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Title: X-Plane Scenery and Airports
Post by: XOrionFE on December 31, 2012, 04:48:43 am
I wanted to shed some light on some of the scenery available in X-plane 10 because I believe there is a lot more than folks realize and want to make sure everyone is aware.    As new stuff comes out perhaps it can be added to this thread.

Base platform should be X-plane 10 Global

Free Aerosoft Airports included:
EBBR, EDDH,EDDK,EDDM,EDDS,EDDT,EDDV,EDLP,EGBB,EGKK,EGLL,EGPF,EGSS,EGDW,LEBL, LEMP, LFMN,LFPG,LFPO,LPFR,LSGG

Others included free: KSEA, innsbruk

Available Excellent Payware airports:
Wilmington Int'l
KSEA
KSFO
KLGA
KMIA
KMDW
KPAE
KTOA
KJFK
KPWT
KBFI
KRNT
PAKT
CYVR

Excellent Payware Scenery I have and can vouch for:

REALSCENERY - Florida, Tennessee, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Island of Oahu

Cities - Tucson, Reno/Carson City, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle

Other Areas - Western Canada (Final Frontier), Canadian Rockies, and Alaskan Panhandle (inside passage) which is great for Bush flying.   Rest of Alaska including major airports like Anchorage coming in 2013.

Other payware I don't have yet but on my list:
New Zealand
UK Photoscenery
Hamburg
Amsterdam
Toulouse
Zurich
Lugano
Keflavic

Now note that this is not an exhaustive list but merely the main stuff I know about to date.   In addition, there have been a lot of conversions of FSX scenery to X-Plane and are made regularly freely available at X-Plane.org by user community.   There is also information on how to do this on the site.

As you can see, X-Plane 10 is certainly not lacking in good scenery.  Obviously no where near as much as FSX but version 10 is relatively new yet by comparison and will take time.  Yes, I am very optimistic of its future. 

If anyone has more recommended scenery I didn't list or can comment on any scenery above that I listed as not purchased yet please add to the thread.

Thank you,
Scott




Title: Re: X-Plane Scenery and Airports
Post by: goof2092 on December 31, 2012, 05:01:13 am
Hi Scott

Got the Amsterdam scenery a few days ago from the x-plane org store, it is very very good.

Anthony
Title: Re: X-Plane Scenery and Airports
Post by: rhysb on December 31, 2012, 01:52:42 pm
Scott, I agree in small numbers your right there is great scenery for X plane, and you know I'm a huge fan of it and I would through FSX in the bin tomorrow if I could!

My concern is the developers are not developing for X plane and those that are are definitely the minority! I mean your list is all American pretty much! I have tried Lugano which is an aerosoft product and its awesome! I'm annoyed with aerosoft as they openly said to the public that they were getting on board with xplane but take a look at their previews forum! Everything they are developing is FSX!

I'm not moaning im just a bit upset really as I absolutely love xplane it's truly amazing and FSX is only close to it because of the scenery but I just don't think the developers will ever be brave enough to ditch FSX and let's be honest why would they as they won't make any money out of xplane! I have seen the financial results myself. Plus developing for an ever changing sim is never ideal!

I have had a go at the fs2xplane program too and it doesn't work and needs the sloping runways turned off too and that's one thing I want to have turned on in xplane.

Anyway it's night time here so I'm off for some xplane flying!

Good thread this Scott will be a good resource!
Title: Re: X-Plane Scenery and Airports
Post by: Kennair on December 31, 2012, 03:45:29 pm
Great thread Scott.  I agree XP scenery is a little light on at the moment compared to FSX but as your list testifies, there is an increasing amount being developed.  I believe in the "100th Monkey" principle, as more users come on board and jump up n down or even start developing for themselves (XP has a pretty comprehensive environment editor), commercial developers will see it as a cash cow.  Where that tipping point will be (the 101st Monkey) who knows but it will come.  Besides, XP10 takes advantage of all the current GPU power and shader technology that FSX is totally oblivious too due to its age.  Keen developers should see this as a tasty challenge :)

Now, to build another 2 PC's!

Ken.
Title: Re: X-Plane Scenery and Airports
Post by: XOrionFE on January 01, 2013, 09:01:24 am
JUST RELEASED TODAY  ------   Chicago O'hare International - ORD!!!!  ;D ;D ;D

Oh ye of little faith.... :P

Scott

http://store01.prostores.com/servlet/x-planestore/Detail?no=437 (http://store01.prostores.com/servlet/x-planestore/Detail?no=437)
Title: Re: X-Plane Scenery and Airports
Post by: fordgt40 on January 01, 2013, 09:22:00 am
Quote from: XOrionFE on January 01, 2013, 09:01:24 am
Oh ye of little faith.... :P
http://store01.prostores.com/servlet/x-planestore/Detail?no=437 (http://store01.prostores.com/servlet/x-planestore/Detail?no=437)


Still little faith here in Europe though  :( :( :(

Anyway, Happy New Year to  you Scott  :)

David
Title: Re: X-Plane Scenery and Airports
Post by: XOrionFE on January 01, 2013, 09:56:22 am
Quote from: fordgt40 on January 01, 2013, 09:22:00 am

Anyway, Happy New Year to  you Scott  :)

David


Happy New Year David!!!
Scott
Title: Re: X-Plane Scenery and Airports
Post by: rhysb on January 21, 2013, 12:26:27 am
One for Nat...

