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TrueEarth GB South Mac & Linux Compatibility

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Over on the ORBX forum, it has been announced that customers who use X-Plane on a macOS or Linux based system can finally possess of TrueEarth GB South.

After a couple of technical hiccups resulting in delays, the team at ORBX have been able to come up with a workaround. However, the process is tedious in comparison to the Windows installation and involves the use of Terminal to convert textures.

You can find the required steps below or on this forum thread. If you get stuck and require assistance, you can visit the ORBX X-Plane support forum here.

If you’re not sure how to proceed with the steps below that involve Terminal, you should watch this video.

To begin, follow these steps:

  • Go into your OrbxDirect account and click on TE GB South
  • At the bottom of the screen click the manual download option for Mac/Linux users
  • Extract the 3 TE GB folders to the /Custom Scenery/ folder

Now it’s time to convert textures which may take awhile. To do this:

  • Open Terminal
  • Also, open the X-Plane 11/Custom Scenery/Orbx_C_GB_TrueEarth_Orthos folder
  • Type chmod +xfollowed by a space. Then drag and drop the _mac_1_conversion file onto Terminal. You should then see the full path to the file.
  • Press enter
  • Type chmod +xfollowed by a space. Then drag and drop the nvcompress-osx file onto Terminal. You should then see the full path to the file.
  • Press enter
  • Add scenery entries as per this walkthrough.

And that’s it, you’re done!

Tags : CompatibilityGB SouthLinuxMacORBXTrueEarth
Max Dyba

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