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Old 10-25-2019, 06:53 AM   #221
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Default 2019 Autumn Sale Continues!


2019 Autumn Sale Continues!
Time is running out; have you picked up a new DCS World module? Whether it’s a new aircraft, terrain or campaign, now is a great time to get that module. Most of our modules are available at 50% off, with the following exceptions:
  • DCS: F/A-18 Hornet by ED - 25% off
  • DCS: Persian Gulf Map - 25% off
  • DCS: Christen Eagle II by Magnitude 3 LLC – 25% off
  • DCS: F-14 Tomcat by Heatblur Simulations – not on sale at this time
  • DCS: F-16C Viper by ED – not on sale at this time



Whether you are a seasoned DCS World pilot or a newcomer, we want to hear what modules you chose and your experience so far. If you are new to DCS World, come to our forums and say hello; you’ll find lots of help to get you in the air!

Fear not DCS World for Steam users; we haven't forgotten about you! The same discounts will be available in the upcoming Steam Halloween Sale.

DCS World Update
On Monday we released an Open Beta hotfix for the Hornet and Gazelle. You can see the Hotfix changelog here.

The next update will be an Open Beta for next Wednesday. Once a few more critical items are addressed for the Viper and Hornet, and we are sure the program is stable, we will release an update to the release/stable version of DCS World. Thank you for all the Open Beta feedback and bug reports, and it has helped tremendously.

Thanks for your dedication and support of DCS World!

Development Report #2
We had hoped to share more information about Modern Air Combat (MAC) this week, but the information wasn’t quite ready. Instead, we are happy to show progress on the updated A-10C cockpit. The cockpit is being recreated from the ground up and an all-new 3D mesh, textures, and effects. Our goal is to bring the Warthog up to 2019 standards, and this includes a great VR experience.






Another item in development is the DCS: Supercarrier module. We recently completed the external model, and we plan to make CVN-71 & CVN-74 versions available at early access launch. The team is now focused on implementing the high-poly Landing Signal Officer (LSO) and Air Boss stations. Here is a list of the planned Early Access features, but this list is subject to change.

Early Access Features
  1. New Nimitz-class aircraft carrier model:
    • Highly detailed polygon model.
    • High-resolution textures that include realistic weathering and markings
    • Animated arresting wires and blast shields
    • Animated radar antennas
    • Animated aircraft elevators
    • Catapult bubble between catapults 1 and 2
    • Steam from catapults
    • Risers (guard rails) around aircraft elevators when lowered
    • Long-range line-up lights
    • IFLOLS
    • Animated “rabbit lights” along landing area centerline
    • Deck lighting
    • Functional air defence weapon systems:
      • Sea Sparrow
      • CWIS
      • Sea RAM
    • Option for Nimitz-class aircraft carriers of the Roosevelt sub-class:
      • CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt
      • CVN-72 Abraham Lincoln
      • CVN-73 George Washington
  2. Deck parking allowing up to 14 aircraft to be spawned on deck. We will review the possibility of increasing this number to 18 in the coming months.
  3. Carrier radio communications for Case I, Case II, and Case III.
  4. Static deck vehicles (AS32A-31A Flight Deck Tractor, AS32A-32A Hangar Deck Tractor, AS32A-36 Aircraft crash and salvage crane, P-25 Fire Fighting Vehicle) that can be placed by mission designers.
  5. Static deck crew that can be placed by mission designers.
  6. Animated deck crew for bow and waist catapults launches.


Yours sincerely,
The Eagle Dynamics Team
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Steam Halloween Sale & DCS Autumn Sale Continues
Dear Steam users, the Steam 2019 Halloween Sale ends today! Just a few more hours remain to get great DCS World Steam Edition savings. Our E-Shop Autumn sale will continue until November 4th, with the following exceptions:

DCS: F/A-18 Hornet by ED - 25% off
DCS: Persian Gulf Map - 25% off
DCS: Christen Eagle II by Magnitude 3 LLC – 25% off
DCS: F-14 Tomcat by Heatblur Simulations – not on sale at this time
DCS: F-16C Viper by ED – not on sale at this time



Open Beta Update
This week we released an update for Open Beta. This patch included a number of updates for the Hornet and Viper, as well as several 3rd Party modules. You can view the entire changelog here.

