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Burno
Aug 6, 2012



Sagebrush posted:

It has a braking parachute

(irl anyway, no idea if it's implemented in DCS yet)

Only export variants. USAF aerobrake and use 69,000 ft runways all around the world.

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Anarcho-Commissar
May 22, 2002

"The means of production being the collective work of humanity, the product should be the collective property of the race. Individual appropriation is neither just nor serviceable. All belongs to all."
- Pyotr Kropotkin




https://i.imgur.com/mLdSDD1.mp4

quote:

Slmod- TEAM KILL: "SNARE DRUM 1-1 | ELMO" killed friendly unit "Rescuable 1-1" with Mk-82 SnakeEye!
Slmod- TEAM KILL: "SNARE DRUM 1-1 | ELMO" killed friendly unit "Rescuable 1-2" with Mk-82 SnakeEye!

Xakura
Jan 10, 2019





"Hard choices were made, mr. President. Yes, it's regrettable, but we could not let their knowledge fall into enemy hands."

Ice Fist
Jun 20, 2012

^^ Please send feedback to beefstache911@hotmail.com, this is not a joke that 'stache is the real deal. Serious assessments only. ^^


The result of yesterday's missions was the gooniest of outcomes.

Snapshot
Oct 21, 2004

damnit Matt get in the boat

Dark Off's running the mission this week, at 4pm EDT. Its Red v Blue PVP tank killing, with lots of planes we don't usually fly. If you want and excuse to fly your Viggen, Hip, Huey, Mig-21, F-5, or A-10C, join us on the discord, sign up for a slot and fly!

Dark Off
Aug 14, 2015






DCS GOON MISSION SIGNUP
2020 August 26 @ 20:00 UTC
operation Dazzling Starflight

bluefor
tank busting and helicopter hunting for A10C (feel free to request harrier slots)
F5's providing support a10c
Viggen providing cap with mavericks a2a missiles and guns.
Hueys killing ground infantry with miniguns and rockets

redfor

F16's doing tank hunting with mavericks
Mig21's doing cap with groms and r3r
Mi-8 killing ground infantry with superior minigun and rockets.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet...Ou6c/edit#gid=0

ImplicitAssembler
Jan 24, 2013



Argh..will try to move stuff out of the way, but it's going to be marginal.

Dark Off
Aug 14, 2015






against all expectations viggen cap did work

https://i.imgur.com/k8CJQ8U.mp4
https://i.imgur.com/4cF3YUz.mp4

https://i.imgur.com/Nk6c5NP.mp4

rb75b is swedish maverick

Anarcho-Commissar
May 22, 2002

"The means of production being the collective work of humanity, the product should be the collective property of the race. Individual appropriation is neither just nor serviceable. All belongs to all."
- Pyotr Kropotkin




AH the magic missile theory. Mashed went back... and to the left.

Anarcho-Commissar
May 22, 2002

"The means of production being the collective work of humanity, the product should be the collective property of the race. Individual appropriation is neither just nor serviceable. All belongs to all."
- Pyotr Kropotkin




Next week's mission sign-up is go!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet...dapDdqNVTAOu6c/


It's the Combat Search And Rescue (CSAR) operation from two weeks ago, tweaked and modified based on player feedback!

An F-15E Strike Eagle has been downed in Iran. Pararescue is on the way, but they need the area to be clear. The SAM sites responsible for the incident are also being targeted, both to clear the way for the CSAR op and as retribution.

Note that we expect the A10C II to be released this week, and therefore the A10C slots will be that version (barring any issues).

We'll try to accomodate if you want to fly but don't have any of the open aircraft. Just let me know!

I said come in!
Jun 22, 2004



When creating custom missions, is there a way during the mission to visually see the waypoint markers you place for the plane you're flying, or are those only for the benefit of AI?

Xakura
Jan 10, 2019




I said come in! posted:

When creating custom missions, is there a way during the mission to visually see the waypoint markers you place for the plane you're flying, or are those only for the benefit of AI?

Depends on whether the aircraft can load waypoints into it's navigation system, but generally yes.

Corky Romanovsky
Oct 1, 2006



Soiled Meat

The F10 map has a waypoint button on the top bar. Looks like zig zag line with circles at the end of each line segment. I don't know how it works. Keep clicking on your unit and the waypoint button, eventually you should see some lines and circles appear, maybe.

ZekeNY
Jun 13, 2013

Probably AFK

They posted the video of the Helmet Mounted Cueing System in the A-10 II, and uh ... wow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK6-8iL0_9E

ZekeNY fucked around with this message at 10:11 on Sep 30, 2020

Anarcho-Commissar
May 22, 2002

"The means of production being the collective work of humanity, the product should be the collective property of the race. Individual appropriation is neither just nor serviceable. All belongs to all."
- Pyotr Kropotkin




Yeah, and it should be out today.

A great way to check that out would be with Saturday's mission, plenty of A10 slots open, and the inset FLIR view could be really helpful in spotting downed pilots and the enemies searching for them!