YSSY
http://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=16986 (http://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=16986)

YPAD
http://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=17893 (http://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=17893)




Rhys B
Title: Re: X-Plane Scenery and Airports
Post by: XOrionFE on January 21, 2013, 02:20:04 am
Chicago O'hare International -KORD is out and fantastic
http://store01.prostores.com/servlet/x-planestore/Detail?no=437 (http://store01.prostores.com/servlet/x-planestore/Detail?no=437)

Scott
Title: Re: X-Plane Scenery and Airports
Post by: Nat Crea on January 21, 2013, 02:32:36 am
Thanks Rhys! (and Scott)

Whats funny is that ORBX never made these airports for FSX.... :o

Nat
Title: Re: X-Plane Scenery and Airports
Post by: XOrionFE on January 23, 2013, 12:15:02 pm
Helsinki Malmi Airport - EFHF

http://store01.prostores.com/servlet/x-planestore/Detail?no=408 (http://store01.prostores.com/servlet/x-planestore/Detail?no=408)



You see, they are building European Airports :-)

Scott
Title: Re: X-Plane Scenery and Airports
Post by: rhysb on January 23, 2013, 11:44:43 pm
Scott,

You say Innsbruck is free in xp10? I don't have any scenery for Innsbruck?
Title: Re: X-Plane Scenery and Airports
Post by: XOrionFE on January 24, 2013, 02:32:19 am
Quote from: rhysb on January 23, 2013, 11:44:43 pm
Scott,

You say Innsbruck is free in xp10? I don't have any scenery for Innsbruck?


It should be in there.  I believe it is actually one of the demo areas so maybe comes with the demo?   Are you using X-Plane 10 Global?   Make sure you installed that area of the world.
Title: Re: X-Plane Scenery and Airports
Post by: rhysb on January 24, 2013, 09:45:00 am
Yeah Scott, fully installed with all the world scenery, strange?
Title: Re: X-Plane Scenery and Airports
Post by: Bob Reed on January 24, 2013, 05:02:58 pm
Quote from: rhysb on January 24, 2013, 09:45:00 am
Yeah Scott, fully installed with all the world scenery, strange?


Yes it is one of the demos and does need to be downloaded....
Title: Re: X-Plane Scenery and Airports
Post by: rhysb on January 25, 2013, 12:13:38 am
Bob,

You got the link?
Title: Re: X-Plane Scenery and Airports
Post by: Bob Reed on January 25, 2013, 10:36:26 am
I will have to look around. Been a while since I installed and set anything up. Will let you know.
Title: Re: X-Plane Scenery and Airports
Post by: cmdurney on January 28, 2013, 06:19:38 pm
Quote from: XOrionFE on December 31, 2012, 04:48:43 am
I wanted to shed some light on some of the scenery available in X-plane 10 because I believe there is a lot more than folks realize and want to make sure everyone is aware.    As new stuff comes out perhaps it can be added to this thread.

Base platform should be X-plane 10 Global

Free Aerosoft Airports included:
EBBR, EDDH,EDDK,EDDM,EDDS,EDDT,EDDV,EDLP,EGBB,EGKK,EGLL,EGPF,EGSS,EGDW,LEBL, LEMP, LFMN,LFPG,LFPO,LPFR,LSGG

Others included free: KSEA, innsbruk

Available Excellent Payware airports:
Wilmington Int'l
KSEA
KSFO
KLGA
KMIA
KMDW
KPAE
KTOA
KJFK
KPWT
KBFI
KRNT
PAKT
CYVR

Excellent Payware Scenery I have and can vouch for:

REALSCENERY - Florida, Tennessee, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Island of Oahu

Cities - Tucson, Reno/Carson City, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle

Other Areas - Western Canada (Final Frontier), Canadian Rockies, and Alaskan Panhandle (inside passage) which is great for Bush flying.   Rest of Alaska including major airports like Anchorage coming in 2013.

Other payware I don't have yet but on my list:
New Zealand
UK Photoscenery
Hamburg
Amsterdam
Toulouse
Zurich
Lugano
Keflavic

Now note that this is not an exhaustive list but merely the main stuff I know about to date.   In addition, there have been a lot of conversions of FSX scenery to X-Plane and are made regularly freely available at X-Plane.org by user community.   There is also information on how to do this on the site.

