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Added Libraries and much more

UPDATE January 13th 2019:

We’re at X-Plained.com are pleased to inform you that we updated / new the following libraries:
New DT Library version 1.1.0

We’re pleased to inform you that X-Plained.Com has added a new library; DT Library from Darrell Thompson aka Org user Tbolt47. With his approval we’ve another library added to our constant growing list of libraries. Many thanks Darrell that we’re allowed to host/promote this package too.

According to Tbolt47; This is my scenery library. I wanted some better markings for smaller and medium sized airfields. Included files are:

  • Standard runway number, “new” clean and aged
  • Yellow taxi lines in two widths black outlined ones also included
  • Faded yellow taxi lines
  • Yellow enhanced taxi lines
  • White lines in numerous widths suitable for runway center lines and threshold bars, “new” clean and aged, black outlined ones also included
  • Hold markings
  • White and Yellow chevrons
  • Yellow markings come in four different shades of yellow
  • All come with normal files

As always, we try to keep our libraries for you up-to-date. Whenever you see something that in your opinion is no longer up-to-date, or that “your library” is not on the list, please contact us via info@x-plained.com or directly to angelique.van.campen@gmaiil.com.

For your convenience, here are the direct links to all the libraries we offer (as per January 13th 2019):
– New DT Library version 1.1.0

– 3D People 3.9 (external link)
 Aircraft Static and Animated Aircraft to version 5-2017
– BS2001 Objects Library version 1.2
 CDB library version 2.4
Cemetery Library 1.0
– European Vehicles (static) Library 1.01
Flags of the World version 2.0
– Flags of the USA States version 2.0
– FF Library
– FF Library Extended
Flyby Planes version 4.0
Hard Surface Library 1.0
Handy Objects to version 6.80
 HungaryVFR Library Public Beta 1.0.0
– Japan Pro version 1.02
MisterX6 Airport Environment HD version 2.1
MisterX6 Library version 1.61
MisterX6 HD Forst version 1.0.1
– Updated NAPS Library version 6.2
– People Library 1.11
R2_Library 2.0
– RA Library version 1.2
 RD library 1.3
– RescueX
 RE library 1.8
– RuScenery
Sea Life Library 1.0
– Static GA Aircraft Australia Library 1.0
Static GA Aircraft New Zealand Library 1.1
The FAIB Aircraft library to version 4.0
THE-FRUIT-STAND Aircraft Library version 3.0
The Handy Objects Library version 6.80
– US Forests and Woodland for Ortho scenery version 1.0.0
– Waves Library 1.1
World Models 0,8.0
x-Prefab Library to version 7.1
 XAirport Scenery library version 1.1

Your Own Boeing 738NG Simulator

You are a simmer with a dream. You’re a simmer for whom there’s only one awesome aircraft in the world, oh, no sorry, in X-Plane … and that’s the Boeing 737 Series, right?

If this is your favourite aircraft to fly with, wouldn’t it be a great idea to have a room in the house completely alone for you. A room that offers everything that deals with the 737 Series, whatever series it is. A room so big that you can install not one, not two, not three computers, no, where you can install a complete 1:1 scale cockpit. Today, January 11th, a got a new registration from Chris van Rensburg. He requested a registration which is of course no problem, but then I found out via this website (http://www.737sim.co.za) that Chris is building his own full size Fixed Based 737-800NG Simulator.

A couple of photo’s with his approval can be found here at X-Plained.Com. More can be found at his website. Well done Chris ….. it may cost something, but then you have something great! Thank you for sharing your mockup.

Check Up; OpenSceneryX Updated

For all of you using OpenSceneryX – most likely everybody is using it since it’s more or less a must to have OpenSceneryX installed – I would like inform you that it has been updated to version 2.4.0. I suggest that you surf to the OpenSceneryX website and upload the updated installer. Once downloaded, install it and update your current OpenSceneryX installation.

For those who are new to X-Plane or never used OpenSceneryX, I would like to share with you the following; The OpenSceneryX project is a free to use library of scenery objects for X-Plane®. It is a collaborative effort by members of the X-Plane.org community, providing a good range of high quality scenery components for authors to use in their scenery packages. The library contains many pre-built 3d models including buildings, aircraft and vehicles as well as a large collection of ground markings, ground furniture, trees and plants.

