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School Bus
General information
Faction

Combine

Type

American school bus

Health

N/A

Crew

1

Used by
Entity

N/A (brush)

The School Bus is a vehicle cut from Half-Life 2. It was apparently to be used by the Combine as the primary local Citizen transportation in City 17. It is based on the typical American yellow school bus. It was to be used in an older design for City 17, set sometime during the time the team decided to go from an American town to an Eastern European one.

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Existing only as brush, it can be found in several WC mappack maps:

  • "c17_01_15": in that pre "e3_terminal" map, it crosses the Combine Factories and passes in front of the City 17 Trainstation. It is completely colored in red - probably a mistake made by the mapper.
  • "d1_terminal_01_40": in that other pre "e3_terminal" map, no bus but a shelter and signs can be found.
  • "c17_road" and its variations: in that map the player rides it in a bus ride across City 17 (at some point another bus can be seen parked, with Citizens inside). In that map, the bus used for the ride is higher and slightly longer.
  • "proto_eliden": in that map, a damaged school bus with a taken out wheel and doors can be seen near two cars in the garage.
  • "subt": in that map, it can be seen from the sewers between the Manhack Arcade and Kleiner's Lab.
  • "d1_sewer": in that map and its variations, one is parked on a bridge, and another knocked over in a canal basin below.

During the game's development process, it was replaced by a tram. While no particular local Citizen transportation can be seen in the final game, at the end of the Half-Life 2 chapter "Follow Freeman!" (in the map "d3_c17_13", partially based on the E3 map "e3_c17_02"), tracks, a shelter and bus signs can be seen, hinting that City 17 still features trams and buses. A bus sign can be seen again at the very start of Episode One, near the monitor used to communicate with the Eli and Kleiner.

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