Some highlights are:
  • Hornet: Many fixes for the AGM-62 Walleye & AWW-13 data pod
  • Viper: INS implemented (WIP)
  • Spitfire: Updated Sounds
  • Fw190 A-8: electric circuitry fixes

Development Report #3
The new Ka50 3D cockpit model is already at the texturing stage. Remember, this will be a free enhancement for existing Black Shark owners. In mid 2020 we plan to release a brand new external model along with certain new weapons and avionics systems with even greater cockpit enhancements. The product will also come with new missions, mission functionalities and gameplay. This module will be named Black Shark 3 and will be available at a substantial discount for existing Black Shark 2 owners and at full price for new users. Enjoy the screenshots below.




Other Development Updates which might be of interest:
  • F/A-18C Hornet: the team is focused on the completion of the AGM-62 Walleye, updating the Harpoon, implementing dynamic launch zones / release points for JDAMs and JSOWs and Pre-Briefed mode for the AGM-88 HARM. The Team are working on completing and improving the current weapons prior to moving on to new systems such as the SLAM and SLAM-ER. TWS and enhanced radar modes will follow.
  • P-47D: A lot of work is being put into the external model that includes the landing gear, landing gear doors, intercooler and oil cooler flaps, landing flaps and creating realistic paint schemes. The cockpit is coming along well with remaining work mostly on the lighting and cockpit-view pilot model. The team are tuning the flight model, power plant and systems.
  • Supercarrier: the model is 95% complete with deck crew animations progressing well. This week we made good progress on the holdback bar animations and general scripting of launch operations. We’ve also made good progress on the LSO platform which offers an exceptional level of detail and functionality. For the early access launch, we plan 14 aircraft spawn locations.
  • Mi-24: UV mapping of the pilot’s cockpit is almost done and then we will spend about a month working on the animations and textures. The flight model is near 80% complete.
  • Integrated Voice Chat: We are now in the final stretch of rolling out the test version. We’ve added a minimize command, volume options, mic options, and bug fixes. Following the initial release, we will implement the creation of rooms.
  • New Effects: We are currently working on missile flame and smoke enhancements as well as new tracer art. This should deliver a new level of realism to exhaust flames based on motor and fuel type.
  • Dynamic Campaign: We now have a basic test version that works within DCS World to evaluate the real-time strategy element of the system. We are using this to debug the system. In parallel, work is now underway on the UI interface and the AI machine learning code. This is complex and is receiving a lot of focus at the moment.
  • Our new ‘secret’ terrain is coming along very well. We hope to be releasing screens shots soon...

Yours sincerely,
The Eagle Dynamics Team
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Open Beta Update
Due to a statutory holiday in Russia this week, the team enjoyed a much needed day off to recharge and rest, because of this, we were only able to release a smaller update. You can read about it here. This update fixed some critical crashes throughout the game.
Some highlights are:
  • F:16C - Fixed crash with rockets firing after selective jettison
  • F/A:18C - Fixed DCS hangs on SA page.
  • AIM-7 - Fixed bug that caused the missile seeker to not see chaffs.

Development Report #4
  • Hornet & Viper: Our focus is currently on cleaning up the F-16C enough to release it to the “stable” version and there are a number of must have items on the to do list notably Track While Scan (TWS), some flight dynamics tuning and cockpit systems developments. Meanwhile, other team members are at work on the Hornet TWS and weapon systems enhancements. We expect a hard push on the Hornet’s radar and targeting pod by the end of the month.

  • SA-5 (S-200V) new 3D models: The S-200 (NATO: SA-5 Gammon) is a Russian medium to high altitude long-range heavy surface-to-air missile (SAM) system. A highly-proliferated weapon, it is currently in service in at least 12 countries. The later S-200V, S-200M, and S-200VE use the 5V28 missile. The missile measures 10.7 m in length, 0.86 m diameter, and has a range up to 250 km. The 5V28 uses a proximity fused conventional 217 kg HE warhead with semi-active homing guidance.





  • Clouds: A very anticipated improvement coming to DCS is already making progress. Just a few of the improvements we are looking to add to this are (the following is subject to change):
    • Different cloud types, such as:
      • Cumulus
      • Сumulonimbus
      • Сirrus
      • And variations.
    • Localized precipitation
    • Multiple cloud layers
    • Multi-player synchronization
    • Lower Performance overhead with minimal to no “pop-in”


Yours sincerely,
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Master Server Infrastructure Maintenance
We will have infrastructure maintenance works to be performed on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 04:00 to 06:00 UTC. All users will not be able to connect to the DCS Master server and all account sessions will be reset. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this short downtime.

