FSX Milan Malpensa Airport Scenery

PreviewMilan Malpensa Airport. A patch for ISD's FS2004 Milan Malpensa Airport, Italy, scenery to make it work in FSX. By P Nigel Grant/Italian Scenery Design.

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Milan Malpensa Airport. A patch for ISD's FS2004 Milan Malpensa Airport, Italy, scenery to make it work in FSX. By P Nigel Grant/Italian Scenery Design.

Milan Malpensa Airport Scenery.

Milan Malpensa Airport Scenery.

NOTE: I have been unable to contact ISD to obtain their approval for this upload, I do not believe I am abusing their copyright since I am not changing their files and I am only giving instructions and providing some files so that their FS2004 scenery can run in FSX. To date I have not seen any indication that ISD intend preparing an FSX version, although I am sure that myself, amongst many others, would be delighted if they did so. Nevertheless, as a courtesy, I would have preferred to obtain their blessing.

ISD’s (Italian Scenery Design) scenery for Milan Malpensa Airport (LIMC) for FS2004, has always been one of my favourite sceneries, and I think the flight between Milan and Zurich is one of the most spectacular in flight simming.

Imagine my disappointment when this scenery would not work properly in FSX – most of the buildings reproduced okay but the ground polygons were all messed up and AI traffic had disappeared.

For my own use, I have had a try at modifying LIMC to make it work in FSX, quite a lot of work to do this, using trial and error to determine which field and other files to remove and converting an AFCAD file to FSX.

Without going round the scenery inch by inch, most of the buildings seem to transfer without trouble, and a bit like my CYVR, the building textures look even better in FSX. I have had to apply some aprons to the various industrial and commercial sites around the airport, their original aprons were embedded within some of the field files I removed. Most of the buildings are there and I have not touched any of these, but the various aprons will not necessarily be correct or complete.

I have been unable to contact any members of IDC to get their permission to share this patch with others. Their original website is no longer active, and I have queried their whereabouts on several forums without success.

The zip file “limc_FSX”, of which this text is a part, provides the files and instructions to modify ISD’s FS2004 scenery, to allow it to function in FSX.

The Milan Malpensa Airport scenery by ISD has to be downloaded, in its FS2002 version - file “isd project_-_limc_2002.zip”, then download the FS2004 Compatibility Patch - file “isd-limc-2k4_patch.zip” to convert it to FSX. I am not aware of any other sites carrying this download. The IDC site used to be the main source.

To use this scenery in FSX you need to do the following two steps:

1. Remove the 22 bgl files from the LIMC scenery folder, as listed in the attached text file – “remove”. I suggest you create a folder called “removals” in this scenery folder and just move the five files into there.
2. Move the four attached bgl files into the LIMC scenery folder.


Sorry but you are on your own with this modification. Please do not contact me for problems in FSX, this was produced for my own use and it does the job for me. Please, if you are able to contact them, do not seek help from ISD for problems in FSX, this patch is not their work, but if you do locate them, please let me know so that I can get their permission for this patch.


Italian Scenery Design Team
Ian Thatcher for his AFCAD FS9/FSX conversion utility.
Paavo Pihelgas for his ExcBuilder utility
Luis Sa for his SBuilderX program.

I hope you enjoy this little importation.

P Nigel Grant

Milan Malpensa Airport Scenery.

Milan Malpensa Airport Scenery.

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The archive limc_fsx.zip has 15 files and directories contained within it.

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
add_to_scenery_folder10.06.080 B
AF2_LIMC.BGL03.28.0826.55 kB
LIMC_delete.BGL03.05.08403 B
LIMC_excl.BGL03.05.08112 B
File_ID.diz10.18.08144 B
limc1.jpg10.18.08162.10 kB
limc2.jpg10.18.08166.27 kB
limc_FSX.gif10.18.0812.39 kB
readme.doc10.19.0835.00 kB
readme.txt10.19.084.14 kB
remove.txt08.24.08321 B
limc_FSX10.19.080 B
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B
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