XP11 Sceneries

Please read the information below and the ReadMe of downloaded files carefully as it helps me to give a better support to users having real problems. Refer also to FAQ95 % of the normal questions are answered below, so don’t miss to read it. 😉

Sceneries for X-Plane 11

  • VFR-Landmarks
    for standard scenery or HD Mesh Scenery v3 installed to improve the look of standard XP with generic visual objects like chimneys, towers, churches, castles and ruins, wind turbines, solar panel fields, flags, lighthouses, windmills, cranes, water towers, tanks, piers and boats, seamarks.
    Needs OpenSceneryX library in the same directory (Custom Scenery folder) and unchanged name. Download covers the whole world.
  • VFR-Aerials
    generated from the OSM aerial ways like gondolas and lifts, for those who want to add these objects, e.g. helicopter pilots flying in the Alps.
    No additional library needed.
  • VFR Addons
    available for Germany and some European countries these addons bring objects from the SketchUp 3D warehouse to your scenery, mainly sightseeing and other remarkable objects. A big win for VFR flyers, best on higher performant computers. Downloads are available under ‘VFR Addons‘.
  • Forests
    This scenery replaces the forests of XP11 with forests, orchards, vineyards, tree lines and trees derived from OSM data. For the objects, original forests and trees of XP11 are used, so there is no additional library necessary.
    Best for use of photo sceneries, but even with standard scenery this could be a win, try out and see. Original forests of XP11 are excluded for all covered tiles, but autogen trees in cities still remain visible.
    No additional library needed, should be compatible with XP10 too.
  • w2xp_Europe_net_XP11
    Normal flyers don’t need it!! It’s an unprocessed scenery generated with a beta tool having experimental status for roads! Recommend only together with w2xp sceneries, otherwise you have autogen objects on streets etc..
    It replaces your network like roads, railways, power lines, gondolas, drag lifts etc. with network derived from newest osm data, all network from sceneries below is disabled.
    No additional library needed.

Which sceneries are recommended for XP11?

This depends on the sceneries installed:

  • using standard or HD Mesh Scenery
    the new VFR-Landmarks add-ons are a must-have
    VFR-Addons for high-performance computers
  • using photo sceneries
    w2xp sceneries are recommended as they perfectly fit to photo sceneries, available at http://simheaven.com/?page_id=3260
    Forests sceneries update your forests to actual data
  • helicopter pilots flying in the mountains
    you should additionally install the VFR-Aerials to cover gondolas, lifts etc.

Getting the best performance

Having the right order is very important to have the best result. For the order of sceneries in scenery_packs.ini, please refer to FAQ.

Disable the antivirus programm for all paths of X-Plane and all sceneries for reading. Make an exception for file protection (read mode) to exclude all paths. w2xp sceneries have a huge amount of files inside, this may result in a very large loading time if you don’t follow this.


If you like the sceneries and my work, buy me a beer – or get me drunk. 😉

Downloading sceneries

Forests Africa78.6 MiB29.07.17822
Forests America1.0 GiB29.07.172147
Forests Antartica0.6 MiB29.07.17584
Forests Asia332 MiB29.07.17989
Forests Australia-Oceania52.9 MiB29.07.17906
Forests Europe899 MiB29.07.174516
VFR-Aerials World0.9 MiB02.03.177980
VFR-Landmarks World107 MiB17.06.1719197
W2xp Europe Net XP111.5 GiB03.03.175676


Here are some screenshots showing standard XP11 scenery and VFR-Landmarks: