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DCS 2.5.4 Open Beta

Post  Speed on Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:31 pm

A new beta release will be pushed out next week so I'll continue to track changes via this thread.

Consider the 2.5.3 thread closed.

For the 2.5.4 Open Beta update next week, ED plans to add F/A-18C Hornet laser-guided bombs, Bullseye and BRA information, further improvements to the AGM-65F infrared-guided Maverick to include better axis slew control, and more great stuff that you can read about on their website.

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DCS 2.5.4.25729 Open Beta Update 20/12/18

Post  Speed on Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:44 pm

News flash,

They slipped an update in on us today that I just caught. It's too large to download on short notice and since the server has already updated, we can't fly without it. So, our Thursday night/Friday morning flight is cancelled. Updates of interest to us include ATC control of aircraft and an update to the F-86 English flight manual.

Devil is reporting that some folks are not able to launch DCS after the update is complete, while others have no issues at all. If for any reason after downloading the latest update you can not start DCS, then follow this link to the ED Forums where Devil has posted his work around. We'll track this issue going forward into the weekend and hopefully everyone will be able to fly.

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UPDATE: I completed my download in about 3.5 hours and had no issues when starting DCS. I tried the server and while it still starts with that funky map page (like the replay sequence) it loaded just fine and seemed stable enough.

DCS 2.5.4.25729

WWII Update:
Introduced an improved of Bf 109, Fw 190, P-51D and Spitfire IX cockpits and external models.
Added another version of the P-51D Mustang: P-51D-25-NA. This version has different IFF and radio equipment.

Support of new campaign - P-51D The Blue Nosed Bastards of Bodney Campaign by Reflected Simulations.

Note: Regarding the VEAO Hawk, the developer has ceased supporting their product. We will though continue to make available the 2.5.3 updater for those that wish to fly this product.

DCS World•Corrected blue fog color.
•Gas Platforms and Oil Rigs can now be placed on ground (not only in water) in the Mission Editor.
•ME. Triggers. Action "RADIOITEM ADD TO coalition or group" visible for all is fixed.
•ME. The Zone that is property of the task сontinue to be displayed on the map after changing the task is fixed.
•ME. Part of the tab "Naval group" continues to be displayed after closing is fixed.
•The SU-17M4 loadout has 2 entries for MER*6 FAB-100 – one of these is redundant and was deleted.
•AGM-65. Search and lock ranges was increased based on launch altitude.
•Encyclopedia. Fixed incorrect description for BetAB-500 bombs.
•Su-33 AI. Late activated Su-33 causing game crash is fixed.
•ATC Request for Takeoff Error - no clearance for takeoff fixed at hold short check from 80 meters instead 30+30 is fixed.
•Forcing the civilian traffic options within the mission options screen has no effect when in the simulation - fixed.
•MP. Ban functionality in server UI (WIP).

DCS: F/A-18C Hornet•Added Laser-guided bombs GBU-10/12/16.
•Added air show smoke for Hornet. New loadout option and key command added.
•Added BRAA (enabled on Radar/DATA) and AA Waypoint (Bullseye), set on HSI/DATA page with indications on and attack radar page.
•Added AGM-65F SHIP Mode.
•Cockpit textures updated to include fixed normal map issue on the left DDI.
•Ripple Single/Ripple Salvo fixed.
•VACQ and GACQ symbol on HUD fixed.
•Updated F/A-18C RU manual by Vortex.
Notes:•We are adding updated tones for the AIM-9X, but they are not complete in this Open Beta version.
•We are in the process of adding more realistic fuse options for MUFZ and EFUZ, including functional delayed fuse options. These are work in progress for this Open Beta.
•AGM-65F axis slew for the Thrustmaster Warthog throttle mini-stick is a hardware issue that we cannot resolve due to the same switch being used for two actions at the same time. We are investigating an option to allow slew without TDC press.
•A couple datalink pages have been added to this Open Beta, but these are largely non-functional as we create the larger data link system for the Hornet.

