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Tyrant's Virtual Missions Tools Q&A

Post by Tyrant » Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:39 pm

This topic is for questions (and answers!) about Tyrant's Virtual Mission Tools (VMT) program. Visit the VMT Homepage for more information. There is also a thread on the BMS forums.

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Re: Tyrant's Virtual Missions Tools Q&A

Post by Tyrant » Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:58 pm

I have a question! Tyrant, you haven't released in a while, are you still working on it?

Glad you asked, Tyrant. :) Yes. I was real busy helping out get the 440th up and running but have gone back to chipping away at VMT in my spare time. I expect to ship a new release before too much longer.

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Re: Tyrant's Virtual Missions Tools Q&A

Post by Nick » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:48 pm

"Now I'm really worried about him."
"Everything's okay, he doesn't call VMT 'My PRECIOUS !!!' yet - hihi ". ;)
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Re: Tyrant's Virtual Missions Tools Q&A

Post by Tyrant » Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:58 pm

I'm uploading a new dev build now. For those that aren't familiar with the dev builds, they're basically pre-release betas that I push out from time to time. Installing the dev build won't interfere with the stable/release builds. Dev builds will only be announced here, not on the BMS forum.

Changes in this version (v057-52):

- Fix all the things I broke in the last build.

Dev builds available at http://org.craigandera.vmt.s3-website-u ... s.com/dev/

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Re: Tyrant's Virtual Missions Tools Q&A

Post by Tyrant » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:36 pm

v058 (stable channel) released.

Downloads and change log: http://org.craigandera.vmt.s3-website-u ... om/stable/

BMS Announcement: https://www.benchmarksims.org/forum/sho ... post477173

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Re: Tyrant's Virtual Missions Tools Q&A

Post by Tyrant » Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:48 pm

v058-2 (dev channel) uploading now.

Changes:
- Remove highlight from flight when closing flight tab.
- Make tools tab always visible.

Which reminds me to point out that if you click this button for a flight:
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You will get it displayed in its own tab:
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Note to mission makers: these tabs will also be present in the VMTB, so you can have info about the flights relevant to the mission open when someone opens the briefing. At some point I will also add weather forecast to the flight plan.

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Re: Tyrant's Virtual Missions Tools Q&A

Post by Skat » Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:00 pm

Has it been considered to be able to launch and run on an IOS platform

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Re: Tyrant's Virtual Missions Tools Q&A

Post by Skat » Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:11 pm

Skat wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:00 pm
Has it been considered to be able to launch and run on an IOS platform
NVM I figured it out

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Re: Tyrant's Virtual Missions Tools Q&A

Post by Tyrant » Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:16 pm

Cool. Just in case anyone else is wondering: mobile platforms (Android, iPhone, iPad, etc.) are not supported. This is a desktop application. It does run on OS X and Linux with a one extra setup step, described on the VMT home page: vmt.

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Re: Tyrant's Virtual Missions Tools Q&A

Post by Zeus » Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:13 am

I keep forgetting to ask you if this is on your bug list: In the tools tab, the GBU-39s (SDB) are missing from the menu of weapons.
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Re: Tyrant's Virtual Missions Tools Q&A

Post by Tyrant » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:31 am

Huh. Yeah, I'll have to look into that. VMT does some filtering on the full weapons list to get the list it shows you (no use showing things an aircraft can't carry, for instance) so perhaps there's something wrong in that logic.

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Re: Tyrant's Virtual Missions Tools Q&A

Post by Tyrant » Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:10 pm

OK, so it's pretty obvious why this is happening: VMT removes weapons from the list that have a zero hit chance against MoveType "NoMove". This is to remove nonsensical things like AIM-9M from the list of weapons you can aim at, say, a building. But SDBs have the following hit chance, according to MIssionCommander:
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And VMT shows the same numbers when I read the file. I'm not quite sure how to interpret this. @Nick, any ideas?

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Re: Tyrant's Virtual Missions Tools Q&A

Post by Nick » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:55 pm

Tyrant wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:10 pm
And VMT shows the same numbers when I read the file. I'm not quite sure how to interpret this. @Nick, any ideas?
Check private message (DISCORD). ;)
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Re: Tyrant's Virtual Missions Tools Q&A

Post by Tyrant » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:58 pm

Thanks. As suspected I did not correctly interpret the data. I'll get a fix rolled out in a future release.

Thanks Zeus for the bug report and Nick for the correct info!

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