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Old 07-10-2020, 01:30 PM   #261
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Default Open Beta Preparation




10th July 2020


Dear Fighter Pilot, Partners and Friends,


Since our commitment to bug-fixing in DCS World 2.5, we continue to work with bug reports
as we prepare for the next Open Beta (OB) release. The slowing down of OB versions allows
us to improve stability and diminish some of the frustrations that many of you have felt,
especially in multiplayer.

This week we are excited to share further progress on DCS: Syria. Our third-party partners
Ugra Media have been working hard on realising Damascus airport in its entirety. More info-
rmation on the development process can be found on our forum.

We hope that the DCS World Summer Sale 2020 has helped expand your knowledge of our
modules. The sale will come to an end on this Monday 13th at midnight GMT.

On Saturday the 11th of July, the 104th Phoenix VFBS will be live streaming the 11th round
of the Helicopter Wars tournament. Read more.

Thank you for your passion and support.


Yours sincerely,



The Eagle Dynamics Team


Open Beta
Preparation



Our bug-fixing process enables us to better prepare for the next DCS World 2.5.6 Open Beta
release. This week we have been working on small graphic glitches whilst continuing to improve
the overall load time and frame rate when running high graphic settings. We are also working on
multiplayer server glitches seen in large missions, these issues were reported by our closed Beta-
Testing Teams.

We have started the final test and debug iteration to ensure we deliver a reliable OB. We would like
to thank all our internal and beta tester friends for the efforts needed to find, engage and destroy the bugs.



DCS: Syria
A DCS World Terrain



DCS: Syria is a unique theater of war that includes missions and campaigns of military confrontation
in the Middle East from the 60s to the present day. This project allows users to apply nearly the entire
arsenal of DCS World aircraft, helicopters and ground equipment. It also includes the possibility to re-
enact some of the largest military conflicts of our time.

- The Six-Day War of 1967
- The Arab-Israeli conflict of 1973
- The Lebanese War of 1982
- The War on International Terrorism in the 21st Century

The reasons for these conflicts were ideological and economic contradictions not only of the countries
of the Middle East, but also of the USA and USSR superpowers. DCS: Syria is a symbol of real modern
war. The Syria theatre will contain military confrontation sites such as Homs Province and Aleppo Citadel,
Golan Heights and the Bekaa Valley. Ground-based anti-aircraft missile systems, unmanned aerial vehicles
and air-to-air missiles were used here for the first time on a large scale. About 900 airplanes and helicopters
were destroyed during these conflicts. Read more on our forum.

In the next publication, we will talk about Beirut International Airport, the Israeli military airfield Ramat
David and the largest US Air Force base in the Middle East – Incirlik.



Flaming Cliffs 3
Summer Sale 2020



Welcoming new users into DCS World who have little or no experience flying modern aircraft is very important
to us. We hope that the current sale can help bring you closer to your friends and loved ones by sharing the
experience of Flaming Cliffs 3. It provides an easy learning curve for new players and focuses on a broad range
of fighters rather than a single detailed aircraft. Get the F-15C, A-10A, Su-27, Su-33, MiG-29A, MiG-29S and
Su-25 all in one single download.

Take advantage of the Summer Sale and download Flaming Cliffs 3 for only $24.99.


We thank you again for your passion and support,


Kind regards,

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Old 07-17-2020, 06:10 PM   #262
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Default DCS: Syria Pre-order





17 July 2020


Dear Fighter Pilot, Partners and Friends,


In cooperation with Ugra Media we are pleased to announce that DCS: Syria is now available
for pre-order. This outstanding terrain can be pre-purchased and ensures you will be first on
the tarmac, and at a discounted price of 30% off. DCS: Syria Trailer.

This week we released a substantial new update to DCS World Open Beta which focused mainly
on bug fixes, stability and less on feature enhancements. Check out the changelog for an exha-
ustive list of bugs and fixes. Next month we will release a more feature rich update especially in
regards to DCS: F-16C Viper.

We would like to bring your attention to the 104th Red Flag Rumble taking place on the 18th of
July at 19:00 GMT. BLUEFOR F-5E Tiger II & AJS-37 Viggen vs REDFOR MiG-21 Fishbed & MiG-19
Farmer, read the details.

