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  1. I agree that having all the navigation and airfield approach systems fully functional across all airfields and all future maps would be fantastic and I acknowledge that it is a significant part of a military pilots experience but I don't want this to hold up the development of DCSW overall. As we probably all agree and understand that this is not vital to most of the customer base and I don't see it as being advertised as part of the core purpose of the sim. In time, yes, I think DCSW could be an effective platform for navigation flying and maybe even stand alongside FSX in this area, which is being replaced by Prepar3d anyway. However, at no point do I see DCSW being an effective replacement for Prepar3ed in navigation training. Its just not what DCSW core function is about. ie a battlefield simulation. As mentioned already, everyone has their favorite point of the sim they want developed further and indeed in some cases see its poor development as a major failing in the sim! I just hope to see the aircraft under development to arrive sooner with all the bells and whistles working well and the Nevada map with Edge to be released. If it has all the little nav aid extras there already then great but if not they can be added over time in patches.
  2. As with previous updates I've just clicked on the DCS World icon and it came back with an update found. I just clicked ok to all the update messages that required a response including the update to the updater. With no further input than that it is now downloading the 2GB plus update at around 600kb/s (I'm in Australia) with no problems. Its been that easy. Just a few mouse clicks to say ok to a few pop ups. They made it easy to do the update and its working just fine. Anyone who feels the need to make it harder for themselves due to impatience or just wanting to be clever by taking some sort of shortcut by copying files from here and there can go right ahead but please don't waste any space in this thread when it all goes wrong. I have the beta install as well but I'll treat that as a completely separate install and upgrade it as such. Nothing from that install is touching my regular current release install. Its a beta install for testing and it should remain clean for exactly that. I look forward to any updates to latest beta that may bring too. Cheers.
  3. As for using the launch override, I've been able to get extended range with the larger missiles by launching with the override. By the time the weapon is getting close, I've gotten within range for the laser to lock and give the weapon its final destination then boom. Sometimes if I've been using the laser manually then switching it off and on again helps get a lock on the target. That was some time ago though and not with current 1.2.6 version so not sure if that is still valid.
  4. NO, your not doing anything wrong. What St3v3f said. ^^. The installer files are already in a compressed format. You won't get them any smaller. If you don't have a double layer DVD handy or external HDD maybe you have a 16GB USB stick but based on your hopes with the DVD It sounds like you don't. These days there are a lot of storage methods that are pretty cheap and splitting your installer files across a couple of DVD's is doable but not really preferable. If you can afford to get some bigger backup gadgets like an external HDD or a USB stick then do that. If you have a big stack of blank DVD's and short of cash then use what you've got and you'll be fine. Cheers, 5
  5. Is it possible to extend the F15 TEWS screen? I have the radar screen extended to my left usb monitor ok and it looks just fine but where I would think the right screen should be displaying the TEWS screen mostly ok with my current values in the lua file it isn't drawn and looks like the sim doesn't export it. Anyone had any success here or maybe with the F15 MFD even although I imagine that will require a good edit in the lua file.
  6. DCS Hawk I have all the rest and this would fill the set!! Thanks so much for having the draw. Awesome!! Merry Christmas!!
  7. ^ Exactly. The whole point of the open beta is testing on a clean setup. No Mods.
  8. Sadly despite following this very closely it doesn't work for me. I'm using Win 7 64 home. I stopped the bat file running with the pause key to see what what going on (it flashes by so quick when it runs I had to be fast on the key) I could see that it states "No matching devices found" when trying to either enable or disable any of the devices in my bat files. I have cross checked the device ID's displayed while running Devcon with those displayed in the hardware ID section in device properties very carefully and ensured there were no typo's in the bat file. It just doesn't seem to work. The concept is fine though as I did the task manually and disabled the devices I need to disable via the properties and that removed them from the game controllers list which achieved the end result. Its the long way of going about it but saves me from having to unplug my Thrustmaster MFD's when I fly IL2 as they steal ID's 3 & 4 which my IL2 install needs to see for the rudder pedals and my trim box.
  9. All the people who want Longbows so they can kill a zillion targets from max range and fly home heroes. Pffft. Now I don't suppose a weaponised R22 is out of the question?
  10. I run mine on an SSD and I would say it does but I have no data to back it up. Its just a subjective observation.
  11. That would equate to proximity radar for the player even when he might not be able to actually see anything below him despite it popping up on the map.
  12. Oh dear, that old argument has raised its head again?! Leaving the room now.
  13. I think I'm a fair way through it up to B7 mission but illness and other interests saw me put this aside for a long while. At that level in the campaign you have to be on the ball and master of the Su25T to succeed in the missions. Something I need to practice up to before picking up the campaign again. I'm playing it at full real as possible too BTW so no map help or the like. Just the briefing to read and using my wits to get me through.
  14. Steelseries Siberia V2 headsets are fine. The track clip pro really is a great idea but as mentioned just a poor design made out of even poorer material which breaks so easily. The internal moulded clips that hold it together are so thin and brittle its amazing they make it off the production line without breaking. The fix for I made for mine has been bullet proof so far and it still rotates as it needs to and isn't bulky. I'll never go back to having to wear a hat or using the old track clip. That was a real pain which the track clip pro saves you from as well as making Track IR so much smoother and responsive.
