• DCS World: F-16C Viper Update

    DCS World

    Things are moving at a very rapid pace, and here is where our focus is for the upcoming release:

    1. We have RWS and STT working, but work continues the SAM sub-mode and we are cleaning up symbology and functions. We are working on Track While Scan (TWS) mode in parallel with the Hornet, so this will come shortly after release.
    2. AA Gun, AIM-9, and AIM-120 are up and running, but several items to still tune and add. Mostly the Dynamic Launch Zones (DLZ) and a few more minor items.
    3. The Litening targeting pod is in and working, even for LGB self-designation. There are several items to still fix and add. Related, the DED laser page for the pod is now working. Please note that the LGB bomb laser code cannot be set in the aircraft.
    4. ILS is in, but we still need to set up the needles. It's close and I'll create a video for it soon.
    5. Tomorrow we should have the underside of the aircraft done with completed textures. With that, Cato will create the launch trailer.
    6. The cockpit is more fleshed out with the Helmet Mounted Cueing System (HMCS) sensor post, some improved seat textures, a better effect for the LCD displays, and we removed the safety pin from the manual chute handle.
    7. The Early Access Guide is shaping up well and will be available at release. Bunyap has done a great job with it.
    8. Several interactive training missions will be available at release.
    9. ACM radar modes are in, but we just need to update the HUD.
    10. Dogfight switch is underway now and associated after and forward (MRM) functions.
    11. We plan to have an initial IFF system but have not settled on the exact mechanization.
    12. Helmet Mounted Cueing System (HMCS) is working in NAV mode.
    13. Cockpit night lighting has been further improved with gauge lighting. We want to tune the flood lights a bit more though.
    14. The centerline fuel tank will be ready this week.
    15. Initial CMDS and RWR is functional. Four programs for chaff and flares and the RWR will be set up for the ALR-56M.
    16. Cold start is working now, but we are adjusting some of the electrical panel sub-systems so the act correctly during cold start. Some of the instrument values are a bit off too, and we are working to adjust them.
    17. Flight path marker (FPM) drift cut off was added.

    Next week we will announce the release date. Once released though (soon), the 20% discount will end, and it will probably be over a year until we put the Viper in a sale.


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