Category Archives: Tools

WorldEditor 1.4 Is Final

I’m declaring WorldEditor 1.4 to be final. From now on, you must use WED 1.4 to upload to the X-Plane Scenery Gateway. If you have not upgraded yet, please do; you can download it here!

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WorldEditor 1.4r2 Posted

I cut a new release candidate for WorldEditor: WED 1.4r2 – please update to this latest build. (1.4r1 had a crash-on-export under a relatively rare configuration of lines in a scenery pack.)

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Calling All Scenery Gateway Artists: How Would You Improve the Feedback Available on the Gateway?

It’s come to my attention that the Scenery Gateway has a serious shortcoming: There’s currently no good way to get feedback from other users. This is a shame, because when you upload scenery to a site like X-Plane.org, you get to … Continue reading

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Posted in Scenery, Tools | 32 Comments

WorldEditor 1.4 Release Candidate 1 Posted

I just posted WorldEditor 1.4 – “WED”, as we seem to call it most of the time – release candidate one for Mac, Windows and Linux – see the WorldEditor page for download links, report bugs on the gateway bug reporter. Besides … Continue reading

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A Gateway Outage and a New WED Build

Update: WorldEditor 1.3.2 is out now and has new certificates to work with the gateway; get it here! I screwed up: WorldEditor 1.3.1 contains a certificate that allows it to authenticate that the X-Plane Scenery Gateway is who it says it is before WED … Continue reading

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Lots of Tools Posted

Last night I posted new versions of WorldEditor, MeshTool, and our command line tools. Follow the “tools” menu on this page to find them – developer.x-plane.com is the official home of our Laminar Research’s scenery tools.  (We’re migrating scenery.x-plane.com and wiki.x-plane.com to just be on this site.) … Continue reading

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WorldEditor 1.4 Public Beta 1 Is Here

WorldEditor 1.4 public beta 1is available now.  First, the links: Download from the WorldEditor page. Report bugs on the gateway – the scenery tools have their own tab. If you have reported bugs against WED in the past and the … Continue reading

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RFC: Library Dependencies

This is another “Request for Comments” post – please discuss the proposal in the comments; if you comment asking about the OccRift your comment will be piped to /dev/null. There’s one aspect of the library system that acts as a sharp unprotected corner, … Continue reading

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Posted in File Formats, Scenery, Tools | 18 Comments

Windows and Scenery Tools

Note: This post is a boring discussion of the state of the scenery tools. If you use MeshTool or you work on the scenery tools code – or would like to modify MeshTool’s code – read this post!  If you just want to … Continue reading

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Editing Gateway Airports (and Bit-Rot)

WorldEditor 1.4 is almost ready for beta, and among its new features (there are several big ones) one is very important to the X-Plane Airport Gateway: WED 1.4 can browse airports on the gateway and download scenery packs directly into the WED workspace. “Direct download” is really … Continue reading

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Posted in Development, File Formats, Scenery, Tools | 25 Comments