InstallationThis is a graphics client/engine project to Orbiter Spaceflight Simulator. To install the client you need to download a package from a list below and extract it in the root folder of the Orbiter. Any previously existing files should be replaced. Also to use a graphics client in Orbiter you need to run "Orbiter_ng.exe" instead of "Orbiter.exe" which uses a build in DX7 Engine. The client must be activated from the Modules tab otherwise you will see a command console while trying to start a scenario. Read further information from /Doc/D3D9Client.pdf
D3D9Client development and support thread is located in Orbiter-Forum
DirectX RuntimesYou will need a DirectX June 2010 redistributable backage to run the client. If the redistributable package isn't installed in your computer you will receive an error message "The program can't start because d3dx9_43.dll is missing from your computer". Or you may see a pop-up window in Orbiter LaunchPad telling about a missing runtimes. If that happens then download the package from a link below and extract the content of the package in any empty directory you want and then find a Setup.exe and run it. It is a common mistake to forget the run the Setup.exe You can delete the contents of the directory after the setup is completed. The directory is just a temporary storage for the installation files.
Here is a link: June 2010 Redistiburables
THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.
Orbiter BetaWhen using a graphics client with Orbiter Beta, a special attention should be paid that orbiter and client versions do match properly, otherwise the client might not run. The Orbiter version is denoted in a file name, as an example in a name "D3D9ClientBeta28.5-forBETA r84(r1054)" targeted orbiter version (or revision) is "r84".
Downloads for Orbiter 2016
Downloads for Orbiter Beta
This is a planetary surface microtexture package for D3D9Client. The package contains textures for the Moon and the Mars. Here is a screen shot before and after installation.
Screen shots from a community creations and Orbiter art