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Default DCS World Newsletter - 9 June 2017



DCS World 2.1 Update
Since the release of the hotfix last week, the team is very busy squashing bugs and adding new features to 2.1, the DCS: Normandy 1944 Map and the DCS: World War II Assets Pack. We plan to have the first, big, new update to all of these on 14 June 2017.
A complete changelog will be provided at that time.

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Weekend Bundle Deals



To best take advantage of the new DCS: Normandy 1944 Map, we are offering several 40% off bundle pack options:

For the ultimate World War II bundle deal we are offering a 60% off bundle deal that includes the DCS: Fw 190 D-9 Dora, DCS: Bf 109 K-4 Kurfurst, DCS: Spitfire LF Mk. IX, DCS: P-51D Mustang, and the P-51D: High Stakes Campaign.

Find all of these great value bundle deals in the DCS e-shop from today at 1500 GMT and lasting until 19 June at 0900 GMT.

World War II Bomber Formation Improvements
A key aspect of recreating the air war over World War II Europe will be the creation of realistic bomber formations. Allowing mutually supportive defense in large formations has been an important new feature added to the Mission Editor. Let’s take a closer look at this new feature.

For every formation, there needs to be a formation leader (these were often painted in high visibility colors) that all other flight elements fly in relation to. You will set the formation leader route and tasks as you normally would (a new “Carpet Bombing” has been added in which all members of the formation will drop bombs with the formation leader).

Big formations made up of a number of basic airplane relationships. From smallest to the largest you can set these formation as:
  1. Flight elements (most often 3 aircraft)
  2. Box or Squad - up to four Elements(usually 12 planes)
  3. Group Formation - up to four Boxes(usually 3 Boxes - 36 planes)
  4. Wing formation - up to four Groups(usually 3 Groups - 108 planes)

In order to set the attached flight elements to the larger formation leader element, you will need to select the “WW2 Big Formation” task from Action list of the Perform Task, Advanced Waypoint Actions. You next need to set the Formation Leader by selecting the desired flight element clicking on it or with the “GROUP” drop down list (the formation leader element will then have a line connecting it with this following element). Leaders of "Groups" and "Wing" should follow the "main" leader and members of this "Groups" and "Wings" should follow their leaders. I.e. "Box" elements follow by their "Group" leaders, "Group" leaders follow by their "Wing" leaders and "Wing" leaders follow by main leader.

Next thing you need to set - is flight element position in formation - for members of the "Box"- use "Pos_In_Box" drop down list, for "Box leaders"(members of Group) - use "Pos_In_Group" drop down list,and for "Group leaders"(members of Wing) - use "Pos_In_Wing" list.

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1. Members of "Leading Box" has "New Airplane Group #001" as leader and their position determined by "Pos_In_Box" drop down list.


2. Leader of "Right Box" also has "New Airplane Group #001" as leader and their position determined by "Pos_In_Group" drop down list.


3. Member of "Right Box" has "New Airplane Group #010"(leader of this box) as leader and their position determined by "Pos_In_Box" drop down list.

For best results, we suggest using the Close Formation in Options / Formation / WW2 Bomber Element / Close for Combat box formation, or Options / Formation / WW2 Bomber Element Height Separation/ Close for Javelin Down formation.

Additionally, set the formation leader to a cruise speed (not maximum speed) to better allow attached elements to maintain formation and try to avoid drastic course changes in the flight plan.

For the “Carpet Bombing” Task, you need to set it just to the formation leader and it allows you to set the bombing aim point, the quantity of bombs to be dropped and the length this bombs should cover. These settings will then be carried out by all attached formation elements.
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DCS: F/A-18C Hornet at E3 2017
This week we had the debut showing of the Hornet at E3 2017. We were fortunate enough to share the Thrustmaster booth to give a first taste of what we have in store. The demo was received very well and all who flew it came away quite impressed. Our demo station never had a moment of down time. We also had the pleasure to share our Hornet debut with the debut of the new Thrustmaster Hornet stick. We are sure this will be a great pairing.







