DCS World 2.1 Update 1
Today we are releasing the first update to DCS World 2.1, which can include the DCS: Normandy 1944 Map and/or the DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range Map. Over the past week, we have been carefully noting all feedback and we will do our best to address all concerns. For this first update, we have made the following primary changes.
For following week, we plan to add several new DCS: World War II Assets Pack units including anti-aircraft units, beach fortifications, barrage balloons, and several others.
DCS World 1.5 Status
In parallel to DCS World 2.1, we are also creating the next update for DCS World 1.5. The primary addition will be the support for the DCS: World War II Assets Pack. This update will be coming soon.
DCS World War II News
With the Early Access, Alpha release of the DCS: Normandy 1944 Map and the DCS: World War II Assets Pack, the team is very focused on moving these projects from Alpha to Beta, and then Beta to Final release as soon as possible. Our teams devoted to these projects are working hard and making great progress.
A big part of this effort is fleshing out the DCS: World War II Assets Pack. We have included some work-in-progress images of new Asset Pack units coming to DCS World: C-47, Ju-88, Sd.Kfz. 234/2 Puma, and Sd.Kfz.251.
We are also continuing to develop the P-47 and Me 262, as part of the original Kickstarter plan.
This is a huge year for DCS World War II that will continue to grow and improve as the year progresses.
New Damage Model Update
In order to bring DCS World to a new level of combat simulation, an improved damage model system is certainly required. Our team has diligently been working on this new and improved system and it will entail the following features:
- We have moved from tracking 30 damage variables to several hundred damage variables. This includes such variables as each airframe spars, engine components, fuel tanks, oil, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems, control surfaces, ammo boxes, etc.
- All elements have unique durability values that are used calculate of bullet penetration into the structure
- There will be no more statistical accumulation of damage, so for example, you can’t tear off a wing by simply shooting at its tip
- All elements can now be torn off by destroying their attachment points or airframe elements (wing spars for example)
- Damage can be distributed from one element to another by fire
- All liquids will flow out from holes, and this will result in decreasing effectiveness of hydraulic and pneumatic systems
We have attached images to better illustrate how we will track internal damage to an aircraft.