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  1. I have been with DCS now since the beginning of DCS Balckshark when it was released on CD many years ago. In fact, I still have that disk somewhere. I have since purchased many modules over the years. Over the past recent years I just stopped sinking money into DCS. Combined Arms, and Assets Pack are 2 of the many reasons that I have lost interest in DCS. My experience with CA is that it's clumsy, counter intuitive, doesn't work like it's suppose to, needlessly complicated, and just a bad purchase all around. DCS touted how easy and effective it would all be. When did that ever come about??? It seems that even if, and when you can get it to act right, you have to do trial and error testing for days to get any particular task to be performed with any consistency at all in mission. Example: B17's and bombs........Need more be said on this?? Go read the countless posts on it. Getting them to do what is asked of them is so insanely frustrating that you get pissed off every time and give up. I have only once in all the years of having CA gotten them to drop anything but themselves to the ground. And before you start preaching that I just don't know how....Well, I do (or did anyway), but it's never consistent. "Select Iron bombs" tell 'em where to drop and all that stuff. Then for whatever reason, it doesn't work any more so then you got to go find the work around for it or alter files configs. No thanks....I didn't sign on as a Dev. The software should work the way ED says it will. Embark features on the Helis??? It was there at first and worked well but now you have to work around a system that wasn't broken in the beginning. It seems like anything I need to do in a mission is a major problem for CA. Hell....Even my own planes flying with me or for me do what they want and ignore orders. CA has turned out to be one of my DCS regrets as I never use it any more unless I am creating a practice range with static vehicles. Gets boring fast! Heaven forbid I ask any of them to do more than drive a road, and even then sometimes they mess that up. I am not saying that I need to specifically know how to get planes to drop bombs. That's just an example. My problem is that you need to do so many ridiculous things to get even the simplest of tasks out of CA vehicles, planes, and troops. It has never worked correctly for me without doing what seems like a day's work for 2 minutes of play. So those of you making these "complex" missions.....Do you have to alter a lot of LUA files or what? Well that shouldn't be the case. This thing should be working after so many years. So maybe there should be a thread somewhere that people can share their CA tricks, or even just using the damn thing. To me it's just junk that I have that doesn't work............
  2. 2019???? I have had some of these modules for up to 6-8 years and still they are not complete. Assets pack is one of them. Coming up on 5 years now and It's not even close to where they promised, and I don't hold out much hope based on the current track record. Not to mention that many of the vehicles are not working properly. The Tiger tank cannot be killed by the A10's cannon??? I posted a video on it several years ago and it never got addressed. Along with countless other ridiculous failures on ED's part. Much as I understand your enthusiasm, years after my purchase I still do not have a working product in many cases, yet I'm seeing the creator of said product out there asking for more money for more incomplete stuff..........Well.....You do the math. And just think of the many many many many others here who have had to deal with this mess. ED seems to love shooting themselves in the foot. I have been with DCS from day one. 20 years or so. At one point I bought every module out of trying to be supportive. But they get nothing more out of me. Not now....Not ever. I have left for a year at a time, swearing off DCS because of these issues. I made them aware of all of this. When I came back to give them another chance, gave 'em some $$ and bought some new modules in good faith. same old problems, issues not addressed, incomplete modules. So now, I have the modules I have. I will play with them, enjoy them, but I don't care to give any more money to a company that has been neglecting it's base for so long. The customer, seller relationship is completely and hopelessly broken for me. I don't like having to make these types of posts (makes me feel like an a$$) but it would seem that ED doesn't really care about ongoing, incomplete projects, only generating income through more incomplete projects. If they can create a whole F-18, Mosquito, Mi-24, and other advanced AC with all of their complexities and computer systems. They can easily turn out working AI aircraft, and vehicles for the Assets pack. It's shameful. Other recent events in simming have reduced my time in DCS down to probably a few hours a month. Mostly because of the frustration factor with DCS. ED had better think about that. I'm sure I'm not the only person who has decided to go this rout.
  3. LOL.....If there were a module that I wish I'd never purchased, It would be the WWII assets pack.
  4. Wow! If this thread actually works then: Dear ED: Fix all of the damn issues with all of the damn not finished modules that you released years ago instead of making more incomplete modules and asking for more damn money........ Yeah well......Damn.......Was worth a try..........
