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NEWS! - Scenery Released : Airport Zürich XP12 by Aerosoft

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NEWS! - Scenery Released : Airport Zürich XP12 by Aerosoft


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Whatever...  I have just commented that since the release of X-Plane 12, then Aerosoft has been extremely slow in updating/upgrading their extensive scenery catalogue to the new X-Plane 12 format, but lo and behold, the first week into the New Year 2024, here comes an upgraded scenery of one of the very best from Aerosoft....  Airport Zürich!


The scenery is noted as v2? but in reality this is a complete overhaul (the third) of this excellent scenery for the X-Plane 12 Simulator.


The buildings and objects in this scenery were modeled with numerous 3D details and photo realistic textures; in some parts, even high resolution 2K textures were used. A multitude of animations for the radar systems, windsocks, airport traffic and more move this airport even closer to its real counterpart. The faithful signage and lighting of all taxiways and runways round off this impression. And thanks to baked textures in combination with X-Plane’s HDR rendering, Airport Zurich will shine at night as well with excellent effects. The new changes are...


New in XP12 version:
- Revised custom mesh (including Ortho4xp patch)
- Revised orthophoto including summer, autumn, and winter versions and normal map
- XP12 3D vegetation for trees and bushes
- Volumetric grass and flowers
- Ground reworker including aerial photo-based dirt map
- Weather effects for wetness, ice, and snow on the ground (XP12 native)
- Full support for seasons (XP12 native, no additional add-ons required)
- Revised lighting
- Additional static cars in the parking lots
- Corrected roads and autogen buildings around the airport
And the original outstanding features...
- Newly created buildings and objects with lots of 3D details, partly high resolution 2K textures
- New transparent boarding bridges with glass sides at every gate
- Updated taxiways and parking positions
- Parking position E67 at Dock E with a separate, elevated boarding bridge
- Static Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline, parking at Gate E67
- Enhanced Apron P with additional parking positions
- Jet engine test site with new, large noise absorption hall
- Detailed representation of the airport
- Photo realistic ground textures based on aerial images (0,5m/pixel)
- All buildings and airport facilities
- Photo real textures for buildings, vehicles etc.
- Complete taxiway and runway signage
- "High speed taxiways", allowing for exiting the runway at high speeds
- Great night effects (baked textures + XPlane HDR)
- Animated radar systems and wind hoses
- Animated vehicle traffic at and around the airport
- Animated De-icing Trucks east of Terminal E
- VFR Helper
- Gates A44, A47, A48, A49, A55 with animated Jetways (installed AutoGate Version is needed)
- True to original runway and taxiway lighting
- Traffic routes with ground traffic signage
- Custom Mesh for the Airport Area
- Optimized for good performance (frame rate)
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The Airport Zurich (previously Zurich-Kloten) is the largest airport of Switzerland, now in a brand new version for X-Plane. This completely new scenery is full of details, including every building and the entire airport environment, De-Icing and all features you would expect from a modern X-Plane scenery.

Notable is that you have to use the "Aerosoft One" application to install (update) the Zurich XP12 scenery...


Installation of Zurich XP12  is done through Aerosoft one installer:

After you have installed Aerosoft One, click on  

ENTER PRODUCT KEY (under the Library Tab)

enter the Serial Number provided in this order. This will give you the option to download the airport. Note the different X-Plane 11 and X-Plane 12 installations.


How do you know what the correct version is installed? If the XP12 install says v1.0.0 it is the XP12 version, the XP11 version noted as v2.0.8, but it could be more clearer from Aerosoft, as the manual in the XP12 version is still the older XP11 manual... 

Images are courtesy of Aerosoft



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Yes! Airport Zürich v2 by Aerosoft is now Available from the X-Plane.Org Store here :


Airport Zürich v2

Price Is US$27.99



X-Plane 12 or X-Plane 11
Windows, Mac or Linux
8 GB or higher is recommended
Download size: 1.4 GB
Current version : 2.08 (Download via Aerosoft One)



News by Stephen Dutton

4th January 2024

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Bought this on the basis of your review and also if Aerosoft is putting a foot in the water with XP12 why not encourage them. Not a bad scenery, a little heavy and turning to the south lost me 8 fps.  Nicely populated by Traffic Global although the traffic flows seemed at odds with the winds, Notably sceneries seem to be moving to the $30 level, something that won’t encourage MSFS users to move, but given the smaller market acceptable.

if you know how to install add on scenery the use of Aerosoft One will annoy. No issue with developers finding ways to protect their content, but its a different process. If you keep things clean and tidy Aerosoft One will muddy things a little. Notably XOrganizer picked up the new folder without prompting.  Note an extra copy of SAM is downloaded so check any prior links and installations. If you haven’t used Aerosoft One before the instructions on the Org Store download page explain things. The FAQs on the Aerosoft One site really focus only on content bought directly from them.

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Yes Aerosoft One notes to use only SAM 3.1.10, so update when prompted. Another Aerosoft One annoyance is that if you update to a newer X-Plane 12 version, you have to redownload all the sceneries for that version, it however also keeps the older versions on file, so you have to manually throw them away (Bin).

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