With many users unhappy with the bad performance of latest versions of DCS World and the very steep requirements for hardware, questions have now been arising on how to install previous versions of DCS.
This package provides the necessary files to easily (and separately) download and install DCS 2.5.6 (its final Stable release 184.108.40.206527.3, March 5th 2021) from ED's official servers. Just follow the instructions provided with the download package.
The advantage of using version 2.5.6 of DCS (versus the more recent, latest versions) is that it provides better performance, and has lower hardware requirements.
For DCS 2.5.6, I also suggest these two following mods:
- CGTC, which vastly improves the looks of the Caucasus map in DCS 2.5.6: https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/3321589/
- SIMPLEX 2.56, which slightly improves performance without messing up with the visuals: https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/3317942/