Thank you for your passion and support.


Yours sincerely,


The Eagle Dynamics Team



DCS: Syria
A DCS World Terrain



This 600x500 km map covers much of the eastern Mediterranean, and includes most of Syria,
Israel, and Lebanon. Areas of Turkey and Jordan are also included. Major cities like Damascus,
Tripoli (Lebanon), Latakia, Tartus, Homs, Aleppo, Hamah, Palmyra, Haifa, Acre, Beirut, and
Incirlik/Adana are created in detail with hundreds of unique landmarks. The geography is varied
with a temperate western coastline, mountains and an arid desert landscape to the east of the landform.

With such a wide range of historic locations, airfields and targets, mission options are almost
endless; all set in the most stunning and scenic environment ever made. Pre-order now and
benefit from the pre-order 30% discount on DCS: Syria.

If you haven’t already, take a helicopter tour of the major city of Damascus, watch the Damascus Air Taxi video.



Open Beta 2.5.6
Development Report



We continue to focus on improvements and reliability.

Our most recent Open Beta (OB) release covers a wide range of fixes to some of our most
popular modules. We would like to thank our internal and beta-tester friends for their fantastic support.

Please read the full Open Beta 2.5.6.52196 changelog



NS430 Navigation
System for C-101 Aviojet



Our third-party partners Aerges have released two new versions of the NS-430 Navigation
System. The module is now compatible with the C-101EB and the C-101CC. There are several
bundle options available to ensure you get the most out of this advanced system.

Check out the NS-430 Navigation System bundle



F/A-18C Hornet
Open Beta Updates



The bug-fixing process for DCS: F/A-18C Hornet continues but we have also been enhancing
certain cockpit features that include:

Added framebuffer validity check
Added helper function to build indices for a convex poly
The indicators are still work in progress, whilst we add support for curved display surfaces

Updated Multi-Purpose Display Indicator (MDI)
• MDI hot fix for backlighting
• MDI screen glossiness has been edited
• Adjustments to the MDI screen textures and brightness
• Additional meshes were added to the MDI screens
• MDI screen mapping has been edited
• MDI screen self-illumination has also been tuned

Watch an F/A-18C Hornet air-to-ground strike in Bekaa Valley video.



Thank you again for your passion and support,


Kind regards,


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Default F-16C Viper Future Features




24 July 2020


Dear Fighter Pilot, Partners and Friends,

We would like to take this opportunity to discuss DCS: F-16C Viper features in order
to provide an achievable and transparent plan for 2020 and beyond. With this in mind,
we invite you to contribute to the DCS: F-16 Viper Future Features Survey.

We are delighted to share the current development progress on DCS: F-16C Viper and
your feedback is greatly appreciated.

This week we released an update to DCS World Open Beta (OB). We would like to kindly
remind you that the releases of DCS World OB and Stable versions have been slowed down
in order to continue working on substantial bug-fixing and account for longer testing periods.

Please read the most recent OB changelog.

Thank you for your passion.

Yours sincerely,


The Eagle Dynamics Team


F-16C Viper
Future Features



As with DCS: F/A-18C Hornet, we are creating a development roadmap for DCS: F-16C Viper.
This is an important step in prioritising your wishes and we encourage you to take part in the
DCS: F-16C Viper Features Ranking Survey.



F-16C Viper
Development Report



The F-16C Viper Development Team is working on new features and tuning existing ones.
These include but are not limited to:

AGM-65D/G Maverick
E-O Visual (VIS)
E-O (BORE)
EO submode selectors have been added to the SMS pages.
Maverick weapon selection functionality has been added.
The power and warm-up timer functions have been added.

Litening Targeting Pod
The video feed has been adjusted.
Video image brightness has been adjusted.
The design specification has been completed and includes cursor zero, new HOTAS commands,
new TGP symbology, control page, air-to-air mode, and much more.
Remaining HOTAS commands for track modes and cursor slew. Cursor zero in progress.

AGM-88C HARM
We are currently working on the SMS, WPN and DED pages, as well as the HARM as a Sensor (HAS) mode.

