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#4265893 - 06/01/16 03:54 AM Re: Caucasus Texture DLC by Starway [Re: Veteran66]  
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#4265894 - 06/01/16 03:57 AM Re: Caucasus Texture DLC by Starway [Re: Veteran66]  
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#4265950 - 06/01/16 12:12 PM Re: Caucasus Texture DLC by Starway [Re: Veteran66]  
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can someone explain what T3 and T4 is - and DCS 2.5, what is this ? DCS 2.0 is not even out of beta and we are going to have another version as well ?

#4265962 - 06/01/16 01:06 PM Re: Caucasus Texture DLC by Starway [Re: Veteran66]  
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DCS 2.5 will be the merged (1.5 + 2.0) build of DCS. The Caucasus map will see certain improvements (new mesh!) with this merge.

T3 is the texture set for the current (1.5) version of the Caucasus map. T4 is the texture set for the 2.5 (future) version of DCS.


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" Dear all lovely backers,
I am very proud to announce that today, we reached our first goal. Right now we are at 2.266,89!

The first version of the DLC will go public tonight, at 9.00 pm CEST.

Thank you so much for your support and team spirit!

All the best,
Starway"



Thanks to everyone who donated!

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#4265971 - 06/01/16 01:23 PM Re: Caucasus Texture DLC by Starway [Re: Para_Bellum]  
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Originally Posted By: Para_Bellum
DCS 2.5 will be the merged (1.5 + 2.0) build of DCS. The Caucasus map will see certain improvements (new mesh!) with this merge.

T3 is the texture set for the current (1.5) version of the Caucasus map. T4 is the texture set for the 2.5 (future) version of DCS.


thanks !

this map I bought of the Caucasus - I don't have 1.5 installed, so it wont work in 2.0 ?

#4265976 - 06/01/16 01:43 PM Re: Caucasus Texture DLC by Starway [Re: Veteran66]  
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The 2.0 alpha version is (officially) exclusively for testing the NTTR map.

The Caucasus map needs 1.5 (stable or beta version).

There have been some (unofficial) tricks to get the Caucasus map to work in 2.0 but I have no idea if the textures would work on such an installation and what problems/bugs it could cause.


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#4266003 - 06/01/16 03:05 PM Re: Caucasus Texture DLC by Starway [Re: Veteran66]  
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No problem - I can wait until they release the 2.xx version, in 2018 biggrin

#4266052 - 06/01/16 07:11 PM Re: Caucasus Texture DLC by Starway [Re: Veteran66]  
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Glad to see the first goal was reached and it will be released tonight. Starway's textures do look excellent.

Also waiting for the 2XX version....

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#4266058 - 06/01/16 07:33 PM Re: Caucasus Texture DLC by Starway [Re: Veteran66]  
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Well, now that I see how far we got in 24hrs, I certainly feel a lot better about donating. Will be sure to do it later this week.


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#4266085 - 06/01/16 08:56 PM Re: Caucasus Texture DLC by Starway [Re: Veteran66]  
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I am surprised he had any doubt - I guess I know more about what can be done in our community than he did.

#4266086 - 06/01/16 09:02 PM Re: Caucasus Texture DLC by Starway [Re: Veteran66]  
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I don't think he really had any doubts, he knows best how popular his previous work has been. I guess he's just happy with the overwhelming trust shown by the community.


BTW the new textures look gorgeous!

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#4266092 - 06/01/16 09:22 PM Re: Caucasus Texture DLC by Starway [Re: Veteran66]  
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I will only know later.

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I don't think he really had any doubts, he knows best how popular his previous work has been. I guess he's just happy with the overwhelming trust shown by the community.


I only discovered that there was a DLC recently - did not even know about any previous work, I really don't browse that place.

well, he has my donation.

#4266296 - 06/02/16 02:50 PM Re: Caucasus Texture DLC by Starway [Re: Veteran66]  
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Any performance hit with the new textures?

#4266483 - 06/03/16 02:21 AM Re: Caucasus Texture DLC by Starway [Re: Veteran66]  
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As it's 'only' the textures that are replaced, there should not be a performance issue.

...T4 level has also been reached and it seems the donations keep coming in. Good show! I've installed the textures (very painless process using JSGME, I had donated the first day after the donation page was opened) and they do make the landscape feel more realistic.


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#4266495 - 06/03/16 03:04 AM Re: Caucasus Texture DLC by Starway [Re: Veteran66]  
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Love his work! But sure don't understand the business model...

You get X amount of folks to pay, and the rest get it for free. Versus just asking for a per pay.

Can someone explain?

#4266520 - 06/03/16 07:19 AM Re: Caucasus Texture DLC by Starway [Re: piper]  
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I doesn't make a lot of sense to me either... but, now with the goal reached, I'm going ahead and pay for it anyway. This deserves all the support it can get.


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#4266522 - 06/03/16 07:35 AM Re: Caucasus Texture DLC by Starway [Re: Veteran66]  
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The textures are great and in my opinion good enough to be used as Caucasus default by ED.........as long as they compensate the community and pay Starway for the work themselves at commercial rates and not $3000 for 12 months work.


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#4266574 - 06/03/16 12:06 PM Re: Caucasus Texture DLC by Starway [Re: Veteran66]  
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I'd like to see stairway get the SDK so that he and a small crew can produce totally new maps instead of texturing the old map. I didn't contribute. If I had to pay I could quite easily do without the textures simple as that. I did download though and Honestly I don't see what texturing an outdated map brings to the sim. Why is the SDK treated like some kind of treasure to be kept away from the general community? I don't understand EDs policy. There are undoubtedly talented modders in the community that would expand the sim immensely. It's a head scratcher.


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#4266639 - 06/03/16 02:58 PM Re: Caucasus Texture DLC by Starway [Re: Veteran66]  
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now that DLC is the way to go, and Starway discovered that people are willing to pay if the price is right, he will certainly make other maps.

the wonderful thing about DLC is that it allows mod makers to star making money out of their work.

I am sure that we will see plenty more of this in the future.

The future is bright for payware in DCS.

#4266646 - 06/03/16 03:07 PM Re: Caucasus Texture DLC by Starway [Re: Veteran66]  
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