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The OpenSceneryX project is a free to use library of scenery objects for X-Plane® v8.50 and above. It is a collaborative effort by members of the X-Plane.org community and the aim is to provide a good range of high quality scenery components for authors to use in their scenery packages.
The library contains many pre-built 3d models including buildings, aircraft and vehicles as well as a large collection of ground markings, ground furniture and trees from both Europe and America.
An index of all the objects in the current version is available down the right hand side of this page, click to view more information about the object, including a screenshot. Note that you cannot download single objects, you must download the library as a whole.
To read more, please visit the blog.
Click one of the following links to download the OpenSceneryX installer:
If for any reason you cannot use the installer, for example if you are behind a restrictive firewall or if you need to download on one machine and install on another, then you can download a zip file containing the whole library by clicking the following link: OpenSceneryx.zip. PLEASE ONLY USE THIS OPTION IF YOU ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO because it is hard on my bandwidth and also much slower because you have to download the entire library rather than just the files that have changed.
* Please note that the Linux version requires GTK+ 2.8 or higher, glibc-2.4 or higher, the CUPS (Common UNIX Printing System) and libstdc++.so.6. For information on GTK, see www.gtk.org. The installer is currently 32-bit only, so to run in 64-bit Linux you will also need the ia32-libs package, if available for your distro.
If you used the recommended option and downloaded the installer, just unzip it and run it. You will be asked to locate your X-Plane® folder and then the installer will automatically download the latest version of OpenSceneryX.
You don't need to download a new installer every time you want to update OpenSceneryX, you can just re-run the installer whenever you like and it will only download files that have changed.
If you downloaded the full zipped version, unzip it and a folder titled 'OpenSceneryX' should be created. Move this folder into the 'Custom Scenery' folder inside your X-Plane folder
If you are a standard user of X-Plane®, then you don't do anything else. Installing this library does nothing on it's own to the simulator - you won't see new objects dotted about, you won't see any changes to your default scenery, you won't see any new options in X-Plane®. However, scenery packages developed by other people can now use the objects in this library, so if you have installed any scenery package marked 'Enhanced by OpenSceneryX' then that package will come alive with objects.
If you are a scenery developer, click the following link to download the OpenSceneryX Developer Pack: OpenSceneryX Developer Pack 2.0.0. Instructions for use are enclosed, and the developer pack now contains a full PDF reference manual containing everything in the library including screenshots. If you have used OpenSceneryX in your scenery package, please let us know by leaving a message on this page.
Although the library is and always will be free to use, it still costs money to host this website and provide the downloads for the library. If you feel the library is a valuable resource, we would be very grateful if you would consider donating a little to keep it running.
If you want to check out the latest developments in the library, often before they are released, then the blog is the place to look.
So if you've downloaded the library and would like to see it in use, you'll need to find a scenery package that uses it! Take a look at the list of packages that are enhanced by OpenSceneryX.
We now have an extraordinary 2225 contributions in the library and still rising.
A big thank you to the following people who have contributed: @lex, Air Northwest, Albert Laubi, Alex Unruh, amerrir, Andras Fabian, Andrew Rerecich, Atypik Design, audiotracker, Austin Goudge, Barry Roberts, Benedikt Stratmann, benghurk, Bertrand Augras, Birger Christiansen, Bob Feaver, Bob Whitt, Brett Sumpter, Christian Riviere, Christian Rivière, Conan Davis (Vivar), Cormac Shaw, Curt Boyll, Daniel Leygnat, Darragh Hickey, Dave Morley, Daveduck, David Gluck, David Hossack, Davide De Marchi, Denmeul, Dhruv Kalra, Dieter Rosenkranz, Drew Elkin, Dwight Gardam, Falcon, fasm, gliderace, Hector Tanus, Heinz Dziurowitz, Jacques Brault, James Green, Jaron Latona aka JTron, Jeff Mueller, Jochen Haink, Jonathan Harris, Jose Antonio Sanchez-Duran, Ket, Laminar Research, Luke173, Marco Wolfsmann, Matt Moriarty, Mertzen, Morton Melhuus, mr 3D, Nick Ward, Omer, openfootage.net, Pedro MS Alves, Peter Eckart, Phill Scott, Planebuilder, psiteo, Ralf Kutscher, Reuben Horsley, Reuben Mowbray, Robert T. Brown III, Robin Tannahill, Rocket Man, ROMELLA, Ron Somerville, Sergey Dovnar aka Slyder, Sergio Santagada, Sevo, Shadetreemicro.com, shilova, Splendor Bouman, Steve Mills, The Beluga Project, Tom Kyler, Tony Brown, Vincent McMahon, X-Plane® Freeware Project, XPFW, XPushback Plugin Project and yewenyi.
Additional thanks also goes to Tom Kyler for testing the Linux version of the installer, to Sergio Santagada for allowing the OpenSceneryX installer icon to be based on his original icon artwork and to the following people for localising the installer: Jordi Sayol, Gerrit-Jan Rebel, Olivier Faivre, Valentin Kaufmann and Jon Hyams.
At the moment we especially need airport objects - vehicles and other paraphernalia for authors to populate their airports with, but providing it's good quality we will take anything. There are some instructions for contributors here.
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