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    #21
    17-06-2020

    DCS F-14B by Heatblur Simulations
    • Complete lighting overhaul and readjustment:
    • Fixed annunciator lights not being visible.
    • Fixed green dot showing in HUD.
    • Tweaked flood light intensity.
    • Tweaked value of remaining daylight required to spawn with cockpit lights on - will be generally later in the day now.
    • Fixed vertical panels not changing light intensity in sync with other panels.
    • Changed red flood lights to dim per default when spawning at dusk or night.
    • HSD, ECMD and TID brightness start with lower values when spawning at dusk or night.
    • Fixed Lantirn panel lights appearing without the Lantirn stick being visible.
    • Fixed exterior lighting bugs.
    • Tweaked canopy glass cockpit and exterior.
    • Fixed Jester infinite input loop during TWS-A.
    • Added possibility to load 10 Mk20 Rockeyes. Note: MAK-79 is still WIP and not visible atm.
    • Finished Kneel Switch solenoid behavior.
    • Minor tweaks to flaps overspeed/overG and flaps jamming.
    • Tweaked asymmetric flap roll.
    • Adjusted fine trim single step intensity (trim should be more precise now).
    • Known issue: ACM Panel SW Cool, Gun rate, Missile Prep and Missile Mode lights do not change intensity with ACM panel lighting intensity setting - WIP.
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      #22
      15-07-2020

      DCS F-14B by Heatblur
      • NEW - Added Jester Audio option via headphones.
      • Set RWR, walkman, radar altimeter tone and sidewinder tone to go via headphones.
      • Fixed CMS rearming not working.
      • Fixed broken shading on nacelle NACA intakes.
      • Initial implementation of PD ground clutter contacts.
      • Prioritize AWACS and carrier over other datalink hosts for Jester menu.
      • Changed nose strut keybinds to avoid flicking switch to off when key is released.
      • Tweaks to canopy glass cockpit and exterior.
      • Fixed LANTIRN panel lights appearing without LANTIRN stick visible.
      • Specify module shortName in entry.lua as F-14 (defaulted to F14 when unspecified).
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        #23
        22-07-2020

        DCS F-14 Tomcat by Heatblur Simulations
        • Fixed broken normals on NACA vents on engine nacelles.
        • Fixed the boxy halo around the afterburners visible at night.
        • Increased strength of landing (taxi) light.
        • Corrected countermeasure resistance for AIM-54 missiles.
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          #24
          19-08-2020

          DCS F-14B by Heatblur Simulations
          • NEW - Added 11 Quickstart missions for the Syria map.
          • Included Supercarrier versions for Syria Quickstart missions.
          • Added Quickstart Free Flight mission for the Channel map.
          • Fixed scripting error in Time Trial missions.
          • Updated AIM-54 countermeasure resistance probabilities.
          • Fixed MLC Auto not using actual antenna elevation above horizon.
          • Fixed keybindings not incrementing panel and gauge lights appropriately.
          • Fixed RIO annunciator light intensities.
          • Increased intensity of slime lights (= formation lights).
          • Corrected roughness of intake ramps.
          • Fixed broken normals on intake areas.
          • Fixed unwelded vertices on engine nacelle.
          • Fixed mismatch intake ramp color on default livery.
          • Fixed incorrectly assigned textures on exterior gear doors and right wing.
          • Fixed missing fuselage in cockpit view.
          • Re-added normal map on TCS pod.
          • Rudders will now detach with heavy damage.
          • Increased size of fuel tank hitboxes to more closely match real life sizes.
          • Adjusted damage model to be less “tanky” with direct missile hits.
          • Improved aerodynamic damage effects.
          Last edited 08-19-2020, 03:53 PM.
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            #25
            26-08-2020

            DCS F-14B by Heatblur Simulations
            • NEW: Added fire and smoke animations for engine fire and compressor stalls (WIP).
            • Fixes to Cage the Bear Campaign - thank you Kaba!
            • Several fixes to Quickstart missions.
            • Fixed ARC-159 mode keybindings (guard,manual,preset,inc,dec).
            • Jester will set AN/ARC-182 to AM now when starting cold.
            • Fixed AOA Indexer Brightness step up/down keybindings.
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              #26
              23-09-2020

              DCS F-14B by Heatblur Simulations


              • NEW! Added ability to hide HUD Camera: click the HUD camera in the cockpit to remove it. (F-14 pilots could carry hex wrenches to remove the HUD camera, especially for landing.)
              • Fixed ARC-159 keybinds (and reverted preset/guard being switched).
              • Fixed "stab in, else out" and "stab out, else in" keybinds for the radar control panel.
              • Fixed Syria Instant Action mission issues.
              • Synced AIM-7 data to latest ED AIM-7 changes.
              • Tweaked AIM-54 PN coefficients for smoother transitions and a slightly better effect at long range (to try and counter the disadvantages of the current terminal guidance compromise).
              • Added preliminary/ rudimentary TCS trim support (just works visually for now and remains WIP).
              • Fixed AIM-54 Logic regarding TCS Target tracking.
              • Taught JESTER to turn on AWG-9/AIM-54 cooling as appropriate during poststart procedure. (Fixes cooling light not going off unless it was cycled to off and on again.)
              • Fixed Cmptr/Target designator sometimes jumping slightly on HUD when designating a Ground Point.
              • Added textures to intake covers for static F-14.
              • Fixed broken shading near airbrake on top rear fuselage.
              • Fixed broken shading, AO and RoughMets on spine GPS antenna.
              • Tweaked intensity of landing light slightly.
              • Fixed lack of night illumination on RIO TID rollers.
              • Partial fix to lack of night illumination on Weapon selection roller. (Known bug: illumination shows only “turn” at the moment.)
              • Fixed lack of night illumination on AWG-9 Range Gauge.
              • Flipped green/amber lights on RIO Advisory panel.
              • Fixed Ejection seat arming lever remaining after RIO Ejects.
              • Fixed possible cause for CTD during compressor stalls.
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                #27
                18-11-2020

