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DCS World Summer Sale and Beta Updates

 

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DCS Summer Sale 2019 is Ongoing!

Lasting until July 14th, enjoy 50% on most DCS World products. This includes most of the aircraft, maps, and campaigns available on the DCS e-Shop

 

Note that this is the first time that the DCS: Persian Gulf Map has been discounted to 50%. If you have been holding out on this map, now is the time to add it to your collection!

The Steam Summer sale is also now available, and all discounts available on our e-Shop are also available on Steam

 

Exceptions to 50% off include the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet, DCS: Christen Eagle II, and DCS: I-16 at 25% off, and DCS: F-16C Viper, DCS: F-14 Tomcat, DCS: Fw 190 A-8, and DCS: MiG-19F Farmer are not participating in this sale due to being in pre-order or recently released.

 

DCS: Fw 190 A-8 Now on Steam

 

Fly the Anton now on Steam

 

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Designed for the German Luftwaffe by famed aircraft designer Kurt Tank in the late-1930s, the Fw -190 was the backbone of the Luftwaffe in both fighter and attack bomber roles. Powered by a large radial engine, the A version of the Focke-Wulf 190 was superior in many ways to the Bf 109s and Spitfires at the time of its introduction. In fact, this led to the development of the Mk.IX version of the Spitfire. The Spitfire LF Mk.IX and the Fw 190 A-8 make excellent counterparts for DCS World. The Fw 190 later evolved into the Fw 190 D-9, also available on DCS World.

 

Many of the Luftwaffe’s aces racked up their impressive kill counts in the Fw 190 A due to its impressive fire power, excellent low to medium altitude performance, durability, and ease of flying. It saw action on both the eastern and western fronts where it was both respected and feared by allied pilots. Armament included two synchronized fuselage-mounted 13 mm MG131 machine guns and four wing mounted 20mm Mauser MG151/20E canons, two of which - synchronized. The Anton could also be loaded with unguided rockets and bombs.

 

The A-8 version of the Fw 190 entered production in February 1944, and it was powered by a BMW 801 D-2 radial engine. In addition to excellent low- and medium-altitude performance, the engine was also very rugged. Along with the F-8 version, it also had thicker armor around the engine. The engine also received the C3 injection system that provided an emergency boost of 1,980 PS in short durations.

 

Key Features:

 

  • Unmatched flight physics that allow you to truly feel what it's like to fly this legend.
  • Highly detailed, six-degrees-of-freedom (6 DOF) cockpit.
  • Interact with cockpit controls with your mouse.
  • Accurate Fw 190 A-8 model, squadron markings, and weapons.
  • Detailed modelling the Fw 190 A-8 instruments, weapons, engine, radios, fuel, and electrical systems.
  • Battle the Spitfire LF Mk.IX and P-51D Mustang in single and multiplayer games.

 

Updates of Airdrome Equipment

We continue to update the old models of airfield equipment. In the screenshots, you can see the new model of the Russian fire truck on the URAL truck base and the new model of the standard APA electrical airfield unit which will soon appear in the game.

 

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DCS World Open Beta Update

This week we released Open Beta 2.5.5.33057. Highlights of this Open Beta include:

DCS World:

  • Mouse movement is no longer required for map coordinate to update after format change.
  • Improved sound engine to handle more close sound sources.
  • Improved bow wake for ships at high speed.
  • Added server option for wake turbulence.
  • Added Mach to Aircraft panel in the Mission Editor.
  • Added tire damage for AI aircraft.

F/A-18C:

  • Corrected fuze settings for the AGM-154C.
  • Further engine sound improvements.
  • New missions.
  • Collision model corrections.

RAZBAM AV-8B:

  • Removed 3xGBU16 payload option as not realistic.
  • Improved steerpoint navigation, mark points and target points to be more realistic.
  • Corrected TACAN and TACAN OFFSET errors.
  • EHSD improvements.

Heatblur F-14B:

  • Fixed potential crash related to TCS.
  • Numerous flight and systems improvements and bugs fixes.

 

 

On top of that update, we have also prepared a Hotfix for today. Some highlights from it are:

DCS World:

  • Fw 190A-8 Introduced to Steam
  • Sound to country restored
  • Fixed Gun-Sight and HUD filters interaction with glass

F/A-18C:

  • Ground & Sea units will not show up on the SA page anymore

Flaming Cliffs

  • Restored working of the switch route points or airfields LCtrl+~ combo

You can also find this changelog here.

 

 

Sincerely,

The Eagle Dynamics Team

 

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DCS Summer Sale 2019 is Ongoing!

 

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DCS Summer Sale 2019 is Ongoing!

This Sunday, 14 July, marks the conclusion of our 2019 summer sale. Enjoy 50% on most DCS World products while it lasts. This includes most of the aircraft, maps, and campaigns available on the DCS e-Shop.

Note that this is the first time that the DCS: Persian Gulf Map has been discounted to 50%. If you have been holding out on this map, now is the time to add it to your collection!

Exceptions to 50% off include the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet, DCS: Christen Eagle II, and DCS: I-16 at 25% off, and DCS: F-16C Viper, DCS: F-14 Tomcat, DCS: Fw 190 A-8, and DCS: MiG-19F Farmer are not participating in this sale due to being in pre-order or recently released.

 

Ka-50 Black Shark Update

As mentioned in an earlier newsletter, we are providing a fantastic, free graphical update to the Ka-50 Black Shark. This entails an entirely new cockpit and external model, textures, and the latest graphics technology like deferred shading and physical based rendering. When complete, it will be a radical improvement over the existing model.

The cockpit 3D model is nearly complete and it’s now awaiting texturing.

 

We will also be providing an upgrade option that adds several new systems to the Black Shark, we will go into those at a later date.

 

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DCS World Update

This week we updated the release version of DCS World and highlights:

DCS World:

  • Mouse movement is no longer required for map coordinate to update after format change.
  • Improved sound engine to handle more close sound sources.
  • Improved bow wake for ships at high speed.
  • Added server option for wake turbulence.
  • Added Mach to Aircraft panel in the Mission Editor.
  • Added tire damage for AI aircraft.

F/A-18C:

  • Corrected fuze settings for the AGM-154C.
  • Further engine sound improvements.
  • New missions.
  • Collision model corrections.
  • Added PRECISE mode for waypoint entry
  • Now possible to input negative elevation values to the HSI
  • Donor Aircraft could show some land and sea units as air targets on the SA page - fixed

RAZBAM AV-8B:

  • Removed 3xGBU16 payload option as not realistic.
  • Improved steerpoint navigation, mark points and target points to be more realistic.
  • Corrected TACAN and TACAN OFFSET errors.
  • EHSD improvements.

Heatblur F-14B:

  • Fixed potential crash related to TCS.
  • Numerous flight and systems improvements and bugs fixes.

 

Please find the complete changelog here.

We plan the next Open Beta for 17 July 2019.

 

Sincerely,

The Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

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DCS 2019 Summer Bonus Sale and Other News

 

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DCS 2019 Summer Bonus Sale!

Starting at 0900 GMT on 18 July 2019 and lasting until 0900 GMT on 1 August 2019, we will have our Summer 2019 bonus point sale! During this period, you can use bonus points to purchase up to 50% of the price on all Eagle Dynamics modules released. For example: if a product is priced at USD 29.99 and you have enough bonus points then you can use them for up to a maximum value of USD 14.99, the remainder would need to be paid for as usual. (Heatblur Simulations and Magnitude 3 LLC are not participating in the sale.)

Existing Bonus points will expire on 1 June 2020. Bonus points cannot be exchanged for ED Miles or cash.

 

On 1 August 2019 at 0900, we will launch the new ED Miles rewards system!

ED Miles are similar in many ways to airline miles and can be earned/awarded and used as follows:

  • Regardless if a product has just been released, is already on sale or in pre-purchase, you will always earn ED Miles on the price you paid for the purchase. For each purchase, you will earn 10% of the Purchase Price in ED Miles. As an example: if you purchase something for USD 29.99 you will be awarded 2990 ED Miles worth USD 2.99 on the DCS World e-Shop.
  • You can use ED Miles to purchase any product participating in the program, regardless if they are just released, already on sale, or as a pre-purchase!
  • There is no limit on the number of ED Miles you can use for a purchase. If you have enough ED Miles, you can even pay for an entire product just using ED Miles.
  • ED Miles earned are valid for three calendar years from the time of your last DCS World e-Shop purchase.

 

Note that ED Miles cannot be redeemed for cash or any other conversion, and a list of 3rd parties participating in the program will be provided at launch.

 

F/A-18C Aggressors BFM Campaign by Maple Flag

The F/A-18C Aggressors BFM Campaign is now available from our e-Shop

 

 

The FA-18C Aggressors BFM campaign puts you in the cockpit of an FA-18C Hornet, as a new Aggressor pilot with VFC-12 the "Fighting Omars" on loan to the 65th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base. Based on real-world procedures, you will fly as Red Air against Blue Air Forces. Upon arrival, you will fly a familiarization flight around the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR). Then you will face a series of challenging Basic Fighter Maneuver (BFM) missions against similar and dis-similar aircraft.

 

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  • Your opponents include the F-4E, F-5E, F-14A, F-15C, F-15E, F-16C, F/A-18C, M-2000C, MiG-29G, CF-188, MiG-21 and Su-27.
  • Additionally, there are 12 single player practice missions with in-air starts so you can perfect your BFM tactics, techniques and procedures.
  • There are over 1000 voice-overs and over 45 pages of briefing material including the RED FLAG Spins, Red Forces In Flight Guide, Maps, Diagrams, Custom Knee-boards and Mission Data cards.

 

You will need DCS 2.5, the DCS: FA-18C Hornet module and the DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range Map Module for this campaign.

 

 

Eagle Dynamics at Flying Legends 2019

 

Last weekend part of our staff participated in the most iconic 2nd World War aviation flight show at Duxford, UK. Hosted by our sister company, The Fighter Collection, it’s an amazing show that you should definitely put on your bucket list!

 

This not only gave us the opportunity to see many iconic fighters, fighter-bombers, bombers and other airworthy warbirds, it also gave us the chance to get valuable research information that is not available in any book or archive.

 

We were also able to record cockpit sounds from the P-51D Mustang at take-off and through different flight regimes. We also had the opportunity to talk at great length with Erich Brunotte, a german fighter ace with 33 confirmed kills, that helped shed some light on the German warbirds. Getting such valuable feedback from the vanishing number warbird pilots is of great value to DCS World.

 

Should you plan to attend Flying Legends 2020, give us a shout on our forums and we would be more than happy to have a chat with you. See you at Duxford!

 

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DCS World Open Beta Update

This week the DCS World Open Beta was updated to version 2.5.5.33552. Highlights of this update include:

DCS World

  • Reduced chatty “tally bandit” calls.
  • Corrected coalition cargo script.
  • Realigned yellow boxes for training missions.
  • Corrected Linebacker, Avenger, and Igla SAM systems.

