Seychelles4XPlane – The Airports

In the last couple of postings in the development blog we talked quite a lot about The Landscape and The Helipads. Now it is finally the time to inform you about the airports which will be part of the Seychelles4XPlane scenery package. First, let’s have a closer look at the two largest airports – out of…

Faroes4XPlane – Four Seasons

About a year ago we successfully released our popular Faroes4XPlane scenery package, featuring the archipelago of the Faroe Islands, high up in the Northern Atlantic Ocean, between Iceland, Norway, and Great Britain. If you haven’t enjoyed Faroe Islands XP so far, a reminder that the extensive scenery package features not only a custom terrain mesh, country specific…

Seychelles4XPlane – The Helipads

Like the previous scenery packages, Seychelles4XPlane will not be just a conventional airport scenery. It’s very important to us, that our sceneries offer a complete experience for all kind of flight simulation enthusiasts: That means also for the Seychelles4XPlane scenery package – in addition to detailed airport renditions – not only to feature a realistic landscape, but…

The Landscape of Seychelles4XPlane

After the announcement of our new scenery package Seychelles4XPlane, let’s now take a closer look at some key features, starting with the landscape: Our Seychelles scenery package for the flight simulator X-Plane will be shipped with a custom terrain mesh, which features the entire 115-island archipelago in the Indian Ocean, and will be covered with a generic,…

Work in progress – Seychelles4XPlane

It’s time to inform you about our plans for our upcoming X-Plane scenery covering the Seychelles, an archipelago country in the Indian Ocean: Like the previous scenery packages #Svalbard4XPlane and #Faroes4XPlane, our new scenery package #Seychelles4XPlane will not feature just a single airport: You can look forward to a photo-realistic custom terrain mesh covering the entire…

Editing X-Plane Meshes: Implications and Limitations

More and more developers of X-Plane add-ons decide to bundle custom-edited terrain meshes with their scenery packages. However, many of these developers aren’t aware of the implications which come with the edit and re-distribution of existing terrain meshes. In this context, Andras Fabian a.k.a alpilotx – the author of the fantastic HD and UHD Meshes – wrote…

Reviews of Faroes4XPlane

You’re wondering what independent reviews have to say about Faroes4XPlane? Stephen from X-Plane Reviews summarizes: “[…] the scenery is a very worthy addition to your X-Plane simulator […] For one the scenery is extremely challenging on approaches […] but also visually it is very comprehensive and dynamic […]”. Read Stephen’s extensive review of the initial release and…

Minor Update for Faroes4XPlane

Due the Extensive update of Faroes4XPlane last month received such fantastic feedback, we decided to prepare a further (minor) update with some fixes and additions: added some previously missing power-line-segments (on land) added (over-water) power-line-segments between the islands placed dozens of additional church- and lighthouse-objects fixed the sea traffic network to avoid floating boats/ships Faroes4XPlane is…

Extensive Update of Faroes4XPlane

With its launch last December, our region-based scenery package Faroes4XPlane received amazing critics. Reason enough for us, to invest even more efforts to improve and extend our rendition of the Faroe Islands for X-Plane. Based on the feedbacks we got, the Main Objectives for an update were quite clear: Vegetation, Autogen, Landmarks, Harbors and Marine Traffic. In more detail,…

A tool to edit X-Plane Meshes: Add-on DSF-to-GIS

Notice: This is one of the articles in the series of articles describing the chronology of my initiative to aim for a common and official workflow to edit existing X-Plane terrain meshes. A summary about the why and the how can be found in the most recent article. During the development of the tool to…

Krabi Outback Mesh and Scenery

After the release of the Phi Phi Islands and the Poda Group Islands, Stefan a.k.a. monoblau continued the Krabi4XPlane project and released now an extensive scenery package for the mainland, called Krabi Outback Adventures. Without revealing too much, your visit of the Krabi outback will definitely be an adventure. So much things to explore, but see yourself:…

Antarctica4XPlane: Annual scenery update

We’re in the mid of this years Antarctica season! A great opportunity for the annual update Antarctica4XPlane. First of all, I’m very happy that Aerosoft offered me the option to host my freeware mesh sceneries, covering the Antarctic continent. This means, that not only the download links changed, but also that the various forum threads related…