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Old 06-14-2019, 07:54 AM   #201
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Aircraft Carrier Deck Crew Animations
A key aspect of creating the new Nimitz-class aircraft carrier module is the inclusion of animated deck crew. These are particularly vital for launch operations from the bow and waist catapults. This includes yellow shirt plane directors, green shirt catapult crew, red shirt weapons crews, etc. Between the animated deck crew, advanced carrier radio communications, and a highly detailed carrier model, we are striving to create the most detailed and accurate carrier environment ever done for the PC.

Animation of run


Animation of taxi


Animation of crouch


Also, to update you on how we will handle the new carrier in network play, the new carrier will appear in network missions, even if you do not own the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier module. As such, even if you do not own the module, you can still join missions that include it. However, if you do not own this carrier module, you will be unable to start from this carrier, land on it, or experience the deck crew and radio communications.



F-16C Audio
A very important aspect of developing the most realistic F-16C simulation possible will be the audio environment. This includes all the sounds within the cockpit like voices messages and beeps and boops, but also the external engine sounds, fly-by sounds, and all the other sounds that make an F-16C sounds like an F-16C.

The sounds of the Viper


In this video we have a sample of the new audio technology recently developed that or Viper takes advantage of.

Free Normandy Map Update Coming
In May 2017, Urga Media released their DCS: Normandy 1944 map for DCS World. The map focused on the landing beaches of Normandy and points south to encompass the breakout period in June 1944. The entire map also includes portions of southern England and areas outside the landing and breakout area to the south at a lower level of detail. The total map size is 267 x 348 kilometers and includes many period specific buildings, bridges, vehicles, windmills, and other objects that populate the map. This has been the ideal map for World War II combat and even low-altitude helicopter flying.

Since the release and a large update to this map, Urga Media has been very busy to two primary items: The DCS: Syria map and another large, free, update to the Normandy map!

This free Normandy map update will include the following:
  • Improved quality of ground textures (fields and urban areas).
  • Improved quality of the noise textures. This will be particularly evident at low altitudes.
  • Improved quality of the coastline, both in Normandy and along the English coast.
  • Processing of fields and city vector data to use new DCS World terrain technologies.
  • Improved quality of the rivers and lakes.
  • Improved quality of roads.
  • Increased the number of unique objects and scenes.
  • Optimization and improved the look of the trees and forests.
  • Optimization of map for virtual reality performance.

We have no planned release date at this time.


DCS World Open Beta News
This week’s Open Beta is a continuation of last week’s Open Beta to address some items that we were unable to address last week. Highlights include:
  • DCS World: Added support for 1024x1024 briefing images, corrected mission editor altitude display, adjusted shadows of objects as seen from the cockpit, corrected client missiles going underground in network play, and further optimized the dedicated server performance.
  • F/A-18C Hornet: Added AGM-154A JSOW, fixed incorrect TD box movement on HUD in LTWS mode, added Multi-Sensor Integration (MSI) mode for Latent Track While Scan (LTWS) radar sub-mode, added BRU-55A/A dual smart weapon rack, and corrected LOFT mode for the AIM-7.
  • Fw 190 A-8: Corrected training missions, airspeed indicator, idle engine sound, and gun sight alignment.
  • Yak-52: Added new flap failure sounds.

Please read the complete change log here.


Sincerely,
The Eagle Dynamics Team
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DCS Summer Sale 2019 is Here!
Starting today and lasting until July 14th, enjoy 50% off on most DCS World products. This includes most of the aircraft, maps, and campaigns available on the DCS e-Shop.

Note that this is the first time that the DCS: Persian Gulf Map has been discounted to 50%. If you have been holding out on this map, now is the time to add it to your collection!
Exceptions to 50% off include the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet, DCS: Christen Eagle II, and DCS: I-16 at 25% off, and DCS: F-16C Viper, DCS: F-14 Tomcat, DCS: Fw 190 A-8, and DCS: MiG-19P Farmer are not participating in this sale due to being in pre-order or recently released.

