DCS World Open Bèta uitgekomen

De heren en dames van Eagle Dynamics, de uitgever van  DCS World behoren absoluut tot de top als het gaat om passie en realisme. Hieronder vallen zeker de uitgebreide updates en toevoegingen voor deze sim, wekelijks zijn ze te downloaden op de Woensdag. En deze keer betreft het een heel grote update waarbij ook de externe partijen hun add-ons weer flink aangepakt hebben, extra respect voor uitgever HEATBLUR die hun F-14 A/B Tomcats wel heel veel extra’s hebben gegeven incl zelfs de uiterst gedetailleerde CV-59 Forrestal Aircraft Carrier (zie de onderstaande video), let vooral op de ultra realistische dek textures.



Introduced two new campaigns:

  • DCS: MiG-21bis Battle of Krasnodar Campaign by SorelRo
  • DCS: MiG-21bis Constant Peg Campaign by Bunyap

See in the DCS E-shop at Campaigns (digitalcombatsimulator.com)

DCS World

  • AIM-120 AMRAAM has received a separate INS (Inertial Navigation System) unit with datalink support. The missile seeker model has been completely revised. The radar dish now uses a realistically gyro stabilized gimbal that is controlled by the INS before target lock. An active missile seeker, like that in the AIM-120, will have its detection and tracking lock range based on physical calculations of noise and target signal ratio (which in turn depends on target RCS or ECM power and range). Target search and tracking is based on doppler velocity filtering (introduced realistic velocity gate), and the radar will search for a target near the target reference velocity provided by the INS. The guidance law was also updated. Missile seekers have received Kalman filters that estimate target motion parameters. The new guidance law accounts for target normal to LOS accelerations, possible target G-load growth rate, compensate for missile x-axis acceleration, and missile control system latency.
  • ME. Added indication of the Sun and Moon phases. Added a slider to quickly set the time of day. https://youtu.be/qpsPc9hInqU
  • ME. The Draw Tool has been added to annotate missions created in the Mission Editor. This includes lines, polygons, text, and icons. https://youtu.be/6fylCSBV5xA
  • CBU-87/103. Corrected distribution of bomblets depending on the burst altitude and spin RPM. Used a uniform distribution law.
  • CBU-87/97/103/105. FZU-39 fuse will only work when decreasing the CBU’s flight altitude. This will allow the use of CBU’s with a toss bombing, from a low altitude.
  • Fixed: H-6J launching YJ-12 and YJ-83K (thank snowywolf).
  • Fixed: Wingloong launching AKD-10.
  • Adjusted: H-6J, JF-17 AI engine thrust.
  • Updated: H-6J damage model.
  • NASAMS. Increased reload time to 7 min per missile.
  • EWR. GetDetectedTargets on EWR appears to have considerably shorter range than behavior suggests – corrected.
  • ME. Added the set of default options in the first waypoint in tasks CAP, CAS, Fighter Sweep, Intercept, Escort, SEAD, Ground Attack, Anti-ship, Pinpoint Strike, Runway attack.
  • ME. Added separate default options for planes and helicopters. Default options for helicopters will be added later
  • GUI. In the Controls panel, non-UI layer control changes are ignored if any UI layer control is changed at the same time – fixed.
  • AI. The plane falls under the runway when landing – fixed.
  • AI. Helicopters with RTB collide during landing approach – fixed.
  • AI. Helicopter collision when landing in parking spaces – fixed.
  • AI. Incorrect helicopter RTB on Bingo Fuel if runway is occupied – fixed.
  • ME. More meaningful Static Template loading error messages. If units will be overlapping, the offending units will be listed in the log.
  • SA-9. 9M31 missile, increased max lock range up to 13 km.
  • Electro Optics sensors. The lock range of the missile as target will depend on motor phase and overall IR signature of the missile.
  • ME. Added advanced waypoint option to force AIs to attack regardless of the chance of success.
  • Bombs will arm 2 seconds after release. This will eliminate the possibility of detonation under the aircraft in some cases.
  • Su-25T. Added six new instant action missions to the Mariana map.
  • AB250/AB500. Adjusted FM, targeting data and operation sequence.
  • Fighter AI. Adjusted the formation mechanism to prevent fighters from making large and abrupt maneuvers when reforming.
  • ME. AH-1. Added to Jordan.
  • EW radar will not detect parked helicopters.
  • ME. Added Field Artillery tactical signs for NATO and RU coalitions.
  • SAMs. For short-range air defense, the target lock stage before launch has been restored. Now the air defense will work as standard in three stages: search, lock and launch.
  • ME. All liveries to be available to Joint task force red and blue.
  • MP. Clients could spawn on occupied parking – fixed.

