DCS World News 2017

Well yes, more highlighting how well they've got the AI working in such a tight space. They can always tweak it to proper OPs once its working well.

Shame the same can't be said for their spellchecker:

 
I know everyone else is more excited about new plane modules, but this South Atlantic Map Pack is really peaking my interest.

Here's hoping we get some free UK Harrier variants bundled in.



 
DCS 2.5.2.20601 Update 9

The next modules was migrated to new keyless DRM copy protection system.
Nevada
Normandy
WWII Asset Pack
Spitfire
Su-33
AJS-37 Viggen
Mirage-2000


DCS World
Added South Africa (ME, logbook)
Don't work pre-planned failures on some planes - fixed.
Fighters taking off from CV drift to the right - fixed.
VR. The problem with second mission launch on ATI video cards fixed.
Fixed Error appears when you try to add a input key commands after switching between different modules.
DCS won't start after cleaning list of coalitions - fixed.
P-51D added to China.
F-14A added to Iran.
Added units to Oman and UAE.
Added to Iran missed earlier SA-10 CP 54K6.

DCS F/A-18C Hornet
Eliminated slides on deck.
Added AIM-9X Air-to-Air missile.
Added indication and sounds for EW.
Added FLOOD mode for AIM-7.
Added max target aspect cue на DDI (Radar format)
TOF issues for AIM-7/120 fixed.

DCS AJS 37 Viggen by Heatblur Simulations
Exterior mirrors now reflect the environment
Fixed various clipping and shine-through issues in exterior (esp. Cockpit)
Sculpted new normal map for exhaust nozzle and area
Sculpted new normal map for exterior exhaust shell
Added RoughMet textures for the exhaust shell
Added static turbine texture for better deep engine detail
Metal elements on wings now have appropriate material definitions
SPA-mode: Fix of adding more than 9 MALs should reset count + manually entered MALs shouldn’t be overwritten.
SPA-mode: Info about fix (target heading and speed) wasnt displayed after a SKU-fix was taken and then it was also immediately overwritten in AKTPOS.
Other various fixes to SPA-mode
Bombing: Added bomb-rate "catch-up" on first bomb impulses: improves bombing accuracy
Bombing: DYK/dive bombing mode changed so release is begun at later time making the sight more centered in view and easier to use
Custom cartridges: Automatically generated mission plans improved with additional info in kneeboard
Custom cartridges: ability to automatically generate mission for MÅL and SKU targets by landing and setting master mode BER.
Custom cartridges: for dynamically generated cartridges the time-on-target can be changed with key command.
Other custom cartridge fixes
Added Quick Missions for Persian Gulf Map.
Changes to AI RB-04E definitions. AI now fire RB-04 and break away.
Updated RB04 / RB15 Warhead
Tweaked RB04E motor burntime..

DCS Yak-52
3 blade propeller skin corrected.
Animation of priming plunger corrected.
Throttles visuals sync in both cockpits.
The flaps control is available for solo flight.
Fixed ARK-15M control light not showing status upon mission start.
Changed ejection order so that trainee ejects first.
Added Bare Metal skin for all countries.
Maximum nose wheel deflection angle corrected.
The setup radio frequency in the ME will be shown on the cockpit radio correctly.
Set trim analog axis to be bi-directional.
Added a properly sized oil cooler.
Implemented hide stick option.
Major improvement of input terms and cockpit tooltips.

DCS FC3
Su-27/J-11A. AI intake FOD shields not retract after takeoff corrected.
J-11A. Engine sound corrected.
Su-25T. Very bright screen of Shkval corrected.
Su-33. Corrected an AI deck takeoff procedure without strange movements.
Su-27. Fuel increases after maneuver if "Unlimited Fuel" is checked - fixed.

DCS Spitfire IX
Spitfire CW liveries LODs corrected.
Reworked drop tank jettison so it pulls on attached drop tank only.

DCS F-5E
TACAN Volume axis fixed.
Restored animation of TDC.

