Why485's Space Sim/Game Dev/Planes/Touhou Blog

Sep 20

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Update 61: Oculus Connect 2014 · Oculus Rift: Step Into the Game -

Oculus Rift will be natively supported in Unity now. This means you no longer need Pro to develop Oculus Rift games.

This is a huge deal for hobbyist developers like me. I was so disappointed when I had an Oculus Rift for a weekend and couldn’t experiment with it in Unity with my own projects.

Sep 19

The MiG-21 is great, but the F-15C is still my favorite plane in DCS.

The MiG-21 is great, but the F-15C is still my favorite plane in DCS.

Sep 18

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I’ve spent the past few hours learning to start up and fly the plane, as well as a good amount of time setting up a profile for my HOTAS.
After some more time, here’s a few more thoughts on the MiG-21.
Start up is really simple and short. I much prefer this over A-10Cs lengthy and extremely complex startup. After doing it a few times, it becomes very easy to memorize.
The engine takes a while to respond to your throttle inputs.
The afterburner is extremely powerful compared to military power.
With the afterburner on, the fighter can go supersonic with very little effort. It’s so easy, you usually don’t even notice.
It’s amazing how much angle of attack is needed for even the most basic maneuvers. I don’t know if the F-15 is like that too, but I’ve not something I’ve ever had to be so conscious about.
After having bound some stuff to my HOTAS, take off is a lot less scary.
As long as you do your landings with a shallow angle, they’re not too hard to do.
The flight path marker is sorely missed. Russian’s don’t know what they’re missing.
The drag chute isn’t actually necessary for most landings, but if you need it, it will cut your stopping distance in half.
I think its time for some radar and weapons familiarization. 

I’ve spent the past few hours learning to start up and fly the plane, as well as a good amount of time setting up a profile for my HOTAS.

After some more time, here’s a few more thoughts on the MiG-21.

I think its time for some radar and weapons familiarization. 

Sep 17

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BOMBS AWAY!
by anyan

BOMBS AWAY!

by anyan

Sep 16

On Reddit, oxide246 made this for me after seeing my Hornet drift video.
I really hope the final game allows custom skins like Forza for everybody to see.

On Reddit, oxide246 made this for me after seeing my Hornet drift video.

I really hope the final game allows custom skins like Forza for everybody to see.

DCS: MiG-21 Manual | Leatherneck Simulations – DCS: MiG-21 -

The manual for DCS MiG-21 is now available for those looking for a head start.