Stable Release updated
After a relatively large number of Open Beta updates, we have released a substantial update to the Stable version of DCS World. Among the many highlights of the new Stable version, users will now be able to enjoy the Early Access version of the DCS: F-16C Viper. Other highlights include:
  • AGM-62 Walleye II and AWW-13 Data Link Pod for the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet
  • Many updates and fixes to 3rd Party modules such as the C-101 and M-2000C

You can read the entire changelog here.

Our next Open Beta is set for 20 November 2019 and is planned to include:

F-16C Viper features
  1. Track While Scan (TWS) radar mode
  2. AUTO steerpoint sequence mode
  3. Corrected flight director (sherm) behavior
  4. Functional CMDS (countermeasures) DED page
  5. New stores drag implementation
  6. Initial data link (Link 16 / MIDS)
  7. External lights
  8. Centerline fuel tank
  9. Corrected lock maintenance when switching master mode
  10. Corrected radar lock-only RWR indication
  11. Corrected INS steerpoint change
  12. Corrected HMCS enable/disable HOTAS command

F/A-18C Hornet features
  1. Aft Pod Antenna Option
Following the 20 November 2019 Open Beta, we will heavily focus on the Hornet to include such items as Track While Scan (TWS) and AACQ radar modes, updates to the targeting pod, and updates to existing weapons systems and countermeasures.


Development Report #5
Supercarrier - "Population" of our new aircraft carrier is not limited to the flight deck but also the sailors and pre-flight crew of the island. Following the early access release, it will later it will be possible to occupy the Air Boss and Landing Signal Officer (LSO) locations in both 2D and VR. All of this will be available in the new DCS: Supercarrier module. In the meantime, please enjoy these work-in-progress images.





Spitfire Sound Updates - We have greatly improved all the Spitfire LF Mk.IX engine and propeller sounds. New sounds were recorded from an actual Spitfire Mk.IX and added to the game. Our sound engine factors in altitude, airspeed, engine RPM, manifold pressure, and many other elements. You can hear the dramatic difference from within the cockpit and outside the aircraft. The update is available in the current Open Beta and will be available in today’s Stable version!

Enjoy this video highlighting the updated sounds.



DCS: M-2000C by RAZBAM Updates - Working closely with the French Air Force, RAZBAM brings you an all-new Mirage 2000C cockpit! This cockpit features all-new textures, radio panel, ECM, NVGs, and much more.



The cockpit mesh has been extensively overhauled with new edge loops for better edging and a doubling of the polygons to improve both the on screen and VR experience.



Using their relationship with the French Air Force 2/5 Squadron, RAZAM has created an M-2000C cockpit that is as close as you can get to the real thing. Using this opportunity, RAZBAM has fixed various inaccuracies by using our latest workflow and tools.



New Features:
  • New cockpit model
  • New cockpit textures
  • New cockpit lighting
  • New radio panel
  • New ECM panel
  • New Seat Harness
  • New INS Screen
  • Added NVG’s with Mount
  • Added under glare shield lighting assembly
  • Added flashlight
Cockpit Update Video


The Virtual Festival of Aerobatic Teams 2019


The Virtual Festival of Aerobatic Teams or VFAT is a virtual, international airshow like RIAT or MAKS. The pilots simulate the displays of real aerobatic teams like the Patrouille Suisse, Thunderbirds, Blue Angels, Russian Knights and Blue Impulse; however, many teams also create their own spectacular displays. VFAT is currently the only virtual airshow where such a large group of teams gather to create an event of this size. Spectators can watch the event live using internet streaming technology. VFAT takes place once a year and offers the opportunity for virtual aerobatic teams and solo pilots to present their hard work for the enjoyment of the general public! Watch live Dec. 7th & 8th on https://www.twitch.tv/virtualairshows.

VFAT Video
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Thanksgiving Sale 2019 Starts today!

Get great savings on that module you have been waiting for! The Thanksgiving sale starts today, November 22nd, and runs until December 8th. Save up to 50% on most DCS World products, the only exceptions being:
  • DCS: F/A-18 Hornet by ED - 25% off
  • Persian Gulf Map by ED - 25% off
  • DCS: F/A-18 Hornet + Persian Gulf Map bundle -35% off
  • DCS: Christen Eagle II by Magnitude 3 LLC – 25% off
  • DCS: F-14 Tomcat by Heatblur Simulations – not on sale at this time
  • DCS: F-16C Viper by ED – not on sale at this time



Note: the sale only applies to released, non-pre-order products.

Open Beta Delay
We planned and announced the release of our next Open Beta on the 20th of November 2019. However, due to substantial technical issues faced in the development of certain F-16C Viper features we were compelled to move the Open Beta release to the 27th of November 2019. As a small bonus for your patience we have prepared a Thanksgiving gift – our new VoIP in-game feature:

DCS Voice Chat gives our players the possibility to talk within DCS multiplayer sessions without the need to use other applications. It's based on WebRTC technology and brings high-quality audio communication to the game right out of the box.

For the initial release, DCS Voice Chat contains one common room and separate rooms for each coalition with free movement between common and chosen coalition rooms. Soon after the initial release, we'll add support of user-created rooms with the possibility to create a personal audio chat for you and your friends. Also, you can choose to use an open mic or Push-to-talk function.

We have huge plans for further development of the feature including automatically created rooms for multi-crew, radio support with real radio visibility depending on the power of actual radio units and terrain, frequency-based coms etc.



F/A-18C Aggressors BFM Campaign Released to Steam
The F/A-18C Aggressors BFM Campaign is now available from Steam



The FA-18C Aggressors BFM campaign puts you in the cockpit of an FA-18C Hornet as a new Aggressor pilot with the 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) and then face a series of challenging Basic Fighter Maneuver (BFM) missions against similar and dissimilar 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.
  • 12 single player practice missions with in-air starts to help you perfect your BFM tactics, techniques, and procedures.
  • Over 1000 voice-overs and over 45 pages of briefing material that includes RED FLAG Spins, Red Forces In Flight Guide, Maps, Diagrams, Custom Knee-boards, and Mission Data cards.

DCS World Tutorial & Training Range
DCS World can be a bit daunting to new players, so this week we introduced a new forum section for those just getting started in DCS World, those still learning, and those that enjoy helping others. You can find it here:

https://forums.eagle.ru/forumdisplay.php?f=663

If you are a new user, this section is for you! We will be building a repository of the best DCS World tutorials and guides. You can also meet players that want to help you and squadrons looking for new members that want you to have fun and learn.

If you are a video tutorial or guide creator for DCS World, this section is also for you. Here you can share all your great content and get feedback from your audience.

Do you enjoy helping new DCS World pilots? A rewarding aspect of this hobby is working together to spread knowledge and give a helping hand to new pilots.

The goal of this new section is to help flatten the DCS World learning curve, and we look forward to your participation and feedback on how we can further improve it.

Development Report #6
  • Working with our partners at Deka Ironwork, we plan to release the DCS: JF-17 Thunder on December 4th, 2019. It will be available from both the DCS World e-Shop and Steam. Stay tuned for more details!
  • The team has been cranking away on the F-16C Viper, but we needed a few more days to complete the announced features for the next Open Beta. Eagerly awaited features of the next F-16C update will be the Track While Scan (TWS) radar mode, initial data link, external lights, centerline fuel tank, and more. Following this Open Beta, our modern-day fixed-wing jet dev team will focus on the Hornet’s targeting pod, TWS and other radar modes, updates to weapons like the JDAM and JSOW, and more.
  • Supercarrier work continues to revolve around the deck crew animations, improved lighting and visual effects as well as the LSO station. We are on track to release the Early Access of this module in the very near future.
  • Both the A-10C and Ka-50 new cockpits are progressing well with a lot of work invested into realistic textures and effects. We will use these products to take cockpit night lighting to the next level.
  • The Mi-24 cockpits are progressing well and we should be able to show you the first renders in the very near future.
  • The P-47 is looking beautiful inside and out and our flight model engineers have been very busy tuning the flight dynamics to match the real aircraft based on excellent references and first-hand pilot experience.
  • The visual effects of the new WWII damage model are now getting most of the focus because the internal damage effects and the physics are nearly complete. It’s just as important for the damage to look correct as the impact on systems and aircraft performance.
  • The basics of the dynamic campaign simulation engine are working in the map view and we’ve been using this to test the RTS element of the system. To support this, we’ve been adding new icons to the map for items like factories, warehouses, logistic units, and more. Work is also underway on providing visual indications of ground force movements and emplacements in the map view.

