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Re: DCS 2.5 Update News

Postby dragon13 » 23 Mar 2019, 15:18

Today's Changelog, bringing DCS World up to 2.5.4.28841 Beta:

DCS World
ME. Triggers. Added new field to message action with delay message in seconds.
Fixed a crash when player left aircraft for AI control with scheduled two identical failures, which caused them to mess.
Fixed a crash if player ejects himself in the middle of refueling procedure.
Dedicated server. Log update now checks if lifecycle is enabled.
Dedicated server. File selector: 'Saved Games' topmost folder. Only show relative path from it.



DCS AV-8B by RAZBAM
Tpod Point track issue Fixed
ASL line behavior fixed
Fuel Probe Model Changed
Training Missions Updated

DCS MIG-19 by RAZBAM
Added the following keybinds:
- Milpower and AB throttle buttons
- Canopy open and Canopy close discrete commands
- Landing gear lever lock on, off, on/off commands
- Landing gear lever neutral command
- RV-5 Radalt commands for each option
- Rocket salvo mode command for each option
- ASP-5 sight aiming mode command for each option
- Bomb release mode command for each option
- parachute deploy cover open and close
- cockpit temp selections
- emergency brake on and off
- nose gear brake on and off
- agi-1 cage and uncage
- ark 5 far/ndb band select
- ark 5 near band select
- ark5 function select
- ark5 receive mode
- ark5 near/far select
- main battery
- bomb arm
- asp5 sight cage
- rp5 radar telemetry
Fixed Polish Skin
Increased Cockpit Brightness
Fixed Gun Arming button animation
Instrument Textures Updated
Adjusted Rocket pods (ORO-57K) coordinates

DCS F/A-18C Hornet
Corrected heading values on radar page.
F/A-18C missions: added HARM instant action mission, added more threats, added Hornet Nevada mission, updated sound trigger, updated SAMs, added waypoints, Added Hornet low alt recce mission for Normandy map, added new Hornet instant action caucasus mission, added voice-overs. Added French, Korean and Russian localization. Updated for datalink. The big part of Instant Action missions relocated to the Single missions.
SA page with large number of threats will not causes significant FPS hit.
Hostile identification on SA fixed (WIP).
INS alignment procedure fixed (WIP).
DCS MiG-21bis by Magnitude 3 LLC
Fixed flight model not reacting to damage values.

DCS F-14 Tomcat by Heatblur Simulations
Prevent “Iceman” from using throttle on the ground.
Prevent NTDS datalink and CAINS on Kuznetsov carrier.
Reduce engine thrust at extreme altitudes.
Change sidewinder HUD movable reticle to show only center of scan pattern.
New sidewinder lock tone based on SME feedback.
Add Jester option to explicitly select some weapon station combinations.
Added tape player volume controls.
Significantly reduced F-14 RAM usage.
Significantly reduced Disk IO & CPU usage at mission start.
Reduced loading times.
Fixed JESTER being silent at mission start.
Rename input category HCU to Hand Control Unit for consistency.
Add keybinds for speedbrake toggle, hook toggle, parking brake, emergency jettison, anti-skid spoiler brake.

DCS C-101 by AvioDev
Improved buffet. It now vibrates depending not only in G load but also in AoA at high G loads.

DCS Campaigns
TEW 3.0 by Baltic Dragon
Mission 13: Updated positions of some enemy units to decrease difficulty a little. Fixed occasional bug with allied helos not landing on the roof - now they will land beside the main building.
M-2000C Red Flag by Baltic Dragon
Mission 06: Updated F-14 model and loadout. Reduced skill of Aggressor Phantoms.
Mission 11: Updated triggers for Hawg flights - they should RTB when task is complete. If AI flights crash after mission complete it won't affect the score.
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Re: DCS 2.5 Update News

Postby Neil Willis » 27 Mar 2019, 14:40

Today's change log bringing DCS World up to 2.5.4.29004 Open Beta:

DCS World

R-27R and R-27T DLZ is corrected.
Black screen flickering on the some video cards fixed.

