Is it worth upgrading from 1.12b, especially in light of the fact that mods and campaigns that have been made up to this point are now completely useless? Answer: Yes it is.
You get integration with DCS titles, enhanced terrain quality, avionics and weapons performance fixes. Casual simmers get DCS: Black Shark’s excellent enhancements to ease your fears of modern avionics. You get new campaign structures that make life a little more interesting and less like a string of missions loosely tied together by whatever someone was able to make up. There is full widescreen resolution support and the ability to level dozens of different types of structures in ground strike missions.
For me, it’s little things. Like the two seconds it takes for a missile’s rocket motor to light off while you hold the button down. Little hints of the fun kind of realism you really like seeing in games.
For “Cat”, it’s because she gets to tear stuff up with Russian hardware and the fact that the HUD now looks like a HUD, not green text on a screen.
It’s not a technology demonstration giving you reasons to buy DCS: A-10C Warthog that’s coming-up next. It’s a better experience. It’s a better Lock On and we wholeheartedly recommend it for the inexpensive purchase price, given the cost of today’s games and the wealth of material and value it presents for your gaming dollar.
Reviewers System Specs
- AMD X4-620 quad-core processor
- AMD/ATI Radeon 5750 GPU
- Radeon v8.3 drivers
- 4GB DDR2 RAM
- Windows 7 Enterprise Edition
- Gateway DX4710-05 based
- Intel E8500 dual-core processor
- NVIDIA GTS 250 1GB GPU
- 4GB DDR2 RAM
- Windows Vista 64-bit
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