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If everything goes according to the plan, DCS World 2.0 (along with the Nevada Test and Training Range) should be released on Nov. 30



Key Features of DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range Map:

  • 366,000 sq. kilometres that covers portions of Nevada, Utah, Arizona and California.
  • Highly detailed modelling of Nellis Air Force Base, Creech Air Force Base, McCarran International Airport, and the Area 51 facility.
  • Hoover Dam and Lake Meade.
  • All VOR and VORTAC radio navigation beacons.
  • High resolution mesh and textures around the detailed airbases.
  • The entire NTTR airspace as well indication of all sub-ranges.
  • Las Vegas, Pahrump, Mesquite, Moapa, Indian Springs, Boulder City and other cities and towns in and nearby the NTTR. This also includes all major roads, railways, and power lines.
Note: Customers that purchased DCS: A-10C Warthog while it was in beta (prior to February 21st, 2011) will be provided this map for free!






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"In addition to the trees (...) telephone poles, power lines, light poles and everything else are collidable" (12:43 in the video, with an actual crash a bit latter) :)

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Can you still shoot and fly through trees?

Flying through trees on this map will quickly end your life. As for the other maps, as far as I know, tree's are still harmless.

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Flying through trees on this map will quickly end your life. As for the other maps, as far as I know, tree's are still harmless.

Aww that is a shame, I was hoping they would upgrade the old maps too....

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(...)at this time the Nevada map and the Black Sea map use two different evolutions of the terrain engine (T4 for Nevada and T3 for the Black Sea). We are still in the process of converting the Black Sea map to T4 which will allow both maps to co-exist in the same DCS version(...)



IIRC the lack of collidable trees on the Black Sea map was due to some engine limitations, it might change once it will be upgraded to "T4".

Still waiting for a definitive answer on this.


EDIT : Well, apparently the trees will remain uncollidable on the old map.

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It's here :)




The Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR) has the largest contiguous air and ground space available for peacetime military operations in the free world.

The NTTR land area includes simulated air defense systems, mock airbases, and several target ranges.

The NTTR was also used for nuclear testing. Today, it is home to RED FLAG and other military exercises that include countries from around the world.

The NTTR map for DCS World 2 includes Nellis AFB, Creech AFB and the infamous Groom Lake AFB (aka Area 51).

This map also includes the city of Las Vegas, McCarran International Airport, and Hoover Dam.



Be patient though. If your new to DCS you're looking at a ~40Gb download with speed ranging from a couple of Kb/s to a couple a Mb/s...

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oh, btw, this weekend is the 11th edition of VFAT :)





The Virtual Festival of Aerobatic Teams, short 'VFAT', is again hold in December, inviting demo teams around the globe to join up to do what they can do best - perform on the edge of doability in formation flying and solo performing.





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SA-342 Gazelle

Polychop Simulation just released their SA-342 Gazelle.

It's bundled with the NTTR map for only $65 (Until May 2nd) => if you have any interest in rotary wing aircraft, this is a super deal. The NTTR is by far the most detailled environement ever depicted in a flight sim, perfect for helos.


The version featured in DCS is the anti-tank version that is armed with four HOT 3 anti-tank guided missiles.

Later, free upgrades to this module will feature Gazelle versions armed with a GIAT machine gun, rocket pods, Mistral anti-aircraft missile, and sniper team in rear compartment.


Key features :

  • Accurate and highly detailed six-degrees-freedom (6DOF) cockpit and external model
  • Mouse interactive cockpit with authentic systems modeling
  • Fully modeled weapon system including weapons sight and HOT 3
  • Exciting and challenging campaign
  • Interactive training missions
  • AFM (Advanced Flight Model) that simulates all flight phases and characteristics of the Gazelle
  • Inclusive flight manual
  • Gazelle skins covering many countries


HOT missile demo



Mirage 2000-C

Razbam have released their Mirage 2000-C a few months ago


Key features :

  • Advanced flight model providing realistic performance and flight characteristics
  • Highly detailed 3D model and animations
  • Highly detailed and accurate 6 DOF cockpit with mouse-interactive controls
  • Realistic modelling of the aircraft systems including electrical, fuel, hydraulics, lighting, engine and navigation
  • High resolution 3D model and cockpit textures, including specular and bump mapping
  • Inflight programmable INS
  • Synthetic runway display on HUD
  • Realistic HUD and weapons systems including:
    • Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground cannon
    • Magic II and Super 530D Air-to-Air missiles
    • Matra rocket pods
    • CCIP and CCRP bomb delivery
  • Realistic afterburner and over-wing vapour effects
  • Numerous skins
  • Instant action, single, and training missions as well as a campaign
  • Training that includes interactive and video lessons.



DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range


The map is being enhanced with the addition of:

  • Tonopah Air Force Base
  • New casino/hotels in the Las Vegas strip
  • A number of airfields and landing strips in the central (detailed) portion of the map
  • The National Training Center (NTC)
  • Improved grass and ground clutter
  • Plus a host of minor improvements



Upcoming aircraft modules :



  • The external model is complete and includes several well-known color schemes.
  • The 3D cockpit is complete.
  • All aircraft systems are accurately simulated in high detail.
  • A new engine compressor model has been implemented based on accurate blade load calculations. The new model provides a very accurate simulation of compressor guiding unit functionality and an expanded range of engine operation modes (high and low compressor stalls and compressor operating in windmill mode).
  • The radar, optical sight, jettison system, gun use, launching of air-to-air missiles, air-to-ground rocket use, and flare and chaff countermeasures are integrated into the model and the aircraft's Weapon Control System (WCS). All the above-mentioned items are now operating as described in F-5E operations manuals.
  • The Professional Flight Model (PFM): operational range of altitude and airspeed, acceleration with various payloads and G loads (in sustained turns and at maximum angles-of-attack) are tuned based on available data of the flight dynamics of the real aircraft; the model behavior at critical angles-of-attack (stalling) and post-stall behavior (post-stall gyrations and spins) now match descriptions of the real aircraft.
  • Flight manual in Russian has been written.








Spitfire LF Mk.IX

Adjustment to the flight model of the Spitfire LF Mk.IX aircraft continue. As of late, most of our testing and refinements have focused on airframe, engine and propeller parameters in references to actual tests of the World War II aircraft at our disposal at The Fighter Collection.

Primary development on the flight dynamics is nearing completion and we believe you will be very happy with the results. We think it is our best work yet. Our efforts are now moving to the Hispano-Suiza HS.404 20 mm-caliber automatic cannons. These will include realistic ballistics for all main ammunition types used during WWII.





Upcoming Normandy map :

Development of the specially created "DCS: Normandy 1944" map for DCS World War II continues its development at a fast pace. Currently, the main effort is focused on airfields with different types of surfaces (a first for DCS World). For example: we are implementing SMT (Square Mesh Tracks) surfaces, which were widely used by the Allies for temporary airfields in Normandy following the landings. We are also developing the possibility to place airfields on the map using the Mission Editor (another first for DCS World).





Upcoming Strait of Hormuz map :




Screenshots from Bunyap's video :







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End of World War II in Europe Flash Sale

In May of 1945 the Second World War came to end in Europe. This is celebrated in Russia as Victory Day on 9 May and in Western Europe and the US on 8 May as Victory in Europe (VE) Day.

To commemorate the end of World War II in Europe, we are having a 30% off Flash Sale on most DCS World modules this weekend.

The exceptions to Flash Sale include the DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range map and DCS: SA342 Gazelle.


This Flash Sale will start on Friday, 06 May at 1500 GMT and last until Monday, 09 May at 1500 GMT.



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It looks like we'll be getting a major update for the Caucasus Map some time this year. New terrain mesh, possibly an extension of the map area and collidable trees. For once I welcome this kind of feature creep and the delays that go with it. I think every helicopter pilot will appreciate the new trees and higher terrain detail.

Right now I won't touch helis on the Black Sea map. Nevada simply looks much much better at low level.

There is more info on the map overhaul in this live stream VOD:

Also, there is a Summer Sale on right now with up to 50% off modules and some bundles:


Personally I'd recommend the Nevada Test and Training Range, L-39, the Mirage 2000C and the SA-342 Gazelle. These are my most flown modules right now. Especially the Gazelle is a lot of fun to fly and fight in (provided you have rudder pedals):

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The AJS-37 Viggen is coming to DCS soon!


