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  1. Here is a coop mission for 1-3 players (technically 7 max but that's overkill), Caucasus map and F-18. You have HARMs to destroy a SAM site, and then use your Mavericks to destroy enemy tanks. Once that's done, our own tanks will advance and capture the enemy airport. The mission is fairly easy and meant to help practice the HARM and laser-guided weapons, but you can use the radio F10 menu to make it harder (or easier, if you prefer). Feedback welcome! FA-18C - Caucasus - base capture.miz
  2. I also wanted to add, and I say this without sarcasm, that when I leave I will also be missing out on a great community. You all seem very nice and helpful, and have been patient with a complaint that was bound to be unpopular.
  3. I may, it's just a bummer that I can't then buy more planes or missions to leverage what I'd have learned.
  4. Ignoring the personal attack, I never said that. What I said was: I have avoided Steam for literally a decade for this very reason, only changed once I got a computer dedicated to games (so there's nothing important for the DRM to mess up).
  5. In case someone else wants to try DCS in virtual reality, I put together a basic VoiceAttack profile so you can work the systems via voice commands - this is useful if you're wearing a virtual reality headset and cannot see the keyboard (of course this is moot for those with enough switches on their HOTAS to map everything). It got me through most of the training missions. I put it up online there: http://voiceattack.com/smf/index.php?topic=478.0
  6. No worries, money hadn't changed hands yet. The Steam store warns you about the 3rd party DRM. Incidentally, I couldn't help but notice that ED's store did not disclose the addition on DRM.
  7. I entirely agree that Iam giving up a lot with this choice, and that's why I am sad. Ultimately, it's a matter of preference: I have little desire to troubleshoot my entertainment and there are many alternatives available but time is precious.
  8. No, other DRM. That bad experience has soured me on the whole thing.
  9. Yes, it has a combined HDMI+USB cable, and then the tracking sensor is USB. The setup is trivial, software is very easy to use. I have a Nvidia GTX 980Ti and have been very happy with it.
  10. NP cichlidfan, and thank you for the kind welcome!
  11. I'm so disappointed! I discovered DCS recently - haven't even finished the tutorial missions - but I was so impressed I wanted to buy more. And what does Steam tell me? That the F-15C is wrapped in an extra layer of DRM. That computer-destroying stuff is exactly what almost entirely got me out of gaming a few years back. Steam is the max amount of DRM I will put up with. I'm sorry.
  12. Thank you very much! This taught me something I hadn't caught in the manual!
  13. Ooooh, I didn't know I could do that! Thank you both, that's awesome! I can't wait to try it, it sounds like this will completely solve the problem! Edit: tried it, it works! The menu is now buttery smooth! Awesome!
  14. Yes, it does! It rotates as I rotate my head. Since the headset is attached to my head, it's 1:1 - if I turn 90 degrees the view also turns 90 degrees. Also, if I move to the side the point of view changes (parallax), so for example I can shift to better see a dial that was hidden behind the stick. Finally, the headset has one screen per eye so it gives a 3D effect. All this together makes a striking effect. It feels like it puts you inside the game! I love it. The downside is that for the illusion to be convincing it needs to compute 90 frames per second so you need a beefy PC, and even then I have to lower the graphics setting a notch. But at least for me it's totally worth it! I found an article that describes this better than I could: http://www.mudspike.com/oculus-rift-cv1-first-impressions-with-dcs/
  15. I hope this is the right place to ask! I'm brand new to DCS World. I got it because it has the reputation of being the best sim for the Oculus Rift and, boy, is that true! It's amazing! Anyways my first question is I noticed the very first menu, with the clouds, is laggy for me. Is there a way to disable the clouds there? I'm sure I'll be back later with more questions but I only played a little so far.
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