Feel the excitement of flying the Su-25T "Frogfoot" attack jet and the TF-51D "Mustang" in the free-to-play Digital Combat Simulator World!DCS World is a vehicle combat simulation game created by an inspired development team. DCS World uses a powerful engine that delivers realistic gameplay.
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April 25

DCS 2.5.1 Open Beta Update

Today in the Open Beta.

Introduced two new features:

The first version of the video memory manager is presented, which will purge the video memory when the video memory budget allocated by Windows is reached. The resources that were not used in the last 10 seconds are first to be purged.

New OFFLINE mode is now implemented. User can turn on OFFLINE mode that allows the game to be used without internet identification and without a time limit. Note: user must turn off OFFLINE mode on the same PC. OFFLINE mode cannot be turned off from another PC even with the same user's login.

DCS World
Kh-25 and Kh-29 will follow the laser beam target point of the Su-25/25T optical station when player to shift the target point after launch.
Aircraft AI will be changing altitude between waypoints less aggressively.
Removing scenery objects via trigger will not be stay in the invisible mode, they will be removed completely.
MP. Added additional list of checkboxes for advanced IC server options: require pure textures, require pure models and require pure clients.
If an airbase has multiple runways in parallel the ATC will indicate which runway the player should take.
GUI. Input window. Device names in Input table can be customized.
Added China Asset Pack.
AI helo crew will not sink into FARP surface.
StaticObject.destroy() on cargo object will removes the cargo instead of killing it.
MP. Client will not gets wrong briefing from last played single player mission instead of the right briefing from current MP mission.
Fixed crash with Transport.dll
F10 map. labels in high resolution (1440p, 2160p etc) with turned on Scale GUI option will be in correct position on the map.
Fixed crash when briefing is set by trigger.
LAU-61 and LAU-3 rocket launcher will not looks empty when rockets in the tubes.
Multi Display. Fixed some freezes in 140 degrees FOV.
Deferred Shading render locked in the game and can not be turned off. DCS ceased support of old graphic render without Deferred Shading.
The SF key linked to user's account can't be activated with another account.

DCS Flaming Cliffs
MiG-29. R-27R aligned on launcher.
MiG-29A fuel tanks position corrected.
MiG-29. External light adjustments, headlight color tuned.

DCS Hawk T1 by VEAO
First round of changes to the FM behaviour.
Improvements to departure from flight logic.
Improvements to electrical system logic.
Fix for the taxi bug.
Improvements to AoA calculations.
System damage improvements.
PBR improvements to the external model and skins.

DCS AV-8B N/A by RAZBAM
EHSD Moving Map Enabled
EHSD Data pages
DMT axis control enabled
ECS System operational (oxygen and cabin pressure logic)
Hypoxia modeling enabled
Auto-start functional (deployed with EHSD updates)
Auto-stop functional (deployed with EHSD updates)
SAS Pitch, Roll, Yaw WCA indications functional
DEP RES WCA indication functional
Radios functional in non-easy comm (only controllable from UFC/ODU currently)

DCS M-2000C by RAZBAM
Added 9 Training Missions for NTTR from Baltic Dragon
Corrected overall hydraulic logic and fix loss of control when engine going off and using emergency hydraulics
Corrected control surface hard-over when on ground for high AOA (tail wind on aircraft when sitting on deck)
Corrected fuel pump switch being able to move when engine start cover it
Corrected Gun ARM, else SAFE joystick abstraction not working when going back into SAFE
Corrected transfer light not coming on during refuel