Liveries
In cooperation with several talented community members, highly accurate liveries for the Israeli,
Turkish and United States air forces are being finalised. We hope this will be appreciated for all of
you who are interested in developing and flying missions in DCS: Syria

Flight Dynamics
Several subject matter experts are involved in further improvements to the flight model and flight
control system. This will provide substantial accuracy enhancements and we look forward to your feedback.

Additionally, a white paper has been prepared that describes some of the basics of our Flight Module (FM)
programming, in particular with regards to the way we use the sources available to achieve a high level of
accuracy in our simulation.



F/A-18C Hornet
The Serpent's Head 2



A 10 mission campaign for the F/A-18C Hornet by our third-party developers Badger 633 is now available
to download on Steam. It comprises the next chapter of six previous The Serpent’s Head missions released
earlier that are freely available in DCS user files.



F-86F Sabre
Hunters Over the Yalu



The Hunters over the Yalu Campaign for the F-86F Sabre by Reflected Simulations is also now available to
download on Steam.

Command the 67th Fighter Bomber Squadron and attack enemy-held bridges, bomb factories, and strafe
supply columns. Support US troops as they fight fiercely on the ground. Survive heavy flak and fighter attacks,
and then transfer to the legendary 39th Fighter Interceptor Squadron to carry out large fighter-sweeps in MiG
Alley over the Yalu river.

Thank you again for your passion and support,


Kind regards,

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Default The All New A-10C II Warthog




31 July 2020


Dear Fighter Pilot, Partners and Friends,

This week we leaked the features set and announced DCS: A-10C II Warthog.
We would like to take this opportunity to discuss some of the features that will
be available. These include the Laser-Maverick, Scorpion Helmet Mounted Cueing
System, AGR-20 APKWS, GBU-54 JDAM, and more.

We continue to improve the Mission Editor (ME) and enhance the Historical Mode filter.
If you want to use equipment from a given era, simply click the clock icon. This will show
aircraft and equipment that were in service within the selected country and year. This mode
can be turned on and off during mission creation if you need to select objects outside of the
chosen year. We hope this will help facilitate the creation of mission scenarios.

Our bug fixing exercise continues at full strength and we trust that the next OB release will be of interest.

Thank you for your passion and support.


Yours sincerely,


The Eagle Dynamics Team


A-10C II Warthog
New Features



With the release of DCS: A-10C II Warthog, an important update will be the
changes to the HOTAS. This was requested by our professional clients and
now represents the true USAF configuration in particular when considering
the Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog™ throttle and stick. Here is an overview
of the new feature set that will be available upon release:

Updated External Model
  • Improved 3D mesh and textures
  • Removal of TISL pod

Updated Cockpit
  • Weathered (dirty bird) textures option
  • Addition of the ARC-210 radio head
  • Removal of the TISL control panel
  • Addition of the Scorpion HMCS control head

AGM-65E2/L Laser-Guided Maverick
  • DSMS Status and Inventory Pages
  • HUD and Weapon Video Symbology
  • READY, ACTIVATE, SCAN, TRACK, and SLAVE Modes
  • Updated Maverick HOTAS Commands
  • PRF Code Input (DSMS)

Missiles and Guided-Bombs
  • AGR-20 Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) Laser-Guided Rockets
  • GBU-54 Laser-JDAM

ARC-210 VHF/UHF Satellite Radio
  • Radio Start
  • Menu Pages
  • Manual Frequency Selection
  • Preset Channel Selection
  • Guard Channels Selection
  • Setting Preset Channels 1–25
  • Setting Preset Channels 26–30

Scorpion Helmet-Mounted Cueing System (HMCS)
  • Control Head
  • HMCS Display
  • HMCS HOTAS Commands
  • HMCS Setting STAT Page
  • Targeting Pod projection window
  • Data Link PPLI, Mini-SPI, EPLRS, and Designated Target Symbols
  • Waypoints/Steerpoint Symbols
  • SPI and Hookship Symbols
  • TDC and TGP Symbols

Hands on Throttle and Stick (HOTAS)
  • Updated HOTAS Commands



A-10C II
Development Report



We have now completed the flight dynamics research needed for the new
weapons and we are close to completing the cockpit weathered textures.

