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  1. Hello, perhaps you can redirect or give me some simple advice.
    i have version 9 of xplane and the latest openscenery installation.
    it is simple enough to download extra airplanes, but since days i have tried to install extra scenery, by downloading the installer and for example zurich aiport (opensceneryx)
    but nowhere can i find a word on how to make the objects appear… what is it i am doing wrong?

    thanks so much in advance for a word of advice.

    david (Deeceel)

    • Hi David,

      If you have downloaded and run the OpenSceneryX installer, and if it says that your OpenSceneryX install is up-to-date then you’ve done everything right with respect to OpenSceneryX. You say you have downloaded Zurich, where have you installed it to?


  2. I have downloaded the Windows installer and tried to run it (several times).
    Everytime following error message appears when I hit the “GO” button:
    “An exception of class NilObjectException was not handled. The application must shut down.”
    I am using Windows Vista Home Edition and have Xplane installed in the C:\Program Files\X-Plane 9\” folder.
    Can somebody help me?


    • Hi Ruud,

      We’ve come across this once before and never got to the bottom of the problem. There is a new version of the installer under development, would you be willing to test it to see whether it does the same thing?


  3. I tried following the install scenery into the Custom Scenery Folder, but I got a message that said that I can’t modify it.
    Also, I downloaded all the library into an older installation do I have to do another library installation into a reinstallation to my other HD, or if it will let me, can I copy and paste from the first installation and if so, where is the data?

    • Hi Glenn,

      Your first problem is unusual. Do you have permission to read and write your X-Plane folder? The fact that you can install it onto a different HD makes me think you might have installed X-Plane using an administrator account but are running the installer under a different account.

      For your second question, all files are installed into X-Plane/Custom Scenery/OpenSceneryX/ so you can just copy that folder across if you wish.


  4. “An exception of class NilObjectException was not handled. The application must shut down.”

    How do I solve this problem?
    I am using Vista Ultimate

    Leen de Jager

    • I’ve finally been able to borrow a machine with Vista installed and have seen this bug for myself. I’m tracking it down right now and will release a new version of the installer as soon as it’s fixed.

      • Hi Aussi,

        I found the answer to the problem.
        My X-Plane folder is positioned in /programfiles(86).
        Due to the security-factors in Vista this is an area OpensceneryX cannot write to.( administrator-only )
        I made a fake X-Plane 9 folder containing a Custom Scenery folder on my desktop.

        I directed the OpensceneryX exe to this folder and everything worked OK.

        Probable it is not possible to implement something in your programsoftwarwe wich can deal with this phenomena.

        Now ceated a folder C:\X-Plane9-Receive\Custom Scenery periodically downloading to this folder and overwriting the files in the original one will do the trick.

        Best regards

        Leen de Jager

      • Forgot , to say , I am sure you know.
        Installing/moving X-Plane to/in a place in the C:\ will do the trick.
        Or let the administrator give OpensceneryX the right to acces C:\\program files(86)\X-Plane9\Custom Scenery\


        • Hi Leen, thank you for posting. I found a less-intrusive workaround which I posted about on Wednesday:

          I am definitely looking at ways of solving this issue, as I certainly don’t expect end-users to download to different areas of their disk, or to run applications as an administrator, or to change permissions on folders to get it to work.

          Vista’s user access control is a complete pain to work with. One possible solution is to detect if the installer is running as a non-admin user, and automatically re-launch it with admin privileges.

          I’ll be working on this again as soon as I can.

          • Thanks Aussi,

            Yes ,a less-intrusive workaround indeed.
            I am such a dummy working with Vista.( and Vista is so tricky )

            It works fine now, thaks again.


            Leen de Jager

  5. OS X 10.5.7
    Just downloaded the OpenSceneryX installer but once unzipped and launched, there is no visible indication that there actually is an app, other than its icon bouncing in the dock.
    Only way to stop it is to is to Force Quit the unresponsive app.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks for library.


    • Hi Peter,

      Yours is the first report of the installer failing to launch for a Mac user. Could you try rebooting your machine and running it again? If that doesn’t work try downloading it again.