DCS 2019 Summer Sale video


We will also be participating in the 2019 Steam Summer sale with equivalent savings.


Hornet Update
Hornet development continues with focus on the INS/GPS-guided weapons like the JDAM and JSOW, new functions to the air-to-air radar that includes Latent Track While Scan (LTWS) and Multi-Sensor Integration (MSI), and smaller updates like SA page declutter, AIM-7 lofting logic, updated multi-target attack capability for INS/GPS-guided weapons, new HUD symbology like FEDS air-to-air gunnery SIM training mode that displays predicted gun round impact, corrected NVG rendering, and PRECISE coordinate entry for both the Horizontal Situation Indicator (HSI) and INS/GPS-guided weapons.

AGM-154C JSOW and MSI


AGM-154A JSOW


The Hornet team has their nose to the grindstone working on the Litening targeting pod, the AGM-84D Harpoon anti-ship missile Bearing-Only Launch (BOL) to start, INS and GPS navigation and alignment, and Track While Scan (TWS) radar mode. Now at 25% off, it’s a great time to add the Hornet to your hangar if not already there.

Related to the Hornet, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier is making fast progress with the new model and textures, radio communications, and animated deck crew. Later this summer we will be providing much more information about this exciting new module.

Open Beta Update
Today we released another update to the 2.5.5 Open Beta. Highlights include:
  • Improved canopy and cockpit door network synchronization for several modules
  • Corrected game crash when crashing aircraft with cargo still attached
  • F/A-18C: Added MSI for LTWS sub-mode, corrected loft function for the AIM-7, added declutter options for the SA page, and corrected waypoint coordinate entry bug
  • AV-8B Night Attack: UFC ALT functions now fully operational
  • Fw 190 A-8: Prop pitch can now be assigned to a controller

Please find the complete changelog here

Barring any major issues, we plan to move the Open Beta to the Release Build next week.


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DCS Summer Sale 2019 is Ongoing!
Lasting until July 14th, enjoy 50% on most DCS World products. This includes most of the aircraft, maps, and campaigns available on the DCS E-Shop

Note that this is the first time that the DCS: Persian Gulf Map has been discounted to 50%. If you have been holding out on this map, now is the time to add it to your collection!

The Steam Summer sale is also now available, and all discounts available on our e-Shop are also available on Steam

Exceptions to 50% off include the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet, DCS: Christen Eagle II, and DCS: I-16 at 25% off, and DCS: F-16C Viper, DCS: F-14 Tomcat, DCS: Fw 190 A-8, and DCS: MiG-19P Farmer are not participating in this sale due to being in pre-order or recently released.

YouTube as a DCS World Training Tool
DCS World modules can be challenging to learn but rewarding to master. Despite most DCS World modules including complete documentation and interactive training missions, you sometimes need a little bit more help. Seeing a video demonstration can be very helpful when you are new to a module. YouTube is a great learning tool where you can find tutorials to meet your needs. These range from very structures and serious to lighter videos with more fun and humor. To help you get you started, let's go over some of the best of the best out there, but this is not 100% inclusive of all the great DCS World videos out there. We greatly appreciate all the wonderful channels and we deeply thank you for your support!
On most Tuesdays, we also provide a Tuesday Training post on our Facebook page that lists many of the great offerings available.


When you want structured, accurate systems tutorials, check out RedKite, his recent videos on F/A-18C are outstanding with great levels of detail and accuracy. His videos are a huge asset to understand and master the intricacies of our modern aircraft.


The Grim Reapers are unequalled in the volume and scope of videos they offer. They cover almost every aspect of a module, from controls instruction to online matches and everything in between. Their videos highlight the fun of flying in a squadron and exploring all corners of DCS World.


Jabbers makes great content and provides a great balance between the styles of RedKite and the Grim Reapers. His videos on carrier landings are particularly well done. He also has some great looks at hardware related to DCS World.


