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Latest Additions

Broadleaf dense, cold and temperate, 8-14m high
Mixed dense, cold and temperate, 8-14m high
Mixed dense, cold and temperate, 5-8m high
Conifer dense, temperate, 6-8m high
Surface, grass
Conifer dense, temperate, 8-14m high
Laurus Nobilis (bay laurel) Hedge, 1.8-2.0m
Surface, asphalt, variant 5
Vitis (Grape vines), 6-8m
Broadleaf dense, cold and temperate, 6-8m high
Surface, asphalt, variant 8
Laurus Nobilis (bay laurel) Hedge, 2.8-3.2m
Surface, asphalt, variant 7
Laurus Nobilis (bay laurel) Hedge, 0.9-1.0m
Surface, asphalt, variant 6

OpenSceneryX Release Notes for Latest Version

Version 4.3.1 5th December 2019

  • Modified scenery objects in this version:
    • DDS textures for one of the wooden clubhouses and one of the cruise ships were throwing errors in X-Plane.
  • Other changes:

Version 4.3.0 2nd December 2019

  • 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.

Version 4.2.0 27th June 2019

  • New scenery objects in this version:
    • A mobile boarding bridge suitable for regional commuter aircraft.
    • A new set of five seasonal volumetric grass forests, in a variety of heights and colours.
    • Two new forests of volumetric flowers.
  • Modified scenery objects in this version:
    • Incorporated updates from FlyAgi's vegetation library - forests and objects no longer cast shadows because they look ugly on vegetation and also cause a hit on framerate.
    • The deep winter texture variant for FlyAgi's vegetation has been replaced with a new one with less of a blue hue, which fits better with e.g. xflyer's Winter Mod.
    • The previous 'bluer' deep winter texture is now used when TerraMaxx is selected as the season mechanism, as the colour works well with TerraMaxx's textures.
  • Other changes:
    • Major new feature: Core X-Plane® forest overrides. OpenSceneryX now has the ability to replace all core X-Plane® autogen forests with FlyAgi's high definition versions, this is optional and can be chosen on install. This feature does most of what FlyAgi's Vegetation Global Trees package does, except it does not replace any core X-Plane® textures in the 'Reources' folder.
    • The website now provides more information about facades in the library.
    • Fixed 'Missing object' errors for the 15 items excluded from RE Library.

Version 4.1.0 27th April 2019

  • New scenery objects in this version:
    • Added all flags from Flags of the World by Mr 3D and Chris Noe into OpenSceneryX. Note that the versions included in OpenSceneryX are rotated 90° from the originals, to conform to the standard of being aligned with the wind when placed at 0° (default) rotation.
    • Added all flags from Flags of the USA by Mr 3D and Chris Noe into OpenSceneryX. Note that the versions included in OpenSceneryX are rotated 90° from the originals, to conform to the standard of being aligned with the wind when placed at 0° (default) rotation.
    • Added missing temperate conifer forests from FlyAgi Vegetation library.
  • Modified scenery objects in this version:
    • Replaced Finland and UK flags with new versions from Flags of the World, which no longer need a plugin for the animation. As a result of this, these flags are now correctly oriented to the wind when placed at 0° rotation (default). IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have already used either of these flags in a scenery package, please ensure the rotation is reset to 0°.
    • All the new lines added from DT_Library in v4.0.0 were missing their normal textures. These have now been added.
  • Other changes:
    • Support upcoming feature of WED to lock the rotation of an object to a specific angle (e.g. for objects that rotate in the wind). All existing objects in OpenSceneryX that rotate in the wind have had this attibute added, to lock them to 0° rotation.
    • Object dimensions are now interrogated directly from the model, automatically. All objects in the library have had their dimensions injected into the documentation.
    • All items with seasonal variants can now have multiple seasonal screenshots in the documentation, displayed as an image carousel. All objects have had seasonal screenshots generated, but forests probably won't as screenshots have to be created by hand for those, and it would be a mammoth task.
    • Updated the Backup Library to v2.4.0
    • Added a couple more simHeaven export paths for wind turbines for use in their packages.
    • The website descriptions of the Hawker Seafury and Supermarine Spitfire were swapped over. This didn't affect the library, just the documentation.
    • The website description of the B29 Superfortress claimed it was a B17 Flying Fortress. This didn't affect the library, just the documentation.
    • All documentation pages on the website now include tooltip hover help for lots of the information provided, giving more information about each item and links through to the official X-Plane® documentation where appropriate - just hover your mouse over the ⓘ icons.
    • All documentation pages on the website that contain dimensions now have both metric and imperial values (metres, feet and miles as appropriate).

