DCS World 2.5 Open Beta Update
Thank you for all the feedback and reports on the DCS World 2.5 Open Beta. We are reading all of your reports and using them to make DCS World 2.5 even better. Much of our focus is centered on improving night lighting, better memory management / loading times, and updating the remaining cockpits to use deferred lighting. We are also implementing a new ”Offline” mode to allow you to play DCS World 2.5 without any requirement for an internet connection.
Thank you for your patience.
DCS: Persian Gulf Map Update
As mentioned in a previous newsletter, the Persian Gulf Map entered external testing recently and the development team has been very busy fixing bugs, improving mesh and texture quality, and optimizing the map. Like the DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range Map, the Persian Gulf Map will also use clip maps and merge satellite imagery with hand-created textures. This allows us as high degree of detail and a great ground-level rendering, while not having a massive file size footprint. Since the Nevada Map though, the technology has been further refined and improved for terrain details at mid- to long-ranges.
Once this map has been thoroughly tested and at a quality level we are happy with, we will soon thereafter make it available for purchase and download.
DCS World 2.5 Open Beta Update 4
Since the third update to the DCS World 2.5 Open Beta, the team has focused their efforts on loading time, memory leaks, and performance issues in the Open Beta. In this 4th update, we believe we have largely addressed these issues. For those taking part in the DCS World 2.5 Open Beta, we look forward to your feedback, and once we feel confident these issues have been resolved, we will move DCS World 2.5 out of Open Beta.
Red Army Day 100th Anniversary Sale
First celebrated in 1918, Red Army Day commemorates the Red Army victory over German forces in the battle for the city of Pskov. This holiday, celebrated on 23 February, celebrates those that are serving and have served with the Russian Armed Forces. A highlight of the day is the laying of wreaths and at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow.
To celebrate this day, we are offering a sale on Russian aircraft modules from today and lasting until March 5 with -30% off. Jatka lukemista
DCS World 2.5 Update
Since last week’s newsletter, the team continues to address items discovered during the Open Beta test period. Items such as fog discoloration, night lighting, multiplayer performance, load times, and others are all being addressed for the release version. It is very important that any changes made for the DCS World 2.5 release version maintain or improve game performance of the 2.5 Open Beta.
Since the DCS World 2.5 Open Beta release, we have released three Hot Fixes. You can read their change logs on the DCS forum
Once we feel that all the significant issues of the 2.5 Open Beta have been resolved, we will then release the DCS World 2.5 installer and update to DCS World 2.5. Jatka lukemista
DCS World 2.5 Open Beta Update
Last week we launched the Open Beta version of DCS World 2.5, and your initial reports have been very helpful for us to reach a high-quality release version. The team is working very hard to bring the DCS World 2.5 release version to you as soon as possible. We have been reading all your feedback and striving to address all valid issues.
Less than a week after the 2.5 OB release, we released a hot fix which you can read about on the forum in special thread
Earlier than initially planned, we also released the Open Beta of DCS World of 2.5 to Steam, which you can read about in the Steam news
DCS World 2.5 has been a significant advancement for DCS World and we are heartened by all the kind words of appreciation, thank you! Jatka lukemista