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DCS World 2.5 Released

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Apr 9, 2018.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    The DCS World Website now offers a new version 2.5 of Digital Combat Simulator World (DCS World), the free-to-play digital battlefield from The Fighter Collection and Eagle Dynamics ...

    DCS World 2.5 Released
     
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  2. Humanoid_1

    Humanoid_1 Master Guru

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    Thanks for the news post HH, looks like a really interesting game / sim, it's been many years since I played such games. Seeing this reminds me how much I've missed them!
     
  3. gerardfraser

    gerardfraser Ancient Guru

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    Thanks for sharing,that video made me download and try out this game.

    EDIT:After an hour of trying to get this to start/play or do anything I gave up and uninstalled the game.Shame it looked like a keeper.

    I should not have to say this,but I have 200 games installed they all work but this one stumped me and can not be bothered wasting any more time trying to get it to play.
     
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  4. jbmcmillan

    jbmcmillan Ancient Guru

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    I can't get it past the opening screen so I'm giving up as well.
     

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    I've been flying DCS World for well over 10 years now. Today, I fly with VMFA-251 online 4 times each week. There is nothing, repeat nothing, comparable to DCS unless you are in an actual dome simulator owned by the U.S. Military. Because of the insane complexity of DCS World, you must have a strong gaming rig and plenty of onboard memory. That said, it takes almost a minute to load a mission, even from my 500 GB SSD. Once the map chosen is loaded, subsequent loading takes a second or two. Keep in mind that the maps that DCS loads (3 different ones with a 4th on the way) are unbelievably huge but extremely detailed. Consider the A-10C fires 3,000 rounds per minute (actually around 60 rounds per second) and DCS calculates each one with time of flight, wind effect, and gravity drop, all the A2A missiles fired in the sim, all the bombs dropped, all the radar searches and locks from all simulated radars on the ground and in the air, all operating at the same time., all the radar jamming going on, all the weather, clouds, sun, moon, stars, cars, buses, trucks, tanks, tank rounds fired, SAM missiles, rockets, small arms rounds fired, 3D surface textures of all static, AI controlled, player controlled, or current pilot controlled aircraft, all the interior complexity of the player's cockpit with hundreds of switches, knobs, and controls, plus the player's aircraft's flight dynamics... taking a breath... all in real time, for each and every online flight in multiplayer. And each players screen (or two, or three, or four) is at the fidelity you see in the video. And, on my gaming rig, it's all done in 4K video.

    Sure, you can play in game mode with a tinker-toy computer. DCS does allow it. But I don't know anyone who would. DCS is all about realism. In game mode (as opposed to simulator mode) it would be like having an Audi R8 just to drive up and down your driveway to fetch the morning newspaper.

    The Caucasus map (you should see it all in the WINTER!) and two aircraft are free.

    Oh, and be advised, due to realism, flying a fixed wing or rotor aircraft is NOT like just pressing WASD. You have to know what you are doing. Otherwise, use your two feet to fetch your morning newspaper.
     
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  6. Blake Kereluik

    Blake Kereluik New Member

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    I have played many different flight simulators for many years , too many to mention !! yep, even the Tornado sim which actually came from a military sim , on the old DOS. I have to somewhat agree with Gerardfraser , and his computer is not tinker toy !!! Look , I really like DCS world,, BUT !! it is like im Charlie Brown trying to kick the foot ball while Lucy is holding it. I spent many hrs already with my F18 and when I leave the airport, it is a 25 % to 75 % chance that I will be able to land. yes it is a big program ! very big !! but I am here to fly the plane and land it .!! not to look at pretty pictures. The trouble is too many malfunctions , flaps not engaging the way they are supposed too, but what really makes me mad is throttle control , feathering a throttle is really important for landing and when it gets stuck on full , well then , all my time is wasted and I am hurt. I am trying to do something here , not have to circle the strip a thousand times not to mention stuck landing gear.!! half way engaged!! , sometimes one wheel ..the front one!! . Now im not big shot with million dollar computer but my tinker toy runs the game really well on medium graphics. Ram is what is important and not hard drive. Im running 32 gigs with 30 available . my CPU is AMD APU with integrated Radeon5 ..its only a 2 core A6 7400 K but I soon get my A10 7860 K , . anyway,, DCS World 2.5 ?? I LOVE IT !! I don't know why , but I LOVE IT ,... however, because of the mech action faults, ... like I did not even mention , suddenly, the map becomes backwards , and on my HUD HDNG compass, sometimes becomes inverted, and suddenly heading 09 ( due East ) becomes due West and 27 ( due West ) becomes due East , while at the same time , 3600 , ( 00 ) remains true ...( due North ) while the south side of the airstrip, suddenly becomes the north side , and at the same time. ya know ,, im looking down at the runway, and "" hey wait a minute ....what ??? ..""" LOL but this NAV. situation only happened with the S25 ST Frog. which comes free , by the way. so yes I really like DCS world and I cannot stay away from it but some times I find myself feeling like what Gerard says.
     
