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Before downloading Tacview, please make sure that your system meets the minimum requirements and is up to date. The installation process is straightforward. For additional support please refer to the FAQ and the documentation related to your favorite flight simulator. If you have questions not covered by the documentation, please contact our technical support.

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  • Release Date: Mon, 8 Aug 2016
  • Operating System: Windows® 32-bit / 64-bit
  • File Size: 162.7 MB

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If this is the first time you are trying Tacview, we encourage you to view our demo files. And don't forget to have a look at the documentation; although it's quite boring, you may find interesting ways to improve your debriefings. If you have any suggestions or you find a bug, do not hesitate to contact us.

Release notes


  • Brand new (fully rewritten) core telemetry system
  • Telemetry engine now uses about two times less memory then before
  • Full 64-bit telemetry engine for more accurate replays
  • Fully rewritten merge feature which gives more stable and better results than ever
  • Accurate interpolation (slerp) of geographical spherical coordinates
  • Improved roll/pitch/yaw emulation for low-end telemetry files
  • Added support for the new ACMI 2.0 text file format (import & export)
  • Added support for telemetry files stored in a zip archive
  • Brand new Falcon 4.0 VHS file importer
  • Spanish translation by Miguel Víctores Franco
  • Added preliminary support for bullseyes (you can import your own bullseye)
  • Added day/night cycles to better represent flying conditions
  • Added traveled 2D ground distance to the charts (vs 3D air distance)
  • Calibrated air speed for standard atmosphere can now be displayed in the telemetry window and labels
  • Added an option to switch distances to feet under 2 nm
  • Unknown objects are now displayed using related 3D meshes instead of just boxes
  • Improved SAM/AAA threat zones display
  • Hovering the mouse on anti-aircraft unit will display its thread sphere regardless of the global option
  • You can now double click in the 3D view to toggle full screen mode
  • Restored support for Windows XP (at least until the 3D render is rewritten)
  • Updated Falcon 4.0 terrains and databases to BMS 4.33 U1
  • Upgraded the export script to gracefully support DCS World 1.5.4 new export options
  • Added preliminary support for DCS World F-5E-3
  • Increased charts time and distance measurement marks resolution to 1/10 unit
  • Added support for the new Flightradar24 csv files
  • Added support for comma as a separator for seconds in XML timestamps (GPX files)
  • Improved GPX files support (invalid samples are ignored and more tags are supported)
  • Improved KML files support for static objects (preliminary support of polygons)
  • Selected objects labels are now always displayed regardless of the global option
  • Removed multimedia keys support (mouse and normal keyboard controls are more than enough)


  • Fixed a crash when loading truncated lines in csv files
  • Fixed a rare random crash when loading custom terrain textures
  • Fixed slow startup with a lot of custom tiles textures
  • Terrain custom textures loading has been tweaked and is now much faster
  • Falcon 4.0 VHS files landing gear and airbrake are now displayed properly in Tacview
  • Improved Falcon 4 "bubbles" handling and objects respawn
  • Invalid UTF-8 characters in text files are now handled gracefully
  • The advanced telemetry (effective) heading (HDG) is now properly displayed instead of the calculated one
  • Camera controls are now more responsive while idle (playback paused)
  • FSX2ACMI now better handles pauses during a flight
  • Fixed Falcon 4.0 RKND & RKNW runways position and orientation

Previous Improvements

Missed an update? Here is a summary of the previously introduced improvements:

  • 1.5.0: New telemetry engine & file format, more accurate replays, Spanish translation by Miguel Víctores Franco
  • 1.4.3: Support for custom terrain textures and static objects KML files
  • 1.4.2: Advanced BMS 4.33 support, 4 hours long trails, new telemetry tools, debug log
  • 1.4.1: Improved online debriefing, Falcon 4.33, DCS World 2.0, and performances with Radeon graphic cards
  • 1.4.0: Online debriefing, Garmin G1000, KML files, DCS World 1.5, bookmarks, improved RTL languages support
  • 1.3.4: DCS World Nevada terrain and Hawk T.1A support, improved 3D labels, objects list, and DTC files support
  • 1.3.3: DCS MiG-15bis, Falcon 4.0 DTC files, fullscreen, telemetry walls, improved declutter
  • 1.3.2: Telemetry in 3D labels, de-clutter, improved auto-scale, support for SRTM1 terrain, bookmarks for MiG-21
  • 1.3.1: DCS World Bf 109K-4, large Falcon 4.0 theaters, FSX2ACMI auto-launch, TrackIR, grey destroyed objects
  • 1.3.0: Strategic view, custom Falcon 4.0 theaters, lift vector, Chinese translation by 张炯 'Billeinstein' & 姚尧 '@6'
  • 1.2.8: FSX & Prepar3D support, Falcon 4 BMS Ikaros theater, Improved DCS World and CSV files support
  • 1.2.7: DCS World MiG-21bis, Fw 190 & F-86F support, improved auto-scale, roll-rate
  • 1.2.6: Distant objects auto-scale, file merge, CSV flight recordings, CSV flight log export, Aspect angle
  • 1.2.5: DCS World Steam edition support, improved advanced telemetry, doubled trail size
  • 1.2.4: Improved DCS World support
  • 1.2.3: DCS World 1.2.3 support
  • 1.2.2: Fixed a crash when opening a file in Windows XP (regression)
  • 1.2.1: Added turn-rate and turn-radius, added 'border' static objects, improved performance
  • 1.2.0: DCS World support, advanced telemetry (radar-locks, IAS, gears, flaps...), improved Falcon 4.0 support
  • 1.1.1: DCS: Black Shark 2 support, Falcon 4 Israel theater
  • 1.1.0: Native Falcon 4.0 support, telemetry data export in CSV, lag filtering, support for Steam versions of DCS
  • 1.0.0: DCS: A-10C Warthog support, improved HUD, G, AOA, Mach, charts, GPX files support, worldwide basemap
  • 0.9.5: Flaming Cliffs 2 support, DCS recordings are about 3 times smaller, customisable recording folder
  • 0.9.4: EECH support, improved file format, improved performance, added Corsica and Nellis terrain
  • 0.9.3: Black-Shark support, ballistic weapons, accurate Lock-On terrain, new labels, sun, uses 40% less memory
  • 0.9.2: Preliminary support for Black-Shark, customizable GUI, improved flight recordings compression, properties
  • 0.9.1: Lock-On runways, public file format, Windows Vista support, Falcon 4.0 theaters, Digital Fighters support
  • 0.9.0: Improved 3D landscape, ribbon trails, SAM/AAA domes, free camera, automatic export script installation
  • 0.8.5: Flight log can now be exported in XML format, vertical speed displayed in m/min or ft/min
  • 0.8.4: Cockpit view, french translation, 3D-view objects selection, static objects, airports names
  • 0.8.3: Added support for Cyrillic, Imperial units and compressed binary files
  • 0.8.2: More accurate and comprehensive events log
  • 0.8.1: Export script is now compatible with other add-ons like LotAtc
  • 0.8.0: Fixed a crash while loading some flight recordings