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  1. DCS 2.5 progress update

    I know some of you are a bit in the dark as to when the release version will be available for you to update to, and wondering what's taking so long, so I've copied in the patch notes detailing the bugfixes and some of the ongoing issues the developers have come across: Improved NVG picture. ES and CN localization update. ME. Ships groups. Ship skill will not accidentally changed after mouse click. APC AVV-7 40mm Mk.19 HE ammunition replaced by HEDP. Added new model of small helipads (FARP) for single helicopter. Added AI China AWACS KJ-2000. DCS NTTR Object 'CONCREET_CAN" destroyed state corrected. DCS Ka-50 Added separate option slider for the helmet sight-ring displacement. DCS AJS-37 New feature! auto-generated data cartridge. Choosable in the kneeboard (# 6) The Auto-generated data cartridge is a cartridge with five pre-programmed waypoints, where the third waypoint will be located on the first expected enemy units. This waypoint will take into account projected target movement and if you follow Time on Target cues, you will intercept your target. This is a work in progress feature. You can now load a data-cartridge file stored in the saved games-folder without respawning. Details on this will be posted on the forums. New Export of ELINT-analysis data to Saved games-folder added! It will be located in the %SAVED_GAMES%/DCS_AJS37/ELINTData.info file. The DCS_AJS37-folder must exist for export to work. This is a work in progress feature. Added new JA-37Di “Akktu Stakki” Livery by Magnus Almgren https://imgur.com/a/FiYYE Fixed FORMLJUS not illuminating tail with deferred rendering on Fixed fuselage FORMLJUS (slimelights) not appearing with deferred rendering on Corrected landing light sprite movement Landing light distance and attenuation reworked for deferred rendering Landing light will no longer illuminate the cockpit Landing light will now follow nosewheel strut rotation. Wing nav/formation lights will now cast dynamic lighting Fixed static airfield AJS-37 missing canopy & ejection seat issue. Adjusted PBR materials for new tonemapper gamma Fixed missing Bare Metal livery Fixed missing ordinance icons Fixed duplicate material name of canopy glass & rocket pod (Thanks Home Fries!) Replaced default Viggen briefing UI image Corrected AKAN Gunpod size Fix to RWR showing ghost signals Fixes to Time On Target calculation accuracy Fix to second BK90 MJ1 not releasing Fix to Glideslope indication issues. Fix to inaccurate DYK and NAV bombing Fix to Maverick-sight going off target Fix to Easter egg triggering erroneously. (or, rather, in common flight parameters) Fixed Lysbomb not releasing and FÄLLD LAST light not activating Various Fixes to U22 and U22/A pods Corrected shader parameters for cockpit Corrected shader parameters for LoD1/2/3 to fit better with LoD0 Exterior. Removed all instances std::rand() and replaced with ED’s replay-consistent random object. (does not fix all replay issues yet!) Fixed Droptank fuel weight not being removed from aircraft Fix to lift performance in slow speeds/high alpha flight Corrected shader parameters for all ordinance models. Fixed default radio frequencies. Fixed an issue where an AI aircraft could not be assigned to common frequency ranges. Adjusted missions for 2.5 Caucasus. Fixed Canopy Glass in cockpit being practically invisible. Fixed doubled up canard vortices and right wing will now generate vortices. Adjusted ‘Mozdok Attack’,‘Moscow Takedown’ and ‘Attack the Camp’ Single missions for new Caucasus (thanks Grimes & Graywo1f!) Darkened HUD Glass & adjusted indicator material