Monthly Archives January 2013

DCS A-10C: Losing My Virginity

January 13, 2013 A-10CDCSFlight SimsGaming  No comments

Screen_130112_235203Ok, so in general I am far more comfortable flying props than these new fangled "modern" things. I do however spend a good deal of time flying the Frogfoot in DCS World and I also own Blackshark 1 (not upgraded to 2 yet) and A-10C.

With the simpler avionics and controls of the Su-25T, being more of a survey than a study sim, I enjoy blowing the snot out of things in it. However I have always tried to challenge myself, hence BS1 and the Hog.

When it comes to modern avionics, MFDs, 6 trillion buttons to start an engine and god knows how many more to drop a bomb, my poor old slow brain, and my lack of high quality specialised peripherals makes learning to fly and fight in something like the F-16 or the A-10C a bit of a task.

Of late I have been willing myself to finally get to grips

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Dawn Shipping Raid

January 1, 2013 Cliffs Of DoverFlight SimsGamingIL2Rise of Flight  No comments

2013-01-01_00009Of course, Rise of Flight is not the only sim I play, I still play Il246 regularly, and some of the DCS titles, in fact there are probably nearly a dozen sims I could be flying on any given day.

CLoD initially would not run on my systems, at least it would, but by god it looked shit with all the compromises I needed to make. These days in it's patched version, it runs much better and I can have most settings on high and then have FlightFX make up for some of the difference (and the Nvidia CP of course)

Additionally, the sheer lack of offline things available also was a turn off, but now there are plenty of massive campaigns one can download from various place to bulk out the SP experience.

I never really flew many of the German birds in teh past. I amĀ  Russophile, and have always

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