This week Eagle Dynamics has updated DCS World 2 up to the latest version of 2.1.1 including many fixes to aircraft and other bugs including solving the Normandy F10 tactical map view scrolling issue. And we also get a good look at some improvments to the Su-33.
Carrier Flanker, Hornet counterpoint
Although ED has been slowly improving the Flaming Cliffs 3 aircraft there appears to be a new impetus to more quickly update the Su-33. While the Su-27 has had the professional flight model for a while now, the Su-33 has stayed with a much older standard for a while. It felt like it had been on the back burner, however, now its getting some much needed attention. The new PFM updated flight model and new carrier dynamics including a new Kuznetsov carrier 3D model.
ED sees the Su-33, a carrier optimized version of the Su27, as a counterpoint and foil for the upcoming F/A-18 Hornet module.
A video was released showing the landing using these new systems and models from multiple angles and it looks incredible.
I’m not sure right now when we can expect this new PFM version of the Su-33, or the updated Kuznetsov carrier but I suspect that we’re building slowly to a crescendo with the eventual release of DCS World 2.5 with the updated Caucasus map. None of the work here will be making its way into DCS World 1.5 is my guess.
2.1.1 updates and improvements
There have been a whole bunch of improvements in this latest patch. Glass textures were corrected, the F10 tactical view on the Normandy map (for owners of that map) now works correctly, some freezes and crashes were fixed, and the C-101 by Aviodev and the Mirage 2000C by RAZBAM have both been updated.
The Mirage 2000C updates are particularly exciting with an updated cockpit model removing some issues with the HUD and reflections under the new deferred light model and smoothing out some rough edges.