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Introducing a New Free Map to DCS World: The Marianas

 

Winter Sale Ends Soon!

 

 

Only a few days remain to pick up those modules you have been wanting! The Winter sale will end on January 5th. Save up to 50% on most DCS World products, the only exceptions being:

 

  • DCS F/A-18 Hornet by ED - 25% off
  • DCS Persian Gulf Map by ED - 25% off
  • F/A-18 Persian Gulf Map bundle - 35% off
  • DCS: Christen Eagle II by Magnitude 3 LLC – 25% off
  • DCS: F-14 Tomcat by Heatblur Simulations – 20% off
  • DCS: F-16C Viper by ED – not on sale at this time
  • DCS: JF-17 Thunder by Deka Ironwork Simulations - not on sale at this time
  • F-86F Hunters over the Yalu Campaign by Reflected Simulations - not on sale at this time

 

Note that this is the first time the DCS: F-14 Tomcat will be on sale!

We are also taking part in the Steam Winter Sale as well.

 

Mariana Islands Map Announcement!

 

Since the release of DCS World, the sole free map has been the Caucasus Map. Although a great map and the recipient of a huge update in DCS World 2.5, we are happy to announce a second, free map for DCS World! For this new map, we want to use our latest map technologies and provide a very different combat environment in a new part of the world. The map must have the following features:

 

 

  • A very large ocean area with a few islands. Ideal for carrier operations.
  • Islands that are situated such that airfields have natural red, blue, and contested locations.
  • Home to at least one modern-day USAF base.
  • Feasible for US, Russia, and China operations in the Pacific.
  • Take advantage of the Chinese Assets Pack.

 

 

Taken as a whole, there is only one natural choice: the Mariana Islands. It will initially be a 400 x 400 km map with the option to expand further in the future. Home to one of the largest USAF air bases in the region, Andersen AFB on Guam serves as an anchor of US forces in the Pacific region, but it is within reach of both Chinese and Russian Pacific forces to the north. The same island chain also served as the backdrop of the World War II battles of Guam, Saipan, and Rota, as well as the carrier vs. carrier Mariana Islands battle.

 

At release, the following islands will be included and modelled at an extreme level of accuracy using our latest map and graphics technologies:

 

 

Guam

  • Andersen AFB.
  • Weapons storage bunkers northwest of Andersen AFB.
  • Ordnance Annex in south-central next to Santa Rita.
  • Antenna array installation on the west coast.
  • Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport.
  • Abandoned Northwest Airfield in the northeast corner of the island.
  • Abandoned Orote Airfield at Crote Pointe.
  • US Naval station and Guam Port Authority at Apra Habor / Sumay.
  • Fort Soledad and Fort Juan Muna.
  • Urban areas of Talofofo, Yona, Tumon, Yigo, Maggilao, Asbeco, Dededo, Inarajan, Santa Rita, Agat, Piti, Asan, Hagatna, Barrigada, Magilao, and Adacao, Agana Heights, Asan-Maina, Chalan-Pago-Ordot, Mongmong-Toto-Maite, and Umatac.
  • The University of Guam.
  • Leo Palace Resort.

 

Saipan

  • Saipan International Airport.
  • Port of Puerto Rico.
  • Urban centers of Kagman, San Roque, Tanapag, Garapan, San Vucente, Dandan, Chalan Kiya, Susupe, Chalan Kanoa, Afetna, and Chalan Kiya.
  • Golf courses at Agingan, Kagman, and along the eastern coast.
  • Memorial at the east end.

 

Tinian

  • Tinian International Airport.
  • The abandoned airfield at the north end of the island.
  • Urban areas of San Jose / harbor and Marpo Heights.
  • Antenna array along the central west coast of the island.

 

Rota

  • Rota International Airport.
  • Urban areas of Sinapalu, Songsong, and Teneto Village.
  • Golf course on the northern coast of the island.
  • Abandoned weapon storage area on the east end of the island.

 

Farallon de Medinilla

  • Air-to-ground weapons training range

 

Aguijan

We are very excited to bring this new, free map to you in 2020 that will offer new gameplay, home to new units, and a new chapter for DCS World.

 

 

DCS 2020 and Beyond Update - Aircraft Modules

From all of us at Eagle Dynamics, we want to wish you a happy new year and every success and happiness for 2020! 2019 was a wonderful year for us with the release of several outstanding aircraft for DCS World. These included the release of the F-16C Viper, Fw 190 A-8 Anton, F-14B Tomcat, JF-17 Thunder, Christen Eagle II, I-16, completion of the C-101, a new A-10C cockpit, and continued development of the F/A-18C, Harrier, M-2000C, and other modules. It was an extremely busy year for us, but we will further accelerate development in 2020.

 

 

Now is a great time to try one of these new modules while the Winter Sale lasts:

https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/shop/modules/

 

 

What follows is a listing of aircraft projects that we and our valued partners will be working on in 2020. We do not expect all these projects to be released in 2020, but this is where our development focus will be in 2020.

 

DCS: A-10C Warthog 2

 

Following the free A-10C cockpit update, we will be releasing A-10C Warthog 2 in 2020. This will be a dramatic visual and systems upgrade to our A-10C. Once the new features have been finalized, we look forward to sharing them with you.

In addition to DCS: A-10C Warthog 2 being available as a new module that will replace DCS: A-10C Warthog, it will also be available to existing A-10C Warthog owners at a significant discount.

 

DCS: Ka-50 Black Shark 3

 

Since the release of the DCS: Black Shark 2 upgrade many years ago, our technology has improved greatly to allow us to create an even better Ka-50 Black Shark! As with the A-10C Warthog 2, this includes both graphical and system upgrades.

 

 

We will first release a free update to Ka-50 Black Shark 2 that provides a free overhaul of the cockpit graphics. This is not simply updated textures, but rather a completely new cockpit 3D mesh and high-resolution textures. This will also address any remaining cockpit lighting issues.

 

 

Later in 2020, we will release DCS: Ka-50 Black Shark 3. This upgrade will build on the free cockpit update and add the following features:

 

 

  • Option for weathered cockpit textures.
  • Completely new external model with a much-improved 3D mesh detail and textures. It will also account for the new systems like the Missile Launch Warning Systems, Directional Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) and the Igla air-to-air missiles.
  • Ability to carry up to four Igla air-to-air missiles.
  • Integrated Missile Launch Warning System (MLWS) system with display system.
  • Integrated Directional Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) system with integrated display system.

In total, it will make the Ka-50 much more deadly and survivable on the DCS World battlefield.

 

 

As with A-10C Warthog 2, Ka-50 Black Shark 3 will replace the current Ka-50 Black Shark 2, but existing owners of Ka-50 Black Shark 2 will get a significant discount for version 3.

 

 

DCS: P-47D Thunderbolt

 

Our next warbird for DCS World will be the P-47D Thunderbolt. The Thunderbolt will be our first allied radial-engine warbird for DCS World, and it will fill in fun and interesting role in operations over western Europe and beyond. Combining both air-to-air and air-to-ground mission capability, it will provide a wealth of mission types, heavy armament, excellent protection, and long-range.

 

 

The P-47D is far along in development with mostly flight model tuning, adding object details, and creating the mission content. Suit up!

 

 

We plan to release a new World War II Europe map to coincide with the release of the P-47D.

 

DCS: De Haviland Mosquito FB MK.VI

 

Following the P-47D, our next warbird will be the Mosquito. Noted for its impressive speed and heavy armament, the Mossy will provide a unique element to DCS World in both the attack and reconnaissance roles. Skimming Europe at tree-top height at high speed will be thrilling!

 

DCS: Mi-24P HIND

 

The Mi-24P has been in development for the past year, and it is on track to be released in 2020. The HIND will be the next helicopter for DCS World and will include cooperative multiplayer, next-generation graphics for the external model and cockpit, and a wide range of mission types from anti-armor attack to troop transport.

The Mi-24P will be an outstanding partner to the Mi-8MVT2!

 

DCS: F/A-18C Hornet and F-16C Viper

 

While our warbirds and helicopter teams are focused on the P-47D and Mi-24P, our modern-day jets team will be working diligently on the Hornet and Viper, with the goal for both to be feature complete and out of early access by the end of 2020.

Important development aspects for both will be the air-to-ground radars, a new Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) system, additional radar modes, new weapons, and more.

 

DCS: UH-1H Huey

 

For 2020, our next improvement for the Huey will be the addition of cooperative multiplayer. This is currently in internal testing, and we hope to have it to you soon.

 

Modern Air Combat

 

Over the past year, a massive amount of work has gone into Modern Air Combat in order to make it a AAA title. During this period, we have also expanded the scope and features of the product substantially. This has led to us push back its release date to 2020.

 

Modern Air Combat will not be a DCS World product, but rather a new series for us that focuses more on action, gameplay, and a shallowing learning curve.

 

DCS: OH-58D Kiowa Warrior

 

Developed by Polychop-Simulations, the developer of DCS: SA-342M Gazelle, the OH-58D will add the first American attack-reconnaissance helicopter to DCS World. Using the Mast-Mounted Sight (MMS), the Kiowa can acquire and track targets while in cover, and it has teeth that include Hellfire anti-tank guided missiles and unguided rockets.

 

DCS: F-15E Strike Eagle

 

Building upon their excellent M-2000C, Harrier, and MiG-19, RAZBAM is hard at work on the iconic F-15E Strike Eagle. Given the massive complexity and mission flexibility of this aircraft, it will be a very challenging module that we are sure RAZBAM will exceed expectations.

 

While there are other 3rd party aircraft in development, they are currently not under a development license agreement. Once they are, we look forward to providing you with updates on them.

 

In next week’s newsletter, we’ll talk about the non-aircraft projects and core DCS World improvements that we’ll be working on in 2020.

 

Happy New Years and thank you for the support and kindness,

 

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DCS World 2020 and Beyond – Non-Aircraft Projects

In last week’s newsletter, we reviewed our 2020 and beyond plans for aircraft in DCS World. One aircraft we forgot to mention was the MiG-23 from RAZBAM. This will be a great eastern aircraft addition to the stable of jets to DCS World, and it is being created by the same RAZBAM team that created the MiG-19.

