DCS 2.5 Update Thread



@MBot This has been reported for some time, I will see if I can find out what is up.


I hit “Like” but…dag-nab-it! I was working up a campaign and had Iranian IADS all set up, without Kish airfield! Now I have to go back, add it in and fly against it to make sure everything is “balanced”…I can’t wait! :grinning:

Seriously, everything looks fantastic.

One minor point–I think I brought this up in detail in another thread–is the “usability” of GOPLATs (Gas/Oil Platforms). Since you can land a helo on them, I was wondering if there were any thoughts to treat them as “Warehouses/FARPS” Currently, when you land on one, the sim doesn’t “acknowledge” the landing so no Ground Crew to Rearm, Refuel or Repair.

Also, both “Blue” and “Red” in the real world have armed GOPLATS in the past with light arms. Is there any thought to adding armed GOPLATs like they have armed watch towers, houses, etc.?


DCS World Newsletter - 16 November 2018

Celebrating Three Years Over Nevada!
Three years ago, we released the DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range map. Since then, it exited Early Access and has received many updates, including a massive one two years ago that included 14 new airfields; new towns and cities; additional landmarks; and expanded, detailed texture area. Just as important, the map has been home to a huge amount of content that includes numerous missions and 10 campaigns. The Nevada map has provided a very interesting blend of desert aerial combat in the form of Red Flag Campaigns, Weapons Training, and Aggressors Training, with “fun” flying through Las Vegas, the Hoover Dam and other interesting locations.

We’re happy to present to you this new Nevada map video that celebrates three years of Nevada flying!

Find the map here.

DCS: F-14 by Heatblur Simulations Available for Pre-Order on Steam with 10% Discount
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The Grumman F-14 Tomcat was a two-crew, variable geometry, maritime air superiority fighter that served with the US Navy for 32 years and continues to serve with the IRIAF in Iran. The F-14 was the US Navy’s frontline fighter from the 1970s until the mid-2000s. Over the course of its long service life it also became the US Navy’s premier precision ground-attack platform and lone airborne reconnaissance asset.

Outstanding features of the aircraft are the swing-wing configuration, crew of two, and the powerful AN/AWG-9 Weapons Control System (WCS) and radar. The AWG-9 allows employment of the powerful AIM-54 Phoenix air to air missile while the LANTIRN pod allows the ability to carry out precision ground strikes using laser guided bombs. The F-14 Tomcat was present during many pivotal historic moments such as the two Gulf of Sidra incidents, Operation Desert storm in Iraq, the conflict in Yugoslavia, Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom. It was also immortalized in the iconic motion picture, Top Gun, and starred in several other feature films including The Final Countdown, Executive Decision, and others.

DCS World 2.5 Update
Due to some issues we wish to resolve in the Open Beta before moving it to the Release version, there will be no update to the Release version this week. For next week though, on 21 November, we plan to include the following in the new Open Beta:

  • Corrected Hornet radar break-lock, elevation scanning, and ACM modes.
  • Integration of radar lock data onto the JHMCS for the Hornet.
  • Addition of infrared-guided AGM-65 Mavericks for the Hornet.
  • Corrected CLIMB function for the Hornet FPAS page.
  • Corrected remaining AGM-65E errors.
  • Updated Hornet Early Access Guide.
  • Updated Persian Gulf map with additions of Kish Island airfield, Al Bateen airfield, Lavan Island airfield, Bandar-e-Jask airfield, Abu Dhabi International Airport, Sas Al Nakheel airfield, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, and the Yas Viceroy with Formula 1 racetrack.
  • Continued tuning and improvements to the MiG-29 flight and engine model.


Super cool.


Wouldn’t this require some sort of ATFLIR pod with display on the DDI?


They’re already in. The Hornet can’t self lase currently.

Edit: I could swear i read LMAV. Never mind me. :innocent:


IR Mavs have their own sensor display, like seen in the A-10C module, not as good as the ATFLIR pod, but will get the job done for now.


Awesome! Really looking forward to being able to go for targets at a distance without requiring the assistance of others to get the job done!


I wouldnt recommend this mod to get them working, but you can see here that people managed to, so you get a peek at the DDI screen. In Open Beta they are really rough, so even if you get them working, they might not work, or cause crashes, etc.


Havent had much trouble with them like crashes or so. Did find them janky when it comes to locking on and slewing.

Looking forward to wednesdays’ patch!


Great, so now I have to look at that grayed out F-14 on my DLC list everytime I open DCS… :slight_smile:

Tremendous help for the anxiety…


Wow, people forget the A-10A used Mavs with no TPOD for decades…


Any different from how the Harrier uses them? I find them pretty easy to use there.


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Yup, poor mans TGP :slight_smile:


DCS World Autumn Sale Coming Wednesday!

Starting November 21st and lasting until December 2nd, get 50% on most DCS World modules!

The only exceptions include:

DCS: F/A-18C Hornet at 25% off
DCS: Persian Gulf Map at 25% off
UH-1H Argo Campaigbn at 20% off
DCS: SA342 Gazelle at 15% off

Get these deals starting this Wednesday at: https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.co…

Of note, this is our first separate sale of the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet outside of a bundle deal.


That explosion in the first 5 seconds represents my wallet I guess. :slight_smile:

For those that can’t work youtube, 50% off everything, with Hornet/Persian Gulf at 25%.



Gonna re-buy the Huey. Never should have sold it…


I’m in for one. Maybe that jumpjet thing that everybody complains about isn’t finished.