  6. Could you please tell me where Openscenery puts these files in the xplane folder? I can’t seem to find an Openscenery folder in the xplane folder

    • Hi Brian,

      The OpenSceneryX installer puts all the files into the ‘Custom Scenery’ folder in your XPlane folder.


  7. Hi everyone! I suppose this wonderful app. does not work with Windows 7 for the moment. Is there a chance to get new release working in this OS also? thks!

      • That’s the problem indeed! I have W7 and installing stop saying:
        “An exception of class NilObjectException was not handled. The application must be shut down” …
        This is all, unfortunately… please advise if you ate studing for a W7 compatible release …… thks!

        • I do have a pre-release test version of the next release of the installer available, which may or may not work on Windows 7. It would be great if you could test it, I’ve sent you an email.

  8. I am a xplane 9 user and get the following error when i try and download the OpensceneryX using the windows installer. Any help would be appreciated. Error: “Central Directory not found; probably a damaged Zip file”

  9. I’ve tried several times to complete the installation. However each time download gets stuck at 3634 files to download.

    File name /objects/buildings/airport/hangars/metal/5/object.obj

    Any ideas?

    • Could you try the new beta version of the installer. It’s available from the top of this page.

      Let me know whether that version works.

      • Hello, aussi,

        Tried the beta version, and thanks for the suggestion, alas without success.

        Downloaded 1386 with the same file baulking. (Is it a huge file?) Let the download keep trying for an hour but no progress.

        By the way I completely deleted the previous part download to start afresh.

        • This is very strange. If you quit and re-launch the installer (without deleting your previous download), does it get stuck immediately (i.e. on the first file)?

  10. The linux installer fails on Ubuntu 10.04 64bit.

    ./OpenSceneryX\ Installer
    /usr/lib/gio/modules/ wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64
    Failed to load module: /usr/lib/gio/modules/

    • Hi Marc, I’m sorry to hear you’re having problems. Could you try the latest beta version of the installer, available from the top of this page.

      Let me know whether that version works.


      • Hello Austin,

        I used the linux installer version 2.0.0 beta 3 you proposed. It worked perfect and completed a full install of the opensceneryx data.

        Operating system:
        Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 64 bit, gnome window system. All updates applied and no custom packages installed.

        Thank you for the quick response and support.


    • Hi, thanks for the info. Could you try the latest beta version of the installer, which is available from the top of this page.

      Please let me know whether it works better.

    • There’s another new beta available (v2.0.0b4) that may help with Linux library issues too. See the top of this page for the download link.

  11. Hi Austin,

    I am using the latest installer (2.0.ob3-windows) but it keeps stopping after downloading objects/shared_textures/falcon/texture.png
    I have deleted the openscenery directory and tried starting from scratch, but it always stops here. Seems like a problem expanding/unzipping this texture?


    • Hi Gordon, that’s a very strange problem as that file doesn’t exist in OpenSceneryX! Have you reported the correct path of the file that is failing?

  12. I tried to try the beta version (OpenSceneryX-Installer-2.0.0b3-Linux.tgz). It won’t decompress with the given file extension .tgz, but only after I changed it to .gz (command file says: OpenSceneryX-Installer-2.0.0b3-Linux.tgz: gzip compressed data). Decompressed I had another file with wrong extension, namely none: OpenSceneryX-Installer-2.0.0b3-Linux: gzip compressed data. This file would also only extract after I changed the extension to .gz. That gave me a tar archive which had no file extension again, but finally had the contend inside I was looking for.
    I know it’s a beta, but you might want to change that (tar -czf OpenSceneryX-Installer-2.0.0b3-Linux.tar.gz OpenSceneryX\ Installer/).

  13. Hey,
    I am loving x-plane however I have been trying to install openscenerx for quite a while now. I have no problem at first, but when I start to down load the messge “NilObject exeption was not handeled, and forces me to shut down the application. I am currently runnign on an Imac OS X snow leopard and would really enjoy having some of the scenery that requires this program.
    Thanks for any help you might have.

