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Post  Speed on Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:23 pm

New thread to track version 2.5.3 Open Beta from Eagle Dynamics

2.5.3.21107 Open Beta hotfix

Mi-8MTV2 and Ka-50: Memory of Hero campaign added
VR glitch with modal windows fixed
Unit icons on F10 view fixed for multimonitor configurations (note: second screen doesn’t cleared after switching to F10 view)

Mission Editor
GUI Error when try to load some static templates fixed
GUI Error when selecting a group of units after loading a template fixed


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DCS 2.5.3.21153 Open Beta

Post  Speed on Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:27 pm

Another hotfix to fix the hotfix!!! My head is spinning. I did experience three mission editor crashes this morning while doing a map recce for future targets. Also one MiG-15 fix.

2.5.3.21153 Open Beta hotfix 2

Senaki parking positions fixed in "FC3-Su-27-Blockade.miz" mission
Wrong mission texts in no-EN locales for "SoH-F-15C-IA - BFM" Quick Start mission fixed
Mission Editor crash fixed
Multimonitor configurations: picture on second monitor now cleared when user switches to F10 map

F/A-18C
ACM indication error when select AA weapon fixed

MiG-15
Throttle sticking in max and min positions when controlled by keyboard fixed


F-5E
Trimmer reverse in pitch channel fixed
Known issue: crash on protected terrains still exists

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DCS 2.5.3.21235 Open Beta

Post  Speed on Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:59 pm

Another hotfix, to fix the hotfix that fixed the hotfix. Hope you're keeping up. This one is 86.9MB

DCS 2.5.3.21235 Open Beta hotfix 3

Fixed crash at start mission in the Persian Gulf and Normandy.
Fixed issue of Oculus Rift with Asynchronous Spacewarp mode.
Added Helicopters Ops mission dedicated to start of sales the Helicopters bundle (Ka-50, Mi-8MTV2, UH-1H, SA342)

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DCS 2.5.2.21444 Open Beta

Post  Speed on Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:33 pm

Another update to Open Beta gents, you'll need this for our next flight.

DCS 2.5.3.21444 Open Beta

Corrected GUI panels behaviour. Panels will be automatically closed when player opening new panel.
MP. Intermittent Multiplayer Server Crash VCRUNTIME140.dll on F/A-18С rearming - fixed.
Fixed crash with multi-monitor setup procedure.
VR. Fixed issue when some menu items are unreachable at high main monitor resolution.
VR. Cursor stretching in VR with windows cursor scale - fixed.
ME. The high default speed of helicopters at initial WP - fixed.
ME. Removed Double dots appears near the pasted unit on the map.
A-10C "Stone Shield' campaign: CN localization added.

DCS F/A-18C
Carrier catapults will work correctly at low and high temperature of the environment.
Added missing Pulse Repetition Frequency (PRF) for RWS.
Fix radar boresight mode. Now scan range is equal 10 Nm.
Incorrect radar azimuth coverage after lock-on - fixed.
HSI waypoint will be the incorrect location on moving map.

DCS MiG-15bis
Nose light cone from landing light will not be seen if battery depleted.


Flaming Cliffs 3
Su-27 SoH BFM mission will not required installed F/A-18C module.
Added czech localization to missing FC3 instant action missions.

DCS Combined Arms
M1A1 sound issue with error message - fixed.

DCS UH-1H
Corrected cockpit glass transparency.

DCS Yak-52
Logbook will work with Yak-52.

DCS F-5E-3
Flight manual CN added.

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DCS 2.5.3.21708 Open Beta Hotfix 4

Post  Speed on Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:31 am

Hi gents,

Hope you're enjoying a nice early autumn or spring day. We have been blessed with another update from ED so make sure you download it before our next flight.

DCS 2.5.3.21708 Open Beta Hotfix 4

DCS World
Old style Labels option recognized incorrect fixed
GUI Error when trying to paste a linked unit fixed
Fixed a rare sound-related startup freeze
Controls in the window bottom now accessible in 4k resolution
Uncontrolled HAI falls through the ship fixed

FC3
FC3 and Su-33: added missing filename extensions
Su-33: twin rocket blocks moved from 4,9 to 3,10 pylons

F/A-18
F/A-18 Lesson_2 Cold Start mission corrected (static object moved from of aircraft)

Yak-52
Yak-52 input russian localization corrected for undercarriage commands

Multiplayer
Network: receiving max ping fixed
Chat Window key bindings fixed

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DCS 2.5.3.22176 Open Beta Update

Post  Speed on Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:25 pm

The updates keep on coming. This one just out. Lots of upgrades and add-ons if you have modern aircraft, but sadly, we few left way back in the '50s get nothing but a lump of coal.