Version 4.0.0 29th March 2019

  • New scenery objects in this version:
    • Incorporated DT Library by Darrell Thompson into OpenSceneryX, which includes a large set of markings suitable for small to medium airports.
    • einstein has contributed seasonal variants (autumn and winter without snow) for the original OpenSceneryX tree forests. This enables autumn and winter (without snow) for any sceneries that use originl OpenSceneryX forests, as well as most of the individual plant and tree objects.
    • madmaxland has contributed a spring seasonal variant for the original OpenSceneryX tree forests. This enables springtime for any sceneries that use original OpenSceneryX forests, as well as most of the individual plant and tree objects.
    • FlyAgi has contributed seasonal variants (autumn, winter mild and winter deep) for all his vegetation forests.
  • Modified scenery objects in this version:
    • The runway closed 'X' marking has been replaced by an improved version from DT Library which includes normals.
    • Some aircraft, both jets and props, are now incorporated into the X-Plane® static aircraft system.
    • Fixed missing TEXTURE_NORMAL in oil fired power station.
  • Other changes:
    • Major new feature: Support for seasons. OpenSceneryX now exports seasonal regions compatible with core X-Plane, the Four Seasons plugin, the TerraMaxx plugin and the xAmbience plugin. Seasonal support is optional and can be chosen on install. Note that we only support seasons for library contributions that have seasonal alternatives.
    • Major new feature: Support for injecting OpenSceneryX items into X-Plane® built-in libraries. This can be used to enhance the X-Plane® automatic object placement and autogen. This is optional and can be selected on install. Currently some of the OpenSceneryX aircraft are exported to be used for static aircraft around airports.
    • Updated the Backup Library to v2.2.0
    • The library still includes the Backup Library but it is now separate and the installer gives the choice of using or not using it.
    • The website now provides more information about lines in the library - layer group, layer offset, line width and whether the line is mirrored.
    • The website now provides more information about objects in the library - whether they have multiple LODs, custom lights, named lights, parameterised lights, spill lighting, whether the object tilts on uneven ground and whether it emits black or white smoke. Also, objects are marked as 'animated' automatically now, by directly examining the .obj file for animation commands.
    • Markdown is now supported for all descriptions of items. This is automatically converted to HTML for publishing on the website. Many descriptions that were being squashed down to a single paragraph have been rewritten using Markdown and tables, e.g. many of the polygons, making them far more readable.

Version 3.2.0 6th January 2019

  • New scenery objects in this version:
    • Incorporated FlyAgi Wind Turbine Library by FlyAgi into OpenSceneryX, which includes 40 animated wind turbines in a variety of heights and styles.
    • Incorporated FlyAgi Vegetation Library by FlyAgi into OpenSceneryX, including:
      • A set of 'forests' of volumentric grass, in a variety of shades.
      • A set of 'forests' of volumetric flowers, vines and shrubs.
      • A large set of 265 higher definition forests.
      • An additional Acer (Maple) tree, in a variety of heights, using the same high definition texture as the new forests.
      • An additional two Quercus (Oak) trees, in a variety of heights, using the same high definition texture as the new forests.
      • A Corylus (Hazel) tree, in a variety of heights, using the same high definition texture as the new forests.
      Thank you Agi for offering this merge, it is really appreciated.
  • Modified scenery objects in this version:
    • Some aircraft, both jets and props, are now incorporated into the X-Plane® static aircraft system.
    • The USA Hawaiian forests were empty and using a blank texture, which has been the case since they were first added. We now use pacific_lowland instead, as the closest match.
    • Added TILTED attribute to all appropriate objects so they follow sloped terrain. Affects aircraft, vehicles, some furniture and some people.
  • Other changes:
    • Removed all unnecessary EXPORT_BACKUP lines for RE_Library backup library.
    • Third party libraries are now exported using EXPORT_BACKUP instead of DEPRECATED EXPORT entries. Means that if both OpenSceneryX and the source library are installed, the source library takes precedence, which is important when it is still being actively maintained and updated and may be ahead of OpenSceneryX.
    • Replaced the Backup Library with the latest v2.0.0 version.
    • We now export all appropriate aircraft into the X-Plane® static aircraft system as EXPORT_EXTEND entries. Means that X-Plane® will now automatically incorporate OpenSceneryX aircraft when populating static aircraft on the ground. Thank you to triplemon, xibo and Galileu for their assistance with this.
    • Individual screenshots generated for all European forests.
    • Individual screenshots generated for all US forests.
    • Added a set of simHeaven export paths so they don't have to copy actual objects out of OpenSceneryX on installation of their packages. These new paths will be used in the next releases of VFR Landmarks and X-Europe.
    • Now write a version.txt file containing the version number and date into the library folder, for utilities such as xOrganiser to use.

Version 3.1.0 20th November 2018

  • New scenery objects in this version:
    • A huge collection of 1263 individual plants and trees, built using the same textures as the existing forests for efficiency. As objects, these are much more convenient to use than forests if you need to place individual plants.
  • Modified scenery objects in this version:
    • Updated DDS version of European tree texture to include two missing trees.
    • Added DDS versions of US tree textures.
  • Other changes:
    • Added 15 missing or incorrect paths from RE_Library.

