Config, options, joystick, screen, Multimonitor, etc.

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Config, options, joystick, screen, Multimonitor, etc.

Where can I find custom settings (joystick profiles, screenshots, tracks, etc.)?

All custom files (DCS user profile) are stored here: c:\Users\USERNAME\Saved Games\DCS[Open Alpha, Beta]

How to correctly install Your Mods (user mods)

Usually, players installed their mods directly into DCS installation folder, which is not a proper way, since this could break object world ID, especially for those of 3rd parties.

you need to place your mods to Windows user profile  ..\Saved Game\DCS.xx\

Please find the full Guide on

My input devices don’t work ( joystick axes work incorrectly, buttons click don’t work, etc.) What should I do?

First of all you should reset input settings to the original. You should rename or delete folder with user input settings (C:\Users\User_Name\Saved Games\DCS[Open Alpha, Beta]\Config\Input), then launch the game, open control settings, configure your input settings again and click “Ok”. After that a new user folder with current settings will be created.

No start/pause button

If you do not have a pause key on your keyboard you can add a new key combination in the controls.

It is possible to reassign the key
If you go to controls > general > general
find pause and add a new key combination for example  Rctrl +/

you will need to use a combination or key that is not in use by your aircraft but it is possible

I don't see the Option or Module Manager buttons after first change, the main menu screen is too small, want to go back to default

You can modify a file options.lua located at :
C:\Users\User_Name\Saved Games\DCS[Open Alpha, Beta]\Config\
you have to edit LUA file with Notepad++ , please install it from official site (

if you need you can adjust the resolution and aspect ratio for your monitor:
options > ["graphics"] >
["aspect"] = ***,
["height"] = ****,
["width"] = ***,

and set the multiMonitorSetup by default :
["multiMonitorSetup"] = "1camera"

Also you can delete options.lua file and start DCS World again with all options by default.

Increasing Text Size for Menu and on Screen instructions

in thу DCS World the SCALE GUI feature can be found in Options menu -> System

Multimonitor setup - ED forum links

Consolidated Multi-monitor setup threads (FAQ's)

DCS: A-10C Warthog » Bugs and Problems » Multi-Monitor and Other Displays

DCS World 1.5 & 2.0 Open Alpha » 1.5 Open Beta Bugs and Problems » Multi-Monitor Support

DCS World 1.5 & 2.0 Open Alpha » 2.0 Open Alpha Bugs and Problems » Multi-Monitor Support

also you always can use Search Forums