RAZBAM releases surprisingly long list of bug fixes for DCS: AV-8B

This week has seen a lot of controversy pointed at DCS World third party developer RAZBAM. Now, a list of features and bug fixes that have been pushed to Eagle Dynamics for inclusion in the next open beta have emerged and it’s a pretty decently long list. Let’s have a look!

Improvements and bug fixes

A list of features coming now or in the next update has been published by RAZBAM on their Facebook page today.

This list feels as if it should have come out early this week and the announcement that the module would be moving from active development/early access to release and sustainment should have come after. Instead it looks like the cart was put before the horse and we’ve had substantial controversy. Was this planned all along or is this a scramble to save some face? It’s hard to say, but this does look like a long list that was in progress for some time.

Ready for release

  • TPOD axis dead zone has been reduced.
  • BUGFIX: DMT slaved to AIM9 Seeker.
  • BUGFIX: Sidewinder being fired when cycling from AG to AA to AG
  • BUGFIX: Comm channel selector not sequencing correctly
  • BUGFIX: HUD reject logic inverted
  • BUGFIX: AGM-122 Sidearn seeker head does not align with RWR source
  • BUGFIX: TPOD in powerup mode when starting HOT
  • BUGFIX: Altimeter adjustment knob erratic functionality
  • BUGFIX: CRS knob erratic functionality

In queue

  • Damage model logic improved and additional damage parts
  • Corrected error in engine efficiency table at high altitudes that was resulting in higher than designed thrust loss at very high altitudes
  • Fixed SAAHS paddle disable incorrectly resetting stick trim position and not resetting rudder trim and will now correctly restore rudder trim when released
  • Fixed Speedbrake logic based on SME information to extend as long as OUT is pressed and will fully retract when IN is pressed (Allows for partial extension but will always fully retract)
  • Corrected Rocker Switch bleeding into MPD bezel
  • BUGFIX: Corrected aircraft diverting prior to maneuvering tone envelope
  • BUGFIX: Structural load damage no longer instantaneous, now requires sustained over-tolerance for structural failure
  • BUGFIX: Corrected where large body angular rates (out of control) was resulting in infinite values
  • BUGFIX: HUD Repeater too large.
  • IMPROVEMENT: Reduced Font Size for EHSD data
  • BUGFIX: Dual rack bombs release order
  • IMPROVEMENT: Backup ADI cage/pitch adjust Keybinds
  • BUGFIX: Pull up cue not appearing when selected.
  • BUGIFX: RWR knob increments
  • IMPROVEMENT: RWR Minimum Volume value reduced
  • BUGFIX: EHSD auto zoom leads to symbology misplaced.
  • BUGFIX: MPCD, brightness control buttons behavior
  • BUGFIX: MPCD, Moving Map too bright
  • Included GUB32 and GUB54
  • BUGIFX: Harrier default rocket ranges inverted
  • BUGIFX: EHSD decenter display overlay misplaced
  • BUGFIX: Seat Height adjustment non-functional (Partial, requires seat animation)
  • BUGFIX: RWR partially functional when ON
  • BUGFIX: MPCD ECM page retruns to calling page.
  • BUGFIX: SS Left now cycles Map Center, Decenter and EW page
    Maybe released
  • BUGFIX: Harrier, In cockpit rudder trim switch does not function
  • BUGIFX: EHSD, Course over ground incorrect in Mag mode
  • AGM-122: Removed HUD limitations

What do you think?

With this either pushed to Eagle Dynamics for inclusion or in queue for release in the next update after (or at least that’s what it sounds like), it seems like we’ll be getting our hands on this update sooner or later.

What do you think. Does this calm the waters after the controversy early in the week and bring in some of the updates that we were looking to see before launch or is it not enough? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. CanadaOne says:

    Bugs and all, I love my Harrier. I happy to see any improvements. And they probably should have put this list out before the “out-of-early-release”, but it’s no big deal to me.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      A bit of a case of cart before the horse. Hopefully this ends up satisfying!


  2. Ghost0815 says:

    Not a good press and I will not pre-order any other modules form RAZBAM in the future – will wait for reviews, a lot of bug fixes, and a feature-complete list before I will think about to press the buy button!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      I don’t blame you or anyone else for feeling like they don’t want to pay more until a good experience is guaranteed.


  3. ClannK says:

    I think it goes to show that the fears and frustrations of the community were overblown.

    However, Razbam created that controversy, and their refusal to address the communitythe is what led to the hyper controversy.

    I mean, all they’d have to do is follow HeatBlur’s examples of comms: hey, here’s some bugfixes for the next release, a new feature or two, and here’s what we think is coming next.

    Bing, Bang, Boom – Done. Drama free.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Jonathon Coughlin says:

    I would hate do be a third-party developer for DCS.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Leroy says:

    Great review guys hope your fit an well great shots


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