DCS World Weekend News – 29 April 2022

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29 April 2022

Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,:pilotfly: 

We continue to push hard on the Viper and some notable changes include the addition of the Destination page and Offset Aimpoints that allow you to adjust and create Steerpoints without having to first select your active Steerpoint. Please take a look at Matt Wagner’s latest DCS: F-16C Viper April update and check out the details below. 

For DCS: Supercarrier and the free aircraft carrier, you can now land hands-free in Mode 1 or manually with assistance in Mode 1A and Mode 2. Please see the F/A-18C Hornet and Supercarrier ACLS instruction here

The latest Open Beta contains a substantial list of crushed bugs in addition to some super features such as synchronization solutions for Multi Crew on DCS: AH-64D. George as pilot AI also went back to flight school and has improved his flying skills. Please read the full changelog.

Thank you for your passion and support.
 

Yours sincerely, 
 

Eagle Dynamics

F-16C Viper

Development Report

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Additions to DCS: F-16C Viper include the Primary Data Link Track that increases your situational awareness on a selected datalink contact, improvements of Visual Initial and Reference Points, new delay fuze options, the addition of the TIME DED page, updated Cursor Zero options, more accurate Radar and HSD symbols, and corrected Maverick cursor enable functions. Please see the full change log for the complete and impressive list of improvements.

If you have not already done so, please check out the Destination and Offset Aimpoints video and other F-16C Viper April 2022 Updates.

F/A-18C Hornet

Development Progress

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Automatic Carrier Landing System for the Hornet

For nighttime and low visibility Case III recoveries in the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet, we have added the Automatic Carrier Landing System (ACLS) that incorporates the Link-4 datalink (D/L) that allows two-way communication between the aircraft, the carrier and the aircraft beacon (BCN). When used with Supercarrier, this allows direction to the Marshal Stack and Carrier with realistic radio voice communications. 

Watch Matt Wagner’s instructional video on F/A-18C Hornet and Supercarrier ACLS. Also please view the video of how to use the F/A-18C Hornet and the free CVN-74 John C. Stennis together.

AH-64D

Bug Report

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In the latest Open Beta update, DCS: AH-64D contains a number of autopilot features, Multi Crew synchronization solutions, and a welcomed list of fixes. For a full list of improvements, check out the full changelog

Thank you again for your passion and support, 

DCS World Weekend News – 15 April 2022

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14 April 2022

Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,:pilotfly: 

We are pleased to inform you of further DCS: Mi-24P Hind progress. For the next Open Beta update, we are preparing several bug fixes and system improvements. Please read the details below. 

We are delighted to announce the AH-64D Livery Competition! If your submission is selected, your work will be included as an official livery for the module. You will also receive a free copy of DCS: AH-64D or any other DCS module. 

Thank you for your passion and support.

Yours sincerely, 
 

Eagle Dynamics

Mi-24P Hind

Development Progress

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One of the new features coming in the next Mi-24P update is the KM-2 magnetic declination adjustment system. With it, the Co-Pilot Gunner (CP/G) will have to dial magnetic variation into the KM-2 to get the true heading on the RMI. When the CP/G is Petrovich AI, he will automatically adjust it as soon as the course system “Greben” is switched on or if you start from a “hot” aircraft.

A number of new keybinds have been added for all radios and some conflicts have been resolved. Separate keybindings for the CP/G weapons selector were also added.

We have resolved several more frustrating bugs like the ATGM ‘SCHO’ selector panel between Multi Crew players desync and the rockets side selector bug. We addressed the Heading Autopilot channel bug that prevented the Heading AP channel from switching to idle and back to heading hold mode. We are currently refactoring the pedals trim system and pedals microswitches system.

In the next development report, we will bring you the completed implementation of the R-60 air-to-air missile for DCS: Mi-24P Hind

AH-64D

Livery Competition 

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Using the official texture template found here, we are holding an AH-64D livery contest. The top ten submissions will have their work featured as an official AH-64D livery and will receive an Eagle Dynamics module of your choice. 

Here are some of the requirements and details:

  • The livery must be created using this template.
  • The livery must be based on current or historic schemes from any AH-64 variant.
  • The livery must be associated with one of the countries currently present in DCS.

Here are instructions for saving textures with MIP levels using NVIDIA Texture Tools for Adobe Photoshop.

After submitting your file to User Files, please enter the AH-64D Livery Competition forum topic with a screenshot and link to your file.

The contest will run until the 29th of May. All ten winners will receive a free copy of DCS: AH-64D, or any other Eagle Dynamics module, that can be also given as a gift to any DCS account. 

F-14B Operation Sandworm

Campaign by Sandman Simulations

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The date is 1998 and tensions in the Persian Gulf are growing rapidly. Human rights violations, brutal military crackdowns on rallies and the executions of political prisoners has led to U.S and EU sanctions against Iran. 

In response, Iran has been conducting regular violations of the airspace of neighboring countries and obstructing international shipping through the Strait. Despite attempts made to resolve the problems diplomatically, the world understands that the situation could get out of control at any moment.

To prevent a direct military conflict, the 9th Aviation Wing of the U.S Navy is being sent to the region. Look out for DCS: F-14B Operation Sandworm Campaign by Sandman Simulations coming soon. 

Thank you again for your passion and support,