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fearlessfrog Apr 4, 2014 @ 11:18am
1.2.8 Open Beta How To
EDIT: 1.2.8 Release out of beta, info here:


If you are ok with overwriting your current install (please remember this is a BETA update) then you can update to 1.2.8 via Steam. Steps to do that:

1. Find DCS World in your Steam library

2. Right mouse click and access the 'Properties' menu (it's on the bottom of the list).

3. Click the 'Beta' tab on the dialog that comes up.

4. Select the beta 'open beta - Public beta versions'.

Steam will now update.

Note: It may be worth backing up your existing control/settings folder that lives here:

C:\Users\YourUsername\Saved Games\DCS

..as this beta via Steam will overwrite these. For beta bug reporting it might also be worth clearing the folder out so new settings are used, i.e. a clean slate. You can just rename your existing one (i.e. 127-DCS) and when 1.2.8 starts it will create a clean one. This will help bug reporting enormously.

1.2.8 Official Change Log here:

Last edited by fearlessfrog; Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:40am
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fearlessfrog Apr 4, 2014 @ 11:19am 
Existing changelog thread here:


Highlights include a new free aircraft (the TF51 Mustang), new cockpits and AFM, plus a Sling Load for the Huey.

Aeromech84 Apr 4, 2014 @ 11:23am 
Thanks for this.
Just to add, the dialog box for me was greyed out. I had to go to the Steam menu, choose settings, and select beta steam update. Once Steam restarted, I could select the DCS beta update.
fearlessfrog Apr 4, 2014 @ 12:05pm 
Thanks - I didn't realise that feature was part of the overall Steam Client beta. So many betas :D: :plane:
Pocketofskulls Apr 4, 2014 @ 12:28pm 
Thanks for adding Oculus support. Been looking forward to this feature. It detected my Rift and loaded up with no problems. The scaling seems off to me, everything is tiny atm. I'm sure there will be many updates to come from u guys and i'm very excited. Keep up the great work Dev's
CuriousGeorge Apr 15, 2014 @ 9:51pm 
With 1.2.8 I am no longer seeing the 5+ minute waits to load a mission. Missions now load within a minute.

Whatever you did to fix it, thank you.

Vista 64-bit 4GB, ATI Radeon HD3650 1GB
fearlessfrog Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:39am 
1.2.8 is released out of beta, so unpinned this thread. Might be useful for future searches on how to access DCS beta's on Steam, so will leave undeleted.
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Date Posted: Apr 4, 2014 @ 11:18am
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