We are also completing work on the Helmet Mounted Cueing System (HMCS)
and the integration of the Targeting Pod projection window over landmasses
and buildings.





GBU-54
Laser-Guided JDAM



A low-cost guidance kit that combines combat-proven JDAM (Joint Direct
Attack Munition) GPS/INS-based (Global Positioning System/Inertial
Navigation System) navigation with a laser seeker achieving outstanding
accuracy. Unlike the GBU-31 and GBU-38, the GBU-54 can engage moving targets.



AGR-20
APKWS



The 2.75 diameter, 35-pound, laser-guided rocket is known as the fixed-wing
Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II. The rocket has proven effective in
combat operations over Afghanistan.

We look forward to your feedback on these new weapon systems.


Thank you again for your passion and support,

Kind regards,

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Default Dynamic Campaign Engine




7 August 2020


Dear Fighter Pilot, Partners and Friends,

This week we are excited to share our progress on DCS World Dynamic Campaign Engine.
This is quite a big step for us and despite the slow progress, we are optimistic that it will
be a great enhancement to DCS. We cannot give you a firm initial OB release date yet as
things are still quite raw, but we will keep you updated regularly as the next milestones
come to pass.

Our third-party partners TrueGrit Virtual Technologies are working hard on the
DCS: Eurofighter Typhoon. Please check out some of the cool stuff they are up to below.

We would like to thank our internal and external Beta-Testers Teams for the relentless
testing and reporting in the lead up to the upcoming OB in mid August. We are optimistic
about the rate of bug squashing and trust that performance will also improve in the
coming releases.

Thank you for your passion and support.

Yours sincerely,


Eagle Dynamics Team


Dynamic Campaign Engine
For DCS World



The DCS World Dynamic Campaign Engine combines a Real-Time Strategy (RTS) engine
with military forces and economics layers (production, logistics, use and transfer of resources)
that pitch two opposing sides aided by advanced strategic and tactical AI.

We have now completed the core RTS logic and have connected it to DCS World. We are
currently finalising the basics of the in-game economic models. We will be working on the
combat tasking logic and certain win-win situations in the near future. The last stage will
be the Client - Server architecture needed to support large campaigns with on-going
online sessions.

We are certain that you will have many detailed questions and look forward to revealing
more information on this module as and when we are in position to demonstrate some
of the features live.



Eurofighter Typhoon
Development Report



‘We at TrueGrit Virtual Technologies would like to take this chance to give you some latest
updates concerning the Eurofighter Typhoon Development. It is with great pride that we can
officially announce a collaboration with Diehl Defence GmbH.

Diehl Defence GmbH is located in Überlingen, Germany and is the manufacturer of the soph-
-isticated IRIS-T missile. They are offering us full support in bringing the most realistic version
of the IRIS-T to DCS World – as always within the limits of what can be released to a public
platform like DCS. It will be available to you with the initial launch of the German Eurofighter
Typhoon Version and will be your main heat seeking missile. With this collaboration we have
come one step closer to bringing you the most realistic experience of the Eurofighter Typhoon
possible.

We are working at full throttle on all areas of the project and are making good progress. The
progress picture by the almighty Fragger shows the latest version of the cockpit.

We would like to thank you for your unwavering support and enthusiasm, as it is a constant
reminder of what we are working towards and motivates us to give our best. You can be sure
that every post, comment and feedback reaches us and is very appreciated. ‘
- True Grit Virtual Technologies


P-47 Thunderbolt
Upgrades



The P-47 proved to be a formidable fighter-bomber due to its armament, heavy bomb load
and ability to absorb enemy fire. The P-47's durability was due in part to its exceptionally
dependable P&W R2800 radial piston engine, which unlike comparable liquid-cooled engines,
had a high tolerance for damage. P-47 pilots frequently carried two 500 lb (227 kg) bombs,
using a favoured skip bombing tactic, skipping bombs into railroad tunnels to destroy hidden
enemy trains.

We are currently working on the bomb arming controls and detonation set-up adjustments.
We are also working on the D-30 early and D-40 variants. Both versions include new modifi-
-cations and improved damage modelling. These updates will be available in the up-coming
DCS World Open Beta (OB) updates.

Thank you again for your passion and support,

Kind regards,


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