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.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

vLSO update

This update fixes zero altimeter readings in METAR, reported by simulation with Active Sky enabled. Thanks to Matt again!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

vLSO update

This is another update with a few minor bugfixes.
Thanks to Gary Philp and Matt Hicks for reporting these bugs.

Monday, April 30, 2018

vLSO update

This update fixes another small 'auto close' bug, where the advanced settings window, left opened, caused 'access violation' when the sim quit. Now the program gracefully closes this window and quits, saving your settings.
Again, thanks to Michel for reporting this bug.

Friday, April 27, 2018

vLSO update

This update fixes a bug when the sim quits but the program still prompts exit even with activated 'auto close' option. Thanks to Michel for reporting this bug.

Monday, April 23, 2018

vLSO update

This is a bugfix of the zero groove timer bug, reported by Stinger. Please reinstall the program.
My apologies for this wild blooper...


This is an update with minor bugfixes.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

WIP: T-45C repaints

When I have time I like making aircraft repaints, especially from a 'what if' series. This time my fantasy was the Goshawk sporting all black livery and Aussie BAE Hawk line paint. Though not perfect but fun... 😉

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

vLSO 1.0.5

I'm happy to release another version of my program. What's new:
  • Full support of RFN 5.0 gauge
  • French LSO on french ships/fields
  • Some GUI improvements
  • Some internal bugfixes and improvements
Warning: This version supports RFN gauge v5.0.0.1 (and above) and SWS gauge v3.1.6.5791 (and above), please update your gauges if reguired.

Download and fresh install into a separate folder, read the manual and then copy your logbook.ldf and vLSO.xml files over to that new folder.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

WIP update

Here's a short video, kindly made by Michel Panattoni. You can see the latest vLSO release working together with the upcoming RFN gauge. Notice
  • Brand new GUI of the gauge
  • French LSO calls on french ships and FCLP fields
  • Working LRLS

Monday, March 5, 2018

vLSO update

This update fixes some bugs, found recently:

wrong groove time calculation,
unrealistic carrier detection range (FSX mode)
and a few other improvements and corrections.

Previous release has been withdrawn from downloads

Sunday, February 25, 2018

vLSO 1.0.4

Another version is ready.
Added support for RFN gauges v. and higher (32 & 64 bit), with older versions' support discontinued. Please update your RFN gauge installations (the new gauge download link is available on the RFN site).

Saturday, February 17, 2018

vLSO 1.0.3

This is another version with some improvements and bugfixes.
Additionally, it supports RFN gauges

An updated version with 'could not create known sims list' bug fixed is ready for downloads.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

vLSO 1.0.2


This is another version with some bugfixes, updates and improvements.

One of the funny bugs worth mentioning was the Aerosoft F-14B Extended v3, named as follows:


So, in order to recognize this aircraft you have to open its Aircraft.cfg and change the atc_model to 'F14'. 😉

My big thanks go to Michel (as always), Scott Gray and Scita Borea, without whose help this version would not have been realized.

This version upgrades the logbook format, so I suggest to install this version into a new folder and copy your logbook into it, so the program will automatically update the logbook. Be warned that this 1.0.2 logbook can not be read by previous 1.0.1.* versions!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

vLSO 1.0.1


This is a new version of this program with numerous changes and bugfixes:
  • CV63 not detected. Fixed
  • Abeam calls absent. Fixed
  • Wrong waveoffs, bolters etc. Fixed
  • Wrong WOD calculation for practice carriers. Fixed
  • Added support for SimObjects installed outside the Prepar3D root folder
  • Added RFN and SWS practice carriers
  • The SDB CVN-65 is now supported both in FSX and RFN modes
  • some cosmetic changes...
My special thanks to Michel Panattoni for his assistance and suggestions.