 

F/A-18C

  • HUD TD box now shows a hemisphere over it when both ownship and donor classify a contact as friendly.
  • Extending the landing gear after a belly landing will no longer cause an explosion.
  • Fixed loss of Gun after firing off all Mavericks.
  • Zuni Rockets no longer pause after every 4 rockets.
  • Hydra Rockets no longer stop firing after 4 rockets.
  • PLID & STEP functions have been added to the SA Page - Currently WIP.
  • INTERVAL BOMBING in AUTO & CCIP modes has been fixed.
  • Removed wing unfold function from auto start sequence.
  • Pilot kneeboard is now functional.
  • Corrected NVG graphic artifacts.

 

Most of the development work is concentrated on the Litening targeting pod, air-to-ground radar, AGM-84D Harpoon, AGM-62 Walleye I and II, fleshing out the data link / SA page, improving MSI for LTWS mode, dynamic launch zones for INS/GPS-guided weapons like JDAM/JSOW/SLAM/SLAM-ER, Pre-Briefed mode for HARM, and Aircraft / Mission Planner Cards.

 

Fw 190 A-8

  • Adjusted gun sight glass tint.
  • Increase/Decrease RPM Mouse Tips in wrong place was removed.
  • Control stick connectors and lamp intensity animation added.
  • Clock connectors and animation corrected.
  • Added animation for the CB covers.

 

AV-8B Night Attack

  • CTD when entering a new waypoint bug fix.
  • INS Stuck on invalid steerpoint bug fix.
  • EHSD not clearing after un-designating a target bug fix.
  • EHSD does not display range to waypoint bug fix.
  • EHSD Waypoint numbering corrected when using SEQ bug fix.
  • Kneeboard now displays the AWLS channel list.
  • RWR Codes updated to include J-11A and F-14B.

 

Please find the complete changelog here

 

Sincerely,

The Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

 

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DCS: F-16C Trailer and Last Days of DCS Bonus Sale

 

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DCS: F-16C Viper Trailer

The official Viper reveal trailer is here! Created by our video producer “GlowingAmraam”, the video highlights the beautiful lines, performance, and capabilities that will make the Viper a must-have module for DCS World. Thank you for the tremendous support and we hope you enjoy it!

 

 

Order the Viper now from our e-Shop and save 20%

 

The Viper pre-order is also available on Steam for 20% off:

 

The F-16C is a single-seat, single-engine multirole fighter that was developed in the 1970s. More than 4,500 units were manufactured and are operated today by 26 countries where the aircraft performs numerous missions that include air superiority, close air support, precision bombing, air defense suppression, reconnaissance and more. Few other aircraft can match its versatility, maneuverability, firepower, and huge production numbers.

 

Nicknamed the Viper by its pilots, the F-16 was designed with a reclined seating position for high G tolerance and a single-piece bubble canopy for exceptional visibility and comfort. Its lightweight and powerful F-110-GE-129 engines provide a greater than 1:1 thrust ratio.

Housed in the nose of the Viper is a multifunction APG-68(V)5 radar. The aircraft can also be equipped with multiple sensors such as the LITENING targeting pod and HARM Targeting System (HTS).

 

The Viper is armed for air-to-air combat with Sidewinders, AMRAAMs, and an internal 20mm 6-barrel Gatling gun. It can also be loaded with a wide range of air-to-ground weapons that include general-purpose bombs, rockets, canister munition, Mavericks, laser- and GPS-guided bombs, and more. The F-16 provides endless gameplay in DCS World!

 

Last Days of the DCS 2019 Summer Bonus Sale!

Lasting until 0900 GMT on 1 August 2019, we will have our Summer 2019 bonus point sale! During this period, you can use bonus points to purchase up to 50% of the price on all Eagle Dynamics modules released. For example: if a product is priced at USD 29.99 and you have enough bonus points then you can use them for up to a maximum value of USD 14.99, the remainder would need to be paid for as usual. (Heatblur Simulations and Magnitude 3 LLC are not participating in the sale.)

 

 

Existing Bonus points will expire on 1 June 2020. Bonus points cannot be exchanged for ED Miles or cash.

 

On 1 August 2019 at 0900, we will launch the new ED Miles rewards system!

ED Miles are similar in many ways to airline miles and can be earned/awarded and used as follows:

  • Regardless if a product has just been released, is already on sale or in pre-purchase, you will always earn ED Miles on the price you paid for the purchase. For each purchase, you will earn 10% of the Purchase Price in ED Miles. As an example: if you purchase something for USD 29.99 you will be awarded 2990 ED Miles worth USD 2.99 on the DCS World e-Shop.
  • You can use ED Miles to purchase any product participating in the program, regardless if they are just released, already on sale, or as a pre-purchase!
  • There is no limit on the number of ED Miles you can use for a purchase. If you have enough ED Miles, you can even pay for an entire product just using ED Miles.
  • ED Miles earned are valid for three calendar years from the time of your last DCS World e-Shop purchase.

 

Note that ED Miles cannot be redeemed for cash or any other conversion, and a list of 3rd parties participating in the program will be provided at launch.

 

Fight for Honor Charity Tournament Announcement

Eagle Dynamics SA, in association with DCS World Events, Thrustmaster, and Folds of Honor, presents the "Fight for Honor 2019" Digital Combat Simulator World Dogfighting Tournament. Pick any aircraft and dogfight for a chance to win Eagle Dynamics DCS World modules, Thrustmaster gear, and the chance to fly and learn from real world combat aviators in DCS.

 

To participant in this event, standby for an announcement on the Splash One Gaming webpage

 

Tournament Details:

  • The Fight for Honor tournament will be a single-elimination 1v1 tournament having combatants fly against each other in best 2 out of 3 matches taking place on the Georgian Caucasus map in DCS World.
  • Participants will be allowed to use any aircraft of their choosing that is available in DCS World.
  • Opening day rounds will take place on September 7th and 8th.

 

Many of the matches that take place during the Fights for Honor tournament will be live-streamed. These live streams are open for anyone to watch even if they're not a tournament participant. If you wish to watch these matches live, make sure to bookmark DCS World Events on Twitch and Youtube prior to tournament go live.

 

“Aviation is proof that given the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.” (Eddie Rickenbacker)

 

Sincerely,

The Eagle Dynamics Team

 

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New Bf 109 K-4 Campaign and the Hornet Gets Some Eyes

 

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DCS: Bf 109 K-4 Jagdflieger Campaign Available!

 

The Jagdflieger campaign for the Bf 109 K-4 by Reflected Simulations is now available for purchase from the DCS e-Shop

 

 

It's March 1944, the beginning of the end. The Reich has become a fortress without a roof. The large formations of Allied four motors have become daily visitors. Come, join the German Luftwaffe in these dire times. Jump into one of JG26's Messerschmitt Bf-109-s and find out what it’s like to attack the "fat cats" head-on, or to take off in a hail of bullets from the attacking Mustangs. Watch the Allied forces land on the beaches of Normandy and support the retreating Wehrmacht. Let all the details immerse you in this semi-historical campaign and make you feel like a young Jagdflieger fighting a lost battle, where, like 1944, survival is the most you can hope for.

 

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Key Features:

  • 12 semi-historical missions focusing on JG26 from March to July 1944
  • A detailed background story, mission contexts and checklists
  • Detailed briefings and briefing images, including separate PDF mission files
  • Unique kneeboard graphics for each mission
  • Over 250 specially recorded voice-over messages and radio broadcasts
  • Historically accurate custom skins
  • A wide array of missions including free hunt, intercept, bomber escort and ground attack

 

Launch of the ED Miles!

On 1st August 2019 at 0900, we launched the new ED Miles rewards system!

 

ED Miles are similar in many ways to airline miles and can be earned/awarded and used as follows:

  • Regardless if a product has just been released, is already on sale or in pre-purchase, you will always earn ED Miles on the price you paid for the purchase. For each purchase, you will earn 10% of the Purchase Price in ED Miles. As an example: if you purchase something for USD 29.99 you will be awarded 2990 ED Miles worth USD 2.99 on the DCS World e-Shop.
  • You can use ED Miles to purchase any product participating in the program, regardless if they are just released, already on sale, or as a pre-purchase!
  • There is no limit on the number of ED Miles you can use for a purchase. If you have enough ED Miles, you can even pay for an entire product just using ED Miles.
  • ED Miles earned are valid for three calendar years from the time of your last DCS World e-Shop purchase.

 

Note that ED Miles cannot be redeemed for cash or any other conversion, and a list of 3rd parties participating in the program will be provided at launch.

 

DCS World Open Beta Update

This week we launched a big update that included some great improvements to the Hornet in particular:

  • The initial release of the AA/ANQ-28 Litening Targeting Pod (WIP). Other modes like air-to-air mode, INR tracking, additional HUD symbology, and slave to target point, and other functions will be added later in early access.
  • Marking a target on the SA page with PLID is now shown correctly on the radar page.
  • Sharing PLID info in Multiplayer is displayed correctly to and from donors.
  • STEP data now matches radar data for a selected target.
  • Fixed SA page STEP marker does not pass through all displayed contacts.
  • SA page EXPAND option added.
  • Fixed JDAM TOO mode not setting correctly for WPTs loaded as TOO MSN 1 or TOO MSN 2.
  • Fixed radar showing target as hostile even if DL and NTCR are turned off.
  • MSI donor HAFU not displayed on RADAR page is fixed.
  • Fixed a crash that could happen when trying to restart AUTO at the end of a WP route.
  • Fixed disabling AUTO in mid-route could break AUTO sequence.
  • TDC movement now shuts off STEP.
  • Radar altimeter is now set correctly at zero before Hornet start-up.
  • Huge updated the Hornet Guide.
  • Fixed CTD when setting bomb interval.

 

After this Open Beta, the next big system to add will be the AGM-84D Harpoon anti-ship missile.

 

You can read the complete changelog here

 

Some of these include:

  • AGM-88 now tracking slow-moving ground radar emitters.
  • Multiplayer improvements.
  • Improved AI pathing over bridges.
  • Improved AI carrier deck taxi behavior.
  • Great improvements to the AV-8 Night Attack, M-2000C, and the C-101.

 

 

Sincerely,

The Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

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Newsletter Glitch and Supercarrier Images

 

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Dear pilots,

 

We apologize for the blank newsletter today. For the first time since we started the newsletters we suffered a glitch in the delivery process. We hope it will be the first and last! We are working to fix this asap.

 

In the meantime, here are some screenshots of the upcoming DCS: Supercarrier!

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We apologise for the hiccup and trust you will have a wonderful weekend.

