OpenSceneryX

The OpenSceneryX project is a free to use library of scenery objects for X-Plane® 8.6 and above. X-Plane® 9 and 10 are fully supported. 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 here. Note that you cannot download single objects, you must download the library as a whole.

1Download

Recommended Option: Installer

Click one of the following links to download the OpenSceneryX installer:

Alternative Option: Zip File

If for any reason you cannot use the installer, for example if you are behind a restrictive firewall, then you can download a zip file containing the whole library here. 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.

2Install

Installer

To use 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 it whenever you like and it will only download files that have changed.

Zip File

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

3Use

Normal X-Plane® Users

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 any changes to your default scenery and 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 that uses OpenSceneryX then that package will come alive with objects.

X-Plane® Scenery Developers

If you are a scenery developer, click the following link to download the OpenSceneryX Developer Pack: . Instructions for use are enclosed, and the developer pack 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.

Donations

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.

Scenery Packages that use OpenSceneryX

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.

Contributions

We now have an extraordinary contributions in the library and still rising.

Contributors

A big thank you to the following people who have contributed: 

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.

Would you like to contribute?

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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Recent Posts

Beta Release of Installer and Library

A beta version of the installer and library are now ready for testing. This beta includes two new features, as well as one other significant change behind the scenes:

  1. The Mac installer now provides support for the default Steam location.  A new button allows you to select the Steam folder if it exists.
  2. The installer now includes the Backup Library that chris k originally built and einstein continues to expand and maintain.  This means that if you have OpenSceneryX installed, you no longer need the Backup Library.  The installer allows you to choose whether the placeholders used are visible or invisible – the visible ones should be bright red.
  3. The installer has been rebuilt using the latest version of the Xojo development environment. This means that the Mac version is now a full Cocoa application.

We need some testers to try out this beta and test the new features, as well as ensuring that no bugs have crept in.  Although the third item above sounds innocuous, a lot of things have changed under the covers so it needs a good test.

WARNING: If you are not happy testing betas, which may have bugs, please skip this and wait for the full release version.

However, if you would like to help out, please either reply to this post (you’ll need to register as a user of the site if you haven’t already) or simply get in touch using the contact form.

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