DCS 2.5.3.22176

New free mini campaign of F/A-18C.

Persian Gulf map update 2. Added a few landmarks: Aldar Headquarters building, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque etc. Fix coastline. Corrected terrain mesh.

DCS World
Tanker and AWACS callsigns missing option to set flight number - fixed.
Custom labels in mission container doesn't applies in simulation (single and multiplayer) - fixed.
Options - Input texts disappears in some multimonitor configurations - fixed.
Scale UI does not scale properly to UIMainView if not the Same Resolution as DCS Resolution - fixed.
ME. When set to Imperial units the dust-storm setting still uses metric - fixed.
Fog and Dust settings will reset on creation of new mission.
Stennis. AI will abort landing if other AI spawn on catapults 3 and 4.
Stennis. Corrected AI spawn positions.
Mk-20 Rockeye. Increased cumulative factor of Mk118 submunitions.
R-77 AA missile. Was added the adaptive proportional navigation factors.
P-19 surveillance radar added to countries that have SA-2.
Added new units: SAM SA-2, SAM Rapier, ASM HY-2 Silkworm, Oil platform, Gas platform.

DCS F/A-18C
Added Hornet mini-campaign and single missions from the campaign.
Flashing X on radar page, little refactoring.
Sometimes radar can't lock the target and beam oscillate near target position - fixed.
Added Mk-82Y (high drag with ballute) added to the Hornet inventory.
Note: while the radar is much improved, there are some b-sweep oddities are still addressing.

DCS Flaming Cliffs
MiG-29 and Su-27 keyboard rudder control improved. Pressing the opposite key will now stop the rudder at the current position.

Combined Arms
Manpad Igla. The constantly shake of Igla sight is removed.

Yak-52
Training missions added CN localization

DCS: MiG-21Bis by Magnitude 3 LLC
Fixed PRMG localizer needles' animations.
Corrected canopy glass normal map texture - Huge sun glare removed.

DCS: AJS37 Viggen by Heatblur Simulations
Added possibility to load Bx, RUTA points etc from saved-games folder ini-file. A sample cartridge is in mods-folder.
Added Bx6-9 targeting data for Rb15 to autogenerated attack-missions.
Auto generated attack missions now plans for highest concentration of enemy units instead of closest units.
Increased available attack plans to 5 and added some extra info to differentiate them.
Added possibly to disable cartridges in Mission Editor.
Filter out non-airbases among reference data points in CK37 and kneeboard. This solves the issue where 80+ FARPs in the mission resulted in CTD and when FARPs close to spawn point would be set as take-off point for CK37.
Added T1-fix for two-stage triggers.

Campaigns
The Enemy Within: important update to M19.
M-2000C Red Flag: updates to M02 and M10.
Memory of a Hero. Corrected most missions.
M-2000C Red Flag campaign:
Mission 3: updated erroneous kneeboard (wrong frequency listed fixed),
Mission 4: bug with disappearing MiG-29s fixed.

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DCS 2.5.3.22652 Open Beta Update

Post  Speed on Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:58 am

The update announced in last week's news from DCS has been released today. Please download and update your open beta version prior to our flight tomorrow and/or Saturday/Sunday. A few fixes have been applied to the ME functions, but nothing related to the F-86 or MiG-15.

DCS 2.5.3.22652 Open Beta

Introduced the new Professional FM of MiG-29.

DCS World
MP. The MP server panel can be closed by press to X in the upper-right corner.
Antiship missile HY-2 range extended to 100 km.
F10 map. Corrected Chinese char display in online mode.
Fixed GUI error when use ship task Attack Group to static object.
VR. Weapons pop-up menu in ME is cut on edge of screen - fixed.
ME. With copy-paste operation it is possible to make mission with several Player roles - fixed.
Reloading time has been defined for HY-2 and SA-2.
Ticonderoga. Increased the missiles launch rate of VLS to 1 launch every 2 sec.
Stennis. AI will not taxi into you If path blocked.
KJ-2000 will shows as A50 on Western RWR
Attributes list of new Surface to Surface missile corrected.
UH-60A AI will not crashes into ground when trying to landing to Novorossiysk.
Fixed issue that caused an unable to rearm of ground AI from warehouses.
Windsock shows incorrect wind direction with dynamic weather - fixed.
Fixed ME error when you try to add suppliers after change ship type.
AIM-9M/L major FM update. Adjusted lift and drag curves, motor performance, DLZ.

