DCS World Integration
Via a Mod several LUA functions are injected into regular mission files at runtime. The LUA functions are served based on the DCS World version and hence can adapt to new features.
Better immersion and a feeling of progression in DCS World campaigns and replayed single missions. Previously inflicted battle damage to scenery, static objects and AI units is recreated at mission start. On mission end all additional damage is recorded.
DCS World module with own campaigns and missions. Automated reintegration after DCS update. Controllable via in-mission radio menu. Minimum effort for mission creators to enable the persistence features via naming convention.
Monitors attrition of air, ground and sea forces be they friendly or foe. Recreates destruction of scenery objects like bridges, depots and factories. Tracks reserves that replenish key units. Provides battle damage assessment for defined targets.
Replay until attrition of the enemy. Simulate weakening of the enemie's SAM shield and final breakthrough to the valuable target. Feel resource restrictions due to tracked destruction of warehouses, fuel storages and parked airplanes.
Inspired by DCS Witchcraft and the Dynamic Campaign Engine the long-term target is to develop Project Dynamism into a full dynamic campaign environment.
Running independently from DCS it would automatically create missions into which content is spawned dynamically reflecting the state of the persisted environment.
In view of the RTS dynamic campaign under development by Eagle Dynamics this project instead will focus on turn-based elements (e.g. alternating planning and execution stages) and casual gamers with limited time to play.
The last weeks were busy in exporting interesting map objects from DCS World, classifying them, saving them into a database and grouping them into factory complexes, bridge compounds, etc.
Currently work is ongoing to link the map objects to the damage reported and persisted already by Project Dynamism. This will allow to track e.g. the status of a factory, whether important buildings were hit or only minor damage inflicted. Following a tutorial about Angular and Leaflet there is now a basic web app in development to visualize the map objects using military standard labels.
Also the current database was swapped for a spatially enabled one (PostgeSQL + PostGIS). Now it is easy to test a location for containment, overlap and distance to some other area. One could think of modelling no-fly zones, engagement areas, country airpaces, territoral waters and much more.