DCS: M-2000C by RAZBAM•Added new Pilot (Ejection).
•Added new Pilot in Seat (Ejection).
•Added new Pilot in Cockpit.
•Added new Pilot Uniform variations for Liveries.
•Updated Liveries Description.Lua.
•Updated all aircraft models.
•Updated Cockpit to have Shadow Casting.
•Removed older Livery variations from Liveries Folder to main texture folder.
•Removed VR Pilot temporally to start integration of new more Accurate 3D Scanned VR Pilot.
•Changed pilot model and textures.
•Changed texture names from .bmp.dds and .tga.dds to .dds.
•Fix Light Texture bugs.

DCS: AV-8B by RAZBAM•Sidearm lock now breaks immediately after a target is destroyed.
•Sidearm selected/Still fires a gun pod fixed.
•Step logic and button is fixed.
•Erroneous MAV information on MCPD.
•MAVs reticles do not change color when changing polarity.
•INRNG seems to be visible for MAV at this point.
•Pushing step and then changing weapons carried over to next weapon.
•Having an ITER pylon does not block step logic for other weapons.
•Changed texture names from .bmp.dds and .tga.dds to .dds.
•Updated Cockpit to have Shadow Casting.
•Fixed Button 5 on UFC, wrong argument.
•Fix Light Texture bugs.

DCS: AJS37 Viggen by Heatblur Simulations•Rb04 and Rb15 should now target civilian boats (scenery) in Persian Gulf.
•Changed the radar gain axis command to use the full axis range [-1,1] (was [0,1]).
•Added BK-90 Preplanned target tutorial.
•Improved performance during radar usage at long range.

DCS: F-86F Sabre•Updated the English Flight Manual.

DCS: C-101 EB/CC by Aviodev•C-101CC Flyable
•EFM for C-101 EB and C-101CC. Note: Early Beta Version.
•Multiplayer- Now you can take control in rear cockpit. Some system works (Gear, Flaps,Stick, Pedals). WIP.

Campaigns•M-2000 Red Flag Campaign by Baltic Dragon. Added RU locale (texts and images).
•F-15C: The Georgian War campaign by Baltic Dragon. It includes the following changes:
M2 - increased the volume of some audio files.
M3 - Added stop condition to prevent Su-24s from re-attacking ground targets after bugging out (edited).
M6 - Su-25Ts will no longer engage AWACS.
M8 - enemy MiGs will now stay on station and not land too early.
M10 - Corrected timing on radio chatter between WP3 & 4
M11 - Adjusted flight path to prevent AI Su-27 crashing. Removed inactive MiG-31. Restricted Ground attack for wingman
M12 - Yak-40 will be destroyed if damaged by hostile fighters
M16 - Adjusted default flight formation. Silenced AI Hip radio calls. Corrected duplicate VO


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Re: DCS 2.5.4 Open Beta

Post  |450|Devil on Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:36 am

Further to the information posted by Speed above, I had the following issues with the update:

1. Game would not launch - there is a link in Speed's post to the work around I found on the ED forum
2. Lost my RAAF liveries - fix is to copy and paste the Liveries folder from DCS.Openbetabackup to the new DCS.Openbeta you created fixing the non launch issue
3. Had to reinstate all my video, audio, special etc settings - found the easiest way was to write down what my settings were in the Release version and duplicate this in the new OpenBeta version
4. One good thing - the black cockpit is now back in the RAAF 77 Sqn aircraft and 120 tanks can be selected in the Korea 1952 server.


I have kept my Openbetabackup but moved it to one of my storage drives as I am sure there will be something else amiss in the new version.

From the ED forum posts it would appear that only some are having the issues I encountered. Hopefully I am the only one of our group so affected.
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Re: DCS 2.5.4 Open Beta

Post  |450|Squiz on Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:56 pm

I had no problem updating Dev
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DCS 2.5.4. Open Beta - CaptoGlove

Post  Speed on Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:28 am

Not sure if you guys picked up on this latest upgrade to open beta but you might want to check it out, especially if you fly with VR (StiC/Wolvie/Dev).

Captoglove technology can be enabled under Options by opening the Special tab and clicking the box for Captoglove at the top of the list of modules.

Video demo is at this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV8DfhQit3o

And a write up can be accessed via this link https://www.vrfocus.com/2018/06/hands-on-captoglove-goes-elemental-with-new-prototype/

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Re: DCS 2.5.4 Open Beta

Post  Wolverine on Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:41 pm

Doesn't help that they used a commodore 64 to run that demo in the video....

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Re: DCS 2.5.4 Open Beta

Post  StiC on Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:05 pm

Wolverine wrote:Doesn't help that they used a commodore 64 to run that demo in the video....

It was quite choppy wasn't it. I was hoping to see him flipping switches and such, but it's a start.

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Re: DCS 2.5.4 Open Beta

Post  |450|Devil on Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:00 pm

Not sure that I could fly with the glove - I need the physical feel of my joystick and especially the back pressure it gives when I pitch and roll.
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DCS Open Beta 2.5.4.26368 16/01/2019

Post  Speed on Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:47 am

It's been a few weeks since ED issued an update to open beta so here's the latest just out today. Nothing specific to us, but there were some fixes to DCS in general.

DCS 2.5.4.26368

Introduced DCS: Christen Eagle II by Magnitude 3 LLC

DCS World
Added P-51D to Greece.
AGM-88. Adjusted missile position on LAU-118 launcher.
Sound disappear after off and using cancel on settings is fixed.
T.Flight Hotas: user can't assign any command is fixed.
Fixed glitch on some video cards when pixel color is less than zero.
Sea shelf objects will be available as suppliers.
Fixed bug with incorrect fog covering and ground explosion effect.
Fixed crash with mission reloading when cursor was forced with Alt+C.
Fixed crash with mission reloading when shell smoke tail was present in air at this time
Crash on group destroy with engine shutdown event is fixed.
Crash on mission reload with active scripting timers is fixed.
ME. Fixed bug with Ammo tab of Naval group that changing on tab to Route in some situations.
Input. Fixed bug that caused black screen after reassign input and press OK button.
MP. Fixed aircraft jumping back on heavy packet loss.
MP. Fixed aircraft rubber-banding when recovering from packet loss.
VR. Fix glitch (large white area ) when high pixel density value selected.
VR. Possible fix for Samsung Odyssey crosseyed picture.

DCS M-2000C by RAZBAM
Fixed Easy Radio bugs, allowing use of Radio panel and SR Radio
Fixed English cockpit modelling issue
Fixed reversed Head movement of exterior pilot
Added new animation process for Instrument controls
Added new animation process Switches and Knobs
Fixed the pilot's animation of arm in full forward movement
Fixed visor showing when ejected
Fixed Sun glare showing on cockpit instruments
Fixed minor problem with Roughmet texture on the Vertical RWR
M07: removed the Hercules causing problems with taxiing
M10: corrected AI behaviour and fixed bug where bandits would crash one into another
M12: changed the starting time to 9am
Updated M2000C Afterburner effect

DCS AV-8B by RAZBAM
Added new animation process for Instrument controls
Added new animation process Switches and Knobs
Added New Pilot
Added New Pilot Patches
Added new helmet HGU-68/P to AV8B pilot with normal and Roughmet.
Changed Luas in Livery folder for new Pilot
Released M02 and M17 for harrier (trainings)
Fixed Easy Radio bugs, allowing use of Radio panel and SR Radio
Fixed spring loaded switches not working correctly
Fixed Chaff & Flares release when EXP switch is OFF
Corrected thrust calculations at low to mid engine power
Corrected relation to pitch trim to stabilator throw
Modified ASL behavior. Now it runs parallel to the pitch ladder

DCS: AJS37 Viggen by Heatblur Simulations
Fixed missing texture for Rb75/T/B
Fixed issues with kneeboard. Some cosmetic issues still remaining.
Kneeboard now displays flight-plan of selected data cartridge.
Flight plans created in F10 map now supports adding time and speed, ie “B2 0.8” for Mach 0.8 or “M4 12:35:10” for time-on-target thirty five minutes and ten seconds past noon. Force speed works like it does in the Mission Editor, and not like in CK37, so setting a speed on B2 will have it use that speed from B1 to B2 and after, similar to setting speed on B1 manually in CK37.
Manual update, RC2

DCS C-101 by AvioDev
LAU-131 with M257 rockets (parachute illumination) does work now.
Payload does not remain in same position when the wing is detached.
Improved pilots’ animation and textures.
Fixed liveries folder structure.
Fixed ADI gauge glass.
Fixed issue with engine stopping when there is tail wind.
Fixed Sidewinder pylon.
Implemented MPR switch and corresponding light.
Fixed smoke system icons in ME payload page. They are now visible again.
Added C-101CC kneeboard (WIP) with tables for TACAN-DME channels and paired frequencies.
Fixed both EB and CC kneeboards.
Added localizer indication to C-101CC ADI.
Updated DEFA 553 shells (30mm instead of 12.7mm).
Fixed GS arm and capture modes of FD. It now keeps ALT mode longer, until GS deviation is closer to zero. No fly-up commands anymore at ILS capture.
Stall warning does not sound now with tailwind on ground, only when test is performed.
AoA indicator needle in C-101CC does not move with tailwind on ground, only when test is performed.
Reduced adverse yaw effect.
Increased yaw moment dampening.
Fixed ITT instrument marks in C-101CC. (Engine instruments indications are WIP).
Replaced Fast Erect label with Gyro Platform label in C-101CC rear cockpit.
Updated C-101EB kneeboard, and added C-101CC kneeboard with specific checklist and data, as well as table with TACAN-DME channels and paired frequencies.

DCS MiG-21bis by Magnitude 3 LLC
R-3x missile performance adjusted.
Calibrated altimeter’s precision.
Updated weapons’ panel texture (‘Easy Weapons’ option)
Updated radar ‘JAM’ texture.
Fixed shaking pitot while the aircraft is stationary.

DCS F/A-18C
Corrected wrong VVI indication on HUD
Crash when using Weapon.getDesc() on an Aim-7F from event handler is fixed.
Removed GBU-16 dual carry on BRU-33.
Added Instant Action Missions:
Caucasus FA-18C AGM-65F Maverick Practice
Caucasus FA-18C Paveway II Laser Guided Bombs Practice
Caucasus FA-18C River Run
Persian Gulf FA-18 Strike Fighter
Added HARM delivery in the Self Protect mode.
Fixed DUD cue for GPB/LGB.
Fixed FOV of AGM-65E.
Fixed TDC slew of AGM-65F.
Radar ACM modes switching corrected.
Missing Leading Edge Extension (LEX) Vapors restored.

DCS Yak-52
Large FPS difference from 2 Blade to 3 Blade prop fixed.

DCS UH-1H
Assertion and crash when UH-1H main rotor is damaged are fixed.

DCS Mi-8MTV2
Correct mass calculation in rearm menu.

DCS: AJS37 Viggen by Heatblur Simulations
Fixed missing texture for Rb75/T/B
Fixed various issues with kneeboard. Some cosmetic issues still remaining.
Kneeboard now displays flight-plan of selected data cartridge.
New: Flight plans created in F10 map now supports adding time and speed, ie “B2 0.8” for Mach 0.8 or “M4 12:35:10” for time-on-target thirty five minutes and ten seconds past noon. Force speed works like it does in the Mission Editor, and not like in CK37, so setting a speed on B2 will have it use that speed from B1 to B2 and after, similar to setting speed on B1 manually in CK37.
Fixed RAT clipping through aircraft fuselage
Updated manual to ver. RC2 - Thanks to everyone who contributed with issues!

Campaigns
L-39 Kursant campaign. Corrected missions of stage 6.
P-51D The Blue Nosed Bastards of Bodney. Removed the "player alive" success condition. Updated some docs.
Mi-8MTV2 The Border Campaign. Corrected mission 8 (Radio Hunt) where group of Mi-24 can not landing.
M-2000C Red Flag Campaign.
Mission 03: removed static F-15 blocking taxi route for Monster (UK Tornado).
Mission 10: fixed behaviour of AI F-5 and M-2000 so that they engage instead of landing.
A-10C Stone Shield. Adapting mission files under DCS 2.5.
Museum Relic Campaign. Numerous performance changes made to both campaigns.

Known Issues
DOS-window appears while CE II libraries loading.
Mirage M-2000C: spring loaded switches doesn't work. You can download fix here:

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