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DCS World Winter 2018 Sale is Here!

At long last, get great savings on the entire library of DCS World products! Lasting until January 7th, 2019, save 50% on most DCS World modules! This applies to aircraft, maps, and campaigns.

 

 

 

The only exceptions include:

 

  • DCS: F/A-18C Hornet at 25% off
  • DCS: Persian Gulf Map at 25% off
  • UH-1H Argo Campaign at 20% off
  • DCS: SA342 Gazelle at 15% off

Note: the sale only applies to released products.

 

Get these deals in the DCS e-shop

 

DCS World Eagle Dynamics Module Drawing

 

Want an Eagle Dynamics DCS module for free? Here is your chance! Just Share the following post on your Facebook page and you will be automatically entered in the drawing on January 7th, 2019. We will randomly select 10 winners to receive any currently available Eagle Dynamics module.

 

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DCS: P-51D Mustang and World War II Update

 

We are pleased to update our first Warbird for DCS World, the Mustang! This week’s update includes both a complete overhaul of the cockpit to include deferred shading and physical based rendering technology, as well as a more detailed 3D model and textures.

 

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In addition to a huge update to the cockpit, we have also greatly improved the external model and added the option to fly the P-51D-25-NA version. This was the most common P-51D for the European Theater of Operations (ETO) with its primary difference being its radio and IFF systems. This is most visible by the dorsal antenna.

 

As noted in previous newsletters, both the Bf 109 K-4 and Fw 190 D-9 have also gotten outstanding improvements to their cockpits and external models to bring it to DCS World 2.5 standards.

 

With the huge updates to the P-51D, Fw 190 D-9, and Bf 109 K04, and all the time and resources invested, the price of each warbird will return to $49.99; however, all three aircraft will take part in our Winter 2018 sale. These are free updates to existing owners.

 

 

These are free updates to existing owners.

 

Coming next year, we have new AI air units like the P-47D, Ju-88, Fw 190 A-8, A-20G, C-47, Bf 109 G, Mosquito, C-47 and others taking to the skies of DCS World War II. Of these, we are already at work making the P-47D, Fw 190 A-8 and Mosquito flyable. In parallel, the new damage model system is now being applied to all our warbirds.



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We also have a new and exciting World War II map in development.

 

DCS: P-51D Mustang - Blue Nosed Bastards of Bodney Campaign

 

Developed by Reflected Simulations, this campaign is the perfect setting to fly the newly updated Mustang!

 

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Become a member of the most famous fighter unit of the USAAF, take part in escorting large bomber formations, support the ground troops after D-day, or engage the Luftwaffe over the snowy hills of the Ardennes. The Blue Nosed Bastards of Bodney is a semi-historical campaign for the P-51D Mustang. It follows the 352nd Fighter Group from May 1944 through the Normandy landings until Operation Bodenplatte in January 1945. This campaign has a plethora of details and Easter eggs to make you feel like a young American flyboy in the Army Air Forces in 1944.

 

Key Features:

 

  • 14 semi-historical missions focusing on the 352nd Fighter Group
  • A detailed background story, mission contexts, checklists and encounter reports
  • Detailed briefings and briefing images, including separate PDF mission files
  • Unique kneeboard graphics and checklists for each mission
  • Hundreds of specially recorded voice-over messages and radio broadcasts
  • Historically accurate custom skins
  • A wide array of missions including fighter sweep, bomber escort, armed reconnaissance and ground attack

 

DCS: C-101 by AvioDev Update

 

This week, AvioDev is proud to make available the Enhanced Flight Model (EFM) for their C-101EB version and launch the more-weaponized C-101CC version.

 

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DCS: C-101 Aviojet module includes both the C-101EB and C-101CC models. The C-101EB model is the primary jet trainer and aerobatic display aircraft of the Spanish Air Force, whilst the C-101CC model, with its 7 hard-points and uprated engine, is a versatile light attack aircraft that has seen combat with the Honduras Air Force against drug traffickers. It is also in service with the Jordanian and Chilean air forces. The two models of the C-101 have many similarities that include cockpit layout, core-systems operation, and aerodynamic design. This commonality brings something for everyone to include lead-in jet training, advanced aerobatics, and light attack.