Version 3.0.0 18th October 2018

  • New scenery objects in this version:
    • Incorporated most of RE_Library by Richard C Elliott (einstein at the .org) into OpenSceneryX, which is about 900 objects. There are too many to list individually here, but the collection includes offices, radio installations, vehicles, hangars, fire stations, control towers, terminals and visual control rooms. Thank you Richard for offering this merge, it is hugely appreciated and expands the scope of OpenSceneryX considerably.
      • IMPORTANT NOTE 1: Certain iconic objects from specific airports were not included because OpenSceneryX, by design, does not contain world-unique objects (for example, the old EGCC Manchester International control tower). If any designer has used these objects, they will disappear. To fix this, airport designers will need to include these objects directly in their scenery packages. Richard has given permission to use his objects directly in this way (see the documentation in the RE_Library package) but as a courtesy it might be polite to drop him a note to let him know.
      • IMPORTANT NOTE 2: Some objects that were very similar to others were merged, for efficiency.
      • IMPORTANT NOTE 3: Because OSX requires all vehicles to be facing North with the tip of the nose at the origin, The RE_Library fire engines will change position and orientation. I'm afraid the only way to sort this out is for airport designers to tweak the placements of these objects and release new versions of their airports.
      • IMPORTANT NOTE 4: Some of the control tower objects in RE_Library were combinations of specific office blocks and specific Visual Control Rooms (VCRs). For efficiency, these have been replaced with the equivalent office blocks (without VCR), so airports that have used these will need to be modified to have a VCR placed on top of the office block. However, this has the added advantage that many more building / VCR combinations are now possible.
    • Four Supacat SUV600 fire vehicles, based on Land Rover 6x6 chassis.
    • A set of fire training rigs in a variety of colours.
    • A set of churches in two sizes and a variety of construction materials.
    • A fuel hydrant hatch polygon.
    • A collection of metal sheds.
    • A pair of white and yellow bollards.
    • A hotel.
    • A school / play-centre.
    • A wooden bungalow.
    • A pair of concrete barriers.
    • A small orange cone.
    • A hut constructed from a shipping container.
    • A set of shipping containers in various sizes and textures.
    • A small office constructed from a shipping container.
    • A wooden airport security building.
    • A wooden clubhouse.
    • A GPU unit.
    • A wooden airport terminal building.
    • A wooden hangar with a house attached.
    • Two baggage carts.
    • A baggage cart tractor.
    • A small tug.
    • A 27m concrete control tower.
    • A selection of fire extinguishers, standalone and in cabinets.
    • A complete fuelling installation, including underground tanks, pump, lights and signs.
    • A flood light.
    • A refuelling pump station.
    • Underground fuel tanks.
    • A set of fuel drums.
    • A set of gable markers in various colours.
    • Two metal garages.
    • Two metal glider boxes.
    • A grandstand for a sporting event.
    • A set of 5 metal hangars.
    • A further set of 28 metal hangars.
    • A set of 6 larger, more complex hangars.
    • A pair of wooden parking barriers.
    • A 250m radio mast and a 30m radio tower.
    • Three small metal huts.
    • A set of 56 plastic and galvanised tanks in a variety of sizes and colours.
    • A toilet facilities block.
    • A set of green waste bins with lids in various colours.
    • A McDonalds® fast food restaurant.
  • Modified scenery objects in this version:
    • All legacy X-Plane® v7 objects have been converted to v8. The only objects affected were the animals.
    • Fishing boats 1, 2, 3 and 4 were not pointing North. These have been rotated 90 degrees to conform with the OpenSceneryX standard. Apologies for any problems this may cause with existing scenery packs.
    • None of the Robin DR221 aircraft were pointing North. These have been rotated 90 degrees to conform with the OpenSceneryX standard. Apologies for any problems this may cause with existing scenery packs.
    • The small yellow, white and red/white cones have been replaced with improved models.
    • The existing 12m shipping container was rotated 90 degrees to standardise across all shipping containers. Apologies for any problems this may cause with existing scenery packs.
  • Other changes:
    • Two invalid lines were fixed in the backup libraries (RE_Library and world2xplane library).
    • Added support to include external libraries within OpenSceneryX, which provides the ability for libraries to be merged. Items in external libraries are published to their original paths as well as new OpenSceneryX paths.
    • All deprecated paths are now exported into a DEPRECATED section of the library file, so they no longer show up in WED.
    • Refreshed design and branding in library docs and developer pack docs.
    • All processing for legacy X-Plane® v7 format object files has been removed. The v7 format is no longer supported by OpenSceneryX.
    • Re-compressed a bunch of the PNG textures that gave the best saving in file size.
    • Developer documentation PDF now contains clickable screenshots and titles to take you to the online docs for the item.
    • Website now shows a carousel of the latest additions to the library, with screenshots and links.

Version 2.2.1 17th August 2018

  • No new scenery objects in this version
  • Modified scenery objects in this version:
  • Other changes:
    • Developer documentation PDF now contains in-document clickable links on the table of contents.
    • Small design refresh in developer documentation PDF.
    • All object screenshots are now automatically generated by a script, making them far easier to manage, create and regenerate. They also look a lot better and are now larger to make them clearer.
    • All non-object screenshots have been re-created at a larger size to make them clearer.
    • The new backup library was missing placeholders for .net (roads) and .str (object strings) which could cause issues with some scenery packs installed.

Version 2.2.0 29th July 2018

  • No new scenery objects in this version
  • No modified scenery objects in this version
  • Other changes:
    • The library now includes the excellent backup library originally by chris k and now maintained by einstein, to help reduce problems with missing scenery packages. The installer has a setting to show visible or invisible placeholders - visible if you want to see that you are missing some libraries, invisible if you prefer not to know.
    • The installer now supports the default Steam X-Plane® folder on Mac (which is normally beneath the invisible 'Library' folder). Click the 'Use Steam' button to set your X-Plane® path to this, if the folder exists.
    • The placeholder library (for developers to include in their scenery packages) is now marked as PRIVATE so that scenery editing programs don't show the contents.

