DCS Newsletters

We used to do this as individual topics, but I guess it makes sense to collect them up and discuss en-masse.

DCS Newsletter - 6th October 2017


Looks like some DCS WWII asset pack additions and an update to the Normandy map.

They are still waiting for my F-5 purchase before doing the Harrier preorder :wink:

Well then get on with it. Buy!

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DCS Weekend News - 13th October 2017


The Autumn Sale - with up to 50% off most modules.

Plus first time Normandy maps has been on sale I think?

well, to be honest. Buying Normandy and the assets pack seperatly is currently about $3 cheaper than the usual price for the combo. The combo isn’t discounted at all. If you’re looking for some new vistas to fly in on your 2.X install, normandy is great. But for any worthwile WW2 expierence you’re gonna need both.

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Some images

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DCS Newsletter - 22 December 2017


DCS World Winter Sale - 50% off pretty much everything.

DCS: F/A-18C Hornet, Episode 3: Preflight, Startup, Taxi and Takeoff 4K Video

DCS: AV-8B Night Attack S/VTOL Released on Steam

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Happy Holidays!
We at Eagle Dynamics would like to wish you all a wonderful holiday and a great 2018! 2017 has proved to be a great year for DCS World with the release of several great modules like the Normandy 1944 Map, the updated Su-33, the AV-8B Night Attack V/STOL, the AJS-37 Viggen, many fantastic campaigns, new objects and units for the DCS World maps like the World War II AI units, the NS 430, improvements to the mission editor and VR, and many, many more.

We and our partners plan even bigger and better things for 2018 to include:
DCS World 2.5 by the end of January
DCS: F/A-18C Hornet
DCS: Strait of Hormuz Map
DCS: F-14 Tomcat
DCS: JF-17
DCS: MiG-19
DCS: Mi-24P Hind
DCS: F-4E Phantom II
DCS: Bo-105
C-101CC variant for the DCS: C-101 module
DCS: Yak-52
DCS: I-16
DCS: Christen Eagle II
New aircraft carriers
Other new maps and continued updates to our existing maps
Several other unannounced projects
We will also be working on improvements to clouds, explosions with improved proximity damage, virtual reality, spotting system, network play, Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR), air-to-air missiles, and performance optimization with the inclusion of the Vulkan API. In parallel, we will continue to support and improve our existing modules.
With the pending release of DCS World 2.5 which will unify our projects and several exiting new modules, we see 2018 as being a great year to be a DCS World fan!

DCS World Winter Sale Continues
Our DCS World Winter sale will be ending on 3 January at 0900 GMT. During this sale, get great savings on the following:
60% off
DCS: A-10C Warthog
DCS: Black Shark 2
DCS: Flaming Cliffs 3
DCS: Combined Arms
DCS: C-101
F-15C for DCS World
Su-27 for DCS World
Su-33 for DCS World
50% off on all other modules.

Please find these great savings at:

Project Updates
We’d also like to take this time to update you on a few of our projects:

DCS World 2.5
Work is going well with all content complete and all blocking bugs resolved! Work though continues on tuning the map and updating paid campaigns that need to be adjusted for the map changes. This primarily entails moving units out of the many new forested areas on the map. We want this move to DCS World 2.5 to be as bug-free as possible.

We have the holiday season fast approaching in Russia, and we need to give our staff time with their loved ones.

Given this, we will be releasing DCS World 2.5 by the end of January 2018. This is not an estimate, this is a promise.

DCS World 2.5 will be released as a new download (NOT an update to an existing version).
Modules under DCS World 1.5 and 2.2 will not need to be re-downloaded or activated. Just do not uninstall DCS World 1.5 and DCS World 2.2 Open Alpha prior to installing DCS World 2.5 Stable, as 2.5 will copy the modules over from 1.5 and 2.2. This should greatly reduce the amount of time to update to DCS World 2.5.

Any files in your Users/Saved Games folder will not be affected.
Movement of DCS World 2.5 would then soon follow to Steam.

DCS: F/A-18C Hornet
We and Belsimtek have been working long hours to bring the Hornet to an Early Access release state. Over the past few months, a lot of our time has been devoted to modeling the many fundamental systems that comprise the aircraft like the engines, fuel, electrical, hydraulic, flight control system, and many others. We are now starting to see the fruits of this labor, as evidence of the recent Hornet preflight, startup, taxi, and takeoff videos.

Before we can release the Early Access version though, there are several important features we need to implement:
Weapon HUD modes
Moving map
Radar Warning Receiver (RWR)
Inertial Navigation System for Waypoints
Flight Model
Further development of the air-to-air radar
Integration of new weapons
Improve some of the cockpit art, display fonts, and HUD projection effect
Once these items are completed, we plan to release the Hornet into Early Access and we believe it will be an amazing experience!

For Hornet news, please consult our FAQ and our Mini-Updates.

DCS: Strait of Hormuz Map

Our next combat theater map will be the Strait of Hormuz. All of the fundamental work on this map is complete and we are not tuning the elevation mesh, textures, and cleaning up bugs. We expect to release this map in the not-to-distant future and we believe it will be a great home for the Hornet and carrier operations!

DCS: Yak-52
As mentioned in an earlier newsletter, this will be an entertainment version of the Yak-52 we are developing for a commercial client. The Yak-52 will launch our new technology for radial engine dynamics which will provide a very realistic engine performance and management. This will be an extremely detailed and realistic simulation of the Yak-52 that will teach by-the-book training and aerobatics. Work is going very well and we are now focusing on the instrumentation and tuning the flight dynamics.

We’re sure this will be a great lead-in aircraft for new DCS World players and provide a great progression of Russian combat aviation.

Happy holidays,
The Eagle Dynamics Team


DCS is going to eat all of my gaming budget. about 250E for the modules, a good 100 for a new SSD to put it all on…

Hind… Phantom… drooooool :smiley:

It’s going to be a very good year!

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Latest one here, and this one closed to prevent confusion:

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