Sunday 27 March 2022

Automatic Marker Pack Updates!


Marker packs are a bit of a hassle. Over the years the most frequent questions I got all related to missing markers, where to download marker packs, etc. This ends today. The latest build of TacO adds support to download and keep updating marker packs from a curated and ever growing list of packages. The overlay automatically checks if a newer version of a pack is available and updates everything seamlessly.
Best of all, the list itself isn't baked in to the overlay, which means that additional packs can be added without the need to update TacO itself. (The always up to date list itself can be found here.)

If you're the creator of a marker pack that's available for download and would like to see it supported natively in TacO with automatic updates, contact me and we'll make it happen!

You can download the latest build here.

Change notes:

  • Added online marker package support
  • Added new submenu to the tactical menu where the online sync feature and the sync of individual marker packs can be turned on/off
  • Fixed a minor crash that could happen when the map timer's api check was running during shutdown
  • Fixed an issue where routes weren't progressing correctly
  • Fixed copypaste triggering on invisible markers as well when pressing the action key
  • Toggling marker categories now happens only once even with overlapping markers that would toggle the same category
  • Marker triggering no longer stops at the first found marker at the player's location
  • Fixed invisible markers being able to be triggered
This update brings some changes to the localization strings, non-English translations must be updated by their maintainers.

Note: release archive updated due to a debug feature disabling keyboard input (2022-03-28 8:30 CET)


  1. I just tried installing 56r and got this message from my AntiVirus software (BitDefender).

    At current I'm running on the 55r GW2Taco executable and all the 56r files (other than the executable). No issues as of yet.

    1. Yeah, happens with each new release. Please use your AV software’s report functionality to send the exe in for analysis and whitelisting. Thanks.

  2. It won't start.
    This is the log file text:
    [2022-03-28 14:27:31] (Info) [GW2TacO] build ID: GW2 TacO 056.3204r
    [2022-03-28 14:27:31] (Info) [GW2TacO] CommandLine: "C:\Users\eslam\Downloads\GW2TacO_056r\GW2TacO.exe"
    [2022-03-28 14:27:31] (Err) [GW2TacO] Failed to register gw2taco:// protocol with windows.
    [2022-03-28 14:27:31] (Info) [core] Creating DirectComposition swap chain
    [2022-03-28 14:27:31] (Err) [core] DirectX11 SwapChain creation failed (The application made a call that is invalid. Either the parameters of the call or the state of some object was incorrect.

    Enable the D3D debug layer in order to see details via debug messages.)
    OS is win 8.1
    GPU graphics updated to latest.

    1. Also, if this may help; the last version that works so far on my end was the GW2TacO_053r

    2. Yeah I'm trying to get a workaround that also preserves the win10 upgrades, it may take a couple more tries. Will check it again today.

    3. Thank you for all the great work done.

  3. The exe file is alwazs blocked from the antivirus. Please fix

    1. Only you can fix it by reporting it with your specific AV company (send it in to be analysed so it can be whitelisted). It's always a hassle sadly, once the whitelist requests go through it should be fine.

  4. I've been running TacO for a while and probably for the last month-ish, it started having an issue where the overlay flashes "DOWNLOADING NEW VERSION OF MARKER PACK: MMM" over and over for a split second endlessly. Anything I should do on my end to fix this? Remove and reinstall TacO or something?

    1. Hi, which build are you using?

    2. It looks like an older build. 056.3201r. I will try updating to the most recent build and see if that helps.