Spudknocker is also a great choice for combining detailed aircraft instruction with entertainment mission videos.


Another good channel is that of Growling Sidewinder where he has a focus on tactics and mission reviews. It’s a great visit to tune your mission tactics.


We’d suggest sending the kids out for ice cream or putting on your headphones for the more adult-oriented videos from Crash Laobi. He is famous for his 1-minute tutorials and hilarious commentary that could make even a sailor blush. Don't kid yourself though, behind the salty exterior are some best-crafted tutorial videos.

104th Maverick, Rakuzard, GrmlZGaming, MagzTV, ralfidude and pickinthatbanjo all make outstanding content that further expand on the great DCS World video content available.

There are many more out there, not to mention content creators and Twitch Streamers. Please check them out, subscribe to them, and let them know you appreciate their efforts! They are part of what makes DCS World so great!

DCS World Update
This week we updated the release version of DCS World that includes the most recent Open Beta changes, like the addition of the DCS: Fw 190 A-8. Highlights include:
  • DCS World: Higher resolution briefing panels, improved AI taxi logic, improved network code, new aircraft sounds effects, improved network syncing, precise map coordinates available in ME and F10 maps, and corrected radio menus in VR.
  • F/A-18C: Added AGM-154 JSOW, added Multi-Sensor Integration (MSI) mode, corrected JDAM and HARM errors, added PRECISE coordinate entry mode, added FEDS simulated aerial gunnery symbols, corrected TD box on HUD when in LTWS mode, added BRU-55A/A dual rack, corrected loft mode for the AIM-7, and added declutter options for the SA page.
  • Combined Arms: Corrected AI pathfinding around buildings, adjusted reload times for several unit types, and improved network synchronization.
  • Numerous additions and corrections to RAZBAM AV-8B Night Attack and MiG-19, Heatblur AJS-37 Viggen and F-14 Tomcat, AvioDev C-101, Magnitude 3 MiG-21bis and Christen Eagle II, and many campaigns have received updates.

You can read the exhaustive changelog here

Next week we plan a new Open Beta.

Sincerely,
The Eagle Dynamics Team
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DCS Summer Sale 2019 is Ongoing!
Lasting until July 14th, enjoy 50% on most DCS World products. This includes most of the aircraft, maps, and campaigns available on the DCS e-Shop

Note that this is the first time that the DCS: Persian Gulf Map has been discounted to 50%. If you have been holding out on this map, now is the time to add it to your collection!
The Steam Summer sale is also now available, and all discounts available on our e-Shop are also available on Steam

Exceptions to 50% off include the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet, DCS: Christen Eagle II, and DCS: I-16 at 25% off, and DCS: F-16C Viper, DCS: F-14 Tomcat, DCS: Fw 190 A-8, and DCS: MiG-19F Farmer are not participating in this sale due to being in pre-order or recently released.

DCS: Fw 190 A-8 Now on Steam

Fly the Anton now on Steam


Designed for the German Luftwaffe by famed aircraft designer Kurt Tank in the late-1930s, the Fw -190 was the backbone of the Luftwaffe in both fighter and attack bomber roles. Powered by a large radial engine, the A version of the Focke-Wulf 190 was superior in many ways to the Bf 109s and Spitfires at the time of its introduction. In fact, this led to the development of the Mk.IX version of the Spitfire. The Spitfire LF Mk.IX and the Fw 190 A-8 make excellent counterparts for DCS World. The Fw 190 later evolved into the Fw 190 D-9, also available on DCS World.

Many of the Luftwaffe’s aces racked up their impressive kill counts in the Fw 190 A due to its impressive fire power, excellent low to medium altitude performance, durability, and ease of flying. It saw action on both the eastern and western fronts where it was both respected and feared by allied pilots. Armament included two synchronized fuselage-mounted 13 mm MG131 machine guns and four wing mounted 20mm Mauser MG151/20E canons, two of which - synchronized. The Anton could also be loaded with unguided rockets and bombs.