 

Sincerely,

The Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

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Supercarrier and Fight for Honor Updates

 

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DCS: Supercarrier Update

Since our last update on this eagerly awaited module, our team has been focused on several core features of simulation of a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier:

 

Creating the most accurate and detailed carrier model ever created for a flight simulation. This is not simply an update to the existing John C. Stennis aircraft carrier that we released last year, but rather a new object that is built from the ground up with accurate dimensions, high-resolution mesh and textures; animations for the elevators, antennas, defense systems, launch officer bubble, risers, catapults, jet blast deflectors, and more. The module will include unique skins for all ships of the Roosevelt sub-class that includes the Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), George Washington (CVN73), John C. Stennis (CVN-74), and the Harry S. Truman (CVN-75). Not only will there be the correct names and CVN numbers, but we also plan unique textures and deck weathering for each ship!

 

The Supercarrier will include the most accurate simulation of carrier communications you have ever heard in a game. This includes Case I, II, and III operations and unique voice overs for departure, marshal, approach, tower, the landing signal officer (LSO), and even messages over the 5 MC. Many of these parts are voiced by service members that filled the actual roles! We will also include the needed voice over files to support all aircraft types that have flown from a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, including the F-14.

 

To make the carrier deck feel alive, deck crew is a must. We are doing this through a combination of static-placed deck crew with animations that mission creators can place and fully pathed and animated deck crew that support launch operations from all four catapults. We are pushing this feature past anything that has been done before.

 

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In addition to these three core areas, we are also working on / planning:

  • Up to 18 spawning locations on the carrier deck.
  • Flood lights in addition to standard lighting.
  • Long Range Laser Lineup System.
  • Barricade net.
  • Deck equipment like the crane, fire truck, and mules.
  • Detailed Landing Signal Officer (LSO) station with functional panels to control cut lights, wave off lights, manual ball control, and PLAT camera. This can be crewed while in VR.
  • “Burble” effect behind the carrier.
  • Air Boss station that can also be occupied in VR and allow control of the flood lights, barricade, and view the PLAT camera.
  • Immersive, 3D, Ready Room with functions to view briefings, load aircraft, view PLAT camera, vie the “Greenie Board”, view kill board that is tied to online statistics. All of this with a VR option.
  • Combined Arms support for steering the carrier and using weapons.

At this time, we have no release date or pricing, but they will be available at our very soonest.

 

DCS World Open Beta Update

For the second week in a row, we are updating the DCS World Open Beta. Highlights of the update this week include:

DCS World

  • AGM-154A now corrected for wind conditions.
  • Increased draw distance of static objects to compare to AI/Player objects
  • Increased draw distances of Map objects

DCS: F/A-18C

  • Added work-in-progress AGM-84D Harpoon in BOL mode.
  • AGM-65F IR Option WHT/BLK now only changes proper elements and not entire screen.
  • FLIR - LTD/R - LST Key Assignments now available in Options.
  • EXPAND will close when target is lost.
  • EXPAND will not affect the Radar causing loss of targets.
  • SCS Depress no longer controls Point/Area Track selection.

You can read the complete change log here

 

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Fight for Honor Enrollment is Open

In support of Folds of Honor and in cooperation with DCS World Events, Thrustmaster, and C.W. Lemoine, we are happy to support the Fight for Honor charity event.

 

Enrollment

 

 

Pick any aircraft and dogfight 1 v 1 (guns only) against other players across the world in this charity event to support the fallen and their families. DCS pilots will fight for the opportunity to fly in DCS with real F/A-18 and F-16 fighter pilots C.W. "Mover" Lemoine or Trevor "Gonky" Hartsock. All proceeds of this event will benefit Folds of Honor

 

Opening day rounds will take place later on September 7th and on the following day, September 8th. Closing tournament rounds will then be taking place the weekend of the 28th and 29th. Participants will be flying multiple times on each day as long as they continue to win.

 

Age requirements: 18 | Registration is now open and will last until 5 Sept 2019 | Registration fee is $20 USD

 

You must have an account already registered on dcs-world.com before registering. Join the DCS Discord for more detailed info about the tournament. Upon registration, users must select any official DCS aircraft they will be flying with throughout the tournament. The free modules are allowed. Registrants will submit their information into the FOH website and a CSV will be compiled and sent to DCS World Events. Registrants will be contacted with their time slots.

 

  • 1st place DCS flight with C.W. Lemoine, Thrustmaster F/A-18C HOTAS Add-on Grip, and F-16 Module or DCS module from Eagle Dynamics module of choosing
  • 2nd place DCS flight with Gonky, DCS module from Eagle Dynamics of choosing
  • 3rd Place DCS module from Eagle Dynamics of choosing

 

Sincerely,

The Eagle Dynamics Team

 

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Viper and Open Beta Update News

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DCS: F-16C Viper Update

As we draw closer to the early autumn 2019 early access release of the Viper, progress has been rapid. You can find a list of our planned early access features here.

 

Our viper is already dropping bombs in CCIP and CCRP modes and strafing targets, and the navigation systems, flight model, and art is quite far along. The current focus is on rockets, air-to-air weapons and radar, the landing gear and underside of the aircraft, and tuning the flight model.

 

Next week we will start regular instruction videos. The first will be a cockpit orientation, and following that will be taxi and takeoff, waypoint navigation, VFR landings, and then unguided bomb attack.

 

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DCS: UH-1H Huey - WORLDS APART Spring 2025

Download now from the E-shop.

 

 

This is a story-driven campaign that places you in the role of a German Bell UH-1H Helicopter Pilot serving in the “WOLF PACK” squadron, a unit of the German Light Aircraft Group (Heeresflieger).

 

You are part of a four-person crew that consists of your Commanding Officer Peter Berger, two Gunners Hans and Tom, and you, Frank, as the right seat co-pilot. Fly missions with your squadron leader, WOLF ONE, and other helicopter and fixed-wing units. Missions include other air, ground, and naval forces from different countries. You will conduct day and night unarmed transport, armed patrol in various weather conditions.

 

  • 12 challenging missions
  • More than 1400 voice-overs
  • Voice actors with an American, German, and Russian accents
  • And more than 170 pages detailed documentation
  • Mission-specific information that is integrated into the kneeboard pages

 

 

DCS World Open Beta Update

This week we released a new Open Beta update with the following highlights:

  • Mission editor changes and fixes
  • AGM-84D Harpoon now works in multiplayer for the Hornet and adjusted FLIR polarity for the Maverick
  • Corrected A-10C crash caused by the TAD
  • Updates to the F-15, AJS-37, and C-101

Next week we plan an update to the “Stable” version.

 

Sincerely,

The Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

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DCS: F-16 Viper Cockpit Tour & More

 

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DCS: F-16 Viper Academic Video #1: Cockpit Tour

Here is the first of the much-anticipated academic video series by executive producer Matt “Wags” Wagner. Enjoy this video that details the office for the DCS World Viper pilot. This video will give you a good idea of what is where and how detailed this new module will be. This orientation will be the basis for later Viper academic videos. It has been checked over by real-world Viper pilots to make sure you are getting the best Viper experience-to-date.

 

 

Wake Turbulence Visualization

You have been experiencing wake turbulence in DCS for a few months now, but as in real life, you haven't yet seen it. Now using particle visualization, we can show you the turbulence in action for the first time.

 

 

DCS: Bf 109 K-4 Jagdflieger Campaign Available on Steam!

The Jagdflieger campaign for the Bf 109 K-4 by Reflected Simulations is now available for purchase from the DCS Steam Store

 

 

It's March 1944, the beginning of the end. The Reich has become a fortress without a roof. The large formations of Allied four motors have become daily visitors. Come, join the German Luftwaffe in these dire times. Jump into one of JG26's Messerschmitt Bf-109-s and find out what it’s like to attack the "fat cats" head-on, or to take off in a hail of bullets from the attacking Mustangs. Watch the Allied forces land on the beaches of Normandy and support the retreating Wehrmacht. Let all the details immerse you in this semi-historical campaign and make you feel like a young Jagdflieger fighting a lost battle, where, like 1944, survival is the most you can hope for.

 

Key Features:

  • 12 semi-historical missions focusing on JG26 from March to July 1944
  • A detailed background story, mission contexts and checklists
  • Detailed briefings and briefing images, including separate PDF mission files
  • Unique kneeboard graphics for each mission
  • Over 250 specially recorded voice-over messages and radio broadcasts
  • Historically accurate custom skins
  • A wide array of missions including free hunt, intercept, bomber escort and ground attack

 

DCS World Update

This week we updated the release version of DCS World and highlights:

DCS World:

  • Scripting Engine. Function coalition.getAllCargos and coalition.getStaticObjects corrected.
  • Corrected Stinger MANPADS guidance.
  • AGM-88 HARM will now update emitter tracking while the missile is in flight for better accuracy against slow-moving targets.
  • Increased draw distance of static objects to compare to AI/Player objects
  • Increased draw distances of Map objects
  • Tasks ‘Follow’ and ‘Escort’ can be performed now at the ‘Takeoff’ waypoint

F/A-18C:

  • Wing fold function removed from autostart sequence on CV.
  • STEP data now matches Radar Data for a selected target.
  • SA page STEP marker doesn't pass through all displayed contacts - fixed
  • SA page EXPAND option added
  • TDC movement now shuts off STEP.
  • Added work-in-progress AGM-84D Harpoon in BOL mode (for single player first)
  • EXPAND will not affect the Radar causing loss of targets
  • DCS: Bf-109K-4:
  • Fixed the MW50 gauge animation.
  • Ammunition counters are now pre-set.
  • Ammunition counter dials now work with assigned axis.

DCS Fw 190 A-8:

  • Adjusted gun sight glass tint.
  • Increase/Decrease RPM Mouse Tips in wrong place was removed.
  • Control stick connectors and lamp intensity animation added.
  • Clock connectors and animation corrected.
  • Added animation for the CB covers.
  • Light animation tuned. CockpitLocalPoint coordinates, cockpit external geometry edited.

DCS A-10C:

  • Corrected training missions (no longer stuck while waiting for user response).
  • A-10C LWS could not see other aircraft lasers from more than 3-4 km; this has been increased to 10 km.
  • Crash when user changed TAD profile after cold start fixed

 

Please find the complete changelog here.

 

While we wanted to try and release an Open Beta release this week, we were unable to finalize a build, we will now shoot for our normal Wednesday schedule and release on Sept 4th, 2019. We are hoping to include a fix to the AI Issues on Dedicated Servers using the no render option, plus much more.

 

Sincerely,

The Eagle Dynamics Team

 

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DCS WWII Assets Pack & More

 

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DCS WWII Asset Pack News

We know many of you are excited to have new additions to the WWII Asset Pack and today we can show you that the skies and seas will be a little busier. First, we have the Douglas A-20 Havoc G. This variant came into service in February of 1943, and was the most produced version of the Havoc. It has two Wright R-2600 14 cylinder radial engines and is equipped with six fixed 12.7 mm Browning machine guns in the nose and two 12.7 Browning machine guns in a dorsal turret. It can carry up to 4000lbs of bombs and was considered a formidable light attack bomber. We believe it will be a great addition for missions in DCS WWII.

