Digital Combat Simulator World 2.5
What is DCS World 2.5?
Well the nice thing about dcs 2.5 is it’s free. You get two aircraft one blue, the P-51 and the Red, the SU-33 and to fly around they give you the Caucasus Terrain map. These are the two flyable aircraft all the other flyable aircraft plus about just as many non flyable aircraft are there to use as AI objects in your missions. There’re are four maps total the Caucasus, Nevada Test and Training, Normandy (mainly to simulate WWII missions,and the most recent Persian Gulf Map.
The aircraft range from 1950’s era aircraft through the 1990’s if I’m correct. You have four helicopters. The first was the KA-50, then came the rest the Mi-8, SA342, and my favorite the UH-1H Iriqous or more commonly call the Huey. Then you have a ton of fixed wing aircraft ranging from trainers like the Hawk, Yac-52, and more advanced trainers like the L-39 and C-101. You have prop aircraft from the early 50’s like the Spitfire and Fw-109 to the Korean conflict jets then on to the Cold War era Jets like the F15 and MiG 25. Then there are more migs and su models lately the AV-8, F/A-18c, F-14 and F-16C have been released. The OH-58 is coming next year
DCS is unusual in the way they release modules. They do what the call an early release for all mods. Then after that I think becomes the prerelease then when all systems and bugs are fully working it it hit final release. So your first opportunity to fly an aircraft might be just the basic flight systems with the comm and nav systems the simplest or already available weapons that don’t need any work other implementing it in this aircraft. After the first couple of weeks and the bugs are corrected you’ll get another weapon system or radar system they keep adding tweaking until the punch list is complete. Meaning all predetermined systems are included and for the most part bug free. What I mean by that it seems every now and then a dcs update an aircraft system.
The last module for sale are what they call campaigns. Campaigns are a collection of linked missions either for advanced training like the red flag missions in NTTR or. Actual combat or rescue missions like the Normandy campaign. To proceed to the next mission you must complete you primary and or secondary goal in your current mission.
This covers the dcs world, and the three types of mods for sale to addon or increase your scope of the Combat Simulator. Later on I’ll escort you through the main areas of dcs world like the desktop the upper tabs Module manager, options, on-line/off-line or the right hand menu list where your instant action mission gateway, mission builder gateway, campaign gateway, mission gateway, training gateway, mission editor gateway, encyclopedia gateway are. Down along the bottom is a scrolling row of tiles. Each tile has several uses to buy the mod if you haven’t already, configure you desktop image with the mod and news.