DCS Weekend news

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Eagle Dynamics Loyalty Program

Following a lengthy client satisfaction review of our existing Bonus Program, we are delighted to announce the new DCS World Loyalty Program. This will replace the Bonus Program and will provide a simpler way to earn rewards and more freedom to use them!

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

  • Regardless if a product has just been released, is already on sale or in pre-purchase, you will always earn ED Miles on the price you paid for the purchase. For each purchase, you will earn 10% of the Purchase Price in ED Miles. As an example: if you purchase something for USD 29.99 you will be awarded 2990 ED Miles worth USD 2.99 on the DCS World e-Shop.
  • You can use ED Miles to purchase any product participating in the program, regardless if they are just released, already on sale, or as a pre-purchase!
  • There is no limit on the number of ED Miles you can use for a purchase. If you have enough ED Miles, you can even pay for an entire product just using ED Miles.
  • ED Miles earned are valid for three calendar years from the time of your last DCS World e-Shop purchase.
  • Existing Bonus points will expire in 2019 on a date to be confirmed.

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

DCS: F-14 Tomcat Coming Next Week

The F-14 Tomcat developed by Heatblur Simulations will be available next week on 13 March 2019 for both the DCS World e-Shop and Steam. Purchase now and take advantage of the pre-order discount; only a few days are left!

Purchase from DCS e-shop

New pre-launch video

The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is a two-crew, variable geometry, maritime air superiority fighter that served with the US Navy for 32 years and continues to serve with the IRIAF in Iran. The F-14 was the US Navy’s frontline fighter from the 1970s until the mid-2000s. Over the course of its long service life it also became the US Navy’s premier precision ground-attack platform and lone airborne reconnaissance asset.

Outstanding features of the aircraft are the swing-wing configuration, crew of two, and the powerful AN/AWG-9 Weapons Control System (WCS) and radar. The AWG-9 allows employment of the powerful AIM-54 Phoenix air to air missile while the LANTIRN pod allows the ability to carry out precision ground strikes using laser guided bombs. The F-14 Tomcat was present during many pivotal historic moments such as the two Gulf of Sidra incidents, Operation Desert storm in Iraq, the conflict in Yugoslavia, Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom. It was also immortalized in the iconic motion picture, Top Gun, and starred in several other feature films including The Final Countdown, Executive Decision, and others.

DCS: Christen Eagle II Available on Steam

The Christen Eagle II by Magnitude 3 LLC is now available on Steam.

The Christen Eagle II, which later became the Aviat Eagle II in the mid-1990s, is an aerobatic biplane aircraft that has been produced in the United States since February 1977.

Designed by Frank Christensen, a veteran WW2 P-51D pilot and aerobatic competitor, it was originally built to compete with the Pitts Special. You’ll find that the Eagle is hard to beat in terms of flying excitement and adventure, and yet the ease of control allows even average pilots to feel like masters of aerobatics.

Dare to fly like a true eagle, whether you are learning to fly, or you are an experienced pilot. Inside this powerful aerobatic beauty, you can enjoy solo aerobatics, do tight formation flying, graze the landscape sightseeing, or speed race down the track. You can even teach other people to fly. The smoke system allows you to visualize your stunts for yourself and other viewers. To extend the Eagle’s prowess in DCS, we implemented an internal and external light system which will keep you safe day and night, and a simple autopilot which will allow you to grab your favorite drink while your aircraft safely levels and awaits your return.

Sincerely,
The Eagle Dynamics Team

#22

DCS: F-14 Tomcat Released

The F-14 Tomcat developed by Heatblur Simulations is now available for download from:

DCS World e-Shop

Heatblur Simulations Store

Steam Store

Pre-launch Video

The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is a two crew, variable geometry, maritime air superiority fighter that served with the US Navy for 32 years and continues to serve with the IRIAF in Iran. The F-14 was the US Navy’s frontline fighter from the 1970s until the mid-2000s. Over the course of its long service life, it also became the US Navy’s premier precision ground-attack platform and lone airborne reconnaissance asset.

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Outstanding features of the aircraft are the swing-wing configuration, crew of two, and the powerful AN/AWG-9 Weapons Control System (WCS) and radar. The AWG-9 allows employment of the powerful AIM-54 Phoenix air to air missile while the LANTIRN pod allows the ability to carry out precision ground strikes using laser-guided bombs. The F-14 Tomcat was present during many pivotal moments such as the two Gulf of Sidra incidents, Operation Desert Storm in Iraq, the conflict in Yugoslavia, Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom. It was also immortalized in the iconic motion picture, Top Gun, and starred in several other feature films including The Final Countdown, Executive Decision, and others.

Top 10 Things to Know About DCS World

As DCS World continues to grow and increase in popularity, new users often have similar questions about the game. This video is designed to answer the 10 most common questions we see.

