Having trouble updating to IL-2 patch 3.002?

If you’re having trouble with the latest update, you’re not alone. Yesterday after the patch released, many players reported slow download speeds and difficulty completing the installation. I had some troubles yesterday but they have been fixed without any extra work by me today. If you’re still having trouble, here is a suggestion. Suggestions from…

DCS: F/A-18C Hornet Episode 7, mini-updates

News continues to come out of Eagle Dynamics on the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet as we get a look at a Blue Angels skin, the visual representation of the pilot in the cockpit, and a new academic tutorial on the Waypoint Navigation system. Waypoint navigation Episode number 7 in the Hornet academic series being done by…

IL-2 patch 3.002, fixes, updates

I was sure that the number of updates in IL-2’s status quo shattering patch 3.001 would result in a near-term hotfix, however, the patch 3.001 release went relatively smoothly. Not without a hitch but pretty close to it considering the mass number of updates. Now, patch 3.002 is out and it brings with it a…

Training with DCS’s A-10A

My experience with DCS is still fairly shallow compared to the hundreds of hours I’ve put into IL-2 but I’m slowly building up my training repertoire and recent videos showing off what the A-10 and Su-25 can do have made me interested in putting some more time into these CAS/attack aircraft. Flying the A-10 is…

New DCS: Persian Gulf Screenshots, Rain on the canopy too

A whole bunch of new high-res screenshots have dropped onto the Eagle Dynamics website today showcasing DCS: Persian Gulf in all of its splendor. Also appearing today is a new video showcasing the rain on the canopy effect for the DCS: F/A-18C. It looks good! In the Gulf One of the things that DCS: Nevada…

DCS: Persian Gulf live stream #3 recap

It’s our third weekend in a row where Eagle Dynamics’s Matt Wagner (or Wags) has taken us on a tour of the DCS: Persian Gulf map. This tour show cased some of the smaller islands in the Strait of Hormuz and gave Matt an opportunity to do some more Q&A with fans of DCS. Live…

My joystick is fixed, this is what I did while it was broken

If you’ll remember back a couple of weeks ago, I had broken the plastic trigger on my VKB Gladiator during a particularly intense dogfight. The replacement trigger has been here for about a week but I haven’t had much of a chance to write about it. While the trigger was broken, I took advantage of…

April DCS and IL-2 video roundup

Frequent readers know that I like to highlight videos that I’ve watched out there featuring combat flight sims like DCS and IL-2 and this time around I have a bunch of different videos to highlight from both of those great series. Here’s a video round-up for April 14! Cinematic and gameplay videos aplenty Adrián Caparzo…

DCS: Persian Gulf now available for pre-order

Today, Eagle Dynamics announced that DCS: Persian Gulf, the latest map for DCS, is available for pre-order sale. The new Persian Gulf map is a modern combat oriented map using a combination of satellite and art generated textures and objects to fill out 200,000 sq km of map centering on the Strait of Hormuz. Map…

Revisiting skip bombing in IL-2

One of my favourite types of missions in IL-2 is the skip bombing attack on enemy shipping. Flying low, at high speeds, dodging a hail of flak, and skimming just meters above the surface of the water makes for tons of fun when all you risk is your virtual life. Let’s have another look at…

IL-2: Battle of Kuban In-Depth Review

1C Game Studios officially released IL-2: Battle of Kuban to the public in March of 2018. The title release includes a year and a half worth of development on new content and game features that has added to the value of the entire IL-2 series. Has the third generation of IL-2 now met or surpassed…

DCS: Persian Gulf live stream #2 recap

Earlier today, Matt Wagner did the second live stream of the DCS: Persian Gulf map featuring the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet module. This time around we got to see a lot of the Iranian portion of the map checking out some of the terrain in that section. I’m happy to share some of my notes from…