  5. And it extends into so many areas that I get insanely frustrated with DCS and quit for months at a time. It just sucks. I recently came back to DCS some months ago after a year or so. I even purchased 2 more modules and maps. It all seems ok on the surface and it's lots of fun to just fly around, maybe shoot some stuff up (Kudos on that ED), but when you want to go in depth and use the ME or learn some advanced systems stuff, you have to hope and pray that they fixed things enough for you to do it. I went into the ME and tried to set up simple missions and unless I alter LUA after LUA, the vehicles, planes, boats, troops, tasks, wing men, and pilots act like mindless, slobbering zombies, doing whatever they like....Certainly not what I programmed them to to in the ME. In short....Same old clunky, nearly impossible to use as ED intended stuff. ME should not have to depend on user work arounds for 50% of it's functions to work as they are suppose to. I have never gone into the Fallout LUA, or the COD LUA files to fix problems. Never had to. I would go into the ME forum section and ask about all of this but I already know what I have to do because this problem has plaged the sim for years and years. And It's not my job to rework what ED should have already had worked out. I have been here since 2000 or so.......Still stuff broken from waaaay back then. Please ED.........Don't punish your base for being unhappy when they have every right to be. Just please fix some of these things.
  6. So in 2016 this topic was posted in the bugs and problems section. It was hashed over, thought out, supposedly reported, and over 4 years later is still being complained about. And not addressed according to everything I see. No fix in sight. 4 years folks. 4 years..... This is the only reason that I never really fly the F86 ( a great plane by the way). It's nearly useless in A/G or A/A combat. 4 years....... Now, when someone new discovers this problem, they tell them it's reported and close the thread. Really ED????? Come on....I guess I expect too much from you guys.......... This is why I went 2 years without buying anything. And maybe will go back to that stance. Such a disappointment that my money is being tossed away on things that will never be finished to the point of the satisfaction of those who purchased them. Temp ban me, suspend me, do whatever you want. This is a very legitimate problem. Making those who are unhappy and are asking ED politely (and then maybe not so politely after years of asking) to fix the problem feel out of line for expecting to get what they paid is not acceptable. Many of the issues that have plagued some of these modules for years end up in this old hidden dust bin. I kind of need to start seeing something more than forum promises. I think that all of us deserve that much from ED. It's our money you are getting.
  7. I have been into flight sims for going on 20 years now. The one thing I know for sure is that no matter who makes it, who flies it, who belly aches about it, or how much you pay for it nothing is ever complete. EVER........It's the nature of the beast. Whether it's a free game or high priced scenery or planes. Nothing is ever completely the way that you want it or picture it to be. Welcome to reality. Welcome to software. Not much anyone can do about it. 20 years..........
  8. This may or may not be of help. I have open beta. When 2.7 came out I also had nothing but hard crashes much of the time. Just like you, I would just be kicked back to the desktop a lot of the time. I took some advice and updated Windows and my video card and it seems to have completely fixed the issue. It's been weeks now and no more crashes.
  9. Yeah but the problem is that this bug is just one in many many many many many bugs and incomplete items that seem to lag on for years sometimes. I'm not advocating for anyone here or saying that it's wrong or right but there are modules that I purchased.....actually pre purchased over 5 years ago that have long left beta that I have not gotten all of what I paid for because they're still not complete, or to the standard that they were presented to me by ED. So all of us can and do feel this guy's pain at some point even if he's just ranting about one, well known bug. But let us not forget that there is a long list of many items that have not been addressed for extended periods. At times it gets to me too. I also have not paid full price for anything here in years for similar reasons that the OP presented. I think that we all have gone through that frustration at one time or another. No biggie.....The guy's just blowing off steam.
  10. LOL....That's how I always land in DCS!!!!
  11. LOL...I remember when the F86 was released. This was a big complaint among everyone who purchased it. But then it turned out that it was accurate to the plane. F-5 also. Same scenario. I think that the Mig15 has such a big ass rudder that it probably required minimal movement for turns. I have not flown that plane in a few years.
