DCS Black Shark Helo Sim Released

Eagle Dynamics has finally released the much awaited helicopter simulator DCS Black Shark. Modeled in extreme detail is the Kamov Ka-50 attack helicopter, and a dynamic war environment to use it in. If you’ve never heard of Eagle Dynamics, you will surely have heard of the flightsim Lock On. They made it. They also made ‘Flaming Cliffs’. Read all about this exciting new product at their own website here.


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Wednesday, January 7, 2009 16:55

I have to agree on the detail – wow..
You are right the environment is a but dated – but perfect for a game like this IMHO. Worth every penny, I’m still struggling flying this thing – but getting there – and more importantly – having great fun in the process..

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 16:48

OK – I should say that the flight experience is great, and is especially fluid utilising TrackIR. It is great fun flying below tree level to avoid the missiles, but this is where I have the issue with the resolution of the ground objects.
So far, I have just been using the cannon for close-in fighting and, given the huge increase in modern PC power I would have expected a much more “real” environment, rather than the low resolution “cut-outs” provided.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 13:59

I just say: WOW! An amazing amount of detail in the aircraft’s systems! You really need the manuals and the training lessons are very useful as well. If you wanna fly the beast, it’s a big advantage if you already have some chopper experience in some other sims or perhaps even in real live. I just love to fly around with it. About the graphics I have to say, that wilevs’ point is perhaps a little bit too hard, but it’s not to compare with a state-of-the-art-shooter-game, but in my opinion, this is not necessery for this type of simulation… Read more »

Monday, January 5, 2009 17:01

Pretty disapointing graphics – looks a lot like a warmed-up 10 year old sim. Not multi-core either, though this can be set via task manager with noticable improvement. Works well with TrackIR.
Lots to learn, so time will tell – but select instant action, park on a hill and have a picnic and, without firing a shot, you will be rewarded with Mission Success!!!
Just hope the main action is going to be worth the effort.

Monday, January 5, 2009 13:11

I guess I was lucky, I was able to download the two files.
A really nice model and I love the lighting model – the rotating beacon really does rotate. The Cockpit wow!! I would say that using TrackIr is a must – And it’s difficult to fly, seems like the way something like this should handle (as I would know anyway..).
Thanks for the heads up – Now I’m going to read the 300+ page manual, so I may have a chance learning how to really fly this beast..