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Content - How We Use it

Posted by ZoomBoy , in DCS, Sims 23 March 2015 - * * * * * · 87 views
DCS, Measure, Missions, Usage
Another part of the Beach Prep Missions Project (same mission - 3 different aircraft) was also to see if I could measure the usage people get out of the different missions. This would give us a small picture of the DCS flight sim community. So, for the last 2.5 months, I have been tracking the # of downloads per day for these 3 missions to see if there ar...


Converting Content

Posted by ZoomBoy , in Mission Editing, DCS, Missions 09 March 2015 - * * * * * · 162 views
missions, content, campaigns, DCS
There is always a search for content. I have created many missions for others and they are appreciated. But one interesting method of creating good and fast content is converting a mission or campaign for one plane to another aircraft.

One campaign

Dirty Rotten Flieger a,k.a. JustinCWood had that bright idea. He converted the MiG-29 campaign "Over the...


MiG-21Bis Landing Gears - What's Up With Them

Posted by ZoomBoy , in DCS, MiG-21bis, Tutorial 18 February 2015 - * * * * * · 307 views
MiG-21bis, Tutorial, LandingGears
My MiG-21bis was lifting up and it was time to pull in the the landing gears.
I began to Hit G Hit G Hit G - Uhh, where's the sound telling me that gears are up and we are ready to rock.
Ok, maybe I should look at the manual. When all else fails, read the manual :)

Gear Basics

The MiG-21-bis system is not a auto-magical one. It is connected with ex...


MiG-21Bis Dynamic Campaign

Posted by ZoomBoy , in DCS, MiG-21bis, Campaign, Missions 29 January 2015 - * * * * * · 444 views
Dynamic Campaign, MiG-21Bis and 2 more...
While working through learning about the MiG-21bis, I spent a lot of time on the DCS LeatherNeck forums. Someone mentioned a dynamic campaign that Mbot had created. Checked out his Guardians of the Caucasus
MBot Gets It Done - In a reasonable Fashion



Steampunk Guide to Steam Guides

Posted by ZoomBoy , in Tutorial, Sims 07 January 2015 - * * * * * · 388 views
Tutorials, Guides
EXTERIOR SCENE: A dirigible over the darkest depths of Africa.

INTERIOR: An over-dressed Englishman is seated in front of a large mechanical contraption peering into a scope surrounded by various large dials.

PIPPINGTON (Looking into scope): Boynton! Come Quick! I have connected our digital magnetoscope, or as the Frenchies call it, an ordinator, to th...


MiG-21bis - Too Many Buttons + Mission

Posted by ZoomBoy , in MiG-21bis, Sims, Missions 26 December 2014 - - - - - - · 577 views
MiG-21bis, Cockpit, Mission and 1 more...
I am starting on the learning curve for the MiG-21bis and, yes there are a lot of buttons. It is not like the A-10C button-fest which is like running multiple Windows programs. Systems need to be powered up, then those systems need to be authorized for safety's sake. Then you need to choose the right options by hitting more switches. There are no short-cu...


Beach Prep Mission(s) - Lessons Learned

Posted by ZoomBoy , in Mission Editing, DCS, Su-25T, A-10C, Missions, Black Shark 22 December 2014 - * * * * * · 351 views
Missions, Beach Prep, Lessons and 1 more...
I undertook the task to do a beach assault mission. It was to have lots of scripting and events as well as AI units interacting. I then expanded it further to produce three versions - for the Ka-50, A-10C, and the Su-25T. I certainly learned a lot and might as well use that as fodder for another Blog entry.

Types of Aircraft

With the three types of a...


Tools We Use - Paint Shop Pro

Posted by ZoomBoy , in Tutorial, Skinning, Modding, Tools 17 December 2014 - - - - - - · 411 views
Tools, Paint Shop Pro, Skins
A lot of my graphics work is done for this blog and for the missions I make. My graphics program is Corel's PaintShop Pro X2 which I picked up on sale for $50. I have used it for other tasks over the years but mainly flight simming. This entry just discusses the basics.

My Current Usage

Right now I use my graphics program mainly for my blog entries wh...


Ka-50 RECON by Buddy

Posted by ZoomBoy , in Tutorial, Instrument, Black Shark, Uncategorized 08 December 2014 - - - - - - · 447 views
Ka-50, Datalink, Recon, Wingman
I had been testing Ka-50 Beach Prep Mission for the Black Shark and remembered that you could send your wingman to collect enemy locations and transmit them to your Black Shark. It is done through a radio data-link and the enemy positions will appear on your Ka-50 ABRIS map system. Unfortunately, that mission had an error in it with the radios - fixed bu...


Atmosphere - Ka-50 Beach Prep Mission

Posted by ZoomBoy , in DCS, Su-25T, A-10C, Sims, Missions, Black Shark 01 December 2014 - * * * * * · 549 views
Mission, Creation, Atmosphere and 1 more...
Part of the pleasure of flying sims is the activities going on in the world outside of the plane. Not just the plane, but active airports and other aircraft going about their business. The atmosphere makes for a better experience.

Building Atmosphere

There are in fact mods and scripts that provide continuity or ambiance enhancements

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