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Scenery Animation Manager - Suite 1.4.3

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SAM Suite - Installer & Updater

  • Desktop application for Windows, Linux and Mac
  • Download, (un)install and update all SAM extensions with one click
  • Access to legacy versions


Advice: If your previously installed SAM version is not detected, please delete it manually and click on the reset button in the SAM Suite application.

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What's New in Version 1.4.3   See changelog


  • Adapted to changed steam authentification API
  • Changed authentification workflow for China
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  • Thanks 15

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   20 of 20 members found this review helpful 20 / 20 members

Honestly my favourite plugin innovation since AutoGate. Airports look so much more realistic now

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   5 of 5 members found this review helpful 5 / 5 members


So I have just got a new computer and there seems to be a problem installing SAM. I got a notification when I tried to open SAM, "the code execution cannot proceed because vcruntime_1.dll was not found". I really don'T know what to do... any help?

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   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

I just installed the SAM, and trying to setup, but I lost a bit in the configuration. I'm looking for a step-by-sep guide for this.

Response from the author:

Check out features and developer guide linked in the description of this file... 


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   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Fantastic plugin.  I'm really looking forward to seeing what our developers can do with easy access to scenery-based datarefs!

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Ron Baruah

   21 of 22 members found this review helpful 21 / 22 members

It might sound weird. A few days back I woke up from an odd dream where I saw some amazing jetways for X-Plane, multiple connections, no restrictions like autogate and turns out dreams do come true. SAM is wonderful platform with many possibilities, the potential and power is too great to be foreseen. At first it might look quite hard to implement it in your scenery but it is as easy as just placing the objects through WED. The developer is a nice guy, he did all the hard work of mapping the jetways to almost every aircraft. 

No matter where or how you park, the jetway is going to come provided you are in the range. However if you might feel it is quite slow when it comes to connecting to the aircraft, don't worry thats how it works in real life. The feature which really impressed me was that the jetway actually interacts with the aircraft. It constantly adjusts to the configuration and it can be put on and off multiple times without moving the aircraft (a feature that was not possible in autogate).

However this plugin does have its share of bugs like any other plugin fresh off the design studio does, but this not a thing to worry about as the developer is really active and constantly improving the package. At the moment only two jetways designs each from steel and glass are available, in the future I hope there will be more designs as the library gets updated.  

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   8 of 9 members found this review helpful 8 / 9 members

seems a good plugin from the videos i have seen, but unfortunately i cannot seem to make the jetways work. i presume there are additional things i need to do in order for this to work properly but i cannot find anything in the manual nor on on the web to show me this. 😞


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   7 of 8 members found this review helpful 7 / 8 members

Excellent idea, thank you for creating this plugin and sharing your work with the community. Awaiting for more animated objects 🙂

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   12 of 14 members found this review helpful 12 / 14 members

Although this plugin has a few minor issues (only noticed when nitpicking,) it is an amazing plugin! I’m very happy that @Marten@Stairport is involved with the community (he responded swiftly when I commented about an issue I had) and tries hard to fix all problems, unlike some developers. I understand that the plugin is only in V1.0 and that bugs are inevitable, but this plugin is excellent and has already raised my standards for what to expect from the X-Plane community. I was surprised that somebody took the time to create another docking plugin, however this has far exceeded my expectations not just for a docking plugin, but for an Autogate replacement. I’m looking forward to further developments and to replacing all my Autogates with objects from this plugin. Great work mate!

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   28 of 33 members found this review helpful 28 / 33 members

 cant complain.excellent work


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· Edited by distoxx

   9 of 11 members found this review helpful 9 / 11 members

Finally ! Thank you very much for this long awaited plugin ! It works perfectly and is really easy to use for developers.

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   8 of 10 members found this review helpful 8 / 10 members

Amazing plugin with great power! The interface is amazing and its capabilities are great! thank you!

Will be creating/updating many sceneries with the help of this plugin

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Thanks keep us up to date of your work 🙂

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   6 of 8 members found this review helpful 6 / 8 members

A must for any scenery now. Supported airports are growing by the day.


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   3 of 4 members found this review helpful 3 / 4 members

WHOWWW...  what else can I say about this excellent plugin!!!  I first downloaded version 1.02 and played around to get familiar with it and I was in awe to se how easily one could install and modify my favorite airports although I had a bit of a problem with the door height alignment at first.  With this new update 1.0.3, it is near perfect 🙂 ...  This is exactly what was missing in X-Plane and from the looks of it, this will keep getting better in time!

So my two thumbs up of the developer and a sincere thank you for all the hard work!


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   5 of 7 members found this review helpful 5 / 7 members

I don't need to do the experience to put 10 Stars, All users of this plugins are amazed . So yeah Congrats !!

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   4 of 6 members found this review helpful 4 / 6 members

Brilliant add-on! IMHO, it should become the standard for all gates in all sceneries.

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· Edited by M_c

   4 of 6 members found this review helpful 4 / 6 members

Great plugin, it has been way to long thank you guys for the awesome work! Btw are you including extensions to the jetways for airports which have a greater distance from the terminal to the actual moving jetway? 

Response from the author:

Type 1 has 10m extension, type 2 something around 16-18 I think. We'll hopefully add more in the future. 

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   2 of 3 members found this review helpful 2 / 3 members

Fantastic plugin! Now the airport has more animated objects and stuff!

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Regent 013

   3 of 5 members found this review helpful 3 / 5 members

An outstanding addition to the XP world.  Having a single plug in available to all sceneries is in a word, Awesome.  the jetways are nice, the hangers are great, the fact that its being actively updated is even better.  Can't wait to see folks putting out packs for airports so that others can use them too ( assuming of course thats ok)  All in all, I really hope this concept ( one plug in for all)  can be expanded on with something like Ground traffic.

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· Edited by tracer

   2 of 4 members found this review helpful 2 / 4 members

This latest SAM 2.0 appears to be a Windows centric application.  There is no macx64 or linx64 entry on the plugin as there is in the older version.  Oh well......


Thank you for the update on 2.0.  Really enjoy 1.1 and am looking forward to the mac/linux release version.  I am positive that my rating will then go where it rightfully belongs....5 stars!!


Response from the author:

Correct, linux and mac will follow in aprox. 2 weeks 🙂

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   2 of 4 members found this review helpful 2 / 4 members


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· Edited by HDSimulation

   2 of 4 members found this review helpful 2 / 4 members

With X-Plane 11.30 final release in the horizon, this plugin could not have come at better time. In my opinion, one of top 5 plugin for X-Plane in 2018 for scenery developers.


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   1 of 2 members found this review helpful 1 / 2 members

I love it. gave life to my airports. great download. thanks

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   1 of 2 members found this review helpful 1 / 2 members

Its working really well. Thank you!!!

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   1 of 2 members found this review helpful 1 / 2 members

Thanks! I will feed back once I've tried it out.

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   1 of 2 members found this review helpful 1 / 2 members

Couldn't ask for something better, thanks! 😉

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