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DCS: F-14A/A+/B Tomcat geliyor
« on: March 03, 2015, 09:25:47 AM »
SWINOUJSCIE, POLAND - March 3rd 2015 - F-14A/B (A+) Tomcat coming to DCS World

Leatherneck Simulations, in association with The Fighter Collection and Eagle Dynamics are immensely proud to announce the development of the F-14 Tomcat for DCS World!

The F-14 Tomcat is a fourth-generation, twin tail, supersonic naval interceptor aircraft, developed for the United States' Navy VFX programme.
After it's debut flight in 1970, and subsequent fleet introduction in 1974, the F-14 became the primary fleet defense and air superiority fighter for the U.S. Navy.
The legend of the F-14 only grew after the hollywood smash-hit "Top Gun" - in which it was heavily featured.

Key Features of DCS: F-14A & B include:
Highly Accurate 6-DOF (Degrees of Freedom) Cockpit
Highly Accurate avionics and weapons system modelling - including the vaunted AWG-9 Radar system and AIM-54 Phoenix missiles.
AIM-54 Phoenix Simulation with a CFD based AFM
'JESTER AI' - A Proprietary AI System for fully voiced, dependable and smart RIO/WSO
Highly Accurate Flight Model - Based on Real Performance Data
Both -A and -B Model F-14's
Multiplayer Multicrew capability. Fly together as RIO and Pilot!
Animated Crew Members - Closely Integrated with JESTER AI
Highly Detailed External Model, Animations and Textures
Highly Accurate Aircraft System and Subsystem Modelling
One Free Theatre bundled with the Aircraft
Full, lengthy single-player campaign
Full Suite of Documentation, including game manual, quickstart guides, and more.
Fully voiced and interactive training missions, teaching you to fly and fight.
...and much, much more!
At Leatherneck Simulations we strongly believe in raising the bar. We have never been comfortable with adhering to the status quo.
Currently we hope to complete development and enter BETA testing on the first version of the F-14 by the end of 2015.

For the Development Team, the F-14 will represent the culmination of years of experience and dedication.
Our passion is only rivaled by our ambition and we are pushing ourselves to be better than ever before.

So strap in and enjoy the ride, and get ready to experience the definitive F-14 experience.


Sincerely,
Leatherneck Simulations

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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2015, 12:09:22 PM »
Güzel haber ama 2 pilot olayı nasıl olcak?


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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2015, 12:49:05 PM »
Uh-1 de ve mi-8 de nasılsa büyük ihtimalle öyle olabilir.


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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2015, 07:53:05 AM »
F-14A/B DEVELOPMENT UPDATE #1 – 21/03/2015


First off, thank you all for your kind words of support and positive attitude to our announcement.
It is a great motivator to put in those long hours when you know you've got such a great community behind you.
Sincere gratitude from the entire team. Also a big thank you to those of you who have gone above and beyond to spread the news of our announcement.
While it's still relatively early in the development process, it's good to get some awareness out there right off the bat.

We've been kind of quiet lately, but not to worry; it is simply an effect of the large workload placed on each and every member of the team.
Ambitious plans require hard work and much of our focus lies on attaining planned development sprints.

Unfortunately, a byproduct of this is that many of your questions about the F-14 have gone unanswered. I've been gathering many of these and they will be answered in the FAQ section of our new F-14 site section coming next week.
Therein you will also find a lot of information on various features of the aircraft and our design goals for e.g. JESTER AI.

We're due for a monthly update, which will have some information about other developments and the MiG-21.
Thus, I'll be keeping this F-14 specific update fairly short.

Art Development

We're now essentially feature complete on both exterior and interior models for the F-14, including the majority of integration work and animations.
Thus, preparatory work for diffuse, specular and normal map texture creation has begun.

With the F-14, we're pioneering several new techniques based on the tried-and-tested industry standard sculpting and baking workflow.
We've already put this to good use for our other unreleased, in development aircraft, but we're hoping to take it that one step further for the F-14.
We hope we can further enhance the realism of both our exterior and interior textures and the initial results are very promising.

It's very exciting for us as artists to have the opportunity to apply years of accumulated knowledge to a project such as the F-14. We hope to capture every minutiae detail, down to the touched up lumps of paint.

