Here you’ll find an overview over my Custom Sceneries for X-Plane 10 and 11, released under the brand Maps2XPlane. Some of them are Freeware, others will be Payware. In addition, I make suggestions for suitable add-ons from third-parties.
The Antarctic continent is one of the regions, completely missing in the default world of X-Plane 10 and 11. My Antarctica Base Meshes, which I develop under the brand Antarctica4XPlane, were inspired by my good friend Nino, who supports the project since its beginning.
As add-ons I can recommend a lot of overlay sceneries from third-parties, like the ones from my dear development partner Paolo, who contributed many Research Base Stations Sceneries over the last couple of years.
Part 1 of Antarctica4XPlane covers the South Orkney Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula down to -74 degrees.
In addition to my mesh I suggest my Signy Research Station scenery and the following sceneries from development partner Paolo: Rothera Research Station, Matienzo Base, Marambio Base, Esperanza Base, Comandante Ferraz Station and Machu Picchu Base.
Also, there are two very nice scenery packages from Heinz: A skiway and a mobile weather station near the Rothera Research Station and an Expedition Scenery Package located on the Arrowsmith Peninsula.
Part 2 of Antarctica4XPlane covers the Victoria Land and the northern parts of the Transantarctic Mountains down to -81 degrees.
At this point I’d like to mention, that my dear friend Nino offers us a great overview over all the mentioned locations, plus a lot of additional information around Antarctic Research Stations and Airfields as well as Airplanes which are in use on the antarctic continent, in his comprehensive antarctic info catalog. Read here more about the idea and the goals of his project or click here to open his catalog directly.
In conjunction with with my Antarctica4XPlane project, I’m also working on the realization of Subantarctic Islands Sceneries, which are missing in the X-Plane 10 and 11 default world or are at least not well formed.
The Prince Edward Islands consists of two Subantarctic Islands in the Indian Ocean, named Marion Island and Prince Edward Island.
This Base Mesh Scenery for X-Plane was inspired by Ralph, who developed a Prince Edward Island Adventures Scenery Package, which I can recommend as an add-on.
Additional stuff (X-Plane 10 only)
In addition to my Base Mesh Sceneries, I recommend to use my Planet Map Replacement (because X-Plane 10’s default map doesn’t show the Antarctic Continent) and my FlyWithLua script to change the color of the Antarctic Ocean (because with the X-Plane 10 default settings the in the mesh included bathymetry data wouldn’t be recognizable).