DCS: F/A-18C Hornet by Eagle Dynamics

  • Completed Auto-Throttle Control (ATC) Approach Mode. https://youtu.be/PMFWuFnb8WU
  • Improve Over-G damage.
  • RWR detection was limited to radar detection range – fixed.
  • Tuned coupled waypoint behaviour.
  • Fixed: AG Radar DBS mode: redesignation in “freezed” mode jumps in unknown direction if you change your flight direction.
  • Fixed: AZ/EL Page cursor control stops moving if the AXIS is used to take elevation beyond the axis.
  • Fixed: ZTOD or LTOD and press ENT while the scratchpad is blank should create an error.
  • Fixed: If position mode is POS/AINS, UPDT option should not be displayed.
  • Fixed: BDU-45 Laser Guided – Not firing laser.
  • Fixed: SA-2 and SA-5 SAMs not showing in HARM H1 filter.
  • Fixed: Failed auto bomb release after using HARM PLBK mode.
  • Fixed: Simultaneously moving the gear and entering A/A mode will jam all A/A weapons.
  • Fixed: HARM (TOO) can not see search radars when they are late activated.
  • Fixed: Nose strut extends and compresses too much when hooking up to the catapult.
  • Fixed: AG Radar shows box around player at ~135nm.
  • Fixed: AZ/EL values for elevation and azimuth in STT.
  • Fixed: Missile launched from twin pilon launches form different rails for master and clients.
  • Fixed: LTD/R mouse click behaviour.
  • Fixed: Harpoon programs can be stepped using the blank OSB button.
  • Fixed: RTS from ACM leaves boxed ACM pushbutton.
  • Fixed: Difference between using TOT to TGT WYPT TGT and WPDSG.
  • Fixed: Page 187 ICLS information was incorrect.
  • Fixed: 1 Look is entering MEM mode when maneuvering.
  • Fixed: SA page not showing head and tail of waypoint.

DCS: F-16C Viper by Eagle Dynamics

  • Added Ground Map (GM) and Sea (SEA) modes for Air-to- Ground Radar. https://youtu.be/JenH3nam0xY
  • Completed Bullseye. https://youtu.be/za6w4LToMSA
  • Added HMCS Align page. https://youtu.be/6qmf7dwF0ZQ
  • Added HMCS DED Display page. https://youtu.be/6qmf7dwF0ZQ
  • Tuned wind accounting in the flight model.
  • Added CBU-103 to available payloads.
  • Improve Over-G damage.
  • Fixed: Range Scale Select Errors.
  • Fixed: RWR detection was limited to radar detection range.
  • Fixed: Antenna elevation impossible to control when assigned to an axis.
  • Fixed: Selective Jettison (S-J) doesn’t save when switching pages.
  • Fixed: Tail strike sparks happen too early.
  • Fixed: DL DED Page – only second letter of name can be changed.
  • Fixed: Steering cue jitter at post AIM-120 launch.
  • Fixed: CMDS setting bingo for flares erases chaff value.
  • Fixed: TMS Right behaviour when in SAM mode.
  • Fixed: Aircraft requires roll trim in crosswind.
  • Fixed: DED MODE logic Inverted.
  • Fixed: S-J mode could get stuck.

DCS: Mi-24P Hind by Eagle Dynamics

    • Added 9M120 Ataka “AT-9 Spiral-2” ATGM in three versions:
      • 9M120 – variant with tandem HEAT warhead.
      • 9M120F – variant with HE warhead for use against soft targets and light armor.
      • 9M220O – variant for use against air targets. It is equipped with a proximity fuse (4 meters).

