Is it time to rethink DCS World’s release structure?

The latest DCS World Open Beta patch is out and it appears that patch 2.5.6.50726 is, for lack of a better term, a big mess. Dozens of comments and what appear to be hundreds of bugs that cause significant problems for DCS World players are littered through this open beta release and some of them…

Six things that Microsoft Flight Simulator should have at launch

For almost a year now I’ve been reading and anticipating the launch of the new Microsoft Flight Simulator. What we’ve seen from the various Feature Discovery episodes has been downright impressive and it has me very excited for the sim and for the future of flight simming in general. I felt that in what is…

Flight Journal: Online with the Yak-9T

Last night I ventured onto Wings of Liberty on IL-2: Great Battles multiplayer with the express intention of flying a Yak-9T in one of their mid to late war scenarios and putting the new aircraf through its paces in a series of online battles. Here are some brief recaps and a few thoughts on using…

Are your frame rates low in DCS 2.5.6? You’re not alone!

As Open Beta versions of DCS World go, 2.5.6 has been one of the longest stretches of inconsistent performance issues in recent history. There are frame rate drops and visual glitches all over the place in 2.5.6 and so if you’re one of those experiencing problems right now… You’re not alone. Inconsistent frame rates and…

Flight Journal: A summary of Sturmovikfest multiplayer flying

I’m starting a new series that I will occasionally contribute to called ‘Flight Journal’ where I write a brief summary of some of the recent single player or multiplayer missions I’ve flown and then captured screenshots from. I’ve done this kind of thing before but I’d like to make them into a series that I…

Finnish Virtual Pilots Dynamic War server is a hidden gem

The folks who run the Finnish Virtual Pilots Dynamic War server are running a server that doesn’t seem to always rise to the top of the server list but after my two flights on the server over the last two days of Sturmovikfest, I honestly think that it should. Here are my thoughts on what…

IL-2: Great Battles – Which one should I buy?

One of the most common questions I see out in the flight sim communities when it comes to IL-2: Great Battles is a simple one: Which one should I buy? In this 2020 update of my experiences with each title and why I would recommend each one with my final recommendations at the end of…

Discussing ED’s new DCS: F/A-18C roadmap

Matt Wagner from Eagle Dynamics released a new roadmap for the DCS: F/A-18C today and it comes on the heels of a general roadmap for what Eagle Dynamics is planning to do over the course of 2020. The roadmap includes items that Eagle Dynamics plans to finish by the end of 2020 and the report…

DCS F-86 Sabre and MiG-15bis call out for a Korean War expansion

The headline is a mouthful but I think it only makes sense to do a mini-review of both of these aircraft for DCS World because it should be relatively obvious that these two aircraft are designed from the get-go to compliment each other. So let’s talk about the famous F-86 Sabre, the MiG-15bis and why…