DCS AV-8B by RAZBAM

Fuel Probe Model Adjusted to match real airframe
DMT can now track moving targets
MPCD Brightness control enabled

DCS MIG-19 by RAZBAM

Added the following keybinds:
- Milpower and AB throttle buttons
- Canopy open and Canopy close discrete commands
- Landing gear lever lock on, off, on/off commands
- Landing gear lever neutral command
- RV-5 Radalt commands for each option
- Rocket salvo mode command for each option
- ASP-5 sight aiming mode command for each option
- Bomb release mode command for each option
- Parachute deploy cover open and close
- Cockpit temp selections
- Emergency brake on and off
- Nose gear brake on and off
- AGI -1 cage and uncage
- ARK-5 far/ndb band select
- ARK-5 near band select
- ARK-5 function select
- ARK-5 receive mode
- ARK-5 near/far select
- Main battery
- Bomb arm
- ASP5 sight cage
- RP5 radar telemetry
Fixed Polish Skin
Increased Cockpit Brightness
Fixed Gun Arming button animation
Instrument Textures Updated
Adjusted Rocket pods (ORO-57K) coordinates

DCS MiG-21bis by Magnitude 3 LLC

Fixed flight model not reacting to damage values. (Fix did not make the last update)
Updated external sounds.

DCS F/A-18C Hornet

Added Latent Track While Scan (LTWS) mode with MSI coming next
Missing AGM-65F timing after re-arming is restored.
Corrected sequence of bombs release from double rack.
Optimization of afterburner nozzles animation.
Folded wings produce bug on 2nd and other LODs fixed.
DCS Flaming Cliffs
Su-33. Fixed small jumps on carrier spawn.

DCS C-101 by AvioDev

Added new ejection seat to external model.
Added synchronization of the following systems to multicrew:
-Canopy (partially working)
-Radios priority
-Navigation priority
-VOR/TCN selector
-HSI course/heading selector
-Fuel test
-Emergency air brake
-Emergency landing gear deployment (working partially, only front cockpit)

DCS F-14 Tomcat by Heatblur Simulations

Fixed very frequent CTD due to Jester sound missing.
Increased roll moment from missing wings
Increased drag due to aerodynamic damage
Decreased lift due to aerodynamic damage
Tuned thrust for better adherence to level acceleration tests
Corrected refuel keybind to support 2-pos and 3-pos switches
Prevent gun drum counter reaching 7XX
Prevented JESTER from turning off radar at the start of a mission
Limit the sidewinder seeker-driven HUD movable reticle to the HUD FOV
Implemented ability to hide the stick grip.
Tweaked IR signature coefficient in non-AB and AB.
Fixed typos in RIO keybinds
Made Sidewinder pattern scan slightly tighter.
Play sidewinder lock tone only when explicitly SEAM locked.
Allow SEAM lock from sidewinder boresight mode.
Don’t play tape player button sounds when changing volume
Added more FFB effects: trim, airspeed & G effects
Corrected inlet efficiency reductions
Corrected lack of weathering on all tail surfaces in default liveries
Fixed VF-103 Hi-viz spelling errors
Fixed Autopilot off keybind
Fixed JESTER going crazy and rambling during A2A refueling
Tweaked wing overstress logic.
Wings will now continue to sweep past 5g.
Added night lighting to CAP drum
Added night lighting to LANTIRN panel (known issue: too weak)
RIO helmet in cockpit now matches exterior
Adjusted AIM-9 SEAM lock tone to be less ear murder-y
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Re: DCS 2.5 Update News

Postby dragon13 » 02 Apr 2019, 07:44

Today's change log bringing DCS World up to 2.5.4.29167 Open Beta:

NOTE: The network protocol has changed. Servers with the old version of the game will not be available.

DCS World
Fixed crash when use trigger "Start player seat lock" with incorrect number.
MP. Improved synchronization of client’s phantoms of AIM-54 missiles.
Ship's cruise missiles. Fixed a wrong launch orientation of missile.
ME. Corrected unit templates: Hawk SAM Battery standard and Hawk SAM Battery reinforced, S-300, Patriot. Corrected name of Rapira position.

