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Old 05-11-2018, 03:23 PM   #141
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Default DCS World Newsletter - 11 May 2018



DCS World 2.5 Update
Today we released an update 1 for Open Beta DCS World 2.5.
There are integration of new L-39 Kursant campaign and lot of bugfixes and improvements for many projects.

You can see the full changelog in our forums.

L-39 Kursant Campaign is available



The L-39 Kursant Campaign is a single-player campaign for the L-39C/ZA aircraft. You will receive both basic and advanced instruction on:
  • Low altitude navigation.
  • Aerial reconnaissance using real-life tactics.
  • Detailed instruction for bomb, rocket, and gun weapon delivery against ground targets, preceded by realistic ingress maneuvers.
  • Interception of aerial targets with R-60 air-to-air missiles.
All flights are performed under the supervision of a virtual-instructor. After each flight, he will decide whether or not you progress to the next mission based on your performance. At the conclusion of the training course, an evaluation flight will be performed to determine how well you have learned the skills of L-39 navigation and combat employment.

Main features of this campaign:
  • 11 highly-detailed and realistic missions that are based on actual L-39 training requirements.
  • Missions start and end on the parking ramp, which creates an immersive atmosphere of being a “kursant” (cadet) at a training squadron.
  • Detailed briefings, flight plans, and virtual instructor pilot help you successfully complete this training course.


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Persian Gulf Map for DCS World Update



In addition to fixing a few remaining bugs and further tuning the map, our map team is already at work expanding the low-detail around the map and adding two new Iranian airfields. These two airfields, Kerman and Shiraz, or inland from the Persian Gulf and will add some great gameplay options for both new campaigns and online play. These will significantly expand the range between bases in the UAE/Oman and Iran.

Both of these additions will come after the release of the Early Access version. Purchase now though at the discount price before the early access period ends at the end of this month.

DCS: F/A-18C Hornet Video Update

Both the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet and Persian Gulf Map for DCS World are coming this month! Please see our Hornet video update.



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Default DCS World Newsletter - 18 May 2018



DCS: F/A-18C Hornet and Persian Gulf Map for DCS World Update
As we rapidly approach the release of the Hornet and Persian Gulf map this month, we are now pleased to announce the exact release dates. We will first release the Persian Gulf Map for DCS World on 23 May 2018 and then DCS: F/A-18C Hornet on 30 May 2018! We will release both this month as promised.

In order to meet your expectations for the Hornet early access release, we decided to move the Hornet release to shortly after the Persian Gulf Map release. Items we still need to complete are:
  • Completed radar-directed AA Gun, AIM-9, and AIM-7 symbology
  • AUTO bombing mode
  • Radar contacts on the Electronic Warfare (EW) Page
  • The Moving Map
We believe these are all vital for a great early access release.
Please also note that the Pre-Purchase discounts for the Hornet and Persian Gulf map will soon be ending with the release of the early access versions. Act now for a significant discount:
In the meantime, we have a beautiful, new DCS: F/A-18C Hornet video!



DCS: F/A-18C Hornet Academic Videos
As we draw closer to the Hornet early access release this month, we also have a number of new Hornet academic videos to help you prepare!





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Persian Gulf Map for DCS World, Now Available!

We are excited to announce that the Persian Gulf Map for DCS World is now available for download. This is our first modern-day combat theater outside of the Caucasus map, and it will provide many interesting and engaging historical and hypothetic scenarios. To purchase this new map for DCS World, please visit DCS e-shop



Please note that the Persian Gulf Map early access release is only for DCS World 2.5 Open Beta. Once the map becomes final, it will be available in the DCS World 2.5 Release version.

The Persian Gulf Map for DCS World focuses on the Strait of Hormuz, which is the strategic choke point between the oil-rich Persian Gulf and the rest of the world. Flanked by Iran to the North and western-supported UAE and Oman to the south, this has been one of the world’s most dangerous flash points for decades. It was the location of Operation Praying Mantis in 1988 in which the US Navy sank several Iranian naval vessels.

The region also includes the vast Arabian Sea that is well-suited for combat aircraft carrier operations, and it will be an amazing area of operations for the upcoming Hornet and Tomcat. Be it from land bases in Iran, UAE and Oman, or from the deck of an aircraft carrier, the Persian Gulf Map offers a wide array of combat mission scenarios to prove your mettle.



