We're happy to introduce you to the first of its kind: The M2 Heavy Machine Gun Emplacement, a complete fixed 50 caliber MG and fortification package.

The lovely brochure is right here.

Holy cow, this thing is five years old. And it's getting a point-one update. What is it?

With 1.1, upon placement the tripod will orient itself to be facing in the same direction as your avatar. This is to allow for placement in any direction when edit ability is restricted, such as when RLV/RLVa is enabled for OCS 2.

As always, the manual is a fount of knowledge.

So yes, the M2 is useable in Fulda Gap once again. Thanks for your patience on this one. :)

Halloween Havoc @ Fulda Gap

Saturday November 1st 2014

Start Time: 12 pm SLT.

End Time: 6 pm SLT.

Deep in the bowels of Fulda Gap, an experiment by The Omega Concern has gone seriously wrong. The Artificial Intelligence computer has hacked into the local satellite network on this Halloween and assimilated the horror movies of this era into its core. Emulating these movies it has created horrible minions that it has released into the Gap to seize control.

Individual or teams hunt while under fire. Find 5 special computer chips hidden inside Fulda Gap and return them for a prize each. You must search the gap to find the boxes they are hidden in and retrieve them while under fire from both drones and other contestants. Play is limited to a max of 24 contestants at a time.

Prizes: 3 boxes with Rifle of YOUR choice cards

2 boxes with Vehicle of YOUR choice cards

Each winning box also includes an OCS starter kit 2012 for a friend (must never have played in OCS before)

Deep in the bowels of Fulda Gap, an experiment by The Omega Concern has gone seriously wrong. The Artificial Intelligence computer has hacked into the local satellite network on this Halloween and assimilated the horror movies of this era into its core. Emulating these movies it has created horrible minions that it has released into the Gap to seize control.

It is your duty to put an end to this threat by infiltrating the gap under cover of disguise and retrieve 5 microchips lost in transit and return them to Omega Concern to regain control of the master computer.

The microchips were being transported in unmarked cases along with 50 cases of chips used to control the Gaps sewage recovery system.

Find these 5 chips and save us all.

Of course you want a strike fighter. Who doesn't? We are extremely happy to announce the release of our next fixed-wing aircraft, the F/A-18F Super Hornet.

Plane porn and more, on the linked brochure.

Hey, it's a point-one update. You know what that means - something significantly new. What is it?

The Attachment-Based A-10C Model

As of version 1.1, you will find another box inside the A-10C's retail box, named "A-10C Attachable Model (Boxed)". In this box you will find an object called "A-10C (Attachable)" and a copy of the HUD. This version is intended to work around issues related to sim crossings and multiple mesh models and for those who wish to simply fly and cruise around, and for those wishing to fly in areas in which high land impact vehicles are unwelcome.

The easiest way to use this is as so:

  1. Attach the A-10C HUD. (It will offer you one if you don't, but there are enough dialogue boxes on start, I think.)
  2. Rez A-10C (Attachable) - this is the 'base' for the aircraft. You'll see an orange box sitting a couple of meters off the ground.
  3. RIght click and sit on the orange box.
  4. You'll get a request for attachment perm from the ACES II ejection seat as usual. Select Yes.
  5. The body of the A-10 will rez in place around you. You'll also get an attachment request from it. Select Yes.

Done. Everything should function as it does with the standalone, with some exceptions regarding the body and base vanishing when you are no longer seated on it.

This model is only recommended for those who need to use it for the above-mentioned scenarios. As it has a greater level of complexity to an already complex system, the unified, non-attachment model will likely prove to be much more reliable for combat operations.