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NEWS! - KDEN Denver is updated to v2.1 by X-Codr Designs

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NEWS! - KDEN Denver is updated to v2.1 by X-Codr Designs


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X-PlaneReviews "Best Scenery of the year" 2022 was X-Codr's sublime massive KDEN Denver International Airport. Here early into 2024 is a nice little update v2.1 to fine-tune DEN with a few more new features.


Denver International Airport locally known as DIA, is an international airport in the Western United States, primarily serving metropolitan Denver, Colorado, as well as the greater Front Range Urban Corridor. At 33,531 acres (52.4 sq mi; 135.7 km2), it is the largest airport in the Western Hemisphere by land area and the second largest on Earth, behind King Fahd International Airport. Runway 16R/34L, with a length of 16,000 feet (3.03 mi; 4.88 km), is the longest public use runway in North America and the seventh longest on Earth. The airport is 25 miles (40 km) driving distance northeast of Downtown Denver, 19 miles (31 km) farther than the former Stapleton International Airport, the facility DEN replaced.


In both 2021 and 2022, DEN was the third busiest airport in the world as well as the third busiest airport in the United States by passenger traffic; DEN has been among the top 20 busiest airports in the world every year since 2000.


KDEN v2.1

First change or new features are that the service vehicles are now branded to the airline, services to Denver Airport (Swissaport). They also have new custom made sounds as well.


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Entrance elements are also updated.


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Some gates didn't work correctly with the SAM plugin, but are now fixed...  and a few other fixes and improvements were done around DEN.


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Notable for the v2.1 update is to also update the X-Codr Library to v1.8, and the Living Scenery Technology to v1.11, besides the KDEN scenery package update v2.1...






✓ 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


The v2.1 update is 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 v2.1 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: 2.1  January 22nd 2024


NEWS! by Stephen Dutton

1st February 2024

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