This week we are proud to release the content-complete version of the DCS: Persian Gulf Map. Since the original release of this map, the area has been greatly expanded to make it the largest DCS World map. It also includes an astonishing 29 airfields, the most airfield of any DCS World map.
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In this most recent update, we have added:
Liwa airfield and surrounding area in the UAE.
Ras Al Khaimah airfield in the UAE.
Jiroft airfield in Iran.
Levan Island airfield in Iran.
Persepolis, Rayen Citadel, and Bam World Heritage sites
Added parking spaces to north end of Bandar Abbas airfield.
The DCS: Persian Gulf map provides an excellent playground for your DCS modules:
Critical source of 40% of world-traded oil, making it a historic and current flash point of endless possibilities
Sprawling cities of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Bandar Abbas
Iranian island fortresses of Abu Musa, Sirri, and Tunb
Varied terrain of towering mountains, desert plains, and marshlands
Dozens of small and massive ports, power plants, refineries, and bases
Thousands of kilometers of trafficked roads and rail lines
Thousands of individual buildings
Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, and the Dubai Frame
Although this map is now content-complete, we will of course to continue to support the map with fixes as required. We are now excited to focus on a new, free map for DCS World.
In this week’s Open Beta, we have enabled dedicated servers using the no-render option to use all DCS World maps and the Assets Pack for free!
Features of the Dedicated Server include:
Run a server without the need of a render. This allows a server to need less RAM and only a very simple video card.
The CPU load is lower, so you can use a less-powerful CPUs or run more complicated missions instead.
You can run multiple copies of a Dedicated Server on one PC. Computer capabilities can be used more fully when you start servers in different CPU threads.
A Dedicated Server can be controlled remotely via WebGUI.
Although we have tested extensively internally and with several community servers, there may be non-official scripts that will not function well with a Dedicated Server. We ask that you report such issues and/or avoid using non-supported scripts
In addition to the finalization of the Persian Gulf Map and the ability for no-render dedicated servers to run all DCS World maps and the Asset Pack for free, there have been several other great additions to this weeks Open Beta update. You can read the complete change log here.
The Hornet received initial JDAM capability, further tuning of LTWS mode, and corrected INS alignment issues.
AV-8B cockpit, MPCD, and LCD improvements by RAZBAM
Numerous C-101 improvements by AvioDev like engine and fuel system improvements, better force feedback support, added and adjusted circuit breakers, and more.
The F-14 by Heatblur has many great changes that include a custom livery option, RWR improvements, tuned 6DOF view limits, and many more.
The UH-1 door gunner error after rearming has been corrected.
Mission updates for the F-5E and L-39.