 

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Coming to the waters of DCS WWII is the Type VIIC German U-boat. A workhorse of the German Navy starting in 1940, this U-Boat saw extensive action throughout the war. In 1942 the German navy experimented with what was called “U-flak”, adding extra anti-air protection to their submarines. While this worked for a short time, the RAF made their own adjustments, and the U-flak boats were discontinued and converted back to standard attack boats.

 

New Model for the T-72B3 coming

Coming soon to the DCS World battlefields is an updated model of the T-72B3. This upgraded version of the T-72B saw action in Syria and is destined to keep the type operational into the foreseeable future. The tank is equipped with a 125 mm smoothbore main gun, a 12.7 mm roof-mounted machine gun, and a coaxial 7.62 mm machine gun. It can also fire the 9M119 and M119M guided missiles. It is equipped with the same armor used on the T-80 and T-90 main battle tanks. This new model should bring a lot more immersion to not only ground attack missions, but Combined Arms as well.

 

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DCS World Open Beta Update

This week we released a new Open Beta update with the following highlights:

  • Issues with -norender and Dedicated Server were solved
  • Issues with JDAM and Auto-bombing on the Hornet fixed
  • Spitfire sun glare fixed
  • Many updates to RAZBAM, Heatblur and Magnitude 3 modules

 

You can read the complete changelog here.

 

Next week we plan an update to the “Stable” version.

 

Many thanks to all our faithful community.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

The Eagle Dynamics Team

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DCS A-10C Updates & More

 

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DCS: A-10C Graphic Updates

One of the most anticipated updates right now is the free updates to the A-10C cockpit. 3D modelling is mostly complete and texturing is well underway. Today we would like to show you the amount of detail going into different parts of the cockpit, in this case, the seat. In the near future, we will be showing off some of the texturing work as well.

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DCS: F-16 Viper Academic Videos

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As most of you know, new info on the DCS: F-16 Viper has been coming fast and furious. Matt ‘Wags’ Wagner has been cranking out his academic videos and you can see the first 5

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The latest being DCS: F-16C Viper - Navigation

 

Much like the Hornet, these videos will continue right through Early Access helping you learn the Viper as it develops.

 

DCS: F/A-18C Current News

We know many users are concerned about progress on the Hornet with everything else going on, but we can assure you that we are still hard at work on getting the Hornet completed. Currently, AGM-62 ‘Walleye II’ is making good progress, but we need to develop a new man-in-the-loop data link from scratch for this. This is taking a lot of the team's time currently. When this new tech is completed though, it can later be used for the SLAM and SLAM-ER. As well, this week Range & Bearing Launch mode (R/BL) was added for internal testing for the Harpoon, as well as POP and SKIM options added to Terminal Mode, these should be coming to an Open Beta release very soon.

 

DCS Events BFM Tourney

Have you been watching the Fight for Honor BFM tournament on Twitch? There has been some incredible matches so far. As an example here is a fight between B3RNO vs Rossmum. Check it out and more at the DCS World Events Twitch channel!

 

DCS World Release Update

This week we moved Open Beta to Release with the following highlights:

  • Issues with -norender and Dedicated Server were solved
  • Issues with JDAM and Auto-bombing on the Hornet fixed
  • Spitfire sun glare fixed
  • Many updates to RAZBAM, Heatblur and Magnitude 3 modules

 

You can read the complete changelog here.

 

Next week we plan an update to the Open Beta version.

 

We appreciate everyone's support as always.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

The Eagle Dynamics Team

 

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DCS: P-47 Updates & More

 

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DCS: P-47 Progress Update

One of the most anticipated WWII modules for DCS is the P-47 and we are excited to say it is getting close. We now have a brand new external model and cockpit in final phase of completion and our FM guru Yo-Yo is hard at work on the turbo-compressor unit and remaining FM issues. It shouldn't be much longer before you will get your hands on this wonderful module.

 

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Helicopter Progress

Our 3D artists continue to work on the new cockpits for both the Ka-50 and the new Mi-24 Hind. As you can see below they are coming along nicely. We look forward to sharing more information on both these products as they progress.

 

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DCS World Update

We sincerely apologize for not releasing a new Open Beta update this week, we should be back with one next week. One of the big fixes to be included will be a solution to the aircraft bouncing when taking off from a carrier and landing at an airfield. While you wait, the Grim Reapers found a nice little workaround, check out the video here. Thanks to Cap and his team at GR for their help.

 

https://youtu.be/CxWNl1ns0ns

 

As always, we highly appreciate your support!

 

Yours sincerely,

The Eagle Dynamics Team

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WWII Updates & More

 

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DCS: F-16C Viper Release Update

Dear all, we are very sorry for the confusion regarding the release date which was registered on Steam. Since we started the pre-order, we stated that the early access release would be sometime in early Autumn 2019. On Steam, we were requested to enter a best estimate date in order to make the product available for pre-order. This happened months ago and at the time our best estimate was 25 September 2019. However, on the store page, we indicated early Autumn 2019 which is the official project release plan and this has been reflected in almost all videos, updates, and other news on this project. We will announce the actual day of release next week.

 

DCS: P-47 Turbocharger Development

Our FM designer, Dmitry “Yo-Yo” Moskalenko, shares some insight into the development of the P-47, specifically the turbocharger unit.

 

The P-47, in my mind, will be one of our most interesting aircraft from an engine handling point of view. We believe that it will be very challenging for users. It is one of the most interesting planes for developers from an engineer's point of view.

 

 

Let’s start from the point that this plane has no automatic boost control for manifold pressure, so it’s very easy to have it under or over-boosted during a dogfight. The automatic turbo governor of A-13 type (the most popular type) is far from perfect as the MP rises during climb and requires the pilot’s attention. Besides that, the pilot must watch the turbine speed and reduce boost not to over-speed as well as watch the carb temperature to avoid detonation.

 

Modelling the turbocharger, on the one hand, was new for us, but on the other hand, it represented an expansion of our existing thermodynamics method of modelling gas turbines and piston engines. So, we just added two existing parts: a turbine and a compressor coupling with a shaft, as we did for a gas turbine engine. The waste duct – a nozzle with a variable area – was used in our gas turbine engines and even in the War Emergency Power system for FW190A8 (waiting for its red button in the cockpit). The standard P&W R2800-5 engine with two-stage single speed geared supercharger receives fresh air not from the ram inlet but from the turbo supercharger – compressed and warmed through the intercooler which lowers its temperature. The exhaust gas flow feeds the turbine for compression.

 

 

Our system of equations, based on mass conservation law for airflow through the engine and gas parameters at each station, is now much heavier than with simple supercharger but remains robust. An automatic governor maintains the backpressure controlling the waste duct area. As nobody knows the exact parameters of the turbine and the charger, research was conducted as usual to determine their parameters from the data contained in several available test reports.

 

 

After calculations, the turbocharger was tested using the same schedule as for the real flight test profiles. The results are shown in the graphs. The first graph is a result of the “hands-off” test showing the backpressure kept at the same level as was set on the ground to generate 52” of Manifold Pressure and thus engine power increases with altitude gain. The second graph represents the test with MP kept constant manually, similar to the real test.

 

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Damage Model Development Update

As we draw closer to the release of the new damage model, we would like to share some more of the small details that we think are really going to make this exciting for users once they get to try it themselves.

 

In modelling the different systems on the aircraft, we also focus on many aspects of the undercarriage. Now you can lose brakes on a specific wheel, suffer hydraulics failure on particular piston, and even damage the drives for the gear themselves. In addition and as shown in the images below, you can take damage that would cause the up or down locks to fail. This means you could suffer gear droop or gear collapse on landing.

 

As always we appreciate your patience and support as we prepare this radically new damage system for you. We are very excited for you to try it out for yourselves.

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Reflected Simulations Screenshot Contest

Celebrating the release of his 3rd WWII campaign, Reflected Simulations announced a screenshot contest. The 2 best submissions will be rewarded with a key to his upcoming F-86F Sabre campaign, or one of his WWII campaigns. You can apply until October 31st by posting your screenshots in this thread.

 

As always, we highly appreciate your support!

 

Yours sincerely,

The Eagle Dynamics Team

 

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DCS: F-16C Viper Early Access Release

 

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Why the F-16C

The Viper was the next logical extension to the F/A-18C Hornet. They both have a similar multi-role mission and share many of the same underlying technologies and systems. As such, we can be much more efficient by leveraging core technologies and features for both aircraft. The Viper is also cool aircraft that has been produced in massive numbers, with an equal number of fans around the world. It was a no-brainer.

 

Release Trailer

 

Development Start

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Every aircraft starts from the engine and flight model and follows by 3D modelling and development of all the systems. We started to develop the heart of the Viper in October 2018 creating the needed design documents and collecting as much information available to us. The main production phase started in April 2019 with many placeholder objects up to what you see now this will continue until the module is considered feature completed and can be moved from Early Access to release.

 

Development Speed

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We have never developed a product so fast. Not only is this a testament to our amazing development team, but it also showed the value of creating core technologies that can be applied to multiple aircraft. The development of projects that are similar in tech will always help the speed of creating new tech. You can even see this in our WWII aircraft with similar engine types, and new tech for those.

 

Current Early Access Features

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As development starts, a plan is put into place on what the key features will be required to make an enjoyable product in an Early Access environment. Much thought is always put into what will allow the most gameplay with features still to come. Even development of the Hornet, and what was most popular as it developed, as an example, the targeting pod. Of course, this is all based on how the systems tie together in development, and sometimes that can push much-requested features further out, you can see this with IFF as an example.

  • F-110-GE-129 turbofan engine
  • AN/APG-68(V)5 multi-mode radar
  • AN/ALR-56M Radar Warning Receiver
  • CCIP (Common Configuration Implementation Program) update
  • ALE-47 countermeasure system
  • Color Multifunction Display (CMFD) symbology, Horizontal Situation Display (HSD) format, and Head-up Display (HUD) symbology
  • Digitally TACAN and Electronic Horizontal Situation Indicator (EHSI)
  • RWS, SAM, and ACM A/A radar modes
  • RWS, SAM, and STT air-to-air radar modes
  • BDU-33, GBU-10, GBU-12, Mk-82LDGP, Mk-82AIR, Mk-82SE, Mk-84LDGP, CBU-87 CEM, and CBU-97 SFW unguided bombs
  • 2.75” rockets
  • Helmet Mounted Cueing System (HMCS)
  • AIM-9L/M/P/X Sidewinder
  • AIM-120B/C AMRAAM
  • M61A1 20mm cannon
  • Litening targeting pod

 

New developments for the Viper

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  • TWS and other A/A radar modes
  • Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS)
  • Link 16 Data Link
  • Identify Friend or Foe (IFF)
  • A/G radar modes
  • AGM-65D/G/H/K Maverick
  • AGM-88C HARM
  • AN/ASQ-213 HARM Targeting System (HTS)
  • GBU-24A/B laser-guided bombs
  • BRU-57/A Smart Rack
  • CBU-103 CEM and CBU-105 SFW Inertially Aided Munitions (IAM)
  • GBU-31/A and GBU-38/B JDAM
  • AGM-154A and AGM-154B JSOW
  • Integration of the JHMCS with the HARM Targeting System (HTS), Link 16, and AIFF
  • Night Vision Goggles (NVG)
  • ALE-50 towed decoy

 

What to wait for next?

