By Eagle Dynamics & The Fighter Collection
Digital Combat Simulator
Digital Combat Simulator World (DCS World) is a free-to-play digital military battlefield simulation developed by Eagle Dynamics (ED). It includes a free Sukhoi Su-25T attack aircraft and TF-51D Mustang, and is extensible through additional DCS modules as well as user-made add-ons and mods.
DCS World includes a vast mission area of the Caucasus region that encompasses much of Georgia - the location of the Russo-Georgian war in 2008.
Additionally, DCS World includes: powerful mission and campaign editors, online multiplayer, massive inventory of air, land and sea combat units and weapons, advanced AI, fast mission generator, dynamic weather and seasons, training missions, mission replay system, and pilot log book.
This all allows the creation of engaging, real-world combat missions in this flashpoint region. DCS is a true "sandbox" simulation that can and will in the future cover multiple time periods covering many types of combat and civilian units. DCS World allows both realistic game play and more relaxed game play to suit the player.
DCS modules that can plug into DCS World include aircraft, maps, ground units, campaigns, etc. Not only does DCS World include modules developed internally by Eagle Dynamics, but it also includes those by certified third party developers.
I Have been a fan of the DCS series for a long time. With a sale now on the vast majority of DCS titles, I thought it was about time to create this thread and see if more people were interested in this genre of video game too.
Are Combat Flight Sims for me?
- Do you want to experience the thrill and challenge of aerial combat? or how about providing CAS to units on the ground? or why not fly some Classic WWII fighters!
What do I need to play?
- Ideally a joystick of some sort. Although it is not necessary it makes the game much easier and accessible (unless you are a pro with the Keyboard & Mouse!)
Why Should I play?
- The DCS series is a fantastic simulation that strikes an excellent balance between fun and realism. It is also a very different from of video game, it is not the type of product you can just "pick up" and expect to be good at. It takes a practice and can have a steep learning curve but at the end there is a huge sense of satisfaction, something few other games can offer.
How Difficult is it?
- Well that depends on how you want to play! Either you can indulge in a full "Study Sim" like DCS:A10c or DCS:BlackShark requiring you to learn various aspects of the aircraft from start up, to weapons, even including Countermeasures! Or you can fly in a more basic mannor such as the ones included with DCS:world or in DCS FC3. These provide you with superb visuals and a fantastic experience without having to go through every single little procedure.
- Wanna join in?
The best part is ... ITS FREE!!!*
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Mumble Quick Guide
Mumble is an integral part of our community. Download from here http://www.mumble.com/
These are the connection details again as an easy to find reference:
Please set up push-to-talk before joining (or you'll be kicked), and you're also advised to turn off the in-game overlay as it can cause problems in some games.
- If you love the sound of Combat Flight Sim Shenanigans but don't have DCS:World ? You can get it on either:
The Eagle Dynamics webpage
(NOTE. steam keys can no longer activate the modules a standalone version of DCS World.)
*excluding add-on modules such as DCS:FC3 or DCS:A10C
N.B. It is entirely up to you which version you use. Personally I have the Standalone version, and have bought the modules direct from DCS/ED as I like to keep this separate from steam.