DCS: P-51D first flights and mini-review

I almost forgot to check out the DCS: P-51D Mustang as its free (starting yesterday and ending today) to fly. I’ve flown the TF-51D and now I’m jumping over to the combat capable version of the Mustang and here are my thoughts so far along with my usual suggestion for guides on getting started with…

IL-2 shows off deferred shading, new pilots, new trailer

When 1CGS mentioned that they were working on a new rendering system using deferred shading, I expected we might see that by the end of the year, however, it looks like their progress on this feature has gone very well so far with the first screenshots coming out showing off the improved reflection system. This…

X-Plane’s Vulkan API finally comes to beta!

People have been waiting for a very long time for this and it’s finally on the cusp of arrival – it’s the new Vulkan API for X-Plane 11 and it’s likely to make some dramatic improvements to X-Plane’s graphics rendering and consequently making for a smoother and higher performance experience. This is what I’ve been…

Heatblur details updates coming to F-14 sooner or later

A end of quarter update from Heatblur details their latest efforts on the DCS: F-14 project including talk about the F-14A, the Forrestal-class carrier, and a little talk on their future plans with this module. Here’s a summary and some highlights of what we know. F-14A is still definitely coming A few I think have…

Steam sale video includes new look at P-47 & Channel map

Matt Wagner has put together a short video talking about the Steam sale and the ending of one set of sales while another set of sales starts up. Regardless of if you’re using DCS World from Steam or not, you will probably be interested in the visuals of this video as it shows off the…

April Fools round-ups

Today is April Fools, the day of pranking and coming up with funny or silly announcements. Some are intended to be very believable while others are just outright funny. Some love it, some hate it, but either way you should never trust any product announcements that happen on a day like today. There have been…

DCS: Spitfire IX gets a chance to shine in free trial

The first of the DCS WWII warbirds to go to free trial is the DCS: Spitfire IX which is available for the next two days. Here’s some information and a few tutorials that you might find handy with this warbird. If it’s your first warbird in DCS World, be prepared to have a whole new…

Good news and bad news for IL-2 4.005 patch delay

The forthcoming IL-2: Great Battles Series patch 4.005 has been delayed. Widely expected to arrive sometime this week, the developers at 1CGS have decided for a number of reasons to set back the date of the next patch and we have some details straight from 1CGS developer Petrovich. The good with the bad The bad…

Torquesim SR22 update

I’ve been keeping my eye on TorqueSim and their Cirrus SR22 being developed for X-Plane 11. This appears to be one of the hottest high-fidelity high-quality general aviation aircraft that we’ve seen in a little while for X-Plane and the latest developer diaries certainly have made convinced. Let’s check in on this project and see…

The manual for DCS: Supercarrier has been released

Early access manual for DCS: Supercarrier is out and it’s 38 pages of detail on how to work with DCS: Supercarrier. This is just the beginning as a much more involved manual is coming. Here’s what it contains and why you might find it useful! Flying from a Supercarrier The manual, written by Bunyap of…