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  • IFF
  • TWS
  • Programs for CMDS
  • Autopilot (HDG SEL and STRG SEL modes)
  • INS setup and DED page
  • FM/FLCS/engine tuning
  • AA and AG mode missing indication

 

Current Known issues

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With this Early Access release, we have already identified and are tracking the number of issues that were not fixed for this build. If you see the issue listed here, there is no need for it to be reported in the ‘Verified Bug’ section for the Viper on the forums.

  • All things Damage Model are currently WIP
  • Pilot body WIP
  • Wing Flex WIP
  • DED symbols not affected by reflection
  • Seat Shadows in the cockpit not complete
  • LAU-3 firing issues after reload
  • LERX vortexes only on-air start
  • Some stores alignment issues remain
  • Tanker can send ‘transfer complete’ in error
  • OBOGS BIT Switch isn't clickable
  • MPO check shows nothing
  • Depressible Reticle Switch doesn't affect on HUD
  • Some MP sync issues remain
  • AoA bracket is bouncing around while taxiing under 60kts.
  • No animation on the engine inlet fans
  • Pilot shows still in the cockpit after ejection
  • EQUIP HOT caution light doesn't illuminate after for AIR SOURCE selected OFF
  • AWACS Declare not available
  • ENG CONT switch doesn't affect nozzle position
  • Trying to eject with seat unarmed causes ejection soon as the seat is armed
  • HUD IAS delta is too big comparing with info bar
  • In certain cases, Afterburner flame overlaps engine nozzle
  • HUD velocity switch doesn't display Ground Speed
  • AR floodlight and other lights on fuselage doesn't work
  • ALT GEAR Handle isn't clickable
  • HUD Brightness Control Switch not functioning
  • EMER Jettison and GRND jettison not functioning
  • Seat adjustment moves POV but not model
  • PNEU label is not displayed
  • Hook doesn't extend
  • Infobar shows wrong flaps value
  • Stores Drag WIP
  • Active and Time to Intercept calculations for DLZ

Q&A from community

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Q: The number of available skins?

A: Default skin only.

 

Q: Can I use bonuses to purchase?

A: Yes.

 

Q: Why is the DED not listed at all? Are there no plans to fully simulate the DED?

A: DED is an important part of different systems. As functionality for these systems is added, corresponding pages on DED will be added.

 

Q: Are there any plans to include a virtual pilot for the Viper?

A: Of course.

 

Q: How is the FBW-based PFM developed from publicly available data to something that is actually so close to reality that a Pilot/SME is able to validate it and sign off on?

Q: The FLCS for the F-16 had to be constructed from the ground-up. How was that process?

A: Building FLCS from scratch was a difficult task, requiring a lot of research and a lot of effort, due to complexity and a lack of information. F-15C and F/A-18C development experience came in handy.

 

Q: When implementing something like the RWS radar mode into the F-16, how much of that code is able to be transferred straight from the F/A-18C into the F-16C, and how much has to be modified/rewritten completely?

Q: How much common codebase do the Viper and Hornet have? Will developing systems and weapons for both be seamless and much easier as EA development continues? Can this common base also be applied to future fixed-wing products like the F-4E?

A: A significant amount of code has been reused, which greatly simplified and accelerated development. In the future, this will help in the development of other modules. However, there are still many things we created from scratch.

 

Q: In the future will there be other variants?

Q: is there ever going to be DLC's for F-16 that simulate different F-16's? ( i.e Block 40 Night Falcon, Block 30 )

A: Perhaps, we will consider this option.

 

Q: Is the Sniper pod still being considered further down the road?

Q: Will the sniper pod make a return?

A: Yes.

 

Q: Will Hornet and Viper be feature-tied when it comes to development and update? So if one got AGM-65 (just an example), will the other be getting it at the same time? (or around the same time?)

A: We will try to. It is in our interests too.

 

Q: Was wondering if there are plans to implement the Viper's AGCAS to save pilots from GLOC death.

A: Too modern for the modelled variant.

 

Q: How will LGB's work starting online from a cold/dark empty plane on day1? I.e. where do you set the LGB code? Will this be a server setting that bombs will default to?

A: Laser code is set in a mission in EA. Later we will add the ability to set the code on a runway, similar to F-5E-3.

 

Q: Is there anything more you can share at this point regarding Ground Radar?

Q: How far is the development regarding ground radar?

A: Work in progress.

 

Q: For us who don't have cool detents on our throttles, is there any plans to add a similar feature the hornet has (the finger lift to after burner) that'll prevent me from accidently hitting the burner when I'm trying to only go to full mil?

A: It’s already in EA.

 

Q: Can HARM targeting system and Litinging targeting pod be mixed in the future?

A: Carried together - yes.

 

Q: The F/A-18 already has HARM. Will we be seeing that available for the Viper in POS/HAS modes before the HTS pod is released, or will you be waiting to release them as a bundled upgrade?

A: We will start from common modes and then proceed to HTS.

 

Q: When can we expect TWS for the f-16?

A: This is one of our priorities for the near future.

 

Q: What are the deliverables expected of the F16 Viper before the developers move back onto completing the Hornet?

A: Engineers will return to Hornet development in the near future.

 

Q: Will there be a "Viper mission of the week (month? can't remember)" like you initially did with the Hornet?

A: About once a month.

 

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DCS: F-16C Viper Week 1 & AI Changes

 

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Viper and Hornet Update

With the early access release of the Viper, we are now focusing on the most pressing bugs and desired new features for the Hornet and Viper. We have been reading all your feedback, and this is the biggest factor in determining our priorities. While not a complete list, here are our priority items for the Hornet and Viper in our roadmap (please note that the items listed are not in any sequential order):

 

F/A-18C Hornet

Targeting Pod

  • Slave to waypoint / target point
  • Line of sight indication on the HUD
  • Coordinate display
  • Cursor Zero and Snowplow modes

Radar

  • Track While Scan (TWS) mode
  • SPOT mode
  • AACQ mode

Weapons

  • Release of the AGM-62 Walleye
  • Dynamic launch zones for JDAM and JSOW
  • Pre-Briefed (PB) mode for AGM-88 HARM

Avionics

  • Correct the ability to pull 30 G by disabling the G-limiter circuit breaker as a cheat
  • Automatic Carrier Landing System (ACLS) mode

Countermeasures

  • Smaller flares option that can be up to 60 on the aircraft

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F-16C Viper

External Art

  • Complete external skin and provide a template to the public
  • External lights
  • Centerline fuel tank
  • Add wing flex
  • Additional skins
  • Visual damage model

Cockpit Art

  • Add pilot body to cockpit view (VR)

Systems

  • EEGS Level-5 and Lead Computing Optical Sight (LCOS) gunsight when target is locked on radar
  • Identify Friend or Foe (IFF) system
  • Corrected AIM-120 Dynamic Launch Zone (DLZ) that correctly accounts for A (active) and T (time to impact) times
  • Track While Scan (TWS) radar mode
  • Air-to-Air Radar to include Control page (set PRF, contact fade, etc.)
  • Targeting pod (target range indication, SP/CZ/TGT indications, azimuth indication angle indication [waterline with line], GRAY indication, north arrow, M mask indication).
  • If AIM-9 and AIM-120 are loaded, selected aft on the dogfight switch should select AIM-9 and pressing forward should select AIM-120
  • Emergency jettison button
  • Ability to create and modify steerpoints form the UFC
  • Steerpoints must auto-sequence when option selected from STPTY DED page
  • Toggle missile type select with missile step button for more than .8 seconds
  • Lock indication on the RWR is missing. It should be a circle. At missile launch, then the circle should flash.
  • Complete CMDS manual mode programming.
  • When a contact is locked while in NAV mode, changing to AA mode should not remove the lock.
  • Only a long press aft on the DMS switch should turn the HMCS on and off. Currently, up, right, and left also have this function.

 

 

AI vs the New Damage Model

As the new damage model is being implemented, tested and tuned for all our WWII modules we are making sure that all aspects of gameplay are checked and tuned as well. Is this case, with the new damage model we noticed that the AI can be very accurate, and many times testing vs the AI, they would land all shots center mass, any times scoring a pilot kill before anything else.

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To deal with this we have added a couple of new functions to the AI. First, we added error aiming offset, this will prevent the AI from shooting at the center of the model, and will be adjusted based on the skill set in the Mission Editor. This makes it more realistic when you manage to get some distance on the AI, but letting them in close will still be as deadly as expected.

 

Secondly, there is also a function for tracers aiming correction, this means that when the AI is using tracer rounds, the AI will correct its aim only as the AI fires on a target. The time required for the AI to adjust its aim is based on skill level as well, so excellent level AI will adjust their aim much faster than lower-skilled AI.

 

Now this is only the first phase of these changes, the next adjustments will focus on targeting of key components and areas of different aircraft, as we were told by Luftwaffe fighter pilot Erich Brunotte, they were instructed to fire on the inner left engine on B-17s as there were some critical systems that were not doubled located there. This will allow the AI to be more precise as far as targeting aircraft components going forward.

 

Lastly, we have tuned how aggressive the AI is when firing on a disabled or already destroyed enemy plane, currently with new damage model testing, the AI would unload on you, and not let up until every part of you was a flaming hunk of wreckage, now, the AI should recognize when you are damaged enough, or dead and stop firing, hopefully this will allow the AI to maintain more ammo, and be more useful in large scale fights.

 

These new AI features should be available in this week's Open Beta update, we ask you to share your experiences with the AI tweaks and give us feedback on your personal experience with it.

 

DCS World Open Beta Update

This Friday we are releasing a new Open Beta update with the following highlights:

  • AI Combat Improvements
  • R/BL mode for Harpoons on the Hornet
  • A number of fixes for the DCS: F-16 Viper
  • A number of fixes for the DCS C-101 by AvioDev

 

You can read the complete changelog here.

 

Many thanks to all our faithful community.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

The Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

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2019 Autumn Sale & Viper/Hornet Updates

 

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2019 Autumn Sale starts today!

We are happy to announce that the DCS World Autumn 2019 Sale is here with incredible savings on most DCS World products!

 

 

Lasting until November 4th, save 50% on most DCS World modules! This applies to aircraft, maps, and campaigns. The only exceptions include:

  • DCS: F/A-18 Hornet by ED - 25% off
  • DCS: Persian Gulf Map - 25% off
  • DCS: Christen Eagle II by Magnitude 3 LLC – 25% off
  • DCS: F-14 Tomcat by Heatblur Simulations – not on sale at this time
  • DCS: F-16C Viper by ED – not on sale at this time

Get these deals starting today in the DCS E-shop

 

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We will also be participating in the Steam Halloween Sale.

