What about the CMS Dispenser Programs? I've looked for a list of the ABC codes and found this on the DCS Forums, posted by Eddie with the ED Testers Team -
Eddie's DCS Forum Post
It's best to avoid adjusting programs A-D too much as they are used by the CMS in Semi and Auto modes to counter specific threats.
You can obviously adjust them to suit you (I do, I don't like the default dispense patterns) but bare in mind the CMS will use them as follows;
A - Old Gen Radar SAMS
B - New Gen Radar SAMS
C - IR SAMS
D - Unknown/Misc
So as you can see, if you switch program B to all flares, it could be a problem.
Program N-Z are unused, so you can use those if you have a 100% custom program in mind.
For the longest time I was setting my CMSP Mode Select Dial to Semi, but switched it to Manual a few weeks ago because I was running out of flares.
-Ice recommended using Program D to include Flares with Chaff - before that I was modifying the Program A to include Flares. But I'm still running low on Flares too soon. I have Padlock on in Options, too, but have not been able to padlock onto a threat missile heading at me...
Anyone have Eyes On a Dispenser Programs list? What is your typical program setting?