" In one week, on 27 January 2017, we will launch the Early Access of DCS: AJS-37 Viggen by Leatherneck Simulations! Leatherneck has created this masterpiece for DCS World, and we believe it will wonderfully fill role as a strike and anti-ship platform."


"The AJS-37 Viggen is a Swedish double-delta supersonic attack aircraft from the late Cold War. It was the backbone of the Swedish Air Force during the Cold war, serving as the main attack and anti-ship platform. The AJS is the 90’s upgrade of this 70's era aircraft, adding several advanced weapons and systems functionalities. The aircraft was designed around the pilot, with an excellent man-machine interface, supporting the pilot through the smart use of autopilot systems, radar and HUD symbology in order to deliver the ordnance onto targets from treetop level with high speed attack runs.

The aircraft is armed with multiple weapon systems ranging from programmable stand-off weapons such as the RB-15F anti-ship missile to the BK90 Cluster munitions dispenser to various bombs, rockets and missiles for a wide range of target types. The aircraft can also carry gun pods and the Sidewinder series of infrared-guided missiles for air defense and self-protection purposes."


We have also included several new images of this lovely new module.
Leatherneck has also made a draft of the manual.
Pre-purchase the module now and save 20% before it’s released for Early Access: https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/shop/modules/viggen/




Nevada Map Weekend Bundle Deal Continues
Lasting until 30 January 2017 at 0900 GMT, we will be offering 40% on the following bundles that include the DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range map!

  • DCS: A-10C Warthog + DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range map
  • DCS: A-10C Warthog + DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range map + A-10C: 16-2 Red Flag Campaign
  • DCS: Bf 109 K-4 Kurfurst + DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range map
  • DCS: Combined Arms + DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range map
  • DCS: F-5E Tiger II + DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range map
  • DCS: F-5E Tiger II + DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range map + F-5E BFM Campaign
  • F-15C and Su-27 for DCS World + DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range map
  • F-15C and Su-27 for DCS World + DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range map + F-15C 16-2 Red Flag Campaign
  • DCS: F-86F Sabre + DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range map
  • DCS: Fw 190 D-9 Dora + DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range map
  • DCS: Black Shark 2 + DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range map
  • DCS: L-39 Albatros + DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range map
  • DCS Mi-8MTV2 + DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range map
  • DCS MiG-15bis + DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range map
  • F-15C 16-2 Red Flag Campaign + A-10C 16-2 Red Flag Campaign + DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range map
  • DCS P-51D Mustang + DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range map
  • DCS: UH-1H Huey + DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range map

Get your bundles here at: https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/shop/special_offers/

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That's a funny looking F18 :don11:

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I'm a big fan of DCS world stuff, I've played since the Flanker 1.0 days, one of the best combat flight sims out there, can't afford version 2.0 (Nevada) just now, as out of contract, but once I get some cash, it's a must have.

The Normandy map looks awesome, I wish they'd make a Mossie sim as well.

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On 26/01/2017 at 1:33 PM, road runner said:

The Normandy map looks awesome, I wish they'd make a Mossie sim as well.

Yeah, Normandy cannot come soon enough.

That last picture in my previous post is the Caen abbey, quite impressive.


In the meantime, the Swedish beauty is here :icon_biggrin:


A few pics taken this morning on the Aerobatic Online server:

























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Unofficial DCS Week Update 05 February 2017 (English version) 




DCS Update 2017-02-03

DCS World
Added F-5E-3 skins by winners of F-5E skin contest
Added updated Kilo class submarine
AI SAMs will not shooting to dead aircraf
Fixed bug that caused to AI wingmen not starting up in some missions
Fixed stuttering on loading new terrain area
Corrected cockpit shadows

DCS L-39
Turn Coordinator deflection corrected
Fixed GMK heading synchronization in multiplayer

MiG-29A/S collision model edited. MIG-29s will not explode on take off or landing.




DCS 2.0.5 changelog

Added support of DCS Spitfire IX.

