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Additional Vehicle Library Extension (XP9/XP10) ISDG 1.2

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Vehicle Library Extension v1.2

October 27, 2012 Chris K

Quick Description:

This file puts a lot more and different types of cars and trucks on the highways (Instead of just the 5 or 6 'default' ones).

Traffic on highways and roads look much more realistic.!

Detailed Description:

The file extends X-Plane 9 and X-Plane 10's default library of cars and trucks. It adds additional entries to be chosen at random when X-Plane (or any scenery for that matter) requests either the car or the car_or_truck vehicle objects.

This provides immediate variety to any scenery or roadways which use the default library system (which is most of them).

This is effectively a re-posting of the file by Joyfulsongster (JeffM)


However, The method I chose to use here to make this work is via a library extension, and a LIBRARY_EXTEND directive; rather than having you muck about with the internal workings of the default scenery directories. This makes it work for both X-Plane 9, and X-Plane 10; is easy to install, and is easy to delete.



Copy "Vehicle Library Extension" into "Custom Scenery". That's it.


Delete "Vehicle Library Extension" from "Custom Scenery". That's it.


Jeff's (Joyfulsongsters's) Original Description:


Here are a lot more vehicles for the highways. Many more trucks, a few vans, and a score of vehicles thanks to Cami de Bellis. Hope you enjoy.

UPDATE: anyone who feels inspired to allow these files to be installed a better way, and also useable in v10 has my permission to use them. Have fun!

© 2010-2012 joyfulsongster and uwespeed - Library files provided © 2012 ISDG - International Scenery Development Group

What's New in Version 1.2


  • Fixed 2 motorcycle objects referencing their proper image file.
  • Motorcycles are textured now!
  • Pre-image Compressed all PNG as DDS for those who use [X] Enable Texture Compression
  • Using a pre-compressed DDS is far better than asking X-Plane to do it on the fly
  • XP10 users will auto-switch to the DDS version if compression enabled
  • See: http://developer.x-plane.com/2012/01/dds-revisited-in-x-plane-10/
  • for more information on how auto DDS/PNG selection works in XP10
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Thanks Chris,

good improvement. I noticed that some (all) of the vehicles lack lights, at least in hdr mode. Could that be added?



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Unfortunately, that would break compatibility with X-Plane 9.

The objects don't cast light properly in HDR mode due to this; however I think XP10 does some attempts as it seems to work on some of them?

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FYI the title on this and the changelog says this is version 1.2, but the downloaded file and its readme are version 1.1. I checked .org and it downloaded v1.2 as expected.

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