Imaginary Baron
Apr 14, 2010


Is this available on steam? I can’t find it

Anarcho-Commissar
May 22, 2002

"The means of production being the collective work of humanity, the product should be the collective property of the race. Individual appropriation is neither just nor serviceable. All belongs to all."
- Pyotr Kropotkin




Imaginary Baron posted:

Is this available on steam? I can’t find it

https://store.steampowered.com/app/..._Steam_Edition/

Although I think you're better off with standalone, personally.

ZekeNY
Jun 13, 2013

Probably AFK

Imaginary Baron posted:

Is this available on steam? I can’t find it

I don't think it's even on the DCS store yet, but it will be coming to Steam (and the upgrade price will be there too, they've said).

Anarcho-Commissar
May 22, 2002

"The means of production being the collective work of humanity, the product should be the collective property of the race. Individual appropriation is neither just nor serviceable. All belongs to all."
- Pyotr Kropotkin




Just hit: https://www.digitalcombatsimulator....es/tank_killer/

GreatGreen
Jul 3, 2007

THIS IS HOW YOU REMIND ME OF WHAT I REALLY AM
*stumbles on reload and dies to a Nightstalker Super during Quick Play*


If you buy the old A-10C on Steam, are you eligible for the $10 upgrade, bringing the grand total of the new A-10 to $70 instead of the standalone Tank Killer cost of $80?

skooma512
Feb 8, 2012

You couldn't grok my race car, but you dug the roadside blur.


GreatGreen posted:

If you buy the old A-10C on Steam, are you eligible for the $10 upgrade, bringing the grand total of the new A-10 to $70 instead of the standalone Tank Killer cost of $80?

Yep, they don't care how you got the A10 license or how much you paid, it's 10 bux. Sync it with your DCS profile.

GreatGreen
Jul 3, 2007

THIS IS HOW YOU REMIND ME OF WHAT I REALLY AM
*stumbles on reload and dies to a Nightstalker Super during Quick Play*


If you have the old A-10C and you buy the new A-10C Tank Killer, will you have access to both planes or does the new A-10C II overwrite the old one?

skooma512
Feb 8, 2012

You couldn't grok my race car, but you dug the roadside blur.


I ordered it and I did the paypal thing. I'm doing like 15 things at once so I didn't watch it after the tx was done so they're processing the payment.


Paypal doesn't see anything as having happened and the purchase is in limbo waiting.

They're probably slammed atm but lol, how is their point of sale this bad? Did they code it in house?

Anarcho-Commissar
May 22, 2002

"The means of production being the collective work of humanity, the product should be the collective property of the race. Individual appropriation is neither just nor serviceable. All belongs to all."
- Pyotr Kropotkin




GreatGreen posted:

If you have the old A-10C and you buy the new A-10C Tank Killer, will you have access to both planes or does the new A-10C II overwrite the old one?

You have both, which is good, because there's no training or mission content yet for the new one.

GreatGreen
Jul 3, 2007

THIS IS HOW YOU REMIND ME OF WHAT I REALLY AM
*stumbles on reload and dies to a Nightstalker Super during Quick Play*


Anarcho-Commissar posted:

You have both, which is good, because there's no training or mission content yet for the new one.

I see the A-10C icon colored in when I log into DCS, but I don't see any A-10C II icon anywhere.

Should I see an A-10C II icon?

mashed_penguin
Jul 27, 2004



You need to install it with the module manager. My order took about 2 hours to complete after I paid for it though on the e shop. You will get a pop up when you open dcs that you have new content to install once its gone through.

Gewehr 43
Aug 25, 2003


Maybe I missed the memo on this, but how much of my A-10C knowledge is going to transfer to the A-10C II?

mashed_penguin
Jul 27, 2004



Gewehr 43 posted:

Maybe I missed the memo on this, but how much of my A-10C knowledge is going to transfer to the A-10C II?

Almost all of it.

skooma512
Feb 8, 2012

You couldn't grok my race car, but you dug the roadside blur.


It's an A-10C with a couple panels in the back swapped out.

GreatGreen
Jul 3, 2007

THIS IS HOW YOU REMIND ME OF WHAT I REALLY AM
*stumbles on reload and dies to a Nightstalker Super during Quick Play*


mashed_penguin posted:

You need to install it with the module manager. My order took about 2 hours to complete after I paid for it though on the e shop. You will get a pop up when you open dcs that you have new content to install once its gone through.

Do I need the non-Steam 100+ GB DCS World download to get the module manager?

mashed_penguin
Jul 27, 2004



GreatGreen posted:

Do I need the non-Steam 100+ GB DCS World download to get the module manager?

Not sure I don't use steam for dcs. I'm sure some steam using DCS nerd can help. Though these days you can link your steam account to dcs and then get everything though the standalone client which does get some content faster.

Tippis
Mar 21, 2008

It's yet another day in the wasteland.



Gewehr 43 posted:

Maybe I missed the memo on this, but how much of my A-10C knowledge is going to transfer to the A-10C II?

Everything you normally use is the same. Some legacy systems were removed, and some were cut down. TISL, which was only ever used as a fall-back if your regular systems had been so shot up that you could no longer bomb accurately is gone, and you'll never notice — if you were that damaged, you didn't want to stay around and ineffectually drop free-fall bombs anyway. One of the radio panels has been reduced to a smaller model to make room for one more radio. That's about it.