When we are ready to offer the Hornet for pre purchase, we will officially announce the product with fanfare.



DCS: World War II Update
In parallel to the Hornet, other parts of Eagle are hard at work on improving and adding to our World War II series. Some of the more important items include:

We fixed some incorrect textures being loaded in autumn season for the Normandy map. We have also been cleaning up some geometry mesh errors in this map.
We have added Create Fast Mission support to the Normandy map. Our next step will be to add an "era" function to allow you to determine the time period of units that are generated.
New World War II assets continue to be developed at a brisk pace. We are now in the final stages of completing the 155mm Gun Motor Carriage M12 and the A-20 Havoc attack aircraft. These are AI units.

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WWII Bundles last days!
Dear customers! We are happy to remind you that the WWII bundles goes on until Monday, June the 19th with up to -60% discount!

You can find these special deals on DCS E-Shop
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Default DCS World Newsletter - 23 June 2017



DCS World 2.1.1 Update Now Available
Our first big update to DCS World 2.1 is now available. You can either update your DCS World 2 installation using the automatic updater, or you can download DCS World 2.1 from DCS site

Please note that either the DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range Map or the Normandy 1944 Map are required.

Important additions to version 2.1.1 include:
  • New Gamma Slider to adjust brightness and contrast
  • New units for the World War II Assets Pack like Flak units
  • B-17 bomber equipped with defensive fire
  • Addition of Deferred Lighting and Physics Based Rendering (PBR)
  • War damage zone setting is now supported on Nevada map
  • Many fixes and updates to several DCS World modules
You can read a more complete list of version 2.1.1 changes in the dedicated thread on the DCS forum.


Spitfire LF Mk.IX: Epsom Campaign



The first campaign for the new Normandy 1944 Map has entered testing this week, and we hope for it to be available for sale in the near future. This will be a Spitfire campaign and consist of 12 missions that focus on the Epsom campaign following the D-Day landings in June 1944. The missions consist of a combination of armed reconnaissance, intercepts, and directed ground attacks.



For this campaign, we teamed up with the greatly respected “Bunyap”, who has created an amazing level of detail and content for the briefings and historical background. All missions and flights in the campaign are based on actual missions down to the squadrons, targets, locations, times, weather, flak locations, etc. We believe this will be the most historically accurate portrayal of World War II air combat in a PC flight simulation.

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World War II Aircraft Bonus Weekend
Starting today at 1500 GMT and lasting until 0900 GMT on 3 July we are allowing DCS Users to use their bonus points to take 60% off the cost of any DCS World War II aircraft.

These include:
Find these and all of our other aircraft modules in the DCS e-Shop

DCS World on Steam Summer Sale
From now until July 5th, all DCS World modules on Steam can be purchased with a 40% discount!
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DCS World 1.5.7 Update

Today we have released a new update to Open Beta DCS World 1.5, with the primary new feature being the support for the DCS: World War II Assets Pack.
Although primarily developed for the DCS: Normandy 1944 Map, these World War II period units work just as well in the Caucasus map. We hope this provides you another option for creating engaging World War II themed missions.

Purchase the DCS: World War II Assets Pack in DCS e-shop

You can find the complete changelog of this DCS World 1.5 update here.

