Website Translation Goes Live

We have added a (hopefully) helpful addition to the website – automatic translations using Google Translate. Automatic translation isn’t as good as a human translation of course, but this should still make the site easier to use and understand for our international users.

It will automatically select the language your browser is set to, but if you want to change it just choose a different one from the language picker.

Note that the picker scrolls – scroll down if you need Russian or Spanish.

v4.3.1 Bug Fix Release

Some users were having problems with v4.3.0 where X-Plane was throwing warnings on startup complaining of missing textures.

This was down to some DDS textures that, although valid, were not recognised by X-Plane for some reason. The troublemaker textures have been re-made and there’s a new 4.3.1 release out.

Just re-run your installer to fix the textures. Or if you’ve deleted the installer, download a new one from

New Library and Installers Released, 3D Previews too!

There is a new version of OpenSceneryX out, v4.3.0, which includes 3D previews of objects, lines, polygons and forests which are now displayed on the website. You can also preview all seasonal variants where they exist:

Here are the full release notes:

  • New scenery objects in this version:
  • Modified scenery objects in this version:
    • The spring and winter (no snow) forests were showing with a white ‘halo’ around them, which has now been fixed.
    • Discovered that the build process wasn’t always copying both DDS and PNG textures if they were both available. As a result, many more objects now have DDS textures.
    • Corrected a number of the polygons which contained invalid commands.
  • Other changes:
    • Added support for season switching using the Scenery Animation Manager plugin (SAM).
    • When delivering winter seasonal variants, we now prioritise specific snow / non-snow variants over default winter variants. This ensures, for example, that you will always see a snowy variant if you are using a plugin that requests snowy assets (provided there is a snowy version available for that item, of course!).
    • Improved the documentation for the asphalt surface polygon variants which are designed to be used over the top of opaque asphalt to give a more weathered look.
    • 3D previews of objects, lines, polygons and forests are now displayed on the website.

Also, to accompany the new library version, there is a new installer too, which has the following changes:

  1. Added support for season switching using the Scenery Animation Manager plugin (SAM).
  2. New application icon.
  3. Improve button and drop-down menu layouts on Linux.
  4. The Spanish and Catalan translations have been updated, thank you to Haris Amiel.
  5. No longer use an internal web browser to show the license – open the default web browser (e.g. Edge, Safari, Chrome) instead.
  6. Memory leak fixed on Windows. May have been causing the installer to hang towards the end of large installs.

Grab the new installer from the website home page: