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Tacview 1.6.1 is available and working with IL-2!

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Tacview 1.6.1 is available!



IL-2 is now working with Tacview! IL-2 now records an acmi file in parallel of its native trk file (press CTRL+R to record your flight in IL-2). After then end of your mission, you can now use Tacview 1.6.1 to review and analyse your flight. This is a preliminary support. The next updates of IL-2 and Tacview will bring the proper colors, coalitions, weapons, 3d models and terrain,


This intermediate version also introduces several fixes and improvements to make the whole debriefing experience smoother:

  • The online debriefing is working again! My apologies for the delay and the inconvenience.
  • The long-awaited fuel telemetry is here! You can now review the fuel quantity and flow in most of the flight simulators and even in real-life (with the Garmin G1000 for example).
  • Terrain colors have been modified to match the ones used in US VFR charts. It is an experiment with the idea of Tacview 2.0 being able to auto generate virtual VFR/IFR charts for the ground textures. Which should give a final result to the one you can see on Skyvector.
  • Preliminary support has been added of IL-2 Sturmovik: Soon, you should be able to see proper 3d models for the aircraft (some may remain generic because Tacview library is growing up slowly), colors, coalitions, bullets, bombs and everything you can expect from a Tacview debriefing. IL-2 terrains should follow in Tacview 1.6.2.
  • Talking about WWII: The famous DCS: Normandy 1944 Map has been added to Tacview.
  • It is now possible to display full 3D earth without ocean surface to see submarines. In a future revision, a translucent ocean surface should be visible too.

What’s next?


In the coming revisions of Tacview:

  • All the major IL-2 terrains will be added to Tacview.
  • Because of lack of time, Falcon 4.0 real-time telemetry is still a project. But, be assured that I will do my best to offer you this feature if it is possible to do so.
  • You will get a brand-new static-objects engine with its integrated editor! Handy to easily and quickly add runways, nav-aids and any other objects you would like to see in the world of Tacview.
  • Native support for Open Street Map and Bing Map tiles.






• Added fuel quantity and flow for DCS World, X-Plane, FSX, and Garmin G1000

• Added support for custom raw elevation maps with arbitrary coordinates

• Added Pegase and Duo Discus 3d models donated by Benoit ’Windblow’ Wingedsky

• Added terrain high-contrast mode for video projector use

• Added most of IL2 aircraft to Tacview database

• Added support for DCS: Normandy 1944 Map

• Added an option to automatically reconnect the real-time telemetry

• Added Eject & Respawn commands to the remote controls

• Added a status bar icon when real-time telemetry is active

• It is now possible to display 3D oceans to see submarines

• New FAA VFR style terrain color scheme




• Fixed a crash in charts when some options where selected

• Online debriefing was not working anymore with Tacview 1.6 final

• It was not possible to change the online debriefing port

• Left ALT was not working properly (e.g. ALT+F4 was not closing Tacview)

• DCS World exporter was not always active and compressing files in zip on a fresh install

• Charts were updated even when not displayed

• X-Plane main aircraft pilot name and importance are now properly exported

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In il2 when the plane is rolling more than a certain amount of degrees the roll vector gets completely wrong.

For example in rolling scissors when you roll to the right the tac view shows that the plane is rolling to the left.


The data chart start showing impossible numbers: like -4 G generated exclusively with the rudder, which is impossible.


I am seriously thinking about buying the product and I hope it will be fixed. Actually I am more interested in the correct data than in the graphics, which are not the point of this software. The terrain rendition may be important for Battle of Kuban but for Stalingrad and Moscow the terrain is as flat as a pancake.

Edited by JG27_Kornezov

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Thank you for the feedback Kornezov.


This may be a bug in Tacview, in IL-2 exporter or both. I am going to investigate and see what I can do on my side to fix it. Keep in mind that the exporter you have in hands is an alpha version, which does not provide yet all the necessary data to a perfect replay. The results will get better over the coming releases of Tacview and IL-2.


By the way, can you share me your acmi and trk files? This will help me to reproduce fix the bug more quickly.

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Posted (edited)

does this work i see no track or records

Ok changed from =0 too =1


Native Support for IL-2 Sturmovik

IL-2 Sturmovik can now record native Tacview telemetry files. All you must do, is to manually enable Tacview data recording in IL-2 configuration file:

Open \IL-2 Sturmovik Battle of Stalingrad\data\startup.cfg and make sure that tacviewrecord = 1. It should look like this:

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

Edited by II./JG77_Con

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Splash is right, you also need to press LEFT CTRL+R during the flight to trigger flight recording. You should see a red camera icon in the top-right corner of your screen confirming the recording.

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