DCS SA342 by Polychop Simulations
Added SA342Minigun module
Added SA342Minigun addendum.txt file in module Doc folder
Corrected PBR textures, no more "roughmet" textures are used, according to particular light conditions some issues may still show
Multicrew mode, Nadir use has been moved to copilot, pilot is no more able to use the Nadir if a copilot is aboard.
Corrected Rockets range and effect
Corrected Mistral missile, now it's all aspects and 7km range
Corrected HOT3 effect regarding unarmoured vehicles (infantry, trucks ...)
Added Copilot Intercom functionality
Corrected Cockpit glasses
Reworked Gyro and AP logic
In order to prevent conflicts between the main joystick and a possible second joystick when targeting with the camera, a new option has been added in Options/Special/SA342 named "SECOND JOYSTICK FOR CAMERA", it has to be unchecked if you don't use a second joystick for the Camera (Viviane or else) and it has to be checked if you use a second joystick.
Due to latency issues, ability for the copilot to pilot the helicopter in multicrew mode has been removed.
Added missing keyboard or joystick assignments in controls, Warning, Due to new input additions, it could be needed to re-assign some inputs.
Restored behavior at ground, the helicopter will begin to roll or pitch around 45% torque
Corrected controls position for FFB or non-FFB sticks, including diamond, 3d stick in cockpit view, 3d stick in external view
Corrected ADF guage CAP flag
Cockpit lights have been fixed including writings flickering, issues may persist under specific light conditions
Replaced "Improve your skill" mission 2.5.0 version
Corrected sun glasses
A new document has been added to the module doc folder, named "Gazelle Multicrew 24-04-2018.txt" talking about multicrew limitations.
Damages due to negative g has been added
FM has been refined in some areas
Corrected camera control when in slaved mode
NADIR, Auxiliaries will display continuously i.e "AUX 1-6". Pressing AUX key again or using the EFF long key press will revert to previous display.
Weapons training missions changed for Caucasus and Nevada.
Minigun gunner animation is still WIP and will be corrected
The Gazelle module goes out of beta state, potential still existing issues will be corrected in time.

DCS A-10C
Adjusted default VR View.

DCS Combined Arms
UNCONTROLLED checkbox will disabled control of ground forces from F10 map for all roles except Game Master.

DCS Ka-50
Fixed crash in the Beslan airport when user asked taxiing.

DCS F-5E
Taxi/Landing lights corrected.

DCS F-86F
Corrected missions: training F-86F Bomb and 4 singleplayer Street Sweeper, Flight Suit Attitude, Sabre Strike, First Jet Strike Fighter.

DCS NS430
fixed backwards scrolling breaks autofill/info for App/Dep
fixed NRST USR WPT screen not working.
fixed Night time kills pop out window.


Campaigns
A-10C BFT Campaign
BFT01 - Some minor vehicle updates.
BFT02 - Corrected voice over.
BFT04, BFT09 - Corrected bug after missed approach.
F-15C The Georgian War - missions 2, 11, 12 updated.
Mi-8MTV2 The Border - missions 6, 11, 13 updated.
A-10C Sturmovik - mission 10 fixed.

New Skins:
F-86F IIAF Imperial Iranian by carss.
KC-135 Turkish Air Force by c@sper.
F-5E IRIAF 43rd Tactical Fighter Squadron by jponti.
F-5E IRIAF by drPhibes.
MiG-29A IRIAF Sand-Blue skin by bounj.
Mi-8MTV2 NAJA Special Police by OfficerAMR.
Mi-8MTV2 Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Blue by OfficerAMR.
Mi-8MTV2 Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Sand by OfficerAMR.


Known Issues
The some radio points in the radio menu is broken: Ка-50 do not works request to night goggles and helmet sight, Bf 109 do not work request for inertial starter.
Maverick picture on A-10A MFD is corrupted.
The names of cities on F10 map broken when map moved or zoomed.
SA342 TV sight is inoperative.

Known issues will be fixed ASAP.
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April 20

Weekend News 2018.04.20



DCS World 2.5.1 Update
Version 2.5.1 for DCS World is currently in external testing and includes the new Offline Mode and improved memory management as its primary features. Now that it has been built, our valued 3rd parties are updating their aircraft to operating in version 2.5.1. Once this is complete, we will first move this version to the DCS World 2.5.1 Open Beta branch.

Until we can release 2.5.1 with improved memory management, we suggest looking at your System Options in DCS World. One setting that has been found to help out considerably is the Preload Radius setting, cutting that value in half can make a huge difference in load times for multiplayer servers, we suggest tweaking this setting and find what works best for you.

DCS: F/A-18C Hornet Update
Since the last Hornet update, the flight model continues to be refined; Air Combat Maneuvering (ACM) radar modes now auto-lock targets; the ground suspension model has been refined for landing and taxi behavior; a pilot model has been added to the cockpit view; new skins like the Blue Angels, VMFA-122 and low-vis skins for VMFA-232 and 323 have been added; external sounds are even more realistic; LEX vapors are more realistic looking; and Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) ground alignment has been added.



