In commemoration of the June 1944 D-Day landings, we have several DCS World War II updates we’d like to bring you. We see DCS World War II as a very important component of DCS World and it will continue to grow with new features, content, and numerous improvements. We are just getting started.
Working with the UGRA-MEDIA, the developer of the Normandy map, we will be releasing a free update to this map in June. This map is the ideal battleground for our warbirds that focuses on northern France in the summer on 1944.
Coming improvements include:
More detailed objects and realistic airfield textures. The textures now reflect the more dusty, lighter, sandy surfaces
Removal of permanent structures from ALG airfields
Concrete surfaces for the airfields of Evreux, Carpiquet, and Tangmere
Shallow water zones along the coastal areas
New stone bridges
More structures like farm houses outside the detailed areas of the map
Added more objects like windmills
To provide a more realistic and populated World War II environment, new assets are being added to the World War II assets pack this month.
Some of these new units include:
M12 gun motor carriage
M30 cargo carrier
Sd.Kfz. 234/2 “Puma”
Sd.Kfz. 7 artillery tractor
Sd.Kfz. 2 Kettenkrad
Horch staff car
LCVP Higgins boats
There is no additional charge for all of these new units.
Many new air, ground and sea units will be coming in later updates.
Static Templates are sets of objects that can be placed on the map and saved as a single entity. After a template is created, it can be saved and shared with others. Multiple instances of a Static Template can then be placed to create more interesting and populated missions. In addition to statics, AI units can also be placed in the template.