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Currently I just have the Alpha version of DCS installed and I would like to keep things to one version after my reformatting of my rig last week. My question is if all versions of DCS will go to 2.5 and stay there or will I always have the Alpha? My apologies if I'm asking a question that has been covered.

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So there has been nothing official from ED on if all three versions of DCS will narrow down to just one yet?

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So there has been nothing official from ED on if all three versions of DCS will narrow down to just one yet?

 

I'm pretty sure Wags has publicly stated that DCS will merge to one branch. And the reason for the delay is that Caucuses map in use by 1.5 needs to be updated to be melded into 2.x line.

 

At that point, there would be one generally available (GA) version, and an opt in beta and/or alpha releases.

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I'm pretty sure Wags has publicly stated that DCS will merge to one branch. And the reason for the delay is that Caucuses map in use by 1.5 needs to be updated to be melded into 2.x line.

 

At that point, there would be one generally available (GA) version, and an opt in beta and/or alpha releases.

 

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You can use the DCS updater to switch between all three branches at anytime.

See here for detailed instructions: https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=114030

Although possible, it is not recommended to switch between the Open Alpha and the two other branches currently, because of the huge differences between them and the ammount of data that has to be downloaded everytime. But switching between the Stable Release and the Open Beta branch is absolutely no problem atm.

 

I'm pretty sure Wags has publicly stated that DCS will merge to one branch. And the reason for the delay is that Caucuses map in use by 1.5 needs to be updated to be melded into 2.x line.

 

At that point, there would be one generally available (GA) version, and an opt in beta and/or alpha releases.

That would still be two and/or three branches and would be the exact same what we have now: A Stable Release branch (what you call GA) and a opt in beta/alpha. But I guess the Alpha will disappear after the merge.


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@hansangb

You can use the DCS updater to switch between all three branches at anytime.

See here for detailed instructions: https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=114030

Although possible, it is not recommended to switch between the Open Alpha and the two other branches currently, because of the huge differences between them and the ammount of data that has to be downloaded everytime. But switching between the Stable Release and the Open Beta branch is absolutely no problem atm.

 

 

That would still be two and/or three branches ;)

 

 

I have room so I have all three. Although mostly, I'm playing the 1.5 beta and 2.x alpha almost exclusively.

 

IN the future, I would be down to two. GA version (merge of 1 and 2 traing) and probably the alpha.

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The aim is to have a single, stable version of DCS World with access to all three maps. Unless you want to participate in the testing phase of updates, then you will need just one version of DCS World.

 

The only reason there are 3 branches right now is that the Caucasus map required re-working to be compatible with the updated graphics engine. A work that is in progress. In the meantime, the entire 2.x.x branch is an Alpha release, and the 1.x.x branch is available as 2 versions.

 

Post merger there will be 2 versions, the release version, and a Beta testing branch. All 3 maps will be available in both versions, so you will need just a single install, as stated.

 

This has been well publicised by ED, so there is no confusion about the future of DCS World. The complication was the addition of the Normandy map, which was prioritised by ED to fulfil the promises made by a defunct developer. Now that is out, it is full steam ahead getting the 1.x.x branch merged into the new engine.

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They will 100% have the merge, because it will make things way easier for everyone

Fixed that for you: 3rd party developers will rejoice since their bugfixing will be a lot less stressful, and us players who no longer need to run multiple DCS installations :)

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