DCS: A-10C updates, F-18 JDAM, F-14 startup, new Meteor track, more!

Another busy week for DCS World fans and while I was able to cover much of it during the week there were some new things that came out today and a few that slipped past me as well. We’ve got updates covering the gamut of the series so let’s have a look!

A-10C upgrades underway

There have been several announcements over the last few months that Eagle Dynamics would be doing an overhaul of the DCS: A-10C. It looks like they are already well underway with some of the 3D mesh work required for this update. This is, very clearly now, more than just a texture update but rather a reworking of the cockpit.

And we have some examples to look at as well.

You may notice that some of the objects in the new arrangement appear to be lower in detail, however, several 3D artists in the community have suggested to me and others that this is actually not a problem (for reasons I have difficulty grasping). Once in-engine these details should look both better and have higher performance. These days the 3D mesh is just a starting place for all of the layers of textures, lighting, bumpmaps, and shaders that ultimately make up the scene.

The A-10C was mentioned alongside the Ka-50 in the DCS World Weekend News Update. Both are expected to get a major update possibly as early as the end of this year.

AI aircraft updates underway too

Responding to some of the chatter in the community that some DCS World AI aircraft could use a visual upgrade, Eagle Dynamics this week chose to mention some of the aircraft that they are planning on working on:

Over time, we will also update other older models like the C-17, Tu-95, and others. However, given the extreme detail put into each of these modules, it takes time.

DCS World Weekend News #184

F-14 startup and new Meteor track

The third video in Heatblur’s DCS: F-14 training sequence is out with a 24-minute explanation of how to do a full and complete startup for the F-14.

Now, if 24-minutes sounds long, remember that this is an indepth tutorial of the start-up sequence. A member of the r/Hoggit community estimates that a fast startup can take as little as 3-minutes in a bare minimum start-up assuming the INS is partially pre-aligned.

If you’re looking for something to keep you humming along until release, check out this new track from the Heatblur DCS: F-14 soundtrack by Meteor.

AV-8B gets new voice warnings

RAZBAM is still slowly working away on the AV-8B and this time around we’re seeing some progress on adding additional voice warnings to the Harrier. The following video shows off the updated warnings:

JDAM coming to DCS: F/A-18C soon

GPS guided munitions are coming to the DCS: F/A-18C as this new screenshot released earlier in the week shows off. There are several modes of employing the JDAM type munition and they will be starting with Target Of Opportunity (TOO) mode with additional options to follow.

D/L SA page and HARM TOO mode are planned (though not guaranteed for next week February.

Things keep going rolling for all DCS World modules which is, as always, great to see!

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. boxcarleader says:

    im hoping to see the F-14 next week as i have a 3 day weekend to enjoy the aircraft but i understand that would probably not happen so ill just enjoy the aircraft when it comes im confident it will be amazing when it releases based on the youtube vids the testers a putting out

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    1. Percy Danvers says:

      I’m very skeptical that we could see the Tomcat next week, but I’ve heard rumors that the Mig-19 might be coming out this week.

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  2. boxcarleader says:

    oh as another thought is there any solid word on what warbird moduels are currently being worked on … or is it all ai addtions besides the P-47 and 190/A8

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      The ones we know about are the P-47, the FW190A-8/F-8 and the Mosquito FB.VI. A third party is also developing an I-16.

      The P-47 has been in development for some time now but we haven’t seen anything that suggests its close to completion. Not yet anyways. The FW190A-8 project appears quite advanced, no doubt building from their D-9 project previously, and I think we may see it later this year.

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  3. boxcarleader says:

    well im honestly most interested in the Mossie … but i thought there was work on a F4U ongoing

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Right. Leatherneck/Magnitude3 has started on their F4U.

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