As you can see, X-Plane 10 is certainly not lacking in good scenery.  Obviously no where near as much as FSX but version 10 is relatively new yet by comparison and will take time.  Yes, I am very optimistic of its future. 

If anyone has more recommended scenery I didn't list or can comment on any scenery above that I listed as not purchased yet please add to the thread.

Thank you,
Scott



Hi just found this for NZ:

http://www.alpilotx.net/downloads/x-plane-10-new-zealand-pro/ (http://www.alpilotx.net/downloads/x-plane-10-new-zealand-pro/)


Title: X-Plane Scenery and Airports
Post by: Sean McLeod on January 30, 2013, 09:26:23 am
It's getting better all the time in terms of content - sadly the patent troll UNILOC has wrapped its tentacles around Laminar Research and is squeezing.

Do what you can to support LR since XP and FightGear are the only computer flight sims left for us enthusiasts.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
Title: Re: X-Plane Scenery and Airports
Post by: Nat Crea on January 31, 2013, 05:09:05 pm
GDay Scott...I mean Mr. XP :)

Just to clarify...are the airports below included in XP10 Global DVD?


Nat


QuoteBase platform should be X-plane 10 Global

Free Aerosoft Airports included:
EBBR, EDDH,EDDK,EDDM,EDDS,EDDT,EDDV,EDLP,EGBB,EGKK,EGLL,EGPF,EGSS,EGDW,LEBL, LEMP, LFMN,LFPG,LFPO,LPFR,LSGG

Others included free: KSEA, innsbruk
Title: Re: X-Plane Scenery and Airports
Post by: XOrionFE on January 31, 2013, 05:37:19 pm
yes, although KSEA and Innsbruk come from the demo
Title: Re: X-Plane Scenery and Airports
Post by: Nat Crea on January 31, 2013, 08:52:46 pm
Thanks Scott.

Wish the Demo lasted longer...nightmare trying to get 4 copies of it running long enough to even take off :o

Nat
Title: Re: X-Plane Scenery and Airports
Post by: XOrionFE on February 01, 2013, 04:03:36 am
make sure under "Operations and Warnings" menu you set the Startup to start each flight with engines running.   Oh, also download and install the x737 aircraft model but make sure that you delete the plugin for it because you dont want that interfering with Sim-A.

In your rendering set to start full screen.

This should help you in your testing so you dont have to fiddle around starting things. 
Title: Re: X-Plane Scenery and Airports
Post by: XOrionFE on February 02, 2013, 07:08:35 am
In case you missed this Aerosoft just released X-Plane scenery for Frankfurt-Hahn!

http://store01.prostores.com/servlet/x-planestore/Detail?no=446 (http://store01.prostores.com/servlet/x-planestore/Detail?no=446)

Who says X-Plane has no future???  :)

Scott
Title: Re: X-Plane Scenery and Airports
Post by: Nat Crea on February 02, 2013, 01:29:29 pm
Scott...Im still confused.
I ordered Global Edition direct, but I have a feeling it Doesn't include all those
European airports like LFMN? Can I get them elsewhere?

Sorry...waiting for the DVD's to arrive!  :o

Nat
Title: Re: X-Plane Scenery and Airports
Post by: XOrionFE on February 03, 2013, 09:00:27 am
Quote from: melnato on February 02, 2013, 01:29:29 pm
Scott...Im still confused.
I ordered Global Edition direct, but I have a feeling it Doesn't include all those
European airports like LFMN? Can I get them elsewhere?

Sorry...waiting for the DVD's to arrive!  :o

Nat


I think they come in from an update to 10.10 once you have it installed.  If not anymore then let me know and I will send the files.  They should be there though.

See review here:
http://xsimreviews.com/2012/01/02/aerosofts-airport-scenery-and-a-plausible-world-in-xp10-part-i/ (http://xsimreviews.com/2012/01/02/aerosofts-airport-scenery-and-a-plausible-world-in-xp10-part-i/)

Scott
Title: Re: X-Plane Scenery and Airports
Post by: Nat Crea on February 03, 2013, 05:10:59 pm
Thanks Scott,

Ill leave you alone till I get my discs.
Set up one Visual PC + Server last night...interesting :)

Nat
Title: Re: X-Plane Scenery and Airports
Post by: rhysb on February 17, 2013, 11:40:53 pm
Nat,

Yes it will install all of these airports when you run the updater to get it all up to date. Also I know my copy of xplane10 actually came with a separate disc with the aerosoft airports on.

Just a few more European sceneries to add. It's looking good for France

Firstly the FranceVFR team who make awesome scenery for FSX have switched to xplane too! Their new site can be found here http://www.xpfrance.com/en/ (http://www.xpfrance.com/en/) terrain mesh is released but looks like all their FSX sceneries and photo VFR is to follow.

