A-10C mission converter

This tool replaces the A-10C with the A-10C II in a DCS mission file (max 8 MB).

Who is 31st?

Our members share a passion for flying in combat flight simulators. Flying in such a simulator is great fun, but it is even more fun to do it together. For that purpose the 31st VFS was established. The 31st VFS uses the Digital Combat Simulator (DCS) and Falcon BMS. We fly fun and challenging missions with the F-16, the F-18 and the A-10. In addition to flying missions, there is also room for relaxing flights. Just because that's fun too.

If you speak Dutch and are interested in joining our squadron, visit this page for instructions. If you want to see us in action, take a look at our YouTube channel.

How do I convert a campaign?

A campaign is nothing but a collection of multiple missions (.miz files) and a campaign file (.cmp file) that binds them together. Convert each individual mission file and the campaign file itself to convert the entire campaign.

How do I convert a mission file that is larger than 8 MB?

You have to convert them manually. It's easier than you think. You can use the ingame Mission Editor, but from what I've experienced, it can break a mission. Here is the safest way to do it:

  1. Make a copy / backup of the mission file.
  2. Understand that a DCS mission file is just a ZIP file with a different file extension.
  3. Change the extension of the mission file (from now on called 'mission zip file') from .miz to .zip.
  4. Open the mission zip file and extract the file 'mission' (from now on called 'mission text file) from it.
  5. Open the mission text file in a text editor.
  6. Search the mission text file for A-10C. The line must look like this: ["type"] = "A-10C",. If not, continue the search.
  7. Only if a nearby line says ["skill"] = "Player", or ["skill"] = "Client",, replace the A-10C with A-10C_2.
  8. Continue the search until you reach the end of the text file.
  9. Safe the mission text file and place it back in the mission zip file.
  10. Change the extension of the mission zip file from .zip back to .miz.
  11. Fly the mission and don't die.