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#4427948 - 06/27/18 04:24 PM Still Flying Version 1.5.8  
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Because I would have to spend some big $ to upgrade my PC to be able to fly version 2.5 and hope it flies without problems, I have opted to stay with version 1.5.8 until all the bugs are worked out. Will DCS continue to maintain 1.5.8? For example: will the upgrade to the Spitfire IX (I think promised at end of June) be available to those that still fly 1.5.8?
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#4427956 - 06/27/18 05:13 PM Re: Still Flying Version 1.5.8 [Re: BadBud]  
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As far as AJS 37 it will never get any updates in 1.5.8 but will stay early access forever and I am pretty sure that goes for all other modules too.

#4427957 - 06/27/18 05:29 PM Re: Still Flying Version 1.5.8 [Re: BadBud]  
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I should not have deleted mine either - which I did back in November last year, 1.5.8 ran very well,

At first 2.5 would not run at all, now it does but in slideshow fashion - great for taking screenshots. I'll wait until I buy a new PC before giving it a try again.

#4427958 - 06/27/18 05:45 PM Re: Still Flying Version 1.5.8 [Re: BadBud]  
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1.5.8 stays as it is after the last update for it and will not be expanded. Unfortunately that means no updates for individual modules either.

@ Tom - the version is still available on the ED servers for those who can't or don't want to play 2.x.x, so technically you can still download and install it.

#4427964 - 06/27/18 07:02 PM Re: Still Flying Version 1.5.8 [Re: Art_J]  
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Thanks - but the map I would be interested is Normandy and Nevada.

Originally Posted by Art_J
1.5.8 stays as it is after the last update for it and will not be expanded. Unfortunately that means no updates for individual modules either.


it is a stable build then - it is good that it is still available.

#4427968 - 06/27/18 07:19 PM Re: Still Flying Version 1.5.8 [Re: BadBud]  
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Rats!!
Really wanted the new Spit update.
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#4427986 - 06/27/18 09:11 PM Re: Still Flying Version 1.5.8 [Re: BadBud]  
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I've reverted to 1.5.8 and will not go back again. It looks so much better with working AA and my old mods enabled again with no crashes.

In 2.5 I can hardly keep 45 fps with constant drops to 30 fps even with an empty map. 1.5.8 I can stay above 90 fps 99% of the time even with more demanding missions.

#4427998 - 06/27/18 11:22 PM Re: Still Flying Version 1.5.8 [Re: theOden]  
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I think that it is sad that we flyers of 1.5.8 who paid the same as those able to fly 2.5, for modules and now may not be able to enjoy any fixes or whatever that are made to those existing modules. I for one, have most of the modules (no helos) and of course want to see any changes that should be available to all DCS flyers, both 2.5 and 1.5.8 users. I may never see the Nevada map that I pre-paid/ordered a long year ago if I decline to update to version 2.5.........................which is a real consideration. Luckily, I did not pre-order the Normandy map!
If true to opinions voiced here to my question, it is a bad decision for DCS!
Battle of Stalingrad will probably now be getting a lot more of my busine$$.

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#4428001 - 06/27/18 11:29 PM Re: Still Flying Version 1.5.8 [Re: BadBud]  
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Just curious about your PC specs, BadBud. Care to post the specs?


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#4428016 - 06/28/18 01:56 AM Re: Still Flying Version 1.5.8 [Re: BadBud]  
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PC specs:

CPU Intel Core i7
RAN: 8 GB
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 570 1.2 GB
Power Supply TT 750W TR2

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#4428033 - 06/28/18 08:38 AM Re: Still Flying Version 1.5.8 [Re: BadBud]  
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Originally Posted by BadBud
PC specs:

RAN: 8 GB
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Ah, there lies the problem....minimum specs require you to have another 120GB of ram

#4428049 - 06/28/18 11:36 AM Re: Still Flying Version 1.5.8 [Re: Winfield]  
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Originally Posted by Winfield

Ah, there lies the problem....minimum specs require you to have another 120GB of ram

But that will only give you 30 mins of gametime, right?
Double that for a full hour that any reasonable mission should require.

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#4428052 - 06/28/18 11:58 AM Re: Still Flying Version 1.5.8 [Re: BadBud]  
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I have quite a good rig and run Il-2 and P3D at near maxed out settings and can't get (yet) DCS 2.5 to run - my guess (and that is all that it is) is that it is not a question of RAM or SSD but that DCS is still very much being tweaked and that in time it will run acceptably in most PC, it make take a couple of years to get there.

This is not unheard of - until P3D v2 I got used to very low FPS in FSX, took almost ten years for it to reach its full potential.

#4428082 - 06/28/18 04:42 PM Re: Still Flying Version 1.5.8 [Re: theOden]  
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Originally Posted by theOden
Originally Posted by Winfield

Ah, there lies the problem....minimum specs require you to have another 120GB of ram

But that will only give you 30 mins of gametime, right?
Double that for a full hour that any reasonable mission should require.

biggrin



Speaking of time played, is there any way to find out how much time we spend in game, I'd be interested to find out



#4428099 - 06/28/18 06:42 PM Re: Still Flying Version 1.5.8 [Re: BadBud]  
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I guess pilots' logbook is the only option for non-Steam DCS users. IF it works - I haven't looked at it for years so can't comment on its reliability, but there was a period long ago when it was bugged and was not registering flight hours.

#4428100 - 06/28/18 06:51 PM Re: Still Flying Version 1.5.8 [Re: BadBud]  
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Okay thanks Art, I'll have a look



#4428111 - 06/28/18 08:36 PM Re: Still Flying Version 1.5.8 [Re: BadBud]  
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Which i7? And do you have an SSD? To be fair, another 8GB RAM should be needed as well as a GPU upgrade and an SSD if you don't have one yet, but these upgrades will benefit your entire system and other games, not just DCS, so might be worth considering. DCS running respectably on your average gaming PC might be a year or so down the line yet, so even with an upgrade, you may not see the results you were expecting for the money spent.


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#4428133 - 06/28/18 10:23 PM Re: Still Flying Version 1.5.8 [Re: BadBud]  
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Oh my god. 2.5.2 is out on the main branch so i took the plunge and updated.

How in hell can 2.5 be considered an upgrade at all.

The color palette is awfully cartoonish
The ground textures are utter #%&*$#, vastly inferior to 1.5
Jaggies everywhere
Horrible performance
Abysmal loading times
Stuttering

It's literally a downgrade over 1.5 in every single facet! (except finally they're doing something about the sound, small mercies)

#4428242 - 06/29/18 04:07 PM Re: Still Flying Version 1.5.8 [Re: BadBud]  
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-Ice:

Have INTEL Core i7 2600K 3.4 1155 unlocked
Have SSD, but do not have DCS loaded there.

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#4428246 - 06/29/18 04:14 PM Re: Still Flying Version 1.5.8 [Re: BadBud]  
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You may want to review the minimum/recommended specs for 2.5, Jetronic.


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