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Hello, I have been into flight simulators since the early days. I am a 60 year old retired CIO. I have been into PC games since Zork :). I had a quick question I own the Steam version of DCS but notice some aircraft will not work under that version. Should I scrap the steam version and just download the DCS version directly. Thank you for this forum. It will be nice to get back into a great flight sim while I have so much free time. 🙂


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Hello everyone! My name is Lewie, and I am relatively new to DCS. I am eager to jump right in and crush capitalism join the DCS community! (current setup is 'ol faithful....keyboard and mouse)

Hi, just to tell you about my first steps in DCS. I've finished my computer and have installed all i'll need for in my living room using my 75" TV screen and my home cinema for sound. I have decided

Welcome Halfast, You can start with guides here: https://forums.eagle.ru/forum/dcs-world-tutorial-training-range/guides-tutorials/module-specific-tutorials/dcs-f-16c-viper-tutorials Chucks guide: D

7 hours ago, jmburnzy said:

I had a quick question I own the Steam version of DCS but notice some aircraft will not work under that version.

What aircraft does not work for you? Have you bought it on Steam?

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I was looking at the P-47D-30 Thunderbolt on the website and noticed it said not for Steam version. So with my I.T. brain wondered why there had to be a different version.  

i downloaded the free DCS from the web site and started using it without Steam and it seemed to be much cleaner and more responsive running it without the Steam interface. You probably could buy the plane on Steam I did not check. Sorry for not explaining more detail.

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4 hours ago, jmburnzy said:

I was looking at the P-47D-30 Thunderbolt on the website and noticed it said not for Steam version. So with my I.T. brain wondered why there had to be a different version.

 

It's mostly a matter of personal preference.

 

The "Standalone" (as it's called when getting DCS directly from ED) offers a lot more flexibility to install very specific versions.

 

ED also allows modules to be activated in the standalone version when they were purchased via Steam. But the other way around doesn't work, so a module purchased from ED's E-Shop can't be activated in Steam.

 

Personally, I've purchased from ED (ever since they stepped away from selling DVDs, that is 😉 ) and never felt any urge to go the Steam way, but some people prefer Steam features like the friends list.

 

If you've already started on the Standalone-path, I'd recommend to continue going this way. 👍

 

3 hours ago, Sleeperservice said:

Hello from New Zealand. Came across DCS while helping my father set up his PC for MS Flight Sim and now am hooked, tho still very much a newbie.

 

Welcome! You'll be outperforming your enemies and helping newcomers in no time, if you stick with it. 🙂 

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Hello everyone, Simone from Italy, code name Valium64, just approached the world of flight sim and I have already understood that it will be a long story of preparation, expenses and learning, and I hope that reading around and with your help I will be able to jump there out!
Safe flights to you all!


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Good Day to all, the names Rich. I've watched from a far, I purchased many modules just as COVID hit but never really flew them until now. With horrible results no doubt but I hope to learn alot in the coming months to truly get to enjoy this simulation and community. 

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Hello All, 

 

Long time sim fan from the days of F-16 Combat Pilot, F-18 Interceptor and Falcon on Amiga 500, and later throughout Falcon 4.0 history starting with Frugal's World in 1999,  I decided to jump on the DCS bandwagon with this holiday season. Of course with my fave aircraft of all time, F-16 Viper. 

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Hiya folks,

 

I'm OPSEC, a qualified random dude on the internet. I've studied Swedish military doctrine, equipment, and history for ca. 5 years and currently run Sweden's largest privately owned archive of Swedish Armed Forces publications. Recently picked DCS back up after a ca. 2 year break from the game and am hoping to actually learn the F/A-18C and A-10C II in depth as I did with the Viggen two years ago. I'm interested in joining a squadron at some point but am not too sure about how proficient I should be before applying to one.

 

I look forward to seeing you in the air!

 

Best regards,

OPSEC

"Commit to full annihilation of the opponent, or don't fight the war."

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11 hours ago, opsec said:

I'm interested in joining a squadron at some point but am not too sure about how proficient I should be before applying to one.

Don't wait. Just ask and look around here:

https://forums.eagle.ru/forum/144-squadron-recruiting/

I'm sure you can find a fitting group.

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Hi all!

I'm brand new here and I download the amazing sim DSC World only two days ago. I'm a fan of all kind of flying simulation and I have many hours spent on Microsoft FS in different version and years.

Hope to learn fast from this community that seems to be very organized and wide all over the world.

 

My others interests are play soccer, have fun sailing catamarans and take care to my family!

 

See you in the skyes 

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On 12/11/2020 at 1:16 AM, DougMasters said:

Hello. New to DCSWorld, in fact new to flight sims all around. Me and my father were puttin together a model F-16 during virtual visits. Ya know he is retired and older and in the age of covid he is home bound and aint got much to do. Thought it was a nice thing to help him spend some of his days with someone other than himself.