The A-8 version of the Fw 190 entered production in February 1944, and it was powered by a BMW 801 D-2 radial engine. In addition to excellent low- and medium-altitude performance, the engine was also very rugged. Along with the F-8 version, it also had thicker armor around the engine. The engine also received the C3 injection system that provided an emergency boost of 1,980 PS in short durations.

Key Features:
  • Unmatched flight physics that allow you to truly feel what it's like to fly this legend.
  • Highly detailed, six-degrees-of-freedom (6 DOF) cockpit.
  • Interact with cockpit controls with your mouse.
  • Accurate Fw 190 A-8 model, squadron markings, and weapons.
  • Detailed modelling the Fw 190 A-8 instruments, weapons, engine, radios, fuel, and electrical systems.
  • Battle the Spitfire LF Mk.IX and P-51D Mustang in single and multiplayer games.

Updates of Airdrome Equipment
We continue to update the old models of airfield equipment. In the screenshots, you can see the new model of the Russian fire truck on the URAL truck base and the new model of the standard APA electrical airfield unit which will soon appear in the game.



Screenshots

DCS World Open Beta Update
This week we released Open Beta 2.5.5.33057. Highlights of this Open Beta include:
DCS World:
  • Mouse movement is no longer required for map coordinate to update after format change.
  • Improved sound engine to handle more close sound sources.
  • Improved bow wake for ships at high speed.
  • Added server option for wake turbulence.
  • Added Mach to Aircraft panel in the Mission Editor.
  • Added tire damage for AI aircraft.
F/A-18C:
  • Corrected fuze settings for the AGM-154C.
  • Further engine sound improvements.
  • New missions.
  • Collision model corrections.
RAZBAM AV-8B:
  • Removed 3xGBU16 payload option as not realistic.
  • Improved steerpoint navigation, mark points and target points to be more realistic.
  • Corrected TACAN and TACAN OFFSET errors.
  • EHSD improvements.
Heatblur F-14B:
  • Fixed potential crash related to TCS.
  • Numerous flight and systems improvements and bugs fixes.


On top of that update, we have also prepared a Hotfix for today. Some highlights from it are:
DCS World:
  • Fw 190A-8 Introduced to Steam
  • Sound to country restored
  • Fixed Gun-Sight and HUD filters interaction with glass
F/A-18C:
  • Ground & Sea units will not show up on the SA page anymore
Flaming Cliffs
  • Restored working of the switch route points or airfields LCtrl+~ combo
You can also find this changelog here.


Sincerely,
The Eagle Dynamics Team
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DCS Summer Sale 2019 is Ongoing!
This Sunday, 14 July, marks the conclusion of our 2019 summer sale. Enjoy 50% on most DCS World products while it lasts. This includes most of the aircraft, maps, and campaigns available on the DCS e-Shop.
Note that this is the first time that the DCS: Persian Gulf Map has been discounted to 50%. If you have been holding out on this map, now is the time to add it to your collection!
Exceptions to 50% off include the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet, DCS: Christen Eagle II, and DCS: I-16 at 25% off, and DCS: F-16C Viper, DCS: F-14 Tomcat, DCS: Fw 190 A-8, and DCS: MiG-19F Farmer are not participating in this sale due to being in pre-order or recently released.

Ka-50 Black Shark Update
As mentioned in an earlier newsletter, we are providing a fantastic, free graphical update to the Ka-50 Black Shark. This entails an entirely new cockpit and external model, textures, and the latest graphics technology like deferred shading and physical based rendering. When complete, it will be a radical improvement over the existing model.
The cockpit 3D model is nearly complete and it’s now awaiting texturing.

We will also be providing an upgrade option that adds several new systems to the Black Shark, we will go into those at a later date.



