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Welcome to DCS WWII: Europe 1944, the start of an exciting new flight simulation series!
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Friday April 18, 2014 Development Update – Landing the 109

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Hey everyone,

Here’s some more on the Bf 109K-4.

We’re pretty much done with the cockpit and external animations. The last remaining set of cockpit tasks should take no more than 2-3 days; plus we’ve compiled a final list of fixes and updates needed to the cockpit and external models based on internal testing, which should take no more than 10 days or so for the modeler to implement.

We’re having an internal discussion on what exactly to consider an alpha stage for the 109. Obviously we owe our backers an alpha version. My own feeling is that we’re pretty much at alpha, while some at ED feel that this is very far from a version that can be given out. Next week, our plane will look like a 109, sound like a 109, and all the gauges and internal systems will operate as those of a 109. However it will not fly exactly like a 109. The engine model and the aerodynamic model is what takes the most time to perfect in DCS.

We’ll have another big internal discussion on this on Monday.

For now, here’s some screenshots of some more cockpit animations, working AFN2, and a near-perfect three-point landing.  

(please note that the new render is still in development, so you're seeing some glitches in trees and shadows and other components)

 Have a great weekend!

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Comments

    1. Creator Sergey "ROSS_BerryMORE" Oliferuk on April 19, 2014

      Still didnt see my alpha access in personal section!

    2. Creator Bearcat on April 19, 2014

      It all looks good.. but I am still waiting for access to the sponsor's forum on ED ... I have sent several emails with no response at all.. I don't want to be a jerk about it.. and I have a lot of other things keeping me very busy .. but this is very disappointing to me.. The progress looks promising though.. keep it up.

    3. Creator Gregg Cleland on April 19, 2014

      Good progress by the look of things and a more positive update. Super! I wouldn't worry about "big" discussions about an Alpha - no one's going to enjoy a 109 with an unfinished FM. Nice scenery too. Please remember the prop animations. :-P

    4. Creator Ishtmail on April 19, 2014

      Amazing!

      From your description, it seems to me like ED wants our Alpha to basically be beta... I say boo to that. Those of us that pledged for Alpha know exactly that what we're getting is not a correct representation of what the final FM (or functionality in general) will be.

      We also understand that flying in Alpha is also supposed to help you guys out with some testing of the flight model and the functionality and the bugs etc... So really, I think it's a win-win situation if you release alpha as soon as possible.

      @Noah:
      No, $20 doesn't give you alpha. The first alpha tier was at $50.

    5. Creator klem on April 19, 2014

      Looking good. Will you be wanting us to test the FMs in Alpha? Bring it on :)

    6. Creator Noah N. Noah on April 18, 2014

      Just perfect! Looks like alpha is ready! (Or am I optimistic. Do I even get alpha with my $20?) And that landing. Much Three-point. Such landed. Wow. Boom. The scenery and cockpit all look amazing, the level of detail is awesome. Great work Ilya and the team!

    7. Creator Mike L on April 18, 2014

      There is something cool about the view from any WWII cockpit and the quality on these screens looks great!

    8. Creator Vieillefont Antoine on April 18, 2014

      "a near-perfect three-point landing."

      Muahaha ! x'D

    9. Creator Hans-Joachim Marseille on April 18, 2014

      I'm in love ... [drool]

    10. Creator YMC91 on April 18, 2014

      Where is my sponsors' t-shirt that came with my pledge level?!?