DCS AJS37 Viggen by Heatblur Simulations
Fix to airfields not appearing in kneeboard and CK37 in Nevada.
Removed smoke when afterburner engaged.
Axis command for master mode selector added.
Parking brake in correct visual position on spawn.
Data-rotary command clockwise/counterclockwise added, default data-rotary position set to AKTPOS.
Weapon interval selector clickability reversed so right-click = clockwise.
Seat adjustment command reversed.
Dynamically generated attack missions egress-speed set to M0.8.
Fix to .ini custom cartridge not being selectable.
More descriptions in sample cartridge.
Seriestrim (transsonic autotrim) was disabled when autopilot was on so when having autopilot on and accelerating through subsonic to supersonic and then disabling autopilot would result in a pitch-yank, often blacking out the pilot.
Modified high-drag bombs ballistics for easier usage.
Various bug-fixes.

DCS MiG-21Bis by Magnitude 3 LLC
Fixed ASO device initialization.
Fixed pneumatic pressure gauge from constantly reading zero.
Fixed SARPP from not recording all flight information.
Reversed DA-200 bank indicator animation
Reversed NPP localizer bar animation
Reversed UVW for air pressure gauge warning colors

DCS F/A-18C Hornet
Hotfix B-sweep goes from radar tactical area.
Corrected the drag value of TCTS Pod.
TDC cursor position after pressing undesignated Button - fixed.

DCS L-39
Added Instant Action missions for Persian Gulf.
Corrected RSBN training mission.

DCS F-5E
Added Instant Action missions for Normandy map

DCS FC3
Su-27. Corrected Su-27 leading edge flaps net synchronization for the clients.
MiG-29. Incorrect display of aircraft model in mirrors - fixed.
New Instant Action missions for MiG-29A and MiG-29S on Caucasus.

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DCS 2.5.3.22877 Open Beta Update

Post  Speed on Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:34 am

It's Tuesday gents and that means only two things, garbage pickup in my neighborhood and another update to open beta.

Make sure you download before our flight on Thursday/Friday. We don't want to keep our MiG friends waiting.

DCS 2.5.3.22877 Open Beta

Input. The default device profiles will no longer creating conflicts with load along with the player profiles. The default device profiles can be loaded only manually via the LOAD PROFILE button in the input panel.
ME. Part of the ship's tab Suppliers incorrectly displayed in ME - fixed.
ME. A-10. Corrected weight of the double launcher of AIM-9.
ME. Fixed GUI Error when player try to scaling map after use Mission generator in some case.
CHN ground crew voice over updated

DCS F/A-18C Hornet
Hornet Campaign add CN localization

DCS Black Shark
ME. Ka-50. Fix GUI Error when select INU FIX Point for helicopter copy.
ME. Ka-50. INU FIX Point and Navigation target points tab will not remains after change helicopter type from Ka-50 to any other.

DCS Flaming Cliffs
MiG-29. Updated textures of cockpit.
MIG-29. Corrected input profile.
MiG-29. Added EN and RU flight manuals.
Su-33 at T/O position 3 will not take-off earlier than 1 & 2 on Kuznetsov deck.

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DCS 2.5.3.23225 Open Beta Update

Post  Speed on Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:13 am

DCS 2.5.3.23225 Open Beta

Added support of the new Spitfire IX The Big Show Campaign by Reflected Simulations.

DCS World
Fixed crash when using a trigger with event "On mission ends" and some action.
ME. Added C-130 and F-4E to Iran.
ME. Added missed aircraft and ground units to Serbia.
MP. Added corresponding message if the client was be disconnected from server by Integrity check failure.
Vehicle does not follow to assigned WP from task 'go to waypoint' - fixed.

