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Yep, really liking the looks of those new clouds. That's going to be a huge improvement.

 

Looking forward to some good P-51 escort missions with some B17 bomber action coming through the clouds. I mean, ya gotta have some four-engine bomber action. Going to be some awesome visuals and action.

 

I love my DCS P-51. 

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On December 19, 2020 at 5:11 AM, CanadaOne said:

 

Welcome to The Dark Side. :new_russian:

 

Both are on sale. You gonna bite? I've got some DCS cash sitting in my Steam wallet and if the F-16 is 50% off starting Tuesday (Steam sale) I might grab it. Then again, with everything free to fly for two-weeks, might not spend anything right away. I'll definitely be trying the Tomcat again, except this time I can use it with the Supercarrier. That's gonna make for some excellent cinematics.

 

Gotta admit, the "try all our stuff for free" events are a top notch way to create customer loyalty. 

 

Hornet/Carrier/Med map early next year when my new system is built.

Tomcat for sure, but likely a bit later since I want to learn the Hornet backwards and forwards.

If the sale is still on next weekend I'll purchase then, otherwise I'll wait for my new box.

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1 hour ago, Gambit21 said:

 

Hornet/Carrier/Med map early next year when my new system is built.

Tomcat for sure, but likely a bit later since I want to learn the Hornet backwards and forwards.

If the sale is still on next weekend I'll purchase then, otherwise I'll wait for my new box.

 

Learning the Hornet backwards and forwards is going to take you a few minutes. There are all kinds of things I can't do with it yet, but I can do enough to enjoy it. And with Voice Attack (yes, I'm pimping it again) I can do more than before. Then again, I think you are more technically inclined than I am.

 

I think the sale is on until the 6th or something like that.

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I have no problems with people utilizing Voice Attack to command AI crewmembers (or an assumed crew member) in multi-crew aircraft.  I know a few that do, and some of their scripts are impressive.  But when I'm flying a single seat aircraft, unless it happens to be the F-35, or maybe the MiG FireFox, Voice Attack would blow the immersion right out of the water for me.

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1 hour ago, SeaSerpent said:

I have no problems with people utilizing Voice Attack to command AI crewmembers (or an assumed crew member) in multi-crew aircraft.  I know a few that do, and some of their scripts are impressive.  But when I'm flying a single seat aircraft, unless it happens to be the F-35, or maybe the MiG FireFox, Voice Attack would blow the immersion right out of the water for me.

 

It may well do that, depends on how you like to fly and/or how good your HOTAS is. If you have a Warthog HOTAS and you love to manage the details, maybe VA is a bit pedestrian. If you don't have a fancy HOTAS and/or you don't enjoy full level of depth the plane affords, then VA is a good way to "git 'er done".

 

I like a 50/50 mix. I want to manage some of the systems to keep it interesting, but I want some other stuff on VA so I can spend more time flying and less time "clicking". Also depends on the plane. I tend to be more hands on with the Harrier simply because I can manage a good bit of the details and I enjoy it. It's completely subjective on my part.

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Phil Style makes DCS WWII look fantastic fun on Storm of War server. Anyone here playing on it? Thinking whether I should get a fighter module from the sale, finally. Sadly I'm not home to try them at the two week free period starting tomorrow. 

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52 minutes ago, Pekka_Rayha said:

Phil Style makes DCS WWII look fantastic fun on Storm of War server. Anyone here playing on it? Thinking whether I should get a fighter module from the sale, finally. Sadly I'm not home to try them at the two week free period starting tomorrow. 

 

Really liked that one

 

 

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53 minutes ago, OpticFlow said:

 

Really liked that one

 

 

Yes, indeed. It looks absolutely gorgeous these days. I love the super sharp interiors especially, adds so much to the immersion.

Now that my pc can actually run it adds to the temptation of course. 

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3 hours ago, Pekka_Rayha said:

Yes, indeed. It looks absolutely gorgeous these days. I love the super sharp interiors especially, adds so much to the immersion.

Now that my pc can actually run it adds to the temptation of course. 

 

The DCS cockpits range from not bad to best ever. The P-47 is the nicest, but of all the WWII birds I like the P-51the best. I have more fun in that plane than the other WWII fighters. 

 

 

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7 hours ago, kestrel79 said:

Man can DCS crank out some good promo videos. That guy is a total stud. 

 

Flightsim porn to be sure.

 

And the free trial period starts tomorrow. Two-weeks of the entire DCS catalogue ready for download. Not sure about the Viggen though, that one often gets left out.

 

Apparently this module has the best sounds of the game. Definitely going to give it a try... for two-weeks. :good:

 

 

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1 hour ago, Trooper117 said:

I flew it in the last trial they had... bought it yesterday and have been flying it last night, and yes, the sounds are just awesome!