  15. You couldn't pay enough for your own private airshow like that, even taking into account a few shingles here and there. Sounds like that would be awesome seeing training so close to home.
  16. Following on from above I have found that you can get the cockpits screens from numerous aircraft and not just A10C and the Ka50. I haven't created a setup for the Ka50 shkval yet but here are some pics of the others. DCS-A10C with both MFD's as per OP's original setup. F15C with radar screen active. The warning display isn't drawn it seems. Su-25T with optical system turned on and right MFD removed from the front to take advantage of the wider screen aspect of the 800x600 usb monitor which is a much better fit. I also had to create a separate monitor.lua file for the Su25T so I could have the different values for the right MFD but that is easily selectable in DCS options menu when you want to fly this aircraft. The Su33 with nav screen active The Su27 (almost the same as the Su33) So as you can see the setup is useful for a range of aircraft not just the Ka50 and A10C. I'm still tweaking values to get the aspect ratios better. The Su33 has a slightly wider than square display, the Su25T needs the vertical squeezed a little to get the targeting box square etc. Along with the fact this works well in other sims like Prepar3d I think it was a good little investment in the hobby. Edit: With a bit more stuffing around the Ka50 setup works well too although this requires more file editing and setup change in Windows and would be more for those who stick with the Ka50 practically full time or pit builders.
  17. I had the CH HOTAS for many years and have now got the Warthog and one of the first things I did was set the saturation down on the mini stick to get that same movement feel as I did with the CH throttle. Sure the CH had a great feel by using the thumb which gave you good fine control (which also needed saturation adjustment to slow it down) but the Warthog works just fine and just has a different feel to it which I'm getting used to very quickly. No complaints with the mini stick here. Combined with the overall huge quality difference between the Warthog and CH gear the Warthog system comes out way on top. The target software though, to me is a lot less intuitive than CH control manager and was a bit of a pain to get a handle on. Good to see the OP has stuck with the Warthog!!
  18. I purchased the Lilliput monitors from the US and the system is working just fine. Win 7/64 bit. I didn't need to use the software to get the measurements right as it really is just a case of calculating the pixel offset based on your main monitor size, the pixel resolution of the small monitors and the size you want the MFD displays to run at. All looking good in DCS. This setup also works well for Prepar3d as you can drag glass screens down onto the USB monitors with no problem. It can be done with FSX as well but I haven't got that working as yet. Apparently you just undock then drag them down just like in Prepar3d but I don't get the right click, undock menu item to make it work. Great idea that works really well. Cheers, Hawk 5
  19. I have the Steel Series Siberia's as well and they are very nice. I had a nice Sennheiser set before that and these are very comparable in sound quality and better in comfort for long flights and lost in Youtube sessions. The Corsair set your looking at have good specs and a nice ear cup which looks designed for comfort especially for those long sessions on the PC. I'm sure they would be a good set and serve you well if that's what you end up getting.
  20. Hawk_5

    Airwolf Mod

    Ah the 80's. So many sweet memories that I realize I've forgotten until someone drops a Youtube video into the forum of something that was on my must watch list back then. Pure cheesy good fun!
  21. There's a large list of what you could buy but budget is always going to decide in the end. The Saitek sticks are pretty good. There is also the CH fighter stick which served me well for many years. The TH Cougar is another higher end setup but I've never touched one so can't comment. Do you want a throttle as well? CH, Saitek, Logitech and Thrustmaster can help out here with a package deal. That's a start for your Google searches. I recommend CH gear as I had the full HOTAS system plus pedals for many years and they served me well. I now have the Warthog system and it is very nice indeed. Cheers, 5
  22. Very impressive work. Have downloaded and look forward to giving this a try.
  23. Thanks very much ED. Got mine in the mail too. Looking forward to the next release!
  24. This is probably more and more likely to be the business model for now and the future for flight sims and other games. Its purely a case of buyer beware. I have happily purchased modules at $49.99 and then some once exchange rates kick in fully, that its a beta version and does not yet have all features implemented. I was fully aware of that and was happy to proceed with my purchase. We are seeing this more and more and is clearly a successful business model that works for the industry and gets sales going otherwise they wouldn't be doing it. Some may not like it and think it is bad for games and sims in general but if it wasn't working for them (the industry) they wouldn't be doing it. This also goes for the discount sales. Clearly they must be working to increase business and interest in the products and generating sales. We have to accept that they have every right to do this and to seek out new methods of increasing sales and the customer base. If we as customers don't like it we can vote with our wallet and not buy the product. Soon enough these sales will stop because it isn't working for them. However, I think it probably smart to have these sales. Someone who buys one module at a cheap price may buy the next one at full price and continue to build their collection of other modules even when there isn't a sale on. Great! A new sim enthusiast and good customer joins the fold. I tend to agree that this really is just "the way it is". Again, if you don't like it, don't buy it. Making upset rants in forums may make one feel better, more listened to and validated but seriously, IMO, its the money that gets listened to and acted on.
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