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    DCS Weekend News 10 November 2017
    MigBuster
    By MigBuster,
    DCS World 1.5.7 Update 5 This week we have released a fifth update to DCS World version 1.5.7. The primary feature of this update is to fix the server crash that could happen if a client has been disconnected by time-out. You can find the complete DCS World 1.5.7 Update 5 changelog on the DCS forum. DCS: Strait of Hormuz Map Teaser In addition to the development of new aircraft for DCS World, the creation of new theaters in which to fly in are an equally important aspect of the simulation. Today we are happy to provide a little look at the next map coming to DCS World: DCS: Strait of Hormuz Map! As we get closer to release, we will be providing more details on this new combat theater coming to DCS World. Teaser Video:  
    Sincerely,
    The Eagle Dynamics Team  

    IL2 Sturmovik Buy a Campaign and get 50% OFF Any Collector Plane!
    76.IAP-Blackbird
    By 76.IAP-Blackbird,
    Pilots,

    Buy a Campaign and get 50% OFF Any Collector Plane! (Excludes Spitfire and Hs-129)
     
    Source: https://il2sturmovik.com/media/image/64/   Campaigns: https://il2sturmovik.com/store/campaigns/ Planes: https://il2sturmovik.com/store/collector-planes/ orig Post: https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/32133-buy-campaign-and-get-50-collector-planes/ Any comments? Post them below, questions also 

    IL 2 BATTLE OF KUBAN DD 177 & 178
    76.IAP-Blackbird
    By 76.IAP-Blackbird,
    Hi Guys, im back from my Vacation and the il2 Team has posted some great news for us, you can find the original post in the link below and also larger pics inside it.   177   Hello everybody,   The winter is coming and we're approaching the Battle of Kuban release run. The Career mode texts are finished and being translated right now. Cooperative mode is in the internal testing phase. P-39L, A-20B and Yak-7B flight models are nearly finished, Bf 109 G-6 and La-5FN exterior models are ready and their cockpits are in the works. Today we can show you the current state of the A-20B bomber interior:         We're completing the increased rendering distance feature: the atmospheric haze has been tuned for it and skydome has been completely reworked for daytime and dusk light conditions. At the moment, we're working on winter landscape and skydome graphics, as well on cumulus clouds. Plans for the new year are being finalized and confirmed, but we'll maintain the suspense a bit more, all we can say now is that they'll definitely amaze you. To finish today's relatively short Dev Diary, we present you the first in-game shots of Bf 109 G-6 Collector Plane:       The LINK: https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/168-developer-diary/page-5#entry525835   178 Hello everybody,   today we'll briefly tell you about two new features. First, in conjunction with increasing the landscape rendering distance, we also increased the clouds rendering distance - they are now visible almost three times further than before. Together with the new gamma and gradient for the skydome we showed you earlier, it gives the sim a significantly new look. For example, the 'feeling of flight' became even more natural at medium and high altitudes and when you fly under the clouds the new perspective is stunning. We also improved the look of cumulus clouds, making them more realistic and diverse; they can also appear at two layers now. It is interesting to note that we were able to recreate one of the real life effects - the Earth projecting its shadow on the opposite to the setting sun part of the sky). As the popular saying goes, one picture is worth a thousand words:             The second new feature is related to the look of the bare metal parts on various aircraft - in the future, we plan to make planes that weren't painted and had a polished or matte aluminum finish. The metal parts on lend-lease planes P-40E-1, Spitfire Mk.Vb, P-39L-1 and A-20B and Italian MC.202 ser.8 (which also has a bare metal skin) will look even more realistic and authentic.     The LINK: https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/168-developer-diary/page-5#entry528352   Have fun reading it! If you have any comments, leave it here or on the il2 Forum  

