Grass in Flight Simulator, new Tech Alpha roadmap details

Microsoft Flight Simulator continues the slow trickle of information including a new screenshot and details on their Tech Alpha. Let’s have a quick look at the latest! Grass? Yes, grass! It doesn’t matter much from 30,000 feet up but if you’re flying low and slow, it pays to have the details right and Flight Simulator…

Eagle Dynamics shows off P-47, also shows Mi-24, Ka-50 cockpits

I’m a bit late on the DCS World Weekend News update (it’s a busy life!) but here are with updates on three projects that are developing at Eagle Dynamics right now. The P-47, Mi-24, and Ka-50 were all part of the update! Mi-24 and Ka-50 cockpits Fans of Russian helicopters got a bit of a…

Controversy: Eagle Dynamics’ F-16 versus F/A-18 developer priority

There’s controversy in the DCS World community right now over a statement released by Eagle Dynamics that they would be temporarily pulling developers from the F/A-18C project to the F-16C project. Let’s talk about the controversy and try and put perspective on it. The statement on F-16 and F/A-18 development The line we’ve heard, and…

Back to back academic videos for DCS: F-16C

Unguided bombs and laser guided bombs (using a JTAC) are next up on the DCS: F-16C in back to back academic videos released by Matt Wagner on his YouTube channel. Covering various release modes and procedures, these videos walk you through step by step how to make the most of the F-16’s bomb release capabilities….

Deka Ironworks shows off JF-17 anti-ship missiles in new video

The second academic video from Deka Ironworks is now out and it shows off the anti-ship oriented C-802AK and CM-802AKG. The AK variant of the missile uses sensors to attack ship targets while the AKG version has a ‘man-in-the-loop’ version with a TV sensor controllable from the firing aircraft. Let’s have a look! Using sensors,…

Bodenplatte map, cities, airfields, and vehicles take centre stage

1CGS’ latest developer diary is out and the focus this time is on some of the other things that help support the various aircraft that we’ve been seeing over the last few weeks. I’m talking about the map, cities, airfields, vehicles and features like render distance. Let’s have a look! The map and render distance…

DCS: F-16 reveals early access is close, TGP soon too

When Eagle Dynamics has been saying early autumn I was, in my head, putting that as mid October or even later. That still seemed like an autumn release to me, yet, it seems like the DCS: F-16C might be coming a bit sooner than that. A new update from Matt Wagner helps fill in some…

1CGS is looking for help on aces’ records for Bodenplatte’s campaign

Jason Williams, Lead Producer for IL-2, has made a call on the IL-2 forums to get more information on British and German aces during the 1944/1945 time period that Bodenplatte’s campaign covers. Do you have information that might help make the campaign feel a little more authentic? Now’s your chance to help out! Needing references…

Community Q&A with SYN_Haashashin, creator of Achtung Spitfire!

It’s been a little while since I put together the last Community Q&A but I am very pleased to release this next one. This Q&A is with SYN_Haashashin from the IL-2 and Rise of Flight communities. Haashashin and The Syndicate squadron have long been into multiplayer flying but also involved with the single player mission…