 

 

For this week’s newsletter, we are excited to discuss the many other DCS World projects that are not aircraft. This includes both new modules and core features to DCS World. Like the aircraft, this is a listing of what we will be working on this year, but unless specifically noted, we cannot promise that all these projects will be completed by the end of 2020. In fact, some of the larger projects may extend past it.

 

DCS: Supercarrier

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In the latter part of 2019, we released a video showing off some of the early fun parts of this project. We are now nearing the finish line. Much of the remaining work involves adjusting the complex deck crew animations to support the launching of aircraft from all four catapults; ship lights that include the floodlights, the Improved Fresnel Optical Landing System (IFLOLS), and landing area lights; damage modelling; network copy protection; and up to 14 spawn points in multiplayer for client aircraft.

 

Following the early access release, more features will be added that include a briefing room, more ships of the class, player IFLOLS operation, and more.

 

 

We are pleased to announce that the DCS: Supercarrier module will also include a greatly updated Kuznetsov-class aircraft carrier (without deck animation), the Su-33 Flanker D for DCS World (for those of you who don’t already own it), and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer!

 

  • The Kuznetsov is a Russian-built aircraft carrier that is substantially improved over the existing version in DCS World. It is a completely new model with detailed geometry, textures, lighting, and animations. Players can operate the Su-33 Flanker D from the Kuznetsov, including carrier landings and ski-jump ramp takeoffs. In addition to a formidable suite of surface-to-air defenses, the Kuznetsov is also armed with P-700 Granit anti-ship cruise missiles. The Kuznetsov sister ship, the Varyag, was sold to China and now serves in the Chinese Navy as the Liaoning.
  • A cornerstone of today’s American Carrier Battle Group (CVBG) is an array of Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers. Built around the SPY-1D radar and AEGIS battle management system, the Arleigh Burke-class provides an effective air defense umbrella around the CVBG and is also armed with Harpoon and Tomahawk cruise missiles, close-in gun systems, torpedoes, and a 5-inch deck gun.

 

These new naval elements to DCS World will be at home in the recently announced Mariana Islands map. Although the island portion of the map will be approximately 400x400 km, the overall map size will be 1000x1000 km in order to provide realistic ranges for modern-day naval operations, sensors, and weapon systems.

 

 

As with the new Nimitz-class aircraft carrier model for Supercarrier, the Kuznetsov and Arleigh Burke will be visible to all in multiplayer, regardless if you own the Supercarrier module.

 

 

DCS: Supercarrier will be available for pre-order on January 17th with a 30% discount and will deliver as an Open Beta by the end of Q1 2020. Owners of DCS: F/A-18C will receive a discount when purchasing DCS: Supercarrier.

 

Maps

The Channel Map

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In addition to the Mariana Islands map, we are pleased to announce the first dedicated World War II map for DCS World that is created by Eagle Dynamics: The Channel map! This map will represent southeast England, the English Channel, and portions of the low countries and north eastern France. The map is built to support missions and campaigns between the late 1930s and 1945 with a new level of detail and realism not seen before in a DCS World map. Airfields of the map include:

  • Manston
  • Detling
  • Hawkinge
  • Lympne
  • Dunkirk Mardyck
  • Saint-Omer Longuenesse
  • Merville Calonne
  • Abbeville Drucat

 

It will also include detailed renditions of the cities, towns, road and rail network, forests, rivers, canals, communication lines, radar stations, of this important region during the Second World War.

 

DCS: The Channel Map will be available for pre-order with a 30% discount in early February 2020.

 

Third Party Maps

While we are focused on the Mariana Islands and Channels maps, our third parties will also be quite busy!

 

Falkland Islands Map

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The RAZBAM map team is making great progress on their Falkland Islands map, while at the same time creating new assets and player-units to suit.

 

Syria Map

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After completing a great update to their DCS: Normandy 1944 map, Ugra Media will continue their work on the ambitious Syria map. This map spans from Turkey in the north to Israel in the south, with Syria and Lebanon in between. After an initial map review, the Ugra Team will be implementing the feedback to move forward on an early access release.

 

DCS: World War II Assets Pack

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Work continues on the World War II assets pack, with the addition of several important air, ground, and naval units including:

  • Ju-88A-4 medium bomber
  • A-20 Boston medium bomber
  • C-47 transport
  • MK.VIII Centaur IV tank
  • Mk.IV Churchill VII tank
  • Elefant self-propelled artillery
  • Stug III tank destroyer
  • M10 tank destroyer
  • QF 3.7-inch AA gun
  • 37 mm Gun M1
  • M45 Quadmount that can be used on different platforms
  • 8.8 cm Flak 41 AAA
  • Flakscheinwerfer 37 and generator support unit
  • Schnellboot Type S-100 E-Boat
  • Type VII U-Boat

We are also looking at adding some exciting new features to the Asset pack, which include Torpedoes, Paratroopers and functional searchlights.

 

DCS World Core Updates

The core DCS World program will continue to grow and improve in 2020 across several key areas. In fact, more than half of Eagle Dynamics staff is devoted to improving the core of DCS World and not for-purchase products.

 

Vulkan API Support

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In order to improve game performance, particularly in VR and take advantage of today’s hardware, we have been working on the integration of the Vulkan API into DCS World over the past year. This is an important undertaking, but we believe it will be well worth the end-results.

 

DCS World 2.5.6 Lighting Improvements

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This month we begin the testing of version 2.5.6 of DCS World that will include improvements to the lighting system. This will be most evident at night when viewing the cockpits. In addition to cockpit lighting, overall world lighting will appear more natural and balanced with improved tones.

 

Following this, our goal will be to further enhance world lighting by allowing multiple world-lighting sources. This will provide a much more natural and realistic appearance to the world.

 

Clouds and Weather

Another important DCS World enhancement in 2020 will be the delivery of substantially improved weather and clouds. The first step is our new system will render many different types and sizes of clouds in multiple layers. These clouds will impact certain sensors, and be synchronized in network play. We are setting a high bar for ourselves, and it is taking a bit longer than expected. However, we trust that it will be well worth the wait.

 

In parallel, we are also working on significant improvements to the dynamic weather system of DCS World that will also take advantage of this new cloud system as well as pressure fronts.

 

Voice Chat (VC)

In late 2019 we released the first test version of our free, integrated voice chat system into DCS World. Since then, we have been analysing your feedback to make further improvements. Thank you for all the great comments! In 2020, we aim to deliver peer-to-peer connectivity and user chat “rooms” generation. The next step thereafter will be to support radio modulation and frequencies as well as varied mic and audio characteristics of helmets and radios from different eras. Our final goal will be to include communications jamming and secure voice capability. This will continue to be a free and fully integrated feature of DCS World.

 

Damage Modeling

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Another new feature of DCS World 2.5.6 will be the initial release of the improved damage system for the WWII fighters in DCS. As we have discussed in prior newsletters, this system includes a complex and realistic accounting of damage to aircraft systems, round trajectory and penetration, deflection, and localized damage. We have also added substantially enhanced visual damage effects that include missing structural components, fuel and hydraulic leaks. The new damage model will provide a much more engrossing and realistic experience.

 

Once we and our clients are happy with the warbirds damage model system, we will implement this new damage modelling to the more modern aircraft, ground units, and naval units.

 

Aircraft Artificial Intelligence (AI)

In 2019 we made initial improvements to the dogfight AI that delivers more realistic and human behaviour, this also includes implementation of modern control theory Necessary Condition Analysis (NCA) and Incremental Nonlinear Dynamic Inversion (INDI) to all our AI aircraft in DCS in 2020. The new approach will extend flight envelopes and improve AI control quality and control response in mass and moment of inertia changes. In 2020 we will continue this effort, but also devote resources to improve other AI areas to include:

  • Beyond Visual Range (BVR) offensive and defensive behaviour
  • Formation keeping and correct use of external lights
  • Air-to-Ground attack maneuvers
  • Very-low level flight and terrain following
  • Defensive threat responses (SAM and AAA)

 

Airfield Air Traffic Control (ATC)

Another AI task that we will kick off in 2020 is a new implementation of ATC radio communications for airfields. This will be a more realistic and complete ATC system to account for ground, tower, departure, and approach controllers, as well as account for variables that include VRF/IFR and overhead/straight in.

 

We will be working with subject matter experts to ensure that this new ATC system is a valuable addition to DCS World immersion and enjoyment.

 

Air-to-Ground Radar and Forward-Looking Infrared (FLIR)

Critical to complete the F/A-18C and F-16C, will be the inclusion of completed air-to-ground (AG) radar and Forward-Looking Infrared (FLIR) sensor systems. Last year, the JF-17 Thunder used our AG radar application programming interface (API) to great success. We will continue to improve the AG radar API and use it for both the Hornet and Viper. We will continue to enhance this area of expertise and work to improve radar shadowing, synthetic aperture radar (SAR) support, and varied resolution based on the type and era of radar.

 

The updated FLIR API will be used to improve the targeting pod’s infrared (black hot/white hot) cameras. This is a rather large undertaking because it not only involves programming tasks to account for thermal dynamics of world and unit objects but also creating thermal maps for all objects in DCS World and how they behave under different conditions.

 

Missile Dynamics

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Last year we used the AIM-7 as a testbed to implement several air-to-air missile performance and guidance improvements. Early this year we will be doing the same for the AIM-120. The AIM-120 performance in 2020 will be closer to claimed specifications given adjustments to G-induced drag in the trans-sonic region, and we improved the efficiency of the lofting profile.

 

New AI Units

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In 2020 we will continue to update older DCS World units. We are currently developing the SA-5 surface-to-air missile and the SS-1 SCUD surface-to-surface missile (we still need to develop the Short-Range Ballistic Missile flight model), the S-3B Viking, and cows of course! There are other units we hope to revisit to like the B-52H, C-17A, Tu-95, and others.

