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Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) announced the release of the latest updates to its flagship products VBS3 and VBS Blue IG and the companion SDKs, VBS Simulation SDK and VBS IG SDK.

VBS3 v19.1 includes a host of new features and over 150 stability fixes, UI and capability improvements, and performance enhancements. Highlights of new features and capabilities in VBS3 v19.1 include a new easy-to-use, call-for-fire artillery application; improvements to VBS Radio performance and user experience;

an active protection system that can be linked to any 3D vehicle in VBS3;

improvements to ballistic characteristics; an in-game simulation of an augmented reality heads-up display (HUD); and, 111 new models including British Army armored fighting vehicles, experimental autonomous ground vehicles, and a set of new Russian vehicles.

VBS Blue IG v19.1 is packed with over 40 new features and improvements to enhance the immersiveness of users’ custom military training and visualization solutions. The release includes support for VR headsets, including the Valve Index and Varjo VR-1 and XR-1; graphics optimizations, including faster terrain paging; improved blending of satellite imagery and procedural terrain; lighting updates and enhancements; sensor degradation visuals; destructible building functionality; and additional weather effects.

Updates to VBS Control AI road path-finding

VBS Simulation SDK v19.1 offers several new APIs and enhancements, including full API control of the server/client setup; new event listeners providing access to updates to environmental parameters and VR device updates; new helper functions to ease interoperability with existing SQF commands; customer-provided functions can now be called from Control AI behavior trees; updates to VBS Control Editor, including support for simulation clients and improvements to road path-finding; and, a new sample plugin demonstrating the creation of render-to-texture surfaces which show a live video stream from a USB camera for mixed reality uses.

VBS IG SDK v19.1 offers several new APIs and enhancements, including more robust support for multiple viewports; configure sensor parameters on a per-camera-basis; adjust sensor parameters at runtime; assign cameras to views; and access and assign crew positions within a platform.

Both VBS IG SDK and VBS Simulation SDK now include the updated Gears Studio 19.1, which adds improved code auto-generation for easier SDK development.