It’s always been a part of the Mudspike vision to have regular community activities that bring us together, and I’d like to try one before the year is out. I’m currently shooting for a DCS World Fly-In the weekend of November 14 and 15.
The Mudspike DCS World Fly-In will be geared for all levels of experience and confidence:
Newcomers are welcomed and their questions will be patiently
answered, sometimes even by knowledgeable people.
More experienced folks can meet up with others to work on
multiple-ship operations, formations, etc.
Workshop sessions can be created for specific desires or needs:
intro to formation flying, radio navigation, A-10C LGB employment,
helicopter basics, specific missions, etc. Post below if you have a
specific request for a workshop.
There’s still a lot of coordination left to do, but if this goes anything like the Fly-Ins I’ve participated in before…
There will be at least one server running a mission any time, day or night, over the selected weekend. (Please PM me if you would be interested and available to host a DCS Server, either 1.2 or 1.5, for this Fly-In.)
There will be a wide selection of missions available, often with many
different aircraft slots available. Nobody should have to buy
any specific module just to join up, but remember that slots will be limited and available only on a first-come, first-serve basis!
Voice comms (Teamspeak 3) are strongly recommended, but not
I’ll try to get both DCS World 1.2 and 1.5 servers running at some
point during the Fly-In so folks who haven’t installed the Open Beta
can still enjoy the experience while others who want to play in the
new graphics engine will also get that chance.
As I get a sense of level of interest, I’ll create another post with more coordination details: server information, run-rules, mission schedules, workshop sign-ups, etc.
Please PM me if you’re interested and available to host a DCS Server (either 1.2 or 1.5) for this Fly-In.
Ahh! Another good reason to delay my resume updating!
Hee hee EP, you’re timing this right around a new release – just like old times. I’d say go with the latest released version, but am looking to install the 1.5 soon, Beta or not. My 250 GB SSD is down to 56 GB free though…
Q21: I can record single player flights, but when I’m flying in multiplayer, I can only see my aircraft. What is happening?
To prevent cheating, some hosts are disabling data export. You can either record your flight afterward by playing back the track file automatically generated by DCS World for each multiplayer flight in the \Saved Games\DCS\Tracks\ folder. Or you can ask the host to enable data export (see below).
Since it may have taken some time for your computer to join a multiplayer session, be patient while playing back the .trk file of a network flight: You will eventually see the objects appearing on the map after some time (that can take a minute).