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Timeframe for P3d version of VRS TacPack confirmed

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http://forums.vrsimulations.com/forums/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=12730&p=92881#p92880

 

In "several months", VRS plans to release  a "consumer" version of TacPack for P3d2, which allows Tacpack-enabled aircraft (and potentially naval vessels) to have working weapon systems, such as guns, missiles and bombs. There has been much talk about this recently, but this is the first post by VRS stating a timeframe. The FSX version of TacPack is incompatible with DX10, even with using the DX10Fixer, so this is welcome news.

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Bring it on looks like a lots of developers making the right move - now come on PMDG

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VRS TP, excellent, and their Rhino?

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I can only assume so, since the developer did not explicitly state that. But it is a safe assumption because all the rest of the non-VRS TacPack enabled aircraft already run under P3d2 but without functioning weapons.

Bring it on looks like a lots of developers making the right move - now come on PMDG

 

VRS is really one of the last P3d "holdouts" of the 3rd party developers with products in active development.

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Bring it on looks like a lots of developers making the right move - now come on PMDG

It is great to continue to see most of the developers developing for the future.

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When will the SuperBug be ready for P3D ... same time as TacPk?

 

Will an upgrade from our FSX version be possible or is it a new purchase only?

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What determines if an Aircraft is "Tacpack en-abled"?

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TacPack is based on a DLL that allows FSX aircraft to fire and guide weapons that can damage other aircraft, ships, ground vehicles and certain buildings. The "enabling" is usually done by the aircraft's author. Dino Cattaeno's aircraft are TacPack enabled as is IRIS A-10 Warthog Driver among others. VRS also sells the FA-18 Superbug.

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Jabloomf1230,Thank you for your info,Are The A2A Warbirds TacPack ready?

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Is there also a DLL or something similar that allows for ground damage? I assume with all my Orbx regions installed, I can't target a building and expect an explosion/damage. It seems like whole new regions could be developed for conflicts with landmass that will show damage.  (It's like Falcon 4.0 meets P3D, but on a global scale. Very exciting).

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Jabloomf1230,Thank you for your info,Are The A2A Warbirds TacPack ready?

No. People have been inquiring about Tacpack integration on the A2A forums, but my impression of A2A is that they are a small shop and they like to concentrate on a few products that border on perfection.

 

http://a2asimulations.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=79&t=37127&hilit=tacpack

Is there also a DLL or something similar that allows for ground damage?

 

 

VRS provides specific ground targets, such as SAM missile sites that can be destroyed. TacPack users have used ORBX BOB ( a 1st person simobject which is invisible) as a targeting mechanism for other buildings:

 

http://forums.vrsimulations.com/forums/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=12494&p=93225#p93225

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When will the SuperBug be ready for P3D ... same time as TacPk?

 

Will an upgrade from our FSX version be possible or is it a new purchase only?

 

That would be good ... no word on it??

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There's nothing new officially from VRS on the purchase/upgrade front. My guess is that the policy will be similar to A2A. The P3d versions of F-18 and TacPack will be a bit more expensive than the FSX versions. And there will be an upgrade path from FSX to P3d.

 

I should add here that the significance of that screen shot is that TacPack never worked correctly under FSX DX10, which really was a shame. But it is working with P3d and DX11.

 

It will be interesting to see how many of the P3d versions of existing TacPack aircraft work with the new TacPack for P3d. Or will they each need updating? I'm guessing the latter.

 

 

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Existing TP aircraft is what, a half dozen or so? Dino's got his working, and Aerosoft if coming out with their F-14 'real soon now'. The IRIS A-10A is really the big one in terms of using ability to employ a lot of munitions and make use of TacPack. Maybe the updating won't be that onerous.

 

Damn sure this is the best FSX/P3D news I have seen in a good long time.

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The bad news about this is that TacPack will only work with P3d 2.4 academic licence. If you have any other licences, you will have to buy the academic version.

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thats not bad news

 

BTW, any progress on this? Aerosoft just released a TacPack compatible F14 which seems really advanced

 

 

From what a gather is it true that TacPack does not work at all as is now, in P3DV24 ??

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LOL, it is if you shelled out a lot more money for the P3d Pro version.

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LOL, it is if you shelled out a lot more money for the P3d Pro version.

20 US per month (instead of the 2100 US)

 

But I think you cannot have pro and academic installed on the same OS

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ok 10 US per month for the pro

 

but is it installable whilst academic is there?

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The monthly cost that you cited is for a Pro developers license. The Pro license is $199 one time. Academic is $59.95, Pro Plus is $2,300 one time.

 

The only way to have two versions installed on one PC is via a dual boot setup.

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