Version 2.1.1 16th May 2015

  • New scenery objects in this version:
    • A stack of large red and white traffic cones.
  • Modified scenery objects in this version:
    • The large red and white traffic cone has been replaced with a newer one with a more detailed model.
  • Other changes:
    • The website has been completely revamped. The old design of the home page and library contents has gone, and the blog content has been merged in. The blog is gone as a separate 'thing', and everything is now managed as a single Wordpress site with some custom code to handle OpenSceneryX-specific things.

Version 2.1.0 29th March 2015

  • New scenery objects in this version:
    • An A320 in Jetblue livery (lit and unlit versions).
    • A B737-800 in Alaska Air Cargo livery.
    • A B737-800 in Delta livery.
    • A B767-400 in Delta livery.
    • A B777-200ER in Delta livery.
    • Another collection of various baggage carts.
    • A pair of wooden jetties and a floating pontoon.
    • A LearJet 60 in blue livery.
    • A large multi-storey car park.
    • A Finnish flag.
    • A 767-300 in JAL cargo livery.
    • A large hangar with attached workshop.
    • A collection of Fedex trucks, vans and trailers.
    • An Air New Zealand livery for all of Bertrand's aircraft.
    • Three black and yellow concrete barriers.
    • Three red and white concrete barriers.
    • Some dirt and tyre mark polygons.
    • Runway threshold marking polygon.
    • Asphalt and concrete surface type polygons.
    • Some surface crack polygons.
    • Some more chain link fence facades, in open and closed loop variants.
    • Asphalt and concrete surface border as lines to make surface boundaries look more natural.
    • Asphalt crack line.
    • A dashed white line.
    • A selection of wind turbines in various sizes and styles.
    • Two solar panel objects, one with 3 panels and one with 4.
    • An aluminium beer keg or barrel.
    • A propane gas canister.
    • An empty wooden cable reel.
    • A 6m shipping container in white and yellow.
    • A stack of paint tins.
    • An empty wooden pallet, a stack of empty wooden pallets and three pallets scattered around.
    • A pallet stacked with concrete blocks.
    • A green recycling bin.
    • A wooden box.
    • A wooden cabin.
    • A set of various metal hangars.
    • A stone house.
  • Modified scenery objects in this version:
    • All textures that contained any kind of night 'glow' have been deleted. In a couple of cases, where it was possible, the texture has been edited to remove the glow.
    • Airport small truck 2 replaced with more optimised version.
    • Rescaled the fire engine texture - 2048 is too big for X-Plane® 8.
    • All Cessna C150s were re-exported to remove 'normals of the wrong length' errors.
    • The tree object has been replaced with an improved version to remove the 'halo' effect.
  • Other changes:
    • The developer pack now contains brief instructions on how to use OpenSceneryX with World Editor (WED).
    • Increased X-Plane® required version from 8.5 to 8.6 and removed mention of X-Plane® 8.6 support being required for the placeholder library, as we're on X-Plane® 10 now.
    • Previous versions published a floodlight at objects/furniture/lights/flood, but this was inadvertantly removed in 2.0.0. This has been fixed.
    • More information is provided about each polygon in the docs: The horizontal and vertical texture scale, the layer group name, the layer offset and the surface type.
    • Moved the lines in lines/airport/zone_boundaries to a more general lines/solid_lines folder. They are still published to the old path too, for backward compatibility.

Version 2.0.0 1st February 2012

  • New scenery objects in this version:
    • Some new vehicles - construction and tankers.
    • A standalone tree.
    • Red and green versions of the catering trucks.
    • A cellphone tower.
    • A spherical radar installation.
    • A mosque.
    • A collection of large metal hangars.
    • A collection of people in beachwear.
    • An additional collection of small fishing boats.
    • A collection of sailing catamarans.
    • A collection of outrigger canoes.
    • A 'runway closed' ground marking.
    • A yellow version of the large fire truck.
    • An oil fuelled power station.
    • An A320 in America West livery.
    • Some additional XSim animated loaders - grey, blue, red and UPS.
    • An additional XSim animated baggage cart - white.
    • A new floodlight.
    • An additional 'Penguins' variant of the Frontier A320 livery.
    • An ASOS (Automated Surface Observing System).
    • A large concrete ATC tower.
    • A B727-200 in Northern Air Cargo livery.
    • A B737-300 in America West livery.
    • Some more baggage carts.
    • Some more belt loaders.
    • Two cargo terminals.
    • A set of cargo pallets.
    • A Cessna Citation X jet.
    • An Embraer ERJ-190 jet in jetBlue livery.
    • An ERJ-145 in Jalways livery.
    • A Dassault Falcon 7X in two liveries.
    • A set of 3 more cargo lifts.
    • A set of 5 more forklifts.
    • A set of 6 fuel tanks.
    • An oil depot / fuel farm.
    • An 8-lamp floodlight.
    • A pair of street lamps.
    • A set of 11 suitcases.
    • A set of trucks and vans in UPS livery.
    • A United States Postal Service truck.
    • Two towers and an airport terminal.
    • A collection of military and utility aircraft - S-211, M-311, Be-200, Buccaneer S2, T-2.
  • Modified scenery objects in this version:
    • A complete audit of all objects has been done for X-Plane® 10 compaitibility. This involved removing all ground shadows, either by removing the shadow from the texture or removing the ground plane from the model. Also, all objects with unnecessary lit textures (i.e. those that don't have internal illumination) have had those lit textures removed. A future change will be to remove all lit textures from the entire library, as all illumination should be modelled in future using real lights.
    • Fixed z-buffer thrashing (flickering) on shadows on most of the vans.
    • Fixed error with incorrectly named light on the ASR11 radar object.
    • Fixed problem with the texture on the spherical water tower.
    • New version of large red fire truck added, removing a hard surface.
    • Updated F16C model with transparent cockpit.
    • The modern concrete ATC tower has had a lit texture added.
    • All road vehicles except construction and military are now published to many more virtual paths to allow for lots of choices for randomisation of traffic.
  • Other changes:
    • Developer pack now contains a large PDF reference book, containing everything in the library with screenshots.
    • Improved home page of website by adding download icons, extended intro paragraph and added links to all items in the navigation menu.
    • Content of website homepage is now above the table of contents.
    • Now automatically build sitemap.xml file for website SEO.
    • Fixed some XHTML (strict) validation errors on website.
    • Removed the info.txt files from the distribution - the authors names are still listed in the readme file. For this version, this reduces the number of files by 2087 and size by 8.6Mb.
    • Fixed bug in placeholder library - the placeholder for polygons was set to be a .lin file, causing X-Plane® to fall over if the placeholder library is used and OpenSceneryX is not installed.
    • Fixed another bug in placeholder library - neither the line or polygon placeholders were working because the contents of minimal .lin and .pol files need a bit more defined than for the other scenery object types.
    • Floodlights are now published to both airport/furniture/lights/flood and furniture/lights/flood
    • Added sub-categories to airport vehicles in the docs.
    • Added breadcrumbs to release notes page.
    • Added share links to all doc pages.