 

Features of DCS: C-101 include:

 

  • Complete electrical system modeling
  • Complete circuit breaker simulation with correct failed systems behaviors
  • TARSYN gyro system replicated with exacting detail
  • Accurate flight director system
  • Custom air data simulation (airspeed/altimeter behaviors, etc.)
  • Custom navigation system simulation
  • Complete fuel system modeling
  • Complete hydraulic system modeling
  • Flight controls/landing gear can sustain damage if poorly handled
  • Accurate pressurization system
  • Accurate oxygen system
  • Icing model
  • Fully adjustable cockpit and exterior lighting

 

A quick trailer on C-101EB/CC w EFM

 

 

 

DCS World 2.5.4 Open Beta

 

This week we updated the Open Beta from 2.5.3 to 2.5.4. Highlights of this Open Beta update include:

 

  • Updated P-51D Mustang to include the P-51D-25-NA version
  • Improved cockpits and external models for the Bf-109 K-4, Fw 190 D-9, P-51D Mustang, and Spitfire
  • Corrected blue fog
  • Increased AGM-65 range based on altitude
  • Fixed Su-33 late activation crash
  • Corrected ATC request for takeoff error
  • F/A-18C Hornet: added GBU-12/16/10 laser-guided bombs, A/A Waypoint (bullseye) and BRAA, AGM-65F SHIP mode, and corrected cockpit errors and ACM HUD symbology
  • Numerous improvements to the RAZBAM AV-8B NA and M-2000C, as well as the Heatblur AJS-37 Viggen

 

Please find the complete change log here

 

 

Happy Holidays,

The Eagle Dynamics Team

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DCS World Newsletter - 28 December 2018

 

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Winter 50% Off Sale. Last Few Days!

 

 

Lasting until just January 7th at 0600 GMT, save 50% on most DCS World modules! This applies to aircraft, maps, and campaigns. The only exceptions include:

  • DCS: F/A-18C Hornet at 25% off
  • DCS: Persian Gulf Map at 25% off
  • UH-1H Argo Campaign at 20% off
  • DCS: SA342 Gazelle at 15% off

Note: the sale only applies to released products.

 

Get these deals in DCS e-shop

 

Take advantage of these great savings while they last!

 

Pre-Order DCS: Christen Eagle II!

It is our pleasure to announce that DCS: Christen Eagle II by Magnitude 3 LLC is now available for pre-order on the DCS e-Shop for $23.99. A release of a feature-complete module is scheduled for January 23rd, 2019.

 

 

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The Christen Eagle II touches on many aspects not previously explored in DCS World. It aims to capture the unique experience of flying an aerobatic biplane capable of maneuvers previously not possible. The Christen Eagle II is an-easy-to fly airframe with a constant-speed propeller, and it includes inverted fuel and oil systems that allow the pilot to concentrate on the flight maneuvers.

 

The Christen Eagle II offers something to every virtual pilot, regardless if they are a veteran or a newcomer, combat pilot or an aerobatic artist!

 

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DCS: Christen Eagle II features:

  • Highly-detailed and fully functional dual cockpit
  • Highly-detailed external model with fully animated control surfaces and other systems
  • State-of-the-art internal and external textures
  • Exhaustive set of external liveries
  • Advanced flight model based on technical documentation and real Christen Eagle II pilot experiences
  • Complete aircraft system and subsystem modeling, which includes the Lycoming AEIO-360 engine, electrical, fuel and flight control systems
  • Fully functional KY-197 Radio
  • Authentic sound sets (canopy, cockpit items, engine)
  • A couple of instant missions and tutorials to get you started
  • Cooperative multiplayer – fly with a friend in the same aircraft, either as an instructor, student or a passenger
  • Complete aircraft flight manual

 

Modern Air Combat (MAC) Update

Since the announcement of MAC, we have been listening to customer feedback and we have been busy expanding the product to maximize your enjoyment. In addition to the 14 aircraft and four maps, we’ve been engaged with the following features that will bring the product to the next level flight game entertainment:

  • A redesigned Mission Generator that allows you to easily create exciting missions based on a selected mission type. This will provide a much more focused and fun gameplay experience that is designed around action and fun.
  • An entirely new interface. MAC will feature a very modern, intuitive and beautiful interface that will feel at home in 2018!
  • Taking advantage of the new Dedicated Server system, MAC will allow you to earn accomplishments and points that you can then use to purchase DCS World products. The new system has a detailed point-earning system that is also tied to leader boards and record scores.
  • Enhanced assists to help new players will come with MAC like auto-trim, navigation and target marker locations, and unified control inputs.

All of this will result in a much better product, but it has extended our development time. We look forward to bringing you MAC in the 2019!

 

DCS: BAE Hawk Update

We regret to inform you that VEAO is no longer a developer for DCS World. As such, they have also ceased support of their Hawk. Although we offered to support their product, they declined making the files available to do so.

 

Given this unfortunate situation, we will fully refund all Hawk customers that purchased the module starting from 1 October 2018. If you wish a full refund, please enter a support request here.