  12. I was on the fence about buying the F16. After watching this video........SOLD!
  13. Dell G5 Desktop, NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) RTX 2060 SUPER(TM) 8GB GDDR6, 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10700F processor(8-Core, 16M Cache, 2.9GHz to 4.8GHz), 128GB M.2 PCIe SSD + 1TB SATA 7200RPM HDD 3.5", 16GB, 1x16GB, DDR4, 2933MHz I am not a serious gamer. I have been with DCS for more than 10 years and have always had just enough hardware power to run the game. So this setup (although not a serious one for many of you) is very much an upgrade from my old i5 2.5Ghz Quad core and my Nvidia 660Ti. I do not use VR, I use Track IR. So my question is: How much better off am I? I was at the point with the old computer that I couldn't really play without deadly low FPS, and Dubai wasn't even an option. I use my computer for work mostly but I still want to have my guilty DCS pleasure. Any input on what I might need or how well this will perform is appreciated. Thanks!
  14. Hey man! History didn't just stop while you were taking a break or living your "life".......Did it? But seriously, as unfortunate as it is, I do not know any flight sim that saves in mid flight or mission. You are in good company. Lots of times I have to check the clock when I want to fly DCS because of time constraints. Even simple flights can take too much time sometimes. It's kind of the drawback to being an armchair pilot.
  15. You can auto start the aircraft??? Wow........Who knew.......
  16. Sorry Skatezilla........Didn't mean to open that door. This isn't what I meant exactly. The above mentioned Sim isn't really competition for DCS. Nor does it's main developer intend to go into combat simming. I was talking about another monster altogether. I'll just stay out of these types of discussions.
  17. I have yet to fly any simulator where the clouds, atmospheric conditions, and weather in general were not a bone on contention with most of it's users. Or where it was ever very accurate. This subject is and has been a dead horse for decades...........Flight sim developers should have higher priorities. It seems that they are pressured into putting too many resources into something that isn't achievable.
  18. Just to make a slight point and play devil's advocate on this. It may be just possible that it is unavoidable to discuss the competition due to the recent revelations in flight simming and the release of certain software. I'm certainly mot trying to advocate for anything or any company. That being said, I feel that it is inevitable that some of E.D.'s competitors could and probably would very readily expand into the combat sim market. Given the gravity and overwhelming resources of such competitors, I would think that E.D. was indeed paying close attention to how their client base is reacting to this. Again....not being a prick here but this is a very important time in simming as of a few weeks ago.
  19. Or maybe they could put some of the new projects aside like maps, and advanced planes that will bring even more bugs and complaints and forego putting gasoline in their expensive cars or taking vacation trips for a while and spend their time fixing and finishing the stuff they already have put out and just threw by the wayside. Every coin has two sides. People have a right to not be happy at this point. I cannot blame them. Many of these issues and "upgrades" are years old promises.
  20. Wow...So many of you just waiting to toss your money at ED. Especially since there are so many unfinished modules years after their release. That's crazy to me. My take is a little different. I don't think that anyone is wrong or right here mind you. I really don't. You are perfectly justified in buying it if it brings you pleasure. But I kind of feel like the new A10 is sort of a cop out. It's like, Police Academy 6......A quick money maker that didn't require a lot of effort (relatively speaking) and isn't really all that thrilling. I don't mind the A10 the way it is and don't care if it's realistic or not. The truth is, I'll never ever know what it's like to fly an A10 because ED or any other company for that matter cannot put me in a real cockpit. You could put a dolphin's nose in the cockpit and tell me that it's a real A10 system And I would be none the wiser. I'm not training to fly any of these planes. I do know what certain aspects of military aviation are like and what they can do as I experienced them first hand when I was in the military. I have to say that more often than not, what I saw with my own two eyes and experienced in the flesh, ED seems to be pulling from a completely different reality. So what I have from ED, and what I paid for is plenty enough for me. This is a simulator, or game. I enjoy it for exactly what it is. I have lived reality and seen and felt what A10's, and Hueys can do. All I can say is that this is a game that is close to being a simulator. The new A10 means nothing but more $$ for nothing to me.
  21. To be honest, I really haven't flown it all that much. Maybe a few times when it was first released. I have always seen thread after thread complaining about it's incompleteness though.
  22. My understanding of the Yak52 is that it was developed for another private client and made available to ED's user base upon permission from them. My question then has to be: Is this other client getting a better, more finished version, or are they too having issues. If they purchased it for training, it stands to reason that they know this aircraft inside out and therefore must be fully aware of these issues. It kind of baffles my mind a little.
  23. The only thing I do not like about the F86 is that the nose of this plane jumps all over the place. It's the only module other then the Mig15 that has this issue for me. I enjoy just flying it around but do not do missions or anything like that in it. The nose is just too jumpy.
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