                DCS F-14A/B by Heatblur Simulations
                • NEW Added F-14A Model Tomcat (F-14A-135GR, Late USN, ALR-67 Equipped Variant). New Systems and Changes include:
                  • TF30 engine model, including:
                    • Mid Compression Bypass Circuit
                    • Mach Lever
                    • Expanded compressor stall model
                    • Hydromechanical fuel control
                    • New thrust model
                    • New engine spool dynamics
                    • New afterburner model
                    • Updated nozzle logic
                    • New audio
                  • Reshaped engine nacelles and added new nozzles
                  • New - A specific liveries:
                    • VF-21 Freelancers 200
                    • VF-111 Sundowners (200)
                    • VF-154 Black Knights 101
                    • VF-211 Fighting Checkmates 105
                • NEW: Complete external sound overhaul (TF30 & F110). We’ve entirely overhauled the F-14’s exterior soundset, including the following changes:
                  • New rear aspect exhaust sounds
                  • New intake sounds
                  • New afterburner sounds
                  • New fly-by sounds
                  • New engine fan blade rattle sound (slow windmilling speeds)
                  • AB Zone lighting thump (internal)
                  • Fixed stall warning tone + new audio sample (internal)
                  • New compressor stall sounds
                  • Tuned engine start and idle sounds
                  • Adjusted all sdef files to improve directional sound and audible distance
                  • Complete overhaul of audio driver logic on code side
                  • Various other common sound fixes:
                    • Sounds now load quicker
                    • Tomcat is no longer unbearably loud at idle and at distance
                    • Reduced total number of sound samples being played in external view
                • NEW Added simulated yaw string (A and B models) with corresponding wind simulation.
                • NEW Fire Suppression System + keybinds.
                • NEW Mid Compression Bypass Circuit Breaker keybind (F-14A only).
                • NEW Afterburner Gate option + keybind.
                • NEW Jester Features:
                  • JOKER callout
                  • BINGO fuel callout
                • Fixed fuel shutoff handles not shutting down engines.
                • Fixed engine stall/over temperature warning light logic.
                • Added F-14A versions of Caucasus, PG and Syria Quickstart missions.
                • Adjusted F-14B fuselage nacelle area for more roundness and visual fidelity.
                • Adjusted afterburners to not show black streaks.
                • Engine windmill speed now affected by relative wind direction.
                • Adjusted F110 AB thrust below mach 0.7.
                • Fixed crashes caused by visual effects during compressor stalls.
                • Adjusted engine fire and compressor stall visual effects.
                • Engine fire and compressor stall effects now synced over the network.
                • Adjusted pitch damping and pitch with power effects per SME comments.
                • Adjusted inlet aerodynamic performance per SME comments.
                • Adjusted subsonic airframe drag per SME comments.
                • Fixed TF-30 oil overheating.
                • Misc potential crash fixes in engine code.
                • Updated F-14B Syria Take-Off Instant Action mission.
                • Painted air brake pistons white.
                • Allow AIM-7MH to loft, except when fired in ACM or boresight modes.
                • Added CVN-75 to the data link capable carriers.
                • Flood antenna identifies as missile lock instead of STT to targets now, for consistency with other DCS modules.
                • Enable sparrow flood antenna if STT is lost while sparrow is in flight.
                • Update RWR threat library version.
                • Fix RWR symbols for HQ-7.
                • Fix ARC-159 (pilot radio) keybinds for OFF/MAIN/BOTH/ADF.
                • Fixed VF-11 Red Rippers (1997)/description.lua to remove problematic Spec Map.
                • Adjust AIM-54 chaff resistance after latest ED/DCS changes
                • Add bindable input for pilot hydraulic hand pump.
                • Use the DCS global gameplay option for hiding control stick.
                • Fix typo in options dialog (butons-> buttons).
                • Converted Bone Strike, Colorado River Time Trial, Debridging the River Ingur, Heatblurring the Lines, Kish Kat Attack, Protect the Viksburg, Rioni River Run, Seine River Endurance Run to F-14A compatible versions.
                • Adjusted AIM-54 countermeasure resistance to revert to old ED System.
                • Fixed TID STT strobe angle error when not flying level.
                • Potentially fixed a case where TWS AIM-54 could erroneously track a target not receiving recent radar returns.
                • Prevent RIO from using Pilot Controls from backseat.
                • Fixed steering tee not displayed in weapon off mode.
                • Fixed detached wing not disappearing in LoD1+.
                • Fixed Pilots not disappearing in static aircraft in LoD1+.
                • Fixed Pilots not disappearing after ejection in LoD1+.
                • Shifted pilot stick neutral position slightly aft.
                • Adjusted flap jamming logic - flap jamming is now more likely to occur.
                • Added anhedral tilt to horizontal tailplanes.
                • Fixed left horizontal tailplane being displaced along Z Axis.
                • Fixed Fire Extinguisher Handles & made accessible to pilot only.
                • Fixed TWS velocity vector sometimes getting stuck.
                • Ensure missile loses tracking when switching between PD-STT and TWS post launch.
                • Fixed AIM-54 RWR indications.
                • Updated manual to include F-14A late specific sections.
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