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Hello all,

 

Started DCS about 3 weeks ago and I'm starting to get the hang of it. But I got a couple of questions on the "world" part since I am not a computer guy.

 

I've been playing 1.5, so today I opened 2.0. No mission editor, no campaigns, my settings were gone, what's up ? Is 2.0 not playable?

 

All the videos I've seen on you tube have a bunch of aircraft flying around. Are all these placed there by the player or is there a server where you can jump in and there are others playing?

 

Thanks to all who respond without flaming the new guy !

 

Hoya

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Your settings will not transfer, since they are in a different Saved Games folder. Campaigns are generally not available in 2.0 since they were all written for a different map. The ME should be working just fine though, so I am not sure what problem you are seeing with it.

 

V2.0 is an Alpha release whose primary purpose is to test the Nevada terrain and it's engine, so many things are not 'live' yet.

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DCS 2.0 is an open alpha software that is currently only a testbed for the Nevada Test and Training Range map, a paid module.

Log in to your ED account via the module manager (little boxes on the top of the screen) and any aircraft you own should download. The Su-25T and TF-51D are included free, but you'll still need the NTTR map to use DCS 2.0

 

You can copy your control settings by navigating to c:\users\YOURUSERNAME\saved games\DCS\config\input and copying the files & folders there to c:\users\YOURUSERNAME\saved games\DCS.openalpha\config\input.

 

You will find several public multiplayer servers out in the world, but again, the NTTR map is required. As the map is still in an early state and is payware, you'll find a more robust multiplayer population in DCS 1.5 in the Caucases map most of the time.

 

In addition to public multiplayer and the single player missions that ship with each module, check the "Missions and Campaigns" forum or the user files section of the ED site for missions or build them yourself using the Mission Editor.

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I'm interested in purchasing the NTTR, however I currently have 1.5.4, I see it says 2.0 is required. I also see 2.0 is in alpha testing. So, my question is am I wasting my time if I purchase now or am I misinterpreting what the E-shop says?

 

 

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If you purchase the NTTR now, you will be able to use the Open Alpha (2.0) to play with it. Open Alpha requires a separate install (though all common files are copied rather than re-downloaded) on your hard drive, and is generally compatible with every modules that are out.

 

Be aware, though, that updates are not necessarily the same, or delpoyed simultaneously between the two versions, and 2.0 (both World and any module) may have some new features that are not yet deployed on 1.5, and vice-versa (these days it seems to me that 1.5 is usually more advanced than 2.0, because 2.0 updates focus on the map, while 1.5 updates focus more on bug-squashing and functionality and modules).

 

Re: the OP, if you do not have the NTTR map, you cannot use DCS 2.0.

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Once you experience 2.0 in Nevada, you will wonder why Ed spend so much time on 1.5.

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Once you experience 2.0 in Nevada, you will wonder why Ed spend so much time on 1.5.

 

 

 

If you purchase the NTTR now, you will be able to use the Open Alpha (2.0) to play with it. Open Alpha requires a separate install (though all common files are copied rather than re-downloaded) on your hard drive, and is generally compatible with every modules that are out.

 

Be aware, though, that updates are not necessarily the same, or delpoyed simultaneously between the two versions, and 2.0 (both World and any module) may have some new features that are not yet deployed on 1.5, and vice-versa (these days it seems to me that 1.5 is usually more advanced than 2.0, because 2.0 updates focus on the map, while 1.5 updates focus more on bug-squashing and functionality and modules).

 

Re: the OP, if you do not have the NTTR map, you cannot use DCS 2.0.

 

 

 

Thanks for the input. Now it all makes sense.

 

 

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It's also worth pointing out that some time next year 1.5 and 2.0 are going to be combined, so eventually there will be one version of DCS World (2.5) in which it will be possible to chose maps etc. so any purchases made for 1.5 or 2.0 should carry across to 2.5.

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