Tuesday, January 8, 2019

My survey results

I'd like to thank all of my survey respondents! Your answers are valuable to me and definitely will help to improve my program. Here's what we have so far (85 respondents):

As you can see, the LXF format is not used at all and I'm going to remove it in the next release (however you will still be able to exchange your logbooks). Unsurprisingly, other export formats and qual options remain popular.

Well, as a major change, the next release will upgrade the logbook internal format. But don't worry, the program will convert your existing logbooks for you!

That's it. Hopefully the new version will be released in this month.

Monday, December 3, 2018

vLSO update

I found an error in previous .1 and .2 updates (wrong grades may be displayed in the Grade column), so please update to the latest .3 version. Both wrong versions now removed from downloads. My apologies...

Sunday, December 2, 2018

vLSO update

This is a quick fix of a small bug with date selectors being inaccessible during export operations.
Thanks to Scott "LoVis" Gray for reporting this!

Friday, November 30, 2018

vLSO update

Just two small touches this time:
  • support for new E-2C Hawkeye and C-2 Greyhound
  • support for new AlphaSkins pack version 14.10.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

vLSO update

Finally it's here! This version provides support for PayloadManagerX, which makes aerial refueling more versatile and immersive:

Please first read the manual, which now is a separate download for your convenience.

And my special thanks go to Michel Panattoni for his suggestions, help in beta testing and bugreporting.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

vLSO update WIP

I've been working on my next update for a few weeks now. One of its new feature will be support for PaylodManagerX. This program is still in beta stage, but I highly recommend you to visit their site, get the program and check it out, especially its aerial refueling function.

Here are some nice sample videos, courtesy Michel Panattoni

Your aircraft will be attached physically to the AI tanker and you can take your hands off your controls while your tanks are refilled. It will stay attached until you “Unlatch” again.
If you establish a visual fueling system on the tanker and use a probe on your own aircraft, that is where you will be connected to the tanker.

My program will interact with PMX so that you can request tanker as usual, but everything else will be done by this great program. Stay tuned! 😉

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Thursday, June 28, 2018

New FSchecker version

Latest Prepar3D v4.3 is out and it seems that LM guys finally decided to change the way they keep P3D setup info in Windows registry. And my big concern was that this could potentially create some problems when vLSO tries to gather necessary data.

Well, please d/l and run this program (found on the right side of this blog) to make sure it properly detects your new 4.3 install. As well as other previous versions, if present on your machines.

Note that now there are two parts in the program's output:
  1. The HKCU root (this is where the program keeps looking for FSX and old P3D versions' info)
  2. The HKLM root (this is where it looks for the latest P3D 4.3 info)

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

vLSO update

This version fixes a few debriefing bugs for the Team SDB and SWS carriers. Thanks to Michel for assistance.