Anyway I got curious about the jet and while looking up general information on it, I found some thread on reddit discussing its use in DCSworld and thought "Hey, why not"

I haven't bought the F16 yet, I don't have a stick, so I'm seeing how quick I learn using the su-25 and they keyboard.

Anyway, very happy with the sim so far though. And I'm always happy to meet new people so.

Welcome. Also, I'm shocked that username was available.

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Hello everyone

 

I live in South Africa and have been playing DCS World steam edition since Feb 2020. Absolutely love it! I have really been practicing alot with the Harrier AV-8B and have sort of got the hang of it, although Im still a bit of a newbie. But now Im really hoping to find someone to do multiplayer with. Preferably someone who is also interested in learning more about the AV-8B so we can learn and help one another. But I dont know where to start? Which squadron to join? Who is in the same time zone as me?

 

Anyway, I really hope to meet some fellow (newbie) pilots so we can help one another and just have a damn good time flying

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Hello everyone! My name is Lewie, and I am relatively new to DCS. I am eager to jump right in and crush capitalism join the DCS community!

(current setup is 'ol faithful....keyboard and mouse)

Cheers!

-Lewie

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Hello everyone totally new to DCS but loving it so far.  Purchased new hardware to get up and running quickly along with the F16 😄and F18 modules. Just about got the hang of the basics A2A with the F16.  Loving the Syria map and Gauntlet mission, but my my does it give the hardware a cardiac trying to keep up. Couple more weeks and I might need some advice on where to get some PvP action with a gentle learning curve. 
Cheers all

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On 1/13/2021 at 9:36 PM, Nuggetz said:

Hello everyone totally new to DCS but loving it so far.  Purchased new hardware to get up and running quickly along with the F16 😄and F18 modules. Just about got the hang of the basics A2A with the F16.  Loving the Syria map and Gauntlet mission, but my my does it give the hardware a cardiac trying to keep up. Couple more weeks and I might need some advice on where to get some PvP action with a gentle learning curve. 
Cheers all

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Hi ! Its been a long time😊 I started with lock on modern air combat back in 2004 ish, and loved it, it already then it where a special flight sim. It’s amazing how this sim has developed over the years. 
So about my self, things have changed a little since 2004😂 Now I have 2 kids, 9 ang 4 years of age and a wonderful wife, I’m so lucky😊 I work as a DBA mssql professional for the Norwegian healthcare in the southern Norway. The life is so hectic now but also very giving, it changes the perspective in life. I really have no time for hobby’s, but I will try to get back into dcs again; in the evenings:p  i have just ordered a new gaming rig fir the first time in 10 years or so. Rysen processor, 32gb ram, 3080 card, and hp reverb g2. Hotas warthog for the a 10c, cant wait!

I hope have time for this and join the community here. Are there any other Wharthog fans here? 😊
 

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20 hours ago, fred_123 said:

I work as a DBA

 

Oh shit, not that DBA?! I mean, the timeframe even fits...

 

SCNR 😄

 

In any case, welcome back to DCS! Looks like you've missed the original A-10C and can jump straight into the new A-10C II with a few new weapons and a brilliant new Helmet Mounted Cueing System. In other news, bad weather inbound - if you've seen the clouds we currently have in DCS and compare them to the clouds from the latest developer videos, it looks like DCS is going to get yet another amazing visual kick within a few months, so now sounds like a great time to come back to it. 👍

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Hello community,

 

Name is Hal.

 

Have had DCS for a long time but never used it. Finally got the hardware to run it now.

 

I use FSX, MSFS, DCS (FA-18C). Just barely getting started with the F18. Lots to learn.

 

Hope this new year is much better that the last.

 

Hal

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Hi all

I seem to be the same as most newcomers. Have had DCS for a long time but never had the hardware to run it decently, Have just got the basic setup at the moment but will be purchasing some modules as i get more competent at missing the ground 😄 lots to pack into this aging Brain lol

Phil B

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Hi folks.

 

I’m a professional pilot flying 787s for a UK airline but always fancied having a go in fighters. So I’ve splashed out on a fantastic new rig, VR headset and hoping to learn the F18 first...

 

Really excited about flying something I can turn upside down without spilling everyone’s Gin and Tonics 😁

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Morning/afternoon/evening all

 

Been lurking for a while, playing DCS for six months or so, but now decided to finally join.  Thanks for having me, looking forward to flying with some of you soon.  I've mainly been getting to grips with FC3 and the Typhoon mod, the F/A-18 still blows my mind but a fantastic thing to get some stick time in.

 

Cheers

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