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ShortFinal Design Announces San Francisco Definitive

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It has been a long while since we last heard from the talented team at ShortFinal Design, but that period of silence is over now. Announced on Facebook, ShortFinal Design has confirmed they’re heading back to where it first started and announced San Francisco Definitive.

The Facebook post announcing the project was lacking in any specific details, but a more in-depth version was shared on the X-Plane.org forums. We know that the airport product will come with accurately modelled terminals, including the new terminal 1. The ground layout will e accurate based on current data and custom SAM jetways will also be added to gates with jetways. All ground textures will be 4K and also come with rain effects.

This scenery has been developed by X-Plane legend MisterX, who is known for his high-quality freeware. ShortFinal Design is the payware handle used by MisterX.

Located on the west coast, San Francisco International Airport (KSFO) is one of the busiest airports in the US with over 55 million passengers visiting when at pre-pandemic levels. United Airlines is the biggest airline that serves the airport and they fly domestic and international routes.

No release date was shared, but we’ll keep you updated once we learn more.

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ShortFinal Design Updating Boston Logan Freeware for XP11

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Taking to Facebook, scenery developer ShortFinal Design has announced that they are currently in the process of updating MisterX's highly regarded Boston Logan (KBOS) scenery for XPlane 11. Initially released for free back in 2016, Boston Logan (KBOS) was one of the first sceneries released by famous XPlane scenery developer MisterX. Since its original release, the scenery has become one of
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ShortFinal Design Announces Freeware Hakodate Airport for XPL

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Scenery developer ShortFinal Design has announced that they will be bringing Hakodate Airport to X-Plane 11 as freeware. In a post on Facebook, ShortFinal Design announced that the past few months have been spent learning new tools for PBR implementation and that Hakodate Airport (RJCH) was the testbed for this. Using Substance Painter (described as the industry standard for creating PBR textures),
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Stairport Sceneries Announces SAM Airport Vehicles for XP

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Popular for their plugin extensions for animated jetways and static aircraft library, Stairport Sceneries in conjunction with ShortFinal Design, announces a new SAM Global Airport Vehicle database for X-Plane 11. SAM (Scenery Animation Manager), is a user-friendly plugin native to XP. It is used in the sim to directly control many animated features offered by the developer. These features range
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SFD Global for X-Plane 11 Updated to Version 1.1


X-Plane developer ShortFinal Designs released an update to SFD Global. Version 1.1 features completely new forests with improved textures and inner-city buildings to the Mediterranean region. The ability to add a standard resolution option to terrain textures and minor bug fixes have also been included in version 1.1.

SFD Global Version 1.1 provides high-definition ground textures , forests, and custom region-specific autogen. The scenery is rendered to the highest standards using modern techniques such as the use of PBR materials and baked ambient occlusion. Eight different regions are included and provide unique 3D buildings with 4K textures. New forest autogen covers the landscape and features a more realistic size and density. The terrain is based on high-resolution aerial imagery and is compatible with both default and third-party meshes.

A new installer has been uploaded to the X-Plane.org store, simply uninstall version 1.0 and install version 1.1 to update. SFD Global can be purchased from the X-Plane.org store for $30.00.

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SFD Global Released For X-Plane 11

Developer ShortFinal Designs has released SFD Global and it is now available at the X-Plane Store. Described as an ‘all-in-one solution’ for X-Plane users, the software provides a more immersive X-Plane experience by introducing new high-definition ground textures and forests, along with custom, region-specific autogen for the entire world. Rendered with modern techniques including baked ambient occlusion and PBR materials,
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ShortFinal Design Update and Previews on SFD Global

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X-Plane developer ShortFinal Design has shared a fresh update on the current status of SFD Global. For those who may not know, SFD Global is designed to be a complete texture replacement package for the world of X-Plane 11. In their statement on Facebook, ShortFinal Design said that "unfortunately, development has slowed down a bit due to various other commitments ."
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