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Flying Legends 2012

Friday, 29 June 2012

The Flying Legends air show will take place at Duxford, UK on June 30 – July 1. While WW2 aircraft soar in the skies, you can try to reproduce their maneuvers in the legendary P-51D fighter recreated in the virtual environment of DCS by Eagle Dynamics.

DCS: P-51D Mustang is an authentic PC simulation of one of the best and well-known WW2 fighters. The Fighter Collection welcomes everybody to witness:

  • the challenge, which DCS: P-51D Mustang brings to desktop computers;
  • the “sweet melody” of its powerplant roaring to please your senses;
  • the adventure of fighting in a classic piston engine aircraft.

See you in Duxford at TFC Hangar No 2 on 30 June – 1 July!

Further details at www.fighter-collection.com



Press Release: Pre-Purchase “DCS: Combined Arms” in June 2012

Friday, 01 June 2012
DUXFORD, UK, May 31st 2012 – The Fighter Collection and Eagle Dynamics will offer DCS: Combined Arms as a digital download pre-purchase for $29.99 in June 2012. Pre-purchase also provides access to pre-release Beta versions of the title.

DCS: Combined Arms gives the user control of ground forces during the battle. Use the strategic map to move ground forces, set artillery fire missions, and control the ground battle. Assume the role of a Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) and designate targets for close air support aircraft, or directly control an armor vehicles or air defense weapons and engage enemy forces.

Play DCS: Combined Arms as a real time strategy game, a first person armor warfare simulation, or direct the ground battle from the cockpit of a DCS aircraft like the A-10C Warthog, Ka-50 Black Shark, or P-51D Mustang.

DCS: Combined Arms supports both single player and multiplayer gameplay. When in multiplayer, different players can take on different roles such as artillery commanders, tank commanders, pilots, JTACS, etc. DCS: Combined Arms allows you full control of the battle. All roles can be changed dynamically during the battle.

Features of the DCS: Combined Arms:
– Move ground forces and direct their fire during a mission.
– Be the Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) and direct close air support.
– Jump into the seat of many armor and air defense units to engage enemy air and ground forces.
– Play in both single player and multiplayer games.
– Both small and large scale battle missions included.
– Part of DCS World.

See screenshots in news Details


About The Fighter Collection

The Fighter Collection, as well as developing software for the entertainment and serious game markets, also operates, rebuilds and maintains Europe's largest collection of airworthy WWII fighters and is based at Duxford Airfield, in the UK.

For more information visit our websites:

http://www.fighter-collection.com/



German and Spanish Black Shark 2 Now Available

Friday, 01 June 2012
The German and Spanish versions of DCS: Black Shark 2 are now available for download:


A-10C Warthog and Black Shark 2 modules for DCS: World

Friday, 18 May 2012
Open beta of A-10C Warthog and Black Shark 2 modules for DCS: World are released. Links to distributives are located at the bottom of the download pages, right before BitTorrent files.

Please notice, open beta of Black Shark 2 module is of standalone version. Serial numbers of upgrade version don't fit it. Module of Black Shark 2 upgrade version will be released in an independent distributive after release of the final versions of the modules.



Third Party Module – DCS: MiG-21Bis Fishbed

Monday, 07 May 2012
DCS: MiG-21Bis FishbedThe first licensed third party module to DCS World was announced just a few days ago – DCS: MiG-21Bis Fishbed.

This is a watershed moment in DCS history, made possible in part by the emerging modular structure of DCS World. DCS World has reaffirmed our plans to develop a modular system and continue to work toward an SDK package. DCS: MiG-21Bis Fishbed is a pioneering effort and explores a completely new platform available for aircraft simulation: DCS World. No doubt this effort is highly valuable and will be appreciated by our current and future community members. We wish this project dynamic development and success at the market!

Looking forward to our first encounter with the MiG-21Bis in the virtual skies of DCS! 



Patch for DCS World and P-51D Will Be Soon

Saturday, 05 May 2012
We are testing patch v.1.1.2.1 for DCS World and P-51D now. It is small compared to a full distributive. Expect it in the near future.


Update to DCS World and P-51D Arrived!

Saturday, 05 May 2012
Open beta v.1.1.2.1 of DCS World and P-51D released.

Current change log:

Orange models fixed
Crash on destruction of SAM units fixed
Disappeared payloads after unpaused game fixed
Su-25T training link added
New music
Manual added to installer
Crash on some missions start fixed
Multiplayer login problems fixed
Repair aircrafts by player request only
Control surfaces synchronized over network
Improved P-51D cooling system
Crash after sinking IFV BMP-3 fixed
Sound cracks fixed



The Mustang takes flight!

Monday, 30 April 2012
DCS P-51D coverDCS: P-51D Mustang has come alive and is now available for pre-purchase. Hurry to get your copy of this American legend today!

Agile, fast, and deadly, this World War-II veteran is considered by many to be the best fighter aircraft of all time.

The pre-purchase option includes access to pre-release Beta versions of the title. The current beta version is available in the Downloads section of the DCS website.
After completing the pre-purchase, you will be given a serial number to activate the product and take this bird to the skies!

Special features of DCS: P-51D Mustang include:

- Highly detailed six-degrees-of-freedom cockpit. Interact with cockpit controls with your mouse.
- Unmatched flight physics and that allow you to truly feel what it's like to fly this legend.
- Accurate P-51D Mustang model, squadron markings, and weapons.
- Detailed modeling the P-51D Mustang instruments, weapon, engine, radios, fuel, electrical, and hydraulic systems.
- Take part in a Challenge Campaign to test your flying and combat skills. 

Thank you and enjoy flying one of the most important and legendary aircraft in history!


DRM Solution Available to 3rd Party Developers

Monday, 30 April 2012
Attention modders! An important new development has occurred. MapleFlagMissions.ca, a third party developer, has been granted permission from ED/TFC to license their Digital Rights Management solution to other third party developers. This allows other third parties to protect their work and opens the door to third party mods being offered as payware addons.
Contact ED/TFC and MapleFlagMissions.ca for more information.



DCS Mustang Developer Notes

Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Our lead flight model programmer has put together a few developer note articles that discuss some of the more interesting features of both the real and the virtual DCS P-51D. We will be releasing these over the course of the the next couple of weeks.

The first and probably most lengthy article overviews some of the principles behind the Manifold Pressure Indicator in the cockpit.

Enjoy!

Developer's journal > DCS: P-51D Mustang


PS
We also want to notice, a FAQ on DCS: P-51D is available on forums.



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