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DCS World And Modules v1.2.3.9871 Update Released

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DCS Change Log 1.2.3


Today we are happy to make available version 1.2.3 of DCS World and updates to several DCS modules.



New Features:


DCS World

  • Added new Su-27 model. More skins will be added later.
  • Added new Mission Editor trigger rule - Bomb in Zone.
  • New mission editor skin. Incomplete work in progress.
  • Helicopters will better maneuver against AAA maneuvering when in the threat area.
  • Added new Mission Editor trigger rule - Expression.
  • Scripting Engine: Fixed outText and outSound for Coalition and Group.
  • Scripting Engine: Added "Mission" Task for ground groups.
  • Scripting Engine: Added Unit.getFuel function.
  • Mission Editor UI for group variation placement tool added, not functional yet.
  • New skins for F-15C and MiG-31.
  • Model LODs have been better optimized.

Combined Arms

  • Life-bar for ground units in the F10 Command Map view. This can be toggled on and off with button on Command Map.
  • AI units will resupply ammunition from a warehouse or cargo truck at ranges less than 100 meters, periodicity - once a minute. Player's can do this with the LALT + ' key combination.
  • Command Map control of air units. You can now route them, set speed and altitude, and set targets.
  • Ground units in group now stay in formation with user when in first person control mode. User can set formation and ROE when in 1st person mode.
  • Updated, higher resolution ground unit HUDs.
  • Added min and max range rings for all indirect fire systems.
  • Added countdown timer for indirect fire missions.
  • Mission designer can now determine which ground units can and cannot be controlled by players (1st person and Command Map).
  • Platform Shake is better implemented and provides basic "weapon stabilization" option when the vehicle is on the move.
  • Added hot keys for hull / turret alignments, turret lock, and gun lock on azimuth.
  • Changing round type loading delay added.
  • Added military icons for Command Map.
  • Provided NVG gain.
  • New compass orientation options.
  • Signal flare options.
  • Added tracer effect to armor piercing rounds.

Flaming Cliffs 3 (FC3)

  • New Su-27 campaign.
  • Added new multiplayer missions.
  • Dual engagement, Track While Scan (TWS) for the MiG-29S.

Bug Fixes and Adjustments:


DCS World

  • Network code improved for greater stability.

Note: Although many improvements and optimizations have been made, we still highly recommend 16 player limit when hosting complex missions. Depending on the exact composition of the mission, the bandwidth and number of players that a host may accommodate will vary. As always though, clients must be aware of their ping times (often influenced by connection distance to host) as this can cause warping and other connection issues.

  • Fixed multiplayer data link for Russian aircraft.
  • Fixed Force Feedback joystick trim problems.
  • Tuned aircraft gun smoke.
  • Fixed Set Path to Column formation.
  • Fixed Georgian soldier animation.
  • Fixed long range radar break-lock for Russian aircraft.
  • AIM-120 and R-77 maximum load factor increased to 40g.
  • R-77 data adjust. Thrust, lift and drag.
  • AIM-120 data adjusted. Lift and drag.
  • AIM-9M maximum load factor increased to 35g.
  • AIM-9M thrust changed 12000 N.
  • Adjusted AIM-9P drag.
  • AIM-7M thrust and drag adjustments were made.
  • Increased load factor to R-27 family to 24g.
  • Increased R-27ER initial delay to 1.5 sec.
  • AIM-54 data adjustment. Thrust, drag, lift, initial delay of guidance.
  • R-33 data adjusted. Thrust, drag and lift, initial delay of guidance.
  • R-60 data adjusted.
  • R-73 data adjusted.
  • Multi-channel missile guidance is fixed.
  • Decreased the damage value of modern AA missiles warheads from directional to enhanced. Earlier AIM-120 and R-77 had a warheads with large multiplier factor termed "directional". These missiles were very lethal, more so than even an S-300. It was not realistic and we decided replace "directional" warhead with the less power "enhanced" warhead.
  • Number of simultaneously guided AIM-120s is 4 for F-15, F-16 and F-18.
  • Number of simultaneously guided AIM-54 is 4 for F-14.
  • Fixed AI planes unable to engage SA-8 with Anti-Radiation Missiles.
  • Fixed situation where AI sometimes launch AGM-65 Mavericks from too far away; AGM-65 would self-destructs before reaching target.
  • Added S-8TsM and S-8OFP2 rockets to inventory of MiG-29A/G/S and Su-33.
  • Renamed S-8KOM to S-8TsM in the one AFAC Su-25 payloads.
  • The F-15C and Su-27 will now use their RWR systems when the Mission Editor RADAR USING option is not applied.
  • Adjustments to the air combat maneuvering of all aircraft.
  • "Transmit Message" command parameters indication is now in the action list
  • Fixed infantry not moving when route is changed.
  • Fixed client crash in MP.
  • Fixed pilot models with K36 ejection seat.
  • Debris of a killed soldier has been removed.
  • Adjusted AWACS action time.
  • Fixed switch waypoint triggered action.
  • Changed setting of mission start time (day, month).
  • Default damage parameters tuned for old aircraft models.
  • Fixed Mission Editor error when trying to change aircraft country.
  • Fixed Mission Editor that pressing File\Create in the drop menu did nothing.
  • Aircraft will reset landing airdrome each time landing procedures is initiated.
  • Changed color of missile flame and smoke from blue to yellow.
  • "REACTION ON THREAT" option will now affect active ECM systems.
  • Problem with random uncontrollable rotation of the tower in some circumstances has been resolved.
  • Night vision staying switch to on after exit from the previous server has been fixed.
  • Incoming missiles warning messages has been corrected.
  • Helicopters will better maneuver against anti AAA when in the threat area.
  • Fixed scrollbar in debriefing.
  • Any hidden aircraft, helicopter, static object, and ships no longer break Fog of War.
  • Helicopters no longer sink when they takeoff from aircraft carrier.
  • Fixed some missions freezing every five seconds.
  • Fixed multiple problems in JTAC code.
  • Resource Manager message grammar adjusted.
  • Payload localization is now displayed.
  • A destroyed / burning aircraft burning can no longer auto lock other aircraft.
  • Fixed the AI formations after switching waypoints.
  • Wingmen will try to maintain absolute position in formation, they will maintain altitude when the leader turns.
  • HAWK SAM would not attack Su-25T if kh-25MPU attacks HAWK.
  • Fixed view problems for unarmed vehicles, infantry and fortifications.
  • Fixed crash changing wallpapers in Options dialog.
  • Fixed taking control of an AI aircraft that took off from the ground resulting in crashing into ground.
  • Corrected AI rolling during a dogfight.

