DCS World Weekend News – 29 June 2018

DCS World Summer Sale!
Our DCS World Summer Sale will only last seven more days, and this will be our last e-Shop sale until the end of 2018. If there is a module you have your eye on, now is the time to act. Save 50% off on most DCS World titles from our e-Shop!

Get great savings now at DCS World e-Shop

DCS World Open Beta to Release
This week we made the big step of updating the release, “stable” version of DCS World from our current DCS World Open Beta version. Not only does this bring all modules to the release version of DCS World (like the Hornet and Persian Gulf Map), but it also integrates many fixes and updates that have been addressed in the Open Beta over the past several weeks. Some highlights include:

  • Support for new campaigns
  • Added new USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier
  • Implemented initial version of video memory manager
  • Added new OFFLINE mode
  • Added China Pack
  • Added moon light effects
  • Added Static Object templates
  • A-10C flood lights corrected
  • Updates to the Normandy 1944 Map
  • Added the new World War II Asset Pack units
  • Corrected tail wheel behavior for the Spitfire
  • Many improvements and fixes to the AV-8B Harrier N/A, M-2000C, MiG-21bis, C-101, SA342 Gazelle, Hawk T1, and Flaming Cliffs 3 aircraft.

You can read the complete, lengthy change log in the dedicated thread
Next week will bring an update that includes many additions and improvements to our Hornet.

DCS: Black Shark 2 – 2018 Trailer
In 2011 we released DCS: Black Shark 2, which is still the most authentic simulation of the Russian Ka-50 attack helicopter. Seven years later, the Ka-50 is still one of the most fun and exciting aircraft to fly in DCS World. With the graphical and updated world (like the new tree system and grass) that DCS World 2.5 brings, the Ka-50 is better than ever.

To highlight just how great the Ka-50 is to fly in DCS World 2.5, we’ve created an updated trailer video. Later this year, we’ll also be updating the Ka-50 cockpit (and A-10C!) to use our very latest graphic technologies.

Purchase the Ka-50 now at 50% off

F/A-18C Pilot Explains How to Land on a Carrier in DCS World

Former F/A-18C Hornet pilot Lex Talionis talks about his experience flying and landing a Hornet in DCS World, and he shares his thoughts on PC flight simulations, virtual reality, and being a real Hornet pilot.

DCS World Weekend News – 22 June 2018

DCS World Summer Sale!
Between 21 June and 5 July, save 50% off on most DCS World titles from our e-Shop!

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With the launch for DCS World 2.5, there has never been a better time to fly a new aircraft, operate over a new map, or experience a new campaign.

DCS World Open Beta Update 5
This week we released another update to the Open Beta, with the primary focus being the Hornet and DCS World 2.5 foundation improvements. Once we are confident in the stability of the Hornet and the DCS World Open Beta, we will move both of these, and the Persian Gulf Map, to the release version of DCS World and DCS World Steam Edition.

Some highlights of this week’s update includes:

  • DCS World 2.5 Open Beta
  • Map ownership indication in Multiplayer to clients
  • Adjusted Night Vision Goggles
  • Corrected several radar warning receiver indications
  • Corrected subtitles display issues
  • Restored flood lights for A-10C

DCS: F/A-18C Hornet

  • Updated radio modulation selection
  • Added basic Identify Friend or Foe (IFF) indications
  • Afterburner for carrier takeoff is set to on by default now
  • Can now remove pylons while in a mission using re-arm menu
  • Corrected selective store jettison

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

The M-2000C Red Flag Campaign is a story-driven campaign that takes place during an extraordinary Red Flag exercise at the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR). The campaign backstory revolves around growing hostilities between Iran and its neighbors and a partially successful coup that takes place in the United Arab Emirates, effectively splitting the country in two.

You will take on the role of a deputy commander of a 10-ship strong detachment of M-2000C interceptors from the 02.005 Fighter Squadron “Île-de-France”. In preparation for war in the Persian Gulf, your detachment, and those from the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Poland and the Netherlands, will spend two weeks at the NTTR to hone your skills.
All of the missions are based on extensive research of actual Red Flag exercises and will each include interesting facts and stories from previous runnings of the exercise.

Features:

  • 16 story-driven missions
  • Over 3,000 voiceovers performed by more than 40 voice actors
  • Returning characters from the M-2000C Caucasus campaign
  • Highly detailed mission briefings, maps, and other documents that includes Air Tasking Orders and Data Sheets based on actual counterparts use by the US and French Air Forces
  • Many of interesting background facts and stories from past Red Flag exercises
  • Preparation for upcoming DCS campaigns in the Persian Gulf

 

More screenshots

This campaign requires ownership of DCS: M-2000C, along with the DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range map.

DCS World and Captoglove
This past week we were delighted to help show off Captoglove at the E3 2018 show. Captoglove offers what we believe will be the next step in cockpit interaction by allowing the player to interact with the cockpit with their actual hands!

Thoughts and Impressions Video

Combined with Virtual Reality headsets, we are getting closer and closer to offering an ever-more realistic flight simulation experience.