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Discussion in 'RACE 07 - Official WTCC Game' started by jimortality, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. jimortality

    Premium Member

    Does anyone here use the bonnet cam or do you all use cockpit? I know it's personal preference and you get the realism with cockpit view but I always end up back on bonnet view as I just can't seem to get the same feel for the cars otherwise. Just wondered If I was going to be the only one using this view.


  2. I also use bonnet view for most of the cars (although there are some cars with nice cockpit views:geek:). Field of view is larger. Using cockpit view is really ussable only with tripple screens (unless you like looking through viewing port of an old diving suit:ninja:).
  3. Dennis Phelan

    Dennis Phelan
    Let's just get out there and RACE!! Premium Member

    For me, cockpit view gives a better sense of the other cars around me and my position on the road.
  4. Yves Larose

    Yves Larose
    Premium Member

    i use bonnet view aswell, unlike Dennis for me the bonnet view gives me a better sense of other cars around me and my position on the road.
  5. Nox

    Staff Premium Member

    I use bonnet view. I've tried cockpit view for hours and I just couldn't get a feel for it.

    On GTL, FTruck and F1 2012, however, I use cockpit as the visibility is higher.
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2013
  6. Justin Swan

    Justin Swan

    Depends on my mood, mostly bonnet view but I sometimes use cockpit view in the minis
  7. I use bonnet view since only a few weeks, And I would say I have better sensations with it.
    I tried the cockpit view, but in my opinion, Simbin made it very bad (no visibility, also if I change the FOV option in the game.
    Too bad that there is no "Cam Hack" for this game, so that you are totally free to configurate your own view.
  8. Hiroshi Awazu

    Hiroshi Awazu
    Off Topic Moderator

    For tin top cars i vary between cockpit and bonnet view, depends what mood i'm in. For open wheel cars i drive in cockpit view.

    Just an fyi when you first start up Race go to Options/Visual Settings and turn off Real Seat Positions. With it off you can better adjust the FOV in cockpit view.

    I also set my Up, Down, Left, Right keys on my keyboard for seat adjustment rather than using the mouse method.
  9. Nox

    Staff Premium Member

    Is there some way to have wing mirrors on while in Bonnet/Hood view?
  10. always cockpitview
    driving a sim for me means sitting in the right position ingame as well
    but I know others who that swear with bonnetview and are bloody fast with it as well...
  11. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
    Keep Yoga real Premium Member

    Always driven in cockpit view even with my old single screen.
    And i must admit with triple screen as good as it is, it does have its drawbacks, you become more aware of the things around you and at times are more cautious in your racing turning into a corner.

    I was always told bonnet view was quicker and it may be, but it just don't feel right to me.
    When i first started racing I was on another website were the only option was to race with cockpit view and just thought it was the norm.
    I must admit i was surprised to find out that when i got my licence at RD the other views were allowed to be used.
  12. In car all the way, more fun. :D

    Single screen. :)
  13. Justin Swan

    Justin Swan

    I don't think I'd mind if we were forced into cockpit view as I don't mind it either way. The only reason I use bonnet view is so I can see other cars around me better (single screen). I have done a few races in cockpit view for a change and wouldn't say I'm any faster or slower in doing so. I only use cockpit view in open wheeler and most definitely with rFactor2 as the bonnet view is terrible.
  14. Arunas

    "Polite - punk" - Peter Ell

    Looks like i'm the only one who uses bumper cam..:cautious:
    I think it is right desicion with my single 15,6" laptop screen for me

    When i am in single player sometimes i use cockpit view, but with multiplayer i want clear track view as much as possible
  15. H34d5h07

    No money, no team racing.

    Well, I only have a single monitor, with 1920x1080 resolution, so mostly It depends on the car really. I would say it's 50/50. In some cars the front window is to small, so I must use bonnet cam for those. However, I must say, with bonnet cam, I have a better sense where my car is on the road.
    But I always try to go for as much as realism as possible. So when I use cockpit view I also drive with no heads-up displays in the car. If I can, I also try to use the car's own rev-shifting thingy.(you know, the thing that tells you when to shift :p)