Find your answers to these and other questions here.

  1. Do I need a HOTAS to play?
  2. Does DCS World support Virtual Reality?
  3. Can I use Track IR with DCS World?
  4. Does DCS World allow multiplayer?
  5. How do I set up controllers?
  6. Do I have to start up the aircraft every time?
  7. Are there Free Flight modes?
  8. Is there a Mission Editor included?
  9. Are tutorials included?
  10. What is DCS World?

DCS: Flaming Cliffs 3 Content Refresh

Recent DCS World open beta releases have brought a massive refresh of our Flaming Cliffs 3 mission content. All Flaming Cliffs 3 Instant Action and Single Missions have been updated or re-built from scratch to ensure they still conform to their original design and play out as intended. Improvements and features you may notice include:

  • Improved communications with ‘allied flight reports’ enabled
  • Re-balanced mission success criteria
  • Improved AI reliability while executing their mission tasks
  • Battlefield effects and airfield activity to give the world a more ‘lived in’ feel Our campaign content has not been forgotten
  • The changes were to the missions only so in-progress campaigns should pick up right where they left off. A similar refresh for older campaigns will take place as the year progresses

SATAL 2019, Squadron Air to Air League, commences air operations on Saturday, April 6th at 1400z!

Following the success of previous SATALs, the members of SATAL 2019 are excited to kick off this year’s competition. Eagle Dynamics is the official sponsor, and tremendous prizes from Eagle Dynamics, Heatblur, Thrustmaster and others will be available. This year is set to be bigger than ever!

SATAL is a Player vs Player (PvP) competition that pits the best DCS World virtual squadrons against each other. Squads fight for domination of the skies in 6 vs 6 Diamond League and 4 vs 4 Gold League matches.

The matches will be streamed every Saturday and Sunday at 1400 GMT. The first viewer-giveaway will be a Thrustmaster Warthog HOTAS! This giveaway can be entered at, https://bit.ly/2TFQanv. Further prizes and viewer-giveaways will be announced soon. View the current signup, prize pool, and match schedule here.

DCS World Open Beta Update

This week we released a new Open Beta of DCS World that includes such highlights as:

  • Added support for the Heablur Simulations DCS: F-14 Tomcat
  • Updates to the RAZBAM MiG-19P to include cockpit systems, cockpit art and effects, external model, animations, and its manual. Changes to the M-2000C and AV-8B are also included
  • Improvements to the AvioDev C-101
  • Changes to the Hornet that include numerous improvements to the datalink and IFF systems. We also added the target designation box to the HUD for the HARM in TOO mode, and corrected the wind-induced roll

You can read the complete change log on DCS forum

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DCS World Open Beta Update

This week we updated the DCS World Open Beta update to include many great updates. Highlights include:

  • DCS World: Corrected Dynamic Launch Zone (DLZ) of R-27R and R-27T air-to-air missiles
  • Hornet: Added initial Latent Track While Scan (LTWS) air-to-air radar mode and fixed several bugs
  • Tomcat: Fixed crash due to missing Jester sound, adjust flight dynamics and engine performance, added option to hide control stick, corrected AIM-9 errors, and more
  • MiG-19: Improvements to the flight model and added many new key binds and corrected several bugs
  • C-101: Added more cooperative multiplayer synchronizations

Please read the complete change log here

DCS: Spitfire LF Mk.IX – The Big Show Campaign on Steam

Download from Steam page

Put on Pierre Clostermann’s Irvin jacket, climb into his Spitfire Mk.IX and experience the massive air battles in the skies of Western Europe described in his similarly titled book. This campaign follows Clostermann’s career from April 1943 to July 1944 through 12 missions that recreate his memoirs down to the smallest details such as time, weather, squadrons and even radio transmissions. Find out what it feels like to fly with the Biggin Hill Wing in a huge formation of Spitfires, to follow Commandant Mouchotte into gigantic melees against 30+ Focke-Wulfs, to take part in Rodeos, Circuses, and attacks on V-1 launch sites, or to support the ground troops after the D-day landings. All clear? Switches on!

Key Features:

  • 12 historical missions following Pierre Clostermann during his time with 341 and 602 Squadron
  • Detailed briefings, maps and briefing images, including separate PDF mission files with historical backgrounds
  • Unique kneeboard graphics and checklists for each mission
  • Historically accurate custom skins
  • Hundreds of specially recorded voice-over messages
  • A wide array of missions including fighter sweep, bomber escort, armed reconnaissance and ground attack

DCS: Fw 190 A8 First flights

We would like to share some exciting news on the progress of the Fw 190 A8 for DCS World. As we approach the 80th anniversary of the first flight of the Fw 190 back in the spring of 1939, the module for DCS World has taken its own first flight internally. As you can see in the included screenshots, while still early, progress is moving along at a good pace. With this new module comes some new features, such as the new fan-assisted air cooling model introduced to the oil cooling and engine air intake system.

