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  1. I think it's on hold until the multi-crew is fleshed out. The good news (from what I hear) is that BST is working on the W model now instead of the G.
  2. There's also a Bo-105 in the works if you like being a rotorhead. It was never my thing until the DCS Huey; now I can't get enough of flying helos. The SA342 Gazelle is also a great module. my favorite right now.
  3. Hammerwulf gets as close as he dares to Minas Morgul.
  4. Folks, I haven't found a solution for Windows 10 yet. If anybody does have it working in Win10 x64, please post your solution.
  5. The launcher code in 2.30 was updated for Windows 8 which may help with Windows 10. I haven't been able to get TAW to run in Win10, but I haven't put much effort into it either. However, I never even get to the "f22.dat has stopped working" dialog; it just seems that I double click _f22.exe without response. You shouldn't have to tweak tbcp.exe; that's just a bridge file for the updated mission editor; _f22.exe should be the program you look at.
  6. I have not yet tried this, but it might be the solution. I won't be able to test until next week, though. The article does pre-date Windows 10, but I did not realize it is obsolete. Does Windows 10 Professional not have a Virtual PC anymore? Also, what is confusing about the article. I wrote it, so if something needs to be corrected please let me know.
  7. US Marine Corps light/attack helicopter squadrons (HMLA) are composite squadrons composed of Hueys and Cobras. This allows for some fun skinning and mission building within DCS, even though the Cobra is not yet flyable. I have still created UH-1 skins as well as fictional skins for both the SA342 Gazelle and the Ka-50 Black Shark. These skins are meant to be used with each other. Each of the skins packs includes variations of what appear to be the same skin in order to provide variety and realism in missions. For example, the SA342 skins have varying serial numbers on the tail, with the MODEX (side number) selected in the mission editor. Conversely, the Ka-50s have varying side numbers, with the last two serial digits selected in the mission editor. The Hueys each have unique side numbers and serial numbers. With the latest skins, all modern (i.e. compass grey) skins have both "normal" and "weathered" skins. Weathered skins have a bleached effect as if the aircraft were heavily exposed to the sun for months on end (e.g. in the desert or on a ship in low latitudes). Normal skins include pilots with green flightsuits, while weathered skins include pilots with desert flightsuits. Weathered skins are available for all skin packs except for a few historical skins in the HMLA-167 skin pack. HMLA-167 "Warriors" UH-1 Skin Pack CombatAce LOF DCS Repository SA342 Skin Pack CombatAce LOF DCS Repository Ka-50 Skin Pack CombatAce LOF DCS Repository Marine Light Helicopter Squadron (HML) 167 was commissioned in April 1968 in Vietnam, and flew the UH-1E in combat operations until June 1971, where it was the last Marine helicopter squadron in Vietnam. Of note, HML-167 was the first unit to drop a bomb from a helicopter, accomplished with the use of the Helicopter Trap Weapon (HTW). In June 1971, HML-167 returned stateside to MCAS New River, North Carolina, as part of the 2nd Marine Air Wing. In 1972, HML-167 received the UH-1N Twin Huey, which it would fly until 2012 when the UH-1N was replaced by the UH-1Y Venom. In 1984, HML-167 received its first AH-1T Cobras and became a composite squadron of Cobras and Hueys. HML-167 was redesignated Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 167 in April 1986, and as such designated as a permanent composite squadron of both Cobras and Hueys. HMLA-167 began upgrading to the AH-1W Super Cobra in late 1989. Today the HMLA-167 "Warriors" fly the UH-1Y Venom and the AH-1W Super Cobra. HMLA-169 "Vipers" UH-1 Skin Pack CombatAce LOF DCS Repository SA342 Skin Pack CombatAce LOF DCS Repository Ka-50 Skin Pack CombatAce LOF DCS Repository Marine Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMA) 169 was commissioned in 1971 as part of Marine Aircraft Group 39 (Camp Pendleton, CA), and unlike most HMLA squadrons began with the Cobra (AH-1G) before becoming a composite squadron. By 1976, the AH-1G was replaced by the AH-1J Sea Cobra, which were eventually replaced by the AH-1T. In 1986, HMA-169 was redesignated Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 169, and replaced its AH-1Ts with the AH-1W Super Cobra. As a composite squadron, it also received its complement of UH-1N Hueys. Today HMLA-169 flies the UH-1Y Venom and the AH-1Z Viper.
