Stairport Sceneries has released an addition to the latest Scenery Animation Manager utility for X-Plane, SAM Global Trees. SAM Global Trees is a standalone tree replacement pack that can be used alone or in tandem with SAM Seasons. The new SAM Global Trees can be controlled through the SAM plugin menu.
This package is a further development of the FlyAgi Vegetation Global Trees addon that is already included in the SAM Seasons Library Package. For those who choose to use SAM Global Trees with SAM Seasons, there is no need to redownload the whole seasons package again. SAM Global Trees can also be used without installing the SAM Seasons if you wish.
Stairport Sceneries’ SAM Global Trees replaces global forests and trees with high resolution trees including those placed in urban autogen areas. If performance issues arise, the ability to reduce the amount of trees is available. A python based configuration tool allows manual copy and paste configuration settings and the SAM Seasons SDK can be incorporated giving scenery developers the ability to match SAM Global Trees’ color appearance. SAM Global Trees is available free of charge from the X-Plane.org forums. Below is a full feature list for those who are interested.
- Replaces global forests and trees with high resolution ones including those placed by the urban autogen areas (every single tree gets updated)
- Can be used without the SAM Seasons library installed
- Forest density can be reduced if performance issues arise (configuration is described in the manual)
- Replaces SFD Global forests if you wish so (needs configuration as described in the manual)
- Supports SAM Seasons
- Supports SAM Colors (some colors need configuration to be available as described in the manual)
- Updates SAM Seasons vegetation without redownloading the seasons library
- Comes with a python based configuration tool but also allows manual copy and paste based configuration
- SAM Seasons SDK can be incorporated by scenery designers to match SAM Global Trees color appearance (supporting all SAM Global Trees color and season styles)