DCS World
Added cargo name in status bar.
Helicopters. When track replays, helicopter "rudder trimmer" local settings will not apply. Only track settings will work.
Script Crash player with querying groups of Mi-8 and UH-1H will not bring crash.
FARP and cargo objects will be able to selecting and then viewed via the F10 map.
Ground units life in the trigger condition will correspond to lifebar indication.
Marker smoke of cargo unload zone will work at 2 km distance and closer.
Multiplayer. Server port can be reassigned in Multiplayer GUI.
VR. Tool tip box size corrected.
VR: Training mission helper cursor and highlight box will be visible.
Mission generator. Fixed error that appears with generating mission for some aircraft.
Fixed GUI error when using 'Nav. targets points' in ME.
Fixed GUI error when tried to change object type for object that already used in advanced task
Su-25T. Corrected payload with one jammer pod. Added second jammer pod.
Custom cockpit liveries now can be placed in C:\Users\<USERNAME>\Saved Games\DCS\Liveries folder (for example liveries for F-86 cockpit can be placed here: "C:\Users\<USERNAME>\Saved Games\DCS\Liveries\Cockpit_F-86F Sabre").
Antiradiation missiles. Corrected guidance system. Corrected launch zone calculation.
GBU-12 guidance corrected.
Mouse cursor will disappear when idle.
Mission generator. Mission generator will create radio presets section in mission file.
Training missions. Local player callsign will be correct.
MQ-9 Reaper. Camo liveries corrected.
Unit.getRadar() function now will return ‘true’ for tracking radars part of SAM complex.
Chinese speech support added.
TOW Bradley M2 launch interval decreased to 2 sec
SAM Avenger too small launch interval in some cases corrected
SAM Stinger (Igla) launch event now appears in briefing
Ground unit weapons name in briefing corrected
ATGM launch delay when units belong the same group removed
Ground unit now continues deploy process after AI switching OFF and ON
Ground Search Radar becomes inactive (but remains rotates) when get 50% damage.
Updated 3D model of MiG-29S (9-13S).
All waypoints for ground start helicopters are checked for valid terrain.
Aerobatics. AI planes will not turn left after loop maneuver instead flying straight.
Added F-5E-3 skins by winners of F-5E skin contest.
Added updated Kilo class submarine.
AI SAMs will not shooting to dead aircraft
Fixed bug that caused to AI wingmen not starting up in some missions.
MiG-29A/C collision model edited. MIG-29s will not explode on take off or landing

Ka-50 cockpit sounds updated.

Fuel leakage from damaged fuel tank decreased
AHRS will not work when related CB'S are off
Fuel flow from external tanks corrected
Fixed landing gear alternate release
Roll trimmer motion rate decreased
Fixed frequent CADC failures.
Gear doors are open at cold start.
Added the section for use GBU-12 bombs in the Flight Manual

Su-27. Added axes for separated pedal wheel brakes and nose wheel steering control
Su-27. Emergency brake handle added into cockpit.
Su-33. Refueling probe will not appears inside cockpit.
Su-33. Emergency brake and Emergency hook handles added into cockpit.

DCS L-39
Added trimmer synchronization in multiplayer
Engine can be stopped in air when "solo flight" option enabled
Flaps control buttons will return into upper position after flaps moving finished
Turn Coordinator deflection corrected
Fixed GMK heading synchronization in multiplayer

Damaged pitot system can be repaired.
Player will not be able to interact with cockpit after all crew members are dead.

Air refueling sound will not play after disconnecting from tanker
Corrected damage model of engine nacelles.

DCS MiG-21bis
Fixed misaligned Taxi Lights
Fixed various external model (LOD) errors
Corrected R-13M and R-13M1 missile performance
Fixed anti-skid regardless of nose wheel brake
Corrected FM roll inertia
Corrected R-55 & RS-2US performance
Adjusted In-Ground Effect (IGE)

