The poll asking the community for their wish-list of DCS Normandy map updates is now closed. The results are in. There were 157 unique user replies. Each unique voter cast 5 votes (max one vote per item).
More detail/ context regarding the nature of many requests was posted in the previous magazine article. This content is repeated below the chart and table.
The tally of results is shown in the chart below with the MOST voted for at the top.
A Tabular display of the results is shown below.
|Implement the same coastline tech as used on Syria / Marianas maps.||96|
|Expand the map limits to the south to include Rennes and the airfield there.||77|
|Fix reported Terrain Deformities (see text below the table)||64|
|Airfield Dinan-Trélivan added in west of map as requested on forums (see text below the table)||62|
|Anything that can be done to extend the detailed areas of the map, in any direction||61|
|Add the Great Harbour walls of Cherbourg, which are missing||60|
|Fix waterways which flow up hill as reported on forums (see text below the table)||56|
|Change the hard-coded minimum temperature down from 10 degrees to around 5 degrees||43|
|Add the St. Lo to Periers to Lessay road, which is missing from the map.||41|
|Remove the permanent hangars and brick structures from Allied Landing Grounds||30|
|Guard towers and chain link fencing should be removed from the allied ALGs||29|
|Add in names to moderate sized urban areas in XV71, XV70, XU78 and XU38||21|
|Correct the orientation of St Croix ALG as per report on ED forums (see text below the table)||20|
|Fix the railways around Rouen and the Seine so that they show in the mission editor when zoomed out.||20|
|Fix Church near Argentan which cuts through trees as reported on the ED forums (see text below the table)||14|
|Remove trees/obstacles from middle of airfields||2|
|Pre D-Day map version (may44) without allied airfields in France||2|
|Official implementation of Barthek’s ground textures||1|
|The ground handling should be adjusted to allow for take-off and landing on flat ground with all WW2 fighters||1|
|Add the iconic St Mere Eglise church||1|
|Update runway “grid wire” mesh||1|
|View of the rocks of the French coast as on the Channel map||1|
|Add winter version with snow||1|
|Add shrubs, like on the Channel map.||1|
CONTEXT / DETAIL of several of the highest-voted items:
Airfield Dinan-Trélivan added in west of map as requested on forums. https://forums.eagle.ru/topic/266650-suggestion-for-new-airfield-on-normandy-map/page/2/?tab=comments#comment-4726707
Fix reported Terrain Deformities:
– near Bernay – https://forums.eagle.ru/topic/221130-reportedterrain-error-east-of-bernay/?tab=comments#comment-4107485
– near Carbourg – https://forums.eagle.ru/topic/269026-terrain-deformities/?tab=comments#comment-4683984
Fix waterways which flow up hill as reported on forums. https://forums.eagle.ru/topic/233042-normandy-rivers-climb-hills/?tab=comments#comment-4376189
Remove large permanent hangars and brick structures from Allied Landing Grounds (St. Pierre du Mont, St Croix, Longues sur mer, Beuzeville). this is based on aerial photos which do the rounds on the SoW discord which show the absence of structures at least early on in the invasion. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c0/Saint-Pierre-du-Mont_Airfield.jpg
Further reference within this thread – https://forums.eagle.ru/topic/160689-normandy-map-inaccuracies/?tab=comments#comment-3245043
Fix the church near Argentan which cuts through the trees as reported on the ED forums. https://forums.eagle.ru/topic/231969-placement-of-church-near-argentan/?tab=comments#comment-232694
Correct orientation of St Croix ALG as per report on ED forums. https://forums.eagle.ru/topic/227142-st-criox-sur-mer-incorrect-orientation/?tab=comments#comment-227797
Add the St. Lo to Periers to Lessay road, which is missing from the map. This key road was the “start line” for Operation Cobra. https://www.b24.net/StLoPeriers.htm
Fix the railways around Rouen and the Seine so that they show in the mission editor when zoomed out. No reference for this, but when you zoom out in the mission editor, the railway network in the west remains visible. However the railways along the Siene river disappear.
Change the hard-coded minimum temperature down from 10 degrees to around 5 degrees. This means that early morning missions can be made with more sensible temperatures. https://forums.eagle.ru/topic/221009-hard-coded-minimum-tempreature-of-10c-and-no-snow/?tab=comments#comment-4106307
Add the Great Harbour walls of Cherbourg, which are missing. As reported on Forum: https://forums.eagle.ru/topic/160923-dcs-wwii-object-wish-list/page/2/?tab=comments#comment-4128711
Guard towers and chain link fencing should be removed from the allied ALGs (at least St. Pierre du Mont, St Croix, Longues sur mer, Beuzeville) . This was raised on the forums within this thread: https://forums.eagle.ru/topic/160689-normandy-map-inaccuracies/
Anything that can be done to extend the detailed areas of the map, in any direction. This is a less specific request to generally expand the map’s detailed areas. This is most obvious in the south-west, the east, and in England.
Implement the same coastline tech as used on Syria / Marianas maps. No reference.
Expend the map limits to the south to include Rennes and the airfield there. This would allow for the primary active LW airfield that was used during and after the invasion in this area. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rennes%E2%80%93Saint-Jacques_Airport
Add missing town names to moderate sized urban areas in XV71, XV70, XU78 and XU38. See the mission editor/ map. These towns are obvious, but not named.