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DCS – Best VR Headsets (2020)

DCS is the premier simulation for modern air combat. It’s modern fighter jets  and helos have detailed MFDs, gauges, HUDs etc. which need to be rendered at high resolutions to be seen properly. In addition to this, you need to be able to clearly see ground targets, missiles and enemy aircraft and distinguish them based on their silhouette. Fore the …

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DCS – Best Joystick, Throttle & HOTAS (2020)

DCS is a study sim which means it requires some commitment to learn its realistic systems and models. But for those who manage to get past the initial learning curve, it is one of the most rewarding gaming experience ever created for PC.  In order to really enjoy DCS, you most definitely need a joystick and throttle combo (collectively called …

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DCS – Best Rudder Pedals (2020)

Rudder pedals are indispensable if you fly helos in DCS. You simply can’t control them properly otherwise. Same for WW2 birds. For modern jets, they are slightly less important since these jets automatically translate stick movement to the rudders as well to achieve the desired effect. This does not mean you don’t need them, it just means you can map …

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Best CPU for DCS VR (2020)

As a PC gamer, the CPU (along with the motherboard and RAM) used to be the last thing on my upgrade list. For most PC games, the CPU is still rarely the bottleneck. On average, I used to upgrade the GPU 3 times before doing a single CPU upgrade. But that has changed with DCS in general and VR specifically. …

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Best Graphics Card for DCS VR (2020)

PC gamers are used to upgrading their graphics cards quite frequently. Unlike CPUs, graphics cards do often see 30%+ improvement in performance with each subsequent generation and a new line of cards releases every year or two. A triple-monitor or VR DCS setup is really going to be GPU a hog. But you don’t need to break the bank. Here …

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DCS – Best PC Setup/ Build/ (2020)

DCS is a demanding game, especially if you intend to play in VR. However, it is also one of the most rewarding experiences on PC. DCS especially appeals to mature audiences who have the patience to to study complex systems to fly these highly capable combat aircraft like the way they are meant to.  In addition to time, you also …

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Thrustmaster Cougar MFDs with VR?

Flight sims like DCS and X-Plane are amazing in VR. But one problem with VR is that it makes it really hard to use your keyboard since you can’t see any of the buttons. There are a few solutions for this: Firstly, you can put all the controls on your HOTAS. You need something with a lot of buttons, and …

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TrackIR or VR for DCS?

TrackIR used to be all but indispensable for hardcore flight simmers like us. Before the days of VR and ultrawide monitors, TrackIR was the only way for you to get the situational awareness that is so necessary for flight sims like DCS. Is it still relevant though? Let’s take a look: 1. Checking your Six TrackIR is still the best …

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DCS VR Settings & Optimization Guide (2020)

Getting DCS to run just right in VR can take an investment of thousands of dollars and dozens of hours. It’s not the most optimised game on the planet, so we do what we can. This guide will help you get the settings just right and its based on my own personal experience of running DCS in VR since early …

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DCS – Best Beginner Planes/ Modules

DCS is a realistic study sim. This means that all systems, flight models, weapon systems, physics etc. are modelled as close to reality as possible (within the limitations of computer simulations and budgets of course). But this also leads to a steeper learning curve compared to most other sims out there. Thankfully, not all planes are equally complex, and some …