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Re: DCS 2.5 Update News

Postby Neil Willis » 29 Aug 2018, 14:32

Today's update change log from ED:

2.5.3.21016 Open Beta

DCS World

BRU-42 weight is corrected
Ground units are no more moved out of the bridge being attacked
Mouse camera control now works after mission change
Smoke from generators no more displayed after aircraft damaged
F10 map will center on players aircraft at first entering
‘Twin S-25OFM’ payload weight corrected
DCS crash when user lands on carrier in VTOL aircraft fixed
Flight model updated for all AIM-7 family
Rain droplets artifacts fixed for all cockpits

Mission Editor

GUI Error when using task ‘Embark’ to transport for vehicle fixed
GUI Error when user tries to open tab Stop Condition after add waypoint fixed
Different Labels options added
Aircraft initial speed calculated based on optimal cruise values
Rain droplets option listbox replaced with checkbox
MSAA 8x option removed
F10 view can be unzoomed now when mission saved with maximal zoom in ME
Box for ‘Time left’ text expanded (offline mode)

FC3

No more HUD avionics freeze when Mer*6 Fab-100 jettisoned

Yak-52

max weight is corrected
Engine damage appears when player exceeds max possible RPM
Engine start sequence is corrected
‘Fighter’ aircraft icon replaced

Terrains

Normandy: terrain shining removed

F/A-18C

AIM7 FLOOD mode corrected
PRF selection label by OSB 1 changed to PDI cannot be changed unless the lock is dropped
Hornet PAI will now engage targets with radar-guided missiles
Power Up sound, EW Tones and Lights added
Both DDI brightness now can be regulated

L-39C

Gunsight option for L-39 moved to the Mission Editor, aircraft panel

F-5E

RWR intensity knob now rotates smooth
F-5E Chinese cockpit texture added

Mi-8

Mi-8MTV2 Chinese cockpit texture updated

China Asset Pack

Surface-To-Air missile parameters updated

Campaigns

Mi-8 Oilfield: Mission 12 improved, APA-80 starts after switching off the external power
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Re: DCS 2.5 Update News

Postby dragon13 » 01 Sep 2018, 04:33

Todays hotfix update change log from ED.

2.5.3.21107 (Beta Only)

DCS World

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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Re: DCS 2.5 Update News

Postby Galm99 » 05 Sep 2018, 23:06

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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Re: DCS 2.5 Update News

Postby Neil Willis » 07 Sep 2018, 14:50

The release version of DCS World has been updated today to v2.5.2.20785. Here is the change log:

Fixed crash with AGM-65E missile on the AV-8B Harrier
Some improvements into input localisation

Please note, this doesn't bring it up to the same specification as the Beta, which has encountered some issues this week, which have delayed the transfer across to the release version.
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Re: DCS 2.5 Update News

Postby Neil Willis » 12 Sep 2018, 10:20

Today's change log from Eagle Dynamics...

DCS World 2.5.3.21444 Beta only

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.

DCS F/A-18C

Carrier catapults will work correctly at low and high temperature of 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 in correct 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 of cockpit glass transparency.

DCS Yak-52

Logbook will be works with Yak-52.
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Re: DCS 2.5 Update News

Postby dragon13 » 18 Sep 2018, 06:24

Today's change log from Eagle Dynamics...

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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Re: DCS 2.5 Update News

Postby Neil Willis » 26 Sep 2018, 17:01

Today's update change log applying to the Beta version only:

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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Re: DCS 2.5 Update News

Postby Galm99 » 10 Oct 2018, 12:29

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.

Campaigns

Memory of Hero - updated most of missions.
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Re: DCS 2.5 Update News

Postby Neil Willis » 24 Oct 2018, 13:59

Today's update to DCS World 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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Re: DCS 2.5 Update News

Postby Neil Willis » 31 Oct 2018, 15:08

Today's update brings the release version (v2.5.3.23225) up to the same specification as the 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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