X-EUROPE was updated to v5.3, available as full download or update file from 5.2/5.2.1 to 5.3. Main features are in layer 4-scenery: I’ve corrected the preprocessing which lead in v5.2 to missing height tags and thus smaller objects and buildings and new: complex buildings (building:part in OSM) are now generated.
This version will be the blueprint for next upcoming scenery packages, starting X-AFRICA and then X-AMERICA
The download was updated to 5.3, which covers new VFR objects in layer 1-vfr.
X-EUROPE Network Mods
There is a modification for the network available to change vegetation and tunnel objects along highways. In the default network (this is roads_EU.net from XP11) highways may have trees along highways:
Using the mod you can change the vegetation to bushes:
Or eliminiate the vegetation along highways, which is my prefered option:
The second mod, sometimes at tile borders you may see tunnels where in reality no tunnel is:
Using the mod you can eliminate the tunnel objects:
In the download of Network mods, the mods are set by default to no vegetation and no tunnels. If you use this mod, please send me a feedback, as I would like to include these mods into X-EUROPE.
X-EUROPE 5.2 This full update has many improvements using the latest OSM data: – better performance – 278 new vfr objects – FlyAgis asynchronous wind-turbines added – new farm and hotel facades – minor changes to layer 3, 4 and 7, all new generated Delete older versions of X-Europe before installing the new version. You still need the simHeaven Vegetation Library and OpenSceneryX library.
X-AMERICA X-AMERICA covers North, Central and South America! There is a beta version having houses in European style. I will rework layer 4-scenery and change red roof houses to gray roof, change building for central and south America, but actually I am still looking for support doing the houses in American style, which is different from European houses. If you could help with doing objects in different sizes, please let me know. I intend to use these objects even for Asia and Australia which will follow after America.
X-AFRICA There is a beta version, layer 4-scenery will be reworked and even some textures to more white colours, maybe by end of November the X-AFRICA should be final. The coverage is shown here, including Canary Islands: