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VRS F/A-18E SUPERBUG & TACPACK P3D v4.5 Hotfix 2 Update
« on: September 29, 2019, 12:32:45 AM »
VRS F/A-18E SUPERBUG & TACPACK P3DV4.5 Hot Fix 2 Update

  F/A-18E SUPERBUG
High Fidelity Strike Fighter Add-on for FSX/P3D

  TACPACK COMBAT SYSTEM




News on the next update to make VRS F/A-18E SUPERBUG & VRS TACPACK COMBAT SYSTEM  compatible with P2DV4.5 Hot Fix 2

by VRS Varmint
Sat Sep 28

"As a reminder, TacPack and Superbug are NOT yet compatible with P3D v4.5 Hotfix 2. The SUPPORTED versions are listed in the previous post (above).

As always, do NOT upgrade P3D unless you are prepared to wait for TacPack support. This can take anywhere from days to weeks depending on the extent of the changes to P3D."


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Re: VRS F/A-18E SUPERBUG & TACPACK P3D v4.5 Hotfix 2 Update
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2019, 11:00:17 PM »
Superbug V1.5.1.1 (closed beta)
2/11/19


Changelog V1.5.1.1

   [FIXED] Superbug: Broken CSEL clipping. The courseline selection arrow could appear on multiple displays simultaneously.
   [FIXED] Superbug: ACM was not properly saving MU TACAN frequencies greater than 59Y.
   [FIXED] ACM/TPM: Now enforcing maximum supported versions of P3D which prevents the ACM/TPM from running under an incompatible (not yet supported) version of P3D. Basically, the TacPack would tell you if the current version of P3D was unsupported, but the ACM/TPM would not.
   [FIXED] Superbug: ASPJ (jammer) AUTO mode was not properly executing threat level logic by remaining in STBY regardless of the threat environment. Note that the HARM must not have a target and you must not be in EMCON in order for AUTO mode to go from STBY to REC or JAM.
   [FIXED] Superbug: "Flight Controls" should no longer spuriously annunciate in the absence of any actual FCS cautions (usually occurred upon spawn/respawn/reload).
   [FIXED]:Superbug: Loading a non-SB aircraft with standby COM frequencies tuned to certain values could cause the WINGFOLD system to lock into the folded position in MP (standby frequencies are used to communicate state information in MP). Should be fixed by now forcing COM STBY radios to default "clean" frequencies at SB startup.
   [FIXED] Superbug: Takeoff trim (control-T) should now be working properly whereby:
      o   On the ground, toggles between 0 and either 4.0 or 6.5 degrees nose-up trim depending on the position of the launch bar switch.
      o   Centers aileron and rudder trim regardless of flight mode
   [FIXED] Superbug: ALE-50/JAMMER switch on ECM 2D popup panel wasn't addressing the right variable.
   [FIXED] Superbug: Master battery switch was mapping to a simvar, not an L:var. This may have prevented Superscript from correctly addressing it at some point.
   [FIXED] Superbug: Issue with one of the generator switches not addressing the right variable(s). This was also breaking ground-based BUSTIE logic on internal power.
   [FIXED] Superbug: ARS 2D popup console was not activating LOW RES and DUMP lights on light test. In addition, ARS LED display will now provide a test matrix of '888888' during LT TEST.
   [NEW] Added 2D popup window for HMD. Why would anyone want this? I don't know, but here you go.
   [NEW] Superbug: Added a "switch" to the RIGHT AUX 2D popup console for tailhook control.
   [NEW] Superbug: If a HARM self-protect (SP) condition exists and the HARM priority target is manually cycled (SHIFT-R via HARM monitor or EW formats), HARM-override (HRM-ORD) will be selected automatically, giving full control over the priority target to the pilot. Note that it will still be necessary to deselect HRM-ORD if you wish SA to resume selecting the highest priority threats in self-protect mode.
   [NEW] Superbug: FCS format updated to more modern revisions. Loses antiquated VENT indication in favor of elevator TRIM.
   [NEW] TPM: Added Enable GDI caching option to experimental features under General Preferences. This was previously an hidden option, however it should be left alone unless instructed otherwise by VRS support.
   [NEW] ACM/TPM: Should now support Windows font scaling up to 200%.
   [NEW] TacPack: Weapon and infrastructure SimObjects are now hidden from the UI in P3D v4 (only) via new "IsSelectableVehicle" option for aircraft.cfg.
   [NEW] Superbug: Added AOA warning tone upon [full] completion of FCS exerciser mode.
   [NEW] Superbug: FCS exerciser mode can now be prematurely terminated with a followup FCS RESET command.
   [NEW] Superbug: EFD should behave slightly more realistically, or at least more inline with NATOPS prior to generators coming online. EFD will show correct fuel on battery power, but either the APU switch, or either engine crank switch must be engaged. There is still some ambiguity here between what's been reported to work differently and what NATOPS says, so probably more room for improvement.

