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News! - Scenery Updated : KMSY New Orleans International Airport v2.0 by VerticalSim


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VerticalSim have done their first major update to KMSY New Orleans International or giving the airport's full name in "Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport". KMSY by VerticalSim was released last year 2020 in late June. This v2.0 update focuses on the nightlighting which has been completely redone from scratch, better lighting in the interiors and field night taxiway lighting (Wig-wags, flashing embers, etc.). PBR (Physical Based Rendering) has also been done to update not only the airport's building surfaces, but also the runway and taxiway surfaces, the Ortho-Photo layout is also new with Color Graded Satellite Imagery.


Changelog v2.0

  • -All new revamped night lighting
  • -Redone PBR on most surfaces
  • -Cleaned up groundtraffic file
  • -All new PBR'd jetways with gate numbers
  • -Better visable interior
  • -Gate numbers marked on ground
  • -Complete new ortho set
  • -Fixed airline assignments
  • -Changed tree color
  • -Add proper night taxiway lighting (Wig-wags, flashing embers, etc.)
  • -New edge lights
  • -New HD Grass (with no performance loss)
  • -FedEx ramp recieved proper night lighting and marshallers
  • -New manual written from scratch
  • -Changed export to target to XP 11.30+
  • -Fixed Vulkan shadow bug
  • -Fixed AI taxipathing


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Ground textures are very, very good at MSY.


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New Orleans City is also part of the package


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KMSY New Orleans International Airport v2.0 by VerticalSim is now available from the X-Plane.OrgStore. Current purchasers can update to v2.1 by going to their X-Plane.OrgStore account and downloading the new v2.0 version.



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Yes! KMSY New Orleans International Airport v2.0 by VerticalSim is available from the X-Plane.Org Store here :

KMSY New Orleans International Airport

Price is US$19.95


Main Features include:


  • 2020 Airport layout
  • Low poly 3D interior
  • Surrounding Autogen Hand Placed
  • High Resolution PBR Ground Textures
  • Sam Custom High detailed jetways
  • Downtown New Orleans Included
  • Animated Sea traffic
  • Baked Ambient Occlusion
  • Animated Ground Traffic Vehicles
  • WT3 Taxi Networks and OPS File
  • 3D animated ground workers
  • Easy Installation
  • Highly Optimized
  • 3D Grass
  • Color Graded Satellite Imagery
  • HDR Lighting


*NOTE*: The free SAM plugin is required for this airport to work.  You can get it here.



X-Plane 11
Windows, Mac or Linux
4 GB VRAM Minimum - 8 GB+ VRAM Recommended
Download Size: 1.7 Gb
Version 2.0 (March 20th 2021)



News by Stephen Dutton

24th March 2021

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