Always Check the NOTAM section prior to performing ANY updates to your DCS World install.

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21/0715 - Update procedure for DCS World v2.7.3.8494
 

IMPORTANT –  You MUST have at least 20GB of available free space on the drive where DCS World – Stable is currently installed, to perform this update.  Your DCS World install footprint will increase in size by 8GB afterwards, occupying a total of ~ 280GB.  Please ensure you have sufficient space before performing this update.

### Update Instructions ###

1) Launch OvGME and confirm the “DCS World” configuration is selected from the drop-down list to the right of the logo.

2) Select EVERY mod that begins with “DCSW-“, then click the “Disable selected” button.

3) Clear your shader cache. DELETE the “fxo” and “metashaders2” folders located within “.\Saved Games\DCS\”

4) UPDATE to the latest version of DCS World by launching the sim and acknowledging the prompt to “Update Now”, or by running the “Update DCS World” shortcut.

5) Once the update has completed successfully, acknowledge the Success prompt and let the sim launch. If it doesn’t, go ahead and launch the sim now.

6) Click the Module Manager icon at the top and acknowledge the prompt to download and install the free Marianas Map.  The sim will auto restart afterwards.

7) EXIT out of DCS World

8) Return to OvGME and confirm the “DCS World” configuration is still selected, then select ALL the mods that begin with “DCSW-” and click the “Enable selected” button. 

9) Load up any Instant Action mission in the Caucuses map, as the first time it loads will take awhile, as the new shaders are created.  Do the same for Syria , The Marianas, and finally the Persian Gulf, loading any instant action mission in those maps.  Afterwards, the sim will load much faster.

 

IMPORTANT: To avoid sync issues between clients or complications during missions, EVERY pilot should have ALL REQUIRED Mods ENABLED Please compare your list in OvGME to THIS SHEET of current Squadron Mods, and their Status.

If you encounter any issues, please contact the CO or Readiness immediately.

21/0625 - Installation procedure for DCS World Stable v2.7.2.8165.2

IMPORTANT –  You are about to perform a “refresh” install of DCS World – Stable.  This in-place upgrade will utilize your existing install location for DCS World – Stable, BUT reset all settings. You MUST have at minimum 50GB of available free space on the drive where DCS World – Stable is currently installed, to perform this update.  If you have insufficient space to perform this update, please contact the CO immediately.

 

#STEP 1#  DISABLE ALL MODS

1) Launch OvGME and confirm the “DCS World” configuration is selected from the drop-down list to the right of the logo.

2) Select EVERY mod that begins with “DCSW-“, then click the “Disable selected” button.

3) Switch over to your “Saved Games DCS” configuration, Select EVERY mod that begins with “SG-“, then click the “Disable selected” button.  Just click “OK” if any warning messages about a Restore process should appear.

4) DELETE the following Mods!!  They are not compatible with version 2.7. (Tip: Right-click on a Mod to get the menu option to Delete)

  • DCSW-Nordic Trident Pack
  • DCSW-Takeoff from Ground
  • DCSW-Terrain Caucasus
  • DCSW-USS Wasp
  • SG-Black Knights Labels
  • SG-C130J Hercules (new version coming soon)
  • SG-Edge 540 Package
  • SG-Flight Deck Equipment
  • SG-Skin CVN Liveries
  • SG-Skin Falcon Defense Services  (new version coming soon)

 

#STEP 2#  IMPORTANT: RENAME YOUR “SAVED GAMES DCS” FOLDER

1) RENAME your “..\Saved Games\DCS” folder to “..\Saved Games\DCS.backup”

 

#STEP 3#  UPDATE TO v2.7.2 STABLE BUILD

1) UPDATE to version 2.7.2 of DCS World by launching the sim and acknowledging the prompt to “Update Now”, or by running the “Update DCS World” shortcut.

2) Once the update has completed successfully, acknowledge the Success prompt and let the sim launch. If it doesn’t, go ahead and launch the sim now.

3) You will be prompted to login to DCS World.  Login using your credentials, making sure to check the boxes for “Save password” and “Auto login”.

 

#STEP 4#  CONFIGURE GRAPHICS AND SIM OPTIONS

1) Click the GEAR icon at top to go into OPTIONS, and configure your options as follows.  This is a good baseline to start with.  You can tweak these settings to your liking later.  Click on the images to enlarge.

SYSTEM                                                            GAMEPLAY                                                              MISC

          

 

2) Load up any Instant Action mission in the Caucuses map, as the first time it loads will take awhile, as the new shaders are created.  Do the same for Syria and then the Persian Gulf, loading any instant action mission in those maps.  Afterwards, the sim will load much faster.

 

#STEP 5#  INSTALL Mi-24P HIND MODULE

1) Click the Module Manager icon at the top and acknowledge the prompt to download and install the Mi-24P Hind.  The sim will auto restart afterwards.

2) EXIT out of DCS World

 

#STEP 6#  RESTORE YOUR SETTINGS & CONTROL BINDINGS

1) Run the “Restore.cmd” script located on Dropbox in the \BlackKnights\2.7 Update folder.  Just double-click on it to run.

2) If you see this pop-up, the Restore was successful.  If  however you get an error pop-up, STOP and contact the CO immediately.

 

#STEP 7#  DOWNLOAD AND ENABLE MODS

1) Return to OvGME, then from the top menu select “Mods” > “Repositories” > “Query…”. You’ll notice a bunch of Updates are available (orange arrows) as well as a new mod (grey arrows). Download ALL the UPDATED and NEW Mods now:

  • DCSW-Improved FX  21.6.25
  • DCSW-L-39ZA Weapons  1.0.3
  • DCSW-Silence ATC  3.2.0
  • DCSW-Super Sabre & Mystere Upgrade  1.0.2
  • SG-A-4E  2.0.51
  • SG-BFVG Harrier Field Ops  1.3.0
  • SG-SAM Sites Asset Pack 1.0.0
  • SG-Skin Various Liveries  1.1.0
  • SG-Static Objects  1.1.0
  • SG-VPC Airfield Equipment  1.9.7

 

2) After downloading, confirm the “DCS World” configuration is still selected, then SELECT AND ENABLE ALL the mods that begin with “DCSW-“.

3) Switch over to the “Saved Games DCS” configuration, then SELECT AND ENABLE ALL the mods that begin with “SG-“.

 

#STEP 8#  UPDATE DCS SRS RADIO

1) Launch the DCS SRS Client, and click on “Yes” when prompted

2) At the “Change Installer Settings” prompt, click “Yes”.

3) Confirm your SRS Installer locations and settings are correct, ensuring the “Install DCS Client Scripts” box is checked, then click the “Install/Update DCS-SRS” button.

 

#STEP 9#  SET ENGLISH COCKPIT AND ENABLE VR

1) Launch DSW World, go to OPTIONS again and then the SPECIAL tab.  Find the AJS37 and switch your cockpit to “English”.

2) Adjust your DCS-SRS settings if required from the same tab 

3) Switch over to the VR tab to enable VR.  Now take 2.7.2 for a spin!

If you encounter any issues, please contact the CO immediately.

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