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Silas Kean
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Hey guys,

Just registered to join the network a few hours ago. Looking to become ATC certified and play with some of you fine people!

I passed my "New Member Orientation Test" and now am just waiting on a reply of acceptance for my account.

 

In the meantime, I am getting everything setup. In a video I just watched ( about software instillation) the video explained that EuroScope is  a really good software to use. However, he mentioned that it's really only meant for the European Region. They said to ask your local Region/Division what software you should be using, so here I am. What software should I be using for my division (Americas Region -> United States)?

Either a reply for what software or even just a video link would be helpful. 

 

You're all awesome,

Thanks so much!

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As soon as you're in the VATUSA discord server, you can expect there to be a heated discussion on this very topic at least once every other week. In the meantime, the typical progression is VRC for Delivery and Ground; vSTARS for Tower and TRACON positions; and vERAM for en route.

VRC is the most user-friendly and the least like any real-world system. vSTARS and vERAM were designed to mimic their real-world namesakes and, as a result, require a great deal of study (and playing with) in order to use them effectively.

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1 hour ago, Clemens Martin said:

VRC will be your initial ATC client in the U.S.

 

Is VRC not deprecated since May?

Alistair Thomson

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2 hours ago, Alistair Thomson said:

Is VRC not deprecated since May?

It's EOL (End-Of-Life) which is subtly different from deprecated. EOL means it won't receive any further updates. Deprecated means it is recommended to use something else. I can't really deprecate VRC until there is a suitable replacement. It won't be deprecated until I release CRC, which will replace VRC, vSTARS, and vERAM. (All three will be deprecated at that time.) It won't fully cease working until a change is made in the server that renders VRC unusable. At that time, VRC will be officially shut down. CRC will be released well before that day comes.

As a side note, soon after CRC is released, we will likely prevent vSTARS and vERAM from connecting to the network, in order to get everyone moved over to CRC, since CRC contains all the functionality of vSTARS and vERAM, so there will be no need for facility engineers to continue to maintain data files for those clients. The same is not true of VRC, since I will not be copying all of the functionality of VRC over to CRC. For example, any of the non-US radar modes, like TAAATS, will not be copied over, since ES and vatSys provide much better implementations of those modes.

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13 hours ago, Ross Carlson said:

It's EOL (End-Of-Life) which is subtly different from deprecated. EOL means it won't receive any further updates. Deprecated means it is recommended to use something else. I can't really deprecate VRC until there is a suitable replacement. It won't be deprecated until I release CRC, which will replace VRC, vSTARS, and vERAM. (All three will be deprecated at that time.) It won't fully cease working until a change is made in the server that renders VRC unusable. At that time, VRC will be officially shut down. CRC will be released well before that day comes.

As a side note, soon after CRC is released, we will likely prevent vSTARS and vERAM from connecting to the network, in order to get everyone moved over to CRC, since CRC contains all the functionality of vSTARS and vERAM, so there will be no need for facility engineers to continue to maintain data files for those clients. The same is not true of VRC, since I will not be copying all of the functionality of VRC over to CRC. For example, any of the non-US radar modes, like TAAATS, will not be copied over, since ES and vatSys provide much better implementations of those modes.

Thank you Ross, we are looking forward to see CRC working online soon!

I have been a user of Euroscope since it was launched, it seems to me friendly to setup and use, but I have good memories of the VRC controlling and supervising online as well, such a great software.

Kind regards.

Pablo Maciel
RVP Americas Assistant
VATSIM Board of Governors
p.maciel(at)vatsim.net
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