Here you can find three Hornet live streams we did of the Hornet over the upcoming Persian Gulf map:

Part 1: Hornet over UAE and Oman[/url/
Part 2: [url]Hornet over Iran


Part 3: Hornet over the Persian Gulf islands

We have also released our 7th Hornet academic video, this one on Hornet waypoint navigation

While this will eventually apply to all aircraft, the Hornet will be one of the first DCS World aircraft to incorporate our new rain drops on canopy effect. While still very much WIP, this little snippet shows of the general tech and animation we are using.

Persian Gulf Map for DCS World
Pre-Purchase the Persian Gulf Map now for $39.99 and save 20%! The price will increase to $49.99 at the end of May 2018.



Pre-purchase video

SA-2 Guideline (S-75 Dvina) Coming to DCS World
Although DCS World includes a large selection of Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) systems, the iconic SA-2 Guideline (S-75 Dvina) has been absent. We are now in the final stages of bringing this historic SAM to DCS World as part of a free update.









Developed and first deployed by the Soviet Union in 1957, the SA-2 was designed as a medium- to high-altitude anti-aircraft systems using command guidance. Serving nations throughout the world, the SA-2 became the mode widely deployed SAM in history, with variants produced in China and Iran. It was an SA-2 that led to the shoot down in Francis Gary Powers in a U-2 spy plane over the Soviet Union in 1960.

A typical SA-2 SAM battery consists of a "Fan Song" missile guidance radar, six two-stage S-75 missiles with launchers, and reload vehicles. A typical SA-2 battery is laid out with the launchers forming a characteristic "flower" pattern. Multiple batters comprise an SA-2 battalion, with a supporting "Spoon Rest" early warning radar and command and control vans. Three SA-2 SAM battalions are then organized into a larger SA-2 SAM regiment.

The SA-2 is still in service to this day and will provide a valuable element to creating even more realistic DCS World battlefields.

DCS World War II Assets Update
There are three primary components that currently make up the DCS World War II, the Normandy 1944 map, the warbirds, and the World War II Assets Pack. We’d like to update you on each of these:

DCS: Normandy 1944 Map


Since the map’s release, there have been several improvements like new period objects (windmills, water towers, farm houses, etc.), better beach lines, corrected mesh errors, cleaned up textures, and more detail in the England portion of the map. Currently, Urga Media (the developer) is occupied with their Syria map. However, once the Syria map is complete, we will discuss with them further improvements to the Normandy map like use of speedtrees.

Warbirds
In addition to completing the final touches to the Spitfire (fuel tanks and bombs), our other primary focus has been the P-47D. More so than any other warbird though, this has been the biggest challenge due to the lack of data. Following the war, all wind tunnel and needed flight dynamics data was destroyed. To overcome this, we are using Flow Vision to recreate the needed data. This has proven a long and expensive endeavor. However, to create the detailed flight dynamics that DCS requires, we consider it mandatory.





In consideration of what to work on after the Thunderbolt and Me-262, we asked people to express what they would like to see next, thanks for all the votes, we have submitted the results to the team and will look at what can be done in the future! You can view the results here:

Forum

World War II Assets Pack
Many new aircraft and ground units are in development for the DCS World War II Assets Pack and we’ve included images of a few of them in this week’s newsletter. We plan to release the first big update to the pack in June 2018. At that time, the cost of the pack will increase by $5 given the additional content.




Sincerely,
The Eagle Dynamics Team
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About This Game

Feel the excitement of flying the Su-25T "Frogfoot" attack jet and the TF-51D "Mustang" in the free-to-play Digital Combat Simulator World!

The Open Beta version of Digital Combat Simulator World (DCS World) 2.5 is a free-to-play digital battlefield game and simulation environment. The “release” version will be available shortly after Open Beta testing is complete. The Open Beta is an optional version of DCS World that we use to first test new content and technologies before moving them to our release version.