Secondly just downloaded and installed LFOB which is a Paris airport used by the low costs and its an awesome scenery! Up there with the best payware stuff

LFOB http://xpfr.org/?body=scene_accueil&sc=-1 (http://xpfr.org/?body=scene_accueil&sc=-1)

Thanks

Rhys B
Title: Re: X-Plane Scenery and Airports
Post by: rhysb on March 06, 2013, 12:26:28 pm
For freeware this looks immense!!

http://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=18721 (http://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=18721)
Title: Re: X-Plane Scenery and Airports
Post by: Nat Crea on March 09, 2013, 12:32:41 am
Hey Rhys

Whats the your last link to? I keep getting errors.
Thanks for the previous links also mate.

Heres a nice freeware, maybe too small for 737's but fun to try and get one in ;)

http://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=18715 (http://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=18715)

Nat
Title: Re: X-Plane Scenery and Airports
Post by: Nat Crea on March 09, 2013, 12:34:49 am
Holy s#*t...check NZCH Christchurch  out!

http://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=15673 (http://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=15673)

Nat
Title: Re: X-Plane Scenery and Airports
Post by: rhysb on March 09, 2013, 11:27:56 am
Nat,

The link has been taken down I think.

Those sceneries look awesome for freeware!!

I think I have found the mother of all freeware sites though!!!!

http://simheaven.de/ (http://simheaven.de/) is a site that is all freeware! ZL 17 photo sceneries which are constantly updated and OSM data to go over it.

I have installed most of the alps and its awesome! I would pay £100's for this and it's all free!!!
Title: Re: X-Plane Scenery and Airports
Post by: iwik on March 09, 2013, 10:31:08 pm
Rhys,
Thanks for the link,i've been caughtup in this xplane thing as well. Had trouble accepting
it but persevered,d/l some of the free softaware and now starting to believe it going somewhere. I'm a bit confused, oSM sceneries and Photo Sceneries, whats the difference
and i gather you use both. Could you please explain.
Thanks
Les
Title: Re: X-Plane Scenery and Airports
Post by: rhysb on March 10, 2013, 12:03:02 am
The Photo sceneries are the VFR photoreal textures that drape over the mesh.

As far as the OSM sceneries its fairly easy to explain: Xplane uses open street map (OSM) to generate its buildings and roads. As OSM is a real time updated database that determines where and what type of roads and buildings are all over the world. This is updated constantly so every month there is more detail in this so to update this in xplane keeps more detail being added.

So you have the base layer which is the photo texture then the OSM layer is above this so where the photo scenery shows a road in the sim the OSM data will place that road on it with the traffic etc,

Hope that makes sense :)
Title: Re: X-Plane Scenery and Airports
Post by: iwik on March 10, 2013, 09:04:55 am
Thanks,describes it perfectly.
Les
Title: Re: X-Plane Scenery and Airports
Post by: dnoize on March 10, 2013, 09:40:36 am
And the OSM scenery is really impressive.
check this:

Osm2xp Montpellier - part 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DSb4LN2jK8#ws)
Title: Re: X-Plane Scenery and Airports
Post by: dnoize on March 10, 2013, 09:48:05 am
Or this one !

Perfect placement of buildings, roads and railways.

check the night scene at 4:25.

Time for a new computer for the VFR flights:

X-Plane 10 Ultra High Quality Scenery (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2ZC94HCtcg#ws)

Stef
Title: Re: X-Plane Scenery and Airports
Post by: Nat Crea on March 11, 2013, 12:50:04 am
Damn...nice videos Stef!

Wish they covered Australia with OSM2xp

Nat
Title: Re: X-Plane Scenery and Airports
Post by: rhysb on March 11, 2013, 05:52:50 am
Nat,

It is bud. OSM2xp is the conversion program. Australia is on open street map so it can be done, you just need the photo scenery.

I suggest trying simheaven.de in my above post that should give you everything

Rhys b
Title: Re: X-Plane Scenery and Airports
Post by: Nat Crea on March 11, 2013, 02:36:07 pm
Thanks Rhys...man this is a tweakers heaven!  :idiot:

Nat
Title: Re: X-Plane Scenery and Airports
Post by: rhysb on March 20, 2013, 12:27:46 am
Www.simheaven.com (http://Www.simheaven.com) has released the latest 2013 OSM data! I have downloaded Europe and man this improves the default scenery in xplane!
Title: Re: X-Plane Scenery and Airports
Post by: Nat Crea on April 07, 2013, 05:12:53 pm
Stumbled across this guys Xplane airports covering USA and Hawaii:

http://fred-e.net/x-plane-sceneries/ (http://fred-e.net/x-plane-sceneries/)

Nat