    Combat Air Patrol 2 review and news
    MigBuster
    By MigBuster,
        Early Access review:     You may be aware that CAP2 V810.4 is now available in the Steam beta branch.  You can read more about the update here. We will push the beta over to the default branch once we’ve ironed out any issues using the initial feedback.   How to access the beta Right click on the game in your library and select properties.  Then go to the beta tab and select the beta from the drop-down menu. Please note, the VR beta is still the old version.  We will however be enabling this very shortly, we will drop you a line when we do.   If you don’t yet own CAP2 you can get it here.   We need your feedback Whether you are new to CAP2 or are just downloading the latest patch, we want your feedback.  Here’s how to give it:   Reviews: If you are enjoy/are enjoying CAP2 we would appreciate a quick Steam review as this massively increases visibility within the store and helps spread the CAP2 word.   Bugs: Please report all bugs in the main bug thread as this speeds up development and helps us keep track of what’s been reported. For VR related bugs and feedback please use the VR Pilot's Lounge.   Dev Sit-Rep: Keep an eye on this thread for what’s going on behind the scenes.   MagsTV You may have seen the MagsTV video for CAP2 which is definitely worth a watch.  It’s worth noting that we are taking the feedback at the end of the video into consideration along with player feedback and demand.   As always, thanks for your support and patience, we appreciate it.   Sim155 Ltd   Early Access: Creating the game you want   'this is exactly the sort of sim I want to play and there's not been enough of them in recent years. I have feeling this will turn out cracking'     'I'm still having fun with it despite any early bugs which are being worked on and the Devs are closely working with the community feedback'   'in my opinion the Devs are the most active devs I've come across on steam addressing game issues and listening to those who are currently testing the game'   'from flying the Harrier what little I have SIM155 is going to knock it out of the park'   'I am really starting to like it after flying around a bit, can't wait to see how it will develop'   'showing a lot of promise. Buy it if you want to support development'   UNSUBSCRIBE - If you want to unsubscribe from these emails please respond to this email, inserting 'UNSUBSCRIBE' in the subject box.   Sim155 Ltd | 38 Westminster Oval | Stockton on Tees | TS20 1UX | United Kingdom Reg in England No: 5722013          

    DCS Weekend News 3 November 2017
    MigBuster
    By MigBuster,
    DCS World 2.1.1 Update 6 Released This week we released the 6th update to DCS World 2.1.1. This update primarily addresses improvements to the level of detail and lighting of the DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range Map. You can find the complete changelog here. DCS: F/A-18C Hornet - Cinematic Gameplay Video 1 With the addition of "Glowing Amraam" to our team as our video producer, he's been busy creating all sorts of new multimedia content. For this week, we have our first Hornet cinematic gameplay video. We hope you enjoy it as a taste of what’s to come. Video: https://youtu.be/23T-f12yobQ DCS: AJS-37 Viggen Available on Steam DCS World Steam Store Trailer video: https://youtu.be/EgxrkpcwsWU The AJS-37 Viggen is a Swedish double-delta supersonic attack aircraft from the late Cold War. It was the backbone of the Swedish Air Force during the Cold war, serving as the main attack and anti-ship platform. The AJS is the 90’s upgrade of this 70's era aircraft, adding several advanced weapons and systems functionalities. The aircraft was designed around the pilot, with an excellent man-machine interface, supporting the pilot through the smart use of autopilot systems, radar and HUD symbology in order to deliver the ordnance onto targets from treetop level with high speed attack runs. The aircraft is armed with multiple weapon systems ranging from programmable stand-off weapons such as the RB-15F anti-ship missile to the BK90 Cluster munitions dispenser to various bombs, rockets and missiles for a wide range of target types. The aircraft can also carry gun pods and the Sidewinder series of infrared-guided missiles for air defense and self-protection purposes. Key Features of the DCS: AJS-37 Viggen include: Highly detailed and accurate 6-DOF (Degrees of Freedom) cockpit. Extensive and highly detailed aircraft modelling systems such as: CK37 aircraft computer with navigation data, time on target, and fuel calculation systems. Data input / output interface and pre-planned data cartridge functionality. Automatic dead reckoning navigation and terrain contour matching position update system. Flight instrument systems. Electrical and hydraulic systems. TILS Tactical Instrument Landing System. Advanced RM-8A jet engine modelling with thrust reverser, compressor surges and stalls. Sophisticated high-resolution air-to-ground radar technology modelling the PS-37/A radar including: Multiple radar amplifications and filter settings. Obstacle detection mode. Memory mode. Air-to-Air mode. Highly accurate advanced flight model based on real performance data and documentation. Maritime reconnaissance capabilities to determine position, course and speed of vessels. Advanced programmable weapons such as the RB-15F anti-ship missile with multiple waypoints and the configurable BK-90 "Mjolnir" Cluster munitions dispenser. Detailed modelling of over 14 unique weapons and miscellaneous stores with multiple versions and delivery methods, ranging from rockets, bombs, to advanced air-to-ground missiles such as the command-guided RB-05A and the TV-guided RB-75 "Maverick" missiles. Comprehensive 400+ page flight manual. Extensive interactive & voiced training tutorials. Several campaigns and missions including: Caucasus campaign* Mini NTTR DACT campaign* Mini Caucasus introduction campaign.* Instant action and single player missions. * may not be available in early access. Sincerely,
    The Eagle Dynamics Team

    DCS Weekend News 27 Oct - AV-8B Pre Purchase
    MigBuster
    By MigBuster,
    DCS: AV-8B N/A VTOL by RAZBAM Available for Pre-Purchase with Discount We are very pleased to announce the start of the pre-purchase period for RAZBAM's eagerly awaiting AV-8B N/A VTOL! During the pre-purchase period, this module will be priced at $49.99 USD. Once the Early Access is released in late-November 2017, the price will be $59.99 USD. Pre-purchase now in DCS e-shop Pre-purchase Trailer video The AV-8B project was born in the early 1970's as an effort to address the operational inadequacies of the AV-8A first generation Harrier, aimed to dramatically improve the capabilities and performance of the early AV-8A's. The AV-8B made its maiden flight in November 1981 and entered service with the United States Marine Corps in January 1985. It later evolved into the AV-8B N/A (Night Attack) and AV-8B Harrier II Plus. First flight of a modified AV-8B in the night attack configuration was on June 26th, 1987. Deliveries to the USMC began in September of 1989 to VMA-214 at Yuma, Arizona. Follow-up units based out of Yuma received their Night Attack AV-8Bs by the end of 1992.The AV-8B N/A variant (originally known as the AV-8D) had its first operational development in 1984 and included use of the NAVFLIR (Navigation Forward-Looking Infrared camera, consisting of a GEC-Marconi FLIR system mounted in the nose) for night operations. Additionally, GEC Cat's Eyes night vision goggles were provided to the pilot as well as a revised cockpit with color MFDs, a wider field-of-view HUD display, a color CRT digital moving map, and a complete "heads-down" operation capability. The AV-8B N/A also sports four Tracor ALE-39 countermeasures dispensers along the top of the rear fuselage, in addition to two ALE-39 dispensers along the lower rear of the fuselage. The AV-8B N/A also fields an updated version of the Rolls-Royce Pegasus 11-61 (F402-RR-408) vectored-thrust turbofan engine. The subject of this study level simulation is the AV-8B N/A Bu No's 163853 and up which are the latest variant of this very capable AV-8B version. Key Features of DCS: AV-8B N/A VTOL by RAZBAM include: Advanced Flight Model that provides realistic performance and flight characteristics of a Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) aircraft Highly detailed external 3D model and textures with animations Highly detailed and accurate 6 DOF cockpit with high resolution textures, specular and bump mapping, and mouse-interactive controls Highly realistic modelling of the aircraft systems including electrical, fuel, hydraulics, lighting, engine and navigation that includes: Digital Engine Control System (DECS) Automatic Fuel System Air Refueling System Electrical Power System External Lighting Internal Lighting Hydraulic Power Supply System Flight Control System (FCS) Head-Up Display (HUD) Up-front Control (UFC) Option Display Unit (ODU) Multipurpose Color Displays (MPCD) VREST Computer (for jet-borne flight) Air Data Computer (ADC) Environmental Control System (ECS) On-Board Oxygen Generating System (OBOGS) Realistic weapons, sensor, and defensive systems include: Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground GAU-12 Equalizer 25 mm (0.984 in) 5-barreled Rotary cannon pod 6 under-wing pylon stations holding up to 9,200 lb (4,200 kg) of payload which include: AIM-9 Sidewinder or similar-sized infrared-guided missiles AGM-65 Maverick Air-to-Surface missiles Mark 80 series of unguided bombs (including 3 kg [6.6 lb] and 14 kg [31 lb] practice bombs) Paveway series of Laser-Guided Bombs (LGBs) Joint Direct Attack Munitions (GBU-38, GBU-32, and GBU-54) Mark 20 Cluster Bomb Units (CBUs) AN/AAQ-28V LITENING targeting pod ALQ-164 ECM Pod Several skins Detailed Operational Manual and Pocket guide Instant Action, Single, and Training Missions Detailed representation of the USS Tarawa (LHA-1), lead ship of her class. Steam Halloween Sale From 26 October to 1 November, Steam is having their Halloween Sale. We are taking part with 40% off on most of our Steam library. DCS World Steam Store Sincerely,
    The Eagle Dynamics Team

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