 

For those that purchased the Hawk prior to 1 October 2018, will continue to make DCS World 2.5.3 available, such that you can still fly the Hawk.

 

To avoid such issues in the future, all future 3rd party agreements are now required to make the game files available in case they are no longer able to support their product.

 

DCS World Updates

Due to the holidays and our staff taking some much-needed time off, our next DCS World update will be 16 January 2019.

 

 

Happy New Year!

The Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

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DCS World Newsletter - 4 January 2019

 

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Happy New Year!

From all of us at Eagle Dynamics, we want to wish you a happy new year and every success and happiness for 2019! We look forward to sharing it with you, and we have many exciting projects during 2019! What follows is a listing of aircraft projects that we and our valued-partners will be working on in 2019. We do not expect for all these projects to be released in 2019, but this is where our focus will be this year.

 

In next week’s newsletter we’ll talk about the non-aircraft projects that we’ll be working on during 2019.

 

DCS: MiG-19P by RAZBAM Simulations

 

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The DCS: MiG-19P by RAZBAM will be coming later this month! This early, Russian supersonic fighter further completes the line of MiG fighters in DCS World. MiG-15bis, MiG-19P, MiG-21bis, and MiG-29. Named “Farmer” by NATO, the MiG-19 was the first production, Russian fighter capable of supersonic flight and comparable with American “Century Series” fighters like the F-100, F-105, F-106 and others.

 

The MiG-19 is a great addition to the stable of 1950s fighters, with more to come.

 

DCS: F-14 by Heatblur Simulations

 

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Before the end of winter will see the release of the eagerly-awaited Tomcat! Brought to you by the same team the developed the extraordinary AJS-37 Viggen, the Tomcat will set new benchmarks in PC flight simulations. Following the initial release with the F-14B, the Heatblur team will follow that up with the F-14A version and a free USS Forrestal-class aircraft carrier!

 

Featuring front-seat and back-seat play for single and multiplayer, the Tomcat is a dominate fighter with the capability to also devastate ground targets.

 

Sharing the deck with Hornet’s DCS, World naval combat operations will take off in 2019.

 

DCS: F-16C Viper

 

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Our next marquee title from the Eagle Dynamics studio will be the famous F-16C multi-role fighter! An aircraft we’ve long wanted to simulate, we are excited to bring this legendary aircraft to the skies of DCS World. The F-16C is already well into development alongside the F/A-18C, and both aircraft share significant technology that will benefit both.

 

Specifically, we will be offering the F-16CJ Block 50 variant that includes the HARM anti-radar missile and HARM Target System (HTS) pod, laser- and GPS-guided munitions, advanced air-to-air systems like the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS) and AIM-9X and AIM-120 air-to-air missiles, data link systems, Sniper targeting pod, AN/APG-68 radar, and other systems.

 

DCS: Mi-24P Hind

 

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We have certainly not forgotten about all the rotor-heads! Work continues the deadly Mi-24P HIND. Using many of the same systems as the Mi-8MTV2, this project is well underway and will be a great addition to the stable of DCS World helicopters.

 

With the advancements in our terrain technology and the ability to create much more detailed low-altitude environments, the HIND will be a joy to fly. Combining both gunship and troop-carry abilities, the Mi-24P will certainly result in outstanding missions and campaigns.

 

Being a two-seat aircraft, the HIND will be a particularly interesting aircraft to fly with a friend online.

 

DCS: P-47D Thunderbolt, DCS: de Havilland Mosquito FB Mk.VI, and DCS: Fw 190 A-8 Shrike

 

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These three of these aircraft are well underway and we plan to release or more in 2019. With the addition of the new damage model, dynamic campaign, new World War II maps, and more units added to the World War II Assets Pack like the Ju-88, Bf 109G, C-47, A-20G, and others, DCS World War II will continue to grow and bring great new gameplay!

 

Other Aircraft

Other new aircraft in development for 2019 are the DCS: JF-17 by Deka Ironworks and the DCS: I-16 by OctopusG.

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DCS: F/A-18C Hornet

 

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Although not a new aircraft for 2019, the Hornet will certainly be a huge focus for us with the addition of the AGM-88 HARM, ATFLIR targeting pod, datalink and IFF systems, GPS- and INS-guided weapons, standoff weapons like Harpoon, SLAM, SLAM-ER, and Walleye, as well as continued work on the flight dynamics, navigation system, air-to-surface radar, Track While Scan and other air-to-air radar modes and sub-modes, and defensive systems.

The Hornet has been and will continue to be a massive and complex project.