DCS Modules

  • A-10C. A-10C TGP IR operation is fixed.
  • A-10C. Wingman will now engage target at Player's SPI if A.I. is not aware of/in range of the target.
  • FC3. SPO not reacting to launch of an I-HAWK or S300 is partially resolved.
  • FC3. Fixed F-15C ADI operation reversed.
  • FC3. Fixed A-10A ADI operation reversed.
  • FC3. F-15C/A-10A. Fixed autopilot not allowing refueling during tanker orbit.
  • FC3. Corrected and adjusted Russian A-10 campaign by Dzen.
  • FC3. Fixed some errors in F-15C campaign.
  • FC3. The MiG-29 HUD diamond on the target will now only appear when it is locked by radar.
  • FC3. Updated SEAD payloads and air defense deployments in some missions.
  • FC3. Missiles DLZ has been partially corrected.
  • FC3. Stations display on Su-27 and MiG-29 HUDs was made more realistic - just an 'underscore' is displayed if a weapon present, and station number is additionally displayed if weapon is ready to launch.
  • 1) Fixed stations display on Russian HUD - only stations for currently selected weapon are displayed.
  • 2) Implemented MiG-29S style of stations display on HUD.
  • FC3. Fixed the IRRAD mark for the Russian aircraft. This would overlap with range tape.
  • FC3 - Wingmen will now turn off radar when commanded to.
  • FC3. Fixed data link for clients in multiplayer - MiG-29S and Su-27/33.
  • FC3. Simulator hang after ALT J jumping into an Su-27.
  • FC3. Fixed Su-33 sinking to the Kuznetsov deck near the superstructure.
  • FC3. Fixed simulator hang after ALT J jumping into an Su-33.
  • Combined Arms. Instant fire on ammunition switching has been fixed.
  • Combined Arms. Switched the reverse gear after the vehicle has stopped.
  • Combined Arms: Transition to alarm state GREEN for ground units has been fixed.
  • Combined Arms. Unarmed vehicles will use their sensors when acting as a JTAC.
  • Combined Arms. Corrected weapon aiming range grid for Russian and NATO tanks.
  • Combined Arms. Fixed the properties of the 2A46M-125 AP shell.
  • Combined Arms. Edit textures ground unit HUD when in zoomed in view.

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With the new 1.2.3 patch, it appears that the performance of the AIM-120 has been diminished from 1.2.2 in terms of range and low speed maneuverability. However, short range IR systems have been much improved as well as several of the other medium range systems like the AIM-7 and R-27 series. As I prefer to fly the F-15C, I think I will focus my time on 1.2.2 until the performance of the AIM-120 and R-77 are improved in later BETA versions of FC3.

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I *think* (I assume), that 1.2.3 is an interm patch between 1.2.2 and 1.2.4, alot of bugs in 1.2.3 are reported as fixed in 1.2.4..

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Can anybody get MiG-29S TWS dual attack to work? My R-77 keeps going to target number one.

Known bug that made its way back into 1.2.3. Expect it to be fixed in the next release.

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Noticed the F-15's SMS display has changed some. Whenever I load up tanks I get this when I was on a few servers the other


I usually fly with either two wing tanks (when capping or sweeping) or one centerline tank when on hot alert or intercept.


Unfortnately because of server restrictions on outside views I had no idea if I had two wing tanks or a wing tank and one centerline after I got the ground crew to do my rearm on the apron. (My right wing did drop on take off, but not sure if because I did not trim properly.)


The below image is after I requested the ground crew load one centerline tank (for the 30th time).


Any thoughts?


Edited by ironroad

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We have released an update to DCS version that mostly focuses on localization and network stability changes:

  • Added DCS: A-10C Warthog Flight Manual ES.pdf (Spanish) and DCS: Black Shark 2 Quick Start Guide (English), German, Spanish and Russian .pdf to the installers.
  • Fixed possible crash after selecting some slots in "coalition window."
  • German localization files have been updated.
  • German version encyclopedia has been updated.
  • Fixed possible crash when at shooting of ground units.
  • Fixed possible Dx_gui crash when disconnecting from the server, reconnecting, and then trying to alt+tab (fullscreen).
  • Solved possible game crashes due to memory leak caused by aircraft fire.
  • Restored the missing Ka-50 skins in German localized missions.
  • Fixed possible crash caused by player's switching between aircrafts.
  • Corrected Su-27/30/33/34 engine thrust value.

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