 

Dynamic Campaign

Work on the dynamic campaign has been underway for over a year, and the progress has been steady on this very complex task. We understand that this is one of the most awaited features in DCS World and we are giving it the attention it deserves.

 

Much of the work is focused on the dynamic campaign creation tool layers as part of the Mission Editor, developing machine learning mechanics, and creating an AI neural network for the RTS element of the system. The machine learning and neural network tasks are particularly challenging, but we believe they should provide a unique dynamic campaign experience.

 

We expect to start testing this feature in the latter part of 2020.

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DCS: Superсarrier now available for Pre-Order

 

 

DCS: Superсarrier now available for Pre-Order

 

We are pleased to announce that DCS: Supercarrier is available for pre-order with great savings! Pre-order DCS: Supercarrier and save 30% off the $49.99 retail value. Owners of DCS: F/A-18C Hornet will receive an additional 20% off, for a total savings of 50%. This is on top of ED Miles you may apply.

 

 

 

The pre-order and savings are only available from the DCS World e-Shop

 

 

 

DCS: Supercarrier includes:

 

 

  • Highly detailed and animated Nimitz-class aircraft carrier that includes the USS Theodore Roosevelt, USS Abraham Lincoln, and the USS George Washington. While in early access, additional ships of the sub-class will be added.
  • Fully modelled sensors and weapon systems.
  • Interactive carrier radio communications that includes CASE I, CASE
  • II, and CASE III flight operations that range from daylight/good weather
  • landings to night-time/foul weather operations.
  • Animated deck crew to launch aircraft from all four catapults.
  • Occupy the Landing Signal Officer (LSO) station with integrated landing camera. This also has the option to play in VR.
  • Numerous deck starting locations for aircraft in multiplayer.
  • New static objects for the Supercarrier that includes static deck crew and support equipment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The DCS: Supercarrier module also includes the Russian Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, and the Su-33 Flanker D fighter.

 

The Lunar New Year Sale

Starting today, you can save up to 50% on most DCS World modules until January 27th. We will also be taking part in Steam’s Lunar New Year Sale; check Steam for the Lunar Sale start date and duration.

 

The DCS World e-Shop will also feature the Naval Warfare bundle for just $64.99 that includes DCS: F/A-18C and DCS: Supercarrier (Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, Kuznetsov-class aircraft carrier, Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, and the Su-33). 

 

Head over to our E-shop to save on most of our library of aircraft, terrain and campaigns:

 

 

 

Open Beta Update

This week saw our first update since the holiday break, and the team jumped right back into action. Here are some of the highlights:

 

  • WIP version of the AI short-range missile Scud-B launcher
  • Many DCS: F-16C fixes that include INS adjustments
  • Numerous fixes for the DCS: F/A-18C and other ED modules
  • 3rd Party fixes for DCS: JF-17, DCS: AJS-37, and campaign fixes

 

 

You can read the entire changelog here.

 

As always, thank you all for your continued support!

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DCS World Lunar Sale Continues

 

The Lunar New Year Sale Continues

This is your last chance to save up to 50% on most DCS World modules. The Lunar Sale ends on January 27th. We are also taking part in Steam’s Lunar New Year Sale; visit the Steam store now!

 

 

The DCS World e-Shop will also feature the Naval Warfare bundle for just $64.99 that includes DCS: F/A-18C and DCS: Supercarrier (Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, Kuznetsov-class aircraft carrier, Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, and the Su-33).

 

Head over to our E-shop to save on most of our library of aircraft, terrain and campaigns:

 

Win the Channel Map!

For those of you that enjoy painting skins for your favourite aircraft, this contest is for you! Using the official template found here, we are holding a paint the Anton contest. We will choose the top 10 (or so) best submissions. If your submission is chosen, you will have your name added to the DCS: Fw 190 A-8 Anton credits, and your work will be included with the Fw 190 A-8. You will also receive one free copy of the upcoming DCS: Channel Map (no substitutions).

 

Here are some of the requirements and details:

  • The skin must be created using this template.
  • The skin can be historically accurate or fictional. However, the skin must be associated with one of the countries currently present in DCS World.
  • Please do not use nazi swastika.
     

 

Here are instructions for saving textures with MIP levels using NVIDIA Texture Tools for Adobe Photoshop.

Please upload completed skins to the dedicated topic in the forum.

 

The contest will run until February 16th, 2020.

 

Best of luck to all contestants!

 

 

Development Report #11

  • 2.5.6 Open Beta - This month we have been working to complete DCS version 2.5.6. Some extra time was needed to ensure a smooth transition from 2.5.5 both by our team and our 3rd Parties. You can expect to see the first 2.5.6 Open Beta in early February. We look forward to sharing it with you in the near future.
     
  • P-47D-30 Progress - We are nearly ready to unleash the ‘Jug’ on DCS World! We are finalizing the 3D model and cockpit; making improvements to the fuselage, cowling, and air intakes; and working on externals stores like fuel tanks and bombs.
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  • Ju-88 AI - Some of you eagle-eyed fans may have spotted the Ju-88 in the recent Lunar Sale video. Here are some more lovely images as we work on the finishing touches before release.

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  • Fi-103 V1 Flying Bomb - We are excited to announce the V1 will be coming to the DCS: WWII Asset Pack! This is an iconic weapon, and it is a great addition for use with the upcoming DCS: Channel Map. It should be available as a static object when the DCS: Channel Map releases, and later as an operational unit.
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  • Searchlights - Work continues on the addition of searchlights for the DCS: WWII Asset pack. Below you can see the effort going into these lights and associated effects.
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Thanks as always for your continued support!

 

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Paint the Anton continues!

The Paint the Anton competition continues; please make sure to submit your entries before February 16th.

 

We will choose the top 10 (or so) best submissions. If your submission is chosen, you will have your name added to the DCS: Fw 190 A-8 Anton credits, and your work will be included with the Fw 190 A-8. You will also receive one free copy of the upcoming DCS: Channel Map (no substitutions).

 

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Here are some of the requirements and details:

The skin must be created using this template.

The skin can be historically accurate or fictional. However, the skin must be associated with one of the countries currently present in DCS World.

Please do not use nazi swastika.

 

Here are instructions for saving textures with MIP levels using NVIDIA Texture Tools for Adobe Photoshop. Please upload completed skins to the dedicated topic in the forum.

 

The contest will run until February 16th, 2020.

 

Best of luck to all contestants!

 

DCS: Supercarrier Pre-Order continues!

 

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It’s not too late to take advantage of the DCS: Supercarrier pre-order with savings between 30 and 50 percent:

  • Save 30% while in pre-order
  • Save an additional 20% if you purchased DCS: F/A-18C Hornet

The module is also available as part of a bundle that includes DCS: F/A-18C Hornet. We are working with Valve to also make this module available as a pre-order on Steam, and provide the ability to transfer your DCS: F/A-18C Hornet from Steam to the standalone in order to take advantage of the discount.

 

The DCS: Supercarrier pre-Order will be available until the Early Access release, which is planned for the end of the 2020 first quarter.

 

Development Report #12

P-47D-30 - Polishing of this module continues with work being done on the animations, textures, flight model, and combiner glass sight. A series of interactive training missions are also being created. We are pleased to share some new images of the Jug taken over the Channel Map. She is getting close!

 

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The Channel Map - Work continues on this map with the detailing or more areas, adding landmarks, adjusting aircraft AI taxi and landing behavior, and tuning some of the colors. We have been listening to your feedback, and we will be adding a couple ALG’s in England that based USAAF units. We have also been busy researching the placement of the Chain Home radar stations.

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Hornet Update - Here is a list of the tasks the Hornet team is currently working on for the next Open Beta release. Please note though that not all of these items may make the new Open Beta (a lot will depend on internal testing results):

  • The radar directed gun sight has been updated to make it much more stable and accurate. It feels like a new weapon! We plan to create a video on this soon.
  • AIM-9X and JHMCS tones have been corrected.
  • A lot of work is being put on the targeting pod pointing modes. This includes slave to CCIP and AUTO points and the slave to the velocity vector. This should greatly improve targeting with the pod.
  • Missile Rmax between the HUD and DDI have been adjusted.
  • We are adding the ability to mount the targeting pod on the station 4 cheek station. In order to do this correctly, we must first recreate the 3D model of the pod because the current model does not support this (cooling intake is on the wrong side of the pod).
  • Corrected the B-sweep line.
  • Added fly-out symbols for TWS mode.
  • Corrected menu freeze that could potentially happen with GPS weapons.
  • There will be more items and they will all be included in the changelog.

 

Once this release is complete, we’ll talk about the next series of additions and changes.

 

Viper Update - Here is a list of the tasks the Viper team is currently working on. Although the following are being worked on, we cannot promise that all will be ready for the next Open Beta:

  • The radar directed gun sight is working great internally based on EEGS Level 5 sighting. It is very stable and practically a sniper weapon. We are also working on updating the Dogfight HUD.
  • The afterburner effect has been greatly improved. Quite a blow torch now!
  • Fuel flows have been tuned to be more accurate based on the available data.
  • Turn performance further adjusted regarding over Mach 1 below 8,000 ft MSL.
  • Wind is better accounted for in the flight model and displayed airspeeds.
  • Several updates to the INS and alignment system.
  • Corrected PPLI display in network play.
  • Updates to the AIM-120 that include launch delay and HUD cue centering in the TD box.
  • Added ILS declutter function.
  • Adjusted the command steering cue localizer to be less sensitive.
  • Corrected AA TCN error.
  • Added further functions to the Link 16 system.
  • Added cursor switch depress to switch between AIM-9 BORE and SLAVE modes.

 

There are many more, and these will be listed in the changelog for the next Open Beta. Once we have the new dogfight HUD working, we will create a new video that explains it, and displays the accuracy and ease of use of EEGS Level 5.

 

After the next update is completed, we’ll discuss the next set of new features and changes planned for the Viper.