DCS AJS37 Viggen by Heatblur Simulations
Correction to wind compensation for bombs and rockets.
Popup points inputted without trailing zeros supported.
Corrected high-altitude non-after burning fuel scheduling.
Updated training missions for ARAK and RB05 to remove forest around target area.
Tweaked BK90 warheads.
Updated RB74 with ED AIM-9L changes.
Tweaked explosive mass of Mingr 55 30 mm shells in the gunpod.
Tweaked recoil coefficient on AKAN m/55.
Updated, and added new quick start missions for Caucasus and Persian Gulf.
Fix to bombs not releasing when carrying half-load.
Automatically generated cartridges are exported to .ini - files for inspection in third party software or to make changes which then can be loaded again in sim. Ability to have multiple .ini files to choose from.
Exterior mirrors now reflect the environment
Fixed various clipping and shine-through issues in exterior (esp. Cockpit)
Sculpted new normal map for exhaust nozzle and area
Sculpted new normal map for exterior exhaust shell
Added RoughMet textures for the exhaust shell
Added turbine texture for better deep engine detail
Metal elements on wings now have appropriate material definitions
Animated engine exhaust fan
Interior engine sounds now loop properly
New! Improved visual fidelity of afterburner
Afterburner now cast lights inside engine exhaust pipe
Afterburner now cast lights on surrounding objects and terrain
Corrected afterburner z-fighting
Afterburner planes do not render at high viewing angles.
Corrected afterburner self-illumination
Fixed glass in LoD (distant) models turning opaque and bright.
New! Added significantly better quality uncompressed normal maps for entire exterior
Light domes are now appropriately shiny
Fixed wheel/tire animation values so they spin at correct speeds.

Changes in last Tuesday’s patch:
Fix to popup-point switching logic.
Rb15 group target fix.
U22 and U22/A is no longer turned on when starting cold.
Fix to U22/A listening even though it was turned off.
Suspension for main landing gear softened to allow earlier rotation.
Both brakes on same axis fixed.
Fix to target ring not displaying with sidewinders.
Reverted smoke-in-AB-fix because it turned off sound, not sure how to fix this.

DCS FC3
MiG-29. Tuning Flight Model.
MiG-29. Corrected thrust at low engine rpm.
MiG-29. Adjustment of aerodynamic moments with the slats extension.
MiG-29. Added APU-60 for all pylons and APU-470 for inner pylons for AA missiles.
MiG-29. Accidentally engine stall at 1.6M - fixed.
MiG-29S: R-77 misaligned on launchers - corrected.
Su-33. Corrected position of FAB-250 on pylons.

DCS A-10C
Broken Autostart fixed.

DCS MiG-21bis by Magnitude 3 LLC
Reversed NPP localizer bar animation.
Reversed Max G-load needle animation.
Reimplemented vibration effects to Pitot while taxiing.
Fixed hint typo on Mach test switch from 1.7 to 1.5.

DCS C-101 by AvioDev
Corrected engine instruments lighting to be able to see colors of limitations arc when setting high illumination.
Updated C-101 textures (Albedo) and liveries.
Corrected parachute to keep same texture when reaching the ground.
Smoke CB’s push-in/pull-out were reversed in inputs.
Player can now change cockpit position (front/rear) with joystick button, before it was only possible with keyboard.
Corrected some mission names.
C101CC max fuel weight corrected.

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DCS 2.5.2.23788 Open Beta Update 07/11/18

Post  Speed on Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:18 am

Another update to download. Minor fixes to the F-86 AI and general improvements to DCS sound modelling.

DCS 2.5.3.23788 Open Beta

DCS World
Restored the missing debriefing after instant action mission.
AI aircraft climb to a very high altitude when attacking armor units with bombs - fixed.
AI ground. Not-activated truck can rearm the ground forces if it is visible (not hidden in the ME).
ME. Task 'go to waypoint' will work correctly with the stop condition.
Fixed issue with DCS freezing on start in some conditions.
MP. All information about servers with a large number of slots and clients (40+) will now be visible in the list of servers.
Sound. Improved fade out of sounds with distance.
AI F-86F. Will not use radar ranger for long range search.
AI F-86F. Fixed bug that bring to ground collision in the rocket attack.

A-10C & F/A-18C. AWACS aircraft do not call out enemy locations till the player’s comms menu is opened to AWACS - fixed.
Radio commands given by the player when a radio message from the AI is playing do not go through - fixed.
Multimonitor configurations. GUI dropboxes will not break away from their place on the main display to the other displays.