DCS: F-14 Tomcat by Heatblur Simulations
Fixed CTD with Jester sound memory allocation
Sidewinder volume input entries corrected
Removed 'ECM Jam Toggle' from the pilot input.
Jester "tune TAC" and "tune ground station" channel number fixed for channels >= 64Y (previously Jester was adding one to the channel number for that range).
Fixed Jester swapping X and Y when using TACAN manual tune.
LANTIRN sensitivity to fog and dust adjusted/fixed. Should now be possible to engage tracking with dust enabled.
Countermeasures mission editor preset loading fixed.
Fixed datalink frequency keybinds not updating panel rollers.
Tuned core and afterburner thrust slightly.
Adjusted inlet efficiency.
Adjusted compressor stall and other engine issue probabilities in SEC mode.
Redesigned FFB model to more closely match artificial feel system.
Fixed SEC mode nozzle behavior (always commanded closed now).
Tweak HUD VVI and AoA error (E bracket) towards realism per SME feedback.
Added Sidewinder circle scan (note: not visible!)
Fixed pilot+RIO ICS hot/cold/override keybinds.
Fixed sticky master caution keybind.
Add some community-supplied keybinds for: throttle mode, oxygen, emer wing sweep cover, eng/probe anti ice, asymm thrust limiter, hydraulic transfer pump, fuel feed, anti skid
Show IM/IN alternating with MV on HSD if mag var greater than 5deg.
Show TACAN info on HSD/ECMD in LDG display mode with AWL/PCD steering mode.
Reset guarded switch states for hydraulic transfer pump, emergency flight hydraulics, fuel feed, emergency generator
Radar: use selected elevation bars for supersearch and acquisition scan patterns.
Fix SP/PH missile firing order when not all 6 stations are fitted.
DCS C-101 by AvioDev
Updated CN localization.
Solved issue with telebriefing dimmer moving ADF intercom button.
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Re: DCS 2.5 Update News

Postby dragon13 » 10 Apr 2019, 19:40

Today's change log bringing DCS World up to 2.5.4.29585 Open Beta:

Network protocol changed, old servers are not visible

DCS World

• F10 map options for 'a/c only' and 'map only' will not make airbase icons disappear.
• Uncontrolled ground units will not be be controlled by keyboard combos.
• MP. Detected units in the fog of war conditions will be visible after reconnecting to the server.
• MT4 Sherman and MT4A4 Sherman speed corrected.

DCS AV-8B by RAZBAM

• Cockpit textures updated
• MPCD Knobs Fixed
• MPCD Brightness Control Updated
• MPCD BIT Page enabled
• LCD Display Updated

DCS C-101 by AvioDev

• Added emergency fuel lever functionality and dependency on emergency fuel valve.
• Added engine computer total failure.
• Ignition light comes now on when emergency fuel valve is ON.
• No more buffet on ground when there's wind.
• Implemented the following Weapons circuit breakers:
- CAMERA SIGHT (energizes the sight)
- 115VAC SIGHT (energizes the sight head gyros)
• Force feedback:
-The stick does center now in roll when there is hydraulic pressure (stick stiffness in roll depends on hydraulic pressure)
-Stick force in roll depends now on hydraulic pressure. (Low hyd press means more force at higher speeds)
• Added pitch trim tone sound (both cockpits).
• Added pitch trim tone circuit breaker.
• Emergency guard cuts emergency pitch trim when closed.
• No pitch trim tone sound when using normal trim and emergency trim guard is open.
• When CB (circuit breaker) “PITCH TRIM TONE” in C-101EB is out, emergency trim guard does not cut the relation between speed brake switch and trim electrical circuits.
• Changed emergency trim switch to spring-loaded type.
• C-101CC ELT switch changed to spring-loaded type.
• C-101EB TARSYN synchronization switch changed to spring-loaded type.
• Fixed “AUDIO PANEL” label in C-101CC circuit breakers panel.

