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About frostycab

  • Birthday 11/08/1972

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    DCS, FSX, IL-2, and possibly FS2020 once high-fidelity aircraft are available
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  1. Find your DCS.exe file, right-click on it and select Properties, Then open the Compatibility tab. Near the bottom there is an option saying "Run this program as an administrator." Make sure that is checked, click Apply and then close the properties window. Now do the same thing for your Streamdeck.exe. Once I set both to administrator mode I had no more problems with hotkeys.
  2. Don't forget the AEW7 variant (which is probably still classified to hell). Wikipedia states: "The main role of the Sea King ASaC7 is detection of low-flying attack aircraft; it also provides interception/attack control and over-the-horizon targeting for surface-launched weapon systems. In comparison to older versions, the new radar enables the ASaC7 to simultaneously track up to 400 targets, instead of an earlier limit of 250 targets.[30] The effectiveness of the AEW7 was greatly increased via the addition of a Link 16 data link, allowing gathered radar information to be analysed and rapidly put to use by multiple allied platforms in range." So in effect this could theoretically provide us with a flyable poor-man's AWACS.
  3. If you can see the thumbs up symbol below the picture with a number next to it, just click that. I just made it 154.
  4. Lynx, defo. Wessex, not so much.
  5. +1 I really like this idea, though you could take it even further by displaying the turning moment left or right, since it is both the weight and it's distance from the aircraft centerline that should be balanced. Could be a bit of overkill though, but I agree that IRL they probably take care with this.
  6. Correct me if I'm wrong (and I probably am), but wasn't the Christen Eagle partly or wholly commissioned by a 3rd party? I'm sure I read that somewhere years ago, but sure enough to say I'm sure.
  7. You can get background radio chatter if you get Viacom Pro. It's only €8.50 for the base version, which does more than just chatter.
  8. I'm not saying I'm totally against the idea, but when it comes down to making a payware module I just wonder if it would be worth the effort. I'd love to see how sales of the Christen Eagle or Yak compare to those of the combat modules.
  9. I know virtually nothing about the ME, but is there a way to do this using existing tools? Can you attach a trigger zone to an aircraft? If so, then couldn't you simply get the AI ROE to change from HOLD to FREE when it enters the zone during the merge?
  10. Had the Viggen for ages. I can fly it but admit that I really haven't spent the time needed to learn the navigation and weapon systems properly. (Plus there isn't a snowball's chance in hell of me ever learning all the different RWR tones in the thing. Seriously, who decided on that system???) I tried the discord link above but it seems to have expired. Any chance of posting it again?
  11. Dibs on the Cylon heavy raider!!!
  12. Doesn't the UH-60 have about 40 knots over the Apache though?
  13. Given that the top speed of the Apache is in the region of the 150kt mark I think it's firmly outside the practical envelope for any tanker aircraft anyway, isn't it?
  14. Agreed. ED is a software company, not hardware. Historically when one tries to do the other it results in an utter dog's dinner of a product. It wouldn't be unreasonable to approach an established peripheral manufacturer to see if they might produce such products with DCS branding on them, but I suspect that it won't happen due to DCS being quite a niche market. Yes, I know we're all passionate about it, but in terms of users (and hence prospective sales) we're a drop in the ocean compared to things like Call of Duty. That being said, there's nothing to stop someone from perhaps producing customised key-caps for DCS, or offering aftermarket graphics to be applied to your existing hardware.
  15. Sorry, but I have to say that I don't like any of these ideas. DCS is, at it's heart, a combat simulator, and I don't see any of these random events adding anything to the gameplay. Wheel spray is just another thing to render and tax your system. Tire damage is already there. As for FOD or bird strikes, this is just something that's going to ruin your plans. I don't really fancy the idea of spending 10 or 15 minutes spooling up on the apron to have to abort the mission because of a pebble on the runway, or spend an hour weaving through terrain on the way to a target only to get splatted by a kamikaze goose. That said, if ED decide to do it then all good. I just don't see this adding much to my enjoyment of the sim.
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