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bprichard2000 Feb 10 @ 3:29pm
More realistic than arma?
Thinking about buying.
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Duck Hunter Feb 10 @ 3:35pm 
A million times more
fearlessfrog Feb 10 @ 3:37pm 
For individual vehicles, especially the aircraft, then yes, DCS is more realistic. Aircraft like the A10C, the P-51 etc have a lot of depth and simulation modelling, much more so than ARMA3. The DCS A10C was actually used by the US Air National Guard in helping convert types as a cockpit familiarization tool.

In terms of infantry, ARMA is stronger on the ground.

For Armor, the Combined Arm's strength is in tatical situation planning and especially in CO-OP with others in Multiplayer. It is not yet a full armor simulator, like Steel Beasts and really more about a 'Joint Task Force' situation, that involves air assets.

Here's a JTAC example for the A10C, using realistic procedures:

http://youtu.be/-w1_lMzybXQ

Here's an example of Combined Arms gameplay:

http://youtu.be/yOmp6etNwB8

Hope that helps.
GenBrien Feb 10 @ 3:37pm 
depends of the plane. DCs A-10C is the simulator used by the USAF, so yes, it's more realistic than Arma
Duck Hunter Feb 10 @ 3:45pm 
Originally posted by fearlessfrog:

In terms of infantry, ARMA is stronger on the ground.

For Armor, the Combined Arm's strength is in tatical situation planning and especially in CO-OP with others in Multiplayer. It is not yet a full armor simulator, like Steel Beasts and really more about a 'Joint Task Force' situation, that involves air assets.

I would like to point out that DCS is not trying to be an infantry "sim", the ground assets are on more of a macro scale.
Raptor13270 Feb 10 @ 3:48pm 
If you're talking about infantry or ground assets, its nowhere close to ArmA.

If you're talking about aircraft however, ArmA's flight model is considered as an arcade flight model with lots of hand holding.
Duck Hunter Feb 10 @ 3:49pm 
You could also just try the free su-25 to get some idea of what it is like.
bastins Feb 10 @ 10:36pm 
In terms of flight simulation, yes, DCS is significantly more realistic than Arma. DCS is widely accepted as the most advanced flight simulation available outside of the military.
fearlessfrog Feb 11 @ 8:41am 
Originally posted by Duck Hunter:
Originally posted by fearlessfrog:

In terms of infantry, ARMA is stronger on the ground.

For Armor, the Combined Arm's strength is in tatical situation planning and especially in CO-OP with others in Multiplayer. It is not yet a full armor simulator, like Steel Beasts and really more about a 'Joint Task Force' situation, that involves air assets.

I would like to point out that DCS is not trying to be an infantry "sim", the ground assets are on more of a macro scale.

That's true, I didn't want to give the impression it's really like a first-person infantry sim.
Ivana Humpalot Feb 11 @ 9:15am 
Always good to see developers interacting with and helping players.
This and the impressive gameplay videos have tickled my fancy and I am about to give DCS a try, however, I must admit the advanced controls and difficulty seems abit daunting to me.

I do hope afew newbie questions are in order:

Is it possible to change settings to less realistic?
Can you skip takeoff and landing?
Is there a timeskip feature?
If I could learn and play (for example) Rise Of Flight without difficulty, should I be able to learn the control for DCS?

Regards

/Me
fearlessfrog Feb 11 @ 9:25am 
Yes, there is a game mode per module, but if you are ok with Rise of Flight then you'll certainly be ok with Flaming Cliffs / FC3 (and the free Su25T) and Sim mode.

The Instant Start for each module has air starts, and you can finish a mission without landing, if objectives are met. You can also change the time rate, but do be on autopilot first.
Ivana Humpalot Feb 11 @ 9:37am 
Originally posted by fearlessfrog:
Yes, there is a game mode per module, but if you are ok with Rise of Flight then you'll certainly be ok with Flaming Cliffs / FC3 (and the free Su25T) and Sim mode.

The Instant Start for each module has air starts, and you can finish a mission without landing, if objectives are met. You can also change the time rate, but do be on autopilot first. :D:

Thank you very much.

The answers were both quick and carried with them good news indeed.
It seems I shall climb into the cockpit and try this out first hand.

Tip of the hat to you sir.

Kind regards

/Me

Raptor13270 Feb 11 @ 1:46pm 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOhT0lVDLQA

This will be the most important thing that you need to know when playing Flaming Cliffs 3's fighters.
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