DCS: F-14 Tomcat by Heatblur Simulations

• Fix for DDD aspect switch unit scaling for supersearch & acquisition.
• Fix for being able to fill dropped external tanks.
• Adjustments to structural integrity and wing snap code (hopefully corrects less lenient structural damage with higher network latencies)
• Fixed floating gear emergency extension handle.
• New: Added radar beam structure emulation to the RWR.
• RWR gains and signal strength thresholds adjusted.
• RWR threat library version changed to "R9D2".
• Hook bypass switch input fix.
• Tweaked 6-dof view limits. Less goosing through the canopy.
• Converted some lua option strings to facilitate translation.
• Added custom cockpit livery option.
• Removed l10n folder from coremods.
• Added another option to RADIO MENU AND PTT BEHAVIOUR: DON'T USE DEFAULT PTT (RADIO MENU) BUTTONS FOR SRS.
• Additional push to talk entries for controlling SRS without interacting with the radio menus.
• Added clickspots for the AN/ARC-159 buttons: LOAD and TONE.
• Fixed ground air and electrical still on after flight.
• Multicrew sync of ejection arm switches.
• Fixed jester landing calls special option not working.
• Restore functionality to show HUD movable reticle (pipper) for TCS in STT modes (hiding HUD steering tee implicitly).
• Changed default Jester ripple quantity options to 2,3,4,6,8,16,28.
• Fix Sidewinder keybind volume adjustment infinite loop.
• Adjusted aerodynamic damage effects.
• Small adjustments to thrust and drag models
• Fixed the names of the RIO CMS input commands (AN/ALE-39).
• Fixed the kneeboard displaying wrong mag var values for Nevada (first page).

DCS UH-1H

• Restored a fire of door miniguns after rearming through ground crew.

DCS F-5E

• Updated Caucasus Instant Action missions.

DCS L-39

• Corrected training mission Bombs.

DCS F/A-18C

• JDAM initial implementation.
• INS. Autostart. After aligned to OK, the switch will be moved to NAV.
• LTWS. Added switching radar in STT mode in AIM-7 launch
• LTWS. Added aged track of target's blips.
• LTWS. RADAR relocks last tracked target after LTWS off/on fixed.
• LTWS. No L&S symbols on radar page displayed if track under cursor fixed.
• LTWS. HMD lock box not in the correct position fixed.
• LTWS. Radar page doesn't update when DATA button pressed fixed.

DCS Persian Gulf

• Added new airfields: Liwa Airbase, Ras Al Khamiah International Airport, Lavan Island airport.
• Added historical sites: Bam city, Persepolis, Rayen Citadel.
• North end of Bandar Abbas - parkings added.
• Cleanup after repair added.
• Many minor changes.

DCS Campaigns

AJS-37 Viggen 16-2 Red Flag Campaign by Bunyap Sims - corrected mission 01.
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Re: DCS 2.5 Update News

Postby dragon13 » 24 Apr 2019, 11:54

Today's change log bringing DCS World up to 2.5.4.30038 Open Beta:

DCS World
All AIM-7 missiles have active guidance seekers like an AIM-120 - fixed.
M6 Linebacker will reload all Stingers by the stock for 240 seconds.
M192 HAWK launcher will reload faster, for 420 seconds.
After rearm SAM Hawk does not not attack enemy - fixed.
AIM-7 wing animation fixed.
AGM-88 adjusted accuracy. Autopilot tuning, overload rate response slightly decreased for avoid a hard bucketing.
AI S-3B can't takeoff from CVN-70 in some case - fixed.
Dedicated Server. Fix mission restart, now server not crashes even if next mission do not exists or broken.
AI aircraft will be accelerate to required speed for weapon launch if this weapon required certain minimum speed. For example ARM missile Kh-31 requires minimum 0.7M for sure launch.
MP. F10 map. With target mark on, the aircraft type, player nick and mark text is overlapped - fixed.

Flaming Cliffs 3
Duplicated input for Autopilot reset command in Su-27, 33 and Mig-29 aircraft both FC and standalone is now fixed.
MiG-29 throttle lag decreased (WIP)

DCS F/A-18C
JDAM accuracy increased.
JDAM crash fixed.
Added Training Day mission
The autostart procedure now automatically turns on the radios.
APU did not start up in some cases after repair - fixed.
After full depleted of fuel, the aircraft will not start even after refueling - now in this case it is necessary to make repairs.

DCS A-10C
Update of the A-10C Instant Action Missions
JDAM in-range indication restored.

DCS L-39
Corrected L-39C Cold Start Nevada Instant Action mission.

