Monday, July 22, 2013

Projects update (good news and bad news)...


Time for a (quick) project update... Good news and bad news. Let's start with the bad news first: I am late with almost all of my projects... I do not have much time for them, and, apart of my "real world" business schedule, I am spending most of my spare time at the beach.
Second, I have decided to pursue a closer intergration with the Tacpack - which basically means that there will be an unique update for both the Tacpack and non-Tacpack users... BUT it cannot be released until the Tacpack itself is updated to the next release (which I have been told it is "imminent")...on the good side, projects are looking quite good.
Here is the current status:

F-14D SUPER TOMCAT
Most of the fixes/improvements I had in mind are aleady in place... the main thing is to complete the Tacpack integration (there will be a limited support of all the A/A ordnance as well as basic A/G release capability). It may be ready by the end of the month or early August... but it will be necessary to wait for the Tacpack update (if only beacuse it the weapons 3d models are the VRS ones).

F-35 LIGHTNING II
Well, I'd say it is almost  done, but I am keep on adding more and more stuff...also in this case the the main thing is to complete the Tacpack integration, since many of the planned improvements are already there. Needless to say it will be be necessary to wait for the Tacpack update (if only because it the weapons 3d models are the VRS ones).

T-45C GOSHAWK
No update planned, although it would be possible, with Tacpack, to have a more complete gun simulation and working rockets... but that is not a priority.

S-3B VIKING
I have not posted an update in a while, but the project is (slowly) moving forward. The outer model should be complete in September (hopefully). This will be Tacpack compatbile too, and should be able to drop bombs, harpoons and act as tanker.

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8 comments:

Kavehpd said...

Looking forward to the F-35 and F-14 updates. And of course, hoping that you'll reconsider X-47C (or any other drones) in the future.

Thomas L. said...

I have TacPack, is not bad.

Varun Krishnaswami said...

Uhmm,Dino, I have a suggestion. In the next F-14 and F-35 update, can you also try adding appropriate engine smoke, according to the throttle.

Anonymous said...

Hey Dino, do you think you can realease your non tacpac updated version? Most flight simmers like myself don't even care about weapons nore fool around with the tacpac , we are just more interested in the plane & flight dynamics , I mean if not possible can you release the updated flight model?

Varun Krishnaswami said...

@Anonyous: The Tacpack works only if you have Tacpack, otherwise it is like another normal plane with no added stuff except for the new flight dynamics and etc.

ScimmiaSpaziale said...

@Anonymous

Varun is correct. The next update is a generic update. But if you have the Tacpack you will have some bonus features like working weapons, working in-flight refuel etc.etc.

Antonio Bertheau said...

hi everybudy, have a question, i need the superbug F-18E to install TACPACK? or can i install tacpack without the superbug F-18E? thanks every one

Oiamo123 said...

Hey Dino, I Downloaded your F-35 and I can't seem to get the STVOL working... Do you have a fix for that?

ps. I have made sure the fuel is at the correct weight...