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  1. Vogel

    1C sale

    Thanks. I got the Ju-52, PO-2 and FW-190 D-9, PO-2 is just nuts... pre-take off check list is pretty short lol. Brakes? Flaps? Trim? Nope, none of that. Just put throttle up and fly comrade. Would be nice to fly the Ju-52 with a few people sometime and do some mass paratrooper drops :).
  2. Vogel

    1C sale

    Ok, I've got all the expansions and base game on Steam. If I buy the collector planes on the 1C site do they automatically go over to my Steam version?
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    1C sale

    So although I missed the end of the Steam sales for collector aircraft, I noticed the 1C website itself is still discounting products. I added the Po-2, Ju-52 and D-9 FW to my cart. The thing is it says "keyless non-steam product". Can I not use these wth the Steam edition?
  4. So say we all! I saw this one a while back, looked decent. Hard to believe the reboot was all the way back in 2004 now, the CGI was years ahead of its time for a TV show, it was movie quality.
  5. It has a pretty harsh learning curve, at least it did for me... been a while since I really played RTS like this. Was losing tanks etc to AT guns hidden that I had no idea were there. Starting to get the hang of it though, enjoying it but you have to really concentrate as there's a fair bit of micro-management involved. Sometimes a little too much perhaps. For instance, in the game I just played as the Soviets I lost four mortar units to counter-battery fire, it would be nice if you could set them up to move without you having to input commands, or for them to move when they've been spotted. You watch people who play it a lot on Youtube however and they're really on the ball. Some of the games are real meat grinders with just a constant flow of units reinforcing the frontline.
  6. I've not played Normandy 44, so sadly I can't say what differenes there are between the two titles.
  7. Goes without saying we're all simulator fans here, but do many of you enjoy RTS games? I picked up SDII for cheap in the Steam summer sale for just £12.99 or so. It has a LOT of depth to the combat and division building with a pretty interesting campaign mode on top of the expansive skirmish modes offline and online with others and/or AI. It's set in 1944, specifically around the time of Operation Bagration, the code name for the Soviet offensive to ensnare and destroy army group centre and send the German defences into disarray. Literally hundreds of units to choose from both Axis and Allied sides. In the base game the Allies are primarily the USSR, with US, Canadian and British forces available through expansion packs (which are heavily discounted currently). If anyone here is a fan of WWII RTS I recommend giving it a shot, although there is quite a learning curve to start with. Thankfully the game links you to video tutorials on YT from the main menu! Personally, I just sent forth my first custom battlegroup based off of the 5th Panzer Division and crushed the Soviets :).
  8. I can only hope they add that level of realism to the modern aicraft in DCS. Especially the larger aircraft, it can be rather comical hitting a B-52's and watching it's entire wing break off at the root perfectly every time. Looks excellent for the WWII content however!
  9. Hi everyone, first off... very snazzy website you got here, I like it. I've recently found myself with some free time and been having an absolute ball with the MiG-21bis. I enjoy flying the Hornet and other "modern" modules, however they feel pretty bland of character compared to the older jets. My main focus in DCS previous was the Viggen, being a "mud mover" at heart. However I've found myself quite taken by the MiG, enjoying the quick start ups and not needing to enter lat/long coords for a flight plan manually and wait for a cursed INS system to align. Just start the old girl up and go flying. I live in the UK, working in the NHS meaning my availability can be a little variable especially with my degree studies coming towards their conclusion. Especailly if I've been given a row of night shifts etc, or if I have an assignment deadline approaching. I've been flying since the original LOMAC days as part of the 159th GAR, with plenty of time spent in the Su-25T. From there I also had a few years flying in Falcon 4.0 and IL-2 1946. It's a little scary to think I've been involved with LOMAC/DCS in some form for almost half of my entire life! I've also got IL-2 and most of the associated expansions which I picked up for a bargain price a while back, but haven't gotten around to flying yet. However if someone wants a bomber pilot look no further :), multi-crew in the He-111 looks a blast (Wellington for the Tobruk exp looks awesome too). Modules owned: FC3 Bf-109K Spitfire Mk.IX A-10C Ka-50 UH-1 Mi-8MTV AV-8B Mirage 2000C MiG-21bis MiG-19P AJS 37 F-18C F-14B Combined Arms Persian Gulf, Normandy and NTTR terrain packs (sadly I can only install NTTR because of lack of SSD space atm, waiting to get another M.2 drive). I think that's everything... I don't even want to tally up the total cost of all that. I fly with a HOTAS Warthog, Thrustmaster pedals and Track IR, have a headset and mic etc for use in Discord/TS or whatever comms software you lads prefer. Have a little experience in SRS too but had a few issues getting it setup initally. I've familiarised myself with most of the Fishbeds systems, I have the startup procedure (as I do it anyway) memorised and can get the old girl up and running within 60 seconds. Also somewhat reasonably versed in RSBN/Arc navigation and recently been practicing the PRMG approaches including big/small box. Always happy to learn new tricks however and have been looking for other MiG drivers to fly with. Anyone here fly the Viggen much? Would be nice to get back in the pit of that one and get some practice in! Also, do you have a Discord server or a public server I might be able to hop into and perhaps get to meet a few of you? Look forward to hearing from you and hopefully see you in the skies soon o7. Cheers! DJ
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