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two things

 

first: pls keep doing what you do, e.g. never read anything the devs post about their new game updates.

second: never ever use the search function of the forum, it's evil! 


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https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/12826-game-updates/?hl=%2Btacview&do=findComment&comment=470291

 

8. Basic TacView export functionality added. When you record a track in the game, .acmi file is generated in the native TacView format.

 

https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/29245-2010-tacview

 

https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/29311-tacview/

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I used tacview for the first time ever a few days ago, I have to admit it was really cool to see the numbers.

I was in a Lagg and being tailed by a 109, did a series of split-S and the 109 got caught in a control lock from over speed, darted into the ground.

Not sure how accurate it records the data but seeing the critical airspeed's and G''s pulled was interesting.

I also like that Russian planes are represented by f16's :)

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I also like that Russian planes are represented by f16's :)

 

:dash:

 

I knew it!

 

tHE WAY THEY CLIMB, THE ENERGY RETENTION. i AM TALKING IN ALL CAPS TO GET MY POINT ACROSS!!!!!!

 

jASON FIX THIS asap!!!!

 

But yeah, Tacview is indeed pretty cool!

 

Thank you Dev's!

 

aND jASON FIX THE F16 RUSSIAN PLANES!!!11

 

Grumble grumble..

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aND jASON FIX THE F16 RUSSIAN PLANES!!!11

That's a Tacview problem. I don't think Tacview has 3D models for LaGGs and Yaks.

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I was being sarcastic and inferring that the Russian aircraft in the sim flew like F16's. Hence the visual representation in tacview.

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Thanks for the laugh, Lang. :biggrin:

 

Question about Tacview:

 

What information exactly is being exported/saved? Can't seem to find a complete list on the forums, or on the Tacview page.

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You can open the .acmi files in a text editor to see what is exported. Looks like mostly position and direction data

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I'm deciding if I want to have more non open source crap on my computer. I don't want to install unless it is useful. If you already have installed, would you mind posting a small excerpt from that file? Pretty please.

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Sure. I am at work but will post one when I get home.

I too resent proprietary software but since it's a windows machine anyways...

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All I see is a plane climbing and slowing down and then gaining speed momentarily as he zooms up and then losing momentum and slowing down again. Rinse and repeat. I'll make a separate section for TacView arguments which clearly some want to already start. You also got to remember that spikes in packets being thrown around may also skew some info in MP and we only send data to tracks every so many milliseconds which also skews the data. TacView is a general re-creation of a battle to analyze tactics and not meant to be any kind of testing tool. if TacView is going to be used as a conspiracy theory tool then I'll just remove support for it. Use it as intended. 

 

Jason

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That image is very interesting indeed. I also noticed some other odd situations appart from the most obvious one you pointed out (red circle = plane gaining speed while climing; green circle= plane losing speed while diving).

 

221xatg.jpg

 

Also for comparison take the dive between 00:00:24 and 0:00:35 (violet), you'll see that's a proper dive (of 500m), with a good speed increase, however the speed gain rate is much lower than the odd point at 00:01:21, as the slope is lower in comparison (at the marked point, the slope is almost vertical, it gained like 100 km/h in around 1 second, while climing). Maybe this was a case of lag/stutter, or maybe Tacview gets some non-accurate reading sometimes? I wouldn't find any other explanation than that... Why would it accelerate soo absurdly while climing but not nearly as much when properly diving?

Edited by -=PHX=-SuperEtendard

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but this graph is showing TAS and altitude. Now, if the plane climbs but IAS is the same, the TAS should increase (from a simplified point of view).

Edited by HR_Tofolo

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Please remember that this is a preliminary support (this is not even a beta version!). Not all data is available yet.

 

For now, please focus on the general battlefield and maneuvers. Please do not look, yet, for perfect numbers.

 

You should see nice improvements in the coming updates of IL-2 and Tacview.

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two things

 

first: pls keep doing what you do, e.g. never read anything the devs post about their new game updates.

second: never ever use the search function of the forum, it's evil! 


thanks

 

One thing... I HAVE used the search function for "Tacview"... but I'm not finding the answer.

 

 

I have the latest build of Tacview and It works well in DCS but I'm not seeing any .acmi file in the Tracks folder after having recorded several flights. The native BOS function to view recorded works fine.

 

I saw this line in the latest patch 2.011:

17. New parameter tacviewrecord = 0/1 is added to startup.cfg that turns TacView export on and off (off by default).

 

I changed it from 0 to 1, restarted the game, recorded a flight and still no .acmi file in Tracks.

 

What am I doing wrong?

Edited by II./JG1_Vonrd

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two things

 

first: pls keep doing what you do, e.g. never read anything the devs post about their new game updates.

 

second: never ever use the search function of the forum, it's evil! 

 

 

thanks

 

One thing... I HAVE used the search function for "Tacview"... but I'm not finding the answer.

 

 

I have the latest build of Tacview and It works well in DCS but I'm not seeing any .acmi file in the Tracks folder after having recorded several flights. The native BOS function to view recorded works fine.

 

I saw this line in the latest patch 2.011:

17. New parameter tacviewrecord = 0/1 is added to startup.cfg that turns TacView export on and off (off by default).

 

I changed it from 0 to 1, restarted the game, recorded a flight and still no .acmi file in Tracks.

 

What am I doing wrong?

 

 

The ACMI file does not show up in the game. You have to navigate to the Tracks directory outside the game (in Windows) and it will be there. Double-clicking it will launch TacView on it. Alternatively, you have to launch TacView and navigate to the Tracks directory and open the file directly that way. 

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The ACMI file does not show up in the game. You have to navigate to the Tracks directory outside the game (in Windows) and it will be there. Double-clicking it will launch TacView on it. Alternatively, you have to launch TacView and navigate to the Tracks directory and open the file directly that way. 

 

There's no .acmi file in there (through windows explorer). There's .trk file and a related folder with several language files, a .mis, .msbin and a .tc file. For some reason the game isn't writing the .acmi.

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I do not see this in the startup.cfg

 

17. New parameter tacviewrecord = 0/1 is added to startup.cfg that turns TacView export on and off (off by default)

 

What section does it need to be added to?

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I do not see this in the startup.cfg

 

17. New parameter tacviewrecord = 0/1 is added to startup.cfg that turns TacView export on and off (off by default)

 

What section does it need to be added to?

 

For me it was added here:

[KEY = track_record]
	fx_sound = 2
	record_graphics_effect = 1
	record_ground_vehicles = 1
	tacviewrecord = 1

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There's no .acmi file in there (through windows explorer). There's .trk file and a related folder with several language files, a .mis, .msbin and a .tc file. For some reason the game isn't writing the .acmi.

 

Is this MP or SP?

 

Just discovered that in MP (TAW, WOL), no ACMI files seem to be saved. No such issues with SP.

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What version of tacview are you using?

Tacview 1.6.1, 64 bits, advanced

Is this MP or SP?

 

Just discovered that in MP (TAW, WOL), no ACMI files seem to be saved. No such issues with SP.

Maybe  they restricted the use because of possible cheating using the doftware. Try on Berloga. It works fine there for me.

Edited by JG27_Kornezov

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Maybe  they restricted the use because of possible cheating using the doftware.

 

Yup, they turned it off around 10th of July, my tracks stopped generating *.acmi with them when flying on WoL. 

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Tacview is great but@
Jason please please Disable Tacview being enabled by default in Multiplayer servers.

As some players are exploiting it and using it to cheat rather effectively.
If need be i can pm you with details of the exploit possible, but it is MAJOR!

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I was informed by IL-2 dev team that there is new option TacviewRecord=true/false in .sds DServer config files that can be used to prevent possible cheating on a server.

 

It is also *possible* that, with the latest update of IL-2, export is disabled by default on multiplayer servers. I did not have the time to check this new option yet.

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has anyone played around with the new freely placable textures in the 1.6.3 beta yet? i downloaded the stalingrad and moscow map and am trying to figure out the corner coordinates so i can integrate them. i tried to use the same coordinates as the custom elevation maps that are included in 1.6.3 beta but they don't match up. it's close but they're off by approximately 200m or 300m.

Edited by 6./ZG26_Asgar

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