Ataka missiles do not require any changes to the weapon systems, they can be used instead of AT-6 Shturm missiles in the same positions and with the same methods. AT-9 Ataka has a slightly longer optimal range of 6 Km.

  • KM-2 magnetic declination system compensation implemented.
  • Petrovich AI: menu open/close sound added.
  • Petrovich AI: added ME option for limiting air targets tracking ability.
  • Petrovich AI: additional functionality for ATGM added: as Pilot-Commander Short Right press will cycle the next type of ATGM that will be launched. Crew remembers which missiles were placed on which stations.
  • Added: External nose AoA vanes animation and effect.
  • Added: Cockpit shake implemented.
  • Added: Pilot-operator PKI aiming sight implementation.
  • Added: Trimmer sounds improvement.
  • Added: KMGU container model and animation improvements.
  • Added: Main cannon shell casings animation.
  • Added: Horizontal stabilizer animation.
  • Improved: Input naming optimizations.
  • Improved: Pilot-Operator ATGM guidance unit view “helper” arrow default position moved below center.
  • Fixed: Muzzle flash effect interchange between main cannon and GuV gunpods.
  • Fixed: ZPU-24 input command missing.
  • Fixed: Embark/Disembark not an allowed task in Mission Editor.
  • Fixed: ARK-15 switch has an incorrect frequency switching step (operator).
  • Fixed: SAU-V24 additional fix for trim procedure.
  • Fixed: Missiles still show as “on station” indicated even if the wing is detached.
  • Fixed: Key map for gears up/down added to Pilot-Operator.
  • Fixed: Lights flicker.

DCS: A-10C Warthog, A-10C II Tank Killer by Eagle Dynamics

  • Steady/Chopped tones will work normally with the gear down.
  • HOTAS Warthog- fixed conflicts in rudder trim commands for Easy Flight mode.
  • MRC corrected.
  • WP smoke marker duration corrected to 40 seconds.

DCS: Mosquito FB VI by Eagle Dynamics

  • Engine sounds update.
  • Added kneeboard images.
  • Improvement to parameters of T1154/R1155.
  • Added visible internal structure to wings when damaged.
  • Fix to unwanted movements to and from gunsight when the airplane experiences electrical issues.
  • Fix to the engine cut-out controls.
  • Cut-out controls are spring-loaded now.
  • Airplane now starts with the RPM lever full forward.
  • Improvements to the 3D model of cockpit:
    • added realtime reflections.
    • fixed stick control rods animation.
    • texture on the gun switch cover is improved.
  • Reworked outer tanks fill-up procedure to try to maintain equal distribution when partially filled.
  • Reworked fueling procedure to work with defueling (same for all WWII airplanes).
  • Engine fuel starvation tuned.
  • Identification lamp order is fixed.
  • Removed Take-Off assist as it doesn’t work for this aircraft

DCS: FW 190A-8 Anton and FW 190D-9 Dora by Eagle Dynamics

  • WGr. 21 is now fired in salvo only.
  • Reworked WGr. 21 tube jettison procedure.
  • WGr-21 derivation is set to 40 mils or 2 deg right.

DCS: P-47D Thunderbolt by Eagle Dynamics

  • Fixed rocked distributor not receiving failure notifications.

DCS: F-86F Sabre by Eagle Dynamics

  • Fix the Engine sound position for the cockpit.

DCS: F-5E Tiger II by Eagle Dynamics

  • The damage model has been improved. Now the plane can be broken if the permitted overload is exceeded.

