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!

The Eagle Dynamics Team

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