 

Open Beta update

We released a new Open Beta update this week. Much of the focus has been on the Viper and includes initial Basic IFF and fuel tank jettison. On the Hornet front, we are introducing the AGM-62 Walleye ER/DL with support from the AWW-13 Data Link Pod. Along with these highlights, many more fixes have been included and you check out the complete changelog here.

 

Development Report #1

In order to provide greater transparency in our endeavours, we are happy to introduce a new series of Development Reports. These will shed light on some of the most requested features and their progress.

 

New AI FM (GFM) - currently in progress

Last week we introduced some new skills for our AI pilots, and we want to thank you for the feedback. We are happy to hear that it’s making a big difference! We are also working on what we term the GFM (General Flight Model), and this is the new FM for the AI that you may have heard us hint at earlier. This FM will support asymmetric payloads, and naturally crosswind landings. We think this will make the AI pilots fly in a more realistic and human fashion. The GFM will not only simulate kinematic movement, but also true stability and controllability characteristics of the plane and their natural behavior at takeoff and landing. The current effort is on building variations of mass and moments of mass in flight. In the future, we will develop the principal functionality to support super maneuverability.

 

 

UH-1H Multi-Crew Functionality - currently in internal testing

This hugely anticipated feature is close to seeing the light of day. We have begun internal testing of multi-crew functionality for the Huey. The initial testing is progressing well, and it will allow two pilots to fly the Huey as a team. Pilots will be able to interact with each other’s panels, and it should be a beet fun addition to an already excellent module.

 

Next week we will share some new information about Modern Air Combat (MAC) and the Supercarrier module.

 

Thanks for your support.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

The Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

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2019 Autumn Sale Continues!

 

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2019 Autumn Sale Continues!

Time is running out; have you picked up a new DCS World module? Whether it’s a new aircraft, terrain or campaign, now is a great time to get that module. Most of our modules are available at 50% off, with the following exceptions:

  • DCS: F/A-18 Hornet by ED - 25% off
  • DCS: Persian Gulf Map - 25% off
  • DCS: Christen Eagle II by Magnitude 3 LLC – 25% off
  • DCS: F-14 Tomcat by Heatblur Simulations – not on sale at this time
  • DCS: F-16C Viper by ED – not on sale at this time

 

 

 

Whether you are a seasoned DCS World pilot or a newcomer, we want to hear what modules you chose and your experience so far. If you are new to DCS World, come to our forums and say hello; you’ll find lots of help to get you in the air!

 

Fear not DCS World for Steam users; we haven't forgotten about you! The same discounts will be available in the upcoming Steam Halloween Sale.

 

DCS World Update

On Monday we released an Open Beta hotfix for the Hornet and Gazelle. You can see the Hotfix changelog here.

 

The next update will be an Open Beta for next Wednesday. Once a few more critical items are addressed for the Viper and Hornet, and we are sure the program is stable, we will release an update to the release/stable version of DCS World. Thank you for all the Open Beta feedback and bug reports, and it has helped tremendously.

 

Thanks for your dedication and support of DCS World!

 

Development Report #2

We had hoped to share more information about Modern Air Combat (MAC) this week, but the information wasn’t quite ready. Instead, we are happy to show progress on the updated A-10C cockpit. The cockpit is being recreated from the ground up and an all-new 3D mesh, textures, and effects. Our goal is to bring the Warthog up to 2019 standards, and this includes a great VR experience.

 

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Another item in development is the DCS: Supercarrier module. We recently completed the external model, and we plan to make CVN-71 & CVN-74 versions available at early access launch. The team is now focused on implementing the high-poly Landing Signal Officer (LSO) and Air Boss stations. Here is a list of the planned Early Access features, but this list is subject to change.

 

Early Access Features

  1. New Nimitz-class aircraft carrier model:
    • Highly detailed polygon model.
    • High-resolution textures that include realistic weathering and markings
    • Animated arresting wires and blast shields
    • Animated radar antennas
    • Animated aircraft elevators
    • Catapult bubble between catapults 1 and 2
    • Steam from catapults
    • Risers (guard rails) around aircraft elevators when lowered
    • Long-range line-up lights
    • IFLOLS
    • Animated “rabbit lights” along landing area centerline
    • Deck lighting
    • Functional air defence weapon systems:
      • Sea Sparrow
      • CWIS
      • Sea RAM

[*]Option for Nimitz-class aircraft carriers of the Roosevelt sub-class:

  • CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt
  • CVN-72 Abraham Lincoln
  • CVN-73 George Washington

[*]Deck parking allowing up to 14 aircraft to be spawned on deck. We will review the possibility of increasing this number to 18 in the coming months.

[*]Carrier radio communications for Case I, Case II, and Case III.

[*]Static deck vehicles (AS32A-31A Flight Deck Tractor, AS32A-32A Hangar Deck Tractor, AS32A-36 Aircraft crash and salvage crane, P-25 Fire Fighting Vehicle) that can be placed by mission designers.

[*]Static deck crew that can be placed by mission designers.

[*]Animated deck crew for bow and waist catapults launches.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

The Eagle Dynamics Team

 

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Ka-50 & Open Beta Update

 

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Steam Halloween Sale & DCS Autumn Sale Continues

Dear Steam users, the Steam 2019 Halloween Sale ends today! Just a few more hours remain to get great DCS World Steam Edition savings. Our E-Shop Autumn sale will continue until November 4th, with the following exceptions:

 

DCS: F/A-18 Hornet by ED - 25% off

DCS: Persian Gulf Map - 25% off

DCS: Christen Eagle II by Magnitude 3 LLC – 25% off

DCS: F-14 Tomcat by Heatblur Simulations – not on sale at this time

DCS: F-16C Viper by ED – not on sale at this time

 

 

 

Open Beta Update

This week we released an update for Open Beta. This patch included a number of updates for the Hornet and Viper, as well as several 3rd Party modules. You can view the entire changelog here.

 

Some highlights are:

  • Hornet: Many fixes for the AGM-62 Walleye & AWW-13 data pod
  • Viper: INS implemented (WIP)
  • Spitfire: Updated Sounds
  • Fw190 A-8: electric circuitry fixes

 

Development Report #3

The new Ka50 3D cockpit model is already at the texturing stage. Remember, this will be a free enhancement for existing Black Shark owners. In mid 2020 we plan to release a brand new external model along with certain new weapons and avionics systems with even greater cockpit enhancements. The product will also come with new missions, mission functionalities and gameplay. This module will be named Black Shark 3 and will be available at a substantial discount for existing Black Shark 2 owners and at full price for new users. Enjoy the screenshots below.

 

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Other Development Updates which might be of interest:

 

  • F/A-18C Hornet: the team is focused on the completion of the AGM-62 Walleye, updating the Harpoon, implementing dynamic launch zones / release points for JDAMs and JSOWs and Pre-Briefed mode for the AGM-88 HARM. The Team are working on completing and improving the current weapons prior to moving on to new systems such as the SLAM and SLAM-ER. TWS and enhanced radar modes will follow.
  • P-47D: A lot of work is being put into the external model that includes the landing gear, landing gear doors, intercooler and oil cooler flaps, landing flaps and creating realistic paint schemes. The cockpit is coming along well with remaining work mostly on the lighting and cockpit-view pilot model. The team are tuning the flight model, power plant and systems.
  • Supercarrier: the model is 95% complete with deck crew animations progressing well. This week we made good progress on the holdback bar animations and general scripting of launch operations. We’ve also made good progress on the LSO platform which offers an exceptional level of detail and functionality. For the early access launch, we plan 14 aircraft spawn locations.
  • Mi-24: UV mapping of the pilot’s cockpit is almost done and then we will spend about a month working on the animations and textures. The flight model is near 80% complete.
  • Integrated Voice Chat: We are now in the final stretch of rolling out the test version. We’ve added a minimize command, volume options, mic options, and bug fixes. Following the initial release, we will implement the creation of rooms.
  • New Effects: We are currently working on missile flame and smoke enhancements as well as new tracer art. This should deliver a new level of realism to exhaust flames based on motor and fuel type.
  • Dynamic Campaign: We now have a basic test version that works within DCS World to evaluate the real-time strategy element of the system. We are using this to debug the system. In parallel, work is now underway on the UI interface and the AI machine learning code. This is complex and is receiving a lot of focus at the moment.
  • Our new ‘secret’ terrain is coming along very well. We hope to be releasing screens shots soon...

 

Yours sincerely,

The Eagle Dynamics Team

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Open Beta and Development Updates

 

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Open Beta Update

Due to a statutory holiday in Russia this week, the team enjoyed a much needed day off to recharge and rest, because of this, we were only able to release a smaller update. You can read about it here. This update fixed some critical crashes throughout the game.

Some highlights are:

 

  • F:16C - Fixed crash with rockets firing after selective jettison
  • F/A:18C - Fixed DCS hangs on SA page.
  • AIM-7 - Fixed bug that caused the missile seeker to not see chaffs.

 

Development Report #4

  • Hornet & Viper: Our focus is currently on cleaning up the F-16C enough to release it to the “stable” version and there are a number of must have items on the to do list notably Track While Scan (TWS), some flight dynamics tuning and cockpit systems developments. Meanwhile, other team members are at work on the Hornet TWS and weapon systems enhancements. We expect a hard push on the Hornet’s radar and targeting pod by the end of the month.
     
     
  • SA-5 (S-200V) new 3D models: The S-200 (NATO: SA-5 Gammon) is a Russian medium to high altitude long-range heavy surface-to-air missile (SAM) system. A highly-proliferated weapon, it is currently in service in at least 12 countries. The later S-200V, S-200M, and S-200VE use the 5V28 missile. The missile measures 10.7 m in length, 0.86 m diameter, and has a range up to 250 km. The 5V28 uses a proximity fused conventional 217 kg HE warhead with semi-active homing guidance.
     
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  • Clouds: A very anticipated improvement coming to DCS is already making progress. Just a few of the improvements we are looking to add to this are (the following is subject to change):
    • Different cloud types, such as:
      • Cumulus
      • Сumulonimbus
      • Сirrus
      • And variations.

      [*]Localized precipitation

      [*]Multiple cloud layers

      [*]Multi-player synchronization

      [*]Lower Performance overhead with minimal to no “pop-in”

 

 

Yours sincerely,

The Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

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New Supercarrier Info and Stable Update

 

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Master Server Infrastructure Maintenance

We will have infrastructure maintenance works to be performed on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 04:00 to 06:00 UTC. All users will not be able to connect to the DCS Master server and all account sessions will be reset. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this short downtime.

 

Stable Release updated

After a relatively large number of Open Beta updates, we have released a substantial update to the Stable version of DCS World. Among the many highlights of the new Stable version, users will now be able to enjoy the Early Access version of the DCS: F-16C Viper. Other highlights include:

 

  • AGM-62 Walleye II and AWW-13 Data Link Pod for the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet
  • Many updates and fixes to 3rd Party modules such as the C-101 and M-2000C

 

You can read the entire changelog here.

