What a great day! The Mi-8 is finally getting multicrew! My good friend Bel Geode nudged me toward this news, so thank you very much, dear sir. And I know he is as happy as I am about this.
I’m sure a lot of us are as we will be able to finally share the cockpit of the almighty Mi-8 with up to 3 other players – the cockpit crew and side gunner!
You can see the snippet that talks about helicopters below (and the Mi-8 multicrew item in bold) but you can check out the full notes here.
DCS: AH-64D by Eagle Dynamics
- Replaced AH-64D Quick Start Manual with AH-64D Early Access Guide
- Updated to current state of AH-64D early access
- Numerous revisions and improvements
- Added cpg ai target store command
- Added make ai cpg interface always respect the color scheme for weapons wheel
- Fixed: ENGINE OIL PSI and NGB OIL PSI digital indication errors
- Fixed: VID page in both cockpits not displaying Weapon Control status of other crewmember
- Fixed: Missing "ENGINE # START" and "ENG# OVERRIDE" advisories on EUFD (AH64D: WCA: eng start and override)
- Fixed: Freeze when shooting at the pilot - do not release cockpit if both pilots killed , cockpit will be released only after ejection of whole crew
- Fixed: HMD virtual symbology elements should always be fully blanked or fully displayed
- Fixed: APU exhaust should not have flame effect on start-up
- Fixed: HOCAS cursor does not move in some case if it is assigned to the axes in control settings
- Fixed: Laser firing should be inhibited from firing if TADS is at or beyond LIMITS
- Fixed: Windshield wiper keybinding now working correctly
DCS: Mi-8MTV2 Magnificent Eight by Eagle Dynamics
- Added: Multicrew functionality with corresponding changes for multicrew voice chat support and cargo support. Four crew positions available including cockpit crew plus side gunner.
- Improved: different Mi-8MTV2 features to support multicrew
- Fixed: Rear gunner can be mounted without cargo half doors
- Fixed: Rare crash which happened when Mi-8MTV2 was damaged
- Fixed: Crash that sometime happen at the time of GUV pod jettison
- Fixed: Side AI gunner long burst does not work
DCS: Mi-24P Hind by Eagle Dynamics
- Improved: Petrovich AI control over altitude