Starting from the A8 oil cooler, the system will hold true with our current engineering approach and use the same math for radiators which has become much more efficient in compiling (saving time and minimizing mistake probability) as well as adding new opportunities for integration with the new Damage Model. Because of this it will handle punctures and over-heating correctly and is a much more robust system regarding any weird combination of input parameters. Eventually, this new system will replace the old one in all WWII aircraft.

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The Fw 190 was designed by engineer and Test pilot Kurt Tank. The team he assembled to create this new fighter from the outset wanted a design with a much different approach than what was taken for the Bf 109. The design was to be a smaller tougher and easier to maintain. Inspired by a captured I-16 Rata, which was able to out turn the faster Bf 109, the Germans could see the benefit of the shorter wings and smaller design, wrapped around a powerful radial engine.

The A8 variant was the largest produced version of the Fw 190 and should provide an excellent opponent to the current plane set in DCS World, especially the Spitfire IX. Enjoy this sneak peek at the progress on this module, and stay tuned for more news in the not so distant future.

Sincerely,
The Eagle Dynamics Team

#24

DCS World Update

This week we moved both the DCS: F-14 Tomcat by Heatblur Simulations and DCS: MiG-19P Farmer by RAZBAM Simulations out of Open Beta and into the Release version of DCS World. Congratulations to both teams!

Additionally, other numerous changes have been moved to the Release version from the previous Open Betas:

  • Dedicated server that allow running of a server remotely and without simulation graphics. This allows the dedicated server to be run on less powerful computers
  • Changes to DCS World that include improved ground unit like sight engagement calculations, improved performance, better stability, improvements to the Mission Editor and Multiplayer, corrected scripts, and others
  • Many changes and fixes to the RAZBAM AV-8B NA and M-2000C and the AvioDev C-101
  • Great additions to the Hornet that include datalink/MIDS, more realistic IFF, NCTR, HARM TOO mode, SA page improvements, and many other improvements and corrections

Please read the complete change log here

MiG-19P Farmer on Steam

In addition to moving the MiG-19 to the Release version of DCS World, we have also released the MiG-19P to Steam this week.

The MiG-19P Farmer was designed by the legendary Mikoyan Design Bureau in the Early 1950’s. The MiG-19 fighter was the Soviet Union’s first true supersonic Interceptor that could exceed Mach 1 in level flight.

Designed to take on enemy fighters and bombers at any time of day or night and in any weather condition, the Farmer was equipped with the RP-5 lzumrud radar in the nose and armed with two NR-30 30mm cannons in the wing roots. The Farmer is also able to carry an array of ground attack weapons that includes S-5M rockets and various general-purpose bombs. It is a lethal interceptor with conventional ground attack capabilities.

We are proud to bring you this exciting addition to DCS World. The Farmer is highly-optimized to work within DCS World and takes advantage of its unrivalled combat environment that only Eagle Dynamics can offer.

Key Features that the MiG-19 Farmer for DCS World by RAZBAM include:

  • External flight model that provides realistic performance and flight characteristics
  • Highly detailed 3D model and animations
  • Highly detailed and accurate 6 DOF cockpit with mouse-interactive controls
  • Realistic modelling of the aircraft systems including electrical, fuel, hydraulics, lighting, engine and navigation
  • High-resolution 3D model and cockpit textures, including specular and bump mapping as well as deferred shading and Physical Based Rendering (PBR)
  • NR-30 30mm Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground cannons
  • Air-to-Air missiles
  • S-5M Rocket pods
  • Realistic afterburner
  • Numerous skins
  • Instant action, single, and a campaign
  • Interactive training lessons and videos

Free Maps and Assets Pack for Dedicated Servers

With the release of the dedicated server, the most requested item from clients has been that dedicated servers no longer provide opportunity to purchase maps and asset packs to host missions. We have been listening, and new feature will be brought to you this next week along with the 10th April Open Beta! Dedicated servers with “no-render” option activated will be able to host all DCS World maps and asset packs for free! We see DCS World Online as a critical feature of DCS World to move forward, and the ability to run interesting and varied mission servers is a great thing for you, clients, and us.

In addition, we will be working on further ways to improve and expand the DCS World online experience.

Sincerely,
The Eagle Dynamics Team

#25

Maybe with the 190A8 we will have more equal dogfights over the skies with Ponies and Spitfires!

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#26

Yes, I hope that will be the case.

#27

A question… The flight model of the DCS WWII planes is the same of the beginning?

