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Old 01-05-2018, 06:46 AM   #11
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In other words what is he point of producing dozens of aircraft modules when your main product is not complete, even worse, it is delayed for like a 3 years....
You seem to be thinking of software like we did back in the pre-internet days. A constantly evolving product like DCS is never "finished" or "complete".

And the "point of producing dozens of aircraft modules" is simple: generate income to allow the development of the core sim (and future modules). I know this sounds like complete crazy talk, but the 80-ish people working for ED actually get paid for their work (apparently even Russians need money; who'd have thunk it?). When you give away your base product for free, the money needs to come from somewhere else.
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Old 01-05-2018, 10:08 AM   #12
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End of month ? Well i will believe in that when i see it, not until then.
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Old 01-05-2018, 10:20 AM   #13
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End of month ? Well i will believe in that when i see it, not until then.
But they promised!
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Old 01-05-2018, 11:00 AM   #14
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Old 01-05-2018, 11:21 AM   #15
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End of month ? Well i will believe in that when i see it, not until then.
Wags stated it was a promise, not a prediction.
Very rare for him to be that explicit on an upcoming release, so I would wager we will indeed have it by the end of this month.
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End of month ? Well i will believe in that when i see it, not until then.
The end of a long, and very complex change to the graphics engine is in sight. I can understand your frustration, we are all in the same boat.

And I can assure you that the guys at ED feel it too. It can't have been easy releasing every update twice - just think of all the extra man hours needed just for that!

The real point however is that ED have listened, and they're not making the mistakes that have been made in the past by releasing 2.5 in an incomplete state. When it comes, the vast majority of missions will have been updated to work with it too. It's been a huge task.
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You seem to be thinking of software like we did back in the pre-internet days. A constantly evolving product like DCS is never "finished" or "complete".
Indeed. It can only be abandoned, and we don't won't that, do we?

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Wags stated it was a promise, not a prediction.
Very rare for him to be that explicit on an upcoming release, so I would wager we will indeed have it by the end of this month.
Yep, we don't see that very often, so I'm sure they'll deliver.
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Old 01-05-2018, 02:45 PM   #18
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As I understand it, they've already finished the ground work and it's mostly updating the campaigns/missions to work on the new map. While I'm sure it's mind numbingly boring work (having done similar things myself in the past) it's not exactly "difficult". I.E. it's just a matter of time, and not a long time at that.
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Old 01-05-2018, 03:09 PM   #19
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My only question for the past 3 years still remains:

When will DCS stop fiddling around and finally join all multiple versions and modules into 1 coherent product? We are in 2018...
In other words what is he point of producing dozens of aircraft modules when your main product is not complete, even worse, it is delayed for like a 3 years....
To be honest, I pretty much believe that we will always see somethings like this, even after 2.5 release. Its because there´s so much to simulate (which is great). And if you compare Lock on and the current DCS Version you´ll clearly notice that its 2018 .
Its a great thing that ED is providing those alpha/beta Versions. One can but one does not have to join the beta and the alpha. Just pick the Version you prefer and let them do their great work. And dont forget that most of the currently available modules were created by 3rd Party developers, ED themselfs does not have many Modules released so far, they focus mainly on the Software itself...excluded the F/A-18 of course
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Let's hope ED won't sell the business to EA..
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