DCS M-2000C
Added dynamic nose and tail numbering
Added slight buffet at very high pitch rates
Added airfoil aerodynamic force shift back with mach
Updates to jammer switch functionality based on community feedback
Updates to reduce control effectiveness at high AOA
Updates to AP control tuning (some regimes still WIP)
Updates to various AP logic (some features still WIP)
Updates to afterburner fuel flow schedule (lower fuel flow with altitude as expected)
Updates to afterburner performance for acceleration timing (reduced from previous)
Updates to transonic drag modeling for performance and accelerating timing (greatly increased drag from previous)
Updates to external fuel tank and 530D parasite drag values for performance and acceleration timing (minor increase)
Updates to low speed AOA recovery control law for better response
Updates to airfoil tables and stability coefficients to better match sustained turn rate charts (in general before had too high subsonic, too low supersonic)
Updates to hydraulic system damage model
Fixed AP still in standby when re-engaged when AP was previously turned off while in standby
Fixed AP not allowed to disengage when in standby
Fixed FBW gains on ground behavior
Fixed some typos in tooltips
Fixed a minor blending issue in FBW control laws
Fixed engine inlet mass flow too high at high AOA
Fixed engine efficiency at altitude and at idle (reduced)
Fixed minor issue with drag reduction due to slats (reduction was too high previously)
Fixed INS flight plan no longer will reset when rearming or refueling

DCS C-101 by AvioDev
New 3D external model, textures and liveries.
New 3D cockpit model and part of the textures.
Pilot model updated.
Main altimeter got updated behaviour (lagging) when the internal vibrator is OFF.
Fixed main altimeter negative altitudes display.
Fixed a minor glitch in altimeters with the pointer jump, when the baro setting is changed during aircraft climbing/descending.
Barometric setting is not affected now by the pointer stuck due to the internal vibrator being OFF.
Rear cockpit STARTER CB will prevent engine starter operation when is pulled (works in parallel with the forward cockpit CB).
Fixed rear cockpit TARSYN control panel and FD annunciator panel.
Made clock chronometer seconds hand moving discretely (4 steps per a second).
Clock chronometer seconds hand will move backwards, when earlier time is set and chronometer was operating.
Fixed CAWS lights ON/OFF and dimming logic when battery cycled ON and OFF.
Modified cockpit snap views and default cockpit view.
Fixed smoke control panel layout.
Fixed smoke CB position.
Modified smoke colour.
GPU sound is heard now at external views.
Added new sounds in the cockpit: canopy, canopy lock/ safety handles, canopy detachment lever, parking brake handle, emergency gear extension lever, ejection handle.
Added a specific 'buzz' sound, which is heard once batteries are ON.
Sounds for canopy move and open/close locks and the 'buzz' sound are heard at external views now.
Added a quiet 'clicking' sound in cockpit. It is heard when the secondary DC bus is energized.
Added sound for UHF knobs.
Changed several cockpit sounds from mono to stereo.
Adjusted delays, open/close, lock/unlock, squeeze/release timings in the canopy animation.
The canopy safety catch (release handle) now can be squeezed with the canopy locked - the canopy will open immediately, once the canopy lever is unlocked.
Canopy animation updated.
Fixed View axis commands for Joystick Inputs.
Fixed magnetic compass light switch.
Selected second cockpit controls can be heard now from the other cockpit.
Fixed ADI display.
Added CN version of C-101 EB Flight Manual.
Added stairs and helmet to cockpit view when aircraft is off and canopy opened.
Other seat pilot's head is now animated in the cockpit.
Wheel chocks and stairs work correctly now in flyable aircraft.
Fixed external lights panel.
Fixed AI external lights logic.
Fixed landing light position.
Fixed cockpit mirror animation.
Pilot's helmet glass in first-person view implemented (‘H’ key by default).
Forward cockpit canopy will be teared off if it was not locked, once the ejection sequence has been started on ground.
Ejection safety pin now disables the eject handle clickspot until the safety pin is pulled.
Ejection seat model updated.
Deleted fuel flow test button from rear cockpit.

DCS Combined Arms
BMP-1 and BMD-1 now have common sight for all the turret armaments.
Fixed missile armament “hangup” in mode of “missile guidance”.
Voice message “enemy burn” will not play when destroying infantries.
Fixed inverted lengthwise swinging of unit body while accelerating or braking in reverse gear.

DCS: World February 3 2017 Weekend news:

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The Spitfire is horrendously brittle,using my game controller. any sudden moves and the starboard aileron, wingtip shear off, the P51 I have no issues using my game controller, but sadly the Spitfire is like trying to fly an egg with a lump hammer, it's too sensitive, and is making flying it short lived each time, I never seen this happening during the movie "Battle of Britian" . 

Thanks goes to Eight Ball for the Module though, once I get my FCS over from the UK, I'll be able to enjoy the flights a LOT more. 

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