Jump to content
COMBATSIM Forum
Home Fries

2014 has some DCS Potential

Recommended Posts

Nope, haven't flown it yet. I don't get back until Saturday evening.

I'm really surprised to hear you say that about the cockpit; that was one of the biggest things that previewers complimented. From what I've seen, it looks amazing, and the recessed radar display has to be seen to be believed. Apparently, the cockpit also has too many polygons, slowing down the system to a crawl for folks with lesser hardware; LN has confirmed this and will be shaving 60,000 polys from the cockpit in the next patch.

There should also be training missions for the MiG; these were also commented on in some of the previews. Perhaps you need to download them from within the menu.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well I was just thinking it looked like a 2D pit.. but it seems it how it is I guess not bad I was just curious since it was a Beta Version ...

I have been running the navigation training and I am having a hard time understanding the Landing symbology.. I have landed several times already successfully but need a Better understanding of the landing tutorial and the HSI..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well I understand it better now after running through the Navigation Training missions several times.. I will need to get a printout of all the runways in the Sim, Altho the Kneeboard should have them in most missions. so we can always use that..

But thgere is No Computer in the MiG 21 so we need to know where we are taking off, landing and going too ahead of time.. which should not be too much trouble now hopefully..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qssZ4QO8WGA

Some good EDGE shots as well.

EDIT: To reiterate, if you already have Flaming Cliffs 3, you don't need to purchase this.

Edited by Home Fries

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Hawk is now available for pre-purchase. $32 for Simplified Flight Model (SFM), $40 for the External (i.e. Complex) Flight Model. EFM is in development, and will be available as a paid upgrade for SFM owners. EFM purchasers will get the SFM for now along with open beta EFM updates.

And here's the pre-purchase link on VEAO's site.

SFM is scheduled for a November release, with the EFM being scheduled for early 2015, though admittedly I won't hold my breath on the latter release timeframe.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Cover720.jpg
DCS World 1.2.11 and DCS World 2

The team has been working very hard with long hours on DCS World 2, including performance improvements, visual effects, updated GUI, and a lot of debugging. However, it may not be ready in time to launch several new projects in November and December: Su-27 for DCS World, DCS: Bf 109 K-4 Kurfürst, DCS: L39 Albatros, DCS: MiG-15bis and Hawk for DCS World. Yes, lots of new modules coming soon! As such, we will release 1.2.11 to support these releases. In addition to supporting the release of these new modules, 1.2.11 will also include several bug fixes.

Bf109.jpg
DCS: Europe 1944

Most of the work on this front is currently focused on the Fw 190 D-9 and the Bf 109 K-4. In the next DCS World release (1.2.11), the Fw 190 D-9 will receive a campaign and additional fixes. At that point, the Dora will officially be out of beta. As for the Bf 109 K-4, a lot of work has gone into fleshing out the cockpit system, tuning the flight dynamics and creating skins for it. We are still shooting to make the beta available to pre-purchasers in November 2014. After the Bf 109 K-4 goes into open beta, more of our World War II staff will be moved on to the Spitfire.
MiG15.jpg
DCS: MiG-15bis

The MiG-15bis has been moving at a very fast pace and the flight model and cockpit systems are already in an advanced state. DCS: MiG-15bis is on track to be released in mid-December 2014. If you have not already done so, you may wish to take a look at DCS: F-86F Sabre in preparation!

Su-27.jpg
Su-27 for DCS World

This update to the aircraft that started it all for Eagle Dynamics is also nearing completion. Although initially planned to just include a 6 DOF cockpit and Professional Flight Model (PFM), the team has also now added a greatly updated and much more realistic Heads Down Display (HDD) that includes both the HUD repeater and Tactical Display (navigation and datalink). The Flanker is on final for a November 15th landing.

L-39c.jpg
DCS: L-39 Albatros and DCS: F/A-18C Hornet

Work continues on the L-39 and we are shooting to make the pre-purchase available in November and the beta available in late December. Work also continues on the Hornet, but there is no new news to pass along at this time.

NTTR-night.jpg
New DCS Maps

Both the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR) and Strait of Hormuz maps are making great progress. In fact, the NTTR map has been successfully integrated into DCS World 2 and is now undergoing extensive work to iron out issues (emphasis mine). We hope to release the NTTR map in late December. This will be a free map to those that purchased the DCS: A-10C Warthog while it was in beta.

The images of this newsletter come from a very early, first pass of the NTTR map in DCS World 2. Please note that these are very much work in progress.

NTTR-2.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Will Las Vegas be included in the NTTR map?

Would be great to fly inverted down the Strip, then take out that neon cowboy using rockets. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Vegas is included, though I have a feeling they're renaming many of the hotels to protect themselves from trademark infringement.

Hopefully the fountains at the Bellagio will be destructible as well :D .

I also wouldn't mind doing up a mission that recreates the end of Con Air, but we'll have to use the Huey until the Cobra is out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@mikew,

It appears I spoke out of turn; the resorts appear to be accurately named and represented.

Here are the full screenshots of the Huey flying down the strip:

Screen_141025_130801_zps64baf10a.jpg

Screen_141025_130836_zpsfc14377c.jpg

In the top screenie, you can see what looks to be Caesar's Palace on the right, and in the second screenie you can see the Monte Carlo with New York New York down the street, just as it should be.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice!, but can we blow it up?

...or maybe some interesting missions like taking out that tiger before it can attack Siegfried (or was it Roy?).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×