Key Features:
  • 201,000 sq km highly detailed map area that centers on the Strait of Hormuz.
  • As part of DCS World 2.5, this map include highly detailed terrain, textures, seas, and buildings.
  • 17 accurately created airbases in Iran, the UAE and Oman. Airbases include a variety of landing aids that can include TACAN, VASI lights, realistic approach lights, and VOR.
  • Detailed cities such as Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Bandar Abbas with unique buildings.
  • “Strong Hold” islands such as Abu Musa, Siri, and the Tunb islands.
  • Iran, the UAE and Oman will be added to the list of DCS World nations.
  • Unique trees, bushes, grass and other vegetation using speedtree technology.
  • Varied terrain from towering mountains and valleys to desert plains.
  • New map objects like super tankers, cargo ships, pleasure craft, and dhows.
  • New Iranian liveries for ground and air units.
  • Map expansion coming soon with Kerman and Shiraz airbases in Iran.

DCS World Gift System
A common request we've had from you, our customers, is a gift system to purchase DCS World products for others. It's here! The gift system allows you to purchase any product on the DCS World e-Shop and send them as gifts to other users registered on WWW.DCS-WORLD.COM.

When in the "My Shopping Cart" store page, you now have a "Buy as a gift" button. Upon selection, you can then enter a DCS World username or their e-mail address to gift them the purchase; you can also leave them a comment.

Your gift orders will also be listed in your DCS World Store page.

Note that when purchasing a DCS World product as a gift, no bonus points are earned, but you can use bonus points to purchase a gift.

DCS World and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
On May 25th 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect, a regulation that greatly influences how companies collect, process, and use personal data. Eagle Dynamics SA (EDSA) and The Fighter Collection (TFC) have updated their Privacy Policies to comply with new European Union data protection laws. Please read our Privacy Policy, which describes how we collect, use, and share your information to provide you a better game service. We've recently made important updates to our products and services to help you on your journey to GDPR readiness.

Nothing is changing about your current settings or how your information is processed. Rather, we’ve improved the way we describe our practices in gathering statistics data.

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You can delete your account at any time. When you delete your account, we delete everything related to that account such as your personal information and purchase history.

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Fly DCS: F/A-18C Hornet Now!
It’s here at last! We are thrilled to announce the availability of DCS: F/A-18C Hornet from our e-Shop



Our Hornet is the culmination of more than 40 man years of intense research, technology development, art creation, and ground-breaking coding. The Hornet brings the first, true, multi-role fighter to the skies of DCS World with equally impressive air-to-surface and air-to-air capabilities.

DCS: F/A-18C Hornet is initially being released as Early Access, with several features to be added during the Early Access period. This includes several sensors, weapons, and sub-systems.



About the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet
The F/A-18C Hornet is a single seat, twin engine, supersonic multi-role air superiority fighter. It combines extreme maneuverability, a deadly arsenal of weapons, and the ability to operate from an aircraft carrier. Operated by several nations, this multi-role fighter has been instrumental in many theatres from 1986 onwards.

The Hornet is equipped with a large suite of sensors that includes a multi-mode radar, targeting pod and helmet mounted sight. In addition to its internal 20mm cannon, the Hornet is armed with a large assortment of unguided bombs and rockets, laser and GPS-guided bombs, air-to-surface missiles of all sorts, and both radar and infrared-guided air-to-air missiles. This results in amazing gameplay potential.

The Hornet is also known for its extreme, slow-speed maneuverability in a dogfight. We have gone to great lengths to model the flight aerodynamics and fly-by-wire flight control system of the Hornet to allow you to experience the real feeling of power and extreme capabilities this aircraft has to offer. Although incredibly deadly, the Hornet is also a very easy aircraft to fly.

Being a carrier aircraft, the Hornet also comes with the most detailed aircraft carrier ever created for a PC game. Catapult from the “boat”, strike a large assortment of targets that only DCS World can offer, then “call the ball” and land back on the carrier. DCS: F/A-18C Hornet in DCS World provides the most rich and authentic digital combat aviation you will ever experience!