Thank you all for your passion and support.

Sincerely,
The Eagle Dynamics Team
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Thanksgiving Sale 2019 Continues!
Great savings continue on the DCS World E-shop, and now you can find most of the same deals on Steam as well. Get them while there are here, savings of up to 50% on most of the DCS World library with the following exceptions:
  • DCS: F/A-18 Hornet by ED – 25% off
  • Persian Gulf Map by ED – 25% off
  • DCS: F/A-18 Hornet + Persian Gulf Map bundle – 35% off E-shop only
  • DCS: Christen Eagle II by Magnitude 3 LLC – 25% off
  • DCS: F-14 Tomcat by Heatblur Simulations – not on sale at this time
  • DCS: F-16C Viper by ED – not on sale at this time
  • DCS: UH-1H Huey - WORLDS APART Spring 2025 – 50% off E-shop Only
  • DCS: F/A-18C: Aggressors BFM Campaign – 50% off E-shop Only



Note: the sale only applies to released, non-pre-order products.

DCS: UH-1H Huey - WORLDS APART Spring 2025 on Steam!



Download now from the Steam.



This is a story-driven campaign that places you in the role of a German Bell UH-1H Helicopter Pilot serving in the “WOLF PACK” squadron, a unit of the German Light Aircraft Group (Heeresflieger).

You are part of a four-person crew that consists of your Commanding Officer Peter Berger, two Gunners Hans and Tom, and you, Frank, as the right seat co-pilot. Fly missions with your squadron leader, WOLF ONE, and other helicopter and fixed-wing units. Missions include other air, ground, and naval forces from different countries. You will conduct day and night unarmed transport, armed patrol in various weather conditions.
  • 12 challenging missions
  • More than 1400 voice-overs
  • Voice actors with an American, German, and Russian accents
  • And more than 170 pages detailed documentation
  • Mission-specific information that is integrated into the kneeboard pages

Open Beta Update
With this week’s Open Beta update, we saw some big changes to the Viper, you can see some of these change highlights in videos by Matt ‘Wags’ Wagner here:
Another big addition was the initial implementation of integrated voice chat for DCS World. For this first release, it includes very basic functionality: 3 fixed rooms (COMMON, BLUE, RED), Microphone control (Use always, Mute, Push to talk) and sound device assignment. BLUE and RED rooms created when any user occupied a slot. We want to check VC server mass loading and to collect your responses and wishes for this stage. You can report your issues and wishes here.

Other highlights include:
  • Over G damage added to both the Viper & Hornet
  • Aft Antenna for AWW-13 data link pod (shown here)

Development Report #7
DCS Voice Chat Roadmap -
  • Q4 2019
    • Bug fixing of the initial release
    • Illumination of the PTT button while transmitting
  • Iteration 1 - Q1 2020
    • User-created rooms
    • Auto-created rooms for multi-crew
    • Auto-created rooms for key frequencies set in the Mission Editor
  • Iteration 2
    • Show the name of the user who is talking at the moment
    • Possibility to tune volume of own mic
    • Possibility to put on/off the voice of any user
    • Possibility to tune the volume of any user
    • Mic self-test
    • Software boost of the audio signal
  • Iteration 3
    • Frequency-based coms
    • Encrypted radio
    • Possibility to work with few radios simultaneously
  • Iteration 4
    • Radio effects on voice transmission
    • Real radio visibility depending on the power of actual radio units and terrain
  • Iteration 5
    • Comm jamming effect with additional zones for EW

Thank you all for your passion and support.

Sincerely,
The Eagle Dynamics Team
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Default DCS: JF-17 Thunder by Deka Ironworks Released



DCS: JF-17 Thunder by Deka released!
The DCS: JF-17 Thunder by Deka Ironworks is now available for download:
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JF-17 is a single-seat, single-engine, multirole light fighter that jointly developed by AVIC Chengdu and Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC). The design phase of JF-17 "Thunder" finished on May 31st, 2002, and the maiden flight was made on August 25th, 2003. The first plane delivered to PAF (Pakistan Air Force) in 2007. Currently, several different blocks of JF-17s are in service in Pakistan and Myanmar air forces. There are also several countries interested in purchasing this fighter jet. On February 27th, 2019, "Thunder" has withstood the test of actual combat and helped PAF win an appreciable victory.