DCS World Update
This week we updated the release version of DCS World and highlights:
DCS World:
  • Mouse movement is no longer required for map coordinate to update after format change.
  • Improved sound engine to handle more close sound sources.
  • Improved bow wake for ships at high speed.
  • Added server option for wake turbulence.
  • Added Mach to Aircraft panel in the Mission Editor.
  • Added tire damage for AI aircraft.
F/A-18C:
  • Corrected fuze settings for the AGM-154C.
  • Further engine sound improvements.
  • New missions.
  • Collision model corrections.
  • Added PRECISE mode for waypoint entry
  • Now possible to input negative elevation values to the HSI
  • Donor Aircraft could show some land and sea units as air targets on the SA page - fixed
RAZBAM AV-8B:
  • Removed 3xGBU16 payload option as not realistic.
  • Improved steerpoint navigation, mark points and target points to be more realistic.
  • Corrected TACAN and TACAN OFFSET errors.
  • EHSD improvements.
Heatblur F-14B:
  • Fixed potential crash related to TCS.
  • Numerous flight and systems improvements and bugs fixes.

Please find the complete changelog here.
We plan the next Open Beta for 17 July 2019.

Sincerely,
The Eagle Dynamics Team
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DCS 2019 Summer Bonus Sale!
Starting at 0900 GMT on 18 July 2019 and lasting until 0900 GMT on 1 August 2019, we will have our Summer 2019 bonus point sale! During this period, you can use bonus points to purchase up to 50% of the price on all Eagle Dynamics modules released. For example: if a product is priced at USD 29.99 and you have enough bonus points then you can use them for up to a maximum value of USD 14.99, the remainder would need to be paid for as usual. (Heatblur Simulations and Magnitude 3 LLC are not participating in the sale.)
Existing Bonus points will expire on 1 June 2020. Bonus points cannot be exchanged for ED Miles or cash.

On 1 August 2019 at 0900, we will launch the new ED Miles rewards system!
ED Miles are similar in many ways to airline miles and can be earned/awarded and used as follows:
  • Regardless if a product has just been released, is already on sale or in pre-purchase, you will always earn ED Miles on the price you paid for the purchase. For each purchase, you will earn 10% of the Purchase Price in ED Miles. As an example: if you purchase something for USD 29.99 you will be awarded 2990 ED Miles worth USD 2.99 on the DCS World e-Shop.
  • You can use ED Miles to purchase any product participating in the program, regardless if they are just released, already on sale, or as a pre-purchase!
  • There is no limit on the number of ED Miles you can use for a purchase. If you have enough ED Miles, you can even pay for an entire product just using ED Miles.
  • ED Miles earned are valid for three calendar years from the time of your last DCS World e-Shop purchase.

Note that ED Miles cannot be redeemed for cash or any other conversion, and a list of 3rd parties participating in the program will be provided at launch.

F/A-18C Aggressors BFM Campaign by Maple Flag
The F/A-18C Aggressors BFM Campaign is now available from our e-Shop



The FA-18C Aggressors BFM campaign puts you in the cockpit of an FA-18C Hornet, as a new Aggressor pilot with VFC-12 the "Fighting Omars" on loan to the 65th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base. Based on real-world procedures, you will fly as Red Air against Blue Air Forces. Upon arrival, you will fly a familiarization flight around the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR). Then you will face a series of challenging Basic Fighter Maneuver (BFM) missions against similar and dis-similar aircraft.


  • Your opponents include the F-4E, F-5E, F-14A, F-15C, F-15E, F-16C, F/A-18C, M-2000C, MiG-29G, CF-188, MiG-21 and Su-27.
  • Additionally, there are 12 single player practice missions with in-air starts so you can perfect your BFM tactics, techniques and procedures.
  • There are over 1000 voice-overs and over 45 pages of briefing material including the RED FLAG Spins, Red Forces In Flight Guide, Maps, Diagrams, Custom Knee-boards and Mission Data cards.

