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MOOSE framework


MOOSE is a Mission Object Oriented Scripting Environment for mission designers in DCS World. It allows to quickly setup complex missions using pre-scripted scenarios using the available classes within the MOOSE Framework. MOOSE is written in Lua which is a small and fast programming language, which is embedded in DCS World.

Goal of MOOSE

The goal of MOOSE is to allow mission designers to enhance their scripting with mission orchestration objects, which can be instantiated from defined classes within the framework. This will allow to write mission scripts with minimal code embedded. Of course, the richness of the framework will determine the richness of the misson scenarios. The MOOSE is a service that is produced while being consumed. It will evolve further as more classes are developed for the framework and as more users are using it. MOOSE is not a one-man show, it is a collaborative effort and meant to evolve within a growing community around the framework. Within the community, key users will start supporting, documenting, explaining and even creating new classes for the framework. It is the ambition to grow this framework as a de-facto standard for mission designers to use.

Two branches - Choose wisely

In DCS World there is a Stable version and an OpenBeta. New features are released to the OpenBeta first and applied to Stable later. People who choose to use OpenBeta can use the newest featuest and module, but accept the risk of bugs and unstable updates. In MOOSE there is a master branch, which is comparable to the Stable version. And there is the development branch, which is more like the OpenBeta. New modules (called classes in Lua, like OPS.Auftrag) will only available in the development branch.

Releases are the most stable approach to use MOOSE. From time to time the current state of the master branch is used to create release. A release gets a spefific version number and will not be changed later on.


Documentation on the MOOSE class hierarchy will be automatically generated from LuaDoc comments inside of the source code of MOOOSE. You can find the results on these websites:

YouTube Tutorials

There are different tutorial playlists available on YouTube:

  • AnyTimeBaby (Pene) has kindly created a tutorial series for MOOSE with various videos that you can watch.
  • FlightControl (initiator of the project) has created a lot of videos on how to use MOOSE. They are a little bit outdated, but they still contain a lot of valuable information.

MOOSE on Discord

MOOSE has a living community of users, beta testers and contributors. The gathering point is a service provided by Discord. If you want to join this community, just click the link below and you’ll be on board in no time: