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Do you use the latest DCS stable version?


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Do you use the latest DCS stable version?  

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  1. 1. Do you use the latest DCS stable version?

    • Latest stable version (currently 2.5.6) or Open Beta
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    • Earlier 2.5.x stable
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    • Earlier 1.5.x stable
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Hi,

 

I'm curious to know how many of use the latest stable version or Open Beta and if not which version and why.

 

Please don't "judge" the reasons why some of us stay on earlier versions, whether hardware, software or personal taste, because we all have different expectations. Thanks in advance.


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Personally I reverted to 2.5.3 because of a lighting issue that I could not solve in the latest stable version ie 2.5.6

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Latest stable, pretty decent, I noticed the lighting in the Caucasus doesn't seem to be as upgraded compared to SoH (particularly concerning runway and taxi lights), not sure if it's different in the latest OB.

Modules I own: F-14A/B, Mi-24P, AJS 37, F-5E-3, MiG-21bis, F-16CM, F/A-18C, Supercarrier, Mi-8MTV-2, UH-1H, Mirage 2000C, FC3, MiG-15bis, Ka-50, A-10C (+ A-10C II), P-47D, P-51D, C-101, Yak-52, CA, NS430, Hawk

Terrains I own: Syria, The Channel, SoH/PG, Marianas

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I use the lastest version, it has some issues, but overall I'm ok with it.

 

 

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Thanks all for your votes and posts.

 

So far it looks like I'm among the very few minority who has reverted to an earlier version.

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I use the latest open beta version, I know its got its quirks but I'm ok with it.

Hardware - Windows 10 Pro, Intel i7 4770 3.4Ghz, 32gb DDR3, Gigabyte Aorus Xtreme 1080 TI 11gb, 250gb SSD & 500gb M.2 SSD for DCS World, Dell VR headset, T.16000M FCS & TWCS Throttle.

Modules - A10A, A10C, A10C II, BS2, F15C, F16C, F/A18C, L-39, MI24P, MIG 29, P47D, SU 33, Supercarrier, WWII Assets

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I use always the latest OpenBeta version. If one module is broken i can use another one or if DCS OB is broken i play some other games.

Modules: KA-50, A-10C, FC3, UH-1H, MI-8MTV2, CA, MIG-21bis, FW-190D9, Bf-109K4, F-86F, MIG-15bis, M-2000C, SA342 Gazelle, AJS-37 Viggen, F/A-18C, F-14, C-101, FW-190A8, F-16C, F-5E, JF-17, SC, Mi-24P Hind, AH-64D Apache

 

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these post to me are very silly. just download the open beta and be done w/ it. no reason to have 4 versions of the game... do you guys play other games and when a update comes out you have multipole copies as well?

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Thanks all for your votes and posts.

 

So far it looks like I'm among the very few minority who has reverted to an earlier version.

It actually looks like you're the only one to do so ;)

(unless the 1 vote for "Earlier 2.5.x stable" wasn't you)

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Always latest open beta.

PC: i7 9700K, 32 GB RAM, RTX 2080 SUPER, Tir 5, Hotas Warthog Throttle, VPC MongoosT-50CM2 Base with VPC MongoosT-50CM2 Grip, VKB-SIM T-RUDDER PEDALS MK.IV. Modules : NEVADA, F-5E, M-2000C, BF-109K4, A-10C, FC3, P-51D, MIG-21BIS, MI-8MTV2, F-86F, FW-190D9, UH-1H, L-39, MIG-15BIS, AJS37, SPITFIRE-MKIX, AV8BNA, PERSIAN GULF, F/A-18C HORNET, YAK-52, KA-50, F-14,SA342, C-101, F-16, JF-17, Supercarrier,I-16,MIG-19P, P-47D,A-10C_II

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Preferentially Stable. Do most flying and mission creation there - especially now that the Channel map is available in Stable. It varies but lately I'd say over 90% of my usage has been on Stable. I've been doing mostly GA flying and training recently.

 

I use Open Beta for the features that are not available in Stable and for the occasional MP action.

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There is almost always some bug in the stable version that I want fixed. The open beta version almost always fixes the bug but adds one or more new ones. Given that neither version is 100% satisfactory, I tend to run the open beta to get to fly the early access aircraft as soon as possible. I got tired of burning up so much hard drive space maintaining both versions. So, I only use the open beta for now.

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Using latest stable. Lighting never looked better and more realistic to me so I assume the issue is on OP's end.

 

It's not only me. Read that thread : https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=281315

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Yes, only stable. Always.

Supercarrier | Flaming Cliffs 3 | M-2000C | AJS-37 Viggen| MIG-21Bis | L-39 Albatros | Yak-52 | Spitfire LF MK IX | Mig-15Bis | Mig-19P Farmer | P-51D Mustang | F/A-18 | F-14 | F-5E Tiger II | C-101 Aviojet | I-16 | UH-1H Huey | Mil MI-8tv2 | Sa 342M Gazelle | Combined Arms | NS-430 Navigation System | NEVADA | Persian Gulf | Normandy1944 | World war II assets pack | Black Shark 2 | F-5E Agressors ACM campaign |F-5E Agressors BFM Campaign | L-39 Albatros Kursant Campaign | DCS:Syria

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I could understand only two reasons to not update:

2.5.3 for a Hawk

1.5 for performance on an old rig

...maybe if you go through a campaign it's good to stay on one working version too


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I use latest Stable.

MODULES: A10C Warthog,AH-64 D APACHE,AJS Viggen,AV8B Harrier,BF109 K4,C101 Aviojet,F14 Tomcat,F16 Viper,F5 Tiger,F86 Sabre,FA18C Hornet,FW190A8,FW190D9,I16 Ishak,JF17 Thunder,KA50 Blackshark,L39Albatros,Mirage2000C,MI24P,MI8MVT2,MIG15BIS,MIG19P,MIG21BIS,Mosquito FB VI,P51D Mustang,P47D Thunderbolt,SA342 Gazell,SpitfireIX,TF51D,UH1H Huey,Yak52.

OTHER:Flamming cliffs,Combined Arms,WW2 Assets Pack,SuperCarrier.

TERRAINS: Nevada,Caucasus,Normandy,Persian Gulf,Syria,Channel,Marianas. 

 

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Many thanks all for your votes.

 

The trend is clear for the population who responded to this poll.

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. My Reviews: Oilfield Campaign - Argo Campaign l My Mission: Huey Ramp Start Voice-Over New!

. Microsoft Force Feedback 2 base modded with a CH Fighterstick - VKB Sim T-Rudder Mk.IV Pedals

. Intel i5 4670K @4.3 GHz - 32 Gb DDR3 - MSI GTX 1080 - ASUS PG278QR 27" 2K @165 Hz G-Sync

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