You will need DCS 2.5, the DCS: FA-18C Hornet module and the DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range Map Module for this campaign.


Eagle Dynamics at Flying Legends 2019

Last weekend part of our staff participated in the most iconic 2nd World War aviation flight show at Duxford, UK. Hosted by our sister company, The Fighter Collection, it’s an amazing show that you should definitely put on your bucket list!

This not only gave us the opportunity to see many iconic fighters, fighter-bombers, bombers and other airworthy warbirds, it also gave us the chance to get valuable research information that is not available in any book or archive.

We were also able to record cockpit sounds from the P-51D Mustang at take-off and through different flight regimes. We also had the opportunity to talk at great length with Erich Brunotte, a german fighter ace with 33 confirmed kills, that helped shed some light on the German warbirds. Getting such valuable feedback from the vanishing number warbird pilots is of great value to DCS World.

Should you plan to attend Flying Legends 2020, give us a shout on our forums and we would be more than happy to have a chat with you. See you at Duxford!



DCS World Open Beta Update
This week the DCS World Open Beta was updated to version 2.5.5.33552. Highlights of this update include:
DCS World
  • Reduced chatty “tally bandit” calls.
  • Corrected coalition cargo script.
  • Realigned yellow boxes for training missions.
  • Corrected Linebacker, Avenger, and Igla SAM systems.

F/A-18C
  • HUD TD box now shows a hemisphere over it when both ownship and donor classify a contact as friendly.
  • Extending the landing gear after a belly landing will no longer cause an explosion.
  • Fixed loss of Gun after firing off all Mavericks.
  • Zuni Rockets no longer pause after every 4 rockets.
  • Hydra Rockets no longer stop firing after 4 rockets.
  • PLID & STEP functions have been added to the SA Page - Currently WIP.
  • INTERVAL BOMBING in AUTO & CCIP modes has been fixed.
  • Removed wing unfold function from auto start sequence.
  • Pilot kneeboard is now functional.
  • Corrected NVG graphic artifacts.

Most of the development work is concentrated on the Litening targeting pod, air-to-ground radar, AGM-84D Harpoon, AGM-62 Walleye I and II, fleshing out the data link / SA page, improving MSI for LTWS mode, dynamic launch zones for INS/GPS-guided weapons like JDAM/JSOW/SLAM/SLAM-ER, Pre-Briefed mode for HARM, and Aircraft / Mission Planner Cards.

Fw 190 A-8
  • Adjusted gun sight glass tint.
  • Increase/Decrease RPM Mouse Tips in wrong place was removed.
  • Control stick connectors and lamp intensity animation added.
  • Clock connectors and animation corrected.
  • Added animation for the CB covers.

AV-8B Night Attack
  • CTD when entering a new waypoint bug fix.
  • INS Stuck on invalid steerpoint bug fix.
  • EHSD not clearing after un-designating a target bug fix.
  • EHSD does not display range to waypoint bug fix.
  • EHSD Waypoint numbering corrected when using SEQ bug fix.
  • Kneeboard now displays the AWLS channel list.
  • RWR Codes updated to include J-11A and F-14B.

Please find the complete changelog here

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Default DCS: F-16C Trailer and Last Days of DCS Bonus Sale



DCS: F-16C Viper Trailer
The official Viper reveal trailer is here! Created by our video producer “GlowingAmraam”, the video highlights the beautiful lines, performance, and capabilities that will make the Viper a must-have module for DCS World. Thank you for the tremendous support and we hope you enjoy it!



Order the Viper now from our e-Shop and save 20%

The Viper pre-order is also available on Steam for 20% off:

The F-16C is a single-seat, single-engine multirole fighter that was developed in the 1970s. More than 4,500 units were manufactured and are operated today by 26 countries where the aircraft performs numerous missions that include air superiority, close air support, precision bombing, air defense suppression, reconnaissance and more. Few other aircraft can match its versatility, maneuverability, firepower, and huge production numbers.

