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Hi Res Mirrors??

Discussion in 'Stock Car Extreme' started by Sam Smith, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. Sam Smith

    Sam Smith
    Premium Member

    Is it possible to boost the resolution of the mirrors?
    The outer mirrors are ok but my main center mirror is very low resolution and looks pretty average.
    If it is possible is it a real FPS killer?
     
  2. Rob Fitness

    Rob Fitness
    Premium Member

    You can use the HD mirror mod that someone made for rFactor.

    http://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/3341516/Higher_Resolution_Mirrors.html

    here is some screenies between the STD and the largest resolution mirror in that mod.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    now I only just noticed that the modded mirror is elongated whilst i was taking the screenshots, im not sure how to fix that, but to be honest i never noticed in game until actually comparing. Hopefully someone will create them again but in correct perspective.
     
  3. Rob Fitness

    Rob Fitness
    Premium Member

    @Reiza Studios :- perhaps a suggestion it could be done properly as a mod from the developer. seems a shame for all the other graphical tweaks to leave the mirrors out ;).

    oh that would be a good support for the end users: "Official Developer Mods" :inlove::thumbsup:
     
  4. Sam Smith

    Sam Smith
    Premium Member

    Thanks @R1-Robbie :)
    Ill give that a go!!
    Thank you!
     
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  5. Yes some of the files linked to aren't the right aspect ratio for GSC mirror mapping. Default GSC mirrors are 2048x128, any high res addon should be kept to that ratio otherwise weird scaling will happen. Essentially, a high res mod should be 4096x256,

    The default res is what it is for FPS reasons indeed and the res is already a fair whack higher than it was in vanilla rFactor, so a high(er) res mod won't ever be officially supported. But making a 4096x256 bitmap isn't the most challenging thing ever :p
     
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  6. Sam Smith

    Sam Smith
    Premium Member

    How much of a fps killer is it?
    Thanks for the input @nickovey
     
  7. Rob Fitness

    Rob Fitness
    Premium Member

    @nickovey :- PM sent. I would be ecstatic to be able to make these .BMP's for us all to use. just need a liitle more clarification of whats required :thumbsup::)

    EDIT:- Never-mind - I think im onto it.... Watch this space:cool:
     
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2013
  8. Rob Fitness

    Rob Fitness
    Premium Member

    here we go...

    Hi Res Mirrors Mod by "ME" :):thumbsup::cool:

    5x sizes to choose from.

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/37214372/GSC2013 Hi Res Mirrors by R1 Robbie.rar

    README:

    ***************************************************
    Hi Resolution Mirrors Mod for GSC 2013
    by R1 Robbie
    ***************************************************

    These .BMP's will give you better Resolution in your rearview mirrors.

    the sizes increase by %50 scaling up from the default resolution of 2048x128

    3072x192_MIRROR.bmp

    4096x256_MIRROR.bmp

    5120x320_MIRROR.bmp

    6144x384_MIRROR.bmp

    7168x448_MIRROR.bmp

    Place the .bmp file you wish to use into your C:\GSC2013\GameData\Vehicles (obviously selecting your relevant install path)

    Rename the .bmp to just be called:- MIRROR.bmp




    <<<< Disclaimer >>>>

    yes a FPS hit will be taken. select a resolution suitable for your system :)


    ENJOY

    STANDARD MIRROR
    [​IMG]

    HI RES MIRROR
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2013
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  9. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
    Keep Yoga real Premium Member

    @R1-Robbie Can you do this in the resources section please
    Click ME

    Then we can all find it real easy and wont get lost in the posts in a few weeks time...:thumbsup:
    You can label it for the 2013 version.

    thanks Rupe :)
     
  10. Sam Smith

    Sam Smith
    Premium Member

    Fantastic work @R1-Robbie
    Clearly explained and well documented!
    Now just need to get home and give this a go!
     
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  11. Rob Fitness

    Rob Fitness
    Premium Member


    No problem... will do as soon as I get home from work today. thanks.
     
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  12. Rob Fitness

    Rob Fitness
    Premium Member

    @nickovey Thank you Nick for the info on the aspect ratios, much appreciated ... :thumbsup:
     
  13. big thx my friend...
    can i still use it , its still better then mirrors in V1.30 of game stock car ??
    also witch i choose ?
    i have 3 screens, intel i7, 12 gb ram and 2x ati 6970 but i just play on one card for the most games. have better fps then on 2 cards pfff
    hope you can help me. great work !