DCS 2.5 Update Thread

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#1898

DCS: F-14 Tomcat Available on 13 March 2019 and Other News

Eagle Dynamics Loyalty Program
Following a lengthy client satisfaction review of our existing Bonus Program, we are delighted to announce the new DCS World Loyalty Program. This will replace the Bonus Program and will provide a simpler way to earn rewards and more freedom to use them!

ED Miles are similar in many ways to airline miles and can be earned/awarded and used as follows:

  • Regardless if a product has just been released, is already on sale or in pre-purchase, you will always earn ED Miles on the price you paid for the purchase. For each purchase, you will earn 10% of the Purchase Price in ED Miles. As an example: if you purchase something for USD 29.99 you will be awarded 2990 ED Miles worth USD 2.99 on the DCS World e-Shop.
  • You can use ED Miles to purchase any product participating in the program, regardless if they are just released, already on sale, or as a pre-purchase!
  • There is no limit on the number of ED Miles you can use for a purchase. If you have enough ED Miles, you can even pay for an entire product just using ED Miles.
  • ED Miles earned are valid for three calendar years from the time of your last DCS World e-Shop purchase.
  • Existing Bonus points will expire in 2019 on a date to be confirmed.

Note that ED Miles cannot be redeemed for cash or any other conversion, and a list of 3rd parties participating in the program will be provided at launch.

DCS: F-14 Tomcat Coming Next Week
The F-14 Tomcat developed by Heatblur Simulations will be available next week on 13 March 2019 for both the DCS World e-Shop and Steam. Purchase now and take advantage of the pre-order discount; only a few days are left!

Purchase from DCS e-shop

New pre-launch video

The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is 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.

F14-350

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: Christen Eagle II Available on Steam
The Christen Eagle II by Magnitude 3 LLC is now available on Steam

The Christen Eagle II, which later became the Aviat Eagle II in the mid-1990s, is an aerobatic biplane aircraft that has been produced in the United States since February 1977.

Christen-Eagle-2_350

Designed by Frank Christensen, a veteran WW2 P-51D pilot and aerobatic competitor, it was originally built to compete with the Pitts Special. You’ll find that the Eagle is hard to beat in terms of flying excitement and adventure, and yet the ease of control allows even average pilots to feel like masters of aerobatics.

Dare to fly like a true eagle, whether you are learning to fly, or you are an experienced pilot. Inside this powerful aerobatic beauty, you can enjoy solo aerobatics, do tight formation flying, graze the landscape sightseeing, or speed race down the track. You can even teach other people to fly. The smoke system allows you to visualize your stunts for yourself and other viewers. To extend the Eagle’s prowess in DCS, we implemented an internal and external light system which will keep you safe day and night, and a simple autopilot which will allow you to grab your favorite drink while your aircraft safely levels and awaits your return.

Sincerely,
The Eagle Dynamics Team


#1899

While the F-14 will obviously take most of the attention this week, keep in mind a few other tidbits are fragged for this update as well:

This, of course, is assuming they haven’t been pushed back.


#1900

Introduced DCS F-14 Tomcat by Heatblur Simulations

DCS World

  • ME. Corrected an enabling checkbox of Sand storm setting.
  • Scripts. Fixed frequent crash with mission scripting - script trying to destroy aircraft when aircraft trigger some event.
  • AI KC-130 will not taxiing reverse after refueling.

DCS MiG-19 by RAZBAM

  • Fixed: wrong canopy released on ejection
  • Fixed: wrong seat on ejection
  • Fixed: gun arming switches not animated when using keybind
  • Fixed: Bombs release mode switch reversed
  • Fixed: RISU-4V "Radio/Radio Compass"switch function reversed
  • Fixed: Flight Manual
  • Fixed: Engine switches
  • Fixed: Fuel lamps issues
  • Fixed the engine RPM vs thrust spike issue between 9000 to 10000 RPM
  • Enabled: Rockets AUTO fire mode.
  • Cockpit internal illumination increased
  • Cockpit textures adjusted
  • External textures adjusted
  • Changed pilot to MiG-15 pilot after ejection
  • G-Suite effectiveness increased