Version 1.11.0 11th May 2010

  • New scenery objects in this version:
    • Two more churches.
    • Six new hangars.
    • A sports field.
    • A large collection of airport vehicles of various sorts.
    • A large collection of commercial vehicles of various sorts.
    • A collection of gates.
    • A pair of taxiway barriers.
    • A huge collection of polygons.
    • A large selection of ground markings.
    • Some more cones.
    • A pair of pushback towbars.
    • Replaced the Cathay Pacific livery for all Bertrand's aircraft with a standard Cathay one - the previous one was a special "Hong Kong" livery, so a new "Cathay Pacific Hong Kong" variant of all aircraft has been created.
    • A 100ft lighthouse, white and red.
    • A brick house.
    • An orange airport fire engine.
  • Modified scenery objects in this version:
    • Replaced the Cathay Pacific livery for all Bertrand's aircraft with a standard Cathay one - the previous one was a special "Hong Kong" livery, so a new "Cathay Pacific Hong Kong" variant of all aircraft has been created.
    • Updated alpilotx's USA forests to v9.1.4 (textures v9.1.3).
    • Wooden clubhouse #2 had a texture that was too big to load in X-Plane® 8.6.
    • Re-exported a bunch of objects to attempt to fix "normals of the wrong length" errors reported by X-Plane®.
  • Other changes:
    • Category landing pages are now stored in the folder structure so are much better organised for SEO.
    • Re-worked the navigation on the documentation homepage.
    • Tidied up the layout of the category pages.
    • Standardised documentation for european forests.
    • The website structure has changed to be more search-engine friendly and to fix some issues with odd characters in URLs.
    • Added Twitter link to the home page.
    • Updated Cormac's website url on all his objects.

Version 1.10.0 22nd February 2009

  • New scenery objects in this version:
    • All of alpilotx's USA forests have been added.
    • A second wooden clubhouse.
    • A drive-in movie theatre screen.
    • A residential wooden garage.
    • A 90,000 litre Jet A1 fuel container.
    • Two new shipping containers, 20' and 40'.
    • Some fabric-covered airport buildings.
    • A commercial 5-bay garage.
    • An old concrete hangar.
    • A pair of 'Nissen Hut' hangars.
    • A stucco shed.
    • A white concrete and a red brick terminal.
    • A portacabin-style plastic hut.
    • Two derelict wooden office buildings.
    • A collection of airport refuelling tankers in various paints.
    • A couple more water towers.
    • A collection of chimneys of different heights.
    • A helipad.
    • A tennis court.
    • An office complex on pilings.
    • A small office block.
    • A collection of small wooden huts and houses.
  • Modified scenery objects in this version:
    • The tail has been fixed on all 777s at the middle and furthest LOD levels.
    • The smoke on the power station and Victorian factory has been changed from black to white to be more realistic in the modern day.
    • All the residential wooden houses have been updated with new detail and texture improvements, including a lit texture.
  • Other changes:
    • Fixed a problem with /objects/airport/vehicles/stairs.obj - The object had been moved to /objects/airport/vehicles/stairs/1.obj but no reference to the old location had been added.
    • Fixed a problem with the documentation content panel not working on IE.
    • Fixed a layout issue with the documentation content panel.
    • Fixed a problem with the Google ads area in the documentation.
    • Improved the design and layout of the documentation home page.

Version 1.9.5 8th October 2008

  • New scenery objects in this version:
    • A large collection of boats and ships
    • One stone and 3 stucco airport towers
  • Modified scenery objects in this version:
    • The fork lift truck has been scaled down - it was far too large
  • Other changes:
    • All the documentation should now validate against W3C XHTML 1.0 Strict
    • Rollover images have been removed from the menu on the web documentation. These were causing the pageweight to be too high and were slowing down the page load.
    • We've moved server. Hopefully this won't cause any problems.