 

2.5.6 Progress - There has been a lot of buzz about the move to DCS World version 2.5.6, and while many new features and fixes are in the pipeline, not everything will be available when the update first launches. We will give you more of an idea of what to expect as we draw closer. Our goal is still to have the first Open Beta version of 2.5.6 available in early February.

 

DCS: Bo-105 by RAZBAM & Miltech-5

 

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The following message is from RAZBAM:

 

We are pleased to announce Razbam and Miltech-5 are teaming together to bring the awesome BO-105 to DCS. Miltech has created one of the best Helicopters in the world, the Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm Bo-105. Being a lightweight multipurpose helicopter used not only as a combat aircraft but also as an aerobatic one, she will certainly bring joy to many fans who have been following Miltech’s stunning work.

 

So how will this work? Miltech has created a great piece of art with the bulk of the model and textures almost at a complete stage, work still continues to improve the textures to make this one of the best modules in DCS. Razbam will work on the coding and flight model to make her come alive.

 

We are pleased to help Miltech with the Bo-105 and can't wait to see her come to life.

 

 

As Always, thanks for all your support!

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2020 & Beyond | Watch the trailer

 

2020 and Beyond Trailer

Aircraft, terrains and carrier operations

 

 

 

Everyone at Eagle Dynamics is working hard to make the start of this decade one to remember. While 2019 was a monumental year for DCS. We have more exciting things in store for 2020. This includes new aircraft such as the P-47 Thunderbolt, Mosquito, Mi-24P Hind, as well as the continued development of the F/A-18C Hornet and F-16C Viper including air-to-ground radar, Forward-Looking Infrared (FLIR) sensors and enhanced missile dynamics and behaviour. We will also see detailed aircraft carrier operations with DCS: Supercarrier, and new maps like the free Marianas Islands map and The Channel map. We will also be releasing updates to the A-10C Warthog and Ka-50 Black Shark (including a free cockpit update coming very soon).

 

Most of the Eagle Dynamics team will be focused on DCS World core to improve performance, lighting, and weather. We will also launch our new damage modelling engine which initially will be for the WWII aircraft. The team is also working hard to improve airfield air traffic control, more life-like AI, new AI units, and a dynamic campaign system.

 

Our 3rd party partners will also be hard at work in 2020 with the F-15E Strike Eagle, MiG-23 Flogger, OH-58 Kiowa Warrior, Syria and Falkland Islands maps, and more.

 

Later this year, we are looking forward to announcing an eagerly awaited aircraft for DCS World. This will be a highly detailed and complex aircraft representing a huge milestone

 

 

Flying Legends 2020

The 2020 Flying Legends Airshow, IWM Duxford.

 

 

WWII enthusiast, we welcome you to join us for a truly incredible and unforgettable experience. Members of the Eagle Dynamics team would love to meet you.

 

Flying Legends tickets are only available in advance and must be purchased before arrival at the aerodrome. Tickets are now on sale for the Flying Legends Airshow, IWM Duxford on the 11 - 12th July 2020. Under 16's go free.

 

‘Book tickets’

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Ka-50 free cockpit update

Development report #13

 

Over the last few weeks, we have been hard at work preparing the next big update to DCS World: version 2.5.6. This update will bring a number of highly anticipated things one of which we can share with you now;

  • The DCS: Black Shark 2, Ka-50 free cockpit update. This is a completely rebuilt Ka-50 cockpit with new, high-resolution geometry and textures. It will also take advantage of new lighting and materials.

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We look forward to taking this journey with you.

 

Yours sincerely,

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DCS World 2.5.6 Is Here!

 

Environment Improvements

Development Report #14

 

 

Today we introduce the initial release of 2.5.6 to Open Beta. This update will be quite large as it updates most of the terrains, this is also why it has taking some extra time to get it out to everyone. As always, we appreciate your patience and understanding. The release will include, but is not limited to;

 

Improved Water

The transparency of the water has been improved; the depth of the water now feels more accurate and water becomes more blurred the deeper you go. The upcoming torpedos for WWII Asset Pack will be easier to track underwater. The shorelines also benefit greatly from this improvement, in particular the cliffs of Dover in the new theatre DCS: The Channel.

 

Improved Environment Lighting

We have worked hard to increase the range and visibility of lights to enhance the night flying experience. We know that it is far from perfect and will continue to improve the look and feel at night.

 

View the changelog here.

 

The Naval Warfare Pack

Hurry, before it’s too late

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The DCS Naval Warfare pack has everything you need for serious action at sea. Ending this weekend, this is your chance to save on some of our most sought after modules.

 

Includes:

 

  • DCS: F/A-18C Hornet
  • SU-33 Flanker D for DCS World
  • DCS: Supercarrier

 

Get it here!

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VIRPIL Controls ALPHA Grip

New grips available now

 

 

The VIRPIL Controls Constellation ALPHA

VIRPIL Controls is proud to show off our latest addition to our Constellation series lineup; the much anticipated ALPHA Grip!

 

 

Building on the Constellation lineup that was introduced with our popular DELTA grip, the VIRPIL Controls team has carefully listened to the comments, criticisms and suggestions which have led us to develop something incredibly exciting! The Constellation ALPHA Grip ushers in a new era of complete and total control equipped with an extensive feature set making it suitable for any kind of virtual pilot!

 

  • 1 x Dual-stage Trigger
  • 1 x Dual-Position Flip Trigger (tactile switch trigger + button input for “UP” position)
  • Combination Trigger Stages - flip trigger and dual-stage trigger and be pressed simultaneously as a combined trigger for additional trigger stages
  • 1 x Analogue Stick (+ Push)
  • 3 x 4-way Hats (+ Push)
  • 1 x 2-way Hat (+ Push)
  • 3 x Momentary buttons
  • 1 x Paddle lever (VPC Contactless Sensor)
  • 1 x Scroll Encoder (+ Dual Push)
  • Lockable Twist Axis (VPC Contactless Sensor)
  • Adjustable hand rest
  • All-metal trigger, flip trigger and paddle lever
  • Translucent hood with programmable RGB lighting
  • Available in left and right-hand variants

 

Check out the Constellation ALPHA Grip on the VIRPIL Controls Worldwide Webstore!

VPC ALPHA-R Grip - VPC ALPHA-L Grip

 

ALPHA Grip pre-orders are expected to start dispatching later in February after pre-orders are fulfilled stock will be available to purchase from the VIRPIL Controls official webstore.

 

See you in the skies!

VIRPIL Controls Team

 

 

We make sure you receive the most accurate and up-to-date news regarding our work in progress. As always.

 

Yours sincerely

 

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Whirlybird Week

 

 

Ka-50 cockpit released

2.5.6 Open Beta Update

 

 

The updated cockpit is available in the current DCS World Open Beta. This new cockpit has been rebuilt from scratch and consists of a new, high-resolution 3D mesh and textures that take advantage of advanced rendering and lighting technologies.

 

Check Changelog

 

Over the past decade, we’ve been working hard on our fixed-wing aircraft. Thousands of features take thousands of man-hours. However, with our core principles in mind, we feel an important duty to take care of our older modules built on previous versions. That’s why to celebrate the improvements we’re offering you the chance to complete your helo hangar with a limited time offer on all our helicopters.

 

Helicopter bundles

Three different offers available

 

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Starting Friday, 21 February, value-packed bundle deals are available for all DCS World helicopters. Lasting until 9 March, get up to 65% savings on the most authentic military helicopters ever created for the PC. Get the bundles at:

 

  • All DCS helicopters: $69.99
  • DCS: Black Shark 2 + DCS: Combined Arms: $49.99
  • DCS: Black Shark 2 + DCS: Mi-8MTV2: $54.99

 

These same bundles are also available on Steam.

 

DCS: Fw 190 A-8 Contest Winners

Skinning Contest Winners

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With serious review and consideration, we are proud to announce the 10 winners will have their work uploaded to our servers and the skins will be accessible to everyone. The prize is a free DCS: The Channel map. Congratulations to all the winners.

 

The winners in no particular order:

 

Reflected

Golani79

JG13~Wulf

DaveyWaveyBoo

CHSubZero

MJDixon

Latart

C-TE-B

Mibburo

LazarusLong

 

 

Enjoy the update of Ka-50 and have a great experience with new skins for Fw 190 A-8

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FlyingIron Simulations

Introduces the Corsair II

 

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A-7E Corsair II

A Supercarrier compatible module

 

We welcome FlyingIron Simulations aboard and are excited to announce that the A-7E Corsair II by FlyingIron Simulations is coming to DCS World. FlyingIron is an experienced and very talented Australian developer that has an impressive pedigree of quality flight simulations.

 

The A-7E will add a new carrier-aviation fighter to DCS world that includes impressive ground-attack capabilities, advanced sensors and weapons, and will take advantage of DCS: Supercarrier features.

 

Helicopter bundles

Three different offers available

 

 

Value-packed bundle deals are available for all DCS World helicopters. Lasting until 9 March, get up to 65% savings on the most authentic military helicopters ever created for the PC

 

 

The same bundles are available on Steam.

 

Quality Assurance Update

Development Report

 

Dear Community,

 

We read you, we hear you, we listen to you and we are working for you! Thank you for being with us and for your help to improve DCS World.

 

We delivered DCS World 2.5.6 Open Beta on February, 14.

Every version increase of 2.5.X is a cumulative update of the core environment. The feedback that we received from our community, especially with regards to multiplayer, is helping us to improve the delivery process.

 

The release of an unstable Open Beta to our clients has taught us an important lesson, and we are committed to improving the QA before an Open Beta delivery.

 

Our updated process includes:

 

  • Longer internal QA testing and debugging.
  • Earlier external Beta Tester access to Release Candidates. How to become a Beta Tester. English & Russian links.
  • A new closed Eagle Dynamics dedicated multiplayer testing server. The invitations will be announced soon.
  • DCS Open Beta delivery.
  • Hotfix process (if required).
  • DCS Stable delivery.

 

We will try to keep a schedule of 2-week iterations once the DCS World 2.5.6 Stable is released.