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Key Features of DCS: F/A-18C Hornet:
  • Professional Flight Model (PFM) and authentic Flight Control System (FCS). Experience the thrill of flying this supersonic warbird.
  • Includes a new, highly-detailed USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier with fully operational steam catapults, arrestor wires, “meat ball” landing system, tacan navigation, jet blast deflectors, radar antennas, defense systems, and lights.
  • The most realistic model of the F/A-18C imaginable, down to each bolt and flake of paint, animated controls surfaces, lights, damage model, and landing gear.
  • Detailed simulation of the Hornet’s many sub-systems like engines, fuel, electrical, hydraulic, radios, lighting, emergency, and many, many more. Although features like “auto start” are available, the sense of accomplishment cannot be overstated after learning to operate this state-of-the-art machine.
  • Inertia and GPS navigation systems with moving map display allow you multiple ways to find your target and get you back to “mother”.
  • Dozens of air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons and sensors. From simple rockets to high-tech GPS and laser-guided bombs, experience what only Hornet pilots have experienced ‘til now.
  • A highly realistic and exhaustively researched cockpit that is mouse interactive with 6 degrees of freedom. Interact with the cockpit by pressing buttons and moving switches. You will feel like part of the aircraft with our Advanced Systems Modeling (ASM) .
  • Authentic Hornet sounds provided with the assistance of Boeing, the Hornet’s manufacturer.
  • New effects have been developed for our Hornet like leading edge extension vapor, over-wing vapor, rain on canopy, and new explosions.
  • Virtual Reality support. Take advantage of the latest VR technologies to immerse yourself in the simulation. Other than the G’s, you will feel like you are there!
  • Multiple liveries for the US Navy, US Marine Corps, Canada, Australia, Spain, Switzerland, Finland, and many more.

Eagle Dynamics and Belsimtek
“We've been silent for a while and want to announce a new exciting change. Eagle Dynamics has been working hand in hand with Belsimtek for many years and together we have succeeded in creating some well-known products in the flight simulation community that we hope you enjoy. With the intent of further developing this success we have decided to align and strengthen our brand image under one banner, Eagle Dynamics. The team will remain unchanged and under the same leadership we are confident of delivering great new products to you. With the F-16C block 50, Mi-24P, AH-1S Huey Cobra and F-4E in the development pipeline, the future is very exciting. Together we look forward to taking Eagle Dynamics to the next level. Thank you."
The Belsimtek Team
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DCS World War II News
In commemoration of the June 1944 D-Day landings, we have several DCS World War II updates we’d like to bring you. We see DCS World War II as a very important component of DCS World and it will continue to grow with new features, content, and numerous improvements. We are just getting started.

Normandy 1944 Map for DCS World Update
Working with the Ugra Media, the developer or the Normandy map, we will be releasing a free update to this map in June. This map is the ideal battleground for our warbirds that focuses on northern France in the summer on 1944.



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Coming improvements include:
  • More detailed objects and realistic airfield textures. The textures now reflect the more dusty, lighter, sandy surfaces
  • Removal of permanent structures from ALG airfields
  • Concrete surfaces for the airfields of Evreux, Carpiquet, and Tangmere
  • Shallow water zones along the coastal areas
  • New stone bridges
  • More structures like farm houses outside the detailed areas of the map
  • Added more objects like windmills
  • Improved performance

Free DCS: World War II Assets Pack Update
To provide a more realistic and populated World War II environment, new assets are being added to the World War II assets pack this month.



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Some of these new units include:
  • M12 gun motor carriage
  • M30 cargo carrier
  • M2A1/M3 halftrack
  • StuG IV
  • Sd.Kfz. 234/2 “Puma”
  • Sd.Kfz. 7 artillery tractor
  • Sd.Kfz. 251
  • Sd.Kfz. 2 Kettenkrad
  • Horch staff car
  • Barrage balloons
  • LCVP Higgins boats
  • UK soldier

There is no additional charge for all of these new units.
Many new air, ground and sea units will be coming in later updates.

Spitfire LF Mk.IX Update
Also this month will see the completion of the Spitfire with a clipped wing version, the ability to carry bombs, and the ability to mount both a slipper tank or external fuel tank. This will give our Spitfire far more mission capability like cross-channel patrols and ground attacks.



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This will make the DCS Spitfire an incredibly accurate simulation of the Spitfire LF Mk.IX, with a fully interactive cockpit, detailed sub-systems, and a professional flight model. Based on hands-on feedback from pilots that have hundreds of hours in the Spitfire LF Mk.IX, we are very proud of this showcase title.