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    0blivious Ancient Guru

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    Sounds intriguingly frustrating.
     
  8. Blake Kereluik

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    Ya , ,but I have to say that this game is a lot more than a keeper. I have never seen any thing like this before . The requirements for medium graphics are only 16 gigs ram. But DCSmedium graphics are like super high for me . I cannot believe how well my 2 core AMD A6 7400 Kavari is running this sim.
    When I first tried it for free, with the S25t jet ,.. I felt so guilty that I thought that I better give them some money and purchase the F18 . It is obvious that I am not trying to promote the game as what I stated in my previous post ,.but man...this is unbelievable . That Nav gltch with the S25t disappeared after I sped up the time 3 min to like 20 sec because on start up the HSI has to sit for 3 min before moving the plane. I also cannot believe just how big this program is. When I down loaded it they told me that I had to download an installer with it and it came with a desktop quick start, and when I go to all my programs with windows start, and click on Eagle Dynamics , there is a repair and an updater . Sometimes I clear all my browser temp, update, repair, and then shut down my comp., and wait for a couple of minutes to clear my ram . The wait is well worth it. To me , the way that I see it, is that this is not really a game as it is a simulator, and here I am flying around a F18 Hornet , in a 1000 million dollar system for a lousy 100 bucks. I would rate DCS world 2.5 a lot more than 5 stars if I could. But same old story , same old song, I find out that it is the same good old mr.bottworm and I not giving this even one star. I did have a lot of fun with it but it is time to move on . Now I feel that the F18 and all the other military aircraft are nothing but stupid worthless junk that end up in the garbage like everything else anyway, a sickening waste , and a display of brainless idiocy, so, ya ..they even give you the option to speed up the time and then set it back to standard really quick and easy , so you don't have to wait when aircraft start up proto call requires it ,, and when you watch your replays. Oh , and one more thing ,.. I don't have a Joystick and I don't need one,... I use my keyboard and yesterday I landed my F18 in 94 seconds, from 8000 feet , directly above the runway , heading at 90 degrees, with no damage , and my record is 74 sec. I just deleted the replay along with all my others as I am about to delete one file at a time to make sure that everything is gone before I uninstall. So , im out 100 bucks, but ha I did have fun and I learned a lot , you see, I saw this a few years ago and I got the feeling that it was kind of bad, I did not give it a second thought and I moved onward so what I learned is that when I remember the fact,,,..not to wait for 20 red flags, get rid of it fast after the first two red flags ,, cause it is bottworm infested and will just end up hurting me, and that is exactly what it did . Also , today I find out that Staples don't have my AMD A10 k , when they advertised it and I ordered it, and 14 days of anticipation leads to , nothing and one big let down ,.well they gave me my money back, and I don't really need that APU anyway. At least I have 32 gigs of ram. What do I need to know HUD compass for ?? I never will fly a real jet, it would malfunction and get me killed anyway , besides , any half wit moron can learn to fly these in a matter of a couple of weeks.,, ,.. ha what a joke ,..so anyway, enough of this garbage . I have to get back to attacking bottworm generators. Nice try ...bottworm .
     
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