Jump to content

DCS: F/A-18C Hornet Features Roadmap 2020


Recommended Posts

  • Replies 242
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

As mentioned above by Shiroka  who read the whole post    “In parallel, we are also addressing many bugs and needed and adjustments. We are reading all your valuable feedback. Thank you!”

Dear Hornet Pilots,   Thank you for your participation in our F/A-18C Hornet Roadmap features poll. 3000 responses were received and thank you for your valuable feedback and participation. T

I'd guess people like you are the main reason they might prefer not answering the community. Is F18 perfect, no. Is DCS perfect no. Are they making significant progress ? Yes, we saw a huge push on F1

Will this include damage modelling or at least the effect of damage on the FM and FCS?

Damage modelling and especially FCS damage / FCS fallback is not even on the list.

 

I think this was an absolute basic feature for a combat simulator...

Yes, the flight model update includes FCS warnings and damage model update.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Genuine question since idk about programming. Is changing some value for the correct flare and chaff really that difficult task that you have to ask the community if its should be prioritize?

It's not a matter of difficulty. It's about the priority for the community and the willing to deliver what is important for the community in terms of gameplay and product usage.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Kate - you say the list for 2020 is long and the goal is tight.

 

Ok.

 

So what can yo tell us about changes being made internally inside ED that can give us *any* confidence that we won’t be in this exact situation in 2021 talking about ‘what was missed in 2020 that needs to be delivered in 2021, and of the things that should have been in 2021 we can live without’.

 

What, in fact, is different about this list than the list at release or last year?

 

I hope it gave you the transparency that was required and the list of features that should be expected. Moreover, with the release of the features, the community can see how we progress and will we meet the goals.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Although this comment is quite toxic and negative, I must admit it comes from a very true feeling that more than one have felt in the past. I think sometimes we forget we are customers and we give our money to ED in exchange of a product, sometimes a very flawed one. Kate: Won't you agree in saying that fixing first at least 50% of the huge bug list you have should come first? The hornet has suffered from this since day one: 1 thing gets implemented, that thing has 50 bugs, then another thing gets implemented, that thing has 50 bugs... and so on and so on. How does it end? Here, exactly where we are now, with a fair share of customers unsatisfied.

Yes, I do and it's the plan.

I posted the list of features but it's not the same as the bug list. At the moment we have 375 issues to be delivered in total for Hornet.

 

And the navigation suit will be delivered as it's mentioned in the list.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Thanks ED . . . great update.

 

Are there any plans to implement the Bank Angle Control (BAC) Option?

 

Would be nice to have the autopilot bank in the TAC mode will over targets.

 

Bank Angle Control (BAC) Option - Pressing the BAC option toggles between NAV and TAC Bank Limits (BLIM). These are used by the autopilot when banking the aircraft. NAV BLIM limits aircraft bank angle to 30°, while TAC BLIM limits bank angle to 60°. Note that the autopilot may not be able to maintain altitude consistently with TAC BLIM selected, depending on altitude.

 

Hornet-Auto-Pilot.png"]Hornet-Auto-Pilot.png[/url]

 

Not the highest priority, but would be on the "nice to have" list.

 

Thank you!

For us it's a part of the task "Coupled autopilot modes".

Link to post
Share on other sites

Dear Kate,

 

I have a suggestion regarding the Mission preparation and set up cards:

Would it be an option to store those settings in an xml file (or any other format that is easy to read/edit) for example under the user files?

They could be easily read inside the plane by pressing a "load" button. I think that is the way the future Kiowa module will handle the files.

 

This would have huge benefits:

* You would create a compatibility for external mission planning tools like "combat flight"

* You could edit the mission card while still being in a mission and switch tasks without having to reconnect

* It would be easy to share reccon results between different flights without having to reconnect/restart the mission

 

* A benefit for the team:

This is a low hanging fruit. By enabling this option, your team can take some time developing a polished solution within DCS, while we can already take advantage of this functionality using external tools.

 

Win-Win... Less pressure or more time to develop more important stuff for your team.

Great opportunity and a huge variety of options for the user as he will get this feature way earlier than planned and would allow great interoperability with different modules.

 

This could set a standard for all data cartridge equipped aircraft.

 

Thank you for your effort

 

Best regards

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the update n roadmap goals Kate. Hopefully the second half of the year goes better then the first for hitting milestones, also hopefully as part of this we do see some of the incorrect 'assumptions' fixed? Eg flare load outs, limits on the ale-47 being useable only with master arm on, even though check lists for said unit warn to have it in stby during landings too prevent flare or chaff drop by accident (master arm is already off / inhibited with gear down )

 

On the datacard/muni/mission planner does this mean we will have an extended wait for long periods again? Ecause currently most of the 3rd parties have given us some form of mission planning and art loading through .lua or txt file in save games andmarker points in map. The current have to edit the mission method, doesn't work for multiplayer full stop and is really a core feature that needs some priority given it's as you said something that impacts more. Then just the hornet and really is a quality of life upgrade that has been promised for over a year now in some form.

