Roof camera

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Pascal Herbig, May 30, 2016.

  1. Pascal Herbig

    Pascal Herbig Member

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    Hello guys. Is it possible to get a roof camera like in the following screenshot as a driving view?

    It provides a much better view than the standard hood cam which is way too low on the car and makes it hard to see other cars next to you.

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    I really would like a view like that to drive with.
     
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  2. Steve Rosswick

    Steve Rosswick New Member

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    I agree, this should be an obvious choice. I'm surprised anyone races with those half-bonnet cams.
     
  3. jayblue

    jayblue Active Member

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    I requested this view be reinstated too a few weeks ago.
     
  4. DSky

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    Press Pos 1 on the Keyboard maybe?
     
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  5. Tuborg

    Tuborg Well-Known Member

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    Yes on some of the not updated car as German Nationals it's still possible. If you want to drive the updated cars from the roof you have to edit the camera files one by one. But why? Do you think it's realistic to drive from the roof?
     
  6. Pascal Herbig

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    Does it have to be realistic? I feel that this view gives me the best view of my car, the track, and the cars around me. I tried running with the cockpit cam and a correctly adjusted FOV but with a single screen setup I felt that this was not safe enough as I simply could not see the cars around me.
     
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  8. Not Lifting Off

    Not Lifting Off Well-Known Member

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    Realistic, no, its a game and as such it is how you enjoy it most that counts, whatever view that may be.
    As for FOV, after watching a few onboard cams over the weekend i dont think the default is far off, probably somewhere .8 & .9 looks as close as any of the real onboard cams, .5 .6 .7 all looked unrealistic too me.
    Its one of them, each to their own as it were.
    You could spend 10 or 15 minutes editing the cam file to give you what you want, also i know in some of the GT3 cars you could adjust the cockpit drivers view so your head was looking out over the roof.
     
  9. Christian G

    Christian G Topological Agitator Beta tester

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    Sure, it's one of the action cameras. You can simply cycle through these with the home/Pos1 keyboard button.
     
  10. Pascal Herbig

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    Nope, tried this with almost every car I own. No luck at all.
     
  11. Christian G

    Christian G Topological Agitator Beta tester

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    Well I just tried as well and it worked with every car I used. Which car did you try?
     
  12. Pascal Herbig

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    WTCC 2014, WTCC 2015, all of the ADAC 2015 cars and DTM 2014. Maybe you can send me all your camera files, have you modified them?
     
  13. Christian G

    Christian G Topological Agitator Beta tester

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    Nah, looks I was just incredibly lucky, all the cars I tried just now still have that camera, while others don't. :D
    I tried all the open wheelers, the GTR3 Mustang, M1 Procar....some other.
    I'll try what happens if I copy their camera files to a folder of the other cars, hang in there a sec...
     
  14. Pascal Herbig

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    Yeah, they inexplicably removed the roof cam for no reason in one of the last updates.
     
  15. Christian G

    Christian G Topological Agitator Beta tester

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    As expected, simply copying does no good, just screws up the cams that are there...

    I'll put a request in our database so they have a look at this again. Maybe they can add that one for the cars that don't have it.
     
  16. Pascal Herbig

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    That would be much appreciated.
     
  17. DSky

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    Well some of them are still there ( maybe of all them i dont know), but just not in Multiplayer for me.
     
  18. Christian G

    Christian G Topological Agitator Beta tester

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    Just put it in there. ;)
    I guess they'd have to create it for each car, so they might as well add it as one of the driving views...But it might also just be too much work atm....Let's see what response I get.

    Hang in there.

    Yea, as I said some cars still have it, but also new ones like the open wheelers.