easier for everyone, I don't support the map running on non-genuine software (Besides, this 'game' is very inexpensive, and Windows genuine copies can be had for as little as 50~60$ US Dollar price if you know where to look, and about 90~100$ US Dollar price even if you don't).
      Happy Cruising!
  11. jronny2
    jronny2
    5/5,
    Version: 0.72
    hmm i have an answer:
    whit-
    8GB ram
    intel I3 1.8 GHz
    nvidia gforce GT 740M (2GB dedicate ram)
    SDD
    runs at 20/30 fps ¿will run at more fps if i turn off vsync? ¿or its better run whit vsync?
    for teh rest... ILOVE THIS AWESOME MAP
    11/10 IGM (I Got Maps)
    1. bob.blunderton
      Author's Response
      Heehee thanks. I have an update for this that *should* go live before/after the weekend that adds detail and kills off grass-shadow (to help FPS).
      Turn off shadows (your pc is 1.8ghz, this will help cpu with FPS)
      Turn OFF reflections completely, period (if they aren't already off).
      Try low detail if you're on medium, or if you hate low, run medium at whatever-by-720p (1366x720p is common). See how you fare.
      Some mid-range 7xx series cards will have trouble with the sheer amount of detail, so lowering the resolution a bit will help the gpu lots.

      --Thanks for writing in and posting system specs, it helps me know the demographic that run this map & it helps others (players, and mappers) know what hardware is common.
  12. krusty0921
    krusty0921
    5/5,
    Version: 0.72
    Love this map ! ,biggest map i have lol
    runs ok on my laptop
    amd a10-8700p apu with r6 graphics
    8gb ram
    2tb hdd
    win 7 pro
    just brilliant, keep up the good work !
    1. bob.blunderton
      Author's Response
      Turn off shadows if possible, to help CPU speed increase. Make sure to get next week's update, as it'll be about 20% faster in the city areas and have a whole lot more homes (I've worked about a month straight on it, every day, almost the entire day, 6 days a week).
      Trying to do the best I can here for everyone, though I will be honest, it certainly takes a decent/recent PC to run it - but that is par-for-the-course on a pre-release game that's not even on BETA stages yet.
      Do enjoy and look for the 2nd Kingston Update being posted next week (or this weekend).
      --Thanks for writing in and I can assure you progress will continue.
  13. the fail man
    the fail man
    5/5,
    Version: 0.72
    Just a great map but as u know there is an fps problem.
    Im runing a Ryxen 7 1800x 3.9ghz ,16gb 2660mhz ram, two gtx1080 2ghz,(i know tha game so far can only use one) still only geting 25 ish fps in the town.

    other then that one of the best maps in the game 10/10
    1. bob.blunderton
      Author's Response
      Thanks, turn down your reflections as it will help, there's A LOT more detail (exponentially more) then in most maps - not so much the quality, it just goes on for blocks, and blocks, and blocks, and blocks!
      So if you put reflections on minimum you should be fine.
      You shouldn't have to turn down or off the shadows with your Ryzen CPU.
      You'll be pleased to know that I've brought the FPS up in towns (Rockwood and Kingston) up by up to 25% or such, compared to the current version, averaging 20% on the money in the most-dense parts of town.

      Yes, this map is 144 square miles, and it's not 100% optimized yet. It's still an in-progress thing, but in a week, or there-about, things will be a little smoother!

      You can use the 10kb patch if you know how to modify the zip-file on the last page of the discussion forums. Look for the 2nd or 3rd last post by me (today, 10/30/2017) and find the groundcover.zip.
      This patch when extracted and applied to the proper directory in the zip file will bring FPS up considerably by disabling the grass shadow (it's not needed on simple grass!), and by making the two most-commonly used 3d grass bits go 2d a little sooner as you drive away from them. This wasn't an issue before but as more detail was packed in, to a realistic level, it became an issue of juggling SO much data by the CPU, and it just gets a little in over it's head. I am getting 36FPS in the slowest spots now with a Radeon Rx 480 8gb, 1288mhz core clock, a 4790k 4.4ghz, and 16gb 2400mhz DDR3, so your results should be better.
      Just turn those reflections down, and look for next week's content update that should be out just before or just after the weekend.
      --Thanks for checking out the map, it's over 2500 hours of work!
  14. Mrle
    Mrle
    5/5,
    Version: 0.72
    I am aswell rating from what i've seen. I'm here to ask you if i can run this at all above 30 fps
    HARDWARE :

    PROCESOR - AMD Athlon X4 845 quad core 3.50 GHz
    RAM - 8 gib
    GRAPHICS CARD - AMD Radeon R7 360 series
    NO SSD
    1 Terrabyte of hard disc space stuff. But theres about 50 gig of it free ( i know...i know )