DCS M-2000C by RAZBAM

  • Previous fixes now added:

-Weapon positions fixed

DCS AV-8B by RAZBAM

  • Previous fixes now added:

-Weapon positions fixed
-MPCD Transparency background fix
-KC-135 MPRS wingtip vortices position fixed
-Ground Proximity Warning System enabled

DCS C-101 by AvioDev

  • Added buffet vibration and sound, due to high angle of attack, high g-force or high airspeed.
  • Fixed refuelling and defuelling processes.
  • Solved issue with engine shutdown at high altitudes when moving throttle in a slightly abrupt way.
  • Added Force Feedback.
  • Fixed emergency fuel lever full travel. It now reaches the max position.

DCS F/A-18C

  • Switching DDI’s from left to right will not causes loss of contacts.
  • On the SA page, the TDC will always be displayed as priority and “over” other symbols.
  • SA TDC will be yellow color.
  • Fixed bug that can caused to ghost contacts on SA page in multiplayer.
  • SA page. Locked donor will be marked star symbol.
  • Only a contact determined as hostile (red, chevron), will have a diamond TD marker on the HUD.
  • Fixed uncommanded roll with crosswind.
  • Added HARM TD box on HUD.

DCS F-5E

  • Corrected some cockpit materials: radar indicator, gunsight glass, pilot textures.

DCS F-86F

  • Added chinese manual.

DCS MiG-15bis

  • Added chinese manual.

Flaming Cliffs

  • Su-33. Training lessons from Simon Pearson added.

Campaigns

  • L-39 Kursant campaign. Changed banking around targets.
  • Mi-8MTV2 Oilfield: 16th mission, place of emergency landing of 325th moved to the clean place.

Known Issues
F-14B_IA_Caucasus_Dance_of_the_Vampires.miz and F-14B_IA_PG_tour.miz are not working in current build.


#1901

EDIT: You beat me by seconds! :slight_smile:


#1902

Not that anyone will care, but looks like JDAM missed the update for hornet.


#1903

Dangit. Seven point five hours til I’m home and installing this.


#1904

And data card, oof

At least the uncommanded roll is fixed


#1905

I care! Just the other day, I was talking to @Franze about how much longer it takes for a GBU-31 to hit a target from 31,000ft vs a GBU-10. It’s almost a MINUTE.

Then I tried a MK82-AIR vs the JDAM and it was a much closer race, but the AIR lost.

I was hoping for a new JDAM flight model + Hornet access to it.


#1906

I mean I care also, but what i really meant was, the next time i fire the hornet up, it will probably have atflir and be systems complete…


#1907

And trying to escort F-111’s


#1908

No way bugs could keep up with pigs, and if they could, only for like 15 minutes.


#1909

But I liked the USAF guy…with no head. :grin:

非常感谢你 :slightly_smiling_face:

No Viggen KB fix? Or have I missed that one in my switching from the Stable version?


#1910

That would have been awesome, all by itself.
Maybe next round. We want it to be perfect.


#1911

That’ll probably be a while.


#1912

To be clear, this is the open beta only then? Release build doesn’t have it yet?


#1913

Yep, open beta only. The usual schedule is that next Wednesday the other branch gets updated to what is here today.


#1914

Except the open beta was already ahead of release, so now it’s two ahead. The MiG-19 never went to release, right?


#1915

I’d hoped (and maybe wrongly so) that the “while” between JDAM coming to the Bug compared to the Paveway LGBs would be that development time, and the reason why we’ve gone this long without them.

Maybe not a complete re-design, but even a tweak such that your JDAM isn’t decelerating as it falls like they currently do.

Currently, you could defend yourself from a JDAM with an industrial trampoline hahaha.


#1916

All-in-all, a great Open Beta update!

Lots of fixes and tweaks for the Mig-19! Some cool Hornet upgrades! A Chinese manual for the Mig-15!

…and some sort of Navy airplane. :wink:


#1917

https://forums.eagle.ru/showpost.php?p=3834970&postcount=143

Next open beta for the JDAM and other things…