In cooperation with talented 3rd parties, we also have some amazing, new Spitfire campaigns coming to DCS World that take advantage of these new features.

Static Templates Coming to DCS World
Static Templates are sets of objects that can be placed on the map and saved as a single entity. After a template is created, it can be saved and shared with others. Multiple instances of a Static Template can then be placed to create more interesting and populated missions. In addition to statics, AI units can also be placed in the template.

Examples of potential Static Templates include:
  • Atlantic Wall fortifications
  • Harbor traffic at Le Havre and Cherbourg
  • Battlefield front lines
  • Munition and fuel depots
  • Headquarters units
  • Airfield support units
Static templates allow better performance and faster construction of missions and campaigns. This will be valuable tool to offer even better gameplay content.

DCS: F/A-18C Hornet Update
Our Hornet is now available from both our e-Shop and Steam. We are ecstatic about its reception and all the kind words. It makes us happy to see you so pleased with the results of our work, thank you!

Our immediate focus is on addressing the most pressing errors and creating a solid foundation from which to start adding the new functions and systems. Additionally, we are working on content like new interactive training missions, single missions, and a campaign!
We also have several new Hornet academic videos to help you learn this aircraft more quickly. More such videos will come as new functions and systems are added:

DCS: F/A-18C Hornet - Episode 10: Air-to-Air Gun


DCS: F/A-18C Hornet - Episode 11: AIM-9 "Sidewinder" Air-to-Air Missile


DCS: F/A-18C Hornet - Episode 12: Unguided Bombs


DCS: F/A-18C Hornet - Episode 13: AIM-7 Sparrow Air-to-Air Missile


DCS: F/A-18C Hornet - Episode 14: AUTO to CCIP Bombing
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Default DCS World Newsletter - 15 June 2018



DCS World Update
This week we released an DCS 2.5.2 Update 4 the focuses on the Hornet and DCS World foundation improvements. It is our primary focus create a solid foundation for the Hornet, from which we will only then start add new sensors and weapons.

Game Foundation
  • Fixed JTAC radio communication errors due to SA-18
  • Improved blending of material types
  • Corrected trigger zone when unit not in zone
  • Correct ship ATC radios by adding new ATC client information for carriers
  • Helicopters can once again land on the Kuznetsov
  • Added network synch for arrestor cable
  • Reduced “jitter” of aircraft on carrier deck in network play
  • Improved realism of AI carrier landings
  • World color table adjustments

DCS: F/A-18C Hornet



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Purchase DCS F/A-18C Hornet in the DCS e-shop
  • ME, Payload panel. Added ability to remove pylons
  • Removed sound distortion at speeds around Mach 1
  • Fixed re-arming in which new stores could not be selected
  • Powered Approach (PA) mode pitch trim has been tuned and pitching down moment at lowering of flaps is corrected
  • Fixed countermeasure reloading error
  • Range No Escape (Rne) calculation for AIM-9 and AIM-7 has been tuned. Raero temporarily removed
  • Afterburner can now selected for carrier takeoff at full throttle; finger lift function added as an Option
  • Maximum Bingo setting changed to 20,000
  • Fixed BIT freeze when folding the wings
  • Velocity vector length calculation has been moved to the DLZ
  • AI Hornets have had the position of their control surfaces for cold start adjusted. Additionally, control surfaces for AI Hornets have had their control surfaces tuned for landing.
  • Fuel feed lines now have correct fuel volume
  • Cold start position for the hook bypass switch has been corrected
  • External fuel tank indications added to the FUEL page
  • Added BIT for Avionics Undercool Warning Temperature Sensor
  • Fixed AIM-7F/M connectors
  • Corrected canopy actuator heating
There are of course several other very high-priority items that we are working on and will be coming in the near-future:
  • Basic Identify Friend or Foe (IFF) system
  • Radio frequency input not always being saved
  • Single (S) launch rocket pods
  • Changing radar scale using TDC
  • Canister munition accuracy
  • Exporting of DDIs
  • Use of Sensor Switch to initial lock
  • Situation in which stores can be auto-jettisoned
  • Synchronizing aircraft carrier animations
And others…
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