Our dream is to offer the most authentic and realistic simulation of military aircraft, tanks, ground vehicles and ships possible. This free download includes a vast mission area of the Caucasus region and Black Sea that encompasses much of Georgia. It also includes a flyable Russian Sukhoi Su-25T ground attack aircraft and the famous WWII North American TF-51D fighter. An additional 25 aircraft are available for purchase.

The download comes with one of the most powerful mission editor ever designed, full network play and more than 156 AI weapons systems, 105 ground vehicles and trains, 50 air defense systems, 19 ships and 84 AI aircraft permitting you to plan and play highly sophisticated missions. DCS World is massively extensible through additional DCS modules as well as user-made add-ons and mods which you can purchase and download from our site.

DCS is a true "sandbox" simulation that is also designed to cover multiple time periods of interest such as WWII, Korean War, Vietnam, Gulf War and others. Current regions to battle include the Caucasus, Nevada Test and Training Range, and Normandy 1944. New maps in development include the Persian, Syria, Afghanistan, and others.

DCS World is fundamentally a deep, authentic and realistic simulation designed also to offer a more relaxed gameplay to suit the user and his particular level of experience and training. The ambition is to hand hold users from novice pilot all the way to the most advanced and sophisticated operator of such complex weapons systems as the A-10C Warthog or the F/A-18C Hornet. The only next step is the real thing!

Key features of DCS World 2.5:

  • The most realistic Free-to-Play digital battlefield ever.
  • One-of-a-kind, internally developed graphics engine that looks amazing from 0 to 80,000 feet.
  • Includes a beautiful, free, and highly detailed map of the Caucasus region that includes south western Russia and Georgia.
  • Includes millions of buildings, millions of km of usable roads and railways, more than 50 million trees, and 20 fully-equipped operational airbases.
  • Includes 156 free and fully operational weapons systems, 105 ground vehicles, 19 ships and 84 AI-controlled aircraft.
  • Fly the TF-51 Mustang and Su-25T attack jet for free!
  • Play all DCS World modules from one DCS World version.
  • State-of-the-art graphics with amazing lighting, shadows, and performance.
  • New breathtaking effects for explosions, clouds, fog, fire, and smoke.
  • Hundreds of land, air and seaborne AI vehicles. The world is your sandbox.
  • Create your own missions and campaigns for unlimited gameplay!
  • Mission generator included allowing rapid mission creation.
  • Enjoy multiplayer with friends, and even fly together in the same aircraft for multi-crew missions!
  • Purchase and fly the most iconic airplanes and helicopters from WWII up to the modern day.
  • Mouse interactive 6 degrees of freedom cockpits for most aircraft and the most accurate flight models, cockpit systems, sensors, targeting systems and sounds available.
  • Purchase and fly the most authentic simulations of the A-10C Warthog, UH-1H Huey, F-86F Sabre, Spitfire, and many others now.
  • Exciting new aircraft coming to DCS World like the F-14 Tomcat, F/A-18C Hornet, F-4E Phantom II, Mi-24P Hind, P-47D Thunderbolt, and many more!
  • Purchase additional high-quality maps such as Normandy 1944, the Nevada Test and Training Range, and the Persian Gulf.
  • Play hundreds of missions and campaigns with new campaigns continually created.
  • Both hardcore realistic and casual gameplay modes and options available.

System Requirements

    Minimum system requirements (LOW graphics settings):
    OS 64-bit Windows 7/8/10; DirectX11; CPU: Core i3 at 2.8GHz; RAM: 8 GB (32 GB for multiplayer); Free hard disk space: 60 GB; Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 / ATI R9 280X DirectX11); requires internet activation.
    Recommended system requirements (HIGH graphics settings):
    OS 64-bit Windows 7/8/10; DirectX11; CPU: Core i5+ at 3+ GHz; RAM: 16GB (32 GB for multiplayer); Hard disk space: 60 GB on Solid State Drive (SSD); Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 / ATI R9 Fury DirectX11 or better; Joystick; requires internet activation.

    Recommended VR systems requirements (VR graphics settings):
    OS 64-bit Windows 7/8/10; DirectX11; CPU: Core i5+ at 3+ GHz; RAM: 32GB; Hard disk space: 60 GB on Solid State Drive (SSD); Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 / ATI RX480 DirectX11 or better; Joystick; requires internet activation.
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