This is the Virtual Mission Tools download and change log page. VMT is a suite of tools for Falcon BMS. Visit the VMT home page for more information.

Download VMT v059-3-g5df08bb (the latest on the 435-beta channel)

Change Log


Removed hack and replaced with correct code for handling database version differences.


Add temporary hack to work around differences in objectives files in Balkans and ITO (and possibly others) from KTO.



Updates for BMS 4.35.


Looking for a 4.34-compatible version of VMT? Download the 32-bit or 64-bit versions.

  • Added ability to set mission date in weather settings.

Note that because of the complexity in replicating BMS turbulence calculations, turbulence will always be set to the default when saving a TWX file. You will need to edit it in Falcon after saving if you want non-default turbulence behavior.

v058-22 [2019-08-20 Tue]


  • Adds "Open Debug Console" button to Tools tab
  • Shows mission window even if loading fails

These features may be removed in a future release - don't count on them sticking around. They are there to support debugging an issue that only shows up on some users' Windows 10 installs.

v058-19 [2019-07-03 Wed]

BETA Release!

  • Fix the stupid bugs I had in the last beta: FMAP and TWX saving should work now.
  • Fix app icons.
  • Allow overriding visibility and temperature.

v058-16 [2019-07-01 Mon]

BETA Release!

  • Weather should be working now.
  • Implement new and improved weather override regions: override wind, weather type, temperature, and/or clouds.
  • Remove wind stability regions, as these are subsumed by improved overrides.
  • Known bug: occasionally weather parameters do not update the model.

v058-10 [2019-06-08 Sat]

ALPHA Release! Weather generation does not work yet! Everything else should, but please report bugs.

  • Fixed bug where active teams were not computed correctly.

v058-9 [2019-06-02 Sun]

ALPHA Release! Weather generation does not work yet! Everything else should, but please report bugs.

  • Fixed bug where weapons list in the damage computer was missing weapons.
  • Remove warning about squadrons with no airbase - this is apparently no longer a problem in 4.34.

v058-6 [2019-06-02 Sun]

  • ALPHA Release: Update to support 4.34
    • Weather non-functional
    • Other bugs likely present
    • 4.33 no longer supported: use v058 or prior

v058-2 [2018-09-20 Thu]

  • Remove highlight from flight when closing flight tab.
  • Make tools tab always visible.

v058 [2018-09-18 Tue]

  • Fix typos in download page.
  • Build Linux version as well
  • Change logo to 440th VFW's
  • Fix various formatting problems
  • Fix incorrect label on annotations copy button
  • Improved map sizing and positioning: controls will never move below map. Instead, map gets smaller if necessary to accommodate controls when resizing window.
  • Titlebar of map is collapsible to increase usable space.
  • Tab names now remain visible even when scrolling content.
  • Fixed width of dropdowns in annotation controls.
  • Implemented "Save map image as PNG"
  • Fixed intermittent bug where things wouldn't render right sometimes
  • Flights can be opened in their own tabs
  • Fix (again) high CPU when app is idle
  • Flight colors and check state are now saved with briefing

v057 [2018-02-01 Thu]

  • Add missing help text

v056 [2018-01-28 Sun]

  • Annotations!
    • Add arrows, text, shapes, and lines to a map and save them with a briefing
  • Can now save modified briefing when viewing a briefing
  • Fix bug where dragging off the map makes things jump around
  • Reverse use of triangles/circles in waypoints to match BMS
  • Include download link in update notifications.

v055 [2017-12-26 Tue]

  • Fix bug where sorting was broken on flights page.
  • Fix bug where flight color selection was not working.
  • Fix occasional runaway CPU utilization.

v054 [2017-12-22 Fri]

  • Fix minor bug where "VMT Settings" text was showing when it shouldn't.

v053 [2017-12-21 Thu]

  • Add ability to have VMT automatically check for updated versions of itself.
  • Fix problem where web links were opening in the app instead of in a browser.

v052 [2017-12-18 Mon]

  • Major speedup in mission and briefing loading.
  • Add checkbox in map controls section allowing show/hide of borders of wind stability areas.
  • Wind stability areas and weather override regions are automatically placed in edit mode when created.
  • Fix bug introduced in v051 where squadrons weren't showing up for carriers and army bases.
  • Fix bug where weather override edit button wasn't displaying correctly when editing.

v051 [2017-12-16 Sat]

  • Handle weird Balkans bad index bug.
  • Report warning when squadrons have no airbase
  • Handle problem with improper handling of time in briefing files.

v050 [2017-11-18 Sat]

  • Fix bug handling consecutive steerpoints with the same time
  • Fix bug where briefing wouldn't load due to nil time somewhere.

v049 [2017-10-15 Sun]

  • Fix bug where install ID was saved incorrectly in briefing files.
  • Save version of VMT used to create briefing files; warn on load if a different version of VMT is being used.

v048 [2017-09-30 Sat]

  • Briefing notes: a simple (for now) text box where mission designers can put notes to be displayed when the briefing file is opened.
  • Display version number in the title bar.
  • Improved loading progress display: organized hierarchically, supports displaying warnings.
  • Allow mission creator to choose BMS version when multiple versions are installed and pointing to the same directory.
  • Bugfix: warn, don't crash, when a theater is in the theater list but no .tdf can be found.
  • Bugfix: fix excessive CPU utilization when loading multiple missions

v047 [2017-08-25 Fri]

  • Use correct flags for teams.

v046 [2017-08-24 Thu]

  • Fix errors loading related to objective names.
    • Error when reading the last string in the strings file.
    • Error when reading the objective name of a carrier objective.

v045 [2017-08-23 Wed]

  • Initial public release