"Thunder" is a type of fighter that specifically tailored for PAF. The development plan of her predecessor can even be traced back to 1985. At first, PAF was only looking for a fighter that can replace Shenyang J-6 (Chinese version of Mig-19), but they were not satisfied with Chengdu’s J-7M. After more than 20 years of development, the final product "Thunder" becomes completely different from J-7M.

"Thunder" has a bubble canopy of great view, pretty strake-wing layout and advanced avionics. KLJ-7 radar provides excellent air to ground capability. WMD-7 targeting pod can help "Thunder" searching for targets in combat. Although "Thunder" has small size, remember that: she is one of the most advanced fighter jets in the DCS World.

Key features of the DCS: JF-17 "Thunder" include:
  • Nonlinear industry-level high fidelity 6DOF rigid-body flight model with real-life aerodynamic coefficients
  • Line-by-line recreated real-life full authority longitudinal fly-by-wire system and lateral/directional control augmentation system with various modes and control law reconstruction on malfunction.
  • Highly detailed aircraft exterior model: skin winkle, faded paint, oil residue and other details; even the position of each rivet is faithfully restored.
  • A highly-detailed 6DOF cockpit. Three massive MFCDs with advanced HOTAS interface help you master the plane, as well as the battlefield.
  • Accurately simulated sub-systems: communication and navigation systems, fire control systems, store management system, electro-mechanical management systems, air data system, DTC card, warning system, defense system, hydraulic system, pneumatic system, electrical system, environment conditioning system, oxygen system, external/cockpit light system, power plant control system, zeroizer system, eject seat system, and g-suit etc.
  • Detailed malfunction/failure simulation: the module has over 200 system malfunctions and more than 100 damage partitions covering near 100 onboard devices; mutual malfunction effects between systems are also simulated.
  • KLJ-7 radar can track 10 targets and attack 2 targets at the same time. KLJ-7 can also search/track surface (ground and sea) moving targets.
  • Advanced stand-off attack capability: including LS-6 and GB-6 glide bombs, C-802AK anti-ship missile and CM-802AKG Man-In-the-Loop (MITL) missile.
  • WMD-7 targeting pod can be used to search/track surface targets, identify air targets and provide guidance for laser-guided weapons.
  • Advanced electronic warfare system: including chaff/flare dispense systems (OESP), KG-600 self-protect jamming pod that can locate radiation source and missile approach warning system (MAWS) installed on the tail.
  • On-board datalink supports battlefield situation sharing between JF-17s and between AWACS.
  • Detailed radio command options for ground crew interactions.
  • Player-friendly configurations in Special Option.
  • Air to air refuelling capability (Plan to add later).
  • Campaigns for JF-17 in the Caucasus theatre (TBD).

DCS: JF-17 Thunder Tutorials
If you have purchased, or are planning on purchasing the JF-17 and want to learn how to get her in the air, then check out some of these great tutorials. You can find a collection of them in our new Tutorial section here, or check out some of the content creators directly such as the Grim Reapers and Redkite!

DCS: Supercarrier Preview Video
We are excited to share with you the first, extended look at the Supercarrier module coming to DCS World! Supercarrier includes an incredibly detailed Nimitz-class aircraft carrier with all the details you’d expect like realistic 3D objects, textures, lighting, and animations. This module also introduces new features to DCS World like an animated deck crew, interactive Landing Signal Officer (LSO) station, and CASE I, II, and III carrier landing radio communications.
DCS: Supercarrier Preview Video:


Stay tuned for more details as we approach its release.

Thanksgiving Sale Ends Soon!
You still have until December 8th to save up to 50% on most of the DCS World Library. Visit the E-shop now and get that module, terrain or campaign you have been wanting! You can see everything available here with the following exceptions:
  • DCS: F/A-18 Hornet by ED – 25% off
  • Persian Gulf Map by ED – 25% off
  • DCS: F/A-18 Hornet + Persian Gulf Map bundle – 35% off
  • DCS: Christen Eagle II by Magnitude 3 LLC – 25% off
  • DCS: F-14 Tomcat by Heatblur Simulations – not on sale at this time
  • DCS: F-16C Viper by ED – not on sale at this time
  • DCS: UH-1H Huey - WORLDS APART Spring 2025 – 50% off
  • DCS: F/A-18C: Aggressors BFM Campaign – 50% off
  • DCS: JF-17 Thunder by Deka - not on sale at this time

Open Beta Release
This week we released a new Open Beta update with the following highlights:
  • Early Access release of the DCS: JF-17 Thunder by Deka Ironworks
  • Updated RWR sounds for the DCS: F-16C
  • Updated P-51D Mustang Sounds (External, Internal, Distance, Startup/Shutdown)
  • MP. Fix crash when a client is entering a server with JDAM in flight

You can read the complete changelog here.



