VRS TacPack & Superbug now Available for
posted April 2nd, 2015
TacPack has finally arrived for Lockheed Martin's
TacPack is a true single and multi-player tactical combat engine
which allows TacPack-compliant
aircraft and other SimObjects to
utilize combat systems such as air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons,
ECM/ECCM, RWR, IFF, and multi-mode radar.
The P3D Academic version has all the same great
features of the FSX version, as well as a few new tricks, including
P3D native "IR" shaders and 2D popup support for FLIR functions. VRS intends to grow with P3D
Academic by leveraging new P3D functions and features as they become
available, provided they prove to be applicable and stable.
TacPack and Superbug for P3D Academic are intended for domestic use
only†. To inquire about licenses
suitable for commercial, institutional, or training applications,
please contact sales.
F/A-18E Superbug has been
continually updated since the first version became available for
FS2004 almost a decade ago. The Superbug legacy continues with the
introduction of our
The Superbug is a completely
TacPack-dependent aircraft which has
been integrated at the lowest levels. Consequently, TacPack for
P3D Academic is required in order to use (or even purchase) the Superbug
for P3D Academic. Customers wishing to purchase the Superbug for P3D
- Buy the TacPack and Superbug for P3D Academic simultaneously
- Already own the TacPack for P3D Academic, and have logged into the
store under the that account (e.g. with your TacPack P3D
ID or the customer ID associated with it).
Customers who purchase the
TacPack+Superbug P3D bundle
will recieve a discount of $9.95. Please remember that
the Superbug for P3D Academic requires the TacPack. If you
ever plan to purcahse the Superbug, now is the time to save!
Superbug EULA and P3D EULAs are separate, unrelated
entities. Please consult the appropriate P3D EULA in order
to establish your compliance under the those terms.
Releases TacPack-Powered Mirage 2000C!
posted May 11th, 2015
released their incredible TacPack-powered Mirage
2000C (FSX)! The highly anticipated M2KC has been in
production for many months and features gorgeous high-end
models and detailed, functional avionics systems.
"The Mirage 2000C is a multi-role French designed
single engine, single crew 4th generation fighter. Designed
in the 1970’s as a lightweight fighter it was based on the
earlier Mirage III. In excess of 600 aircraft have been
Now we bring you our exacting artistic expression of the
Mirage 2000C to fly to the extreme in Flight Simulator X -
FSX. The Mirage 200C is highly optimised for performance
within FSX along with Multiplayer, and download delivery."
M2K FSX features include:
- Highly Detailed 3D model and Virtual Cockpit
- Realistic Flight Dynamics, by Bernt Stolle
- High resolution Textures, including Specular and Bump
- High Fidelity Cockpit functionality
- Inflight Programmable INS
- Synthetic runway display (requires Peter Dowson's MakeRunways utility)
- Realistic Afterburner and Wing vapor effects
- Special and Military Liveries.(Paint Kit included) 20 in all
- TacPack Powered weapon system (TacPack v188.8.131.52+ required)
- Realistic HUD and weapon systems:
- Air to Air and Ground Cannon
- Air to Air MagicII and Super 530D
- Air to Ground Matra Rocket Pods
- Air to Ground CCRP
- Air to Ground CCIP
- Buddy Lasing (Bomb Truck)
- "In Sim" Loadout Manager
- Optimized for Multi-player Flying
- Enhanced Ground Power Unit Placement
- Included AI Refueling Aircraft
TacPack-Powered P-38L Lightning Shipping Now!
posted May 9th, 2015
Visualizations (Milviz) has just completed a fantastic
rendition of the venerable WWII-era Lockheed
P-38L Lighting, complete with (optional)
TacPack support. Note that the
TacPack-powered versions are apparently sold as a different
SKUs than the "vanilla" versions, so please check your
purchase options carefully prior to checkout. From the
Milviz P-38 product page:
"We are very excited to present to you our latest
aircraft: the sleek yet powerful P-38 Lightning. We've
modelled to ultimate perfection the 'L' model, faithfully
simulating every last detail; from the suggestive rumble of
it's twin 1,475 hp engines, to it's deadly "Christmas tree"
launch racks on each wing, each laden with five high
velocity rockets. An extremely accurate virtual cockpit
rounds out the package, with highly detailed textures
throughout and richly featured functionality."
For the first time, we are very excited to offer
versions of the P-38L that includes TacPack integration for
both FSX Acceleration and Prepar3D 2.5. With these versions,
as well as a copy of the TacPack, full functionality is
provided for the P-38's gunsight, the .50 calibre machine
guns, the 20mm autocannon, the 10 high velocity aircraft
rockets (HVARs), as well the ability to drop 500lb bombs."
Releases TacPack-Powered SPAD VII
posted Mar 10th, 2015
Vertigo Studios has just released the
SPAD VII, the first WWI aircraft in their Great War
Project line of TacPack-powered WWI aircraft! VRS would
very much like to thank Vertigo for supporting TacPack
development, and we look forward to seeing many more vintage
aircraft from this very talented team!
"Ever wanted to fly a WWI aircraft? Now you can! Vertigo
Studios Spad VII (150 bhp, early variant) comes with a total
of 15 Paint schemes and is full equipped with TacPack
functionality, utilizing the Vickers Machine Gun, and
optional RFC over-wing Lewis Machine gun. The guns feature
custom effects for muzzle flash, tracers, and custom
recorded audio. The aircraft is supplemented with easy to
use configuration panel, for optional display of the pilot
and the Lewis Gun, and selection of cockpit status."
- As with every Vertigo Studios aircraft, it is
gorgeously constructed inside and out
- Compatible with Microsoft Flight Simulator X SP2+
and Lockheed Martin's Prepar3D v1.4+, and v2.0+
- Hi-Def 4096×4096 textures
- A total of 15 paint schemes included
- Custom Stereo engine sounds, recorded from actual
Hispano-Suiza 8Aa V-8 engine
- Comes complete with a comprehensive .PDF manual
integration! – (requires TacPack version 184.108.40.206+)
- Much, much more!
TacPack-Powered F-14 Tomcat X!
posted Dec 4th, 2014
has just released their amazing
F-14 Tomcat X! Having been in development for 3-years,
this promises to be one of the most comprehensive military
aircraft packages yet released. Tomcat X features include
the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier, supporting AI
aircraft, and much much more. Best of all, the Tomcat X is a
Powered* aircraft, which means users who own the TacPack will
also be able to utilize live weapon systems and other
TacPack-exclusive features built into the Tomcat.
"The Aerosoft F-14 X was designed with two principle
objectives. The first was to create an authentic and
detailed representation about what it was like to fly the
early model F-14`s and the refinements made over the first
20 years of the airframe`s service life. The second was to
create an accessible simulation for all users. While many of
the advanced systems will require you to RTFM to operate
effectively, anyone can be in the air within seconds of
loading the sim (well maybe a little longer if you`re
setting up a carrier launch). While failure logic, such as
engine compressor stalls are included, they will not become
active and take out an engine unless you enable the
- Users who own
TacPack will be able launch payloads including the
F-14's potent beyond visual range capabilities*
- TV Camera set (TCS) will focus on any radar locked
target and enable visual target identification at a
range of 10nm
- Too many features to list here!
|Iris TacPack Powered A-10A "Warthog Driver II"
posted February 28th, 2014
Iris Simulations, today released their ground-breaking
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!
Dino Cattaneo Unleashes
Naval Freeware Arsenal!
posted February 6th, 2014
Cattaneo, a very talented and popular freeware
aircraft designer, has recently released a slew of
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, then please
donate to Dino's development fund in order to help him
continue his great work!
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