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Old 12-25-2013, 07:47 AM   #8
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DCS: World 1.2.7 Beta patch release:
DCS 1.2.7 Open Beta - Now Available

We will first release DCS 1.2.7 as an Open Beta using a web installer. This open beta install will be complete version that resides in parallel to your release DCS World (1.2.6) install and have separate configuration files located in Saved Games\DCS.openbeta\. Once you download the open beta, you will use the Module Manager to install your modules. We particularly hope that this, combined with the automatic track crash generator, will help us resolve remaining network issues prior to the final release version of DCS 1.2.7. This is an optional beta, and if you do not wish to take part, you certainly do not have to.

The primary purpose of the Open Beta is to improve the quality of release versions (particularly before we send it to Steam and other online services). We want to ensure that no new bugs are introduced and that network play is operating well. Despite the best efforts of our test team, items will get missed unless we have a much larger testing pool with a large variety of hardware and game setting configurations. The larger testing pool also allows us to better stress-test network games given the large number of players available. That being said, the two objectives for the Open Beta are:

1- Identify and report NEW bugs. This is a big reason why we have the Open Beta as a completely separate installation. This allows you to compare the current 1.2.6 version with the 1.2.7 Open Beta to ensure that a bug is in fact new (not in 1.2.6).

2- Network testing. While missions may run fine with less than a dozen players, we need testing that exceeds 20 players to stress-test network play.

Some other notes:

1- Ideally, no modifications (mods) should be used for the Open Beta. Any mod can invalidate test results. If you feel a mod is vital to run your mission, you must specify any and all mod used in the mission when submitting a report.

2- When you discover a bug / crash, first please confirm that it is a new bug. If it is, please enter it in the DCS Open Beta Test Reports forum located here: Please use the correct reports sub forum. Attach any produced track crash and the log files created when you have a crash (located in /Users/<name>/Saved Games/DCS/Logs) along with a description of the crash and DXDiag readout saved as a TXT file (WinKey+R, enter "DXDIAG", Save All Information, Save TXT File to Desktop, Attach). Eagle staff, moderators, and our test team will be reviewing these reports and entering the valid ones into our internal bug tracking database.

Reports may be assigned the following tags in the thread title by Eagle staff and moderators (please do not enter these yourself):

[REPORTED] When a valid report is discovered and entered into the internal bug tracking database.
[RESOLVED] When a report has been fixed.
[CLOSED] When a report is invalid (such as reports that are not new bugs to 1.2.7) will be closed with an explanation.

Duplicate reports will be merged by Eagle staff and moderators.
and First update
DCS 1.2.7 Update 1 - Change Log
Corrected problem when jumping from an aircraft to a ground unit (Combined Arms).
Corrected crash caused by reloading of rockets in the Mi-8MTV2.
Corrected debriefing window translation error for "All".
Corrected radio items only being added after switching to a new unit.
Corrected missing airfield names in client landing messages.
Corrected dual GBU-12 loading for the F-16.
Corrected Radio Menu not being available for the A-10C and Ka-50.
Removed the toe brake axis assignments for the F-15C. These will return with the updated F-15C.
Corrected an error in the Mi-8MTV2 campaign.
Corrected the Mi-8MTV2 SPUU-52 zero indication.
Corrected SPUU-52 circuit break connection for the Mi-8MTV2.
Corrected UH-1H damage model zones.
Corrected inability to disable the controller indication for the UH-1H and Mi-8MTV2. Set in Options / Special.
Mi-8MTV2 rudder trim now working for the Logitech G940 FFB stick.
Corrected activation keys for Flaming Cliffs 3.
Corrected anti-radiation missiles from detonating right after launch.
Corrected crash that could result from closing the Mission Editor in certain conditions.
Corrected crash that could possibly result from closing the simulation from the taskbar.
The Ka-50 Shkval display renders smoke again.
Su-25 and A-10A registry serials are now fixed.
Mi-8. Animation of stick cover has been corrected. Added curtain to the door, texture of seats, bolts to the stick, a cover to the bomb sight, and corrected textures of IR suppression devices. Corrected several additional textures.
Added Mi-8MTV2 country skins for France and Germany.
R-73. Slightly decreased drag and lift.
R-27 series. Slightly decreased drag.
Corrected F-16A MLU skins.
UH-1H. Updated flight dynamics.
Corrected bug that could result that AI aircraft will no longer take defensive action against incoming missiles.
Fixed bug with stuttering of FPS that was disappearing with mouse button press.
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