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Old 06-11-2012, 05:26 PM   #1
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DCS stands for “Digital Combat Simulator”. DCS is a world simulation engine permitting the user to operate or direct a growing number of combat and civilian aircraft, ground vehicles and ships, from different historical eras, in different geographical locations and at different levels of fidelity. It is a true "sand box" simulation. DCS started with the Ka-50 and A-10C, but has recently grown to also include the P-51D Mustang and, with Combined Arms, a ground command and control tactical warfare component. Future products from The Fighter Collection and Eagle Dynamics in the DCS line are in development and will includes partner products like the UH-1H "Huey", MiG-21bis "Fishbed", T-2 "Buckeye", BAE "Hawk", and Mi-8MT-V2 "Hip".

The overall "simulation operating system" is termed DCS World and is a free program that includes a free Su-25T for the player to fly. All DCS products will plug into DCS World as unique modules within the same software installation. DCS products will not be limited to aircraft, but will include maps, missions, campaigns, environment objects, weapons, vehicles and ships. We even hope to look into a train simulation component in the future!

Partner products to DCS are supported by ED and there are already several qualified 3rd party teams creating new aircraft that will plug into DCS World. In these cases we leave it up to the developer to decide the level of systems fidelity, but we do expect certain "DCS Standards" to be maintained such as detailed and accurate models and cockpits with 6 DOF view control.

We are also developing "DCS Flaming Cliffs" titles as modules for DCS. These aircraft include highly detailed models, 6 DOF capable cockpits, and advanced flight models. However, they have the same level of cockpit functionality as our Lock On series (a less complex and shallower learning curve).

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Old 06-11-2012, 06:27 PM   #2
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Thanks Wags!
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:04 PM   #3
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Great News, many thanks.
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:17 PM   #4
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civilian aircraft (pmdg? maddog? ) ground vehicles and ships....... train??????






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Old 06-11-2012, 07:27 PM   #6
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Great so then you (/we) are finally free from ubisoft.

Regarding the train...thats interesting ... could be a funny penalty for team killing to provide supply for a warehouse by train
So much cooler than the sandbox with banana song in old Arma times.
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It's a long way ,it's a long way ,it's a long way to go! hahaha !
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Great news, thanks Wags
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Behold! D C S Choo Choo. I've never understood the appeal of train simulators but hey, different stokes for different folks. Thanks for the clarification on DCS Wags: this sim has a bright future
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A military "sand box", ok, why not... But civilian aircraft and train............ Let it to FSX and train simulator !
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