 

Updating the Hangar, A-10C and Ka-50

Although we have a large set of new aircraft being worked on, it by no means that the older aircraft have been forgotten. Quite the contrary. Just like the recent update to the P-51D, Bf 109 K-4, Fw 190 D-9, and Spitfire LF Mk.IX, we will continue to update older products as their technology lags behind our current capabilities. The two biggest such projects being worked on for 2019 are overhauls of the cockpits and external models of the DCS: A-10C Warthog and DCS: Ka-50 Black Shark.

 

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DCS World Newsletter - 11 January 2019

 

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Last week we discussed the many aircraft projects that will be under development in 2019. Today, let’s look at some of the non-aircraft projects. As mentioned last week, we cannot promise that all of these will be released in 2019, but they will all be under focused development.

 

Ships

 

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Although we released a greatly improved and free Nimitz-class aircraft carrier at the time of the Hornet release, we are also working on a separate Nimitz-class aircraft carrier module. This product will have an incredible level of detail and include such features as a detailed and operable LSO and Air Boss stations, detailed modeling of the hangar, animated deck crew, briefing room, and control of the carrier.

 

Once this project is complete, the team will finish up the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer and then return to and release the updated Kuznetsov-class aircraft carrier.

 

Radio Communications

The biggest radio communications task are the aircraft carrier communications that includes CASE I, CASE II, and CASE III for departure, marshal, approach, and the Landing Signal Officer (LSO). Once this massive task is complete, we will move on to an overhaul of the airbase radio communications.

 

New Maps

 

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With 2018 we saw the release of the DCS: Persian Gulf Map. For 2019 we and our partners are working on two new World War II maps, a Syria map, a Falkland Islands map, and a new free map that we’ll discuss later in the year.

 

In parallel, we will be finishing up the Persian Gulf map with the addition of Liwa Airbase and Ras Al Khaimah airport; Al Ain Air War College; ruins near Shiraz, Kerman, and Bam; and fix remaining bugs. Once complete, it will be the largest DCS World map as measured from airfield to airfield.

 

Dynamic Campaign

While a hangar of great aircraft is certainly a wonderful thing, having an engaging, exciting, and dynamic combat environment is equally important. We have been developing the inner-workings of a dynamic campaign system which will continue into 2019. Based on the strategic goals and tactical situations, the systems will create dynamic Air Tasking Orders (ATO) that players then join to help their side to victory. This work is non-trivial, but we believe the addition of this system should be exciting for DCS users.

 

DCS World Multiplayer

 

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In the closing weeks of 2018, we made the Dedicated Server software available to a handful of trusted 3rd party online servers. Based on their feedback, we have been tuning and expanding the software to best suit customer needs.

 

One aspect of the Dedicated Server we are also exploring is the availability of free maps to Dedicated Server hosts.

 

In addition to this new Server software, the team has also been at work developing an integrated Voice Over IP (VOIP) system for DCS World which is based on the growing Web RTC standard. The first phase will allow users to use and create “rooms” and the second phase would integrate the VOIP into in-cockpit radio controls.

 

As mentioned in last week’s newsletter about Modern Air Combat (MAC), we also plan to include leader boards, rankings, and other online statistics for DCS World online players.

 

DCS World Foundation

In parallel to all the above, the team continues to work on the foundation items of DCS World like air and ground artificial intelligence, performance optimization, more detailed damage models for all unit types, Vulkan implementation, improved VR optimization and improved Touch Controller support, aircraft wake turbulence.

 

DCS World Steam Edition to DCS World e-Shop Transfer

You can now transfer modules purchased on Steam to your DCS World e-Shop installation. Note that this method only applies to Steam DLC that uses Steam protection, not StarForce keys, Starforce keys can be transferred as before. All keyless DCS World DLCs released on Steam from 12th May 2017 can be transferred.

 

Here are some modules released on Steam after 12-May-2017:

DCS: M-2000C

DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range map

DCS: Spitfire LF Mk.IX

DCS: AJS-37 Viggen

DCS: Normandy map

DCS: WW2 Assets pack

DCS: Su-33 for DCS World

DCS: AV-8B Night Attack V/STOL

DCS: F/A-18C Hornet

DCS: Persian Gulf map

 

Please see this link for complete directions:

 

https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/support/faq/500/#1510447

 

Given that Steam no longer accepts our 3rd party license keys, binding of keys purchased on the E-Shop cannot be transferred to the DCS World Steam Edition.

 

 

Hornet Mission of the Week

In our quest to bring more and more great, new content to the Hornet, we are now providing a Hornet Mission of the Week! The first mission can be found here:

 

River Run:

 

 

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