Bundle Deals
This week we are happy to over two bundle deals that include both DCS: Combined Arms and the DCS: World War II Assets Pack for a 40% off savings:


These bundle deals start today at 1500 GMT and will last until 10 July 2017 at 0900 GMT.
You can find them in the special offers of DCS e-shop

DCS World New Maps Update
Now that the DCS: Normandy 1944 Map has been released and we are in a tuning and bug fixing mode, some of our map team has shifted their focus to two other maps we have in development:

New Caucasus Map. Based on the existing map in DCS World 1.5, we are working on a huge update that will include:
  • Improved textures for all seasons
  • Improved and higher resolution ground elevation mesh
  • Improved ground object textures for buildings, roads, bridges, airfields, etc.
  • Adding terrain shadows based on time of day
  • New tree system for more and better-looking forests
  • Additional map area in the southern portion of the map
  • Added procedural grass



Most important though, this updated map will incorporate our new map format and technology that will allow it to be merged into a single DCS World version that includes all of the other maps. The completion of this map is a critical component of moving all DCS World to version 2 and saying goodbye to DCS World 1.5.

As this will update our existing Caucasus map, this update will be for FREE!

DCS: Strait of Hormuz Map. In parallel, our map team is hard at work on the Strait of Hormuz map and making great progress. Using the same map format and technology as the New Caucasus map and the others, this map will also be part of a unified DCS World 2.



As with the DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range Map, the DCS: Strait of Hormuz map will blend satellite imagery with art-created textures such that it looks good from squirrel-level to 60,000 feet and beyond. We are particularly looking forward to making this a great home for our DCS: F/A-18C Hornet.

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DCS: World War II Bonus Action Continues
Lasting until just Monday, July 3rd at 0900 GMT, save up to 60% on all DCS: World War II aircraft products using your bonus points.
These include:Find these and all of our other aircraft modules in the DCS e-Shop
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Due technical issues the update DCS 1.5.7 delayed till next week.
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News of Su-33 for DCS World
Currently in the Eagle Dynamics update hangar is our Su-33 for DCS World / Flaming Cliffs 3. This carrier-borne aircraft is in the final stages of receiving a big, FREE update that includes much improved flight dynamics and the addition of several new systems. This will bring our Su-33 much more aligned with its real-world counterpart.







Features of this upcoming Su-33 update include:
  • Professional Flight Model (PFM)
  • More detailed and accurate simulation of the wing control surfaces that include the leading and trailing edge flaps and the differential ailerons. In addition to the conventional differential stabilizers, canard behavior has also been improved for more realistic behavior. The Flight Control System (FCS) will automatically reconfigure itself depending on the flight mode.
  • The adaptations that make the Su-33 aircraft carrier-capable have been updated and improved to include the wing-fold mechanism, reinforced landing gear struts, and the inclusion of high-gain nose wheel steering for use on crowded carrier decks.
  • The physical mechanisms by which the arrestor hook engages the aircraft carrier arrestor wire has been greatly improved. Correct physics have been applied to the arrestor wire and its’ interaction with the aircraft.
  • The engines now have a “special mode” that adds up to 12,800 kg of thrust (instead of the normal 12,500 kg of thrust). This mode also includes realistic operating time restrictions.
  • A new FCS mode used when aerial refueling has also been implemented. When in this mode and the control stick is released, the aircraft will automatically maintain level flight. This FCS mode allows fine-control and thus making it easier to make contact with the tanker within a pitch range of plus or minus 5 degrees and of a roll angle of plus or minus 10 degrees.
  • The Auto-Thrust Control (ATC) is used for automatic speed holding and can be fine-tuned with a set speed switch. This can be useful with landing on the carrier.
  • The automatic collision avoidance system (“Uvod” mode) is now included and allows safe nap-of-the-earth flying.

DCS World 1.5.7 Update
This week we have released a new update to Open Beta DCS World 1.5, with the primary new feature being the support for the DCS: World War II Assets Pack.

Although primarily developed for the DCS: Normandy 1944 Map, these World War II period units work just as well in the Caucasus map. We hope this provides you another option for creating engaging World War II themed missions.