DCS: F-14 Tomcat by Heatblur Simulations

  • NEW: Added CV-59 Forrestal Aircraft Carrier – an accurate and realistic representation of an 80’s era Forrestal, currently with standard DCS carrier capabilities, including:
    • A highly detailed and accurate visual model.
    • Catapulting and arresting wire systems.
    • Night lighting in various running modes.
    • Elevators and hangar parking for AI.
    • 12 parking spots + 4 active catapult spawn locations.
    • Point defence and Sea Sparrow defensive armament.
      • Known issues: The ship currently lacks a visual damage model (WIP).
  • NEW: added a set of new static carrier vehicles created for the Forrestal for mission creators:
    • Added MD-3 Mule (Early) carrier tow/huffer.
    • Added HS-60 Forklift (Early) small aircraft carrier forklift.
    • Added CV-59 Large Forklift.
    • Added NS-60 Deck Tilly Crane.
  • NEW: JESTER LANTIRN – a large upgrade to JESTER AI allowing for full control and use of the LANTIRN targeting pod and bombing systems:
    • Fully usable LANTIRN from the JESTER command window in both Singleplayer and Multiplayer.
    • Including all LANTIRN subfunctions, QWP, QDES, QSNO, QHUD, etc.
    • Ability to control JESTER (auto-)designation, laser usage, bhot/whot, area track and more.
    • Ability to let JESTER search for specific target types, like armor, SAM, ships, aircraft and more.
    • Ability to use QEYEBALLS and QDIRECT Head Control to steer the LANTIRN camera in real time.
    • JESTER will look at QMAPMARKER if created in F10 (and desired).
    • Ability to switch between TCS and LANTIRN.
    • JESTER will talk the player on to the target, including release queues, corrections in azimuth, countdowns and more.
    • JESTER awareness and LANTIRN preparation and operation based on situation (HUD mode = A2G, LANTIRN pod equipped, unit captured, etc.).
    • Ability to change laser codes and buddy lase.
    • JESTER core-functions like human limitations, mistakes etc. included.
    • With over 1.000 new JESTER voice calls recorded.
  • NEW: Added back lighted Digital Engine Instrument Group (EIG) to the F-14B, replacing the original F-14A tape gauges.
  • NEW: New Engine malfunctions added to Mission Editor.
  • INST test fixes and upgrades:
    • EGT INST test – Indications will drive to maximum readings for 5 seconds and decrease afterwards to the specified test indications until the 15-second test is finished.
    • Engine Stall/Over Temperature warning sound is now activated during the test
    • Indication of the F-14A engine instruments adjusted to its proper readings during the test.
    • All Fuel Quantity Indicator tapes and bars indicate now 2,000 pounds during the test.
  • NEW: Added fully voiced LANTIRN Showcase mission “Training Day” for Quickstart and Singleplayer (F-14A, Caucasus map).
  • NEW: Added 8x F-14A/B LANTIRN Quickstart missions to Marianas, NTTR, PG and Syria maps.
  • NEW: Added mission editor functions for a better implementation of the JESTER-AI in scripted mission environments, through the addition of “x:set command with value”:
    • 10009: value 1 = disables JESTER LANTIRN auto designate; value 0 = enables default.
    • 10010: value 1 = silences JESTER; value 0 = lets him talk again.
    • 10011: value 1 = disables JESTER: value 0 = enables him again.
    • 10012: value 0.01-0.99/1.00 = JESTER tracks target with unit name LantirnTarget01 – LantirnTarget99/LantirnTarget100; value 0 = returns to normal operations. (Exclusive with any previous 10012 or 10013 commands.)
    • 10013: value 0.01-0.99/1.00 = JESTER tracks zone with zone name LantirnZone01 – LantirnZone99/LantirnZone100; value 0 = returns to normal operations. (Exclusive with any previous 10013 or 10012 commands.)
    • 10014: Jester will try to designate the point or object under the LANTIRN cross (for example you can put a LantirnZone01 over a bridge and have him designate it).
  • Major flight model accuracy and simulation improvement effort – we’ve been working closely with our main SME for several months to perfect the F-14’s handling and performance characteristics, and have now merged in the first set of work in progress changes:
    • Updated stores drag while mounted to the aircraft to correlate more closely with drag index data from performance manual and the aerodynamic benefits of mounting stores in the “tunnel”.
    • Updated flap and gear drag effects.
    • Updated flap deploy rate.
    • Updated speedbrake drag.
    • Updated overall airframe drag.
    • Updated ram/spillage drag.
    • Updated inlet pressure recovery at extremes of the flight envelope.
    • Fixes to stabilizer shift when activating DLC.
    • Increased spool down response to power reductions on both engines.
    • Fixed automatic maneuvering device deployment schedule.
    • Updated F-110 performance – required after airframe drag changes.
    • Updated TF-30 performance – required after airframe drag changes.
    • Slightly increased stabilizer travel.
    • Improved Yaw SAS effectiveness.
    • Slightly increased differential stabilizer roll power.
    • Static stability adjustments.
    • Adjusted gear pitch effect behavior.
    • Adjusted flaps pitch effect behavior.
    • Adjusted spoiler pitch effect behavior.
    • Adjusted pitch with power.
    • Adjusted TF30 mach lever RPM schedule.
    • Adjusted misc lateral-directional handling/behavior.
    • Adjusted longitudinal handling/behavior.
  • Added HSD Heading and Course Knob keybind.
  • Fuel Quantity Indicator gauges now will not move unless electrical power is provided.
  • Adjusted F-14 collision model to better account for wings overswept.
  • AN/ALR-67 threat database updated to version RBA1: added Forrestal as FL, 19JS as TS, and SA-5 as 5.
  • Fixed COMPASS panel SYNC indicator needle showing reversed direction.
  • COMPASS panel SYNC indicator needle won’t deflect when syncing is disabled by the accelerometer.
  • Show TID scan pattern elevation coverage by range to TID cursor when shown (for F-14B and newer F-14A).
  • Use a more specific missile prefix on F-14B and newer F-14A for AIM-7 and AIM-54 on TID: PH/PHC for A vs C models, and 7F/7M/7H for sparrows.
  • Ignore doppler aspect upper/lower filters for PD-STT mode.
  • Fix doppler filter logic for upper and lower aspect switch bounds to ignore own speed.
  • Fix for PD surface targets not being ignored.
  • Fix for TID target aspect angle.
  • Fixed Zuni Rocket release sounds.
  • Synchronized weapon release sounds in multicrew.
  • Fixed Quickstart.lua reversion issues (all missions will now show again).
  • Fixed Campaign COOP missions being accidentally removed from the Missions/Multi folder.
  • Changed all Case1 non-SC Quickstart missions to USS Forrestal.
  • Replaced USS Stennis in several SP missions with the USS Forrestal (thank you Grimes!).
  • Several fixes to NTTR and Marianas Quickstart missions.
  • Fix extra 9L instead of 9M on some F-14B predefined loadouts with a mix of 9L/9M.
  • Fix predefined loadouts on F-14A variants: AIM-54A-MK47*2, AIM-7F*1, AIM-9L*4, XT*2.
  • Added VF-11 AE101 1988, VF-11 AE 103 1988 and VF-11 AE106 1988 by LanceCriminal86. Thank you!
  • Added VF-31 AE200 1988 and VF-31 AE204 1988 by LanceCriminal86 and Shmoo42. Thank you!

