DCS F-14 Tomcat Launch Impressions MEGATHREAD

Son of a tomcat…guess I need to download the open beta. Damn. Anyway to go from normal to beta with out a huge redownload?

I recommend @SkateZilla’s tool, but there is also a command line way to do it.
…we have it here… somewhere…


I saw the keybindings for it. You can fast forward and rewind :+1:

Excellent news gentlemen. I have seen the thread about his updater I’ll give it a go when I get home.

Thank you!

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Anyone will be up and flying in the next few hours?


I will be in the next 2hrs. For the next ten hours or so.

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Home in two hours. Flying in… maybe four if I behave myself?

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like still available for pre-order !? :slight_smile:

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Quick, pre-order it… :slight_smile:

I think @Wes already confirmed the Steam beta branch contains it, and the download is very quick via Steam.

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She sure likes to loft!

Got the hang of these landings now. You don’t put the bracket on the vector, but on the waterline instead.

much much better.


Oh dammit my backup joystick just died it seems.
It spikes horribly to full deflection, which is not something you want to do at mach 2 in a Tomcat, obviously.

I still tried the plane for a few minutes. Nicely done, and even performing OK on my low spec laptop it seems.

And man that plane loves to climb.


Steam is GO and FAST. Just like the Tomcat!

Yeah, wish there was a way to unify it like 1CGS did with Il-2 and Steam. Now I can DL the Il-2 patches there very fast but still buy on their site or Steam.

Wish we could do the same with DCS.

Can anyone advise if there is a “default” control layout made for the HOTAS Warthog? (Both seats) or is it going to have to be an all-manual configuration?

Holy F does this thing love to fly! it’s fast! it’s complicated! it’s temperamental. I’m in love. Head over heels.

It also loves me, look what I did after the carrier takeoff tutorial:


No idea what wire I caught, and jester told me ‘bolter bolter bolter’ after the fact, so it cant have been pretty but what the hey. I did it. I put it on the deck without breaking it, learning it or even knowing any procedure. Just flew it. :f14: :salute: :us:

It is preconfigured, but I had to do quite a bit of tweaking to get it right. You have plenty spare buttons so that’s cool.


Something like this ?


How to transfer keyless DCS modules purchased on STEAM?

Please note, all future DCS World DLC released on Steam from 12th May 2017 on will now use Steam Keys instead of Star-Force keys.

Here are some modules released on Steam after 12-May-2017:

DCS: M-2000C; DCS: Nevada map; DCS: Spitfire; DCS: AJS-37; DCS: Normandy map; DCS: WW2 Assets pack; DCS: Su-33; DCS: AV-8B Night Attack V/STOL; DCS: F/A-18C; DCS: Persian Gulf map
as well as many new campaigns starting from the Museum Relic campaign.

You always can find the date in the Steam store - Sort by Release date

These modules can be bound and activated on the DCS World e-shop version from the site.

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Sadly I still have one full GB to download… courtesy of my wife Laptop…

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I’m still doing birthday things so no rush