Let’s make it official: The two-part series Society Islands XP will be continued – and that very soon! After the release of the first part Bora Bora & Leeward Islands, we focused past year the development of the second part Tahiti & Windward Islands. And that development is almost finished! I’ll published a few articles over the next few weeks, starting today with the landscape:
As you know, the Society Islands in the South Pacific Ocean are geographically divided into two groups: The Leeward Islands and the Windward Islands. The latter are covered by the second part of Society Islands XP, namely: Tahiti, Moorea, Tetiaroa, Maiao and Mehetia. These islands are featured by the scenery package with a custom terrain mesh with photo-realistic textures:
The terrain mesh is complemented with custom overlays: dense vegetation and country-typical autogen, as well as custom road-networks and sea-routes with dynamic traffic. More on that, as well as the numerous landing-sites (i.a. Faa’a International Airport and Moorea Temae Airport) in upcoming articles. Follow the developer blog and our Facebook page so you don’t miss any news!
Last but not least, a word on compatibility: After some deliberation, we decided that the initial version of the scenery pack should not only be usable in X-Plane 12, but still be compatible with X-Plane 11. It is planned, that this initial release follows an XP12-specific update, which will then also make use of new, exclusive XP12-features – as soon as X-Plane 12 is in a more advanced stage!