DCS WORLD NEWSLETTER 26.12.2020
DCS WORLD NEWSLETTER 26.12.2020
DCS World - Stable Update
After a relatively large number of Open Beta updates, we have now released a substantial update to DCS World Stable. As always, the goal with Open Beta is to test new features and ensure they do not result in game crashes. Once we are satisfied with the stability of DCS World, we update the release version.
This update includes the F-14 Tomcat A variant, new WWII Assets and a massive sound exterior and interior sound overhaul for A-10C II Tank Killer.
- GBU-24 Paveway III laser-guided bomb for the Hornet
- Azimuth/Elevation with IFF page for the Hornet
- AGM-88C HARM HAS and POS/RUK modes for the Viper
- Refactoring of the F-16C Sensor Point of Interest (SPI) logic
- New Air-Air training missions for the Viper
- New Engine and Damage Models for World War II aircraft
- New turbine stall and bearing wear sounds for Thunderbolt
- NS430 mount/dismount for Gazelle during mission creation
For more details on all that is new, please read the full changelog.
End of Year - Winter Sale 2020
Our Winter Sale 2020 is on until the 11th of January. On Steam, the sale will end on the 5th of January at 15:00GMT. Most modules have a 50% discount (excluding campaigns).
Modules with a 30% discount:
- P-47D Thunderbolt
- The Channel Map
- F/A-18C Hornet
- F-16C Viper
- A-10C II Tank Killer
- F-14A/B Tomcat will have a 25% discount
- JF-17 Thunder will be only $59.99
We hope that this will help when gifting your loved ones and who knows, you might find your next fighter or terrain. Make sure to check out Youtube tutorials and in-game training missions.
UH-1H Huey - Multi-Crew
The new functionality was developed with a user-friendly approach in mind and is the next stage of multi-crew operations in DCS World.
A new permission system to the available seats in the aircraft is implemented through the interface of pop-up windows (widgets). It allows the pilot (the owner of the aircraft specified in the Mission Editor) to control the access of other players to the available seats in the aircraft.
Flight control transfer
The transfer of aircraft flight controls from the first pilot to the second pilot and back has been implemented. At the same time, the owner pilot can control requests from shooters and allow or reject them. The owner pilot of the aircraft, specified in the mission editor, always retains the ability to forcibly return control of the helicopter to himself.
System control transfer
For a helicopter like Huey, when the same instrument of cockpit control is available to both pilots at the same time, it was necessary to develop specific logical solutions in the "multi-crew" functionality which, with a minimum delay, ensures mutual accessibility of the instruments and cockpit controls for the pilot / co-pilot.
The updated mechanics for multi-crew access to the controls, as well as the ability to exchange seats within one helicopter (via free seat), required additions in the mechanism of interaction between the helicopter model and the DCS core. Due to this, the work took way way longer than was anticipated. We faced some major bugs where warnings were not seen by co-pilots, and some issues where the aircraft status was not synchronising correctly for all crew.
We continue to work on the implementation of the ability to separate the view axis and the machine gun direction for a more comfortable game from the shooter's workplace. Now, if you have Track-IR or VR, the game will assign these devices to view axis while the machine gun axis will remain under mouse control. In addition, the ability to assign a machine gun control to the joystick will be added. This will lead us closer to the completion of this new feature and to it’s roll out to other platforms.
We hope you will have fun with this new addition to DCS: UH-1H Huey.
Free to Play - Two More Weeks
We are excited to be able to offer you this Free to Play event, the complexities of these aircraft can be a challenge to master and we hope this gives you a chance to explore all of what is on offer in DCS World.
On behalf of all of us, we would like to extend our warmest wishes to you and your loved ones. May this festive season bring you peace, happiness, health and all the prosperity for the year ahead. We rise together to face the challenges of today and are hopeful for New Year's brighter days.
- Falcon BMS
- East Mediterranean Front Theater
- IL-2 Sturmovik
- DCS World - Eagle Dynamics
- DCS: F-16C Viper
- DCS: Ka-50 Black Shark
- DCS: A-10C Warthog
- DCS: P-51D Mustang
- DCS: MIG-21BIS
- DCS: F/A-18C Hornet
- DCS: Combined Arms
- Microsoft Flight Simulator
- Altri simulatori
- Comando Squadra Aerea
- Comando Scuole
- Reparto Affari Generali
- Reparto Sperimentale Volo Virtuale
- Gruppo Falcon
- Gruppo Hornet
- Gruppo IL2
- Gruppo Black Shark
- Gruppo Warthog
- Gruppo Radar
- Vola con AMVI