The only function that you might use at times that is gone is TGP boresight — apparently that was never a thing so now that input does something else. But that doesn't matter because now you have a vastly more competent and useful sensor to do that, only much better: your helmet-mounted cuing system. It is cheatmode, through and through. This new sensors has a few new HOTAS shortcuts that you need to learn, but it's pretty intuitive if you're used to the regular sensor juggling in the old plane. This basically just means that some of your inputs that would previously not do anything will now have an effect because you have the HMCS selected as your sensor and the thing you're trying to manipulate.

GreatGreen posted:

Do I need the non-Steam 100+ GB DCS World download to get the module manager?
The “module manager” is built into the client and it only really matters if you're running the stand-alone version. It's the little 3x3 square icon at the top of the main menu which lets you browse what modules are available for purchase, and which has a little red numbered overlay to indicate how many of your owned modules haven't been installed. Clicking that will pop up a dialogue box that asks if you want to install anything you haven't yet.

But again, that's just for the standalone version. In Steam, the “module manager” is just Steam's regular DLC management window — you manage your modules from there, and they are pretty much universally installed by default once you buy them.

The only thing that may trip you up here is that a lot of new modules only run on the beta client for the first couple of months, so you have to opt into and convert your install to Open Beta to get those modules to install. For Steam, this also follows the standard Steam procedure for such things: open the game properties and tab over to where you can do beta branch opt-ins. For the stand-alone version, you can either install the beta in parallel or update your current main install to the beta, but you have use a couple of (fairly trivial) command-line options to do so.

https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/support/faq/ is a good start for most of it — the open beta conversion method is cleverly hidden under the “Unable to install NEW product or an error message Unknown module appears” heading.

Tippis fucked around with this message at 12:21 on Oct 1, 2020

GreatGreen
Jul 3, 2007

THIS IS HOW YOU REMIND ME OF WHAT I REALLY AM
*stumbles on reload and dies to a Nightstalker Super during Quick Play*


Finally got both A-10C and A10C II to show up in my game.

Just had to install the Open Beta.

GreatGreen fucked around with this message at 05:38 on Oct 1, 2020

Mandibular Fiasco
Oct 14, 2012


Is the A-10 upgrade price time limited? I don’t have a gaming PC right now, so wondered if it mattered whether I needed to buy it now.

BurntCornMuffin
Jan 9, 2009



Mandibular Fiasco posted:

Is the A-10 upgrade price time limited? I don’t have a gaming PC right now, so wondered if it mattered whether I needed to buy it now.

If it is, ED hasn't said when.

They gave a timeframe in the intro videos. You have a month.

BurntCornMuffin fucked around with this message at 20:20 on Oct 1, 2020

power crystals
Jun 6, 2007

Who wants a belly rub??



So does Syria just inherently run like poo poo if you happen to look at a city? I can get like 90-100fps in the open but if I buzz Incirlik it goes down to 30.

Anarcho-Commissar
May 22, 2002

"The means of production being the collective work of humanity, the product should be the collective property of the race. Individual appropriation is neither just nor serviceable. All belongs to all."
- Pyotr Kropotkin




Anarcho-Commissar posted:

Next week's mission sign-up is go!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet...dapDdqNVTAOu6c/


It's the Combat Search And Rescue (CSAR) operation from two weeks ago, tweaked and modified based on player feedback!

An F-15E Strike Eagle has been downed in Iran. Pararescue is on the way, but they need the area to be clear. The SAM sites responsible for the incident are also being targeted, both to clear the way for the CSAR op and as retribution.

Note that we expect the A10C II to be released this week, and therefore the A10C slots will be that version (barring any issues).

We'll try to accomodate if you want to fly but don't have any of the open aircraft. Just let me know!

Self quoting, mission is tomorrow!

Mandibular Fiasco
Oct 14, 2012


BurntCornMuffin posted:

If it is, ED hasn't said when.

They gave a timeframe in the intro videos. You have a month.

Thanks, I just saw this today in the weekly e-mail bulletin, too. Expires October 31, 2020 after that it goes to $19.99.

Anarcho-Commissar
May 22, 2002

"The means of production being the collective work of humanity, the product should be the collective property of the race. Individual appropriation is neither just nor serviceable. All belongs to all."
- Pyotr Kropotkin




GOON MISSION SIGNUP
2020 October 17 @ 20:00 UTC
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet...Ou6c/edit#gid=0

Operation Pic-a-nic Basket 2.0
A flight of Hueys is tasked with picking up a package in the LZ, supported by CAS flights in the area. Meanwhile, additional elements will perform SEAD on a nearby airbase to prevent the Rangers from responding. Ranger Smith and escorts must not reach the LZ.

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Anarcho-Commissar
May 22, 2002

"The means of production being the collective work of humanity, the product should be the collective property of the race. Individual appropriation is neither just nor serviceable. All belongs to all."
- Pyotr Kropotkin




Still slots open, especially in the F14 and Harrier flights.

If there's something you'd rather fly, let me know and I'll try to accommodate.

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