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NEWS! - Scenery Updated : KDEN - Denver International Airport HD v2.0 by X-Codr Designs


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X-Codr has released v2.0 of KDEN Denver International Airport in Colorado, USA. This massive sprawling MEGA airport by land area, is the largest airport United States, and second largest in the world. At over 16,000 feet long, runway 16R/34L is also the longest public runway in the United States, and seventh longest in the world.


X-Codr's Denver did already have a X-Plane 12 update, well sort of, on September 5th 2022. But that version was not actually a full transition to the new X-Plane 12 version. That aspect changes here with a full X-Plane 12 conversion, plus a lot of nice goodies to keep the scenery updated, plus a few nice new clever features, like walking animated people and even animated escalators. This is also an update, not an upgrade, so for previous purchasers of the X-Plane 11 version, this update is free...  just go to your X-Plane.OrgStore account.


Notable is that you have to change everything for the new v2.0 KDEN to work. This includes the Main Scenery file (7.54 GB), KDEN Mesh (3.82 Gb) and the X-Codr Library (2.97 Gb), There is another change to the Living Scenery Technology (LST) as well, so that plugin has to be installed for it all to work. The SAM3 Plugin is also required. The X-Plane 11 version of KDEN is still available on request.

Version 2.0  September 6th 2023

  • Completely remodeled terminal areas
  • Completely remodeled main cargo area
  • Completely remodeled GA area
  • Retextured hangars
  • New concourse extensions
  • New Southwest hangar
  • Vastly improved ground textures
  • New animated 3d people
  • Improved mesh smoothness
  • Various improvements throughout airport
  • Various bug fixes








✓ High Quality Rendition of KDEN - Denver International Airport
      o Detailed, realistic terminals, accurate as of mid-2023.
      o Realistic terminal interiors with numerous POIs (such as hanging display aircraft).
      o Lively terminal interiors with animated escalators, and thousands of animated sitting, and walking people, whose density varies with time. All of which are visible from the aircraft.
      o Windows on buildings with interiors loose opacity at night, mimicking the optics of real glass, for gorgeous night views.
      o Realistic, high resolution, hand-crafted textures complete with PBR normal maps and realistic, accurate wear.
      o Accurate, highly detailed buildings through the airport, including the new Southwest hangar.
✓ Realistic, natural ground textures
      o Tile-free pavement textures with textures detailed down to the pebble
      o Realistic normal maps give pavement depth
      o Accurate, detailed markings, with realistic reflections
      o Hand aligned concrete lines where possible, for natural transitions to newer, brighter pavement areas
      o Realistic, hand painted grunge, with unmatched up close detail, that is cohesive with the rest of the scenery.
✓ Lively scenery through use of our Living Scenery Technology plugin for animations, and Stairport Sceneries SAM for jetway systems
      o Thousands of walking animated people, with minimal performance impact
      o Cars traverse the airport roads realistically, vs spawning in the middle of a road.
      o Accurate, realistic speeds for people and cars throughout the airport.
      o Animated electronic display boards on Concourse B display local time and temperature.
      o AC fan blade speeds vary with the local temperature.
      o Realistic, ultra detailed jetways through use of SAM
      o All major parking spaces have excellent SAM marshallers to guide you in
✓ Maximum performance
      o Every model is meticulously optimized for the best possible performance.
      o Localized LODs reduce rendering load by over 80% on average, relative to traditional LODs
      o Texture reuse other technical techniques improve VRAM efficiency.
      o Shadows are disabled on objects that don’t benefit, for big performance gains.
✓ Full X-Plane 12 support
      o Realistic weather effects
      o Optimized native aircraft services.
      o Use of the excellent native 3d vegetation


Now available from the X-Plane.OrgStore...  the price, for all this, only a brilliant US$29.95



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Yes! KDEN - Denver International Airport HD v2.0 by X-Codr Designs is now available from the X-Plane.Org Store here :


KDEN - Denver International Airport HD

Price is US$29.95



This scenery is a ultra detailed recreation of Denver International Airport. Some of its features include: 
  • Ultra detailed rendition of Denver International Airport
  • Winter and wet rainy versions are included as well
  • Highly detailed custom buildings
    • Most parts of all concourses have detailed custom interiors
    • Detailed yet performance friendly models
    • Normal maps for great bump mapping and glass reflections
  • Ultra detailed ground textures
    • 1 pixel per 6 inch orthophotos equivalent to ZL20
    • Orthophotos have been cleaned of duplicate flat textures under 3D models (such as traffic and bridges)
    • Extreme detail for pavement, while still maintaining minimal repetition
  • Highly detailed normal maps for impressive specular reflections
  • X-Codr Designs SoundXP Plugin (Windows 10 ONLY)
    • Ambient airport sounds will be played based on your location in the airport - a first in X-Plane
    • Listen to chatter, announcements and other sounds when inside the terminal, trucks rumbling by and beeping when near busy ramp areas, and the drone of traffic speeding by when on the landside of the airport
  • Dynamic living airport
    • Watch heavies, regional commuters and other air traffic bring the airport to life with superb WT3 routes by Brian "Cpt. K-man" Navy (Bird Stryke Designs)
    • Animated jetways using Autogate by Jonathan Harris (marginal)
    • Animated car traffic using Ground Traffic by Jonathan Harris (marginal)
    • Native ground services will service your aircraft upon request
  • Highly detailed custom mesh using Ortho4XP
    • Detailed under and overpasses
    • Sloped runways and taxiways, and ditches



X-Plane 12 or X-Plane 11

Windows, Mac or Linux
4 GB VRAM Minimum - 8 GB+ VRAM Recommended
Download Size: 7.5 GB
Current version: 2.0  Sep 6th 2023


NEWS! by Stephen Dutton

7th September 2023

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