 

I have started posting development milestones on Reddit in the Hoggit community which you can read here. These will also be posted to our official forums.

 

I will continue to inform you about the progress of each project on our official ED forum.

 

Kate Perederko

Chief Operating Officer Eagle Dynamics

 

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We make sure you receive the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding our work in progress, as always.

 

Yours sincerely,

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F-15 Month with the Fighter Pilot Podcast

Check out the Podcast, and fly the F-15

 

We’ve partnered with The Fighter Pilot Podcast to celebrate the F-15C Eagle. This weekend only we are offering the F-15C Eagle and Su-27 Flanker for DCS World to fly for free, both on our e-shop and on Steam.

 

Listen to Vincent Aiello and crew as they discuss the pure power of this American twin-engine, all-weather fighter aircraft. And of course, make sure to take advantage of the free weekend 6th to 9th March.

 

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Helo Heros

Hurry, offer ends this weekend

 

Your last chance to get up to 65% savings on the most authentic military helicopters ever created for the PC. Do not miss out on these amazing value-packed deals.

 

 

The same bundles are available on Steam.

 

3D Scanning

Development Report

 

We have started the improvement of all our human models in DCS World. The first step is to create a reference database containing different parts of the human body and prepare prototypes that will be used for all models.

how we started observing the differences in our current models and note areas of improvements. The upgrades will be visible both in geometry and skinning throughout DCS World.

 

The picture with one hand is received from the scanner and drastically improves lead time for model creation. The other pictures compare new and old models.

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A new Open Beta update was released this week Read the changelog here

 

DCS World Events SATAL finals are this weekend! Check them out here!

 

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We make sure you receive the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding our work in progress, as always.

 

Yours sincerely,

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Burning Lake Airshow 2020

Virtual airshow on the 14th of March
 

This one-day-only show opens with Virtual Blue Impulse and features performances by the European Hornets, Steel Eagles, AeroVector Jet Team, Virtual Aeroshell Aerobatic Team, and special headline performances brought to you by Frecce Tricolori Virtuali and Virtual Blue Spectres, both masters of the art!



 

Tune in at 14:00 GMT (7:00 am US Pacific, 10:00 am US Eastern) to watch Virtual Airshows on Twitch:

 

Get the full show schedule here: https://tinyurl.com/VBLA2020


F-15C Eagle Fly Free

Hurry, offer ends this weekend
 
As the month of the F-15 continues on the Fighter Pilot Podcast, we will continue to celebrate it as well. Once again this weekend you will have a free weekend to try out the F-15C and the Su-27 (we apologize to Steam users that missed out last weekend due to technical difficulties). Try these modules free from March 12th, 1030 PST to March 16th, 1030 PST!

 

This weekend is your chance to gain lifetime access to these modules with 65% savings.


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Development Report
 
With all the work going on with the new damage model, and following a recent post by one of our dedicated community members pertaining to ballistics and round drag we decided to check most of the guns and ammo in the sim.

We detected an excessive amount of round dispersion due to improper gun installation characteristics which impacted dispersion values in most of our WWII aircraft. We have corrected the rigidity of these installation values and as a result, have seen a drop in dispersion values on all WWII aircraft of approximately 1.5 times 

The P-51D and upcoming P-47 are also receiving some extra TLC. We will be using a combat mix of M8 API and M20 API/T belts. This will better match historical data and our upcoming visual effects upgrade.

The Spitfire as well will benefit from improved ballistics for a more accurate match to historical documents such as type designation and firing tables.

The GAU-8 isn't getting left out either. We updated our information from General Electric which diminishes round dispersion by approximately 1.5 times. We know that many in the community have been complaining about this for some time and with this latest data backed correction the Hog will deliver even more tank-busting fun to our faithful users. Thank you again for persisting. 

While no dispersion issues were found with the M61 we will be updating the PGU type shells with improved ballistics. This should affect any aircraft using these types of shells, including the F-16C.

Last, but not least, the F-86F is also currently under review, so far we have found possible issues with barrel heating and cooling. We will continue to make changes as needed.

We make sure you receive the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding our work in progress, as always.

 

Yours sincerely,

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Free Trial Schedule

Trial access on our top products

In This Together

Given the ever-changing situation surrounding COVID-19, we wanted to alert you to some potential changes that could affect certain support channels.

First, we want to reassure you that we have a thorough continuity plan, which leverages our global network to ensure support will continue to be provided in the event that a location is impacted. Our plan takes into account location, product and customer segment. We have also tested to ensure business continuity while maintaining security compliance.

The health, safety and wellbeing of our teams are our utmost priorities. If one or more of our support locations are affected, we may shift or reduce some services temporarily. Any changes will be posted.
 
We’re giving you free trial access to popular DCS World modules. For those of you staying at home, you can explore our website and join us on social media for inspiration. The trials will run from the 18th of March to the 18th of April 2020.


During the trial period, all participating modules benefit from up to 50% discount.

Below is a schedule of free trials from ED and it’s 3rd Parties,

On top of that, save up to 50% on most DCS World modules starting from 18 March 2020 till 18 April 2020 in E-shop and Steam*!

 
The schedule:

March 18-19: F-16C
March 20-21: F/A-18C
March 22-23: F-14B
March 24-25: JF-17 ( 2.5.6 Open Beta only )
March 26-27: A-10C
March 28-29: AV-8B
March 30-31: M-2000C
April 1-2: Spitfire
April 3-4: Mustang
April 5-6: Fw 190 A8
April 7-8: Bf 109 K4
April 9-10: Persian Gulf Map
April 11-12: Nevada Map
April 13-14: F-86
April 15-16: MiG-15
April 17-18: Black Shark Ka-50

Be aware that some modules have different discount rates:

DCS: Supercarrier - no additional discounts
DCS: F-14 Tomcat by Heatblur Simulations – 20% off
DCS: JF-17 Thunder by Deka Ironwork Simulations - $15.00 USD off
DCS: SA342 Gazelle by Polychop Simulations - 25% off

All campaigns by Reflected Simulations - 30% off:
  • Spitfire IX The Big Show Campaign
  • P-51D The Blue Nosed Bastards of Bodney Campaign
  • Bf 109 K-4 Jagdflieger Campaign
  • F-86F Hunters over the Yalu Campaign


UH-1H Worlds Apart - Spring 2025 Campaign by Low-Level-Heaven Mission Development - 20% off.

The Museum Relic Campaign by Apache600 - not participating.

Note: If you do not wish to purchase a module after trying it for free, please delete the free-trial module using the Module Manager to avoid authorization errors.


Yours sincerely,

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Stay at home Steam Sale

 

Hello everyone, below is the steam sale schedule, we have had to divide the sale into two week blocks.

 

The first two week period window will be fixed wing aircraft, maps, and packs. The second two week window will be campaigns and helicopters.

 

Steam Store

 

March 19th until April 3rd

 

A-10A: DCS Flaming Cliffs – 50%

DCS: A-10C Warthog – 50%

DCS: AJS-37 Viggen – 50%

DCS: AV-8B Night Attack V/STOL – 50%

DCS: Bf 109 K-4 Kurfürst – 50%

DCS: Black Shark 2 ( – 50%

DCS: C-101 – 50%

DCS: Christen Eagle II – 50%

DCS: Combined Arms – 50%

DCS: F-14 Tomcat – 20%

DCS: F-16C Viper – 50%

DCS: F-5E Tiger II – 50%

DCS: F-86F Sabre – 50%

DCS: F/A-18C Hornet – 50%

DCS: Fw 190 A-8 – 50%

DCS: Fw 190 D-9 – 50%

DCS: I-16 – 50%

DCS: JF-17 Thunder – 20%

DCS: L-39 Albatros – 50%

DCS: M-2000C – 50%

DCS: Mi-8MTv2 Hip – 50%

DCS: MiG-15Bis – 50%

DCS: MiG-19P Farmer – 50%

DCS: MiG-21bis – 50%

DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range Map – 50%

DCS: NS 430 Navigation System – 50%

DCS: Normandy 1944 Map – 50%

DCS: P-51D Mustang – 50%

DCS: Spitfire LF Mk IX – 50%

DCS: World War II Assets Pack – 50%

DCS: Yak-52 – 50%

F-15C: DCS Flaming Cliffs DLC – 50%

Flaming Cliffs 3 – 50%

MiG-29: DCS Flaming Cliffs – 50%

Persian Gulf Map for DCS World – 50%

Su-25: DCS Flaming Cliffs – 25%

Su-27: DCS Flaming Cliffs – 50%

Su-33 for DCS World – 50%

 

April 3rd until April 18th

 

Su-27: The Ultimate Argument Campaign – 50%

A-10C: Advanced Aircraft Training Qualification Campaign – 50%

A-10C: Basic Flight Training Campaign – 50%

A-10C: Red Flag Campaign – 50%

DCS: A-10C Warthog - The Enemy Within 3.0 – 50%

A-10C: Stone Shield Campaign – 50%

A-10C: Tactical Training Qualification Campaign – 50%

Black Shark 2: Republic Campaign – 50%

DCS: Combined Arms Frontlines Georgia Campaign – 50%

DCS: L-39 Albatros - Kursant Campaign – 50%

DCS: M-2000C - Red Flag Campaign by Baltic Dragon – 50%

DCS: Mi-8MTV2 and Ka-50 Memory of a Hero Campaign – 50%

DCS: P-51D Mustang Blue Nosed Bastards of Bodney Campaign – 30%

DCS: SA342M Gazelle – 25%

DCS: Spitfire LF Mk.IX The Big Show Campaign – 30%

DCS: UH-1H Huey – 50%

DCS: UH-1H Huey - Worlds Apart Campaign – 20%

DCS: Bf 109 K-4 Kurfürst - Jagdflieger Campaign – 30%

F-15C: Aggressors BFM Campaign – 50%

F-15C: Red Flag Campaign – 50%

F-15C: The Georgian War Campaign – 50%

F-5E: Aggressors Air Combat Maneuver Campaign – 50%

F-5E: Aggressors Basic Fighter Maneuvers Campaign – 50%

F/A-18C: Aggressors BFM Campaign – 50%

Mi-8MTV2: Oilfield Campaign – 50%

Mi-8MTV2: The Border Campaign – 50%

P-51D Mustang: Operation Charnwood Campaign – 50%

P-51D: High Stakes Campaign – 50%

Spitfire: Epsom Campaign – 50%

The Museum Relic Campaign – 50%

UH-1H: Argo Campaign – 50%

 

Yours sincerely,

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Eurofighter on the horizon

Introducing TrueGrit Virtual Technologies

 

To bring this advanced fighter to DCS, a brand new company, TrueGrit Virtual Technologies has been founded specifically for the challenge. The TrueGrit development team is led by Gero Finke, a highly experienced former Typhoon Instructor Pilot with 15 years experience on type and an additional 10 years as a weapons instructor on the mighty F-4 Phantom – a total of 3’000 hours of military jet flying. Gero was station commander at one of the world’s most famous fighter bases of all time, the 71st Tactical Fighter Wing at Wittmundhaven, Germany, formally known as the Red Baron´s legendary “Jagdgeschwader Richthofen” and Squadron Commander at Jagdgeschwader 73, Steinhoff. Today, Gero’s dev team has substantial programming and design experience. This professionalism combined with Gero’s exceptional active-duty and operational knowledge is very promising for DCS and the future of this exciting new module.