Purchase the DCS: World War II Assets Pack in DCS e-shop

You can find the complete changelog of this DCS World 1.5 update here


Bundle Deals Continue
We are happy to over two bundle deals that include both DCS: Combined Arms and the DCS: World War II Assets Pack for a 40% off savings:


These bundle deals will last until 17 July 2017 at 0900 GMT. You can find them in the special offers of DCS e-shop.
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The Spitfire IX and B-17G templates in PSD are available on the DCS site now.
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Default DCS World Newsletter - 14 July 2017



DCS World e-Shop Summer Sale
We are delighted to announce the DCS World e-Shop Summer Sale that starts today at 1500 GMT and will last until 24 July at 0900 GMT. Except for the DCS: Normandy 1944 Map, DCS: World War II Assets Pack and DCS M-2000 save 50% on all e-Shop purchases!



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A-10C: Tactical Training Qualification Campaign - Now Available



The A-10C: Tactical Training Qualification Campaign is now available from our e-Shop



The A-10C Tactical Training Qualification campaign puts you in the cockpit of an A-10C Warthog, and
tests your ability to interact with JTACs, Airborne FACs, AC-130 Gunships and manage Close Air Support (CAS) assets. Based on real world qualification requirements, you will fly 15 performance check rides to execute against pre-defined performance objectives. If successful, you will rate a Qualified rating and proceed to the next performance objective.

The campaign covers a number of key areas including FAC & JTAC Coordination, Stationary and Moving Target Tasking, Danger Close Tasking, SEAD Tasking, Deep Interdiction Tasking Day & Night, and Deep Interdiction Special Forces Coordination. In addition, you will work with additional CAS assets and cover SADL Datalink Engagement, CAS Mission Management Day & Night, Battlefield Air Interdiction Mission Management Day & Night, and Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) Mission Management Day & Night
culminating in a final Simulated Combat Mission using everything you have learned in the previous missions.

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Additionally, 15 single player practice missions are provided so you can perfect your tactics, techniques and procedures. There are over 1,300 voiceovers and over 470 pages of briefing material including the A-10C Amplified Checklist, Blue Force In-Flight Guide, Operation Agile Spirit SPINS, Maps, Target Diagrams, Mission Data Cards and Custom Kneeboards.

The Museum Relic Campaign - Available on Steam
The Museum Relic Campaign is now available on Steam and is a great experience for both the F-86F and MiG-15bis.



"The Museum Relic" is a story driven campaign that takes place between the two small fictional countries of Matova and Obristen. As their war stretches on into its fifth year, both nations are feeling the strain of not being able to replenish any of their lost vehicles. You will fly as a character who, at the beginning of the war, was just a civilian. But after seeing the dire situation his country is facing, decides to enlist in the Matova Army Air Corp. With his enlistment papers, he also brings with him his personal aircraft which he had donated to the Museum years ago.

The DCS: MiG-15bis or DCS: F-86F Sabre are required to be installed and activated into the DCS World 1.5 for the campaign.

Please note that the Steam purchases uses Steam keys that cannot be used with the DCS World e-Shop version.

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DCS M-2000 by RAZBAM added to Summer Sale!
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Default DCS World Newsletter - 21 July 2017



Summer Sale Bundle Deals
For the second week of our Summer Sale, we are adding three 60% off bundle deals!
  • DCS: Combined Arms + DCS: Flaming Cliffs 3
  • DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range Map + DCS: A-10C Warthog + A-10C: 16-2 Red Flag Campaign
  • DCS: A-10C Warthog + DCS: Black Shark
These bundle deals will last until 31 July 2017 at 0900 GMT.

Find them in special section of DCS e-shop

DCS World Summer Sale, Just Three More Days
Our 2017 Summer Sale will last just three more days, until 24 July 2017 at 0900 GMT. Except for the DCS: Normandy 1944 Map, DCS: World War II Assets Pack, and campaigns, save 50% on all e-Shop purchases! We also recently added DCS: M-2000C to the sale.



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DCS: F/A-18C Hornet Video

To prepare you for the upcoming DCS: F/A-18C Hornet, we are producing a series of videos that discuss the simulation and its features. This first video is an introduction to the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet and what we have planned for it.

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