TacPack® and Superbug™ support has finally arrived for Prepar3D® v5 with version support covering v126.96.36.199253 through v188.8.131.52160. The move from P3D v4 (DX11) to v5 (DX12) was a tough one. As many of you already know, the TacPack uses a number of hooks in order to provide its magic. These hooks are very sensitive, need to be done in assembly, and break if the executable changes in any way (e.g. 5.2 to 5.3). In addition, and constituting the bulk of the work, DX12 support for TacPack features like FLIR, A/G Radar, and full screen NVG needed to be completely re-written. In other words, this was no ordinary patch, and for those reasons and more, we unfortunately cannot offer TacPack P3D v5 support for free. The good news is we are offering free Superbug updates to v1.6 (for p3D v4 AND v5) provided your current Superbug v4 license is under maintenance. TacPack upgrades from v4 to v5 are $29.90 (reg $59.95). All license updates and upgrades to 1.6 require that the license being upgraded is under active maintenance.
The TacPack basic functions currently remain pretty much the same as they were in v4 with the exception of new support for dynamic lighting and a slew of much improved effects. However coming soon will be Aggressor AI that can perform a number of functions including BVR engagements, dog fighting, and wingman tasks. the AI will be scriptable via .tps files so that they can be programmed to appear and perfom actions in a repeatable way. The 1.6 Superbug has added dynamic lighting effects for both the VC and external models. Both products now feature remote installation management which allows end-users to deactivate installations (freeing up activation keys) without any intervention required from VRS. Yay! For a complete list of changes, please see the Superbug version History and TacPack Version History.
For more details, please see the Announcements topic in our support forums. If you have any questions related to upgrading or new purcahses, please create a new topic under the appropriate sub-forum.
VRS F/A-18F Rhino is the culmination of many years of research, modeling, texturing and state of the art developmental techniques. This is a 2-seat variant of the Super Hornet with selectable rear-seat configurations for trainer and RIO stations. Rhino is destined to be our finest work yet and will feature meticulously crafted PBR materials throughout.
VRS SuperScript is a comprehensive set of Lua modules for FSUIPC (payware versions) for interfacing hardware with the VRS TacPack-Powered F/A-18E Superbug. This suite is designed to assist everyone from desktop simulator enthusiasts with HOTAS setups, to full cockpit builders who wish to build complex hardware systems including physical switches, knobs, levers and lights. Command the aircraft using real hardware instead of mouse clicking the virtual cockpit!
The following featured products all work with VRS TacPack and offer high-quality combat systems on what would otherwise be benign aircraft with no true combat capability. These products are integrated with the TacPack SDK from the ground-up by their respective developers. These products may all be flown in multiplayer along side other TacPack-Powered aircraft for a true virtual battlefield experience! Look for the VRS TacPack-Powered logo on your next aircraft purchase, and you can be sure it will be a product that brings all that much more fun and excitement to your next flying session! For a complete list of all TacPack-Powered or TacPack-related products, please see the TacPack product page.
Note that while many of these products may work without the TacPack to a certain extent, some may in fact require the TacPack in order to work at all. Please read all system specifications carefully prior to purchase.
Milviz has created one of the most iconic warbirds of the Vietnam era, the A-1H Skyraider is now available and in stunning detail!. The Skyraider, or affectionately referred to as the ‘Spad’, paid its dues over Korea and Vietnam, providing close air support to boots on the ground. First entering service in late 1946 as the AD-1, the A-1H is the culmination of decades of refinements and upgrades done to the original airframe, bringing its official designation up to the AD-6.
During its course of service, the Skyraider was famous for its ability to roll with the punches, and quickly became a favorite amongst both troops and pilots for its durability and weapons delivery capabilities. Many are surely aware of the A-10 and its legendary prowess, but the A-1H is the father of the venerable Hawg: the Skyraider largely pioneered and validated the concept of close air support, after all.
IndiaFoxtEcho has created a detailed rendition of the popular naval attack jet nicknamed "Heinemann's Hot Rod". Features a detailed visual model with multiple liveries, detailed cockpit and realistic flight model. Available for FSX and P3D v4.4+
Available now at SimMarket, The SIAI-Marchetti S.211 (later Aermacchi S-211) is a turbofan-powered military trainer aircraft designed and originally marketed by SIAI-Marchetti. Some 60 aircraft have been sold to air forces around the world. Aermacchi bought the production rights in 1997. The redesigned M-311 (now M-345) is currently under development by Alenia Aermacchi.
The original, and still the king of TacPack-Powered add-ons, the VRS F/A-18E Superbug is the ultimate example of TacPack integration from the ground-up. Virtually every TacPack-Powered system is showcased to the maximum extent possible in this authentic and thrilling aircraft simulation.
The Superbug is the single best-selling military aircraft of all time for Microsoft Flight Simulator, and is now also available for P3D Academic (or commercially for P3D Pro). The Superbug has been continually updated and improved upon since its initial introduction for Flight Simulator 2004, and continues to be updated regularly with significant new features and fixes. Your investment in the Superbug/TacPack is an investment in the future of military aircraft simulation.
posted September 20th, 2017
One of the most iconic aircraft from the Pacific theatre of WWII, the Corsair was also arguably one of the best performing. Deployed primarily with the US Marines, the aircraft achieved a staggering 2,140 air combat victories against 189 aerial losses - an overall kill ratio of 11:1. The Corsair also carried over 70% of the total bombs dropped by US fighter aircraft during that conflict, flying just over 64,000 sorties combined.
posted April 5th, 2017
India Foxt Echo Has done it again with the new release of their TacPack-Powered Eurofighter Typhoon!
The Eurofighter Typhoon is a twin-engine, canard-delta wing, multirole fighter. The aircraft's development effectively began in 1983 with the Future European Fighter Aircraft programme, a multinational collaboration among the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain. The Eurofighter Typhoon is a highly agile aircraft, designed to be a supremely effective dogfighter in combat.
NOTE: TACPACK IS REQUIRED FOR RADAR, WEAPONS AND LOADOUT CONFIGURATOR TO WORK. TACPACK AND P3Dv2.5 OR ABOVE ARE REQUIRED FOR PIRATE AND TFLIR IMAGERY FUNCTIONS.
posted November 18th, 2016
The Milviz Huey Redux package comes with integration support for the 3rd party VRS TacPack software add-on. It optionally adds live, fireable weaponry to the UH-1C and the UH-1H when configured appropriately, in addition to NVG. TacPack users gain visual and audio weapons effects as well as the ability to damage the simulated environment! Vertical Reality Simulations' TacPack software offers stand-alone weapons and warfare platforms for both Flight Simulator X and Prepar3d. It is a payware product and is not included with your purchase from MilViz. An appropriate, platform specific version of the TacPack software is required for the described extended functionality and integration in the MilViz Huey Redux.
posted August 23rd, 2016
Experience fully operational weapons and closely matched systems fidelity with the TacPack add-on (TacPack purchased separately) for the Milviz F-4E Phantom II. (Air to Ground radar is not and will not be fully functional in this product.) This is not a stand-alone product and requires an existing installation of the Milviz F-4E Phantom II. Please Note: This add-on product makes significant changes to the existing installation of the MilViz F-4E Phantom. Installing this product will make a reversion back to the original (non TacPack) F-4E product impossible. When uninstalling this product it will, by default and with no other option, completely uninstall both the TacPack Addon as well as the original product.
For a complete list of other great TacPack-Powered add-ons, or find out more about how TacPack can transform your Flight Simulator experience, please visit the TacPack product page.