Version 1.9.0 13th August 2008

  • New scenery objects in this version:
    • A collection of metal hangars and a metal shed
    • A plastic table and chair
    • A floodlight
    • Some small cones, in yellow and red/white variants
    • A metal fuel storage shed
    • A small Mobil fuel tanker
    • A car hire offices building
    • A stucco hut
    • Some more DC-3s and some C-47s in various liveries
    • The first 'line' object has been added to the library - a runway closed 'X' marking.
    • An animated plane spotter from Mr 3D's Xsim collection.
      IMPORTANT NOTE: In some cases there are special requirements to get the animation in Xsim objects to work. See the individual documentation for these objects.
    • An animated FedEx loader with animated worker loading baggage, from the Xsim collection.
    • A baggage cart with animated worker loading baggage, from the Xsim collection.
    • An animated flag, from the Xsim collection.
    • A group of animated dolphins, from the Xsim collection
    • An animated billboard, from the Xsim collection.
  • Modified scenery objects in this version:
    • All of alpilotx's European forests have been updated to his v9.1.1 versions and the v9.1.1 texture.
  • Other changes:
    • The 'Objects' tab is now the default one in the documentation
    • Objects can optionally now have a logo attached. This can be used to 'brand' a collection of objects if the author requests it.
    • Objects can now have an important usage note warning, which displays a red warning icon agains the object in the list.
    • Fixed a bunch of w3c validation errors in the documentation
    • Updated Google search to latest for documentation
    • Minor documentation tweaks, including fixing some issues on IE (will they ever make it standards-compliant?!)

Version 1.8.5 23rd May 2008

  • New scenery objects in this version:
    • Another collection of metal hangars
    • A set of steps
    • A radio dish
    • A wooden barrier
    • A collection of street and flood lamps
    • A collection of small huts / sheds
    • A stack of oil drums
    • A baggage train
    • A long metal barrier
    • Some small brick buildings
    • Actually added the A320 Frontier Fox and Ram aicraft that were meant to be in v1.8.0
    • Added a Super Étendard
  • Modified scenery objects in this version:
    • Fixed z-buffer thrashing on shadows on the GPU and on some of the tugs
  • Other changes:
    • Added screenshots to the documentation for the A320 Frontier Cougar and B737-800 Aeromexico
    • Changed the Google search on the website to the latest improved version
    • Mirage IIIe and Mystère IV documentation pages were switched
    • Changed to UTF-8 character set for all documentation, fixing some odd characters on the website
    • Added breadcrumbs to all documentation
    • Added section pages for all documentation categories - For example, all airport objects can now be viewed on a single page. Access these section pages through the breadcrumbs.
    • The layout of all documentation pages showing multiple objects has been improved - instead of all appearing in a single vertical column, the screenshots now fill the width of the page.
    • Added 'skip to content' links on all documentation pages.

Version 1.8.0 9th May 2008

  • New scenery objects in this version:
    • A set of wooden houses.
    • A TESLA radar installation.
    • Three A320s in Frontier Cougar, Fox and Ram liveries
    • A B737-800 in Aeromexico livery
    • A DC-3
    • A forklift truck
    • A large selection of military aircraft, both vintage and non-vintage
  • Modified scenery objects in this version:
    • Modified the texture for the fences, changing it from an indexed-colour PNG to an RGB PNG and adding an alpha channel corresponding to the background colour. Some users were having issues with this texture displaying badly.
    • Modified the small airport containers, they were partly underground.
    • Fixed the LearJet 60 to correct its orientation
    • Scaled down the texture size on the container and railings
    • Fixed all the texture dimensions (power of 2) on the animals
  • Other changes:
    • The full documentation, individual object screenshots and the windsock tutorial are no longer included in the downloaded library, these are now only available on the OpenSceneryX website. This reduces the uncompressed library size by 22Mb, but more importantly reduces the number of files in the library by 2086, which has a noticeable effect on the overall time it takes to download, even though most of these are individually small files.
    • The documentation for each object now contains a list of all other objects that share a texture with it. This is useful for careful selection of objects to improve frame-rates. Thanks go to amerrir for this suggestion.
    • Re-structured the buildings and structures section of the documentation, because we're getting quite a few objects here now
    • Re-structured the aircraft section of the documentation, because we're getting quite a few objects here now too
    • The web documentation now includes a Google search box for searching the site
    • The web documentation now has discreet Google sponsored links, to help pay for the web server and future source code server.
      [Note from the maintainer: Please don't shout at me for this, I categorically state that the library will never in any way be commercial, I just need some financial help with the hosting.]
    • The version number is now included at the top of the library files.