« Last Edit: November 07, 2019, 01:56:44 AM by Asid »

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Re: VRS F/A-18E SUPERBUG & TACPACK P3D v4.5 Hotfix 2 Update
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2019, 09:26:14 PM »
TacPack V1.5.1.1 (closed beta)
05/11/19


Changelog V1.5.1.1

   [NEW] Support for P3D v4.5 hotfix 2 (4.5.13.32097)
   [NEW] Support for more recent builds of the TacView exporter with additional support for radar lock-up events.
   [NEW] TacPack non-flyable Simobjects now use "IsSelectableVehicle=0" flag (P3D v4+) so that they're ignored by the UI by default. No more scrolling through unflyable objects!
   [NEW] Enable GDI Caching option now exposed in TPM preferences (previously a hidden option).
   [FIXED] General TPM cosmetic changes to help support non-standard (>100%) Windows font-scaling.

« Last Edit: November 07, 2019, 01:57:01 AM by Asid »

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Re: VRS F/A-18E SUPERBUG & TACPACK P3D v4.5 Hotfix 2 Update
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2019, 02:00:28 AM »
V1.5.1.1 (public release for all platforms)
07 Nov 2019

All installers updated to v1.5.1.1, which includes, among other things, support for P3D v4.5 hotfix 2 (4.5.13.32097).

Note that ALL flavors of the Superbug and TacPack have been updated except for 1.2.1.1 (legacy Superbug without TacPack). See previous post in this topic for a complete list of 1.5.1.1 specific changes/additions.

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TacPack V1.5.1.1

Changelog

   [NEW] Support for P3D v4.5 hotfix 2 (4.5.13.32097)
   [NEW] Support for more recent builds of the TacView exporter with additional support for radar lock-up events.
   [NEW] TacPack non-flyable Simobjects now use "IsSelectableVehicle=0" flag (P3D v4+) so that they're ignored by the UI by default. No more scrolling through unflyable objects!
   [NEW] Enable GDI Caching option now exposed in TPM preferences (previously a hidden option).
   [FIXED] General TPM cosmetic changes to help support non-standard (>100%) Windows font-scaling.