DCS: C-101 Aviojet by AvioDev

  • C-101CC: fixed sight depression wheels clickability..
  • Added two quickstart missions (C-101EB and C-101CC) for Marianas map.
  • Fixed a conflict that made the air vent move the mirror.
  • Updated several weapon descriptions in Mission Editor.
  • Fixed NAV and VERT warning flags of C-101CC HSI, which were interchanged.

DCS: JF-17 by Deka Ironwork Simulations

  • Added: AG radar MAP freeze mode.
  • Added: AG radar designated SPI symbol
  • Added: more keybindings.
  • Updated: in AG radar EXP/DBS1/DBS2 mode, pilot can slew TDC to change scan sector/patch continuously.
  • Fixed: AA radar contact bug/lock distance issue.
  • Fixed: AG radar SP/SLV button function.
  • Fixed: AG radar AGR mode for CCIP
  • Fixed: engine flame-out due to smoke.

DCS: AV-8B N/A by RAZBAM Simulations

  • Fixed: Magnetic Ground Track not being calculated correctly.
  • Fixed: Waypoint numbers When inserting in TOO
  • Fixed: SA3 mis-identified as SA2 on RWR
  • Fixed: DME is slant range in AG Master mode when it should be linear range
  • Fixed: TPOD Modes when undesignating.
  • Fixed: Cannot select EHSD-entered TGT for JDAM absolute release
  • Fixed: COURSE LINE abeam distance bug
  • Fixed: CAS page RCALL subpage superposed Tgt Text
  • Fixed: WO/S RANGE not displaying in UFC

DCS: MiG-19P by RAZBAM Simulations

  • Fixed: Radar scope scale not visible.

