Vertical Reality Simulations®
established in 2004,
award-winning developer of
PC-based combat aircraft
software. VRS solutions are available
consumer, academic and entertainment-based applications.
VRS products run under a variety of platforms including Microsoft
Our unique approach to fly-by-wire modeling and control law
scheduling on micro-simulator platforms enables us to
provide accurate solutions costing many times less than
traditional training solutions of similar fidelity.
In addition to aircraft
simulations such as the F/A-18E
Superbug, VRS offers a technically advanced, complete
combat capability platform which runs on top of FSX
(consumer) and Prepar3D (commercial) simulations
through a series of modules we call the
True object-based weapons systems simulation and radar
warning receiver integration position the
TacPack as the
first and only system of its kind to offer battle-ready
simulation combined with the expansive and accurate
environments offered by the FSX/Prepar3D platforms.
Simulations' TacPack Powered A-10A
"Warthog Driver II" Released!
posted February 28th, 2014
today released their ground-breaking (literally)
A-10A "Warthog Driver II" - TacPack Edition! The Iris A-10A
marks the very first third-party commercial product
utilizing VRS TacPack technology,
and marks the first of many such products that are either
planned or in active development!
“The Hog is Back!” As promised during 2013,
we have revamped the Airforce Series Warthog and
added integration with Vertical Reality
Simulations TacPack product. We feel that the
A-10 is the perfect accompanying product for the
VRS Superbug and the wide variety of ground
stores and the massive GAU-8 Avenger cannon make
it a powerful ground attack aircraft!
would like to offer our most sincere
congratulations to David, Rob, and the rest
of the Iris team for updating this marvelous
machine with TacPack compatibility! We would
also like to thank Iris for standing by us,
supporting us, and sharing our dream of bringing
our small community closer together through
cooperation and collaboration. Things can only
get better from here!
posted February 6th, 2014
a very talented and popular freeware aircraft designer, has
recently released a slew of TacPack
Powered Naval Aircraft
for FSX! These are the very
first third-party TacPack-powered aircraft! Some of the
legendary aircraft available include:
Grumman F-14D Tomcat
Boeing T-45C Goshawk
Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
Lockeed S-3B Viking (coming soon)
TacPack owners can take full
advantage of the TacPack weapon and avionic
functions Dino has implemented in these legendary aircraft.
Of course they can also be flown without the TacPack.
If you like what you see,
donate to Dino's development fund in order to help him
continue his great work. Best of luck with your projects
Dino, and thank you so much for supporting the TacPack
TacPack Now Available As Stand-alone Purchase!
posted February 7th, 2014
The Superbug is no longer a prerequisite for
purchasing the TacPack! However please note that in order to
fully enjoy all the features the TacPack has to offer, VRS
using the product with a
TacPack-Powered aircraft such as the
Superbug. A number of other
TacPack powered aircraft are already either completed or in
the final stages of development.
In addition, a
TacPack/Superbug bundle is now available which will
discount the package by $5.00
when purchased together from the
VRS store. Sorry, but no retroactive discounts can be
offered. This is a limited-time offer, so don't delay!
posted October 4th, 2013
Major features include full support via the
TacPack SDK for
third-party aircraft integration.
Current (publicly committed) TacPack developers include
Aerosoft ,Iris Simulations, Metal2Mesh, Razbam, and Dino
Cattaneo. Yet more developers have not yet gone openly
public but have stated their intentions to adopt the system.
SDK documentation is available to all online.
For a full list of features in 1.4, please see the VRS
support wiki version history for the
Superbug. Existing customers may download the updates
for both the Superbug and the TacPack by visiting the
TacPack support forum. Best of luck to all third-party
developers, and we'll see you in the [un]friendly skies!
For more news and information
regarding VRS-related products & services, pelase visit us
is the first true single and multi-player tactical
combat modification for
(commercial use). The TacPack is a technology
SDK that allows third-party developers to integrate
multi-player-capable combat systems.
The TacPack features many tactical enhancements for FSX, but of
course the most dramatic attribute of the system are the
provisions for accurately modeled, lethal weapon systems for any
aircraft that leverages the TacPack SDK.
While the weapon systems are the TacPack's primary claim to
fame, they're far from the only systems the TacPack offers;
Aircraft which are TacPack Powered
may be designed from the ground-up to utilize TacPack technologies
which have never before been available on any FSX aircraft, much less
combat aircraft. These include systems like true in-VC video for
FLIR and weapon-sensors, HMD support, target padlocking and much
Multiplayer: Designed from the ground-up with multiplayer in mind,
the TacPack passes critical combat information such as IFF, RWR
and Radar to all players in the session. Up to 8 teams may be
created by the TacPack host. In-session assets such as fully
synchronized moving carriers with point-defense systems, SAM
sites, and more may be deployed by team members. Of course all
air warfare systems also work in single-player.
Superbug X is the
culmination of almost 6 years of meticulous work and research.
Experience the most detailed and accurate simulation of a combat
aircraft ever developed for Microsoft Flight Simulator. From
avionics to weapon systems, if it's in the real aircraft, it's
probably in this simulation!
Fly-by-Wire: The Superbug is not an
ordinary FSX/P3D aircraft; It uses a highly sophisticated
Control Augmentation System
(CAS) coupled with a 100% custom
flight director and autopilot. The CAS fuctions
identically to the real aircraft in almost every
respect. Release the stick at any attitude and the
aircraft can maintain bank angle/flight path angle with
no trim required.
cockpit (VC): In addition to beauty and
functionality, the virtual cockpit is designed to allow
maximum flexibility in both desktop and hardware cockpit
(simpit) use by providing user-configurable levels of
detail coupled with the ability to completely hide the
VC in favor of a conformal HUD. An extensive array of 2D
panels are provided for touchscreen applications.
Simulation: The Superbug does not use "off
the shelf" FSX avionics. Every display and function is
completely faithful the real aircraft and meticulously
NATOPS flight manuals. TacPack owners
will also enjoy additional avionics functionality such as
fully-functional weapon and FLIR tactical displays.
Please read applicable
system requirements BEFORE purchasing any product! VRS
cannot offer refunds based on a failure to read and
understand these requirements!
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