DCS World War II News
In commemoration of the June 1944 D-Day landings, we have several DCS World War II updates we’d like to bring you. We see DCS World War II as a very important component of DCS World and it will continue to grow with new features, content, and numerous improvements. We are just getting started.
Normandy 1944 Map for DCS World Update
Working with the Ugra Media, the developer or the Normandy map, we will be releasing a free update to this map in June. This map is the ideal battleground for our warbirds that focuses on northern France in the summer on 1944.
DCS: Normandy 1944 Map
Since the initial Early Access release of the DCS: Normandy 1944 Map, we and Ugra Media have been working on several improvements to increase its enjoyability and increase its accuracy. In addition to further refining the map for improved performance, we have made the following improvements:
Region and period correct water towers
Region and period correct wind mills and increased the population of them across the map
Farm houses interspersed in countryside areas
Several variation of bridges that match the region and time period
Removed brick buildings from the Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) airfields
Concrete runways for correct airfields
Improve beach transition
Here are some images showing some of these new improvements that we hope to release soon.
DCS World 2.1.1 Update Now Available
Our first big update to DCS World 2.1 is now available. You can either update your DCS World 2 installation using the automatic updater, or you can download DCS World 2.1 from DCS site
Please note that either the DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range Map or the Normandy 1944 Map are required.
Important additions to version 2.1.1 include:
New Gamma Slider to adjust brightness and contrast
New units for the World War II Assets Pack like Flak units
B-17 bomber equipped with defensive fire
Addition of Deferred Lighting and Physics Based Rendering (PBR)
War damage zone setting is now supported on Nevada map
Many fixes and updates to several DCS World modules
You can read a more complete list of version 2.1.1 changes in the dedicated thread on the DCS forum.
Today we are releasing the first update to DCS World 2.1, which can include the DCS: Normandy 1944 Map and/or the DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range Map. Over the past week, we have been carefully noting all feedback and we will do our best to address all concerns. For this first update, we have made the following primary changes.
For following week, we plan to add several new DCS: World War II Assets Pack units including anti-aircraft units, beach fortifications, barrage balloons, and several others.
DCS World 1.5 Status
In parallel to DCS World 2.1, we are also creating the next update for DCS World 1.5. The primary addition will be the support for the DCS: World War II Assets Pack. This update will be coming soon. Jatka lukemista
DCS: Normandy 1944 Map and DCS: World War II Assets Pack, Now Available for Download
After a great deal of research, technology development, and design, the wait is finally over; take to the skies over Normandy France! All pre-purchase customers can now download the Early Access, DCS: Normandy 1944 Map and the DCS: World War II Assets Pack.
To install the new map, please update your DCS World 2 Open Alpha, or download from DCS site.
This will install DCS World Open Alpha 2.1, and it will allow you to have both the DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range Map and/or the DCS: Normandy 1944 Map.
The DCS: World War II Assets Pack will work with both DCS World 2.1 and DCS World 1.5. Jatka lukemista
DCS: Normandy 1944 Map and DCS: World War II Assets Pack – Available on 26 May 2017
We are happy to announce that the DCS: Normandy 1944 Map and DCS: World War II Assets Pack will be available as Early Access downloads on 26 May 2017. On Friday 26 May 2017, the pre-purchase bundle of 20% off the map and assets pack will end. Act now before it’s too late!Bundle Pack Pre-purchase
Please note that the DCS: M-2000C, and all future DCS World DLC releases on Steam, will now use Steam Keys instead of Starforce keys. As such, these purchases cannot be activated on the DCS World e-Shop version. Previous purchases will not be affected.
World War II Victory Day in Europe and DCS Bonus Spectacular Continues
In May of 1945 the Second World War came to end in Europe. This is celebrated in Russia as Victory Day on 9 May and in Western Europe and the US on 8 May as Victory in Europe (VE) Day. To commemorate the end of World War II in Europe, we are having a Bonus action. Use your bonus points to discount for many DCS modules (which participating in the bonus program) up to 60%!