Nicknamed the Viper by its pilots, the F-16 was designed with a reclined seating position for high G tolerance and a single-piece bubble canopy for exceptional visibility and comfort. Its lightweight and powerful F-110-GE-129 engines provide a greater than 1:1 thrust ratio.
Housed in the nose of the Viper is a multifunction APG-68(V)5 radar. The aircraft can also be equipped with multiple sensors such as the LITENING targeting pod and HARM Targeting System (HTS).

The Viper is armed for air-to-air combat with Sidewinders, AMRAAMs, and an internal 20mm 6-barrel Gatling gun. It can also be loaded with a wide range of air-to-ground weapons that include general-purpose bombs, rockets, canister munition, Mavericks, laser- and GPS-guided bombs, and more. The F-16 provides endless gameplay in DCS World!

Last Days of the DCS 2019 Summer Bonus Sale!
Lasting until 0900 GMT on 1 August 2019, we will have our Summer 2019 bonus point sale! During this period, you can use bonus points to purchase up to 50% of the price on all Eagle Dynamics modules released. For example: if a product is priced at USD 29.99 and you have enough bonus points then you can use them for up to a maximum value of USD 14.99, the remainder would need to be paid for as usual. (Heatblur Simulations and Magnitude 3 LLC are not participating in the sale.)


Existing Bonus points will expire on 1 June 2020. Bonus points cannot be exchanged for ED Miles or cash.

On 1 August 2019 at 0900, we will launch the new ED Miles rewards system!
ED Miles are similar in many ways to airline miles and can be earned/awarded and used as follows:
  • Regardless if a product has just been released, is already on sale or in pre-purchase, you will always earn ED Miles on the price you paid for the purchase. For each purchase, you will earn 10% of the Purchase Price in ED Miles. As an example: if you purchase something for USD 29.99 you will be awarded 2990 ED Miles worth USD 2.99 on the DCS World e-Shop.
  • You can use ED Miles to purchase any product participating in the program, regardless if they are just released, already on sale, or as a pre-purchase!
  • There is no limit on the number of ED Miles you can use for a purchase. If you have enough ED Miles, you can even pay for an entire product just using ED Miles.
  • ED Miles earned are valid for three calendar years from the time of your last DCS World e-Shop purchase.

Note that ED Miles cannot be redeemed for cash or any other conversion, and a list of 3rd parties participating in the program will be provided at launch.

Fight for Honor Charity Tournament Announcement
Eagle Dynamics SA, in association with DCS World Events, Thrustmaster, and Folds of Honor, presents the "Fight for Honor 2019" Digital Combat Simulator World Dogfighting Tournament. Pick any aircraft and dogfight for a chance to win Eagle Dynamics DCS World modules, Thrustmaster gear, and the chance to fly and learn from real world combat aviators in DCS.

To participant in this event, standby for an announcement on the Splash One Gaming webpage

Tournament Details:
  • The Fight for Honor tournament will be a single-elimination 1v1 tournament having combatants fly against each other in best 2 out of 3 matches taking place on the Georgian Caucasus map in DCS World.
  • Participants will be allowed to use any aircraft of their choosing that is available in DCS World.
  • Opening day rounds will take place on September 7th and 8th.

Many of the matches that take place during the Fights for Honor tournament will be live-streamed. These live streams are open for anyone to watch even if they're not a tournament participant. If you wish to watch these matches live, make sure to bookmark DCS World Events on Twitch and Youtube prior to tournament go live.

“Aviation is proof that given the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.” (Eddie Rickenbacker)

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DCS: Bf 109 K-4 Jagdflieger Campaign Available!