Their 3D designer has a background working with Airbus, Grob, Eurocopter, Luftwaffe and also with Heatblur on their DCS: F-14 project.
 
The lead coder has had substantial experience with various simulator projects, both in the air and ground combat realm. Two other coders with Ph.D.’s in physics and mathematics will lead the programming of the Typhoon’s extremely complex flight model.

In addition to Gero’s personal input and contribution to this highly detailed simulation, the team has excellent access to a number of Subject Matter Experts such as former instructor pilots, weapon instructors and maintenance personnel.

Their team size stands at 15 today but they are always on the lookout for experienced coders to continue to grow. See more development screenshots below.


“Stay At Home”

The sale continues. Save and fly free

Our Stay At Home Sale continues. While current events are still filled with uncertainty, we hope the free product trials and big savings will help and give you a bit of a break from it all.


See the free trial schedule below and visit our E-shop or Steam.
 

  • March 28-29: AV-8B
  • March 30-31: M-2000C
  • April 1-2: Spitfire
  • April 3-4: Mustang
  • April 5-6: Fw 190 A8
  • April 7-8: Bf 109 K4
  • April 9-10: Persian Gulf Map
  • April 11-12: Nevada Map
  • April 13-14: F-86
  • April 15-16: MiG-15
  • April 17-18: Black Shark Ka-50

 

 


DCS: Mil Mi-24P Hind

Development Report

 The DCS: Mil Mi-24P Hind continues to make steady progress. The cockpit is currently in development and being added to the airframe with basic functionality implementation to follow. We expect to see the start of the integration of flight dynamics and power plant from mid-April.

Thank you all again for your support and passion.

 

Yours sincerely,

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Prepare for Supercarrier

Hit the deck running
 

As we prepare to launch Supercarrier into early access, we have written a FAQ section to quick start your learning. Read community questions here.

The Supercarrier early access manual is now available for download. Prepare for Carrier OPS in DCS World by downloading the manual.

Wags is working hard on instructional videos. You can find more on his channel

 

See development screenshots here

 


Supercarrier

Development Report

Supercarrier development has been progressing at a steady pace, we wanted to show off two areas many of you have been asking about;


Hangar Area

The basic structure has been completed.

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Night Lighting

To provide an immersive nighttime experience, we are working on the addition of glow sticks and aircraft light flash signals. Vests also have reflective patches.


Stay At Home

Fly Warbirds free, and save

This is your chance to experience the P-51D Mustang, Fw 190A-8 Anton, and the Bf 109K-4 Kurfurst for free over the coming days. Visit our store for 50% off most of our modules until April 18th.

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See the free trial schedule below and visit our E-shop or Steam.

 

April 3-4: Mustang

April 5-6: Fw 190 A8

April 7-8: Bf 109 K4

April 9-10: Persian Gulf Map

April 11-12: Nevada Map

April 13-14: F-86

April 15-16: MiG-15

April 17-18: Black Shark Ka-50

 

Visit our e-shop




 

Thank you all again for your support and passion.

 

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Merge for the Cure

A COVID19 Relief Charity Event


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Supercarrier

Development Report

 

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Final Free Flights

#StayHome
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This is the last chance to participate in free flight trials and 50% off most modules. We hope you’ll take advantage of substantial savings across our products. This opportunity lasts until April 18th 17:00 GMT. The free trial schedule;

 

April 11-12: Nevada Map
April 13-14: F-86
April 15-16: MiG-15
April 17-18: Black Shark Ka-50

 
Visit our e-shop


Once again many thanks for all your support and kindness.

 

The Eagle Dynamics Team

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Free For All

 

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April 17th, 2020

 

 

Dear fighter pilots, partners and friends,

 

The global spread of COVID-19 is affecting every single one of us. We are a people-first company, and we believe that technology can change lives and give hope. To study the virus, protect the vulnerable and beat this thing requires that we all play a part. We want to update you about what we’re doing.

 

Last month we gave the opportunity for all to try and test our products for a two day period at a time. This was well received and a total of over 200 thousand modules and trials were downloaded during this free event.

 

In view of last months response, we are pleased to announce our upcoming Free For All event, starting April 19th, where you are welcome to try any and all our products (except campaigns) for free and without limitation for one month. This unlimited access to all our suite of products, including our top fighter jets, such as the F-16C, F/A-18C and A-10C Warthog will help take your mind off things for a while, giving you the opportunity to try something new, and to own it for 50% or less than the normal price.*

 

We know that this is a small contribution to your personal lives but we hope that you will take full advantage of the offer and help the time fly by. In addition to this, we will be donating 10% of our net turnover generated during the event to Children First, a foundation that we have become very involved with for the past few years. This organisation supports the work of an amazing Dr Stefano Scaringella, a Capucin Priest and surgeon who has dedicated the past 40 years of his life to saving children and to promoting health in Madagascar, one of the poorest nations in the world. Please check this out, they too are hit badly and need all the help in the world: http://www.childrenfirst.fund

 

Thank you for your passion and support and stay safe.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

The Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

 

 

On Steam

Fly the F/A-18C Hornet, F-16C Viper, A-10C Warthog, F-5E Tiger II, Persian Gulf Map and all DCS World War II products for free during a two-week period from April 19th to May 3rd.

 

Between the 13th and 27th of May, a 50% discount on all DCS products will be available.

 

*Exclusions and comments:

 

All campaigns, F-14B and AJS-37 Viggen will not take part. JF-17 Thunder will have a 15.00 USD discount.

 

 

Extended Trials

Fly Everything For Free

 

 

We are excited to offer this exceptional free for all trial period. The intricacies of these aircraft can be challenging and some of these modules require a substantial investment to get to grips with all the complexities of a real modern fighter. So make sure to check out YouTube tutorials and in-game training missions.

 

 

JF-17 Thunder

Development Report

 

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Avionics

Fixed AA radar issues.

Working on datalink.

 

Weapons

Implementation of the Eagle Dynamics API will allow optimized LOFT trajectory for SD-10s.

The type-200 Anti-runway Bomb will be the last weapon added to JF-17 in near future.

 

See in development screenshot

 

Assets Pack Upgrade

Improvements to WWII

 

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This week, one of our milestones was to deploy an update to the World War II Assets Pack for DCS World. The enhanced assets pack delivers more weapons, AI aircraft, support units, armoured cars and tank busters.

 

Predict German plans and respond to threats coming from the Channel. This improvement takes advantage of our latest textures and AI weapon technology to provide highly realistic representations of previous WWII operations.

 

The DCS: WWII Assets Pack is also available as part of the Free For All event.

 

New units

Ju 88A-4 - torpedo bomber aircraft

A-20 - medium bomber aircraft

Stug III - assault gun

M10 - tank destroyer

Mk VIII Centaur IV - cruiser tank

Elefant - heavy tank destroyer

Mk IV Churchill VII - infantry tank

M8 Greyhound - armored car

8.8 cm Flak 41 - anti aircraft gun

Flakscheinwerfer 37 - searchlight

V-1 and launching ramp as static object

Schnellboot S-100 class

U-boat Type VII

 

Make sure to download the latest update now.

 

Thank you again for your commitment and passion,

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April 24th, 2020

 

 

Dear fighter pilots, partners and friends, :pilotfly:

 

We would like to reiterate last week’s launch of our “Free For All” event. From April 18th to May 19th

you can enjoy unlimited access to all DCS aircraft, maps, and assets packs for free. For the whole period,

a 50% discount is available on all products should you wish to purchase*.

Check the Module Manager

 

On Steam, a similar, slightly more limited but nevertheless substantial event is also available. Fly the

F/A-18C Hornet, F-16C Viper, A-10C Warthog, F-5E Tiger II, Persian Gulf Map and all DCS World War II

products for free during a two-week period from April 19th to May 3rd. Between the 13th and 27th of May,

a 50% discount on all DCS World Steam products will be available.

 

We would like to take this opportunity to discuss the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet roadmap and look forward to

working with you in a constructive manner to craft an achievable and transparent plan for 2020 and beyond.

In this spirit, we invite you to contribute to the DCS F/A-18C Hornet Future Features ranking survey.

 

Thank you for your passion and support and stay safe.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

The Eagle Dynamics Team

 

Exclusions and Comments*

The F-14B and AJS-37 Viggen have elected to pass on the event.

JF-17 Thunder will have a 15.00 USD discount.

 

 

The Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fly Helicopters For Free

Fly Everything For Free

 

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This week we would like to bring your special attention to Rotary Wing Aircraft. Fly the UH-1H Huey,

SA342 Gazelle, Ka-50 Black Shark and the Mi-8MTV2 for free and get ready for the Mi-24P.

