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VR-Engage 1.6 Splashscreen

MAK Releases VR-Engage 1.6

The MAK team is extremely happy to announce the release of VR-Engage 1.6. This release contains many improvements to give users better control of air and ground vehicles, sensors and weapon systems. We have added new vehicles and the operational roles within them. We improved the heads-up displays (HUD) and multi-function displays (MFD) interfaces for several existing roles. We have upgraded the radar systems on aircraft and extensively improved our VR and MR support for the Varjo XR headset. For a full list of improvements, explore the VR-Engage 1.6 release notes.

VR-Engage Air Vehicle Systems

The Eurofighter Typhoon is now equipped with a Mauser BK-27 gun. Users can select and fire this weapon when embarked as the pilot.

Heads-Up Displays (HUD) and Multi-Function Displays (MFD)

We have added many new components to the fighter pilot HUD including a heading path indicator, a heading indicator, and air speed display components.

The weapons and stores panel now displays information about fuel and munition levels, and when you select a weapon, it is indicated along with the launch success zone.

The Visual Sensor Display for pilots and sensor operators now includes the laser code (LSR) and laser spot (LSS).

Pilots can now set the visual sensor to follow the currently selected target.

HOTAS Controls

Pilots can now use button 7 on the Warthog hands-on throttle and stick (HOTAS) to change the sensor mode.

You can now configure joystick controllers to perform some tasks not included by default such as deploy chaff or deploy flares.

Cycle through selected targets or clear the target list using the HOTAS Warthog joystick by defining configurations for clear, cycle-back, and cycle-forward under the Radar Scope.

Radar System

This release offers several radar-system improvements. VR-Engage’s radar indicator now allows pilots to adjust the range of targets that are within range. 

The radar indicator in the multi-function display (MFD) allows pilots to select either Track While Scan (TWS) or Range While Scan (RWS). Pilots can now select multiple targets for the air target list and the weapon automatically fires at the next-to-shoot (NTS) target. 

The radar multi-function display and the HUD now show the Track of Interest (TOI) readout Line (ROL) for the selected target. 

When you select a target that was already selected, the radar switches to Single Track Target (STT) mode.

VR-Engage Ground Vehicles and Systems

New GTK Boxer APC: Includes Driver, Gunner, Commander RWS, and Commander Hatch roles. The Gunner and Commander RWS are gunner roles for different guns.

New M1A1 AIM (AUS) and M1A1 AIM (AUS) Mineplow: Include Driver, Gunner, Machine Gun (another gunner), Commander Views, and Commander Hatch roles.

These vehicles now have a 3D interior display for specific roles: M1A1 AIM (AUS), M1A1 AIM (AUS) Mineplow, M1A2 Abrams MBT (Vortex), M1A2 SEP Abrams.

These vehicles now have a VR headset display for specific roles: GTK Boxer APC LAV III APC (Vortex), M1A2 Abrams MBT (Vortex), M1A2 SEP Abrams.

You can now enable gun stabilization on secondary machine guns. By default, this ability is enabled on the GTK Boxer APC, and it is also available on the M1A1 AIM (AUS) and M1A1 AIM (AUS) Mineplow.

You can now use the keyboard to control the M1A2 MBT Abrams and M1A2 SEP Abrams.

The zoom levels for the tank gunner role are now 1, 2, 3, 6, 13, 25, 50, with corresponding overlays specific to the zoom level.

Added benefits of VR-Engage in a MAK ONE Environment

VR-Engage and VR-Forces now simulate external temperature and air pressure. This information is sent to the RT Dynamics models within VR-Engage to affect movement for rotary-wing and fixed-wing aircraft.

Pilots now select a bullseye tactical graphic defined in the scenario rather than entering coordinates.

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