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, 


 

DCS World Weekend News – 8 April 2022

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08 April 2022

Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,:pilotfly: 

We are glad to inform you that the WWII bug fixing process is moving along steadily. We have already closed many outstanding issues and these fixes will be available to you in the next Open Beta.  

If you have not already taken the opportunity to download the DCS: A-10C II Iron Flag Part I Campaign by Baltic Dragon, you should consider it carefully as it is a great way to expand on your DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer enjoyment. Another superb campaign if you own the Huey is the DCS: UH-1H Paradise Lost Campaign by Reflected Simulations. This Marianas based story is gripping and highly detailed. Take a look at the details below.

As many of you are probably aware, Buddyspike has been hosting the popular PvP multiplayer server “Operation: Blue Flag” in DCS since 2015. This server is highly active and offers incredible online action along with online interactive maps, extensive statistics and a pilot logbook. Check it out: Blue Flag 2.5.

Thank you for your passion and support.

Yours sincerely, 
 

Eagle Dynamics 

DCS WWII 

Development Progress

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We are currently working on visual improvements to the external models and cockpits of the Thunderbolt, Anton and Mosquito. The Mossie is also receiving an updated set of Level of Details (LODs) that will improve performance. 

Bugs that were present in controls, rearm and refuel procedures, radio and intercom have now been crushed. You can expect these fixes in the next Open Beta update. The Freya and Würzburg radars have also received more realistic behavior. Please find the set up procedures video here

The Bedford and the Blitz trucks, which are both free with DCS can now be used in FARP setups. We are also currently fine tuning the new fuze system for WWII bombs and containers. Rest assured that more improvements to our warbirds and units will come in parallel with the continued development of DCS: Mosquito FB VI.

UH-1H Paradise Lost

Campaign by Reflected Sims

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Get your Huey out and serve in the 4th Aviation Battalion out of Andersen AFB. Fly resupplies, combat assaults, dustoffs, extractions, artillery spotting, escorts, and many other challenging missions. Put your skills to the test over the Marianas in this wonderful campaign based in 1968.

DCS: UH-1H Paradise Lost Campaign by Reflected Simulations

A-10C II Iron Flag Part I

Campaign by Baltic Dragon 

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This campaign will build on the knowledge you have acquired from DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer training missions. It is challenging and will teach you more in-depth tactics, systems usage, and weapon employment. Brrrrt on! 

DCS: A-10C Iron Flag Part I Campaign by Baltic Dragon

Blue Flag 2.5

Multiplayer Server

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Blue Flag 2.5 provides a team based PvP experience on the Persian Gulf, Syria, Caucasus and Normandy maps through various WWII, 60s, 80s and modern eras. This server features a live map for each scenario and extensive Statistics and Pilot Logbooks.

We encourage you to check out the BuddySpike Discord community and find support and information on BuddySpike Wiki.

Blue Flag 2.5 offers the first 24/7 persistent multiplayer PvP campaigns ever created in DCS. Focus on teamwork and cooperation to achieve victory through domination and capture of all objectives.

Thank you again for your passion and support,