DCS: SA-342 Gazelle by Polychop Simulations

  • Fixed: Trim not working.
  • Fixed (partially): Laser rangefinder. Did not return accurate distance to vehicles and certain terrain features. Still improving detection of statics.
  • Fixed: Altitude hold autopilot mode was defective.
  • Fixed: Viviane camera tracking angles could go out of bounds
  • New: Sand filter (particle separator) is now simulated.

DCS: WWII Assets Pack by Eagle Dynamics

  • Fixed AI crewman’s health stutter at 20% on the first shot.
  • Removed barrel blow effects for WWII units.
  • Added new units:
    • 105mm M2A1 towed field howitzer
    • Pak40 anti-tank gun
    • 10.5cm leFN field howitzer
    • Sd.Kfz. 124 Wespe self-propelled gun

DCS: Combined Arms by Eagle Dynamics

  • Fixed first round without firing solution for the SPAAG.
  • Fixed firing on maximum range for T-155 Firtina.
  • Fixed the M1A2 M2 MG getting stuck on the commander’s sight.
  • Reload time of the SAM SA-8 Osa “Gecko” is set to 5 minutes.
  • Fixed display fonts for CA.
  • Fixed missing LAV-25 sight.
  • New indication of readiness to fire for VAB Mephisto.
  • Reload time of SAM NASAMS has been changed to 7 minutes for 1 missile.
  • Fixed liveries for Challenger 2.

DCS: Marianas by Eagle Dynamics

  • Added nine new islands that extend 600 km north of Saipan. Anatahan, Sarigan, Guguan, Alamagan, Pagan, Agrihan, Asuncion, Maug, and Farallon de Pajaros.
  • Added a new, non-paved airfield on Pagan island.
  • Improved seabed elevation map.
  • Added breaking waves.
  • New unique buildings:
    • Fiesta Resort & Spa.
    • Paradise hotel Saipan.
  • Improvements to non-realistic curves of roads and terrains.
  • Andersen AFB – If a single runway is blocked, aircraft will not use an open runway – fixed.


DCS: AV-8B Sky Warrior Campaign by Eagle86:

  • Mission 9. The allied column started an attack without permission, which led to the failure of the mission. Fixed.
  • Minor adjustments to AI behavior across all missions.

DCS: F/A-18C Raven One Сampaign by Baltic Dragon:

  • Mission 14: fixed problem with scoring that caused the campaign to move back one step.

The Enemy Within 3.0 Campaign by Baltic Dragon:

  • Mission 12: fixed issue with Lotus taking off in the wrong direction.

Spitfire IX The Big Show Campaign by Reflected Simulations:

  • Added second campaign on the Channel map
  • AI attack avoidance overridden
  • Mission 7 Channel map version added

P-51D: The Blue Nosed Bastards of Bodney Campaign by Reflected Simulations:

  • AI attack avoidance overridden

Bf 109 K-4 Jagdflieger Campaign by Reflected Simulations:

  • AI attack avoidance overridden

DCS: Fw 190 A-8 Horrido! Campaign by Reflected Simulations:

  • AI attack avoidance overridden

DCS: P-47D Wolfpack Campaign by Reflected Simulations:

  • AI attack avoidance overridden

DCS: F-14A Zone 5 Campaign by Reflected Simulations:

  • Jester automatic silencer triggers added where needed
  • Airfield equipment update
  • AI skills adjusted

DCS: F-14A Fear the Bones Campaign by Reflected Simulations:

  • Deck equipment update

DCS: Mi-8MTV2 Crew Part 1 Campaign by Stone Sky:

  • Mission2: Fixed landing on WP1

F-15C The Georgian War Сampaign by Baltic Dragon:

  • Mission 10: fixed issues with AI taxiing at the mission startF/A-18C Serpent’s Head 2 by Badger633

    •    Missions 4. AI Cobra helos crashing into each other, fixed.
    •    Missions 6 and 7. Radio note added in case ATC radio does not recognise pilot has already landed. 

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