Superbug V1.5.1.1

Changelog

   [NEW] Support for P3D v4.5 hotfix 2 (4.5.13.32097)
   [NEW] Added 2D popup window for HMD. Why would anyone want this? I don't know, but here you go.
   [NEW] Added a "switch" to the RIGHT AUX 2D popup console for tailhook control.
   [NEW] If a HARM self-protect (SP) condition exists and the HARM priority target is manually cycled (SHIFT-R via HARM monitor or EW formats), HARM-override (HRM-ORD) will be selected automatically, giving full control over the priority target to the pilot. Note that it will still be necessary to deselect HRM-ORD if you wish SA to resume selecting the highest priority threats in self-protect mode.
   [NEW] FCS format updated to more modern revisions. Loses antiquated VENT indication in favor of elevator TRIM.
   [NEW] General ACM cosmetic changes to help support non-standard (>100%) Windows font-scaling.
   [NEW] Added AOA warning tone upon [full] completion of FCS exerciser mode.
   [NEW] FCS exerciser mode can now be prematurely terminated with a followup FCS RESET command.
   [NEW] EFD should behave slightly more realistically, or at least more inline with NATOPS prior to generators coming online. EFD will show correct fuel on battery power, but either the APU switch, or either engine crank switch must be engaged. There is still some ambiguity here between what's been reported to work differently and what NATOPS says, so probably more room for improvement.
   [FIXED] Broken CSEL clipping. The courseline selection arrow could appear on multiple displays simultaneously.
   [FIXED] ACM was not properly saving MU TACAN frequencies greater than 59Y.
   [FIXED] ACM/TPM: Now enforcing maximum supported versions of P3D which prevents the ACM/TPM from running under an incompatible (not yet supported) version of P3D. Basically, the TacPack would tell you if the current version of P3D was unsupported, but the ACM/TPM would not.
   [FIXED] ASPJ (jammer) AUTO mode was not properly executing threat level logic by remaining in STBY regardless of the threat environment. Note that the HARM must not have a target and you must not be in EMCON in order for AUTO mode to go from STBY to REC or JAM.
   [FIXED] "Flight Controls" should no longer spuriously annunciate in the absence of any actual FCS cautions (usually occurred upon spawn/respawn/reload).
   [FIXED]:Loading a non-SB aircraft with standby COM frequencies tuned to certain values could cause the WINGFOLD system to lock into the folded position in MP (standby frequencies are used to communicate state information in MP). Should be fixed by now forcing COM STBY radios to default "clean" frequencies at SB startup.
   [FIXED] Takeoff trim (control-T) should now be working properly whereby:
      o   On the ground, toggles between 0 and either 4.0 or 6.5 degrees nose-up trim depending on the position of the launch bar switch.
      o   Centers aileron and rudder trim regardless of flight mode
   [FIXED] ALE-50/JAMMER switch on ECM 2D popup panel wasn't addressing the right variable.
   [FIXED] Master battery switch was mapping to a simvar, not an L:var. This may have prevented Superscript from correctly addressing it at some point.
   [FIXED] Issue with one of the generator switches not addressing the right variable(s). This was also breaking ground-based BUSTIE logic on internal power.
   [FIXED] ARS 2D popup console was not activating LOW RES and DUMP lights on light test. In addition, ARS LED display will now provide a test matrix of '888888' during LT TEST.

« Last Edit: November 07, 2019, 02:25:40 AM by Asid »

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Re: VRS F/A-18E SUPERBUG & TACPACK P3D v4.5 Hotfix 2 Update
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2019, 01:19:43 AM »
V1.5.1.1 (public release for all platforms) Updated
Fri Nov 08

There was an issue with the original V1.5.1.1 installer released on 07 Nov. VRS released an updated installer V1.5.1.1 (same name) on 08 Nov.

This only applies to Superbug NOT Tacpack

Please re-download.


Old file 07 Nov:
CRC32 checksum: 8606cc5b
Size = 191 MB (200,618,168 bytes)

New file 08 Nov:
CRC32 checksum: 9aa7019b
Size = 191 MB (200,609,280 bytes

I provided the info to make it easier to identify versions.  :thumbsup


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Re: VRS F/A-18E SUPERBUG & TACPACK P3D v4.5 Hotfix 2 Update
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2019, 05:09:14 PM »
V1.5.1.1 (initial release 11/6/19. Updated 11/28/19. Public release for all platforms) Updated
Sat Nov 30, 2019

All 1.5.1.1 Superbug and TacPack installers updated on 11/28/19 in order to address minor issues with Superbug avionics and ACM/TPM font scaling.

This update was a stealth build as no version numbers were updated, however you may want to grab them if your installer creation dates are prior to Nov 27th, 2019.



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