TacPack Powered Mirage 2000 Enters Open Beta Testing!
posted April 17th, 2014
Metal2Mesh has recently begun offering their
amazing-looking TacPack-powered Mirage in beta-form
(unfinished test version). Customers who purchase the
aircraft during beta will have full access to all the test
builds, and of course the final release version. M2M writes:
This is an "OPEN BETA". The aircraft in not complete
(unfinished). It is still in development stages and very
incomplete. By us releasing the aircraft as an OPEN BETA, it
will allow us to focus completely on finishing this aircraft
quickly instead of prolonging it for another year. That is
why we are offering this unique way to include you to
participate and receive ealry builds before the general
public so we are able to finish this amazing aircraft.
Once you have purchased the Mirage
you must request to join the
Mirage Open Beta group so we can enroll you into the
group. You can do this by simply selecting the "Mirage 2000C
Open Beta" then clicking "SUBMIT" at the bottom
- Highly detailed 3D model and vrtual cockpit.
- Realistic flight dynamics
- High resolution Textures, including specular and
- High fidelity cockpit functionality
- Realistic afterburner and wing vapor effects
- Special and military liveries
- "In Sim" loadout manager
TacPack-Powered releasable weapon systems
Simulations' 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
posted February 6th, 2014
Cattaneo, a very talented and popular freeware aircraft
designer, has recently released a slew of TacPack Powered
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
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!
TacPack v1.4 Released!
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, please visit us on
is the first true single and multi-player tactical
combat modification for
Flight Simulator X™
and Lockheed Martin®
(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 much more.
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
VRS F/A-18E 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
State-of-the-art virtual 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
Unmatched Avionic Simulation:
The Superbug does not use "off the shelf" FSX avionics. Every
display and function is completely faithful the real aircraft and
meticulously recreated from
flight manuals. TacPack owners will also enjoy additional avionics
functionality such as fully-functional weapon and FLIR tactical
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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