for better HUD visibility Added new F7 Skaraborg’s flygflottilj livery for Caucasus Mini-Campaign DCS MiG-21Bis by Magnitude 3 LLC Adjusted external textures for deferred shading. Stabilized radar on horizon. Control panel for Nukes now shows. Nukes’ 3D model now shows on aircraft. SPS Box now shows. CampaignsAdapted paid campaigns to new Caucasus: F-15C The Georgian War Сampaign A-10C The Enemy Within Campaign A-10C Tactical Training Qualification Campaign A-10C Basic Flight Training Campaign A-10C Advanced Aircraft Training Qualification Campaign UH-1H Argo Campaign The Border Campaign A-10C Operation Piercing Fury Campaign The Museum Relic Campaign P-51D High Stakes Campaign Black Shark 2 Republic Campaign Su-27 The Ultimate Argument Campaign A-10C Stone Shield Campaign Mi-8MTV2 Oilfield Campaign. In additional added two new missions for single and multiplayer. NOTE: for all those campaigns implemented the new keyless copy protection. This update will be available only for Open Beta so far. 02-06-2018, 02:56 PM DCS 2.5.0 HOTFIX 1 Fixed crash on loading mission with Bf-109 in VR mode. Fixed CTD in "A-10C Sturmovik" campaign mission 1. Fixed corrupted font in kneeboard. The Grace Period will be granted even if DRM Server is down. Fixed login issue in Steam version. Fixed crash on mark panels added by scripting engine. Ground unit will not shoot at targets if a friendly unit is behind target, in the firing line. Flak 37 will not shoots below the target at short ranges. Corrected sound of controllable ground unit in the cruise control mode. Now you can delete missions or tracks with Delete key in the Mission and Track open panels. Fixed CTD when static object destroyed by scripting engine or AI unit. Changed tainted files checking logic. NS430 - Arrivals should only appear once in the popup scroll window, transitions are chosen separately. NS430 - popup window interferes with night vision goggles and has odd visual artifacts. NS430 - GPS incorrectly activates flight plan when arriving at direct-to destination not in the plan. Fixed launch type of AGM-84A. UH-1H UN Pilot campaign. Fixed CTD in final mission. CA. BMP-3. Corrected main sight appearance after switch to secondary and tun back. Operation Piercing Fury Update to Mission 2 & 4. NOTE We are working hard towards a memory leak solution. 02-09-2018, 12:31 PM DCS 2.5.0 HOTFIX 2 FC3 aircraft. Eliminated green dot in the HUD. NS430 - approach data errors: KVGT The 'comment' value of User mark panel via scripting engine will be optional. MP server list. First 3 columns will not be too narrow. MP server list. The ability to sort the rows by clicking on the column title. Corrected air-launch Harpoon performance. AWACS. Corrected "at bulls/at bullseye XXX" messages. MP. F10 map. Nickname of client will not be displayed after client's icon disappearing. Fixed crash on cargo intersects with objects. MP. Fixed server crash with transport.dll. HAI : Game freezes when Mi-28 trying to land - fixed. 02-14-2018, 12:53 PM 2018-02-14 HOTFIX 3 Updated several missions of UH-1H Argo Campaign. Updated several missions of A-10C The Enemy Within Campaign. MP anticheat. Speed relative explosion power is clamped to 500 m/s. Controlled Ground units can pass through tunnel wall. Fixed. Fixed issue with ground AI when given stop and resume triggers returns to previous WP instead of continuing the route. UH-1H UN Campaign mission 2 trigger will working. Fixed ME error me_map_window.lua in dynamic weather panel. Sea waves animation will be works correctly from inside some cockpits. Multiple flights starting on a FARP at the same time will not spawn on a player. Tanker will