Eagle Dynamics releases patch1.5.8 for the open beta build. Today’s release introduce many big things that players were waiting for. The obvious one is the Harrier release, which we cover in a separate article.The second big addition is the introduction of Chinese units, by Deka Ironworks. While it is limited today to 2 reworked ships and 1 jets, it is a very first step that will rejoice the growing Chinese Community.  Also, the patch introduce a long awaited fix by Belsimtek for the Huey engine modeling.

 

DCS 1.5.8.12162
today for the Open Beta only
Support of DCS AV-8B by RAZBAMDCS World

  • New login procedure on the start of game.
  • Restored of the helicopter descent functionality.
  • Encyclopedia. Many new units/objects added.
  • ME. UNIT NAME added to UNIT LIST PANEL.
  • ME. Unit’s MODULE name added to UNIT LIST PANEL.
  • SA-6 Kub. Continuously loss target tracking – fixed.
  • SA-11 Buk: Launcher has too big detection angle – fixed.
  • SAM Hawk work restored.
  • Flat shadows restored.
  • Trees shadows will not disappear at some view and distance.
  • Crash caused by attack of AI fighter to cruise missile – fixed.
  • Illumination bomb now have a damage model.
  • AI ships. Dramatical FPS drop when harpoon launched – fixed.
  • SSE. Controller.getDetectedTargets() will work with EWR radars.
  • Added localization keys for WWII aircraft armaments.
  • KC-135 can refuel from another tanker.
  • AI aircraft refuel sequence corrected.
  • The Multi-functional Display will be not flickering when using SLI/XFire and Deferred Shading.
  • Warehouse status restored for warehouse static objects.
  • Moon will light the fog.
  • AI aircraft. The impact point calculation of CBU-97 corrected.
  • User statistic information collecting added.
  • Axis indication added to Input GUI.
  • Add China Asset Pack.
  • Update voice over for CN.
  • Aircraft will be not damaged when it spawned on the flight deck of carrier.
  • Added special “END MISSION” button to save progress in campaign in the Debriefing window.
  • Added procedure that collect all necessary files to ZIP for diagnostic. After game crash, will be started procedure that automatically collects debugging information: crash report, crash dump, track, log. If the user agrees to provide information about the system, then msinfo.nfo and dxdiag.txt files are additionally attached.
  • Added a gameplay statistics. If the user agrees for statistic collecting, the game settings and the type of the player controlled object will be sended to server. This information will be analyzed for further gameplay improvements.

DCS Flaming Cliffs

  • Su-27/33: Added engine thrust dependence on the outside air temperature.
  • Su-27: Stick limiter override command added to joystick profile.
  • A-10A: Added axis control of wheel brakes.
  • MiG-29: Airbrake will be closed when gear is lowered.
  • Su-33. Altimeter will not stop at high altitude.

DCS C-101 by AvioDev

  • Corrected ADI ball animation in both pitch and roll. (Removed movement in “yaw”. Improved pitch accuracy).
  • New Flight Director bars with curvature, according to real ADI presentation.
  • New sounds implemented for control stick and rudder pedals. (WIP).
  • Removed unwanted sound when canopy is open.
  • TACAN memory/acquisition logic adjusted – acquisition timer added (0.5 seconds).
  • Updated TACAN 115V power consumption – no consumption when in receive only mode.

DCS UH-1H

  • Engine EGT limits were implemented
  • Fine tuning of the engine and hover modelling was done, discrepancy with real chart now not exceeding 2.7%.
  • Cargo indicator logic was remade for cargo unhook aid mode.
  • Bug when you drop/unhook sling load cargo but cargo weight is still affecting airframe was fixed
  • Sling load cargo drop cockpit controls were implemented

DCS Mi-8MTV2

  • Tail boom separation during sling load operation with acceptable vertical speed was fixed
  • Crew chief hints for cargo unhook zone navigation was tuned (EN version still needs addition of several commands WIP)
  • Cargo indicator logic was remade for cargo unhook aid mode
  • Visualization of sling load cable was fixed
  • Refinement of tuning for AP-34B autopilot was done in pitch-roll channel

DCS NS-430

  • TOTAL TRIP TIME timer in the Utility menu counts too fast
  • Measure cursor doesn’t allow measurement of arbitrary points on the map
  • NRST entry in Direct-To page incorrect
  • Wrong distance units displayed
  • Fixed typing with a large right knob
  • Unable to select NRST from Direct-To
  • Rounding error in remaining leg distance
  • Default runway minimum length on the NRSTapt page should be shorter than 2000m
  • NRSTapt page approach type should show best available approach (not always ILS)
  • VLOC default frequency is outside the allowed range of radio navigation beacons
  • Cannot make USR waypoints.
  • DIS field on NAVdefault page shows wrong number of digits
  • GPS should remember which subpage you were on
  • Unable to set more than 9.9 gallons per hour in the Fuel Planning menu
  • Changing GS field on NAVdef page causes other fields to disappear
  • If you turn power off and back on, it resumes inputting fields on the self test screen
  • Measure cursor position gets corrupted when you zoom in or out
  • Unable to load approaches with flight plans or direct-to enabled
  • FPL button unusable after adding a waypoint to a flight plan
  • Track doesn’t seem to account for magnetic declination properly, since JSAVIONICS changes
  • DIS field on flight plan page should only have 1 decimal place
  • Flight Plan errors
  • Unable to select airport properly when loading approaches without a flight plan or destination
  • Heading instead of track

DCS Spitfire IX

  • Added default snap views.

Campaigns

  • F-15C The Georgian War Campaign – restored trigger functionality.
  • Su-33 Heavy Sky and Sea Dragon campaigns updated and converted to the multi-language format.

And also a number of minor updates and fixes.

Known issues

  • DCS AKS-37 Viggen RWR crash.
  • Background music heard in multiplayer. Temporary solution: just slightly move the music volume slider in the ingame options panel.
  • Black skins in the Encyclopedia.
  • Crash with NAVY group route planning in the F10 map.

1 COMMENT

  1. […] Razbam Simulation released the early access version of their AV-8B Harrier for DCS World. Available in Patch 1.5.8 for OpenBeta, this iconic aircraft features Vertical Take Off & Landing capability. This is the first jet in DCS with this function – we will likely see a lot of broken wings near landing pads tonight! This aircraft was highly awaited by the community and bring the number of playable toys to 27. Don’t hesitate to record and show your first VTOL landing on our Facebook group !  The Patch changelog is available here. […]

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