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*** Official DCS World Thread ***

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by lurkio, May 13, 2013.

  1. lurkio

    Mobster

    Joined: May 20, 2010

    Posts: 2,917

    Location: World

    To keep things a bit better organised I have created this new thread to keep
    all things DCS: World related together, links to older OCuk threads about these sims are also included.
    This thread is for tutorials and helping each other, do NOT SPAM it with "ED DCS NEWS"

    Version info: there are now 2 versions (one is release other dev), yippee if you have a 1TB SSD, not so much if you do not own a drive that big
    DCS World 2.5 release version changelog is here
    DCS World 2.5 BETA version changelog is here


    If you want to roll back your DCS World version here is some information on how to do it.
    http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=114030
    UPDATER VERSION 2.6.8.41 And Newer Use:
    Type: dcs_updater.exe update <version>@Branch (ie DCS_updater.exe update 1.5.1@openbeta,
    DCS_updater.exe update @Release
    DCS_updater.exe update @openbeta


    WARNING:
    The "people" (term used loosely) operating ED forums have made a change to the Rules for their forums .... which doesnt even relate to their forums

    1.13. - Users using other public forums to spread damaging and false information regarding DCS and Eagle Dynamics will forfeit thier posting rights here.
    * This was copied verbatim from the ED forums , yes I realize they cannot spell their properly ...

    Which actually translates to say anything about the flaws or bugs in our product on another internet forum and we will ban you on our support forums for the product you have paid for .... not cool :-(
    Or even if you have a joke about it, the guy that did this joke video got banned from ED forums
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8E7RS-5qfzg https://youtu.be/_zrgxm2nfVQ



    [​IMG]
    DCS World
    "Digital Combat Simulator World (DCS World) is a free-to-play digital battlefield game, focusing on a military aircraft simulation.
    It includes a FREE Su-25T attack aircraft and it is extensible through additional DCS modules as well as user-made add-ons and mods. "
    ^Blurb from the offical DCS site -> http://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com

    The first module released in the series was the Black Shark helicopter.
    NOTE: Do NOT buy Black Shark 1 (on Steam and other outlets) as it has been superceeded by Black Shark 2.
    BS1 will NOT but updated at all, so avoid it (I don't know why they even still sell it , it is abandonware).
    Just buy the FULL version of black Shark 2.

    Sometimes Eagle Dynamics have sales on, reducing their prices to levels that are not so expensive ,
    I will keep an eye out for the sales and keep you updated here.

    Below are a collection of tutorials I have compiled to help new people get up to speed on flying the different DCS Aircraft
    (I did not create these tutes , many thanks to those who did )

    This post will be edited to reflect changes/updates as necessary



    General Guides
    SoftTH Configuration (use multiple screens WITHOUT having to use windowed mode)
    PeterP's EPIC multi-monitor config guide
    MadTommy multi-monitor config guide
    Making config changes (important a lot of config stuff gets reset EVERY update)




    Cold War Era

    A-4E-C
    Download link -> https://goo.gl/DXz7XF
    Tutorials Introduction and Startup and Takeoff -> https://youtu.be/ltqRRY-qK7E
    Carrier Operations -> https://youtu.be/YjH1jyNUgSY
    Air to Air Combat -> https://youtu.be/XntP0UX-Jqs
    Air to Ground Radar -> https://youtu.be/TF6J_Syzo5s https://youtu.be/WgD5TivAfL8
    Air to Ground Weapons Coming Soon!