The Jagdflieger campaign for the Bf 109 K-4 by Reflected Simulations is now available for purchase from the DCS e-Shop



It's March 1944, the beginning of the end. The Reich has become a fortress without a roof. The large formations of Allied four motors have become daily visitors. Come, join the German Luftwaffe in these dire times. Jump into one of JG26's Messerschmitt Bf-109-s and find out what it’s like to attack the "fat cats" head-on, or to take off in a hail of bullets from the attacking Mustangs. Watch the Allied forces land on the beaches of Normandy and support the retreating Wehrmacht. Let all the details immerse you in this semi-historical campaign and make you feel like a young Jagdflieger fighting a lost battle, where, like 1944, survival is the most you can hope for.



Key Features:
  • 12 semi-historical missions focusing on JG26 from March to July 1944
  • A detailed background story, mission contexts and checklists
  • Detailed briefings and briefing images, including separate PDF mission files
  • Unique kneeboard graphics for each mission
  • Over 250 specially recorded voice-over messages and radio broadcasts
  • Historically accurate custom skins
  • A wide array of missions including free hunt, intercept, bomber escort and ground attack

Launch of the ED Miles!
On 1st August 2019 at 0900, we launched the new ED Miles rewards system!

ED Miles are similar in many ways to airline miles and can be earned/awarded and used as follows:
  • Regardless if a product has just been released, is already on sale or in pre-purchase, you will always earn ED Miles on the price you paid for the purchase. For each purchase, you will earn 10% of the Purchase Price in ED Miles. As an example: if you purchase something for USD 29.99 you will be awarded 2990 ED Miles worth USD 2.99 on the DCS World e-Shop.
  • You can use ED Miles to purchase any product participating in the program, regardless if they are just released, already on sale, or as a pre-purchase!
  • There is no limit on the number of ED Miles you can use for a purchase. If you have enough ED Miles, you can even pay for an entire product just using ED Miles.
  • ED Miles earned are valid for three calendar years from the time of your last DCS World e-Shop purchase.

Note that ED Miles cannot be redeemed for cash or any other conversion, and a list of 3rd parties participating in the program will be provided at launch.

DCS World Open Beta Update
This week we launched a big update that included some great improvements to the Hornet in particular:
  • The initial release of the AA/ANQ-28 Litening Targeting Pod (WIP). Other modes like air-to-air mode, INR tracking, additional HUD symbology, and slave to target point, and other functions will be added later in early access.
  • Marking a target on the SA page with PLID is now shown correctly on the radar page.
  • Sharing PLID info in Multiplayer is displayed correctly to and from donors.
  • STEP data now matches radar data for a selected target.
  • Fixed SA page STEP marker does not pass through all displayed contacts.
  • SA page EXPAND option added.
  • Fixed JDAM TOO mode not setting correctly for WPTs loaded as TOO MSN 1 or TOO MSN 2.
  • Fixed radar showing target as hostile even if DL and NTCR are turned off.
  • MSI donor HAFU not displayed on RADAR page is fixed.
  • Fixed a crash that could happen when trying to restart AUTO at the end of a WP route.
  • Fixed disabling AUTO in mid-route could break AUTO sequence.
  • TDC movement now shuts off STEP.
  • Radar altimeter is now set correctly at zero before Hornet start-up.
  • Huge updated the Hornet Guide.
  • Fixed CTD when setting bomb interval.

After this Open Beta, the next big system to add will be the AGM-84D Harpoon anti-ship missile.

You can read the complete changelog here

Some of these include:
  • AGM-88 now tracking slow-moving ground radar emitters.
  • Multiplayer improvements.
  • Improved AI pathing over bridges.
  • Improved AI carrier deck taxi behavior.
  • Great improvements to the AV-8 Night Attack, M-2000C, and the C-101.


Sincerely,
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No newsletter this week, but check back next week for sure!

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Dear pilots,

We apologize for the blank newsletter today. For the first time since we started the newsletters we suffered a glitch in the delivery process. We hope it will be the first and last! We are working to fix this asap.

In the meantime, here are some screenshots of the upcoming DCS: Supercarrier!


We apologise for the hiccup and trust you will have a wonderful weekend.

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