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MarioDonick

New to XP 11 and looking for beautiful destinations?

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One frequent questions by new XP 11 users, regardless if they intend to stay with XP or if they just want to try XP, is about must-have scenery. Besides the evergrowing payware market, X-Plane is well-known for its freeware community, which not only produces a LOT of scenery, but sometimes also really high-quality scenery. The problem is that there's no easy way to find that for a newcomer. While XP veterans know the important names (such as MisterX6, ISDG, RDesign and others) and where to look, new users need to browse through download sites and dig through forum posts. That's fine if you are searching for a particular airport, but what if you prefer some visual inspiration, like browsing through a travel catalogue?

 

That's why I created "The Tourist", a section in my blog dedicated to "outstanding" freeware scenery that is confirmed to work without issues in XP 11:

 

http://flyingxplane.apps-1and1.net/tourist/

 

If you know X-Plane a bit longer, there's probably nothing new in this list for you, but if you just started to use X-Plane, it might be helpful.

 

The directory will be updated when new suitable scenery is released, or if download links change. If you think a particular scenery should be included, sent me a PM. Please note that I only include scenery consisting mainly of custom objects; scenery without custom objects or relying on a large number of external libraries is not included.

 

 

As of December 6th, the list includes 11 destinations in Europe (incl. GCHI and FMEE) and 23 destinations in North America.

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Wow, very nice. Thanks for putting this together. I myself am newcomer to X-Plane 11 and appreciate all the help that I can get.

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Thanks Mario, just what the doctor ordered.

I have already found that some of the Gateway airports are better than some of the existing freeware and not bloated with extra library files.

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This is really helpful. I hope this post gets pinned so XP new commers like me won't miss. 

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Wow...that's very cool! Great initiative! Thanks! The site looks great too!

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Added 8 scenery galleries with links for European destinations, incl. EGGP Liverpool by tonywob (this forum's moderator).

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Thanks for this Mario. There were a few there that I hadn't seen before.

In case anyone is interested, here's a link to one of my posts from early this year that has some my favorite sceneries. A lot of new sceneries have come out though between then and now, so I imagine Mario will be covering most of those.

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Thanks for this Mario. There were a few there that I hadn't seen before.

In case anyone is interested, here's a link to one of my posts from early this year that has some my favorite sceneries. A lot of new sceneries have come out though between then and now, so I imagine Mario will be covering most of those.

Thanks, Jon. At least two by Belga12345 will probably be added (if the mesh doesn't create problems; the description want terrain contours to be off). Will also re-check the others.

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What a wonderful list and useful resource (and not just because you added my own airports on there ;-)). I've been going through some of the American ones which I didn't even know existed, some real gems

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Added KPVG Hampton Roads by Belga12345 to the list. Unfortunately his masterpiece, West Point (KFYJ), is not XP11 compatible, because in XP11 we don't have the option to switch off runway contours. But Belga's KPVG is a definitive must-have, too.

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Added KPVG Hampton Roads by Belga12345 to the list. Unfortunately his masterpiece, West Point (KFYJ), is not XP11 compatible, because in XP11 we don't have the option to switch off runway contours. But Belga's KPVG is a definitive must-have, too.

If you download WED 1.5.1, there is an option that allows you turn on flatten runways or not.

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If you download WED 1.5.1, there is an option that allows you turn on flatten runways or not.

 

Okay, thanks for the hint. But that's not really an option for the inexperienced end-user (to whom my page is targeted). Maybe developers will update their scenery once XP11 is officially available (out of beta); if this is the case, I'll add some more links to the list.

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