The latest DCS World beta has landed and there are a few bugs out there including one that may bother a lot of you DCS: F-14 fans – your wings are, in some light, almost completely solid black. Fear not as Heatblur has a temporary fix in as well as a request for a hotfix.
In some light…
As you can see below, in some light the wings have their textures although they are slightly off colour. By comparison in other light angles the textures disappear almost completely turning the wings black.
Heatblur has rushed out a quick fix for this despite it not being a real show-stopper. I do recommend that you read the warning label before applying it as the fix breaks the multiplayer compatibility check.
Dear all,104th_IronMike on r/Hoggit
our apologies again for the black wings. Below you can download the files for a temporary hotfix. To apply it please follow the install instructions below the link.
PLEASE NOTE: These files will break your Pure Client Integrity Check for Multiplayer!
Unfortunately we cannot avoid this, we already requested a proper hotfix from ED.
Download Hotfix here: http://www.mediafire.com/file/ruzsp1…OTFIX.rar/file
1. Unpack the .rar folder and
and paste (replace) in [your main DCS install directory]\CoreMods\aircraft\F14\Textures\Diffuse_RoughMet folder.
Hopefully we’ll see this resolved in a hotfix prior to the next open beta patch.
In a recent Open Beta, the F-14B afterburner effects disappeared or had visual difficulties. This appears to have since been fixed although on my DCS World Open Beta install I see some further graphical artifacting near the engine nozzles that wasn’t there previously.
Like the black wing issue, this is hardly a show stopper but hopefully it’ll be fixed.