 

Our next Open Beta is set for 20 November 2019 and is planned to include:

 

F-16C Viper features

  1. Track While Scan (TWS) radar mode
  2. AUTO steerpoint sequence mode
  3. Corrected flight director (sherm) behavior
  4. Functional CMDS (countermeasures) DED page
  5. New stores drag implementation
  6. Initial data link (Link 16 / MIDS)
  7. External lights
  8. Centerline fuel tank
  9. Corrected lock maintenance when switching master mode
  10. Corrected radar lock-only RWR indication
  11. Corrected INS steerpoint change
  12. Corrected HMCS enable/disable HOTAS command

 

F/A-18C Hornet features

  1. Aft Pod Antenna Option

Following the 20 November 2019 Open Beta, we will heavily focus on the Hornet to include such items as Track While Scan (TWS) and AACQ radar modes, updates to the targeting pod, and updates to existing weapons systems and countermeasures.

 

 

Development Report #5

Supercarrier - "Population" of our new aircraft carrier is not limited to the flight deck but also the sailors and pre-flight crew of the island. Following the early access release, it will later it will be possible to occupy the Air Boss and Landing Signal Officer (LSO) locations in both 2D and VR. All of this will be available in the new DCS: Supercarrier module. In the meantime, please enjoy these work-in-progress images.

 

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Spitfire Sound Updates - We have greatly improved all the Spitfire LF Mk.IX engine and propeller sounds. New sounds were recorded from an actual Spitfire Mk.IX and added to the game. Our sound engine factors in altitude, airspeed, engine RPM, manifold pressure, and many other elements. You can hear the dramatic difference from within the cockpit and outside the aircraft. The update is available in the current Open Beta and will be available in today’s Stable version!

 

Enjoy this video highlighting the updated sounds.

 

 

DCS: M-2000C by RAZBAM Updates - Working closely with the French Air Force, RAZBAM brings you an all-new Mirage 2000C cockpit! This cockpit features all-new textures, radio panel, ECM, NVGs, and much more.

 

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The cockpit mesh has been extensively overhauled with new edge loops for better edging and a doubling of the polygons to improve both the on screen and VR experience.

 

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Using their relationship with the French Air Force 2/5 Squadron, RAZAM has created an M-2000C cockpit that is as close as you can get to the real thing. Using this opportunity, RAZBAM has fixed various inaccuracies by using our latest workflow and tools.

 

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New Features:

  • New cockpit model
  • New cockpit textures
  • New cockpit lighting
  • New radio panel
  • New ECM panel
  • New Seat Harness
  • New INS Screen
  • Added NVG’s with Mount
  • Added under glare shield lighting assembly
  • Added flashlight

Cockpit Update Video

 

The Virtual Festival of Aerobatic Teams 2019

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The Virtual Festival of Aerobatic Teams or VFAT is a virtual, international airshow like RIAT or MAKS. The pilots simulate the displays of real aerobatic teams like the Patrouille Suisse, Thunderbirds, Blue Angels, Russian Knights and Blue Impulse; however, many teams also create their own spectacular displays. VFAT is currently the only virtual airshow where such a large group of teams gather to create an event of this size. Spectators can watch the event live using internet streaming technology. VFAT takes place once a year and offers the opportunity for virtual aerobatic teams and solo pilots to present their hard work for the enjoyment of the general public! Watch live Dec. 7th & 8th on

 

VFAT Video

 

 

 

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Thanksgiving Sale

 

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Thanksgiving Sale 2019 Starts today!

 

Get great savings on that module you have been waiting for! The Thanksgiving sale starts today, November 22nd, and runs until December 8th. Save up to 50% on most DCS World products, the only exceptions being:

 

  • DCS: F/A-18 Hornet by ED - 25% off
  • Persian Gulf Map by ED - 25% off
  • DCS: F/A-18 Hornet + Persian Gulf Map bundle -35% off
  • DCS: Christen Eagle II by Magnitude 3 LLC – 25% off
  • DCS: F-14 Tomcat by Heatblur Simulations – not on sale at this time
  • DCS: F-16C Viper by ED – not on sale at this time

 

 

 

Note: the sale only applies to released, non-pre-order products.

 

Open Beta Delay

We planned and announced the release of our next Open Beta on the 20th of November 2019. However, due to substantial technical issues faced in the development of certain F-16C Viper features we were compelled to move the Open Beta release to the 27th of November 2019. As a small bonus for your patience we have prepared a Thanksgiving gift – our new VoIP in-game feature:

 

DCS Voice Chat gives our players the possibility to talk within DCS multiplayer sessions without the need to use other applications. It's based on WebRTC technology and brings high-quality audio communication to the game right out of the box.

 

For the initial release, DCS Voice Chat contains one common room and separate rooms for each coalition with free movement between common and chosen coalition rooms. Soon after the initial release, we'll add support of user-created rooms with the possibility to create a personal audio chat for you and your friends. Also, you can choose to use an open mic or Push-to-talk function.

 

We have huge plans for further development of the feature including automatically created rooms for multi-crew, radio support with real radio visibility depending on the power of actual radio units and terrain, frequency-based coms etc.

 

 

 

F/A-18C Aggressors BFM Campaign Released to Steam

The F/A-18C Aggressors BFM Campaign is now available from Steam

 

 

The FA-18C Aggressors BFM campaign puts you in the cockpit of an FA-18C Hornet as a new Aggressor pilot with the VFC-12 the "Fighting Omars" on loan to the 65th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base. Based on real-world procedures, you will fly as Red Air against Blue Air forces. Upon arrival you will fly a familiarization flight around the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR) and then face a series of challenging Basic Fighter Maneuver (BFM) missions against similar and dissimilar aircraft.

 

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  • Your opponents include the F-4E, F-5E, F-14A, F-15C, F-15E, F-16C, F/A-18C, M-2000C, MiG-29G, CF-188, MiG-21 and Su-27.
  • 12 single player practice missions with in-air starts to help you perfect your BFM tactics, techniques, and procedures.
  • Over 1000 voice-overs and over 45 pages of briefing material that includes RED FLAG Spins, Red Forces In Flight Guide, Maps, Diagrams, Custom Knee-boards, and Mission Data cards.

 

DCS World Tutorial & Training Range

DCS World can be a bit daunting to new players, so this week we introduced a new forum section for those just getting started in DCS World, those still learning, and those that enjoy helping others. You can find it here:

 

https://forums.eagle.ru/forum/12-dcs-world-tutorial-amp-training-range/

 

If you are a new user, this section is for you! We will be building a repository of the best DCS World tutorials and guides. You can also meet players that want to help you and squadrons looking for new members that want you to have fun and learn.

 

If you are a video tutorial or guide creator for DCS World, this section is also for you. Here you can share all your great content and get feedback from your audience.

 

Do you enjoy helping new DCS World pilots? A rewarding aspect of this hobby is working together to spread knowledge and give a helping hand to new pilots.

 

The goal of this new section is to help flatten the DCS World learning curve, and we look forward to your participation and feedback on how we can further improve it.

 

Development Report #6

  • Working with our partners at Deka Ironwork, we plan to release the DCS: JF-17 Thunder on December 4th, 2019. It will be available from both the DCS World e-Shop and Steam. Stay tuned for more details!
  • The team has been cranking away on the F-16C Viper, but we needed a few more days to complete the announced features for the next Open Beta. Eagerly awaited features of the next F-16C update will be the Track While Scan (TWS) radar mode, initial data link, external lights, centerline fuel tank, and more. Following this Open Beta, our modern-day fixed-wing jet dev team will focus on the Hornet’s targeting pod, TWS and other radar modes, updates to weapons like the JDAM and JSOW, and more.
  • Supercarrier work continues to revolve around the deck crew animations, improved lighting and visual effects as well as the LSO station. We are on track to release the Early Access of this module in the very near future.
  • Both the A-10C and Ka-50 new cockpits are progressing well with a lot of work invested into realistic textures and effects. We will use these products to take cockpit night lighting to the next level.
  • The Mi-24 cockpits are progressing well and we should be able to show you the first renders in the very near future.
  • The P-47 is looking beautiful inside and out and our flight model engineers have been very busy tuning the flight dynamics to match the real aircraft based on excellent references and first-hand pilot experience.
  • The visual effects of the new WWII damage model are now getting most of the focus because the internal damage effects and the physics are nearly complete. It’s just as important for the damage to look correct as the impact on systems and aircraft performance.
  • The basics of the dynamic campaign simulation engine are working in the map view and we’ve been using this to test the RTS element of the system. To support this, we’ve been adding new icons to the map for items like factories, warehouses, logistic units, and more. Work is also underway on providing visual indications of ground force movements and emplacements in the map view.

 

Thank you all for your passion and support.

 

Sincerely,

The Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

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Thanksgiving Sale Continues

 

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Thanksgiving Sale 2019 Continues!

Great savings continue on the DCS World E-shop, and now you can find most of the same deals on Steam as well. Get them while there are here, savings of up to 50% on most of the DCS World library with the following exceptions:

 

  • DCS: F/A-18 Hornet by ED – 25% off
  • Persian Gulf Map by ED – 25% off
  • DCS: F/A-18 Hornet + Persian Gulf Map bundle – 35% off E-shop only
  • DCS: Christen Eagle II by Magnitude 3 LLC – 25% off
  • DCS: F-14 Tomcat by Heatblur Simulations – not on sale at this time
  • DCS: F-16C Viper by ED – not on sale at this time
  • DCS: UH-1H Huey - WORLDS APART Spring 2025 – 50% off E-shop Only
  • DCS: F/A-18C: Aggressors BFM Campaign – 50% off E-shop Only

 

Note: the sale only applies to released, non-pre-order products.

 

DCS: UH-1H Huey - WORLDS APART Spring 2025 on Steam!

 

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Download now from the Steam.

 

 

This is a story-driven campaign that places you in the role of a German Bell UH-1H Helicopter Pilot serving in the “WOLF PACK” squadron, a unit of the German Light Aircraft Group (Heeresflieger).

 

You are part of a four-person crew that consists of your Commanding Officer Peter Berger, two Gunners Hans and Tom, and you, Frank, as the right seat co-pilot. Fly missions with your squadron leader, WOLF ONE, and other helicopter and fixed-wing units. Missions include other air, ground, and naval forces from different countries. You will conduct day and night unarmed transport, armed patrol in various weather conditions.