 

In the intrum is there ANY chance we can have the settings in ALE_47.lua for thecmds program able to be user editable in savegames so it doesn't Break IC but ppl can program temporary cmds programs?currently ppl are editing it in the dcs/mods/f-18_lot20/cockpit/systems/ etc folder but that breaks ic as mentioned.

i7 8700k, ASrock Tachi 32gb Fury X DDR4, Warthog HOTAS, HP Reverb VR, trackir, win 10, RTX 3070

TGW Dedicated Server Admin, Australian PVE/PVP gameplay.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks very much Kate for promising Roadmap.

But I missed somewhere note about CBU-99 and Mk-20 Rockeye proper fuze options implementation. Now we have fuze - non existing in RW, already promised by ED to finalize that.


Edited by GumidekCZ
Link to post
Share on other sites

I would prefer to discuss the Mission planning tool as a separate thread and focus on it so the ideas are not lost. We want to incorporate the efforts that were already done by 3rd parties and refactor it together to prepare the best possible tools for all aircraft.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Dear Kate,

 

 

Could you please provide update if problems with MFDs exports and brightness are looked at ?

It was reported long time ago (last year ?) here

https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=251433&page=3

and it is still not corrected.

 

 

kind regards,

Intel Core i7-4790K CPU @ 4.00GHz, 16 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, X-56 HOTAS, Triple TM MFD Cougar custom built LCD set, Delan Head Tracking,

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Kate.

Just wondering, I assume that current bugs, e.g. shoot cue on AIM-9s etc. are additional to the list you published.

Intel i9 10900K 5.2GHz · MSI Gaming X Trio RTX 3090 · ASUS ROG STRIX Z590-F Wi-Fi · Acer 4K 32" XB321HK · Samsung 970 500Gb M.2 NVMe · 2 x Samsung 850 Evo 1Tb · 2Tb HDD · 32Gb Corsair Vengance 3000MHz DDR4 · Windows 10 · Thrustmaster TPR Pedals · TrackIR5 · Thrustmaster F/A-18 Hornet Grip · Virpil WarBRD Base · Virpil Throttle MT-50 CM3 · Virpil Alpha Grip · HP Reverb G2

Link to post
Share on other sites
In the intrum is there ANY chance we can have the settings in ALE_47.lua for thecmds program able to be user editable in savegames so it doesn't Break IC but ppl can program temporary cmds programs?currently ppl are editing it in the dcs/mods/f-18_lot20/cockpit/systems/ etc folder but that breaks ic as mentioned.

 

 

That's strange Rob, I've been editing mine with Notepad++ to change my programs since forever and it hasn't broken IC. What modifications are you doing to your file?

F/A-18C | F-14B | A-10C | UH-1H | Mi-8MTV2 | Ka-50 | SA342 | Super Carrier | Nevada | Persian Gulf | Syria |

 

[sIGPIC][/sIGPIC]

i7 4770 (3.9GHz) - 32GB DDR3(1600MHz) - GeForece GTX 1050TI - 1TB 860 EVO SSD

Link to post
Share on other sites
Dear Kate,

 

 

Could you please provide update if problems with MFDs exports and brightness are looked at ?

It was reported long time ago (last year ?) here

https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=251433&page=3

and it is still not corrected.

 

 

kind regards,

It's not related to Hornet only. This bug will be taken into consideration for development during summer time. However, I cannot say that we will definitely fix it this summer. We will have a special session to review bugs for DCS Core and work with the priorities.

Link to post
Share on other sites
All bugs or issues or improvements related to weapon systems are a bit different topic and has it's own pipeline.

 

Thanks for the clarification, Kate.

Intel i9 10900K 5.2GHz · MSI Gaming X Trio RTX 3090 · ASUS ROG STRIX Z590-F Wi-Fi · Acer 4K 32" XB321HK · Samsung 970 500Gb M.2 NVMe · 2 x Samsung 850 Evo 1Tb · 2Tb HDD · 32Gb Corsair Vengance 3000MHz DDR4 · Windows 10 · Thrustmaster TPR Pedals · TrackIR5 · Thrustmaster F/A-18 Hornet Grip · Virpil WarBRD Base · Virpil Throttle MT-50 CM3 · Virpil Alpha Grip · HP Reverb G2

Link to post
Share on other sites
Anyone know what the New and updated HOTAS functions is all about?

 

More functions since a LOT are currently missing. Basically similar to the Viper where you rarely need to touch the DDI OSB's to manipulate screens and change between modes.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you for the update. Great work so far :)

My Hangar:

F16C | FA18C | F14A/B | M2000C | AV8B | A10C/ii | KA50 | UH1H | Gazelle | FC3 | CA | Supercarrier

 

My Spec:

Obsidian750D Airflow | Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon | 8700K | 32GB DDR4 Vengeance @3600 | RTX2070 Super | ZXR PCIe | WD Black 1TB SSD | Log X56 | Log G502 | TrackIR | 1 badass mutha

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...