All of the installers have been rebuilt following changes to Windows 10 that were introduced by Microsoft in January 2016 as a part of their deprecation of SHA1 certificates .
Prior to January Windows 10 would accept installers that had been signed with SHA1 code signing certificates, but from early 2016 it would only accept them if they had been used to sign installers before Jan 1st 2016. The installers that I built on Jan 3rd 2016 used SHA1 certificates, and people recently started reporting that Internet Explorer was rejecting the certificates on Windows 10.
As-of 10th April 2016 all of the installers have been rebuilt. The rebuilt versions have been dual-signed with SHA1 and SHA256 certificates. They should now work properly for all supported versions of Windows, including Windows 10.
The programs themselves haven't changed, the installers were all built from the 2.3.1 source.
The main program
Run the installer. Run the server. Go to Tools | Options to configure the program.
Translations of the user interface for the server, the plugins and the web site
Web site translations are included in the standard Virtual Radar Server installation. You do not need to install the language pack to obtain these translations but you can update them using the language pack.
Run the installer. Run the server.
The following languages are supported:
Saves flight records (and optionally aircraft details) to a BaseStation.sqb database file
This plugin is for users who do not have a Kinetics radio but want to be able to run the reports. It creates and updates a database that uses the same schema as Kinetic's BaseStation.
After installation go to Tools | Plugins, click Options against the Database Writer plugin and tick the Enabled box.
If you are starting a new database from scratch: Enter a filename for the database and click Create Database.
If you are using an existing database: Remove the tick from Only update databases that this plugin created and enter the path to the existing database.
Allows customisation of the Virtual Radar Server web site
There is documentation for this plugin.
Disables the audio features within Virtual Radar Server
A handful of users have had problems when VRS tries to enumerate over the text-to-speech voices installed on the system. This plugin stops VRS from doing anything with the Windows text-to-speech sub-system.
The plugin has no configuration options. To re-enable the audio features of the program just uninstall the plugin via Windows' Control Panel.
Disables the UPnP features within Virtual Radar Server
A handful of users have had problems when VRS tries to use the Windows UPnP COM interface. This plugin stops VRS from doing anything with the Windows UPnP sub-system.
The plugin has no configuration options. To re-enable the UPnP features of the program just uninstall the plugin via Windows' Control Panel.
A Windows 7 desktop gadget that shows the aircraft closest to a particular point (e.g. your house)
There is documentation for the proximity gadget.
The source code is hosted on Codeplex.
There is online documentation for the source. You can also
download the documentation in
CHM format. After downloading uou will need to right-click the CHM file, choose
Properties and click
Unblock before Windows will open it.