How to Install a Custom Map in Liftoff

The Liftoff FPV Simulator released an update early this week that included many new features. The most exciting of which, to me, was the map creation tool. It allows users to build their own racing courses, using the in-game objects that they have made available for you. The obstacles are someone limited at this point, and there are some controls that will need to improve over time, but for a first stab, it’s awesome.

Check it out in action here on this video:

Download this track here: http://static.paulnurkkala.com/test.xml (you may have to “Save” the page, which will download the XML file)

One of the the things that they have said is possible, but isn’t officially supported yet, is that you can install maps from anywhere, simply by placing an XML file in the right place. Here’s how you do that:

  • OSX:
    • Launch Steam
    • Right Click on Game -> Properties
    • Local Files Tab
    • Browse Local Files
    • Right Click on Liftoff
    • navigate to Contents/Tracks
    • Place any XML track file in that folder
  • Windows:
    • Launch Steam
    • Right Click on Game -> Properties
    • Local Files Tab
    • Browse Local Files
    • Liftoff_Data/Tracks
    • Place any XML track in that folder

Tracks are cross-system compatible — so you can make it one place, and import it into another!

In game settings configuration: http://paulnurkkala.com/liftoff-in-game-settings/

Let me know what you think of the map, and send me any that you make!

9 thoughts on “How to Install a Custom Map in Liftoff

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  • December 15, 2015 at 10:45 pm
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    Another way to get to the tracks folder without going through steam is:
    Program Files(x86)/Steam/steamapps/common/Liftoff/Liftoff_Data/Tracks

    Although your way is probably easier 🙂

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    • December 16, 2015 at 10:29 pm
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      Best way is as OP mentioned – if someone saves their games in a different folder/drive, this path can change

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  • March 31, 2016 at 4:42 pm
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    Hello i’ve done like you said, the Tracks folder was not there so i’ve create one myself and added some few tracks, but liftoff is not showing the tracks in game. i have the latest version and i run osx, any idea ?

    thank you

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    • April 1, 2016 at 10:26 am
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      my bad, had to select the level first !

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      • January 31, 2017 at 7:55 pm
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        Hi luis,

        i have same issue, how have you solved it? What kind of level you have selected?
        I triy free flight autumn fields but then there is no map named like the xml i have added into folder: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Liftoff\Liftoff_Data\Tracks

        thank you
        Daniel

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        • January 31, 2017 at 7:59 pm
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          i now also have created a new folder
          C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Liftoff\Liftoff_Data\Tracks\JackFPV
          and added xml there…still no visible map.

          seems like i do something wrong…. 😮

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  • April 15, 2016 at 5:46 am
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    Thx mate! The MAC description worked perfect. But i did not had a TRACK folder. Had to create it.

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    • May 10, 2016 at 4:30 pm
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      You created the Track folder and everything worked..???? i did the same…but i cant find any of the new tracks…please help

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