DCS AV-8B by RAZBAM
Damage Model is now enabled (WiP):
INS System
RWR Receiver
Weapons Stations
Chaff + Flares
SMS Damage enabled
DMT Damage enabled
FLIR Damage enabled
CMDS Damage enabled
CONF Page enabled
Training Missions updated

DCS F-14 Tomcat by Heatblur Simulations
NEW: JESTER now uses RWS and ground stabilize if asked for
Fixed trim speed ramp-up
Added close jester menu bindable command
Fixed some command categorizations
Added AFCS SAS Channel toggle switches
Fixed flap axis range
Fixed various flap input bugs
(JESTER) No “lost lock” call-out in dogfights
Fixed SAMs engaging with multiple subsystems not triggering the RWR
Hawk CVAR added to threat library
Threat library updated to version R9D3
Updated various single player missions & reactivated alert 5 mission
Updated Caucasus Free flight mission
Fixed JESTER menu opening when JESTER is incapacitated
Fixed MAK-79 loadout on right rear station
Released F-14 Paintkit: http://media.heatblur.se/HB-F-14_Paintkit-v1.0.rar

DCS AJS37 Viggen by Heatblur Simulations
Fixed egregious CK37 CTD


Campaigns
DCS BS2 Republic: fixed bug with broken default localisation.
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Re: DCS 2.5 Update News

Postby dragon13 » 08 May 2019, 09:48

Today's change log bringing DCS World up to 2.5.4.30386 Open Beta:

DCS World
Fixed crash caused by video driver NV 430.39 when MK-20 or CBU canisters opens. We strongly recommend to update Nvidia drivers to version 430.53 (https://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answ...tail/a_id/4798) for preventing crashes on graphical effects.
MP. Fixed crash on the taxi in the multiseater aircraft.
MP. Fixed starting dedicated server with settings saved from webGUI also checks if mission list is empty.
ME and F10 map. Added view of precise coordinates with hundredths of seconds. Cycle through coordinate display option available by pressing LAlt + Y.
ME. Incorrect removal of the list Waypoint properties fixed.
Ground AI. The algorithm of detour of buildings and obstacles was adjusted.
AGM-88. Turned off the loft trajectory for SP and TOO modes. Fixed trajectory sagging at terminal phase of flight.
TrackIR_external_views option will not inherited from previous simulation run.


DCS F/A-18C
Emergency braking system corrected.


DCS MiG-21bis by Magnitude 3 LLC
Fixed distance indication for gun in radar mode (distance must be equal or less than 2000m for indication)
Improved inputs for ASP axis-based controls (rotaries)
Improved ASP LAUNCH light logic when attacking radar-locked targets (airborne or ground based)
Improved reticle size scaling.
Fixed emergency jettison switches to being clickable.
Fixed flaps reset switch going under control box when pushed.
Fixed SOD mode knob rotation range.
Fixed SPS launch button.
Fixed white flood light knob rotation.
Fixed air pressure gauge bezel's UVs
Added liveries' description.lua custom arg command for bort numbers.
Note: This is not the full major cockpit update. These small fixes are brought over from it for testing.


DCS Flaming Cliffs
MiG-29. Corrected RD-33 thrust and RPM at high altitude


DCS C-101 by AvioDev
Added functionality of the following circuit breakers of armament panel in the C-101CC:
MACHINE GUN 1 CANNON
MACHINE GUN 2
ARMING CONTROL
EMERG
NORMAL
Fixed cockpit frame roundness between front and rear canopies.
Fixed position of some of C-101CC circuit breakers of weapons panel, so that the white ring is visible when the circuit breaker is tripped.
Fixed default position of C-101CC circuit breakers: white ring not visible now when the circuit breaker is pushed in (flushed).
Fixed ignition switch functionality when using keyboard or joystick buttons.
Fixed default position of ignition switch at mission start.


DCS AV-8B by RAZBAM
HUD Update: Steer-To point symbol available on NAV and VTOL modes.
HUD reacts to device damage:
- INS
- Mission Computer (MSC)
- Weapons Manager (SMS)
- Armament Control Panel (ACP)
- Aircraft Computer (ADC)
Roll Stabilized Sight (iron sight) enabled (WiP)
MPCD STRS (Stores) page reacts to device damage (WiP)
Weapons Manager (SMS) damage model update (WiP)


DCS MIG-19 by RAZBAM
FM Updates: Throttle logic and braking behavior.


DCS AJS37 Viggen by Heatblur Simulations
Corrected crash when inputting runway heading >360 degrees.
Fixed bombing mode not stepping in when non BP and M waypoint.
Fixed typo in rocket quick start mission.
Updated RB 75 models Added RB 75 textures, requires a line in the livery to change from USAF texture.
Fixes to flight plan in kneeboard for custom cartridges.
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