DCS World Weekend News – 11 May 2018

DCS World 2.5 Update
Today we released an update 1 for Open Beta DCS World 2.5.
There are integration of new L-39 Kursant campaign and lot of bugfixes and improvements for many projects.

You can see the full changelog in our forums.

L-39 Kursant Campaign is available

The L-39 Kursant Campaign is a single-player campaign for the L-39C/ZA aircraft. You will receive both basic and advanced instruction on:

  • Low altitude navigation.
  • Aerial reconnaissance using real-life tactics.
  • Detailed instruction for bomb, rocket, and gun weapon delivery against ground targets, preceded by realistic ingress maneuvers.
  • Interception of aerial targets with R-60 air-to-air missiles.

All flights are performed under the supervision of a virtual-instructor. After each flight, he will decide whether or not you progress to the next mission based on your performance. At the conclusion of the training course, an evaluation flight will be performed to determine how well you have learned the skills of L-39 navigation and combat employment.

Main features of this campaign:

  • 11 highly-detailed and realistic missions that are based on actual L-39 training requirements.
  • Missions start and end on the parking ramp, which creates an immersive atmosphere of being a “kursant” (cadet) at a training squadron.
  • Detailed briefings, flight plans, and virtual instructor pilot help you successfully complete this training course.

Purchase in the DCS e-shop

Persian Gulf Map for DCS World Update

In addition to fixing a few remaining bugs and further tuning the map, our map team is already at work expanding the low-detail around the map and adding two new Iranian airfields. These two airfields, Kerman and Shiraz, or inland from the Persian Gulf and will add some great gameplay options for both new campaigns and online play. These will significantly expand the range between bases in the UAE/Oman and Iran.

Both of these additions will come after the release of the Early Access version. Purchase now though at the discount price before the early access period ends at the end of this month.

DCS: F/A-18C Hornet Video Update

Both the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet and Persian Gulf Map for DCS World are coming this month! Please see our Hornet video update.

Pre-purchase now and save $20 while time remains.

DCS World Weekend News – 4 May 2018

DCS World 2.5.1 Update

We are currently preparing and testing an update to the 2.5.1 Open Beta. This update should address a number of issues like the metashader error, VR audio device selection, A-10C and Ka-50 datalink errors, FLIR image quality, and others.

We would also like to thank those that took part in the DCS World 2.5 Open Beta. We can’t overstate our appreciation enough to those that have helped DCS World become even better. This amazing community is a large part of what makes DCS World such a unique and great product. Thank you!

As always, a full changelog will be available when the update is published.

ADM-141B TALD Coming to DCS World

One of the new munitions that will be coming with our DCS: F/A-18C Hornet is the ADM-141 Tactical Air Launched Decoy (TALD). The TALD mimics the radar cross section of a fighter-sized aircraft by use of Lungberg lenses, and it is capable of releasing chaff bundles. With a maximum glide range of 120 km, the TALD can be used to “bait” hostile radars to reveal their locations for follow-on Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD) attack. The F/A-18C can carry up to six TALDs.

More WIP screenshots

Check out these TALD screenshots, and read more about this system on the www.designation-systems.net

Updated AI Su-34 3D Model Coming to DCS World

As DCS World continues to evolve and expand, we are also updating our older vehicle models. Our latest effort is the Su-34 “Fullback”. First entering service in 1994 with the Russian Air Force, the Su-34 is a supersonic, twin-engine, tactical bomber that features side-by-side seating of the pilot and weapon/navigation officer. The “Fullback” is a true multi-role aircraft that is capable of engaging air, land and sea targets.

More WIP screenshots

This will be a free update to DCS World that we believe will add an engaging and interesting facet to missions.

Persian Gulf Map for DCS World – Night Lighting

As we draw closer to the early access release of the Persian Gulf Map for DCS World, a key focus has been on improving the night lighting. Elements that we have improved or added include:

  • Dramatically increased the visibility range of lights
  • Added moon-projected shadows
  • Improved lighting of urban districts such that they appear more natural
  • Variable light colors (warm and cold)
  • Added better scaling of lights depending on view distance
  • Improved lighting of tall buildings
  • Variable illumination based on moon cycle
  • Completed airfield lighting, including approach and VASI lights

More DCS Persian Gulf screenshots

Combined, we think you’ll be pretty impressed with the progress. Once this effort is complete, we will move these changes to our other maps.

Pre-purchase the Persian Gulf Map for DCS World now and save $10!

Sincerely,
The Eagle Dynamics Team