DCS F/A-18C
Introduced JHMCS.
Introduced FPAS.
Introduced AGM-65E with laser guidance (can be used with JTAC/AFAC assistance a while). Known issue: overlapped symbols of laser codes on Mav page, will be fixed soon.
Big radar refactoring.
External fuel disappears after manoeuvre with disabled fuel pumps - fixed.
Radar in boresight mode will not locks target outside beam pattern.
Added RU manual translated by Vasil Komarichin aka ICS_Vortex

DCS Flaming Cliffs
Su-33 Heavy Sky campaign. Total update all missions by Alex Zelog. Changed: payloads, balance of forces, Su-33s TO weight, weather, minors.
MiG-29. Added missing net animations.
MiG-29 Flight model corrections, added engine gyrotorque (will be slightly aircraft spin on the tailslide maneuver).
Su-27 and MiG-29. Trim reset (LCTRL-T) will be strictly to zero.
MiG-29. The pitch stability augmentation system synchronized to wing slats deflection.
MiG-29. Updated model of braking chute.
MiG-29. Engines will be broken after exceed 2.6M speed.
MiG-29. Improved damper in the longitudinal channel.

DCS MiG-21bis by Magnitude 3 LLC
Fixed gauge lights.
Fixed missing SPS/IAB panel texts.
Adjusted suspension.
Improved boundary layer blow system effects.
Improved engine device code to reduce FPS stutters.
Added navigation data for Persian Gulf.

DCS M-2000C by RAZBAM
Fuel flow corrections added based on new data

DCS AV-8B NA by RAZBAM
Sidearms issues fixed:
- Sidearm keeps lock when the aircraft is not pointing at the target.
- Sidearm keeps lock after firing when another missile remains in the aircraft
- Sidearm does not have volume control (Sidewinder volume control also fixed
Fixed Magnetic compass not moving when aircraft INS is not aligned is also fixed

DCS AJS37 Viggen by Heatblur Simulations
Exterior mirrors now reflect the environment
Fixed various clipping and shine-through issues in exterior (esp. Cockpit)
Sculpted new normal map for exhaust nozzle and area
Sculpted new normal map for exterior exhaust shell
Added RoughMet textures for the exhaust shell
Added turbine texture for better deep engine detail
Metal elements on wings now have appropriate material definitions
Animated engine exhaust fan
Interior engine sounds now loop properly
New! Improved visual fidelity of afterburner
Afterburner now cast lights inside engine exhaust pipe
Afterburner now cast lights on surrounding objects and terrain
Corrected afterburner z-fighting
Afterburner planes do not render at high viewing angles.
Corrected afterburner self-illumination
Fixed glass in LoD (distant) models turning opaque and bright.
New! Added significantly better quality uncompressed normal maps for entire exterior
Light domes are now appropriately shiny
Fixed wheel/tire animation values so they spin at correct speeds.
Fix to timeline appearing late in PLAN-bombing mode.
Fix to time-to-destination display in TID.
Fix to Rb15 missile-in-target-time.
Fix to Rb15 missile-in-target-time displayed even though no Rb15 is selected.
Update Rb15 definitions for AI. AI will now use the missiles properly.

DCS Spitfire IX
Fixed bombs drag issue.

Campaigns
Memory of the Hero. Updated mission 13 and 14. Deleted intro track, corrected triggers.

Known Issues
The cockpit gauges may be broken. Will fix ASAP.

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DCS 2.5.3.23954 Open Beta Update 09/11/18

Post  Speed on Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:21 pm

Surprise! A second update this week was released yesterday Friday 9 Nov so please have this downloaded before our flight tonight. Nothing new for the Sabre or Fagot.

DCS 2.5.3.23954 Open Beta

DCS World
SA-2 unable to engage high altitude targets - fixed.
F-4E Iran. Added skin by Sadjad_Vosoul (ISAAC).
С-130 Iran. Added 2 skins by Sadjad_Vosoul (ISAAC).
Added SAM SA-15 Tor to Iran.
ME. Implemented ship livery selection.

DCS F/A-18C
Added AGM-65 instant action mission.
FPAS climb fixed.
Added input for JHMCS (Axis and buttons).
AGM-65E and AIM-9X reload issue - fixed.
AIM-9X Reticle Visible in all A/A Weapon HUD - fixed.

DCS MiG-21bis by Magnitude 3 LLC
Fixed gauges from blacking out.
Fixed smoothing groups on HUD glass.

DCS Flaming Cliffs
MiG-29. Added an animation of a flaps buttons.
MiG-29. The Nose Wheel Steering HI and LO modes. The LO mode (8 degrees) used for takeoff and landing. HI mode (31 degrees) used for taxi and can be engaged by holding the LALT-Q combo provided Flaps are Up.
MiG-29. Added commands to set barometric altimeter pressure.

DCS Campaigns
Spitfire IX - Big Show Campaign. Corrected a typo in the documentation. Added some B-17 skins that were accidentally missing.

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