Anyone interested in learning the DCS aircraft?

Anyone interested in learning the DCS aircraft?

Unread postby DarkMellie » 23 Jan 13, 4:17 pm

Hiya,

I finally move off of my late shift and into an early finish in March so sometime soon I'll be looking to host a GoN flight-night. In the interim, I'm interested in sharing the knowledge that my squadmates in AEF's 161 Squadron have shared with me. Please note I fly from 10:300pm/11pm Sunday to Thursday night so this is one for the night-owls.

If you're interested in learning a DCS aircraft but don't know where to start, send me a PM (or hit me up on Steam: DarkMellie) and I'll happily take you through;

*** A-10C Warthog - start-up, radio stacks, TGP/MFDs, entering JTAC co-ordinates, weapons deployment, countermeasures and ILS/landing
*** Ka-50 Black Shark - start-up, basic handling/trim, radio, ABRIS (limited), weapons deployment, countermeasures, landing

*** I'll also happily run through the Su-25T (the 'frogfoot' that comes free with the DCS World base module) and the F-15C from Flaming Cliffs 3.

*** I'm afraid I can't even take-off in the DCS Mustang.

My ulterior motive is to get a wingman to fly the A-10C campaigns with me (Georgian Hammer, Devil's Cross and The Shore) as my usual Wingman is off on a long-term adventure (KEMPY, COME BACK TO ME BRAH).

What you will need

All of the aircraft (Mustang, Shark, Hog and Flaming Cliffs 3) work as (surprisingly) small modules. These all plug into DCS World.

The current version (1.2.2) of DCS World is here (5.1GB). The 1.2.3 patch has been delayed.

As you buy modules, you simply install them and they'll slot right in. Note that if you have Black Shark on Steam, it is possible to upgrade to Black Shark 2 (let me know if this is you and I'll remember and repost how to do that). Black Shark 2 is required if you wish to play multiplayer on an A-10C server.

You will need a joystick with at least one hat-switch and a throttle quadrant, although the throttle isn't really that necessary (every operation of the aircraft has a keyboard equivalent).

After that, it's just a matter of firing up DCS World and checking out the Su-25T (comes free with DCS World). I'll try and dredge up my instructions for that but it's only 7 or 8 key presses before you're blasting radar sites all over the place.
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Re: Anyone interested in learning the DCS aircraft?

Unread postby SpEEd_NiNjA » 23 Jan 13, 6:54 pm

I would be all over this if I had the time. But alas, work has me going crazy atm. Not to mention study etc etc
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Re: Anyone interested in learning the DCS aircraft?

Unread postby Mearehear » 23 Jan 13, 6:57 pm

I'm getting closer to being ready for this. Moved house today, busy painting and unpacking and also waiting for my ADSL to be relocated by iinet.
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Re: Anyone interested in learning the DCS aircraft?

Unread postby DarkMellie » 23 Jan 13, 7:07 pm

Bloody pikers.

I had a PM though! But it was someone asking for a good joystick recommendation :(
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Re: Anyone interested in learning the DCS aircraft?

Unread postby brimlad » 23 Jan 13, 7:26 pm

DarkMellie wrote:Bloody pikers.(
+ 1 nemo; damn, you found me :D
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Re: Anyone interested in learning the DCS aircraft?

Unread postby DarkMellie » 23 Jan 13, 8:14 pm

Have/am updating the first post with more detail.
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Re: Anyone interested in learning the DCS aircraft?

Unread postby Disco LT » 23 Jan 13, 8:18 pm

I'd be keen actually, part of me wanting you to Livestream is to have a look at the game :D
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Re: Anyone interested in learning the DCS aircraft?

Unread postby DarkMellie » 23 Jan 13, 8:29 pm

I can't stream my 1900 resolution in any appreciable form so I might just do some more recording. Honestly though, watch ralfidude and excessiveheadspace youtube channels for some mighty fine cinematic and tutorial content.
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Re: Anyone interested in learning the DCS aircraft?

Unread postby Disco LT » 23 Jan 13, 9:14 pm

Ah thats a shame, it's always cooler when it's someone you know doing it - surprised livestream didn't work out well for you :(
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Re: Anyone interested in learning the DCS aircraft?

Unread postby Aeolus_C » 23 Jan 13, 9:43 pm

DarkMellie wrote:Bloody pikers.

I had a PM though! But it was someone asking for a good joystick recommendation :(


Unless you'd prefer to help me play with just keyboard and mouse? :?
I'm interested, I just need to get a hotas first.
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Re: Anyone interested in learning the DCS aircraft?

Unread postby DarkMellie » 24 Jan 13, 2:05 pm

Aeolus_C wrote:
DarkMellie wrote:Bloody pikers.

I had a PM though! But it was someone asking for a good joystick recommendation :(


Unless you'd prefer to help me play with just keyboard and mouse? :?
I'm interested, I just need to get a hotas first.

Oh no, don't get me wrong! Happy to help with that and look forward to flying with you once you get a HOTAS.

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Re: Anyone interested in learning the DCS aircraft?

Unread postby lordkabab » 24 Jan 13, 10:32 pm

I should be getting a Joy soon. and then I'll try to not spend moeny for a couple of weeks so I can get some modules. Bit annoyed I need to buy a game before I can buy an add-on for a different game. I understand how it works, but still annoying.
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Re: Anyone interested in learning the DCS aircraft?

Unread postby DarkMellie » 24 Jan 13, 10:41 pm

Wait, I don't understand.

DCS World is free. Then each aircraft costs money. So you buy DCS World for $0, then add on each $40 module that you want to fly. Everything, even the base DCS World module, works together on the same server without need to buy any more parts.



EDIT: Never mind, Babski was referring to LOMAC. You can blame that on Ubisoft who won't relinquish/sell the rights.
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