First impressions of early access Flying Circus

I started writing this as a first impression on the SPAD XII and Fokker Dr.I but it ended up being a first impression of the early access release of Flying Circus Vol 1 and so that is what I’m writing to you today. My first hours with Flying Circus have been a largely positive experience…

Community rallies to support Grim Reaper’s ‘Cap’ during illness

For the last year I have immensely enjoyed the DCS focused videos of the fictional mercenaries for hire ‘Grim Reapers‘ squadron with all of their multiplayer co-operative antics. It is with troubling news that we’ve learned that Grim Reapers leader Jonathan “Cap” Terrell has taken ill with cancer. A community rallies to help In darker…

Stop buying IL-2 from grey market websites

A few IL-2 players are discovering that their IL-2 accounts have been deactivated today. At first glance it looked like technical issue, but new details have come out over the course of the day and it looks like the vast majority of those affected had bought their IL-2 access from one of several third party…

New module priorities and dedicated server news for DCS

Excited players are always looking at future content. That’s just how things go as many people dream of flying their favourite aircraft. Some responses from Eagle Dynamics over recent days has helped fill in a sense of what priorities are for them for future module development. We also have some news on the dedicated server….

DCS multiplayer issues pile up in community note to developers

DCS community members, primarily based around r/Hoggit (although not exclusively) have been gathering complaints and questions for developers on multiplayer issues that exist with DCS and the server software that supports the series. And they are numerous. I haven’t yet spent even a minute with DCS multiplayer so the following comments are all based on…

Why I’m excited about Flying Circus

Members of the Rise of Flight community have plenty to look forward to but also some things to be concerned about as Flying Circus’ full details come to light. We knew that the title would be a little bit smaller in scope than Rise of Flight and now we know in which ways, but that…

Real life Hornet driver comments on his experience with DCS

I’ve been playing flight simulators for a long time and they have always appealed to me because they were always striving to recreate something that few people could experience in real life. Not all of us are going to be fighter pilots in our lives but we can certainly play on on our PC. I…

Tank Crew reactions and personal commentary

1CGS’ new IL-2: Tank Crew – Clash at Prokhorovka is just weeks away from an early access release (sometime in July) and information has started to appear thanks to a major developer update that came out last Friday. In writing the article for that update, I posited the question to readers: Should I cover Tank…

First impressions of the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet

Normally I like to try and get my first impressions within a few days of the release. I decided against that with the Hornet as I needed to climb up through the basic training before I felt like I was able to give any sort of reaction or proper response to this aircraft. Now, I’m…

RAZBAM’s project roadmap is an interesting one

With three big surprises coming out of RAZBAM today for DCS fans, I thought now would also be a good chance to talk about their project plan as presented to us today and try and answer some of the questions around if RAZBAM can sustain this many projects at once. Can RAZBAM handle this many…