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Old 06-06-2020, 02:21 PM   #1
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Default 475th Fighter Group - A VR friendly Gunfighter Server

Update 30 August 2020:

Server Mission Updated to include SRS Text to Speech GCI calls for BLUE side only.

GCI will provide BRA information from the Bullseye (St. Pierre du Mont) for the 4 nearest enemy groups on Button A (124.000 Mkz) via the new SRS Text to Speech capability.

In addition, labels have been modified to a new, more visible style.

Server: 475th Fighter Group "Satan's Angels"

Server SRS: 73.115.72.14:5002





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Some weeks ago I perceived the need for a VR friendly environment for fans of the Gunfighter era of air combat.

In response to that I have decided to attempt to fill that need.

To that end the 475th Fighter Group "Satan's Angels" DCS server is officially open.

The purpose of the server is to support VR friendly aerial combat.

This means that, first and foremost, the limitations of VR in MP will be addressed to the best of my ability using the tools currently available.

At the moment, this means labels. Not stock labels. A modified and continually evolving labels.lua

Also, because VR is very demanding on hardware the missions themselves must be tuned and continuously evaluated to allow reasonable VR performance using a baseline hardware setup.

The server will be a constant work in progress. The first area of focus is to discover the capacity of the server itself and determine if the current hardware and connectivity are sufficient. Once that is determined, focus will be on fine tuning settings and mission specifics to promote the primary focus of the server, player versus player air combat.

Server Name: 475th Fighter Group "Satan's Angels"

SRS server running via autoconnect.

Server schedule is planned to be US evenings, probably less than seven days a week in order to concentrate population.

At the moment the server is up 24/7 with the mission paused when empty for testing purposes. The server mission is normally reset daily due to mission updates. However, I plan to leave the mission running as long as possible so that progress is preserved. In future, if the scripting required does not inhibit performance, mission progress will be preserved between restarts.

Some basic server philosophy:

The focus is the fight. Everything about the server will be focused on creating PvP air combat, not on avoiding it.

While I am certainly a big fan of realism and history, neither is possible and concessions will be made in order to remain focused on the fight.

Rules will be extremely limited. Less than five certainly and hopefully zero.

Suggestions are welcome. They will all be given appropriate consideration.



More information on the server, and the current mission, as well as the opportunity to provide feedback and suggestions can be found on the 475th Fighter Group Discord https://discord.gg/hyuxSeB

See you all in the virtual skies <S>

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Old 06-06-2020, 02:35 PM   #2
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Sounds awesome, look forward to trying it out! A VR friendly server is sorely needed for DCS WWII.

Good luck S!
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I really like the idea.
I'll have to give it a try.
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Old 06-06-2020, 05:09 PM   #4
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I'll give it a look
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Server mission updated.

Additional Luftwaffe AI added. Bomber interceptors and patrols.

Kriegsmarine patrols added.

Other minor changes, mostly cosmetic.
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Server Mission Updated to include SRS Text to Speech GCI calls for BLUE side only.

GCI will provide BRA information from the Bullseye (St. Pierre du Mont) for the 4 nearest enemy groups on Button A (124.000 Mkz) via the new SRS Text to Speech capability.

In addition, labels have been modified to a new, more visible style.

Server: 475th Fighter Group "Satan's Angels"

Server SRS: 73.115.72.14:5002





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https://discord.gg/wDtG9P3
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The Comm menu stops working and I couldn't switch to in cockpit F1 after viewing the map. I'm guessing the server crashed because I couldn't get back on after landing. Any plans to use DCS voice chat?
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The Comm menu stops working and I couldn't switch to in cockpit F1 after viewing the map. I'm guessing the server crashed because I couldn't get back on after landing. Any plans to use DCS voice chat?
I just saw the error. Server will be back up shortly.
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Fun server. Tons of action. I hope more people give it a try. Do you have any channel missions planned?
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Fun server. Tons of action. I hope more people give it a try. Do you have any channel missions planned?
I haven't checked on the Channel map bugs lately. If the major ones have been corrected I will put a Channel mission in the rotation.
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