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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1935 on: November 10, 2020, 04:22:29 PM »
Looks great! Super nice gear, man.
But indeed, a project to ‘mount’ them more like a cockpit would really be the cherry on the cake!  :bd:
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1936 on: November 11, 2020, 07:02:57 AM »
Very cool.  I look forward to seeing photos of it all in a future sim pit.

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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1937 on: November 20, 2020, 04:53:03 AM »
My latest piece of kit is the Simshaker Jetpad. I picked it up since everyone who has it seems to rave about it. Like, once you fly with it, you can’t fly without it. It’s cool...I guess...but I really just feel like I’m playing DCS while sitting on a massager. I don’t really feel like it adds such tremendous immersion to the VR experience like so many have claimed. Ultimately, It really just feels like I’m sitting on a vibrating pad. I think it is most effective on the ground when starting up and taxiing, and to give you physical cues in flight when pulling high G’s or deploying or stowing gears, hooks, probes, etc. otherwise, in flight, I’m just not feeling like it adds a tremendous amount to the experience.

Shout out to Andre though. He shipped a day after I ordered and I had it 4 days later.

Anybody else using these? Perhaps I’ve adjusted the settings poorly?
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1938 on: November 20, 2020, 06:20:45 AM »
Good gravy, that's a lot of cool stuff!  Stupid question Jarhead, but how "easy," is it to play things other than flight sims with all that stuff around?  I know I get "fidgety," while playing FPSes, so I'd be bumping into things and knocking stuff all out of whack if I had a setup like yours.

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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1939 on: November 20, 2020, 06:50:41 AM »
Good gravy, that's a lot of cool stuff!  Stupid question Jarhead, but how "easy," is it to play things other than flight sims with all that stuff around?  I know I get "fidgety," while playing FPSes, so I'd be bumping into things and knocking stuff all out of whack if I had a setup like yours.

Not easy at all.

I've had to switch to a wireless keyboard and mouse and play from a table top I installed onto an arm of my chair. Its not the best situation. Fortunately, I have two other rigs that I use for most of my "non-flight" gaming so I use this crazy set-up almost exclusively for flight. Still, its my highest end system so I do run some other things that do not require all that gear from time to time and admittedly it is inconvenient.
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1940 on: November 21, 2020, 06:26:24 AM »
Anybody else using these? Perhaps I’ve adjusted the settings poorly?

Might be!  Have you considered ‘clipping’?
If you have too many effects going on at once you get clipping; its when the motor is driven at max output and no difference between effects can be made anymore.
For this reason I always leave the engine rumble and turbulence off.
Also increasing the gain on the G force setting helps.

This way the seat only responds when you fly your aircraft on the edge of the envelope or when you make aircraft configuration changes (speed brake, flaps, gear).
Also keep in mind that setting an effect slider on max will make the motor run at max rumble not leaving any room for added effects.
So think about which effects often need to be put through at the same time and balance their sliders to have the more important one give a slightly higher output.

It takes a bit of trial and error, but I am certainly one of the people who won’t fly without JetPad anymore, especially in VR!

Another great application is Racing games!
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1941 on: November 25, 2020, 04:18:45 PM »
Steam sale is on, lots of aircraft are 50% or 33% off.

I got the new P-47 and finally the MiG-21.

I'm considering the Jug, but I just never fly WWII in DCS.

What's wrong with WW2 in DCS?

My brain doesn't have enough capacity for modern systems right now and I feel like going BRRRRRT over Normandy beaches.

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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1942 on: November 25, 2020, 04:31:17 PM »
Steam sale is on, lots of aircraft are 50% or 33% off.

I got the new P-47 and finally the MiG-21.

I'm considering the Jug, but I just never fly WWII in DCS.

What's wrong with WW2 in DCS?

My brain doesn't have enough capacity for modern systems right now and I feel like going BRRRRRT over Normandy beaches.

Nothing is wrong with it, per se. I just have other WWII aviation outlets, so I focus my limited mental assets on more modern aircraft in DCS.
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1943 on: November 27, 2020, 10:11:44 AM »
Any update on the dynamic campaign DLC?
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1944 on: November 27, 2020, 10:15:20 AM »
Any update on the dynamic campaign DLC?

Sadly, they have been very quiet about that...I follow their weekly updates very closely.
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1945 on: December 18, 2020, 12:59:23 PM »
Didn't get the chills until the reveal at the end.



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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1946 on: December 18, 2020, 01:51:25 PM »
Didn't get the chills until the reveal at the end.



Great video! Even better ending! I just read an email from them that DCS World will be free to play from December 22 to January 5 with sales on most products from 30% to 50% off.
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1947 on: December 18, 2020, 01:57:06 PM »
Looking forward to demo test the new A-10.

haha plane goes brrrrrrrrt

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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1948 on: December 18, 2020, 02:39:25 PM »
Didn't get the chills until the reveal at the end.



That was pretty cool indeed! And they showed the ‘bulb’ version as well!
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1949 on: December 18, 2020, 02:50:03 PM »
Didn't get the chills until the reveal at the end.



That was pretty cool indeed! And they showed the ‘bulb’ version as well!

Yes. I think that is the big surprise. Most people were expecting the AH-64A...this is the "D" model. The Longbow.

Half the video focuses on WWII assets. They have really been putting a lot of work into that stuff. Maybe it's time to give it a try?
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