be fill external tanks of aircraft. B-17G ball turret will fire. B-17G will attack enemy at second approach. UH-1H: Fixed issue with barometric altimeters when atmospheric pressure below limit. AI Radio. Fixed error in wMessage::buildSpeechQ appearing in some conditions. DCS AV-8B N/A by RAZBAM Corrected empty fuel tank definition Cockpit model improvements External model improvements Added EHSD Moving Map (Work-in-Progress) Added TPOD laser ranging Updated TPOD TDC movements Updated TPOD target transfer Corrected aircraft basic empty weight (slightly too low before) Corrected aircraft basic empty roll inertia (too high before, creating incorrect roll response) Corrected combat rating not allowed when nozzles not aft or gear down Corrected very high altitude engine performance (>35000ft, was insufficient before) DCS M-2000C by RAZBAM Improved pitch responsiveness Improved AP responsiveness and control Improved extreme angle of attack behavior Improved engine malfunction modeling during in-flow loss Controls indicator now also shows trim position (previously only shown during AP engagement) Removed innacurate altitude limitations for AP engagement Corrected nature of trim control sensitivity to be relative to framerate Corrected nature of AP heading and trim control sensitivity to be relative to framerate Corrected helmet visor animation and reversal between external and cockpit view Corrected direction of trim indicator in controls indicator Corrected innacurate pitch moment with airbrake deployment 03-14-2018, 09:35 AM DCS 2.5 Open Beta Update 4 MP. Fixed issue when client can only see up to 5 ground units that are stationary. MP. Ground units will be able to activated on client. MP. Fixed crash on P-51D MainPanel:update_arguments(). MP. Client in multiplayer will see missiles of SAM launcher after its rearming. MP. Fixed issue when player can't join server with password if he previously enter incorrect password. MP. Stingers and Igla missiles will be visible for Clients. MP. Fixed multi-monitor setup crashes when joining or hosting multiplayer game. Speed indication on external view status bar will show more number positions. Aircraft AI will take damage after collision with trees. Enemy Within campaign. Added Doc folder and corrected missions. Museum Relic campaign. Added corrected missions, version 2.6. A-10C. Typo correction German A-10C manual. Mi-8MTV2. Spring Tension campaign updated for DCS 2.5 Mi-8MTV2. Wrong reading of the working pressure in the hydraulic system fixed. A10C Sturmovik campaign adapted for DCS 2.5. Stryker M1128. Corrected machine gun position. Corrected waterline level of several amphibious ground units. NS430. 2nd ref wpt for user waypoints is calculated incorrectly when changing distance manually. NS430. Approach data errors: KHND. NS430. Menu button breaks Right Knob. Updated and corrected Vegas tour missions. Fixed issue when trigger zone can't be moved. GUI. The open mission panel. Sorting order in mission list will be saved. Increased max number of sound hosts for avoidance runtime errors in complicated sound conditions with many sound emitters. L-39. Update training missions. Fixed crash when player switches to another aircraft on the ship's deck. Georgian Hammer with CA campaign adapted to DCS 2.5. As you can see the bugfix list has been quite comprehensive, but the most serious issue is of course that memory leak, which annoyingly seems to most afflict multiplayer. Hopefully they've made progress towards this and we'll see some solution soon; I for one can't wait to join up with some fellow Dogz in DCS 2.5 skies! Hang in there fellas....
  2. IWM Film Archives

