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Old 03-27-2015, 09:37 PM   #1
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Default DCS World Mission Building - Tutorial Video Series

Hello everyone, I get alot of questions about mission building and different ways I create missions in DCS. I am making a series of tutorial videos for the DCS World Mission Editor for a novice user to understand and implement to help create a successful mission from start to finish. I hope these videos help the community and spawn members to make missions for DCS which will hopefully enhance the DCS experience for everyone.

DCS World Mission Building - Tutorial Video #1: Getting Started



DCS World Mission Building - Tutorial Video #2: Mission Editor Interface



DCS World Mission Building - Tutorial Video #3: Unit Placement



DCS World Mission Building - Tutorial Video #4: Trigger Movement & Vehicle Movement



DCS World Mission Building - Tutorial Video #5: Add Radio Item & Mission Goals



DCS World Mission Building - Tutorial Video #6: Randomization & Emission Trigger



DCS World Mission Building - Tutorial Video #7: Mission Testing and Final Adjustments
*** This is a remake to correct the previous corrupted upload***


DCS World Mission Building Quickie Tutorial - Converting Voice Files for DCS



Ok guys, added the test mission from the video, 3 A-10C slots. Please leave your comments and questions below.
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Old 03-27-2015, 11:03 PM   #2
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Awesome work Ranger79!

This can only help get more people to make more missions and make this sim the best in the world!

Loved your intro screen but your voice seemed lower (I had to turn up the volume to hear you). Your speech was very clear though so easy to understand.

Loved your graphics and I'm glad you focused on context and background for the first tutorial.

Mission making is more an art than a science and you did a good job capturing some of the art essence.

There are not enough good mission making tutorials out there. I've posted a reference on our blog here.

Keep up the good work. Looking forward to the next episode.

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Old 03-27-2015, 11:09 PM   #3
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very very very cool of you to do this ranger. +1 buddy.
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Old 03-27-2015, 11:54 PM   #4
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Definitely a great idea and way beyond my talents. Big +1 as mission building is one of the biggest remaining barriers to get people active in the DCS community.
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Excellent video. It might be worth emphasizing just how much time making adjustments / testing / bug fixing takes. Even for a "simple" SP mission I often find that tweaking unit placements, fixing mistakes with triggers & scripting, error handling for unexpected behaviour by the player(s) can all take 2-10 times as long as it takes for the initial mission creation phase.

AWESOME briefing that you showed for your mission! Was that a Powerpoint presentation? I thought my briefings were good but that's on a whole different level!

Very much looking forward to this series of videos, have subscribed to the channel.

+1 rep to you Sir.
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Old 03-28-2015, 12:37 AM   #6
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Thanks guys for the positive comments, Video #2 is posted on first post, quick overview of the Mission Editor Interface. Video #3 will be out tonight as well going over unit placement.

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Old 03-28-2015, 12:39 AM   #7
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Excellent video. It might be worth emphasizing just how much time making adjustments / testing / bug fixing takes. Even for a "simple" SP mission I often find that tweaking unit placements, fixing mistakes with triggers & scripting, error handling for unexpected behaviour by the player(s) can all take 2-10 times as long as it takes for the initial mission creation phase.

AWESOME briefing that you showed for your mission! Was that a Powerpoint presentation? I thought my briefings were good but that's on a whole different level!

Very much looking forward to this series of videos, have subscribed to the channel.

+1 rep to you Sir.
Thanks man, yeah that was a powerpoint presentation, I converted it to pdf awhile ago, its located HERE
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Old 03-28-2015, 01:07 AM   #8
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Thanks man, yeah that was a powerpoint presentation, I converted it to pdf awhile ago, its located HERE
Very impressive. Years ago I used to do briefings of a sort as a day job and I very much liked yours: concise, to the point and engaging for the reader.

I've got a MS Office subscription and I wondered about PPT briefings but I decided that more people would have some form of .pdf reader on their PC / iPad / Tablet so I decided to convert my word briefings to .pdf for distribution with my mission files. Personally I like to have a separate mission briefing, even if it's just a cut & past from the DCS in-game briefing, next to me on my tablet as I fly as a sort of quick reference and expanded knee pad. Having a nice briefing to go with a mission definitely adds a bit to the immersion I think. I wish that DCS allowed higher resolution images for briefings. Being limited to 512x512 is a bit poor these days, but I guess that's a different discussion.

Off to watch the next video.
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Old 03-28-2015, 01:24 AM   #9
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Looks like I was beaten to it. Good job putting these together, I'll try to take a look and give feedback later, though now is a bad time as I'm actually in the middle of moving.

I'd suggest asking a mod to sticky this. There are always tons of questions that I'm sure these vids will answer.
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Oh I will be sharing the heck out of this. Thanks so much Ranger!
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