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Old 12-08-2016, 01:12 PM   #1
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Default Santa's Helper for the Mi-8



It's Christmas Eve and Santa's sleigh has been shot down by a Grinch squad surface to air missile north of Anapa. His cargo was Christmas presents for all the Russian airbases in the area. Santa has been medevaced and a snow storm is moving in, but those presents still need to be delivered. A single player heavy transport mission (internal not sling-load) in a combat environment during adverse weather conditions, with a Christmas theme. Navigate using the ARC-UD and ARC-9 radios, refuel enroute, have your door gunner at the ready, and save Christmas!

Your Mission: Pick up the presents (3000 kg internal cargo) from the crash site, and deliver them to Krymsk, Krasnodar, and Maykop airbases. Grinch squad is active in the area. You have 2 gun pods attached in case you want to shoot something, but it's not required. Your allies will take care of the bad guys at each encounter eventually. You will be landing at 2 different airfields enroute so you can rearm then if you need too. The best part is, you get a cookie at the end.

Fully voiced. Jazzy Christmas tunes included, and a little humor. Total mission time approx 2 hours (or longer if you decide to go see the King at mission end). *Installation instructions: Download and place the file in C:/users/(username)/Saved Games/DCS/Missions

Mission Download: https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.c...files/2221202/

Helpful YouTube tutorials:
Mi8 Radio Naviagation by Deephack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLCc-tGaDRY&t=139s
Use of the Mi-8's Doppler system and ARC-9 / ARC-US ADF radios by SocketSeven: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9I6xi1XVrQ&t=962s






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Old 12-09-2016, 08:51 AM   #2
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LOL sounds great.
I'll have to check it out

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Old 12-09-2016, 12:22 PM   #3
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LOL sounds great.
I'll have to check it out SD
Great! Let me know what you think of it after you fly it.
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Old 12-18-2016, 02:12 PM   #5
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UPDATE: Christmas is saved! Changed all of the 'part of group in zone' triggers to 'unit in zone' so everything should work again despite the DCS trigger zone bug introduced in the last update.
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Update: changed 'group dead' to 'unit dead' on the enemy air unit due to a bug in todays DCS update.
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Old 12-24-2016, 07:26 PM   #7
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Datek, here's another solution. Try changing GROUP DEAD to GROUP ALIVE LESS THAN and set it at 1%. This works for AI groups (not tested yet for player and client) and it can easily be noticed in your triggers and changed back to GROUP DEAD once this is fixed.
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Datek, here's another solution. Try changing GROUP DEAD to GROUP ALIVE LESS THAN and set it at 1%. This works for AI groups (not tested yet for player and client) and it can easily be noticed in your triggers and changed back to GROUP DEAD once this is fixed.
Thanks Winston. In this case its only one air unit, so unit dead should do the trick. That's good to know for future reference in case things break again.
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Awesome video of the full mission by BelGeode https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XJaugWl9ic&t=1s
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A couple Santa's Helper highlight videos from Akp Chan.



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