Deka Ironworks closes in on JF-17 release, plus new textures

The next steps for the DCS: JF-17 moving towards release are coming down the pipeline as the team seems to be putting the finishing touches on their module before sending it to Eagle Dynamics for evaluation. Here’s the latest!

Final round of bug fixing

A developer for Deka Ironworks is reporting that their DCS: JF-17 module is making another step towards being complete and that the team is conducting another round of bug smashing before they submit their fourth gen fighter jet simulation to Eagle Dynamics for testing and qualification towards release.

Sorry for the delay. We’re focusing on a final round of bug fixing and feature polishing for pre-QA code freeze so there may not be a video [until] this weekend.

LJQCN101 on the Eagle Dynamics forums

Looking forward to the next video!

New cockpit textures

The recent tutorial videos for the JF-17 have been illuminating in how the multi-role fourth gen jet functions as well as giving us a taste of its capabilities. What the videos have also exposed is that the jet lacks finished textures and while the spartan appearance of the cockpit is at least utilitarian, to stand up to the standards set by other developers, Deka Ironworks needs to finish this one up.

Their lead artist was sick in hospital for a time but is apparently back at work and producing these very impressive textures.

Finding that balance between factory fresh and regular use is difficult to do but it looks like Deka Ironworks’ artist is really quite good at finding that balance.

I look forward to seeing more!

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Eviscerador says:

    Cool!

    By the way did you miss this new video of the Kiowa? Maybe you can add it to your Kiowa post.

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      I did miss that! Thanks for the share!

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  2. TexasWarbird says:

    Watching the JF-17 drop those ship guided anti ship missiles without a change in it’s flight dynamic kind of worries me. I hope this bird is truly simulated to it’s actual figures and not too over embellished. Because if it is..the community may not be forgiving lol

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Yeah that’s always a concern and Deka Ironworks still has to establish itself here. They have a compelling option and I’m hopeful that they get it right out of the gate.

      This older video from their YouTube suggests to me that they do want to get the flight dynamics right. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6UjXLh1sVQ

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  3. DERSHERATON says:

    It was in active pause if you looked closely.

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      That’s a good point. Speed isn’t changing, aircraft, might be in a fixed place in which case it may not move from weapons release. Interesting!

      This will be something to test when the module comes out.

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