Small yet consequential updates are coming for the M-2000C and AV-8B for DCS World. Third party developer RAZBAM continues to address some long standing issues to make sure that their already released models are up to standard and offer the features that were promised. In the case of the M-2000C they are going above and beyond what was first promised but are generating a lot of goodwill in the process.
New radar display info
RAZBAM’s newest programmer, Leonardo, is working on the RDI on the M-2000C. This display shows radar information and its about to get a significant upgrade.
Leonardo may not clearly state it but it is clear that he’s got a good grasp of what needs to be programmed. The ghosting of the contacts, represented by V’s on the display, represent the different “bars” that the radar is scanning. I’ve read that this is a realistic rendition of how the M-2000C’s radar works and, if so, adds layers to the immersion that I love to see.
There’s also an update to the seat and harness that represent a more realistic and modern arrangement. This is part of RAZBAM’s cockpit upgrade for the M-2000C using scans of real aircraft to get the desired visual effect.
Here’s what they had to say:
A little update (WIP) of some of the changes coming to the Mirage 2000C. The ejection seat has been updated to match the present day harness used in the aircraft by the French Air Force.RAZBAM Facebook page
JDAM’s for AV-8B
Oft pointed to as a feature that was on the original list of weapons but never implemented is the JDAM for the AV-8B. These weapons have seen a major overhaul as Eagle Dynamics re-implemented them for the DCS: F/A-18C (adding fidelity in the process and requiring updates to the A-10C) and now they are finally coming to the Harrier.
The images above show the MFD interface and the actual JDAM’s on the pylons. No ETA on these but hopefully we’ll see them very soon. This is yet another step towards a feature complete Harrier for DCS.