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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: Wed, 5 Sep 2018
  • Operating System: Windows® 32-bit / 64-bit
  • File Size: 238.4 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


  • A branch new Lua SDK is now available to create custom addons
  • Added preliminary support of DCS: F/A-18C Hornet and J-11A
  • Added an option to export DCS World terrain from the exporter (manual or predefined)
  • Added support for zipped STRM1 and SRTM3 files
  • Integrated DCS: Persian Gulf Map 2.5.2
  • Updated DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range Map to 2.5.2
  • Updated DCS: Caucasus map to 2.5.2
  • Updated DCS: Normandy 1944 Map to 2.5.2
  • Integrated IL-2 terrain texture pack declaration from Lefuneste (http://tacview.net/download/addons#il2)
  • Added an option to disable custom textures
  • It is now possible to edit the position of static objects like bullseyes
  • Added support for triangular terrain custom textures projection to be compatible with IL-2 maps
  • Camera view is now reset when starting real-time telemetry recording
  • Double-click does not switch anymore to/from full screen if shift or ctrl are pressed
  • Improved support of objects dropped from aircraft in DCS World
  • Added preliminary support for P3D native weapons
  • Added [/DisplayFrameRate:on] command line option to display the frame rate in the 3D view
  • Improved a bit the performances on lower-end computers
  • Improved time-shift tool ergonomics
  • Added /RealOnly:true command line option to disable export capabilities
  • Added /ResourceFolder:"xxx" command line option to specify additional content directory
  • Improved ergonomics of the add/edit object dialog box
  • Added ATC style label with speed in Mach
  • Labels of disabled objects are not displayed anymore unless selected
  • Current time is now displayed as an ISO-8601 string in the 3D view
  • Object position is now displayed in the 3D view only when pressing SHIFT
  • Improved important objects list readability
  • Media are automatically synchronized if the date is provided in the filename in ISO 8601 (like 20180807T211323Z)
  • Added /SessionProductKey:"xxx" command line option to use a specific product key only for the current session


  • In some cases, some objects may be displayed as cubes
  • Custom quad terrain projection was not always working properly
  • Fixed random cracks in SRTM1, SRTM3, EECH, and DCS World terrain
  • Improved acmi file merge with improper time stamps
  • Invalid numbers INF and NAN are now gracefully handled by the acmi file importer
  • Panning speed of the maximum zoom in satellite view was too fast
  • Files recorded in the NTTR map were a bit larger than in other maps
  • Objects outline was not properly displayed when terrain was set to 3D water
  • The TacviewGameGUI.lua script for DCS World was not properly uninstalled
  • Mirage 2000 AA missiles names are incorrect in DCS World
  • The telemetry displayed between selected objects is now properly placed regardless of the point of view
  • Fixed rare random crash when loading 3D models
  • It was possible anymore to time-shift an object which does not have exist in time (like a bullseye)
  • The objects lists were not always updated during real-time telemetry recording

Previous Improvements

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

  • 1.7.2: Brand new Lua SDK to create custom addons, improved 3D performance, numerous fixes
  • 1.7.1: Numerous fixes and minor improvements
  • 1.7.0: Brand new objects database, numerous new 3D models, media playback
  • 1.6.4: Numerous fixes and improvements
  • 1.6.3: Added cockpit instruments, IL-2, support for custom textures/orthophotos, and improved remote controls
  • 1.6.2: Improved remote controls, improved DCS World exporter, numerous fixes
  • 1.6.1: Fixed online debriefing, added fuel telemetry, and preliminary support of IL-2
  • 1.6.0: Real-time telemetry and instructor remote control
  • 1.5.4: Improvements and fixes for the new DCS World exporter
  • 1.5.3: Brand new exporter for DCS World offering a smoother flight experience and more telemetry data
  • 1.5.2: German translation by Marcus Carra and numerous fixes
  • 1.5.1: Support for X-Plane, rewritten FSX2ACMI, improved ACMI 2.1 format, objects creation and edition tools
  • 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