We at Eagle Dynamics would like to wish you all a wonderful holiday and a great 2018! 2017 has proved to be a great year for DCS World with the release of several great modules like the Normandy 1944 Map, the updated Su-33, the AV-8B Night Attack V/STOL, the AJS-37 Viggen, many fantastic campaigns, new objects and units for the DCS World maps like the World War II AI units, the NS 430, improvements to the mission editor and VR, and many, many more.
We and our partners plan even bigger and better things for 2018 to include:
DCS World 2.5 by the end of January DCS: F/A-18C Hornet DCS: Strait of Hormuz Map DCS: F-14 Tomcat DCS: JF-17 DCS: MiG-19 DCS: Mi-24P Hind DCS: F-4E Phantom II DCS: Bo-105 C-101CC variant for the DCS: C-101 module DCS: Yak-52 DCS: I-16 DCS: Christen Eagle II New aircraft carriers Other new maps and continued updates to our existing maps Several other unannounced projects We will also be working on improvements to clouds, explosions with improved proximity damage, virtual reality, spotting system, network play, Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR), air-to-air missiles, and performance optimization with the inclusion of the Vulkan API. In parallel, we will continue to support and improve our existing modules.
With the pending release of DCS World 2.5 which will unify our projects and several exiting new modules, we see 2018 as being a great year to be a DCS World fan!
DCS World Winter Sale Continues
Our DCS World Winter sale will be ending on 3 January at 0900 GMT. During this sale, get great savings on the following:
DCS: A-10C Warthog DCS: Black Shark 2 DCS: Flaming Cliffs 3 DCS: Combined Arms DCS: C-101 F-15C for DCS World Su-27 for DCS World Su-33 for DCS World 50% off on all other modules.
Please find these great savings at:
Campaigns Project Updates
We'd also like to take this time to update you on a few of our projects:
DCS World 2.5
Work is going well with all content complete and all blocking bugs resolved! Work though continues on tuning the map and updating paid campaigns that need to be adjusted for the map changes. This primarily entails moving units out of the many new forested areas on the map. We want this move to DCS World 2.5 to be as bug-free as possible.
We have the holiday season fast approaching in Russia, and we need to give our staff time with their loved ones.
Given this, we will be releasing DCS World 2.5 by the end of January 2018. This is not an estimate, this is a promise.
DCS World 2.5 will be released as a new download (NOT an update to an existing version).
Modules under DCS World 1.5 and 2.2 will not need to be re-downloaded or activated. Just do not uninstall DCS World 1.5 and DCS World 2.2 Open Alpha prior to installing DCS World 2.5 Stable, as 2.5 will copy the modules over from 1.5 and 2.2. This should greatly reduce the amount of time to update to DCS World 2.5.
Any files in your Users/Saved Games folder will not be affected.
Movement of DCS World 2.5 would then soon follow to Steam.
DCS: F/A-18C Hornet
We and Belsimtek have been working long hours to bring the Hornet to an Early Access release state. Over the past few months, a lot of our time has been devoted to modeling the many fundamental systems that comprise the aircraft like the engines, fuel, electrical, hydraulic, flight control system, and many others. We are now starting to see the fruits of this labor, as evidence of the recent Hornet preflight, startup, taxi, and takeoff videos.
Before we can release the Early Access version though, there are several important features we need to implement:
Weapon HUD modes Moving map Countermeasures Radar Warning Receiver (RWR) Inertial Navigation System for Waypoints Flight Model Further development of the air-to-air radar Integration of new weapons Improve some of the cockpit art, display fonts, and HUD projection effect Once these items are completed, we plan to release the Hornet into Early Access and we believe it will be an amazing experience!
For Hornet news, please consult our FAQ and our Mini-Updates.
DCS: Strait of Hormuz Map
Our next combat theater map will be the Strait of Hormuz. All of the fundamental work on this map is complete and we are not tuning the elevation mesh, textures, and cleaning up bugs. We expect to release this map in the not-to-distant future and we believe it will be a great home for the Hornet and carrier operations!
As mentioned in an earlier newsletter, this will be an entertainment version of the Yak-52 we are developing for a commercial client. The Yak-52 will launch our new technology for radial engine dynamics which will provide a very realistic engine performance and management. This will be an extremely detailed and realistic simulation of the Yak-52 that will teach by-the-book training and aerobatics. Work is going very well and we are now focusing on the instrumentation and tuning the flight dynamics.
We're sure this will be a great lead-in aircraft for new DCS World players and provide a great progression of Russian combat aviation.
The Eagle Dynamics Team
AJS-37 Viggen: 16-2 Red Flag Campaign
The Viggen campaign for Red Flag is now available!
Purchase in the DCS E-Shop
Video: AJS-37 Viggen: 16-2 Red Flag Campaign
The AJS-37 Viggen: 16-2 Red Flag Campaign is a depiction of flying the AJS-37 Viggen during a typical Red Flag exercise in the skies over Nevada. Take the role of a US Air Force exchange pilot to the Swedish Air Force as you return to take part in a Red Flag in the cockpit of a Viggen. This campaign includes extensive briefing, map, and lineup card PDF files for each mission and was designed by the creators of the Spitfire: Epsom and Mustang: Charnwood campaigns.
