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Offline Vyrtuoz

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Tacview 1.8.3 is out!
« on: May 01, 2020, 11:05:27 PM »
Tacview 1.8.3 is now available on tacview.net and Steam!

Download: http://tacview.net/download

  • Release Date: Fri, 1 May 2020
  • Operating System: Windows® 32-bit / 64-bit
  • File Size: 390.6 MB

I am always looking for ways to improve Tacview’s frame rate to make it as smooth as possible, and to compensate for new features added over time, especially for lower-end systems. During my investigations, I have found a few bottlenecks, big and small.

In this version I have already implemented a few optimizations which should improve the performance on lower end systems and make the UI and 3D a bit more responsive. In the following updates, I will work on a bigger optimization which should have considerable impact on missions with a lot of objects.

Always an ongoing project, with the help of my partner BuzyBee, plenty of 3D objects and declarations have been added the to the database so your favorite planes and vehicles are properly displayed. This certainly makes debriefings more comfortable and intuitive!

In addition to new options to customize your experience, there have been several tweaks to make the satellite view more comfortable and weapons impact clearer.

Meanwhile, Tacview 2.0 is still growing up slowly, but surely. All the tools required for its multi-platform development are complete (some are even used to speed-up Tacview 1.x development). The next step (starting soon), will be the development of the core engine, which will include completely rewritten terrain, 3D engine (using Vulkan for portability and performances), as well as a greatly improved telemetry engine, feature-wise. I am as impatient as you are about it, it is a long-term project, slow but steady!

Take care and fly safe!
Vyrtuoz & BuzyBee

FEATURES & CHANGES

  • ADDED Static Object Injector addon to easily add static objects in Tacview world
  • ADDED Track Injector addon to create flights from waypoints
  • ADDED numerous objects and 3D models to the database
  • ADDED IL-2 Arras elevation map
  • ADDED support for DCS World submarines
  • ADDED new keyboard shortcuts to inject bookmarks in DCS World
  • ADDED longitudinal and lateral accelerations (g-force)
  • ADDED support for routes and waypoints for GPX files
  • ADDED support for DRX Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS) static objects
  • ADDED support for WebP for custom terrain textures
  • ADDED support for non spherical engagement ranges
  • ADDED support for inactive SAM/AAA sites (radar on/off)
  • ADDED support for simpler event-log sheets (timeout+callsign+event)
  • ADDED an option to auto hide latitude/longitude coordinates whenever bullseye coordinates are present
  • ADDED support for Shift + PgUp / PgDown to move quickly +/- 10 seconds in time
  • ADDED support for more exotic characters in latitude & longitude coordinates
  • ADDED /Fullscreen command line option to start Tacview in fullscreen mode
  • IMPROVED impact effects are now more transparent so we can still see concerned objects
  • IMPROVED direction vector length to be proportional to the corresponding object speed
  • IMPROVED fast forward speeds to better match other debriefing tools (x3/x5/x10/x20)
  • IMPROVED support for csv files such as granular data from Flightradar24
  • IMPROVED support of wrongly formatted date/time in GPX files
  • IMPROVED anti-aircraft engagement range display in satellite/orthogonal view
  • IMPROVED support of static objects from KML files
  • IMPROVED handling of carriage return characters when importing telemetry files
  • IMPROVED Database Builder to automatically refresh Tacview database after each save
  • IMPROVED media windows now display only file names without path in their title

FIXES

  • FIXED charts auto-scale was not always correct
  • FIXED the event-log importer to work regardless of the user regional settings in Windows
  • FIXED rare crash when manually removing objects from the world
  • FIXED crash in Database Builder add-on caused by duplicate entries
  • FIXED could not add waypoints via the add/edit dialog box
  • FIXED pilots not properly exported for DCS World Harrier & M2000

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