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DCS Series Flight Sims / Woprth a watch- F?A-18 BFM
« on: August 30, 2019, 08:11:03 pm »

DCS Series Flight Sims / First F-16 Viedo - Cockpit Familiarization
« on: August 30, 2019, 08:09:57 pm »
First F-16 Viedo - Cockpit Familiarization

Virtual Reality / No Man's Sky - Beyound update brings VR.
« on: August 14, 2019, 02:26:53 pm »
No mans Sky gets VR today.  We will see what it it like today.

DCS Series Flight Sims / Folds of Honor Charity DCS Dog Fight event.
« on: August 06, 2019, 06:30:59 pm »
General information.

Also alludes to the F-16 may release in the November/December timeframe.

DCS Series Flight Sims / Lighting Target Pod video
« on: July 31, 2019, 12:23:20 pm »

DCS Series Flight Sims / DCS Monday July 29, 2019
« on: July 29, 2019, 08:27:07 am »
I hope to do ACM (PvP) and formation flying tonight.

This is from the DCS Weekend news 7/26/2019

Fight for Honor Charity Tournament Announcement
Eagle Dynamics SA, in association with DCS World Events, Thrustmaster, and Folds of Honor, presents the "Fight for Honor 2019" Digital Combat Simulator World Dogfighting Tournament. Pick any aircraft and dogfight for a chance to win Eagle Dynamics DCS World modules, Thrustmaster gear, and the chance to fly and learn from real world combat aviators in DCS.

To participant in this event, standby for an announcement on the Splash One Gaming webpage

Tournament Details:
The Fight for Honor tournament will be a single-elimination 1v1 tournament having combatants fly against each other in best 2 out of 3 matches taking place on the Georgian Caucasus map in DCS World.
Participants will be allowed to use any aircraft of their choosing that is available in DCS World.
Opening day rounds will take place on September 7th and 8th.

Many of the matches that take place during the Fights for Honor tournament will be live-streamed. These live streams are open for anyone to watch even if they're not a tournament participant. If you wish to watch these matches live, make sure to bookmark DCS World Events on Twitch and Youtube prior to tournament go live.


I am interested in giving this a try.  My guess is that I will go out in Round 1 with a score of  0 -2.  Never mind that I think it will be fun and I might learn something.

Anyone else interested.

PointCTRL  -

What is it.  It is a devise primarily for VR users to interact with 3D cockpits. It emulates a mouse and has the left button, right button, and a way to simulate the mouse wheel.  Flip switches, interact with the MFDs, raise the gear, and anything like that in the cockpit.  It was developed specifically for DCS, but some have used it in X-Plane and Prepared 3d.  At some point I will try it in X-plane 11 and Elite Dangerous.

1)   Do I like it.
I think so, but like anything else time will tell.  The first two week I had Track IR< I hated it.  After that, I couldn’t live without it.  Same with the VR head set.  The firs ttwo week sI had it, I wasn’t sure that the emersion overrode the loss in resolution.  Now, there is no question that the emersion wins (for me).

2)   Does it increase immersion.
Again, I think it will once I full get used to using it.  One thing that will take time and use is learning which button to press when.  Right now, I have to stop and think which button is the “Left” mouse button and which is the “right”.  Overtime I think this will be “muscle memory”.  It does have a lot of potential.  Is it like flipping real switches with your fingers, or pressing the buttons on TM MFDs.  No, but it comes close is some respects.  You can calibrate it so that you point your finger where you perceive the button to be in the 3D cockpit and them click the button.  This actually gives some feedback similar to flicking a switch.  It is more immersive than moving the mouse and clicking on the button.

So far I have flown using it for about 3 hours, mostly in the FA-18C.  A few times I did revert to using the mouse because it was faster and more efficient since I am familiar with how to control the mouse.  It will take time for it to become second nature in pressing the right button, but I do think it will come with use.  I did use it for several different functions and am starting to get the hang of it.  I did use it to program the counter measures in the FA-18.  It took some time and my arm got tired from having to hold it out so long.

I also jumped in the Ka-50 to try a few thinks.  One think that was VERY clear is that I will need to relearn a LOT of things.  Before I just remembered what buttons to push for certain functions. Now to interact with the ABRIS map and such, I will need to know the system in more detail.  I think that will increase the knowledge of the aircraft even more.

PointCTTRL is still in early distribution (I got unit #21) so there are still some issues being worked out.  It is clearly an enthusiast device; in that you will need to tinker with it. 

I’ll try and keep you posted on how it goes.

DCS Series Flight Sims / Planes for ACM Monday
« on: July 07, 2019, 07:16:02 pm »
Vote for up to three planes.  I didn't add the WW@ plane set but can if requested.

DCS Series Flight Sims / DCS ACM Mondays
« on: July 07, 2019, 07:03:42 pm »

In order to try and shake things up and do something different, I would like to propose AMC Mondays.

Bring your favorite plane and we will try and set something up.  I would suggest we start with guns only and them move up all the way to BVR.


Virtual Reality / Steam Summer Sale and VR
« on: June 26, 2019, 01:12:39 pm »

Some good sales and easy pick-ups if you don't have them.

In Death - Bow and Arrow shooter.  I have 40 hours or do in this.  Great little game, mostly single player.

Elite Dangerous.  - If you ever wanted a space fighter game, this is it.  A very good price.

Onward - I thing this is about the best VR FPS out right now.  It has its issue, but I still think it is great.

XPlane - 11. If you have any interest in non combat sins this is good and a good price.

Dirt Rally - only played a little but racing and VR goes well together.

Arizona Sunshine.  Just get and come play with, Mo Big10, and myself.

I will probably pick up Pavlo VR just to see what it is like.

DCS Series Flight Sims / DCS weekend news 5/31/19
« on: May 31, 2019, 10:25:42 am »
Next Wednesday should be fun. Not sure when the Ka-50 updates will be out.

See the weekend news.

Should have e added, will probably get both.

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