    DCS: F-86F Sabre
    Chucks Quick guide -> https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B-uSpZROuEd3THNZeGZMYzF5M0E
    Start-up http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_eDpd2qYAI
    Take off and Landing
    Tricks and Tips for Sabre
    NDB Navigation
    Radio Communications
    Over the Shoulder Bombing
    Dive Bombing - with auto release
    Manual Pip Bombing
    Air to Ground Gunnery
    Rocket Employment
    More tutorials coming soon

    DCS: MIG-15bis
    Chucks Quick guide -> https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B-uSpZROuEd3THNZeGZMYzF5M0E
    Cold Start -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdLmP24A7wI
    Taxi and take off -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-lv14tB7fA
    Landing tutorial -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0G_4fxZUSk
    Aerial Gunnery -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyAHwkeoUPo
    More tutorials coming soon

    DCS: MIG-21
    Chucks Quick guide -> https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B-uSpZROuEd3THNZeGZMYzF5M0E
    Cold Startup & Take-Off -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSPT-tConPs
    Landing -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrGaGj1lb7U
    RSBN + SAU Landing Modes -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_FW-Nfvs4U
    Radar how to use -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWtYtsVboBI
    RSBN Navigation -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4av0wGnPs0
    Air-to-Air missiles -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWtYtsVboBI
    Dive Bombing - Auto release -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJdm-3WaOek
    More tutorials coming soon



    Modern Aircraft

    DCS: F/18C
    Chucks quick guide -> https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Q2vH0WLm5mdu2U3GX8AkB1z6iIP-I_sF

    DCS: KA-50 - Black Shark 2
    Chuck quick guide -> https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B-uSpZROuEd3THNZeGZMYzF5M0E
    Black Shark 2 - the quest for more money thread on OCuk
    Tutorial: How to take off and blow up stuff
    BS Auto Pilot description and operation
    Abbreviated cold start up
    Weapon employment
    Countermeasure systems
    ABRIS, PVI 800 navigation with autopilot - ABRIS AMMS Overview - ABRIS AMMS Advanced Options
    Datalink and Wingmen
    Plotting your own route
    Guide to Surviving MANPADS, AAA, and other nasties
    Adjusting HMS view

    DCS: A-10C
    Chucks Quick guide -> https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B-uSpZROuEd3THNZeGZMYzF5M0E
    A-10C Thread on OCuk
    CockPit Familiarisation
    Newbie guide to A-10C essentials
    How to use weapons
    CAS Guide
    A-10C JTAC coordinate training mission
    How to Enter Coordinates into your CDU
    Missile Avoidance
    Formation Flying: Station Keeping

    DCS: Combined Arms
    Command Map Hands On
    Nato Tank Gunnery

    IFV Gunnery

    DCS: MI8MTV2
    Chucks quick guide -> https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B-uSpZROuEd3THNZeGZMYzF5M0E
    Navigation pt 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FrJdjrQ4nA
    Navigation pt 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9h2weojB1os
    Doppler nav http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=114903
    radio http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDHAAX_x8gw
    http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=124794
    Auto pilot http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SU19TIeT3-Q
    Bombing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTK1bAERuoQ
    Trim and Auto pilot http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aym2yg6utHY
    MI-8 Draft English flight manual (Finally) -> http://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/1074349/
    More to follow .......

    DCS: UH-1H Huey
    Chucks Quick Guide -> https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B-uSpZROuEd3THNZeGZMYzF5M0E
    Engine Start-up
    Pick-up
    Hovering
    Landing
    ADF/VHF FM navigation tutorial
    Landing Beacon table
    VOR/ILS navigation

    DCS: L-39 Albatros
    Chucks guide -> https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B-uSpZROuEd3THNZeGZMYzF5M0E
    More tutorials coming soon

    DCS: Mirage 2000C <-still a bit rough
    Chucks guide -> https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B-uSpZROuEd3THNZeGZMYzF5M0E

    SA342 Gazelle
    Chucks guide -> https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B-uSpZROuEd3THNZeGZMYzF5M0E
    More tutorials coming soon

