Bang for the buck, a DCS: Fw190A-8 mini-review

Thanks to the free trials that Eagle Dynamics has been running over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been able to check out a DCS World module that I have been looking at buying for a while now. The DCS: Fw190A-8 is the first Axis fighter to match-up historically with their Normandy focused scenario and…

IL-2 patch 4.005 is out!

The next patch for the IL-2: Great Battles Series is out and ready to download via launcher or Steam update. Patch 4.005 is another large patch for the series with a huge list of updates and changes. Let’s focus in on some of the highlights and talk about what it’s all about. A massive patch…

Catching up with Polychop’s OH-58D live streams

Over the weekend, Polychop Simulations showed off their work on their OH-58D coming to DCS World sometime later in 2020. The module is still a work in progress but if the live streams that we saw on the weekend are any indication, this module is already well on its way in terms of systems programming….

DCS: Bf109K-4 is free to check out

Life’s been a bit hectic here (things are ok though) so I’m behind again but I wanted to remind folks that the DCS: Bf109K-4 is free today and tomorrow and its another DCS World WWII module worth checking out. I’ve put together some screenshots, some tutorials to check out, and I encourage you to check…

Grim Reapers interview TrueGrit to learn more on DCS: Eurofighter

A couple of weeks ago we learned that a new third party developer, TrueGrit Virtual Technologies, had joined the pantheon of DCS World developers and that they were licensed and building DCS: Eurofighter Typhoon for a future release of DCS World. Grim Reapers were able to sit down with the lead developer to learn more…

Team Fusion teases next video with a dump of screenshots

Team Fusion is working towards their IL-2: Cliffs of Dover Version 5.0 North Africa release relatively unaffected by the recent disruptions around the world and they are teasing their next update video showing off the latest in visual effects for the new title – name still unannounced. Let’s have a look! A bunch of new…

There’s a reason why the Bf109G-6 Collector Plane is so popular

Recently I had a conversation in one of the IL-2 community groups about the Bf109G-6 Collector Plane. This aircraft is sold separately of other titles in the IL-2 series and yet, when you look online in a server like Combat Box, you’ll see a sometimes surprising number of them. Why is the Bf109G-6 as popular…

A few more screenshots of IL-2’s deferred shading lighting system

We have some new screenshots meant to illustrate what the new deferred lighting system will do for IL-2: Great Battles and the skin artists that create all kinds of custom schemes for the aircraft in the sim. Let’s have a look! Subtle but noticeable ICDP, one of the more prolific skin artists in the community…

DCS: Fw190A-8 is free to try today and tomorrow

Next up on the free trial list is the DCS: Fw190A-8. This BMW801 radial powered fighter is the second Focke Wulf fighter to appear in the DCS World series and is the most recently released WWII model. I’ll be spending some more time with it over the next couple of days. Flying the ‘Wulf! DCS:…