Beta builds of the 20-9 command line tools (DSFTool, DDSTool, ObjConverter, ObjView, XGrinder) are available to download here.

Highlights of the new versions include:

  • All tools are 64bit binaries now–this is important mostly for Mac users, as newer versions of the OS won’t run 32-bit binaries any more.
  • DSFTool has support for 7-plane base mesh vertex commands. This is used in many orthosceneries created with O4XP.
  • DSFTool can directly open 7z compressed DSF files.
  • DSFTool has support for set_AGL attributes introduced with X-Plane 11.50.
  • DSFTool, DDSTool and ObjView have numerous minor crash fixes, mostly resulting from improved error checking of the input data.

Please file any bugs on the Scenery Tools tab of the Gateway bug report form.

About Jennifer Roberts

Jennifer came to X-Plane to update the manuals and stayed for the bug testing. You'll most likely see her answering bug reports or making video tutorials.

5 comments on “Command-Line Tools Beta Builds

  1. Sorry, I don’t know how to interpret that line:
    “DSFTool has support for 7-plane base mesh vertex commands.”

  2. The parameters of base mesh vertices each create a new “dimension” of data, at times referred to in the source code as “data planes”. So this means DSF tool can now de & encode datafiles that specify up to 7 vs only 5 parameters as usually found in XP10/11 style base mesh sceneries. It has nothing to do with aircraft 😉

    1. Thanks Michael, I knew it had nothing to do with aircraft, I’m familiar with dsf tool. 🙂 But the terminology was a bit obscure to me. Now I understand. Is there a reason not to use the term “parameters”?

  3. It would be nice to able to use more “bitmaps” for one objects in view of scenery creation (esp. airports).

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