Version 1.7.0 2nd March 2008

  • New scenery objects in this version:
    • Falcon has contributed 19 new liveries for Bertrand Augras' aircraft. This means there are 321 new aircraft variants in the library - a huge increase. The new liveries are: Aer Lingus, Air Berlin, Air Malta, China Eastern, DHL, easyJet, El Al Israel, FedEx, Germanwings, Lauda Air, LTU, Meridiana, PrivatAir, SAS, Singapore, SunExpress, TNT, TUIfly and UPS. Note that just two of this new set (B747-400 El Al Israel and B747-400 Singapore) replace existing objects.
    • A pair of cooling towers.
    • A trio of gasometers.
    • A power station.
  • Modified scenery objects in this version:
    • All of alpilotx's forests have been updated to his v9.1.0 versions. This provides the library's first DDS texture, but a PNG texture is also included for backward compatibility with X-Plane® 8.5/8.6
    • The small tug 1 has been modified so half the object is no longer invisible.
    • The medium sized truck has been modified so half the object is no longer invisible.
    • The fuel tanker has been modified so half the object is no longer invisible. Additionally, this object has had it's origin changed so that it is at the front of the object like other vehicles.
    • The large tugs 2, 3 and 4 had texture transparency problems, these have been fixed.
    • The military tug had texture transparency problems, this has been fixed.
    • The transit van has been modified so half the object is no longer invisible.
    • The lift has been modified so half the object is no longer invisible.
    • The wooden control tower has been scaled down, it was far too large
    • Spent a lot of time editing windmill 2 - removed unused polygons, fixed textures, simplified model, scaled it down a bit, changed orientation. Unfortunately the animation was inadvertently removed from the vanes, it would be great if a volunteer would like to re-animate it...
    • Scaled windmill 1 down a little.
    • Scaled the wooden hangar down a lot.

Version 1.6.0 12th February 2008

  • New scenery objects in this version:
    • A number of airport service vehicles and furniture have been added, including some portable stairs, trucks, a van, two collections of tugs (one very detailed set from the XPushback team), a lift, a GPU and some containers.
    • The remainder of the EDDM B747-400s have been added: Air Canada (historical 1988-1996), British Airways (historical Landor livery), Delta, Lufthansa Star Alliance, Thai Airways and Thai Star Alliance.
    • The remainder of Bertrand's GA aircraft have been added: Jodel D112, Robin DR221, Robin DR400, Robin HR200, Morane-Saulnier MS-880 Rallye, Robin R3000 and Socata TB20. These are each available in 16 paints and use his clever texture sharing method across all aircraft.
    • A collection of hangars.
    • A dutch windmill.
    • A wooden control tower.
    • A powerboat forest.
    • A wooden clubhouse building.
    • A brick built churrasqueira barbecue.
    • A collection of three gliders.
    • Open and closed versions of the chain link fence have been added to allow fences with holes
    • A crane.
  • Modified scenery objects in this version:
    • The Singapore B747-400 has been replaced with a higher quality version with a shadow.
    • The Art Deco hangar has had its origin changed so that it is in the centre of the object.
    • Fixed a problem with the shadow on the fuel truck.
    • Fixed the shadow on the Ford Mustang (and updated .obj to v8 format)
    • Fixed the vanes on windmill 1 (removed solid areas of white)
  • Other changes:
    • Objects with multiple authors are now handled more elegantly - The author lines can be repeated in the info files and this is now parsed correctly and displayed in the documentation.
    • Deprecated paths are now marked as such in the library for future use by authoring applications.

Version 1.5.1 19th January 2008

  • New scenery objects in this version:
    • Bertrand Augras has been hard at work again, this time producing a set of GA aircraft. The aircraft added so far are: Cessna 150, Cessna 172. These are each available in 16 paints and use his clever texture sharing method across all aircraft.
  • Modified scenery objects in this version:
    • The conical red and white water tower has been scaled down - it was far too large.
    • The modern control tower has been scaled up - it was far too small.
    • The Ford Mustang, conical water tower and wind turbine have all had their textures re-saved without interlacing to avoid complaints from OverlayEditor.
  • Other changes:
    • Corrected the copyright notices for all B737-800s to show Benedikt as the author and (where appropriate) the correct texture author. Apologies to all concerned for the incorrect accreditation on these aircraft.
    • The version number and release date are now inserted into the documentation using JavaScript. This avoids the entire documentation set changing every time a new version of the library is released (therefore giving smaller updates).

Version 1.5.0 30th November 2007

  • New scenery objects in this version:
    • The fabulous EDDM collection of static aircraft (produced by Jochen Haink from the original XPFP aircraft) has been added. OpenSceneryX doesn't quite contain the full collection of EDDM aircraft because some duplicate Bertrand Augras' aircraft and liveries, even so this is another huge addition of high quality models. Aircraft types are: A320, A340, B727, B737, B747, B767 and B777 all in various liveries.
    • King Air B200
    • 53' Shipping container
    • A portable barrier
    • A fuel truck
    • Bertrand Augras has developed a number of new liveries for his collection of aircraft and these have all been added to the library. The new liveries apply to all 17 of his aircraft and are: Cathay Pacific, Croatia Airlines, Iberia, Jalways, Qantas, United
    • Ket has contributed a number of farm animals to the library.
  • Updated scenery objects in this version:
    • All of Bertrand's aircraft have been updated to his latest versions, improving the aircraft models, textures and fixing some issues.
    • All alpilotx's forests have been updated from his v1.0 files to his v2.1 files. See his site for details of the changes. This update fixes the error that X-Plane® 8.61 and above shows when launching with OpenSceneryX installed.