Something many of you have concerns about is performance. We're taking a very pro-active stance on ensuring that performance is optimal at release this time around.
We very much wish to ensure that the F-14 will perfectly on the vast majority of systems, and approaching things more carefully from the beginning will make it easier for us to make adjustments in the future.

Attached below you can see some Work in Progress renders of the cockpit.
Do note that these images have flaws, so take them with a few pinches of salt.


Codebase Development

Not counting the Radar and HUD (two big systems in themselves), the Tomcat contains, by our count, roughly 67 Major systems, of which 37 are related to Flight and Flight Controls.
In addition to this, one must take into account the size and difficulty of both the JESTER AI system and the External Flight Model. Noting that the F-14 is a massively difficult undertaking is putting it mildly.

Currently, heavy focus lies on creation of the AICS (Inlet Control System), Hydraulic System and Electrical System.
These systems, together with the Engine and grouped control systems lay the basis for the construction of the swing-wing EFM that will capture the spirit and real performance of the F-14.

There is yet a long road ahead, and many difficult tasks to complete, but we have absolutely no reservations about our capabilities nor our choice of aircraft.


We look forward to sharing more progress with you soon.
Thank you for your support,


Sincerely,
Leatherneck Simulations

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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2015, 08:31:29 PM »
F-14A/B DEVELOPMENT UPDATE #2


Dear All,

It's been another busy period for the team entire team at Leatherneck. Not only in terms of development and progressing on our current stable of projects – but also with unfolding personal events.
Family deaths, day-job commitments and more have yielded a rather muted visible public presence.
Progress has not been impaired in any way; and we're very excited to move into the latter half of 2015.

A considerable amount of the teams' focus has been on projects other than the F-14, including the MiG-21bis.
While that may sound disappointing; it must be noted that several technologies developed for one of our other aircraft can directly be drawn upon to shorten the development time of the F-14.
Elements include e.g. HUD elements or Navigational implementations.
We've also spent an additional chunk of time on refinement of our internal tools, in particular a Flight Modeling Visualizer.

We will go into deeper depth on our other projects in an upcoming all- Leatherneck-encompassing newsletter, so for now; lets focus on the F-14.

The Art team's primary focus has been on assuring proper integration with the F-14 codebase and DCS engine.
This is a particularly boring aspect of art asset development; albeit very necessary so as to allow the programming team to boundlessly progress.
Examples include defining clickable areas, animations and creating 2D bitmaps that will be drawn on various indicators and screens.
We've almost completely finished this process and thus the main focus will again shift to traditional artistry.

The biggest task ahead is texturing both the interior and exterior elements of the aircraft.
We're currently evaluating a few new sculpting-based techniques that we hope will yield incredible fidelity and texture depth.

After completion of the Hydraulic and some Electrical systems, the programming team has shifted focus to the development of the TF-30 and F-110 engines.
This particular task will require a significant amount of time to develop, as both engines have unique properties and a lot of interconnected dependencies that need to be recreated and tested.

Thus, elements of the AICS, Fuel System, Pilot Controls must all be in place before all elements of our new engine simulation can be recreated.
We are of course fully committed to ensuring that we model as many of the various characteristics and quirks of both engines.

Some of these quirks have massive impact on how you fly and fight in the aircraft, thus we must be certain that we get it completely right.
We hope that both reliance on documentation and SMEs will allow us to achieve this level of fidelity.

 Our FM simulation is highly dependent on all of the Engine and Flight Controls being completely in place, so as to ensure that all base parameters are correct before attempting to simulate the movement of the aircraft.
Of course, it goes without saying that every facet of the F-14's flight envelope will be modeled to the fullest extent possible.
Unlike what some of you fear, we are not limited in any way in what we can model or simulate, including more complex factors, such as variable geometry wing surfaces.

Once the engine and flight controls are in place, the team will move on to creating all auxiliary control system functionality.
This includes elements such as brakes, hooks, refueling probes, canopy jettison, and much more.




The F-14 Product Page is about to go live and is undergoing final tweaks.
It will contain a considerable amount of depth on various subjects, most of it however has already been covered in the forums.

The F-14 page is part of a wider website update which includes a new News section that will host our more frequent, unscheduled updates.




During and after our initial announcement, many of you had questions about various aspects of development and the planned module roadmap in general.
I've tried to gather as many of these as possible, but feel free to write more below and I will add as many as I possibly can.

Link: http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=142938" />