 

Cool! Pretty sure I won't buy it but I will try it again. I'd consider buying the FW-190-D9 though. I really enjoyed that one.

 

Definitely going to try this one again. It's got a wild flight model.

 

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31 minutes ago, kestrel79 said:

Yes the A-8 and the new Spit sounds are unreal. Sound just like the real thing. I might give the P-47 a spin.

 

Looking forward to trying the Spitfire again on that excellent Channel map.

 

And it starts today! Gonna be a lotta good flying happening.

 

 

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One thing no one can deny about ED is they aren't afraid to promote their products...

 

 

Just wish another flight sim dev team that actually has a solid WWII, WWI and Tank Sim they shouldn't be afraid to market would follow suit....someday....maybe 🙄

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22 minutes ago, DBFlyguy said:

One thing no one can deny about ED is they aren't afraid to promote their products...

 

 

They do make great videos.

 

Gonna go full slut and grab a bunch of planes and helicopters during the free trial period. :cool:

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48 minutes ago, Redwo1f said:

...hmmm, trial still not out yet or am I missing something? (thought things would just be "available" along the bottom of the client start page, but everything still appears to be pay to add)

 

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In standalone you can already add modules from module manager.

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I've pretty much got most things that i want for now, although I will try the Mig 21 and i16 I think.

 

I'm enjoying the latest beta in the F-16 at the moment, as they've fixed a lot of the SPI issues and made ground pounding work with the Tpod again!

 

Particularly enjoying the optical mavs at the moment,

 

 

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1 hour ago, DD_fruitbat said:

I've pretty much got most things that i want for now, although I will try the Mig 21 and i16 I think.

 

 

The mig is showing its age a little now and Im not sure if the bug with the radar and later nvidia drivers is sorted but its a good challenging module to learn and fly. 

 

The free trail stuff is a really good direction although i'm not sure it would have worked on me as I have buyers remorse for about 60% of the modules I own and 4 out of the five terrains I've bought.   

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The little buggers at DCS know how to target their audience. They knew I was looking at the Ka-50. Comes with a nice Canadian skin and you can take off from the carrier. 

 

And... Steam is giving me a $10 discount on my next purchase. (Apparently I've spent a few bucks there.) So I could land this sucker for $25. Not bad!

 

 

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21 minutes ago, BOO said:

 

The mig is showing its age a little now and Im not sure if the bug with the radar and later nvidia drivers is sorted but its a good challenging module to learn and fly. 

 

The free trail stuff is a really good direction although i'm not sure it would have worked on me as I have buyers remorse for about 60% of the modules I own and 4 out of the five terrains I've bought.   

 

The radar is still bugged on the MiG-21, but the fix is coming with the next update tomorrow.

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9 hours ago, CanadaOne said:

The little buggers at DCS know how to target their audience. They knew I was looking at the Ka-50. Comes with a nice Canadian skin and you can take off from the carrier. 

 

And... Steam is giving me a $10 discount on my next purchase. (Apparently I've spent a few bucks there.) So I could land this sucker for $25. Not bad!

 

 

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That is well worth it, great chopper to fly combat missions in.

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10 hours ago, CanadaOne said:

The little buggers at DCS know how to target their audience. They knew I was looking at the Ka-50. Comes with a nice Canadian skin and you can take off from the carrier. 

 

And... Steam is giving me a $10 discount on my next purchase. (Apparently I've spent a few bucks there.) So I could land this sucker for $25. Not bad!

 

 

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Still no, it's all the helicopter accidents waiting to happen, but squared.

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27 minutes ago, DD_Arthur said:

Choppers? Urgh.

 

Occasionally ya get the taste for it and it's nice if it's there. That's one of the great things about DCS, beaucoup flightsim variety.

 

Spent some time with the F-14 last night and even though I have little interest to scrap with it, it's damn good fun to fly. It's a ridiculously well done plane.

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I was once in a Wessex that decided to eat it’s gearbox just after takeoff. I was one of the lucky ones, I didn’t break anything. When we hit the ground our jeepy ammo gave me a Glasgow kiss😧.  Horrible things.

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42 minutes ago, 216th_LuseKofte said:

Choppers are excellent. MI 8 in special. Hind might take away a bit time but I doubt it will replace.

Choppers provide a endless road to perfection. One can never be good enough

 

I haven't fired any weapons yet, but I had a gorgeous sunrise Ka-50 flight over the Channel map at treetop altitude and it was damn good fun. My FPS was getting killed, I was in the 30 range, might have to adjust a few things.

 

Some planes/helicopters just grab you for some reason, the way the Harrier got me, this might be one of them. Not sure yet. But I think as soon as I manage a volley of rockets it's gonna be a keeper. 

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