didnt the company making it go bust just after a beta test and refuse to handover its source code to someone off to finish?
My take on it was that there was a disagreement between DCS and VEAO (Virtual European Air Operations). I believe they designed the Hawk different to an optimum DCS module, but in any case, DCS was constantly updating the sim which was making the Hawk constantly break and need fixing.
I recon VEAO got the shits with DCS because they hadn’t planned on having to update the Hawk so much, alternatively it could have been VEAO’s design.
In any case, when they pulled the pin the community turned on them, they changed their name and develop on another platform now.
It was a shame because I really like Chris and the guys and the Hawk and felt they were trying but if you have spent all your money building the Hawk and fixing it 10 times as the sim changes, at what point do you stop sinking money in.
As far as the source code, this is where my theory comes from that they didn’t use a standard DCS code and tried to develop something different (better) which again may have meant the aircraft broke after every DCS patch either that or the licences they got to build the Hawk didn’t allow them to transfer the source code legally, (the source code hasn’t gone anywhere, Hawk can still be flown in DCS 1.5, but I assume the VEAO/DCS contract doesn’t allow others from using it, including DCS, I wonder if that has changed since the Hawk debacle?).