DCS Persian Gulf
Corrected Sirri Island VOR wrong frequency in map



Missions
Mi-8MTV2 - added Instant Action missions for Persian Gulf.
Ka-50 - added Instant Action missions for Persian Gulf.
FC3 - added Instant Action missions for Persian Gulf.
F/A-18C - added new Instant Action missions, gate flight, 8 vs 8 battle and two Case III landing.
Yak-52 - Added Instant Action missions for Nevada, Persian Gulf and Normandy maps.
Campaigns
F-15C Red Flag Campaign added CN localization
Skins
L-39C skins:
French EC24 by NOiD.
German Bundeswehr 28+53 by Papacharly.
P-51D skins (China Asset Pack):
PLAAF by zj_561
F/A-18C skins:
Turkey 162nd Sq by c@sper
 
Steam DCS will now offer "free weekends" for selected modules:

Starting Thursday, 27 September 2018 and lasting until 1 October 2018, play DCS: F/A-18C Hornet, DCS: Persian Gulf Map, and the Su-33 for DCS World for free! The Hornet and Su-33 include all the missions and campaigns as the purchased versions, and they can be played in both single player and multiplayer modes. Enjoy!

If you do not already own one of these modules, we hope you will take advantage of this great opportunity and try out a new DCS World module and consider a purchase.
https://steamcommunity.com/games/223750/announcements
 
Back on topic. DCS2.5 struggles in VR with my gtx 980. I know a lot of flight Sims are CPU bound however I am hoping my i7 5820k at over 4.2ghz should be ok. Does anyone here have a 1080ti and play this in vr?
I am planning on getting an 1180 and hoping it will be flawless at full bubble in vr however maybe I expect too much
2080Ti is barely enough to power the Pimax 5K for this game. The early review i saw was probably running full details though... Maybe with 2 cards and per-eye rendering (which is technically feasible, but i have yet to see it implemented) ?
It runs correctly on a Rift with a 1080Ti but you suffer from the lower resolution.
 
DCS Newsletter:

Hornet, Persian Gulf Map, and Su-33 Bundle Pack Available Now!
Now available until October 21st, 2018, purchase the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet, the Persian Gulf map, and the Su-33 together for just $89.99! This bundle has an almost $150.00 value.

Download now in the DCS e-shop


The Persian Gulf map was in large part chosen to act as the setting for DCS: F/A-18C Hornet combat operations. Operate from numerous, detailed airfields in the UAE and Oman or from the deck of a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. Conduct air-to-air and air-to-ground operations over a huge, detailed portion of southern Iran and many of the Persian Gulf islands. New additions coming to the map in time for the pack include the SA-2 and Rapier surface-to-air missile system, the HY-2 Silkworm anti-ship cruise missile, the Aldar Headquarters building, the Sheikh Zayad Grand Mosque, and oil platforms. More map items like new airfields, unique buildings, and weapons will be added after the Pack. The Su-33 adds a great adversary aircraft for the Hornet.

This same Bundle Pack is also be available on Steam

We are also offering on Steam a bundle of just the Hornet and Persian Gulf Map for just $79!

Don’t miss out on this great savings, and experience these three great modules together!

Read more about the Hornet, Persian Gulf map, and Su-33 here:

DCS: F/A-18C Hornet
DCS: Persian Gulf Map
Su-33 for DCS World
Hornet and Persian Gulf Map Discounts Reinstated!
Last week we offered a special deal in which you could get $20 USD off the Hornet if you already own the Persian Gulf Map, or $10 USD off the Persian Gulf Map if you own the Hornet. We are listening, and due to popular request, we are re-instating this deal until 21 October 2018!



For those that already own one of these two modules, we hope you’ll take this opportunity to try the other.

Unfortunately, Steam is unable to offer this same deal.

Have fun!

Free Weekend Results
This past weekend we ran our first Free Weekend, and we are ecstatic with the great reception! The Free Weekend was a great way for many of you to experience the great quality and value put into the Hornet, Persian Gulf Map, and Su-33, and we hope you’ll consider making a purchase.

Given the success of the Free Weekend, we certainly plan to do more of these. It’s a great opportunity for you to try before you buy.

Thanks for taking part!