Version 1.4.0 3rd September 2007

  • Complete re-vamp of documentation system, the index was becoming confusing and unuseable: Objects are now categorised (note that this is purely for the documentation, it doesn't affect the use of the library in X-Plane®). The display is much more compact and is now tabbed to reduce screen space used. Objects with multiple variants (e.g. aircraft with several liveries) now each have their own page showing the variants. For objects with multiple variants, only a single entry is shown in the table of contents now, further reducing the size of the list.
  • New scenery objects in this version:
    • A huge collection of high-quality aircraft contributed by Bertrand Augras, 17 aircraft types in 11 liveries. The types are: A310, A320, A340, A380, ATR42, B737, B747, B757, Beech B1900, Dornier D328, Embaer EMB120, Embraer ERJ145, Fokker 50, MD11, MD90, BAE RJ70, Saab 340. The liveries are: Aeroflot, Aerolineas Argentinas, Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, British Airways, Emirates, JAL, KLM, Lufthansa and Swiss. Bertrand has very cleverly shared a single texture (per livery) across all his aircraft, so reducing the load on the graphics card for these aircraft.
    • LearJet 60

Version 1.3.0 29th May 2007

  • This version contains some modifications to static aircraft in the library to ensure they all have consistent origins and orientation: Some aircraft had a heading of 0 degrees, some had a heading of 270 degrees, all are now consistently 0 degrees; Some aircraft had their origin at their centre of gravity, some at the tip of the nose and some in arbitrary places, all now have their origins set to the tip of the nose. Orientation changes were made to the following aircraft:
    • B727-200 American, Delta and United
    • B747-400 British Airways
    • B737-548 Aer Lingus.com
    • B757-200 Air 2000, Airtours and American
    • MD90-50 American
    origin changes were made to the following aircraft:
    • B747-400 British Airways
    • B747-400 Eva Air
    • B757-300 Northwest and Northwest historical livery
    • Embraer-170 House
    • C172SP
    • C180J All variants
    • C185E All variants
    • PA18 All variants
    IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have already used any of these aircraft in a scenery package, please check the positioning as it will have changed. I apologise for this, but going forward we should use a consistent orientation and origin scheme and it is best to get it right now.
  • New scenery objects in this version:
    • Small animated radar dish
    • Embraer 170 (United livery)
    • Embraer 170 (US Airways Express livery)
    • Water tower, conical camouflaged
    • Water tower, spherical red and white
    • Collection of 5 Airbus Belugas
    • Art Deco Hangar
    • A very large selection of European forests
  • Updated scenery objects in this version:
    • The Control Tower has a new model, fixing some transparency problems.

Version 1.2.1 5th May 2007

  • Bug fix for missing textures on some objects (all obj v7 objects had a problem, as did some objects that should have been excluded from the library). This affected the American Airlines MD-50 and the Embraer 170s.
  • Most aircraft are now published to many more virtual paths to allow for lots of choices for randomisation of aircraft. A few examples: All heavy jets are now published to objects/aircraft/jets/heavy.obj to allow the selection of a random heavy from all heavy jets; all jets are now published to objects/aircraft/jets.obj to allow the selection of a random jet from all jets; all aircraft are now published to objects/aircraft.obj to allow the selection of a random aircraft from all aircraft in the library. Some special purpose aircraft (skiplanes, floatplanes) and liveries (historical, manufacturer house colours) are excluded from this.

Version 1.2.0 4th May 2007

  • From this version onwards, the library is now distributed using an installer. The installer only downloads new or modified files, so reducing the size and time taken.
  • Animated objects are now marked with an icon in the documentation
  • Where multiple liveries are available for an aircraft, all appropriate liveries are all now published to the same generic virtual path as well as the livery-specific path. This allows authors to pick a generic aircraft and X-Plane® will automatically randomise between the available liveries. Some liveries are not included in this - one-offs, house colours and historical colours.
  • New scenery objects in this version:
    • B747-400 (Multiple liveries)
    • DC-9-10 (Northwest Airlines historical livery 1989-2003)
    • A320 (Northwest Airlines livery)
    • B767-300ER (Air Canada livery)
    • A330 (US Airways)
    • B727-200 (Multiple liveries)
    • B737-548 (aerlingus.com)
    • B737-800 (Qantas livery)
    • B747-400 (Eva Air livery)
    • B757-200 (Multiple liveries)
    • B767-200 (US Airways)
    • Animated Wind Turbine
    • Animated Windmill
    • MD90-50 (American Airlines livery)
    • Embraer 170 (House livery)
    • Beech Bonanza E-35
    • Cessna 172 SP
    • Control Tower, large modern

Version 1.1.0 1st April 2007

  • Added release notes.
  • Some minor styling tweaks to the documentation.
  • Objects now listed alphabetically in the documentation.
  • Authors now listed on the main documentation page.
  • A Developer Pack is now created with its own instructions. This now contains the placeholder library.
  • Removed the instructions for developers from the main package - now in the developer pack.
  • New scenery objects in this version:
    • Portable helipad
    • United A319
    • CF-101B Voodoo
    • CT-114 Tutor
    • CT-114 Tutor SnowBird Livery
    • ASR11 Radar Tower
    • C180J (also versions with skis and floats)
    • C182M
    • C185E (also versions with skis and floats)
    • Convair C-131 'Samaritan'
    • Convair R4Y-1
    • Convair CV440 (American Airlines, Linjeflyg, Lufthansa and Swissair liveries)
    • Husky (versions in National Air Tour, white and yellow paints all with skis and floats)
    • Learjet 35
    • Piper Super Cub (versions in original yellow and FluBag flight school, with skis and floats)
    • Piper Cheyenne II (versions in several liveries)
    • Pilatus PC12
    • B737-800 (American Airlines and Westjet liveries)
    • Dash 8 (Air Canada Jazz green, orange and red liveries)

Version 1.0.0 25th February 2007

  • Initial Release