 

Check out our helicopters

 

 

 

MIL Mi-24P

Development Report

 

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External model and cockpit texturing

The detail in all respects of the external model is coming along very well.

 

Aft crew station

Cockpit instrument panels and other control systems animation are being programmed.

 

Mapping Display

The feature set is in the final stages of the definition.

 

Flight Model

Good progress is being made. Once the final touches have been delivered on the DCS: P-47 Thunderbolt

Early Access, the full focus will go onto the Mi-24P.

 

See in development screenshot

 

 

 

Combined Arms

With WWII Assets Pack

 

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Download Combined Arms and WWII Assets Pack to experience the growing realism of our ground combat

operations. We are still far away from where we want to be in this area of DCS but you may be surprised with

the progress we have achieved. The following units are fully operable with the addition of two new tanks;

 

AC Sd.Kfz 234/2 Puma

AG StuG III Ausf. G

AG StuG IV

CT Centaur IV

CT Cromwell IV

HIT Churchill VII

HT Pz.Kpfw VI Ausf B Tiger II

HT Pz.Kpfw VI Tiger I

MT Pz.Kpfw IV Ausf H

MT Pz.Kpfw V panther Ausf G

MT Sherman M4

MT Sherman M4A4 Firefly

TD Elefant Sd.Kfz.184

TD Jagdpanther G1

TD Jagdpanzer IV

TD M10 GMC

 

Take control of Ground Ops with DCS Combined Arms

 

Thank you again for your commitment, passion and support.

 

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Free For All - Warbird Edition

 

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May 1st, 2020

 

 

Dear fighter pilots, partners and friends, :pilotfly:

 

This is a crucial time to focus on who we care for most and embrace the love and attention our families

provide. With this mindset, we continue to promote our Free for All event and the 50% discount until

the 19th of May.

 

Check the Module Manager

 

We are working hard on the final touches of the Early Access release of the P-47 which we hope will be

a wonderful addition to the WWII fleet of fighters in DCS. Check out the WIP pictures below.

 

The Channel Map is in final alpha testing and receiving a lot of attention, especially with regards to

optimisation and functionality during this test phase. We are really looking forward to showing this highly

detailed terrain to you in the nearest future. The P47 screenshots are all taken in the Channel Map and

give you an idea of what’s to come.

 

Thank you for your passion and support and stay safe.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

The Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

Warbird Wars

Fly Everything For Free

 

 

The ‘Free for All’ event will run until the 19th of May. Until then, save up to 50% off most of our top products.

Fly some of our best selling World War II birds including the Fw-190 A-8, Fw-190 D-9, Bf 109 K-4 and I-16.

 

Check out the e-shop

 

Check out the e-shop

 

 

 

P-47 Thunderbolt

Development Report

 

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The undercarriage is being tuned for accurate ground-steering. The engine cooling, exhaust systems and

turbocharger are in final testing.

 

External model

Much of the final detailing has been done to finish the aircraft exterior. The forward section of the cockpit

has been seriously revised and those changes are quite visible in the screenshots.

 

Cockpit night lighting

The instrument luminescence decay after UV light was implemented for all cockpit indicators and markings.

 

 

See in development screenshot

 

 

 

The Channel

A DCS World Module

 

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We would like to take this opportunity to share the growing realism of ground operations. We encourage you

to explore newly released World War II battle-ready assets. We have a long way to go and your feedback, as

a community helps contribute to the future of DCS World.

 

Take control of Ground Ops with DCS Combined Arms

 

Thank you again for your commitment, passion and support.

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May 8th 2020

 

 

Dear Pilots, Friends and Partners, :pilotfly:

 

 

Yesterday and today are very special days in history. The act of military surrender was first signed

at 02:41 on the 7th of May in SHAEF HQ at Reims and a slightly modified document was signed on

the 8th of May in Berlin. This instrument of surrender stipulated that all hostilities must cease at

23:01CET on the 8th of May, just an hour before midnight. The world celebrates this great victory

over Nazi Germany with solemn respect for the 60 million dead and the Queen’s 75th anniversary

VE Day address will be broadcast on the BBC today at 21:00GMT.

 

Our Free for All event runs for another 10 days and we are pleased to announce that this event has

been a huge success as even more users around the world than we expected have enjoyed our free

modules. Please do take advantage of the closing days. We truly hope this gives you a chance to

discover something new and special.

 

We continue to develop and bug fix DCS: Supercarrier for an Early Access release later this month

and we hope to be providing a preview to our partners and social media channels next week.

 

Based on customer feedback, one of the most important new Hornet features is the addition of the

Air-to-Ground (AG) radar mode. This uses our new proprietary AG radar simulation available for both

Eagle Dynamics and 3rd party aircraft.

 

Thank you for your passion and support.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

The Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

Free for All

Don't miss out

 

 

We know that most of our modules have steep learning curves. Aircraft such as the MiG-15 Fagot,

F-86F Sabre, F-5E Tiger II and the L-39 Albatros can bridge the gap. During the event, we encourage

you to spend time gaining knowledge and expertise. Don’t forget that if you really like one of our products,

you will benefit from a 50% discount until the 19th of May, should you wish to make a purchase.

 

Browse modules

 

 

 

Supercarrier

Development Report

 

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This week we have been focussing with our external Beta Test friends on debugging multiplayer

components for large servers, tuning the Landing Signal Officer station, revising AI landing

behaviour, as well as enhancing final model textures and deck lighting.

 

 

Pre-order Supercarrier with 30% off.

 

 

 

AG radar

F/A-18C Hornet

 

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The Raytheon AN/APG-73 radar is also used to map, navigate, locate and designate moving

land and sea targets. Our initial AG radar release will include the Ground Map (MAP) mode

with target designation. The EXP sub-modes will be added at a later date.

 

See development screenshots

 

 

Thank you for your passion and support,

 

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Free for All - Final Hours

 

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May 15th 2020
 
 
Dear Fighter Pilots, partners and friends :pilotfly:
 
The ‘Free for All event’ is coming to a close on the 19th of May. We truly hope you have had
a chance to discover something new and special. Please note that the Steam Free For All Sale
started on the 13th and will continue until the 27th of May. Enjoy!
 
Our external multiplayer beta testers have been doing a sterling job, permitting us to debug
most of the issues we were facing with DCS: Supercarrier. Thanks to all those who worked so
hard to move the needle here, you know who you are. The wait has been long and the workload
intense, so thank you all for your patience! The Early Access release is just around the bend so
make sure to check out
and
 
 
We would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to visit the Virtual Airshows Group who
are hosting their “2020 Wings Over Tbilisi Event” on the 19th of May at 14:00 GMT.
 
 
Thank you again for all your patience, passion and support.
 
 
Yours sincerely,
 
The Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

 

Final Hours

Last chance

 

 

The Free for All event has been one of our most rewarding yet, bringing together our global

community of developers, aviators and enthusiasts who enjoy trial access to all of our modules.

It has provided an opportunity to showcase skills, gain expertise and given us a chance to

learn as we work and to build a better flight combat experience.

 

 

 

Supercarrier

Development Report

 

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The release of DCS: Supercarrier into Early Access required dozens of our teammates to

ensure operations are as realistic as possible. A special review version of Supercarrier has

been delivered to a number of journalists and opinion leaders and we expect some early

feedback in the coming week.

 

DCS: Supercarrier will support English, Russian, German, French and Chinese.

 

We continue to debug multiplayer components for large servers and tune AI landing

behaviour. Deck crew logic, deck lighting and final model textures are also being enhanced.

 

Take advantage of the last few days of Pre-Sales pricing and save 50% off DCS: Supercarrier.

 

 

 

Wings Over Tbilisi

Virtual Airshow

 

 

This Sunday 17th of May, the Virtual Airshows Group will take to the sky for the

"Wings Over Tbilisi 2020" virtual airshow. We encourage you to sit back and enjoy

this marvellous display of accuracy and coordination, only in DCS World. Tune in on Twitch.

 

With this hopefully, successful loosening of ‘lockdown’ we trust you will remain

healthy and happy. Thank you again for all your dedication to DCS!

 

Yours sincerely,

 

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Supercarrier Sets Sail

 

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22 May 2020
 
 
 
 
Dear Fighter Pilots, Friends and Partners
:pilotfly:
 
The Free for All event has now ended. We hope you have all found something new
and interesting to discover. Please note that the DCS World Steam Edition:
Free for All Sale continues until the 27th of May.
 
This week we launched an update to DCS World Open Beta. The update has been
optimised to take advantage of the latest graphic drivers and processor performance
as we work towards an efficient CPU load management system. With over 200 bug
fixes and upgrades, this is one of our biggest updates.
 
Most importantly, we are delighted to announce the release of DCS: Supercarrier into
Early Access. Please take another look at
and
 
and make sure you hit the ground running.
 
Thank you for your passion and support.
 
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
 
The Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

 

Open Beta

DCS World 2.5.6

 

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The new Open Beta encompasses a large number of updates to the environment.

A number of Campaigns have also been revised to ensure that they are compat-

ible and accessible.

 

The F/A-18C Hornet and F-16C Viper have both received major updates. We have

done what we can to include many of the community's requests, especially in

regards to the Hornet’s litening pod. Our third-party partners have also been hard

at work with updates to the M-2000 Mirage and the AV-8B Night Attack by RAZBAM.

Notably, Heatblur Simulations have released substantial updates to the F-14B Tomcat

and the ASJ37 Viggen.

 

Read the Full Change log

 

Magnitude 3 have also released a large update, read about it on their website:

leathernecksimulations.com

 

 

 

Supercarrier

Development Report

 

 

DCS: Supercarrier is the most detailed and realistic simulation of the Nimitz-class

aircraft carrier ever created. In total, the US Navy manufactured 10 Nimitz class ships.