  • 12 challenging missions
  • More than 1400 voice-overs
  • Voice actors with an American, German, and Russian accents
  • And more than 170 pages detailed documentation
  • Mission-specific information that is integrated into the kneeboard pages

 

Open Beta Update

With this week’s Open Beta update, we saw some big changes to the Viper, you can see some of these change highlights in videos by Matt ‘Wags’ Wagner here:

 

Another big addition was the initial implementation of integrated voice chat for DCS World. For this first release, it includes very basic functionality: 3 fixed rooms (COMMON, BLUE, RED), Microphone control (Use always, Mute, Push to talk) and sound device assignment. BLUE and RED rooms created when any user occupied a slot. We want to check VC server mass loading and to collect your responses and wishes for this stage. You can report your issues and wishes here.

 

Other highlights include:

  • Over G damage added to both the Viper & Hornet
  • Aft Antenna for AWW-13 data link pod (
    )

 

Development Report #7

DCS Voice Chat Roadmap -

  • Q4 2019
    • Bug fixing of the initial release
    • Illumination of the PTT button while transmitting

    [*]Iteration 1 - Q1 2020

    • User-created rooms
    • Auto-created rooms for multi-crew
    • Auto-created rooms for key frequencies set in the Mission Editor

    [*]Iteration 2

    • Show the name of the user who is talking at the moment
    • Possibility to tune volume of own mic
    • Possibility to put on/off the voice of any user
    • Possibility to tune the volume of any user
    • Mic self-test
    • Software boost of the audio signal

    [*]Iteration 3

    • Frequency-based coms
    • Encrypted radio
    • Possibility to work with few radios simultaneously

    [*]Iteration 4

    • Radio effects on voice transmission
    • Real radio visibility depending on the power of actual radio units and terrain

    [*]Iteration 5

    • Comm jamming effect with additional zones for EW

 

Thank you all for your passion and support.

 

Sincerely,

The Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

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DCS: JF-17 Thunder by Deka Ironworks Released

 

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DCS: JF-17 Thunder by Deka released!

The DCS: JF-17 Thunder by Deka Ironworks is now available for download:

DCS World e-Shop

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JF-17 is a single-seat, single-engine, multirole light fighter that jointly developed by AVIC Chengdu and Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC). The design phase of JF-17 "Thunder" finished on May 31st, 2002, and the maiden flight was made on August 25th, 2003. The first plane delivered to PAF (Pakistan Air Force) in 2007. Currently, several different blocks of JF-17s are in service in Pakistan and Myanmar air forces. There are also several countries interested in purchasing this fighter jet. On February 27th, 2019, "Thunder" has withstood the test of actual combat and helped PAF win an appreciable victory.

 

"Thunder" is a type of fighter that specifically tailored for PAF. The development plan of her predecessor can even be traced back to 1985. At first, PAF was only looking for a fighter that can replace Shenyang J-6 (Chinese version of Mig-19), but they were not satisfied with Chengdu’s J-7M. After more than 20 years of development, the final product "Thunder" becomes completely different from J-7M.

 

"Thunder" has a bubble canopy of great view, pretty strake-wing layout and advanced avionics. KLJ-7 radar provides excellent air to ground capability. WMD-7 targeting pod can help "Thunder" searching for targets in combat. Although "Thunder" has small size, remember that: she is one of the most advanced fighter jets in the DCS World.

 

Key features of the DCS: JF-17 "Thunder" include:

  • Nonlinear industry-level high fidelity 6DOF rigid-body flight model with real-life aerodynamic coefficients
  • Line-by-line recreated real-life full authority longitudinal fly-by-wire system and lateral/directional control augmentation system with various modes and control law reconstruction on malfunction.
  • Highly detailed aircraft exterior model: skin winkle, faded paint, oil residue and other details; even the position of each rivet is faithfully restored.
  • A highly-detailed 6DOF cockpit. Three massive MFCDs with advanced HOTAS interface help you master the plane, as well as the battlefield.
  • Accurately simulated sub-systems: communication and navigation systems, fire control systems, store management system, electro-mechanical management systems, air data system, DTC card, warning system, defense system, hydraulic system, pneumatic system, electrical system, environment conditioning system, oxygen system, external/cockpit light system, power plant control system, zeroizer system, eject seat system, and g-suit etc.
  • Detailed malfunction/failure simulation: the module has over 200 system malfunctions and more than 100 damage partitions covering near 100 onboard devices; mutual malfunction effects between systems are also simulated.
  • KLJ-7 radar can track 10 targets and attack 2 targets at the same time. KLJ-7 can also search/track surface (ground and sea) moving targets.
  • Advanced stand-off attack capability: including LS-6 and GB-6 glide bombs, C-802AK anti-ship missile and CM-802AKG Man-In-the-Loop (MITL) missile.
  • WMD-7 targeting pod can be used to search/track surface targets, identify air targets and provide guidance for laser-guided weapons.
  • Advanced electronic warfare system: including chaff/flare dispense systems (OESP), KG-600 self-protect jamming pod that can locate radiation source and missile approach warning system (MAWS) installed on the tail.
  • On-board datalink supports battlefield situation sharing between JF-17s and between AWACS.
  • Detailed radio command options for ground crew interactions.
  • Player-friendly configurations in Special Option.
  • Air to air refuelling capability (Plan to add later).
  • Campaigns for JF-17 in the Caucasus theatre (TBD).

 

DCS: JF-17 Thunder Tutorials

If you have purchased, or are planning on purchasing the JF-17 and want to learn how to get her in the air, then check out some of these great tutorials. You can find a collection of them in our new Tutorial section here, or check out some of the content creators directly such as

and

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DCS: Supercarrier Preview Video

We are excited to share with you the first, extended look at the Supercarrier module coming to DCS World! Supercarrier includes an incredibly detailed Nimitz-class aircraft carrier with all the details you’d expect like realistic 3D objects, textures, lighting, and animations. This module also introduces new features to DCS World like an animated deck crew, interactive Landing Signal Officer (LSO) station, and CASE I, II, and III carrier landing radio communications.

DCS: Supercarrier Preview Video:

 

Stay tuned for more details as we approach its release.

 

Thanksgiving Sale Ends Soon!

You still have until December 8th to save up to 50% on most of the DCS World Library. Visit the E-shop now and get that module, terrain or campaign you have been wanting! You can see everything available here with the following exceptions:

 

  • DCS: F/A-18 Hornet by ED – 25% off
  • Persian Gulf Map by ED – 25% off
  • DCS: F/A-18 Hornet + Persian Gulf Map bundle – 35% off
  • DCS: Christen Eagle II by Magnitude 3 LLC – 25% off
  • DCS: F-14 Tomcat by Heatblur Simulations – not on sale at this time
  • DCS: F-16C Viper by ED – not on sale at this time
  • DCS: UH-1H Huey - WORLDS APART Spring 2025 – 50% off
  • DCS: F/A-18C: Aggressors BFM Campaign – 50% off
  • DCS: JF-17 Thunder by Deka - not on sale at this time

 

Open Beta Release

This week we released a new Open Beta update with the following highlights:

  • Early Access release of the DCS: JF-17 Thunder by Deka Ironworks
  • Updated RWR sounds for the DCS: F-16C
  • Updated P-51D Mustang Sounds (External, Internal, Distance, Startup/Shutdown)
  • MP. Fix crash when a client is entering a server with JDAM in flight

 

You can read the complete changelog here.

 

 

 

Thrustmaster Special 10th anniversary Release

There was an exciting announcement from Thrustmaster this week as they released a new HOTAS Magnetic Base and the F-16C Viper™ HOTAS Add-On Grip. Both of these coming to celebrate 10 years of the HOTAS Warthog™ Flight Stick and to celebrate the release of the eagerly-anticipated DCS: F-16C Viper module.

 

HOTAS Magnetic Base

 

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Thrustmaster is now giving members of its flight sim community the opportunity to totally customize and build their own dream setup from the ground up, thanks to the launch of a standalone version of its beloved HOTAS Magnetic Base for the very first time ever. The ability to purchase the base on its own gives simmers a level of adaptability that they’ve only been able to dream about until now, allowing them to use any of their favorite Thrustmaster add-on flight sticks (sold separately) with the base — and ushering in a brand-new era of optimized, fully customizable flight experiences for each and every user. The HOTAS Magnetic Base also proudly sports an eye-catching logo paying homage to the HOTAS Warthog™ Flight Stick’s 10th anniversary, sure to appeal both to collectors and old-school simmers looking to give their flight setup a dramatic instant upgrade.

 

HOTAS Magnetic Base key features:

 

  • Detachable metal plate for desk or cockpit-style use, with special 10th-anniversary graphic.
  • The base features H.E.A.R.T Hall Effect AccuRate Technology, with 3D (Hall Effect) magnetic sensors for surgical precision that won’t decrease over time.
  • Super stable weighted base (weighs more than 4.4 lb / 2 kg without a flight stick grip installed).
  • The base is compatible with all flight simulation games.
  • Compatible on PC with the following Thrustmaster flight stick grips: HOTAS Cougar™, HOTAS Warthog™, F-16C Viper™ and F/A-18C Hornet™.

 

F-16C Viper™ HOTAS Add-On Grip

 

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The availability of the Thrustmaster F-16C Viper™ HOTAS Add-On Grip, a life-size (1:1 scale) namesake replica of the real F-16C Viper™ flight stick, coincides with the recent early-access launch of the F-16C Viper module in the legendary DCS combat flight simulation game.

 

Inspired by the incredible success of the HOTAS Warthog™ Flight Stick (still the benchmark against which all other joysticks are judged), the grip integrates perfectly — and natively — with the DCS: F-16C Viper module, specially designed to replicate in minute detail the strike fighter aircraft whose outstanding versatility continues to make it a favorite of air forces around the globe. The real-world F-16C Viper™ is a supersonic multirole fighter jet in large-scale production, featuring renowned adaptability to meet the demands of a wide variety of different combat situations.

 

This is certainly an exciting chance for members of Thrustmaster’s community to once again access the very best in terms of flight sim quality and feel currently available, in order to truly get the most out of the breathtaking gaming experience delivered by this new DCS module that simmers everywhere can’t stop raving about.

 

F-16C Viper™ HOTAS Add-On Grip key features:

 

  • Life-size (1:1 scale) replica of the real F-16C Viper™ flight stick.
  • 100% metal design incorporating durable, industrial-grade materials for an authentic feel and maximum product lifespan.
  • 19 action buttons in total, plus one 8-way “point of view” hat switch.
  • Native integration in the game DCS via the dedicated DCS: F-16C Viper module (core game free and module sold separately).
  • Backward-compatible with the two key joystick bases in Thrustmaster’s revered flight simulation ecosystem: HOTAS Warthog™ and HOTAS Cougar™ (sold separately). Easily place the grip on your HOTAS Warthog™ or HOTAS Cougar™ base!

 

Although the product is, of course, compatible with all of the most popular flight simulation games, the F-16C Viper™ HOTAS Add-On Grip above all represents a real extension of the DCS: F-16C Viper module, for which — and this bears repeating — it features native integration!

 

 

The Development report will move to bi-weekly so we have less of a chance in repeating ourselves. Stay tuned for Development Report #8 next week!

 

 

Many thanks to all our faithful community.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

The Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

 

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