SimTiles is a program that creates Night and Seasonal (winter) textures for photoreal sceneries for the flight simulator program X-plane. For more info about X-plane click here
How it works
SimTiles processes all the day terrain tiles of a photoreal scenery and, using a set of algorythms and rules creates night textures and seasonal (winter) textures. It then modifies the x-plane terrain and polygon files in order to use of the newly created textures. It does a lot more under the hood but this is roughly how it works.
Set or rules and colors are fully editable and scriptable and the software can be used to create seasonal (winter) as well as night textures.
It supports all x-plane photoreal sceneries for x-plane 8.64+, 9, 10.
It is natively a windows program but can run on linux and mac using windows emulators*.
*It requires a windows emulator to run on linux or mac such as wine virtualbox windows parallel or bootcamp. You’re required to run the software from within the windows session, don’t forget to install imagemagick for windows on there too. Whilst there has been confirmed reports of SimTiles successfully running on Linux and Mac using emulation, I cannot support Linux or Mac at this stage.
How to get it
It comes in two versions: Lite (Freeware) and Full (Payware).
First download and install the Lite version and check functionality. The Lite version is the product installation file; there is no other download!
Purchase the license key to unlock the Full features.
Please note Simtiles is personal use and cannot be used to create commercial content (for commercial licenses please drop me a line).
SimTiles Lite (Freeware)
The lite version allows unlimited files to be created with hardcoded presets for Night and Seasonal (Winter) tiles and it is requires to press the resume button every 50 files.
SimTiles Full (Payware)
The full version adds the following features:
-Colors and rules presets management
-Three presets driven by tile elevation (city,hill,mountain) for each rule.
-Multiple sceneries batch creation
-Output resolution choice (from 512 to 2048pixels)
-No Resume button pushing required every 50 files
Resource page listing available photoreal sceneries here
It requires Global Scenery installed (used to analyze and gather tiles elevation above sea level).
Terms and conditions
This license is for personal use only and cannot be used to produce commercial content. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more infos regarding commercial licenses. Simultools is not responsible for any harm caused by this software.
All sales of SimTiles Full are final.