  8. All liveries are now available for the Su-33. See the original post for details.
  9. You should be able to install reloaded on Windows 10 with no problem. For installing from the CD, try this link. This link is also available from the Reloaded help menu.
  10. 1.65 is out. 1.65 adds INS direct entry functionality to the M-2000C and fixes a CommState bug with the Cougar. Here's a Direct Entry teaser:
  11. Version 1.64 is released. 1.64 adds multicrew capability to the SA342 Gazelle and completes the Gazelle profile to include UHF and NADIR direct entry. Additionally, 1.64 updates the changes in mappings with the M-2000C. Version 1.64 also adds compatibility for DCS SimpleRadio Standalone, to include intercom mapping for the Gazelle and L-39 Albatross. Of note, the NADIR and UHF direct entry mapping in the Gazelle necessitated that I remove the default use of "1" and "2" to change seats. You must now use S3+Hat1 Long to change seats, as "1" and "2" are now used for the NADIR keypad.
  12. Su-33 Flanker. Cows on boats, coming soon...
  13. Not JDAM. They're all preset to the same target. Maverick you can target on the fly. Use the "free targeting" mode of the LANTIRN to use the maverick against buildings.
  14. You are correct that you can assign one target, and JDAMs cannot be re-targeted inflight. Wingmen will only go after their target and tend to drop short with dumb bombs, so JDAM is fine for wingmen, but I prefer maverick to JDAM every time.
  15. TBH, I wouldn't even attempt a sim with a good flight model using a gamepad because a good FM means you need a light and precise touch on the stick and throttle. I have flown DCS with the Ace Combat 5 HOTAS for Xbox, but this is effectively the same as the X45 (nerfed for Xbox buttons) which you already have. The nice thing about DCS is that you have maximum flexibility in programming controllers, including assigning buttons as modifiers within the game. For a modern aircraft with a dynamic campaign, good graphics and a good flight model, you have exactly one choice: Falcon BMS. The only thing is that it involves a steep learning curve, but you'll be fine with the X45. The other "more recent" (Cold War, not modern) sim with a dynamic campaign is the Strike Fighters 2 series. These sims can be integrated, are extremely moddable, and the flight models are good without the steep learning curve. Graphics are dated compared to DCS, but some of the terrain mods still make this a gorgeous sim. Biggest downside is that it does not support multiplayer, which is a major shame considering the multitude of flyable aircraft. FC3 sounds like your speed, and you have the hardware to run DCS. However, there is no dynamic campaign. DCS relies heavily on scripting and good mission design to provide immersion for single player. The dynamic mission designer has potential (and is being worked on), but right now it's a hot mess that is best used to create a force on force, scenario, then make adjustments to build a mission. Here's the thing with FC3: you can try it with the Su-25T (which comes with DCS World) before you buy it. If you do alright with the Su-25T using the X-45 and the keyboard, then you'll have no problem with FC3 (which duplicates most of the key commands). The Su-25T is a challenge (easy to over-AoA, flies like a pig), but when flown properly is a very capable aircraft. Just keep it at stand-off range and don't be in a hurry to make gun runs. One more thing about DCS: right now, it (and Falcon BMS) is where multiplayer is at. We fly DCS twice a week, and between the number of people flying different aircraft and coordinating, it's an absolute blast (we always fly coop). We also have a couple guys who would be happy to show you the ropes with the Su-25T. Finally, there's always TAW 2.0 and EF2000 Reloaded, both of which are available on this forum.