DCS World

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DCS World
DCS World cover
Eagle Dynamics
The Fighter Collection
The Fighter Collection Simulation Engine
Eagle Dynamics Graphics Engine
Release dates
Windows October 10, 2008
Digital Combat Simulator
DCS: Black Shark 2008
DCS: A-10C Warthog 2011
DCS World 2013

General information

Eagle Dynamics Forums
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Developer website Requires online activation
Steam Requires online activation
StarForce ProActive DRM on each individual DLC instead of base game.[1] Each DLC has a 10 machine activation limit and 10 deactivations. After no activations remain, 1 more is generated in a month.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Ka-50 Black Shark 2
UH-1H Huey Developed by Belsimtek
A-10C Warthog See DCS: A-10C Warthog for information on the stand-alone edition
P-51D Mustang
Combined Arms 1.5
Flaming Cliffs 3 Includes F-15C Eagle, A-10A, Su-27, Su-33, MiG-29 and Su-25
Fw 190 D-9 Dora
Mi-8 MTV2 Magnificent Eight Developed by Belsimtek
Bf 109 K-4 Kurfürst
Su-27: The Ultimate Argument Campaign
MiG-21Bis Developed by Leatherneck Studios
F-86F Sabre Developed by Belsimtek
BAE Hawk Developed by Virtual European Air Operations (VEAO)
C-101 Aviojet Developed by AvioDev ( In Beta )
MiG-15Bis Developed by Belsimtek ( Beta in February 2015 )
AH-1G Cobra Developed by Belsimtek ( To Be Released )
F-14 Tomcat Developed by Leatherneck Studios ( To Be Released )
Eurofighter Typhoon Developed by VEAO ( Early development )
L-39C/ZA Albatros ( Q2 2015 )
F/A-18C Hornet ( Early Development )
WWII: Europe 1944 To include: Normandy Terrain, P-51D Mustang, Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-9, Messerschmitt Bf.109, Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, Messerschmitt Me 262A-1 and Supermarine Spitfire Mk. IX ( Note: Modules will be released like any other DCS Module there will be no WWII: Europe 1944 as such )
M-2000C Developed by RAZBAM ( early pre-order beta )
F-5E-3 Developed by Belsimtek (beta release Juli/August 2016)
SA-342M/L Gazelle Developed by Polychop Simulations ( pre-order beta )
Nevada Test and Training Range requires separate 2.0 OpenAlpha client; download size: 25GB in addition to the client

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\DCS\Config

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\DCS

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings menu
Video settings menu

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Lua files in %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\DCS\Config\Input
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Completely customizable. Simple curve/deadzone/range on the axis' or completely custom setup are both possible
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Independent GUI, World, Cockpit, Helmet and Music controls.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio CC Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Native 3D
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: DCS World.
TriDef 3D
Headsets Native Notes
HTC Vive
Oculus Rift
Discussion thread
Devices Native Notes
Tracked motion controllers
Play area Native Notes

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Requires a 64-bit operating system.
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista 7, 8, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3 Intel Core i5
System memory (RAM) 8 GB 16 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 30 GB 30 GB
Video card (GPU) 2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780
AMD Radeon R9 290
Other Joystick


  1. ED Forums - View Single Post - Deactivate module in DCS World
  2. http://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/shop/terrains/