"DCS: Ka-50 Black Shark": description, system requirements
"DCS: Ka-50 Black Shark" - Russian aviasimulator. The game was created by Eagle Dynamics specialists. Responsible for the release of 1C. The release on the territory of the Russian Federation took place in October 2008, the gamers of the United States of America could buy the game in December of the same year, and in the territories of the European Union countries the simulator appeared until the end of winter.
The game cannot be put on the list of the best flight simulators, but it occupies its niche in the market and is very popular among Russian users. A distinctive feature of the product is high detail and proximity to reality. Perhaps it is the latter that makes it impossible to gain more fans, since many gamers are interested in a fantastic action, rather than reality.
The simulator was not considered a demanding game at the time. For a comfortable game, it is recommended to have a processor with a frequency of at least 2 GHz, at least 1 GB of RAM and a video card with support for DirectX version 9. The flight simulator runs on a PC running Windows, starting with XP.Owners of game consoles to enjoy the game will not succeed.
To install the game you need at least 5 GB of hard disk space. Control of the game by using the keyboard and mouse or gamepad.
A gamer has the opportunity to sit at the helm of a domestic Ka-50 helicopter. When creating it, special attention was paid to detailing. The computer version is very similar to the prototype from real life. The basis was taken by the existing helicopter. In the development of the game participated JSC "Kamov", part of the state corporation "Rostec" and engaged in the development of helicopters.
Also recreated the environment in detail. In “DCS: Ka-50 Black Shark,” the action takes place off the Black Sea coast of Russia, in western Georgia and in northeastern Turkey. The total area of the territory is about 330 thousand square meters. km, which has a total of 16 airfields. However, there is no Crimean peninsula in the game, unlike other Eagle Dynamics products.
In the flight simulator, you can see various combat vehicles of the Russian Federation and the North Atlantic Alliance, however, the player will be able to control only the Ka-50. The creators of the product focused on weapons and equipment,which is under AI control.
The game was tested at the Gagarin Air Force Academy. The air simulator was used as a simulator for training pilots of helicopters of the Air Force of the Russian Federation.
Gamer has the ability to connect the camera TrackIR. Cabin model - cable. Also presented all the elements of the navigation bar.
The game has single player and multiplayer modes. The plot of the campaign is based on a fictional conflict in the North Caucasus. In addition, the game has single missions and a course of study consisting of 22 lessons. The gamer can independently create campaigns and missions in the built-in editor.
The success of the game was the reason for the release of the sequel, which received the name "DCS: Ka-50 Black Shark 2". The companies responsible for developing and publishing the game remained the same, and the system requirements changed significantly.
The game runs on personal computers running Windows, starting with Vista. You need to have from 3 GB of RAM (4 GB recommended). To install, you need at least 8 GB on disk. Control can be done with the mouse and keyboard, but the developers recommend using pedals and joysticks.
These are not the only innovations in the "Ka-50 Black Shark 2". DCS-series must be activated via the Internet. This is a requirement of Eagles Dynamics. In addition, the download and installation of the game is carried out in a way that is unusual for all users, but with the help of the DCS World program.
"Ka-50 Black Shark 2", as the first part, has a multiplayer mode and a single game. The flight simulator is compatible with the A-10C Battle for the Caucasus. This means that users of these two games are in the same world and can interact with each other. This makes the game even more interesting.
In “DCS: Ka-50 Black Shark 2,” five additional airfields appeared:
The creators of the simulator have worked on the behavior of artificial intelligence, making it smarter. This allowed to make the passage of the company more difficult and exciting. In “DCS: Ka-50 Black Shark 2,” several new units of ground-based military equipment were added, as well as Russian warships.
The territory has also increased. The developers included the east of Georgia, North and South Ossetia, as well as part of Stavropol. The HDR effect made it possible to display the external environment and details in more detail and richly.the helicopter.
The game consists of three campaigns whose actions take place in Abkhazia, Ossetia and in the North Caucasus. But thanks to the editor and in the second part of the simulator, the gamer can create missions on his own. It is the presence of such an editor is the main reason for the popularity of the game. Gamers do not need to go through a campaign several times, which eventually gets annoying.