      • Yes I have, and I have no problems until I come to the actual download, finding the X-Plane folder and so on are no problem. Seconds into the download it comes up with the message ” a Nil Object Exeption was not handled” and forces a shut down of OpensceneryX.
        Don’t worry too much about fixing I still enjoy X-Plane but would enjoy some of the extra scenery. Thanks.

        P.S. Any change you could possibly include this scenery library in XP 10?

  14. Any way to get the installer to skip a file and continue? I have the same problem as Gordon posted about above. The latest beta installer for Mac hangs on the falcon/dhl/texture_LIT.png file. When I use the non-beta installer an error message is posted saying the file cannot be extracted with an error code of -3.

    Not sure the error on this file can be fixed, but with 4,000 left to go I’m wondering if there is a way to get the rest of the package at least?

    • Hi Jeff, I’ve just tested an install with all of Falcon’s files being downloaded and extracted successfully. I guess it’s possible your ISP has a proxy which has broken one of the files that OpenSceneryX is trying to download. You could try downloading and extracting that file manually by hitting it in a web browser on the following URL:

      If that works then you could extract it and place it in the right place in your OpenSceneryX folder:

      [X-plane]/Custom Scenery/OpenSceneryX/objects/shared_textures/falcon/dhl/texture_LIT.png

      I hope that helps, I’ve verified that the file downloads and extracts fine from here.

  15. Hello,

    Linux Mint 10 – 2.6.35-28-generic-pae, (i386). Trying to extract the contents of OpenSceneryX-Installer-2.0.0b4-Linux BETA, however the archive extraction fails with:

    tar: This does not look like a tar archive
    tar: Skipping to next header
    tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors

    Via command line:

    [email protected] ~/Download $ tar -zxvf OpenSceneryX-Installer-2.0.0b4-Linux.tgz
    tar: This does not look like a tar archive
    tar: Skipping to next header
    tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors

    Most appreciative in advance. Thank you.

    • Disregard my last post – the extension renaming that the gentleman described earlier for the 2.0.0b3-linux beta worked out well here also.

  16. Linux Mint 10. OpenSceneryX-Installer-2.0.0b4-Linux BETA.

    The installer creates the directory structure within the Custom Scenery folder in XP9, however the folders that should have files in them are empty.

  17. Hello,

    I’m attempting to install OpenSceneryX using the 2.0.0b4 installer. When it get’s to checking the local files against the server, it errors out with “There was a problem with the list of files downloaded from the server, please try again later. (1) Internal error (exception)”

    When I had tried with an older installer it simply hangs when trying to download the file list from the server. Is there a port I need to open for the installer? or is 80 sufficient?


    • Hi, sorry you were having trouble. We have been having some intermittent issues with our hosting that may have caused this issue, hopefully this is resolved now.

  18. Hello.

    I’ve a problem in order to install OpenSceneryX-Installer-2.0.0b4-Linux (using Ubuntu 10.04 64bits):

    In the step “Compare Local to Remote” appears a message like this (traduced from spanish): “There is a problem with files list downloaded from server. Please, try later. (1) internal error (exception)”

    Also, I tried to use OpenSceneryX-Installer-2.0.0b4-Windows (under Wine) and appears the same message.

    I only could install opensceneryx with windows standard installer (not beta) under wine.

    Is a general error?

    Thanks for your answer

  19. Hi,

    I have this message with beta4 on Ubuntu 11.04 on 64 bits architecture with Gnome 3 :
    ZLibStream fatal error: zlib library is missing at /usr/lib/libz
    I tried to install it (I’ve seen the Installer is a 32 bits file, so I’ve installed 32 bits packages with –force-arch) but the result is the same.

    Any idea ? Do I forget something ?

    • Hi, I’m afraid that if it doesn’t work after installing 32 bit libraries then you may have to wait for a 64 bit version to arrive. According to the vendor of the cross-platform development environment we use, this is likely to be first quarter 2012.

  20. Hi there! Looks like the Linux installer has a whole bunch of unresolved dependencies on 64 bit Debian. Most of the gtk libriaries aren’t available as lib32 versions:

    $ ldd ./OpenSceneryX\ Installer => (0xffffe000) => not found => not found => not found => not found => not found => not found => not found => not found => not found => not found => /lib32/ (0xf7715000) => /lib32/ (0xf7711000) => /usr/lib32/ (0xf7704000) => /usr/lib32/ (0xf76f5000) => /usr/lib32/ (0xf75d8000) => /usr/lib32/ (0xf74e9000) => /lib32/ (0xf74c2000) => /usr/lib32/ (0xf74a5000) => /lib32/ (0xf734c000)
    /lib/ (0xf7764000) => not found => /usr/lib32/ (0xf7333000) => /usr/lib32/ (0xf732f000) => /usr/lib32/ (0xf732a000)

    Any chance of a proper 64 bit build? Or any suggestions on what to do — perhaps downloading library files without an installer? If I’ve read correctly you did not see a point in open-sourcing the installer without the libs being (L)GPL, but this does indicate to me that it would make sense. Having the source, I could recompile it for 64 bit myself…

    Thanks in advance.


    • Hi Vik, thanks for the report. It’s something we’re aware of, but can’t do much about it at the moment. We use a cross-platform development tool called Real Studio, and they haven’t updated the tool to compile natively for 64 bit yet. This is slated for ‘First quarter 2012’ release at the moment, and I’ll update the OSX installer as soon as possible after it’s available.

  21. I need some help, I have downloaded the OpenSceneryX Installer and have run it, but when I download new scenery where do i put them? I have added them to the custom scenery file but… I don’t see the enhancements… what am I dong wrong?

    • Hi, you’ve put them in the right place (Custom Scenery folder). Are you sure that the scenery you’ve downloaded has been enhanced with OpenSceneryX objects?

  22. I have loaded OSx Dev 1.11.0 and downloaded Overlay Editor 204 for mac. Upon activating OE it pops up momentarily then disappears, no application running.

    I am on a iMac i3 running OSX 10.7.2

    Any ideas? I would really enjoy developing some scenery for my home airport KABE

  23. I am also having troubles installing new custom scenery. I downloaded the airport KMGM and dropped it into the appropriate file. Used the new installer. Load xplane 10 and go to that airport, but no buildings, no terminal, etc. Am I doing something wrong?

      • I put it in /Custom Scenery/OpenSceneryX and ran the installer. After running the installer I noticed that several files that used to be in the airport folder disappeared. So I put a brand new copy of the file and ran the installer again (I also used the beta installer) and the files disappeared again. So I assume the files where installed, however, when I open up Xplane and go to the airports, (I installed two different ones) neither on had the buildings, terminals etc. that appear in the demo image.

        • Sorry, I’m a little confused. There are three things here:

          1. The OpenSceneryX installer. This can go anywhere on your hard disk, but please don’t put it in the X-Plane/Custom Scenery/OpenSceneryX folder as the installer automatically manages the contents of that folder and will try to delete itself!

          2. The airport package you downloaded from This should be a folder and it should be placed in X-Plane/Custom Scenery/

          3. The X-Plane/Custom Scenery/OpenSceneryX folder, which you should never touch, as the installer will add things to this and delete things from it automatically.

          It sounds like you may have put your airport inside the OpenSceneryX folder, you shouldn’t do that.

  24. Everyone who’s had trouble with the Windows installer recently, please try the latest beta 5 linked at the top of this page.

  25. Running 32-bit Gentoo Linux
    KDE 4.8.0

    The 2.0 installer generates the following error:

    Runtime Error 4: Failed Assertion
    Press OK to Continue
    Press Cancel to Quit.

    Please report what caused this error
    along with the information below.

    ../Common/plugin.cpp: 6893
    Failure Condition: 0
    The application cannot continue because a needed file cannot be installed. cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

    • Hi, thats odd. The requirements for the installer should be so I’m not too clear why it’s trying to access I’ve raised a support request from the developers of the cross-platform IDE I use.

      (moved to /support)

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