DCS: F/A-18C first intro video

Matt Wagner posted an update to the Eagle Dynamics Facebook page today with the first of what will be many episodes dedicated to the details, systems, weapons and features of the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet. We get to see the overall layout of the F/A-18 cockpit and just a hint of some of the features and…

What DCS: F/A-18C adds to DCS World

The prospect of flying a highly detailed F/A-18 simulator has a lot of people really excited. Why are they excited? Because there is a lot that simulating the Hornet will bring to DCS World and flight simming in general. A Hornet history The Hornet got started out under the same lightweight fighter program that lead…

Hype builds for DCS: F-18

Excitement is building for DCS: F-18, a full featured high fidelity model of the F/A-18C Hornet for DCS World co-produced by Eagle Dynamics and Belsimtek. On May 29 we had the first indicator that DCS: F-18 would be at E3 2017 and Wags, Producer at The Fighter Collection / Eagle Dynamics, took to Facebook and YouTube…

DCS damage model updates, other fixes

An update for DCS World 2.1 is out with some updated features and enhanced damage models as well as images of work in progress WWII assets. The damage model increases in complexity I’m actually pretty surprised that the damage modeling in DCS was at the level it has been. Although sufficient in the era of…

The F1M2 “Pete” and Battle of Midway’s strategy

There is much speculation in the IL-2 community as to which aircraft will specifically make an appearance at in the titles Battle of Midway expansion. Although we are probably a good 6-8 months away from a formal announcement, we have learned a little from Jason Williams in the last week that may shed some light…

Training in DCS: Day one

I’ve owned DCS: Flaming Cliffs 3 for more than a year now but my understanding of the sim and its basic systems is spotty. I’ve gotten into some pretty good dogfights in the quick mission builder and tried some of the single player but the honest truth is that I’m still pretty bad at the…

Working my way through Ten Days of Autumn

When Ten Days of Autumn was announced as the first paid campaign for the IL-2 series, I was skeptical. I bought it to support the developers and $9.99 seemed a worthwhile way to try out the new Scripted Campaign system and to see if a pay for campaign would be worth the money. I’m onto…

War Thunder adds B-10B, Spit IIb update

Gaijin continues their impressive pace of updating and adding to War Thunder with two new aircraft arrivals – complementing the massive number of new vehicles, tanks, and the impending release of their new naval battle feature. The B-10B is a new American bomber being added in the Tier 1 category as a Premium aircraft (you’ll…

Battle of Moscow 40% discount until March 6

Yesterday it was announced that a new promo-code system would be started to offer sales from the IL-2 Sturmovik store outside of normal Steam sale dates. The first one is here with a 40% discount on IL-2: Battle of Moscow! The word from Jason Williams: We’re excited to announce a new feature in our Store!…

IL-2 scripted campaign progress

My time spent playing IL-2 is divided between quick flights in the Quick Mission Builder and more lengthy time spent playing multiplayer but when I’m not doing those two things I’m playing the new scripted campaign mode – and its been fun! In December the IL-2 series added the Scripted Campaign feature to the game…

Rise of Flight previews the new IL-2 3D wave technology

In 2013, Rise of Flight debuted the Channel Map addition to the game which added a new series of campaigns covering the English Channel and northern France and Belgium. The Rise of Flight team took that opportunity to show off the power of the Digital Nature engine by putting in water physics above and beyond…