    Lol, you're choice of that film wouldn't have anything to do with it opening with footage of 320 Sqn Mitchells now would it FT...?
  3. Oh The Joys of them Game Controllers !

    This is more to do with poor implementation of legacy USB 1.1 drivers in USB 3.0 equipped motherboards and am having similar issues FT - however, I've been trying when loading games to keep the stick as close to neutral as I can and keeping it that way through into mission loading and it seems to be helping... watch this space....
  4. The Big Fat Aeroplane Video Thread!

    Blimey Mel, looks like you're going to need to swap your drinking arm when DCS F/A-18 finally arrives...
  5. DCS Delectations

  6. Nice Post Chris. Some further elaboration here: https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=Ly7BAgAAQBAJ&pg=PR255&lpg=PR255&dq=CESCOTTI+PEASE&source=bl&ots=zV2p4ZmIgK&sig=P-ntRnrfuAr24JZMSAwF_XonVdE&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjh9LGK9J7ZAhUEasAKHX0lAZIQ6AEILzAB#v=onepage&q=CESCOTTI PEASE&f=false
  7. DCS

  8. DCS: Epsom Campaign in 2.5

    Hi chaps Bought the Epsom Campaign for DCS: Spitfire IX & DCS: Normandy in 2.1 but given my old hardware at the time it was a bit of a grind. However, with the new rig and the latest update it's running like a sewing machine and looks magnificent! Thought you might like a preview in case you were considering adding it to your own DCS collection (which if you have the Spitty and Normandy, I can heartily recommend!).
  9. DCS Spitfire - Refining your technique

    Part 2: Investigating the aileron & rudder behaviour
  10. Flying Legends 2018

    Got Friday and Saturday as special dispensation! Tried to swing Sunday but apparently as it's our anniversary I should want to spend it with the lady I love.
  11. DCS 2.5

    So... Thanks to a facebook post by ED we can be confident to expect the Open Beta of 2.5 to land on the 31st of January. Wh00t! However, this does not necessarily mean you will be able to access it! The 31st Update will only update the 1.5.8 Open Beta install to 2.5 Open Beta. If you have a release version of 1.5.8 - which I suspect is most of you - then you will have to wait until the open beta version of 2.5 is proved bug free (or non-critical bugs) and then it will update your 1.5.8 version automatically to 2.5 release as and when it is made available. This could be at minimum a week, probably longer. The update path is described here: https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=200340 The upshot of this is if you want to access 2.5 Open Beta on the 31st you will have to have installed the 1.5.8 Open Beta. There are two ways to accomplish this: 1. Download and install the Open Beta version found here: https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/downloads/world/beta/ It should not take long as it will copy all of the files from your release version. You can then copy the inputs folder from your C:\Users\<username>\Saved Games\DCS into the parallel DCSOpenBeta folder. The bad with this is that (i) you will require the HD space to run this as a second instance of DCS and given that predictions are putting the total size of the DCS 2.5 Open Beta install at ~100GB, that's no insignificant amount of space, particularly if you installed to a 128GB SSD and already have 80 odd GB of DCS 1.5.8 release installed! (ii) you will have to activate your modules again within the Open Beta. 2. You can force the updater to update your 1.5.8 release install and turn it into a 1.5.8 Open Beta - see instructions here: https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=114030 Positives are that it saves on disk space and there's no need to transfer across control input settings or reactivate modules. However, as outlined in the above post it requires experience using the command prompt and careful following of the syntax described, with a serious risk of kiboshing your DCS install if it goes wrong. Also if it goes ok you will only be able to multiplayer with others using the same version as the Open Beta - sometimes both the Release and Open Beta are on the same version, which is great. Much of the time, however, the Beta tends to be a version ahead so you woould not be able to host or join servers with other DDz who are on the Release version. Some of you might feel it best waiting it out and if I'm honest it would save some hassle. If I do it I have to take Option 1 as my new rig only has 2.2 Open Alpha installed currently. Those of you with 2.2 Open Alpha, I quote Riks here: "this branch is no longer supported. If user have only 2.2.0 Open Alpha, updater will suggest to download 2.5 installer - it will install 2.5 release and remove 2.2.0 Open Alpha" Again this means that 2.2 Open Alpha will have to await the Release version of 2.5. If you wish to access 2.5 Open Beta and do not have a 1.5.8 Open Beta version, then Option 1 is your only choice. Clear as mud?
  12. Hello chaps and chapesses. I'm making a series of DCS Spitfire videos to highlight some of the quirks, nuances and idiosynchrasies of operating the Spitfire in an effort to help operaters refine their technique and get the most out of the old girl. In the first we look at one of the most fundamental control surfaces - the elevator. Your feedback is most apperciated chums. Let me know if my efforts have been of any assistance.
  13. Well, that's a bit shi....

    Need I say more? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-42561169 Sufficed to say I just ordered my new PC... with an Intel chipset. Fuuuuuuuu......dge.
  14. Awesome 2.5 Update Vids

    LoL, you're not alone there Mel!
  15. Awesome 2.5 Update Vids

    Happy New Year all! Wanna see more of the upcoming re-engineered Caucasus map? What about the F/A-18? Well, volia! and: