DCS Spring Sale and Patch Preview

h1Eagle Dynamics have issued another newsletter, detailing discounts available across the Digital Combat Simulator World (DCS World) platform range and previewing the features of upcoming Patch 1.2.8.

If you want to grab something in the sale, you’ll need to act quickly, as it ends on March 31st. More details can be found by clicking “Read More“.

The DCS March 2014 Newsletter states that savings can be made of between 20% and 60%, depending on the product, via their e-shop here. It also covers numerous details of the upcoming 1.2.8 patch with the following preliminary change list:

1.2.8 Change Log
DCS World • Added Su-25T 6 DOF cockpit.
• Added initial Oculus Rift support, this does not include front end GUI yet.
• AGM-114L/K: Increased speed to about 1.4M.
• TACAN added to Lochini International (25X; TBS).
• Corrected detection ranges of ground target by aircraft sensors. This can determine spotting of enemy ground units when Fog of War mode is enabled.
• MQ-1 Predator: The radar has been removed.
• Corrected wingtips vortex position for flyable aircraft.
• Corrected HE warheads for unguided rockets.
• SAM Hawk: Decreased altitude detection range from 25 to 22 km. Increased missile battery control time from 60 to 80 seconds.
• SAM SA-11 Buk. Increased max speed from 3.2 to 3.4M.
• MPQ-53 and SA-10 SR radars: Decreased minimum RCS detection level of target from 0.15 to 0.04 sq.m.
• Fixed client crash when attempting to add task ‘Fire At Point’ for a dynamically created group.
• Su-25T: SPO-15 sound is now muted when electric power is OFF.
• “LockOn” label has been deleted from FC3 module description in Main Menu.
• User images in Kneeboard will no longer disappear after window switching.
• ME: Fixed toolbar becoming inactive in some conditions.
• ME: Corrected location of the buttons in mission goals window.
• Added internal cargo trigger.
• Reworked chaff and flare rejecting logic for AA and SAM missiles.

DCS Mi-8MTV2 Magnificent Eight
• Corrected campaign and single missions.
• Emergency jettison switches are now wired correctly.
• Fixed swapped buttons on the UV-26.
• Hardpoint racks and additional armor can now be disabled.

DCS: UH-1H Huey
• ADF AN/ARN-83: Audio signal can now be heard in all modes.
• Fixed animation of control lamp on flare dispenser control panel.
• Fixed side M134 bracket arms clipping with side doors.
• Added 3D model for wipers motor in cockpit.
• Barrel block of M134 minigun now rotates in correct direction.
• Pilot and co-pilot sights are now removed from the “civilian” variant.
• Added additional armor option to the ME.
• Fixed blurred texture of the tail rotor when damaged.

DCS: Flaming Cliffs 3
• Added F-15C Advanced Flight Model (AFM)
• Added Su-33 6DOF cockpit.
• Su-25: SPO-15 sound is now muted when electric power is OFF.
• A-10A: “Minimum Speed” sound is no longer heard during repairs.
• MiG-29: EOS has had its detection range reduced to realistic performance levels.

DCS: P-51D Mustang
• Left smoke generator will no longer be present when user added to loadout through in-game menu {LAlt + ‘}.
• Decreased count of tracers in the guns.
DCS: Ka-50 Black Shark 2
• Corrected gun shell cases appearance point.
DCS: Combined Arms
• Corrected color of bullet tracers for 23 and 30mm SPAAG and 2A42.
• Added SAM unit acquisition/search radar display.
• Added ability to control naval units from the Command Map.
• Laser ranging and automatic barrel elevation for tanks.
• Increase destructiveness of 155mm artillery round.
• Control of air units now possible for clients in multiplayer.

Finally and not least, it states that the new graphics engine for the sim is hoped to be implemented in patch 1.3.0.


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