Our product will include all 5 vessels of the Theodore Roosevelt sub-class:

CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt

CVN-72 Abraham Lincoln

CVN-73 George Washington

CVN-74 John C Stennis

CVN-75 Harry S. Truman

We know that you have waited a long time for this complex module to deliver.

The workload has been intense and we would like to thank all of those who put

in the extra hours needed to meet this ultimate deadline, you know who you are.

We are confident this powerful new module will inspire every one of us.

 

This week marks the completion of the first set of features for DCS: Supercarrier.

Read about the detailed list of features available in DCS: Supercarrier Early Access.

 

 

 

F/A-18C AG Radar

Development Report

 

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We had planned to release the A/G radar this week but due to technical reasons,

this has been moved to 3rd of June.

 

See development screenshots

 

 

 

Supercarrier Early Access

Download Now

 

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At Early Access launch, Case 1, Case 2, and Case 3 will be supported. After Early Access

will we do additional work to include pattern re-entry after a wave off or bolter, and

Automatic Carrier Landing (ACL) support.

 

If you do not own the Supercarrier module, you will not be able to spawn on the

deck to take off or catch an arresting wire to land. You would also not be able to

take advantage of the new radio communications, the Ready Room, LSO Station,

and Air Boss Station.

 

Benefit from the Early Access discount and save 20% on DCS: Supercarrier.

 

Thank you all again for hanging in there with us. You make our dreams come true!

 

Kind regards,

 

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Stable Release 2.5.6

 

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29 May 2020
 
 
 
Dear Fighter Pilot, Partners and friends,
:pilotfly:
 
After substantial testing, DCS World 2.5.6 has moved from Early Access into Stable state.
This version encompasses a number of updates to the environment, notably water
transparency, environment lighting and tone-mapping. It also includes the JF-17 Thunder
and recently released Supercarrier.
 
We would like to take this opportunity to share some screenshots of the Marianas Map as
we continue to enhance this highly realistic operational, tactical and procedural training
environment. The Marianas Islands are a crescent-shaped archipelago comprising fifteen
dormant volcanoes, situated in the western North Pacific Ocean and are, since WWII of
strategic importance to the USA.
 
Our integration of Varjo Technologies VR/XR equipment is progressing well. Varjo offers
unique features which are of great value, in particular for professional and military users.
 
We would like to remind you that the Eagle Dynamics Bonus program will end on the
1st of June. The program was replaced last year with the
while the
previous program was being phased out.
 
We trust that you are enjoying the Early Access release of the Supercarrier.
 
Thank you for your passion and support.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
The Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

 

DCS World 2.5.6

Stable Release

 

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DCS World 2.5.6 represents one of the biggest updates since the launch of DCS World 2.5

and offers powerful new tools capable of CPU load distribution and FPS management when

using peripheral hardware. Many of the improvements in this update are thanks to your

feedback and requests, we can’t wait to hear what you think.

 

The Stable release covers over 700 improvements, features and fixes.

 

Read the full changelog.

 

 

 

Marianas

Development Report

 

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Rota Island, also known as the Friendly Island is 19km in length and has a population of

3,500 people. It is the southernmost island of the United States Commonwealth of the

Northern Marianas Islands. It has been modelled in extraordinary detail and is close to completion.

 

We continue to work on the organised, unincorporated territory of the United States in

Micronesia; Guam. This island was captured by the Japanese in 1941 and occupied for

almost 3 years. The American forces recaptured the island on the 21st of July, 1944;

Liberation Day commemorates this victory. Special attention is being given to the

Andersen Air Force Base located approximately 4km northeast of Yigo. Andersen AFB

is one of two critical air bases in the Asia Pacific region. Guam’s almost unrestricted

airspace and it’s close proximity to the Farallon de Medinilla Island, a naval bombing

range 250km north, make it an ideal training environment. Andersen AFB is home to

36th Wing (PACAF), 734th Air Mobility Support Squadron (Air Mobility Command) and

Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Twenty-Five (HSC-25).

 

We continue to improve the cross balance of colour and gamma between terrain textures

(vegetation and ground), trees and other objects (infrastructure). The water’s fluidity, colour

and transparency have also been tuned for more realistic characteristics.

 

See screenshots.

 

We are now working on the P-47D Thunderbolt and The Channel Early Access Map and look

forward to sharing the progress with you over the coming weeks.

 

 

 

Varjo Technologies

Cooperations

 

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Highest-end virtual simulations by DCS and Varjo

 

DCS World now supports Varjo’s human-eye resolution headsets, Varjo VR-2 and VR-2 Pro.

Varjo is the Finnish maker of the world’s most advanced virtual and mixed reality products

for professionals. Together Varjo and DCS offer one of the highest definition and most

realistic experiences available in the ‪flight simulator market.

 

With Varjo’s industrial-grade devices that deliver 60 pixels per degree resolution, the

smallest details in the cockpit, including the smallest font sizes, buttons and gauges are

crystal clear. In addition, the mixed reality headset Varjo XR-1 permits you to use your

own hands as controllers, whilst flying in photorealistic virtual scenery using real-time chroma keying.

 

Thank you all for your trust and commitment. We work for you.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

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P-47D & The Channel Early Access

 

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5 June 2020
 
 
 
Dear Fighter Pilot, Partners and Friends,
:pilotfly:
 
After close to 40 man-years of work, the new Channel Map for DCS is now available
to download. The Terrains Development Team have delivered this beautiful multi-
purpose map with a new level of object detail and geographic accuracy. From Dunkirk
and the Battle of Britain until the end of the war, the thin stretch of water saw more
aerial activity than anywhere else in Europe.
 
This week, a long-awaited addition to our Warbird line up is taking to the air. The P-47D
Thunderbolt was a very successful and well-loved fighter. This remarkably rugged and
dependable aircraft offers superb gameplay over our World War II battlefields, especially
as it was also a highly effective ground attack fighter. Please note, if you are a WWII Backer
of a suitable level, you can receive DCS: P-47D Thunderbolt for free from the
,
you can also gift the module, if you would like to do so, please contact Support via
 
Over the past year, we have been working on updating the characteristics of air-to-air
weapon systems. Your demands and feedback help us to push the level of accuracy in
this area of our simulation to a new level. Please take the time to read about our new
physics model with the
 
We have been working hard on highly requested F/A-18C Hornet features. Check out
the development roadmap and watch Matt Wagner’s videos. We hope these videos will
help kick start your knowledge and smooth the learning curve.
 
Thank you for your passion and support.
 
 
Yours sincerely,
 
The Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

The Channel Release

A DCS World Terrain

 

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DCS: The Channel Map is now available in Early Access. Our map of the South East of England

and North Eastern France encompasses historical airfields, urban areas, roads and railways,

ports and other features that make it the perfect setting for the World War II air war in Europe

between 1940 and 1945.

 

This highly detailed map also provides a wonderful opportunity to mass deploy ground assets

and to re-enact epic air battles and enjoy ground operations not yet seen in DCS World.

 

Take advantage of Early Access 20% discount on The Channel Map

 

P-47D Thunderbolt

Early Access Release

 

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This week we Introduce the heavyweight Republic P-47D Thunderbolt, which first took to the

sky in May, 1941. Nicknamed the Jug, it was a real workhorse of the Allied victory, weighing

nearly twice as much as the British Spitfire. Fully loaded, it could deliver about half the payload

of a B-17 Flying Fortress.

 

The P-47D was popular amongst pilots, with an astounding safety record, a roomy cockpit and

an enhanced visibility bubble canopy. The Republic Aviation factories in New York, Indiana and

Buffalo assembled 15,600 units between 1942 and 1945. The Pratt & Whitney R-2800-59 Double

Wasp radial engine enabled the Juggernaut to keep up with the nimble and lightning-fast North

American P-51D Mustang. Thunderbolts were sent to Britain, France and even the Soviet Union,

where they largely served in interceptor roles.

 

The new DCS: P-47 Thunderbolt is designed to work on the latest DCS World 2.5.6 and is not

compatible with previous versions. It takes advantage of our latest graphics and texture technology,

enabling you to push the limits of your system, whilst maintaining good frame rates.

We hope you will enjoy this update to the World War II era product range and look forward to your

constructive feedback, which helps us deliver better products.

 

Make sure you take advantage of the P-47D Early Access 20% discount.

 

 

AIM-120 AMRAAM

Development Report

 

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As stated in previous news, we have spent a lot of time performing Computational Fluid Dynamics

research. Almost 250 different calculations for every missile variant have been made. Our results

have enabled us to simulate aerodynamic characteristics with a much higher level of accuracy.

 

In contrast to the old missile dynamics model, the new one includes stability and control characteristics.

We have calculated missile mechanical properties such as center of gravity and moment of inertia before

ignition and after burnout. More major updates include; revised data for rocket motor performance, ballistics

and range. Development of a velocity-altitude adaptive autopilot. Frequency response with the addition of

deflection acceleration feedback. The construction of the electromechanical fin actuator assembly and Step

response reaction control system. Autopilot and lofted trajectory for long-range shots.

 

Please read the full air-to-air missile development report

 

 

F/A-18C Hornet

SLAM, AG Radar

 

 

We would like to thank everyone who participated in the F/A-18C Hornet roadmap poll.

It has helped us plan

the next list of deliverables for 2020. Read the full list of features here.

 

This week we introduce the first iteration of the

This first version models MAP mode and allows you to search for and designate target locations.

Later, we will be adding other modes like the EXPAND levels, Ground Moving Target, SEA, and Terrain.

 

In the next update, we have both air-to-ground and air-to-air updates for the

.

This includes more realistic AG tracking modes and FLIR tracking of aerial targets in cooperation with the radar.

 

In this week's update, we explore the inclusion of the IN ZONE LAUNCH ACCEPTABLE REGION (IZLAR) for the JDAM.

This provides additional delivery information and will be tied to the later inclusion of pre-planned IZLARs and

multiple attack points.

 

We hope that these videos help you learn the new features of the F/A-18C and look forward to your feedback.

 

Thank you for your passion and support and as always, fly safe.

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