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DCS news 29/12/17
« on: December 29, 2017, 08:06:42 PM »
Some great news from DCS if you haven't seen it yet -below is some of it -but best go to ED's forums to peruse it in full if into the FA-18. Looking forward to the Hind -if it's delivered this year as 'promised' ...

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

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.

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Re: DCS news 29/12/17
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2017, 09:20:06 AM »
An interesting time for sure. Looking forward to the Hornet and Tomcat - more carrier OPS. :-)

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Re: DCS news 29/12/17
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2017, 10:51:37 AM »
If you've not seen it and might be interested, ED are doing a live-stream today 31/12/17 at 16:00gmt.

https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?p=3339588#post3339588

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Re: DCS news 29/12/17
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2017, 08:42:48 PM »
Live stream (I watched it later) was good -flight in the F/A-18 over new Caucasus map. Scenery is a big improvement, everything is better and more real looking.

Though I am not likely to get the '18 -I was impressed by the model -it even has wing-flex, which really does look good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmRGut0lXmE
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Re: DCS news 29/12/17
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2018, 06:43:15 AM »
Wow, F/A-18 looks fantastic - can hardly wait!
Happy New Year all!
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Re: DCS news 29/12/17
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2018, 02:44:46 PM »
Impressed! Especially with the performance.

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Re: DCS news 29/12/17
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2018, 10:59:53 PM »
2.5 by the end of January  .... but what year !  Seems we've heard this all before ... lol. Fingers crossed.

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Re: DCS news 29/12/17
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2018, 11:32:37 AM »
They probably could have released earlier but Boris decided to send his troops on leave. Unbelievable!

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Re: DCS news 29/12/17
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2018, 03:44:41 AM »
So typical of Boris....