    Let me know if you need more information.
    I am running the game on low purely cause i'm going with FPS over LOOKS.
    1. bob.blunderton
      Author's Response
      It should run on medium, low, or very low. I'd advise low, if that doesn't give you good FPS save for one spot that gets a bit slow in downtown Harriman, I am not sure what to say. The processor is a bit on the old side, but if you turn off shadows, it will save on the cpu a bit. 8gb of ram is just enough so close out web browser etc before loading the game. You may get some loading lag periodically using a hard disk drive, but if that is all you have, then it is better than not having a PC. Very Low detail will keep areas with GRASS from getting too slow as it forgoes displaying it entirely, but it looks like a 1990s game then, but you can still play it just fine.
      Save up for one of those new AMD APU's that have ZEN cores, and VEGA iGpu's, they'll be out within the next 2~3 months under the new APU lineup for laptops and desktops and should be very reasonably priced.
  15. jtreign9097
    jtreign9097
    5/5,
    Version: 0.72
    I noticed in the description in game it listed Midway and Cardiff.. are these in the game? i know midway is off 321.. can i get there ? curious
    1. bob.blunderton
      Author's Response
      The location is there, the buildings and town are *NOT* there, it's in the South-East-most corner of the map (less than a mile from the east edge, about 500 feet from the south edge).
      You can start in Kingston and continue heading south and keep on going south, until you cross a long bridge, then it becomes four lanes then two lanes after a while (it is 3~4 lanes for some time as it goes over the hill and where River Road splits off). After it's two lanes again, the second road on the left (45 degree angle, it's ONLY on the left, no road to the right here) should get you there. That road - Loudon Hwy, is the last road on the left side of Decatur Road heading south - if you hit the south edge of the map you went too far. Take it for a good mile or such, something like that, and you'll end up seeing a road on the left, stop there & free-cam about, and you'll see some writing on the terrain in white stone just south of your position that says 'MID TOWN', that is where I will one day build the town. Be aware there's nothing but roads, trees, land and water out there, and the map edge of course, it's very very unfinished.
      I just checked and there should be a MANUAL AI DESTINATION/TARGET of 'Loudon_Hwy_To_Midway' so pick one of those it should get you close. The AI should have no issue driving there unless you're on one of the side-streets in town and it hits a stop sign.
      There's a few Loudon highway pieces so maybe try a few of them, they're all the same road, just different sections of it.
      If you have any issues feel free to join in on the discussion forum on the tab above, it's rather active with new posts daily.
      Thanks for checking out Beamng.drive's largest map.
  16. MrLeRien
    MrLeRien
    5/5,
    Version: 0.72
    Excellent map! So many roads to explore! Really huge for a Beta map! Do you plan of doing a LITE version of this map (for players that have a low-end PC/mid-range laptops) ? MrLeRien
    1. bob.blunderton
      Author's Response
      Thanks for the good words as always. This is the original large-scale-open-world test for Beamng (as it sits now), though it's been taken much further than originally intended as the original concept when over very well with folks.

      I can't say I'd be doing a 'lite' version, however, next week's updates may improve FPS in the downtown areas by as much as 20% give or take a few percent. I am continually optimizing things, and I definitely make sure to keep and eye on the FPS meter while I build (I always do, it's a must).

      Folks that don't meet the Beamng.drive Recommended specifications shouldn't try to run this map in it's current state, however, there are many folks that have even run this at 720p on integrated recent Intel Graphics.

      Use LOWEST as a last resort, as it may help folks run it that don't have enough GPU power or RAM free.

      --Thanks for writing in.
  17. seanf5599
    seanf5599
    5/5,
    Version: 0.72
    I have a laptop with 16 GB of ram, 2.6 clock speed, 400 gb ssd, intel i7 vpro, windows 10, and 64 bit
  18. emersonDAbeast
    emersonDAbeast
    5/5,
    Version: 0.72
    I have an intel i5 6400 and 12 gb of ram and no gpu and It runs alright. one weird thing is that my pc never goes over 55C, even at max CPU!!
    1. bob.blunderton
      Author's Response
      You may have the mind to have already set the GFX memory high enough in BIOS, and also have the video settings set accordingly, so your luck was better than those that neglected to do so with the same hardware.
      Good job! Makes my life easier. Rest assured knowing even with dedicated video you would only end up raising the settings and be in the same boat fps-wise.
      Your CPU is http://ark.intel.com/products/88185 and hence only 65 watts, so it won't roast you or the PC's innards to death, and with integrated video being only a few watts at most, video isn't really contributing to the heat much at all.
      Enjoy the map and thanks for writing in as always!
  19. Derek Weston
    Derek Weston
    5/5,
    Version: 0.72
    I love it my 1TB computer runs it amazingly well. Great Job on this map, fun realistic if only it were completely finished. Been waiting for an update and it finally came by!!!!!
    1. bob.blunderton
      Author's Response
      It will have more updates in the future, and I will get fixed the oddball car-wash-sign-appears-where-it-shouldn't bug, and the spawn-point 'odd behavior' in which sometimes spawns work fine for other's they do not work at all and dump you at the default. Go figure. Welcome to alpha pre release software and a beta map version / Work-in-Progress. The towns will be completed first, while the square grass will stay on the rural routes until tiled terrain support comes to Beamng.drive (which means more terrain detail per square meter, actually).
      --Keep an eye out for monthly updates & See you then!
  20. piefail
    piefail
    5/5,
    Version: 0.72
    gives my pc a stroke 10/10
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