DCS World Update
Due to both an Open Beta and Release version of DCS World being released last week to support the Free Weekend, there is no update for this week. However, on 10 October we will release the updated MiG-29 Fulcrum for Flaming Cliffs 3! This will include a Professional Flight Model (PFM), updated cockpit, and several new cockpit system functions. This will be a FREE update for Flaming Cliffs 3 owners! For those that do not own Flaming Cliffs 3, we will also make it available as a separate purchase.

Next week will also see new improvements to the Hornet, such as the air-to-air radar performance.

DCS: Fw 190 A-8 Coming to DCS World!
Our next warbird coming to DCS World will be the Focke-Wulf 190 A-8 Würger (Strike) of the German Luftwaffe. Designed by Kurt Tank in the 1930s, the Fw 190 was a single seat German fighter powered by a powerful BMW 801 radial engine. When first deployed, it provide largely superior to its main rival: the Spitfire Mk.V. This in turn led to the development of the Spitfire Mk.IX. We look forward to some great online dogfights between the Fw 190 A-8 and the Spitfire Mk.IX!

Capable of both aerial and ground attack missions, the A-8 model entered production in February 1944 and included thicker armor and improved engine design. We see the “Butcher Bird” as a great addition to the stable of DCS World War II aircraft and will be a perfect fit for the Normandy map!


In parallel, work on the P-47D is progressing well on both art and creating the flight model based on virtual wind tunnel data.

Sincerely,
The Eagle Dynamics Team
https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/newsletters/newsletter05102018-spkzs427ewang6hu8hoc50nm5om674ac.html?bx_sender_conversion_id=8016878&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=mail&utm_campaign=weekend_news
 
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Last week we offered a special deal in which you could get $20 USD off the Hornet if you already own the Persian Gulf Map, or $10 USD off the Persian Gulf Map if you own the Hornet. We are listening, and due to popular request, we are re-instating this deal until 21 October 2018!

For those that already own one of these two modules, we hope you’ll take this opportunity to try the other.

Unfortunately, Steam is unable to offer this same deal.
Well, I spent 70 EUR for the Hornet on Steam last week and already own the SU-33. Where is my free Persian Gulf map now? ;)

O7,
[noob]
 
Random musing time, something I've been wondering a few times: is the F-14 objectively gorgeous, or is it a Top Gun generation thing that younger generations will just dismiss in favour of the (utterly boring) F/A 18? It really feels unique and beautiful in a kinda unique way just like the curves of the Flanker, but maybe that's just movie nostalgia talking.
 
Random musing time, something I've been wondering a few times: is the F-14 objectively gorgeous, or is it a Top Gun generation thing that younger generations will just dismiss in favour of the (utterly boring) F/A 18? It really feels unique and beautiful in a kinda unique way just like the curves of the Flanker, but maybe that's just movie nostalgia talking.
I think arguments over aesthetics will go out the window the moment the first 100nm kill with a pheonix missile occurs on a MP server.

Or when six players fall out of the sky with no warning due to six missile strikes in one fell swoop.
 
A variable wing, high speed, high altitude, twin engine carrier borne fighter that can track and kill multiple targets from 100nm away. And it looks like a great white shark.

Man I can’t wait to finally get an accurate representation of this aircraft, and with carrier ops I’m happier than a pig in poop.
 
Random musing time, something I've been wondering a few times: is the F-14 objectively gorgeous, or is it a Top Gun generation thing that younger generations will just dismiss in favour of the (utterly boring) F/A 18? It really feels unique and beautiful in a kinda unique way just like the curves of the Flanker, but maybe that's just movie nostalgia talking.
I hated Top Gun, but I love a good coop flight sim. And Aim 54s. Apart from that - the swept wing action and carrier capability make it an interesting plane for sim interested players.
Gorgeous is - well - subjective. I have no idea how people can call the A 10 ugly. It's not ugly, just unconventional and very interesting.
 
As an aside, A friend of mine has been wanting me to do CAS/CAP in ArmA 3 on a server he runs.

Is it weird I have less trouble with carrier landings in DCS than I do there?
 
As an aside, A friend of mine has been wanting me to do CAS/CAP in ArmA 3 on a server he runs.

Is it weird I have less trouble with carrier landings in DCS than I do there?
Heh, I don't know for carrier landings, but I have a far easier time with low hover, taxi and landings in the DCS Huey than in any ArmA helicopter.
 
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