An index of all the objects in the current version is available here. Note that you cannot download single objects, you must download the library as a whole.

And now, to the OpenSceneryX download page where you can download a Windows, Mac and Linux version.

What are you FPS with 11.30r3?

One of our members, Robin, did some testing with X-Plane 11.30r3, but noticed a huge frame rate drop versus his previousX-Plane 11.26r2. Since I wasn’t really using 11.30 yet – still not officially released – I decided for Robin to have a look myself and seeing if I do get a frame rate drop too when one of my X-Plane versions was updated to 11.30r3.

My experience is that comparing X-Plane 11.26r2 with X-Plane 11.30r3 under exactly the same conditions, no add-ons, same weather conditions, same time of the day, same airport as well as the same parking location, X-Plane 11.30r3 performs slightly better. It’s not much, but noticeable.

But that’s me and Robin has worse results with his computer, and using X-Plane 11.30r3. And yes, his X-Plane configuration could be different then your and mine, but even Robin has both X-Plane versions installed on his desktop and set them to the same level of detail and installed the same packages and so on. So actually, he has two X-Plane versions set the same, but 11.26r2 versus 11.30r3. And yes, his computer is less powerful than mine, but that’s not even important. This comparison between 11.26r2 and 112.30r3 says already enough.

Good, what’s then the question ….
What is your experience with the frame rates with X-Plane 11.30r3 and even better, did you notice a FPS (Frames Per Second) drop or increase?

Comments are welcome. Looking forward to seeing your comments and suggestions.

Vive La France with Carenado

It’s such a day as usual in the Netherlands … colder then normal or at the weather forecast they will say … it’s hotter than average. To me it feels cold, windy and whatsoever. Time to do what I promised already a while ago …. flying to France and see how the Carenado Cessna Citation flies.

It’s a long time back that I worked as ground engineer on a Citation. Not this model, but I believe one of the first 500 Series, when I’m right. It was a terrible aircraft to work at. It was small, and it had installed systems as you see in large commercial jets. Working in the cockpit was not a pleasant job, working in the tail was really a disaster. But flying the Citation 550 II from Carenado is fun.

I took virtually off from LFBD (Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport) and created with Little Navmap- one of my favorite nav planning programs – a flight plan to the Pyrenees, and then heading for the Méditerranée and finally back via Frejus to Bordeaux. The created flight plan has the X-Plane 11 “fms” format and the installed navigation equipment is the default X-Plane 11 FMS MCDU. For weather I use already for a while the FlyWithLua scripts and Environment+ lua script. I decided to go for real weather via the Laminar Research weather server.

Enjoy our exclusive screenshots!

Cami De Bellis “Ile des Pins” Released

We’re pleased that X-Plained has the approval of Cami De Bellis to offer you her latest native replica scenery of the beautiful island of Moue, located in the South Pacific French’s Territories of New Caledonia.

For those who aren’t familiar with Cami De Bellis,. Let me introduce her to you. Cami De Bellis is an Italian scenery designer who has been developing X-Plane sceneries for almost ten years (2008). Cami’s main goal has always been to model her sceneries as closely as possible (within simulator limits), so as to be exact replicas of the real airports – this also includes their surrounding areas. Cami has always appreciated the natural beauty that many of these airports are located in, and as such, has tried to incorporate this in her work. Her sceneries range from the Pacific and Caribbean Islands, to countries neighbouring the Himalayas and parts of Asia. Always one for detail, her passion for scenery design remains as strong as ever.

As with most sceneries from Cami De Bellis, they always reflect a high realistic contents and worth to have a virtual visit to this modeled airport. This time the offered airport is not only for X-Plane 11, but this download page also offers a package for X-Plane 10.

The airport with ICAO code NWWE comes with the following features:

  • Highly accurate scenery for NWWE Ile des Pins with all buildings modeled
  • Detailed airport objects, trees, and vehicles
  • Custom textured taxiways, runways and apron
  • Custom surroundings buildings
  • Custom airport lights
  • High-resolution ground textures / Custom runway textures
  • High-resolution building textures – all in 2K and 4K
  • Excellent night effects
  • WT3 compatible

Curious? Check it our at our dedicated NWWE download page.