#28

I’m not sure I understand your question.
I think all flight models of all WW2 planes have been tweaked since they where first released. I’m not sure how big the changes have been for all models, but for the Spitfire at least some parts of it have received fairly noticeable changes (mostly when it comes to take-off and landing as I remember it).
Some planes have a limit to how much control input is possible at high speeds (109) and others don’t have it so you can rip your wings efficiently if you’re not careful (Spitfire).

What they are said to be working on is improved damage modeling, that I have high hopes for.
And hopefully they will work on AI as well so they no longer can pull impossible maneuvers etc.

#29

Thank You Mikke
Having fly for years in IL 2 with both axis and allied, ( and never having flew with the real WWII planes…), I always ask to myself what is the best flying model for each plane…
My only references about flying, are about two hundred hours of flying as private pilot, a third of them, making acrobatics with the CAP10.
I know nothing about the way a developer build a FM, so, in this case, I can only compare the flying behaviour of the fighter, with all i read about them…
The different FM between IL 2 and DCS are very big, but obviously, if I’m here, it’s because the DCS Flying Mode is closest to the feelings I had with real planes.
Many Spitfires, Mustangs, Bf 109, Me 262, etc. etc. are inl flying condiction…
So I hope that developers are always working on the FM, even in collaboration with the owners and pilots of these planes…
About the i09s, I read this very interesting article…


Have a good day

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#30

The 190 A, below 6000 meters, was almost good as Spits and Mustangs …
Be sure that after the first losses, the axis boys will return to Dora and K…:upside_down_face:

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#31

@ Hayate. Thanks for the link to the test pilot’s article. The 109G seems like an american muscle car on the ground ie lots of power and little control and a swiss watch in the air ie 1mm of stick gives 1mm of roll. Not sure that these features are faithfully reproduced in sims ! I don’t have the DCS 109 and the 109’s in IL2 seem pretty docile compared with this pilot’s description.

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#32

EAF79_Topsy
True!
IL 2 planes are built mainly for people that never flew with real aircraft, ( or a real tail wheel plane )
Few person would spend hours only to learn takeoff and landing maneuvers, so, the politic of IL 2, is to offer easy planes to fly… ( The IL 2 FW190 Dora performances are close to be ridiculous )…
With DCS 109, I have to do almost the same things we read on the article… Or closest to it
P.S.
A good way for me to take off and landing, is to realize that in front of me there is a heavy mass of iron, that wants to go anywhere except where I want :rofl:

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#33

+1 Hayate!!

#34

+1?.. Cosa significa Luft?
Sono vecchio, non ho ancora assimilato le espressioni sintetiche di uso comune :laughing:

#35

Significa che anch’io concordo…

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#36


DCS P47 Jug’s Office WIP

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#37

Bellissimo
Hai idea di quando esce?

#38

Two weeks… Scherzo, era il tempo medio indicato dal Team Fusion per le patch… In giorni gioviani, però!
Non si ha idea, credo che prima uscirà l’A8 e si spera il nuovo damage model

#39

Clostermann, in un’intervista audio, parlando di P-51 e P-47, ha detto: “Avevano targhette dappertutto!.. Non oltrepassare questo, non oltrepassare quello… Attento qui, attento là… Lo Spitfire non aveva nessuna restrizione”…:rofl:

#40

MAIN NEWS PRE PURCHASE FW190-A8

https://forum.eaf51.it/t/fw-190-a-8-two-weeks-release-6-june/34601/2

Pre-Order DCS: F-16C Viper On 22 May 2019 and Save 20%

The amazing F-16C is coming to DCS World! Pre-order it next week on 22 May and save 20%. Early access is planned for the beginning of autumn 2019.

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

Nicknamed the Viper by its pilots, the F-16 was designed with a reclined seating position for high G tolerance and a single-piece bubble canopy for exceptional visibility and comfort. Its lightweight and powerful F-110-GE-129 engine provides a greater than 1:1 thrust ratio. Housed in the nose of the Viper is a multifunction APG-68(V)5 radar. The aircraft can also be equipped with multiple sensors such as the Sniper XR targeting pod and HARM Targeting System (HTS).

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

DCS World Update

This week we updated the “stable” version of DCS World based on the previous Open Beta versions. Key elements of the update include:

  • DCS: I-16 inclusion
  • Added new airfields and finalized the Persian Gulf map
  • Addition of the JDAM and Latent Track While Scan mode for the Hornet
  • Corrected AIM-7 guidance
  • AGM-88 flight profile corrected
  • Precise coordinate option added to the Mission Editor
  • Updated pathing logic for AI ground units
  • Numerous updates to RAZBAM, AvioDev, Heatblur, and Magnitude 2 LLC modules

Please read the complete change log here.

Our current focus on the Hornet is on releasing the Litening targeting pod in June and having the AGM-54 JSOW available later this month. We have also been busy updating the guidance of the AGM-88 HARM such that it does not re-target after a radar goes silent.

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