    F-5E3 Tiger II
    chucks guide -> https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B-uSpZROuEd3THNZeGZMYzF5M0E
    Introduction and Cockpit Familiarization -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuSkZVZEUtU
    Basic Handling, CG Position and Takeoff Calculation -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4dEjxIWZ2k
    Walkaround -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BX3Iva9DuNw
    Startup Prep, UHF Radio, and Oxygen System -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKEkh5viCcw
    Engine Start and Hydraulic System -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27O2gtA7c4o
    Electrical System and Pre-Taxi Checks -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoXl1VnKsd4
    Taxi and Takeoff -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6iCdmF9TAY
    Flap System, TACAN Navigation, Fuel Management, and ECS System -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmvZsh0ZElo
    Approach and Landing -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-Q5_Vh5R98
    Taxi and Shutdown -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNxaZQ3R-hs
    F-5E Bombing Tutorial -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Unph5e00uzc
    F-5E Air to Air MSL Mode Tutorial -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I18lrOg_AGA
    F-5E Air to Air Guns AA1 Mode -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EUMnYR1NwM
    F-5E Radar Tutorial -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYY3CGmVPT0
    F-5E AA Gun Solution Tutorial -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3nFv0AmX6c
    F-5E Rocket & Gun Strafing Tutorial-> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoOxj62XKMU
    F-5E Landing Tutorial -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCdKetfzeZU


    DCS: AJS-37
    Chucks Guide -> https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B-uSpZROuEd3THNZeGZMYzF5M0E
    More tutorials coming soon

    DCS: C-101 Aviojet
    More tutorials coming soon

    Su-25T (free plane)
    Guide to weapons etc
    Introduction
    Shkval electro-optical targeting system
    Guns and Rockets
    Free-fall Bombs
    Laser-guided Missiles
    TV-guided Bombs and Missiles
    Suppression of Enemy Air Defense (SEAD)
    The R-60M and R-73 Air-to-Air Missiles

    SU-25
    Navigation tutorial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsXLSj3y_Qc&feature=player_embedded

    A-10A
    Take off and Landing - Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=G4iRlHhUk10
    Guns and Rockets - Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i63fFShqEGU&feature=player_embedded
    Unguided Bombs - Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=F1N9fHpymQM
    Maverick - Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=fcQ2qjOGzKs
    Air to Air - Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hQcdnC7JSbA


    F-15C
    Intro and Nav - Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tUjCmXtN4PM
    AN/APG-63 Pulse Doppler radar - Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g39qJ4Dphjs&feature=player_embedded
    Systems info - Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xB6_MVFXyoY
    M61A1 Vulcan cannon and AIM-9 Sidewinder - Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tPA1Gxt5zFI
    AIM-120/AIM-7 Auto Acquisition Modes and Home on Jam - Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=J1zH52JoTQQ
    Mudspike guide -> http://www.mudspike.com/dcs-f-15c-combat-guide-for-beginners/

    SU-27
    Intro Part 1 - Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8ld3rEJlv5M
    Intro Part 2 - Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=65dffZU718Y
    Intro Part 3 - Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=WdZsThiJ6Fk
    Radar Part 1 - Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3OF0WnYI6c&feature=player_embedded
    Radar Part 2 - Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNxTINQSZYs&feature=player_embedded
    Infared search - Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tZ6gWK2v6ds
    Radar Warning Reciever (RWR) - Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=fdE3GDuZrK8
    Close Air combat 1 - Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xyM27ofFsmk
    Close air combat 2 - Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pRZIzi80hMY
    Carrier Ops - Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLX7WGjWmIo&feature=player_embedded
    Bombs - Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0E7dZgKdxc&feature=player_embedded



    WW2 Aircraft

    DCS: P-51D
    Chucks Quick guide -> https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B-uSpZROuEd3THNZeGZMYzF5M0Eauthuser=0
    P51 thread on OCuk
    More Content to follow

    DCS: Fw 190 D-9 Dora
    Chucks Quick guide -> https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B-uSpZROuEd3THNZeGZMYzF5M0Eauthuser=0
    Cold Start -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Lk67WwXcQQ
    Landing -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSHRl1u5zKM
    More tutorials coming soon

    DCS: Bf 109 K-4 Kurfürst
    Chucks Quick guide -> https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B-uSpZROuEd3THNZeGZMYzF5M0E
    Cold start -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YROvy-2RLs
    Takeoff and landing -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XO_fA7b7MI8
    Tutorials coming soon

    Spitfire LF Mk IX
    Chucks Quick guide -> https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B-uSpZROuEd3THNZeGZMYzF5M0E



    Hawk T.1A <- Officially Abandoned the first 3rd party module removed from DCS
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2018
  2. picnic

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 14, 2009

    Posts: 1,683

    Oooo, lots of reading there. Thanks
     
  3. GothicGhost

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 23, 2007

    Posts: 2,414

    Thanks for the links :)

    Been playing dcs a10 on & off for a few months but I now have a good set up to really get in to the sim :)

    [​IMG]

    Going to be doing all the tutorials again and anything else that will help a newbe out.
     
  4. Lyon85

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 26, 2006

    Posts: 1,883

    Location: London

    The Huey, is it full study sim level like the A10?

    My X52 is collecting dust atm, I really want to get back into the A10 but my internet connection is too flaky right now and I don't much care for flying on me tod.

    Edit: Also, god I hope DCS gets Oculus Rift support. Have they spoken about this?
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2013
  5. lurkio

    Mobster

    Joined: May 20, 2010

    Posts: 2,917

    Location: World

    Yep the Huey is full on HARD CORE mode flying :)

    I like it a lot, and Iam having a lot of fun flying it
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2013
  6. MarkeR

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 15, 2011

    Posts: 4,470


    Even better now they have changed the FM to be more like the real life version.

    Sitting here waiting for my pedals to be delivered before I go to work..

    Lurkio.

    Once I get used to my pedals we should fly some MP together mate.
     
  7. richiesimms

    Hitman

    Joined: Feb 7, 2007

    Posts: 579

    What pedals did you get? I had to invert mine because driving excavators all the time threw me right off.
    I`ve got the saitek pro flight combat one`s.
     
  8. MarkeR

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 15, 2011

    Posts: 4,470

    Cessna pro version mate.

    Still to try them, didn't get delivered in time.

    Will be a late one tonight flying the huey and getting used to not twist gripping.
     
  9. richiesimms

    Hitman

    Joined: Feb 7, 2007

    Posts: 579

    Pedals just add to the realism. I would think its easier to control the huey in ground effect with pedals.

    I really thought i`d regret buying the huey for full price,but im loving it. Its so rewarding to fly.
     
  10. GothicGhost

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 23, 2007

    Posts: 2,414

    I finding pedals harder at the moment but never used them before last night.
     
  11. lurkio

    Mobster

    Joined: May 20, 2010

    Posts: 2,917

    Location: World

    Give it time , it took a few days for me to get comfortable flying with pedals
     
  12. MarkeR

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 15, 2011

    Posts: 4,470


    I'll jump on ts and ave a fly with you this weekend if you are around mate..

    Will give me a few hours flying time to get used to pedals as well.
     
  13. richiesimms

    Hitman

    Joined: Feb 7, 2007

    Posts: 579

    Sounds great, will be on most of the weekend. So we can collectively suck at being chopper pilots. :)
     
  14. lurkio

    Mobster

    Joined: May 20, 2010

    Posts: 2,917

    Location: World

    Getting better at landings :)

    [​IMG]
     
  15. craptakular

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 7, 2007

    Posts: 10,513

    I am ordering the combat pedals friday. Tempted to get a touchscreen and a normal 7" for shkval.
     
  16. lurkio

    Mobster

    Joined: May 20, 2010

    Posts: 2,917

    Location: World

    Where are u tonight , we been playing for hours dude
     
  17. craptakular

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 7, 2007

    Posts: 10,513

    I went out in the end, watched the Uefa Cup final.
     
  18. MarkeR

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 15, 2011

    Posts: 4,470

    Huge difference using pedals, also the new flight model makes flying so much more enjoyable...
     
  19. jakspyder

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 12, 2008

    Posts: 2,990

    Location: Edinburgh

    Must... not... spend.... survival money on peripherals!

    Still on the A10 here. My flatmate goes on holiday soon. His screen is most definately being stolen to use as my MFCDs :p
     
  20. MarkeR

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 15, 2011

    Posts: 4,470

    Go on jack, you know you want to..

    Cessna pro pedals, £100 including delivery...

    Extensions that come with it are a god send....