Thrustmaster Special 10th anniversary Release
There was an exciting announcement from Thrustmaster this week as they released a new HOTAS Magnetic Base and the F-16C Viper™ HOTAS Add-On Grip. Both of these coming to celebrate 10 years of the HOTAS Warthog™ Flight Stick and to celebrate the release of the eagerly-anticipated DCS: F-16C Viper module.

HOTAS Magnetic Base



Thrustmaster is now giving members of its flight sim community the opportunity to totally customize and build their own dream setup from the ground up, thanks to the launch of a standalone version of its beloved HOTAS Magnetic Base for the very first time ever. The ability to purchase the base on its own gives simmers a level of adaptability that they’ve only been able to dream about until now, allowing them to use any of their favorite Thrustmaster add-on flight sticks (sold separately) with the base — and ushering in a brand-new era of optimized, fully customizable flight experiences for each and every user. The HOTAS Magnetic Base also proudly sports an eye-catching logo paying homage to the HOTAS Warthog™ Flight Stick’s 10th anniversary, sure to appeal both to collectors and old-school simmers looking to give their flight setup a dramatic instant upgrade.

HOTAS Magnetic Base key features:
  • Detachable metal plate for desk or cockpit-style use, with special 10th-anniversary graphic.
  • The base features H.E.A.R.T Hall Effect AccuRate Technology, with 3D (Hall Effect) magnetic sensors for surgical precision that won’t decrease over time.
  • Super stable weighted base (weighs more than 4.4 lb / 2 kg without a flight stick grip installed).
  • The base is compatible with all flight simulation games.
  • Compatible on PC with the following Thrustmaster flight stick grips: HOTAS Cougar™, HOTAS Warthog™, F-16C Viper™ and F/A-18C Hornet™.

F-16C Viper™ HOTAS Add-On Grip



The availability of the Thrustmaster F-16C Viper™ HOTAS Add-On Grip, a life-size (1:1 scale) namesake replica of the real F-16C Viper™ flight stick, coincides with the recent early-access launch of the F-16C Viper module in the legendary DCS combat flight simulation game.

Inspired by the incredible success of the HOTAS Warthog™ Flight Stick (still the benchmark against which all other joysticks are judged), the grip integrates perfectly — and natively — with the DCS: F-16C Viper module, specially designed to replicate in minute detail the strike fighter aircraft whose outstanding versatility continues to make it a favorite of air forces around the globe. The real-world F-16C Viper™ is a supersonic multirole fighter jet in large-scale production, featuring renowned adaptability to meet the demands of a wide variety of different combat situations.

This is certainly an exciting chance for members of Thrustmaster’s community to once again access the very best in terms of flight sim quality and feel currently available, in order to truly get the most out of the breathtaking gaming experience delivered by this new DCS module that simmers everywhere can’t stop raving about.

F-16C Viper™ HOTAS Add-On Grip key features:
  • Life-size (1:1 scale) replica of the real F-16C Viper™ flight stick.
  • 100% metal design incorporating durable, industrial-grade materials for an authentic feel and maximum product lifespan.
  • 19 action buttons in total, plus one 8-way “point of view” hat switch.
  • Native integration in the game DCS via the dedicated DCS: F-16C Viper module (core game free and module sold separately).
  • Backward-compatible with the two key joystick bases in Thrustmaster’s revered flight simulation ecosystem: HOTAS Warthog™ and HOTAS Cougar™ (sold separately). Easily place the grip on your HOTAS Warthog™ or HOTAS Cougar™ base!

Although the product is, of course, compatible with all of the most popular flight simulation games, the F-16C Viper™ HOTAS Add-On Grip above all represents a real extension of the DCS: F-16C Viper module, for which — and this bears repeating — it features native integration!


The Development report will move to bi-weekly so we have less of a chance in repeating ourselves. Stay tuned for Development Report #8 next week!


Many thanks to all our faithful community.

Yours sincerely,

The Eagle Dynamics Team
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