DCS World Weekend – 30 August 2019

DCS: F-16 Viper Academic Video #1: Cockpit Tour
Here is the first of the much-anticipated academic video series by executive producer Matt “Wags” Wagner. Enjoy this video that details the office for the DCS World Viper pilot. This video will give you a good idea of what is where and how detailed this new module will be. This orientation will be the basis for later Viper academic videos. It has been checked over by real-world Viper pilots to make sure you are getting the best Viper experience-to-date.

Wake Turbulence Visualization
You have been experiencing wake turbulence in DCS for a few months now, but as in real life, you haven’t yet seen it. Now using particle visualization, we can show you the turbulence in action for the first time.

DCS: Bf 109 K-4 Jagdflieger Campaign Available on Steam!
The Jagdflieger campaign for the Bf 109 K-4 by Reflected Simulations is now available for purchase from the DCS Steam Store

It’s March 1944, the beginning of the end. The Reich has become a fortress without a roof. The large formations of Allied four motors have become daily visitors. Come, join the German Luftwaffe in these dire times. Jump into one of JG26’s Messerschmitt Bf-109-s and find out what it’s like to attack the “fat cats” head-on, or to take off in a hail of bullets from the attacking Mustangs. Watch the Allied forces land on the beaches of Normandy and support the retreating Wehrmacht. Let all the details immerse you in this semi-historical campaign and make you feel like a young Jagdflieger fighting a lost battle, where, like 1944, survival is the most you can hope for.

Screenshots

Key Features:

  • 12 semi-historical missions focusing on JG26 from March to July 1944
  • A detailed background story, mission contexts and checklists
  • Detailed briefings and briefing images, including separate PDF mission files
  • Unique kneeboard graphics for each mission
  • Over 250 specially recorded voice-over messages and radio broadcasts
  • Historically accurate custom skins
  • A wide array of missions including free hunt, intercept, bomber escort and ground attack

DCS World Update
This week we updated the release version of DCS World and highlights:
DCS World:

  • Scripting Engine. Function coalition.getAllCargos and coalition.getStaticObjects corrected.
  • Corrected Stinger MANPADS guidance.
  • AGM-88 HARM will now update emitter tracking while the missile is in flight for better accuracy against slow-moving targets.
  • Increased draw distance of static objects to compare to AI/Player objects
  • Increased draw distances of Map objects
  • Tasks ‘Follow’ and ‘Escort’ can be performed now at the ‘Takeoff’ waypoint

F/A-18C:

  • Wing fold function removed from autostart sequence on CV.
  • STEP data now matches Radar Data for a selected target.
  • SA page STEP marker doesn’t pass through all displayed contacts – fixed
  • SA page EXPAND option added
  • TDC movement now shuts off STEP.
  • Added work-in-progress AGM-84D Harpoon in BOL mode (for single player first)
  • EXPAND will not affect the Radar causing loss of targets
  • DCS: Bf-109K-4:
  • Fixed the MW50 gauge animation.
  • Ammunition counters are now pre-set.
  • Ammunition counter dials now work with assigned axis.

DCS Fw 190 A-8:

  • Adjusted gun sight glass tint.
  • Increase/Decrease RPM Mouse Tips in wrong place was removed.
  • Control stick connectors and lamp intensity animation added.
  • Clock connectors and animation corrected.
  • Added animation for the CB covers.
  • Light animation tuned. CockpitLocalPoint coordinates, cockpit external geometry edited.

DCS A-10C:

  • Corrected training missions (no longer stuck while waiting for user response).
  • A-10C LWS could not see other aircraft lasers from more than 3-4 km; this has been increased to 10 km.
  • Crash when user changed TAD profile after cold start fixed

Please find the complete changelog here

While we wanted to try and release an Open Beta release this week, we were unable to finalize a build, we will now shoot for our normal Wednesday schedule and release on Sept 4th, 2019. We are hoping to include a fix to the AI Issues on Dedicated Servers using the no render option, plus much more.

DCS World weekend News – 23 August 2019

DCS: F-16C Viper Update
As we draw closer to the early autumn 2019 early access release of the Viper, progress has been rapid. You can find a list of our planned early access features here.

Our viper is already dropping bombs in CCIP and CCRP modes and strafing targets, and the navigation systems, flight model, and art is quite far along. The current focus is on rockets, air-to-air weapons and radar, the landing gear and underside of the aircraft, and tuning the flight model.

Next week we will start regular instruction videos. The first will be a cockpit orientation, and following that will be taxi and takeoff, waypoint navigation, VFR landings, and then unguided bomb attack.

DCS: UH-1H Huey – WORLDS APART Spring 2025 
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This is a story-driven campaign that places you in the role of a German Bell UH-1H Helicopter Pilot serving in the “WOLF PACK” squadron, a unit of the German Light Aircraft Group (Heeresflieger). 

You are part of a four-person crew that consists of your Commanding Officer Peter Berger, two Gunners Hans and Tom, and you, Frank, as the right seat co-pilot. Fly missions with your squadron leader, WOLF ONE, and other helicopter and fixed-wing units. Missions include other air, ground, and naval forces from different countries. You will conduct day and night unarmed transport, armed patrol in various weather conditions. 

  • 12 challenging missions
  • More than 1400 voice-overs
  • Voice actors with an American, German, and Russian accents
  • And more than 170 pages detailed documentation
  • Mission-specific information that is integrated into the kneeboard pages

DCS World Open Beta Update
This week we released a new Open Beta update with the following highlights:

  • Mission editor changes and fixes
  • AGM-84D Harpoon now works in multiplayer for the Hornet and adjusted FLIR polarity for the Maverick
  • Corrected A-10C crash caused by the TAD
  • Updates to the F-15, AJS-37, and C-101

You can read the complete changelog here.
Next week we plan an update to the “Stable” version.

Sincerely,
The Eagle Dynamics Team