Monday, May 18, 2015


This is another small update to the program - the CASE info being added to the export formats CSV and XML (at Scott Gray's request).
Just download and replace the vLSO.exe file.


  1. Please, correct the lights-on-deck detection at night. The director saying "lights on deck" every five seconds, when your lights are on, is just annoying. can't you even add an option to disable this check?

  2. Hi, me again. Didn't mean to be harsh in the previous comment, I LOVE your tool and just want to help you in developing one of my favourite add-ons for FSX.
    I found a lot of sound clips in the tool folder, but seems like the program uses only a bunch of them. Also, often calls like the abeam and the miles count during CASE 3 recoveries are not played. I'd really love to help you developing this program. Which language are you using?

  3. Don’t worry, I didn’t think you were being harsh. Your feedback is highly appreciated 'cause it helps to make the program even better!
    Well, as for the 'lights on deck' call, I think that's a good idea to add an option to disable this call.
    Yes. there are a number of calls in the sound folder and the program uses some of them, randomly selected for each pass, as described in the manual.
    And finally, I'd suggest to turn the LOG option on and see if the program logs abeam and Case3 mile.calls.

  4. Thanks for the update! the "lights on deck" call was probably fired because a lot of aircrafts use custom gauges and the program wouldn't correctly recognize the lights state. Aside from that, I checked a case3 approach, and the lso called only the last 3 miles. Is there some condition that I have to check in order to trigger the correct calls? Keep your work going because this addon is truly one of the best for us wannabe virtual naval aviators! :D

  5. The program gives mile calls provided a) the distance is within 9..1 NM and b) the lineup deviation is less than 10 degrees. Additionally, when the log option is on, the program also registers in its vLSO_log.txt file something like this:

    12/19/2014 11:49:24 PM Approach distance called - 5nm
    12/19/2014 11:49:38 PM Approach distance called - 4nm
    12/19/2014 11:49:53 PM Approach distance called - 3nm
    12/19/2014 11:50:29 PM Approach distance called - 1nm

    Looks like your lineup error is out of the 10 degrees limit before you approach to 3 NM?

  6. Checked a few recoveries, everything seems ok, maybe I forgot the gear or was too close to another carrier. Keep it up, this addon is beautiful!