Dear Pilots!

Screenshot Contest Winners

A hearty congratulations to the three winners of our 2015 Screenshot Contest! There were many wonderful entries, but in the end we had to pick just three!

1st place by Jester Darrak

2nd place by MAX123

3rd place by ESA_maligno

Though, there are some other nice pictures which you may use for posters or somehow else.. Enjoy!

/en/downloads/screenshots/610/

DCS World 1.5.2 Update

Today we have updated DCS World Open Beta to Ver. 1.5.2 with the following primary changes:

  • Stability improvements
  • Continued work on Chinese localization and textures
  • New Mi-8MTV2 features like anti-icing “SECTION X” lamps and current heating for windows
  • Fixes and improvements to the L-39C.
  • F-86F improvements, including improved input for clock, canopy controls, rudder switch and fire warning system
  • MiG-15bis improvements, including: fixed marker activation over NDBs and adjusted G-suit performance
  • A-10C improvements, including fixes for no elevation data for init position, manually entered coordinates of init position not changing, and RWR switch being set to OFF when starting hot or from runway.
  • Corrected NDB and VOR positions.
  • Fixed memory leaks.
  • Updated Magic II and Super 530D performance.
  • Updated and corrected Encyclopedia.

DCS: L-39 Albatros Update

Work continues on the L-39 with the primary focus being on the ZA version. Once the ZA version is complete, we will also add the new training missions and move the L-39 out of beta.

A Review of DCS Versions

At this time we have three different versions of DCS World available and we understand that some of you may be a little confused. In order to provide more clarity, here is what you need to know:

Ver. 1.2. This is the current released (stable) version of the game that includes all modules except the Nevada DLC map. It however uses our older graphics engine.
You can download it here: /en/downloads/world/1.2/

Ver. 1.5. This version includes all the same content as Ver. 1.2, but uses the new graphics engine. At the end of December 2015, we plan to move Ver. 1.5 out of Open Beta and make it the new released (stable) version. At that time, Ver. 1.2 will no longer be updated and supported.
You can download it here: /en/downloads/world/1.5/

Ver. 2.0. This version uses the same, new engine as 1.5, but ONLY works with the Nevada DLC map at this time. We are continually updating the Nevada DLC map now using this version. For now, Ver. 2.0 is being used as a testbed for the Nevada DLC map.
You can download it here: /en/downloads/world/2.0/

Once versions 1.5 and 2.0 are debugged and working well next year, we will integrate them into a common Ver. 2.0 release (stable) version that will include both the free Caucasus map, the Nevada DLC map, and future maps. At that time, we will drop Ver. 1.5 and Ver. 2.0 will be the only supported DCS World version.

Downloading and Installing the Nevada Map

Over the past two weeks, we have seen a lot of questions regarding how to download and install the Nevada map, for those that purchased it or got it free as part of the A-10C Beta program. For those that missed the answers on our forums, here is a review.

If you purchased the map through our e-shop at: /en/shop/terrains/

Install DCS World 2.0 and open the Module Manager. Please look in your Available DLC / Terrain page for the listing of the map with an install button next to it. If you do not see it, please run Repair DCS World 2.0 Open Alpha from your Windows Start Menu / All Apps / Eagle Dynamics and then look again.

If you believe you purchased the A-10C Beta prior to February 21st, 2011, please visit the Nevada DLC map store page at: /en/shop/terrains/nttr_terrain/
On this page, you will see a button entitled SHOW SERIAL NUMBERS. Please press this button for your free key.

Have a great weekend,

The Eagle Dynamics Team