All of the missions are based on input from pilots that have flown in Red Flag exercises and will provide you a challenge that will test even the most skilled virtual pilots.
10 handcrafted mission that depict number of types of strike missions a Viggen pilot would fly in combat Highly detailed mission briefings, mission maps, and lineup cards as PDF files Custom voice overs and hundreds of triggers This campaign requires ownership of DCS: AJS-37 Viggen, along with the DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range map.
In support of the Viggen Red Flag Campaign launch, we are offering a 40% off bundle deal that includes DCS: NEVADA Test the Training Range Map and DCS: AJS-37 Viggen!
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The Eagle Dynamics Team
I have finally been able to purchase a decent more recent model PC. I have MS CFS2 & SFP1 running great on it. With all the hard-drive space I have created many installs with specific planes loaded in each install so the random mission generator button will load appropriate planes.
With MS CFS2 I like that you can define groups of enemy planes to chose from, but it messes up if you dump all your planes in one install.
Strike Fighters 1 doesn't seem to restrict appropriate planes to showing up when flying over a terrain even if you define friendly and enemy planes in that terrain's 'nations' file.
What I would like to do is upgrade to a more recent combat flight sim(s). I say sims because Id be surprised to find a game i liked for both WWII props AND jet (missile) combat.
Yes...I'd like some improvement in graphics, but I like the realism (flight mode;s) to be realistic as possible. I do realize the 'air' file or 'data' file creater or modifiers have a huge impact on flight model realism. For example, I can only remember losing a F-4 to an uncontrolable spin once and that was a stock plane not a mod; while, my MiG-29 will spin if you pull to many Gs at a low airspeed (to much AOA) and its a mod add-on!
Anyway, looking at pics online it appears that folks are really doing a good job on aircraft for more recent sims...and terrains.
Can anyone give me some input on what would be a good combat sim buy(s)?
My budget is limitted and I can not buy everything out there to see if i like it like back in the day when i had less responsibility.
Oh, I do think i want to get MS FSX to get modern graphics. There's a payware F-4J/S Phantom available that I think I want.
However, the VC and skin of my F-4s in Strike Fightes 1 is pretty good really. I would imagine there's probably some pretty good free mod planes for a more recent combat simZ. I'm not THAT picky...I've been living with sims that came out practically in the last millinium for Jeez sake.
Input please...and thanks!!
View File F-15C Galm Team (Ace Combat Zero)
Updated Version (09/09/17)
What is it?
It's a paintscheme for the F-15C Eagle of the Ustio Air Force 6th Air Division, 66th Air Force Unit "Galm", from the game Ace Combat Zero. For F-15C (85).
The Galm Team are a Mercenary Unit hired by Ustio and attached to the 6th Air Division. In the opening days of the Belkan War, Ustio lost 70% of their Air Forces and needed to find replacements quickly. The use of "Unofficial Assets" AKA foreign mercanaries became valid and the Galm Team was hired. Since then, they've become one of the most famous units in the war and have become known by their Allies and their enemies. They are supported by AWACS Eagle Eye and are deployed from Valais Air Base.
During one encounter with the feared Schwarze Wing they were called "The Mercenary Dream Team". The name stuck with them.
The Galm Team had participated in every major battle that the Allied Forces had undertaken, during the Belkan War. Cipher and Pixy had gained much recognition from their Allies for their amazing feats of skill and from their enemies in many ways. Some of it respect, fear or hatred.
Age: Late 20's to early 30's
"The Demon Lord"
The leader of the 66th AFU of the Ustian 6th Air Division. A feared Ace, who trailed across the skies, bringing doom and destruction. One could say he is like the Razgriz, bringing death upon the land,( the first part of the war). Then he enters sleep, during the "6 Months Of Void"", then comes back as a hero defeating Pixy and his V2 from destroying the world. Little is known about him or where he went after the Belkan War. (player's character).
Name: Larry Foulke
Age: 28 (in 1995) 38 (in 2005)
"A Brother in Arms".
Joined the Coup D'état forces and A World With No Boundaries after defecting from the Ustio Mercenary unit. It is rumored that he is currently a soldier in a volunteer army in a small country in Usea but, the info is still unconfirmed.
Which addon(s) are required?
F-15 Super Pack (version 2.4) by FastCargo (Link to File )
(You will also have to add a new nation Ustio into nations.ini, instructions inside)
Skin and Decals : Zachtan1234
Template : EricJ (Link to Template )
Check out my other work :
F-16C Windhover Squadron (Ace Combat 6)
F/A-18E Grun Team (Ace Combat Zero)
F-22A Gryphus Squadron (Ace Combat X)
F-5E Wardog Squadron (Ace Combat 5)
F-15E Sorcerer (Ace Combat Zero)
JAS 39 Gripen-C Indigo (Ace Combat Zero)
F-14D Schnee (Ace Combat Zero)
YF-23A Wizard (Ace Combat Zero)
F-22A Aggressors (Fictional)
F-4E Mobius (Ace Combat 4)
Eurofighter-GmbH EF-2000 "Typhoon" Rot Team (Ace Combat Zero)
Submitter zachtan Submitted 09/01/2017 Category What If Skins