14 April 2022
Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,
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.
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.
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.
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
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,