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Old 03-25-2020, 08:59 PM   #1
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Default RIO on mid-range laptop?

I normally run DCS on my PC, which has quite decent specs and runs DCS well, but is just a regular desktop. No VR, no home cockpit etc.



Now I was thinking about buying a mid-range laptop (around E800 or so) and running DCS on it for the sole purpose of manning the RIO seat. The pilot seat would be operated from my PC.


I think that, because looking outside is not that much mandatory, I can decrease the graphical settings quite a bit so DCS will run on the laptop.


I have neither the space nor the money for another gaming spec desktop PC...


Any thoughts or comments?
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I normally run DCS on my PC, which has quite decent specs and runs DCS well, but is just a regular desktop. No VR, no home cockpit etc.



Now I was thinking about buying a mid-range laptop (around E800 or so) and running DCS on it for the sole purpose of manning the RIO seat. The pilot seat would be operated from my PC.


I think that, because looking outside is not that much mandatory, I can decrease the graphical settings quite a bit so DCS will run on the laptop.


I have neither the space nor the money for another gaming spec desktop PC...


Any thoughts or comments?
You want to fly both seats by yourself in multiplayer?
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Old 03-26-2020, 07:10 AM   #3
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You want to fly both seats by yourself in multiplayer?

I was thinking of my daughter flying with myself doing the RIO work, but I can imagine doing both seats myself occassionally as well.


With ample use of the pauze button, obviously.
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I have doubts a laptop is going to cut it, really. Maybe with an eGPU, but thats going over budget.
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Thrustmaster Cougar (x2)
Thrustmaster F-16 FLCS
BRD KG13

Standby controls:
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BRD-N v3 Flightstick w. exch. grip upgrade (Kreml C5 controller)
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Old 03-26-2020, 11:24 AM   #5
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I have doubts a laptop is going to cut it, really.

Well, that's the question...


I do have another laptop lying here, maybe I should install DCS on it and try multiplayer with the TD-51 or the demo aircraft of the day.


Pity there are no multicrew aircraft taking part of the demo...
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Just post the specs of the machines you have in mind.
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Stick grips:

Thrustmaster Warthog
Thrustmaster Cougar (x2)
Thrustmaster F-16 FLCS
BRD KG13

Standby controls:
BRD-M2 Mi-8 Pedals (Ruddermaster controller)
BRD-N v3 Flightstick w. exch. grip upgrade (Kreml C5 controller)
Thrustmaster Cougar Throttle

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