V4.1.0 of OpenSceneryX Released

By
Alex John
Sunday, April 28, 2019

The freeware scenery library OpenSceneryX has been updated to V4.1.0, which primarily adds two other freeware libraries into the package: Flags of the World by Mr 3D and Chris Noe, and Flags of the USA by the same people. Further to these additions, a number of smaller changes in and around the freeware library was made.

The full change-log, posted on OpenSceneryX's website, can be seen here:

New scenery objects in this version:

  • Added all flags from Flags of the World by Mr 3D and Chris Noe into OpenSceneryX. Note that the versions included in OpenSceneryX are rotated 90° from the originals, to conform to the standard of being aligned with the wind when placed at 0° (default) rotation.
  • Added all flags from Flags of the USA by Mr 3D and Chris Noe into OpenSceneryX. Note that the versions included in OpenSceneryX are rotated 90° from the originals, to conform to the standard of being aligned with the wind when placed at 0° (default) rotation.
  • Added missing temperate conifer forests from FlyAgi Vegetation library.

Modified scenery objects in this version:

  • Replaced Finland and UK flags with new versions from Flags of the World, which no longer need a plugin for the animation. As a result of this, these flags are now correctly oriented to the wind when placed at 0° rotation (default). IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have already used either of these flags in a scenery package, please ensure the rotation is reset to 0°.
  • All the new lines added from DT_Library in v4.0.0 were missing their normal textures. These have now been added.

Other changes:

  • Support upcoming feature of WED to lock the rotation of an object to a specific angle (e.g. for objects that rotate in the wind). All existing objects in OpenSceneryX that rotate in the wind have had this attibute added, to lock them to 0° rotation.
  • Object dimensions are now interrogated directly from the model, automatically. All objects in the library have had their dimensions injected into the documentation.
  • All items with seasonal variants can now have multiple seasonal screenshots in the documentation, displayed as an image carousel. Here’s a nice example. All objects have had seasonal screenshots generated, but forests probably won’t as screenshots have to be created by hand for those, and it would ba a mammoth task.
  • Updated the Backup Library to v2.4.0
  • Added a couple more simHeaven export paths for wind tur?bines for use in their packages.
  • The website descriptions of the Hawker Seafury and Supermarine Spitfire were swapped over. This didn’t affect the library, just the documentation.
  • The website description of the B29 Superfortress claimed it was a B17 Flying Fortress. This didn’t affect the library, just the documentation.
  • All documentation pages on the website now include tooltip hover help for lots of the information provided, giving more information about each item and links through to the official X-Plane® documentation where appropriate – just hover your mouse over the ? icons.
  • All documentation pages on the website that contain dimensions now have both metric and imperial values (metres, feet and miles as appropriate).

The library is available for anyone to use under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License. The 5,120 objects can be implemented in any freeware scenery, and is downloaded using the installer - you can grab it here from the homepage.

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