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What kind of view do you use?

Discussion in 'RaceRoom Racing Experience' started by Msportdan, Jan 9, 2015.

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  3. Yes Single

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  1. Msportdan

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    Yesterday i started experimenting in a new view (for me) for racing sims, in. First thing is i did was to remove the wheel and use another FOV to create a more of a feeling of being inside the cockpit.

    I settled with a FOV of 0.6 and played with the seat so the HUD sat above my physical wheel. Im only on a relatively small single monitor, so i understand the official FOV calculation may be incorrect. But to me its seemed pretty good and immersive.

    Was wondering how many of you take off the wheel and zoom in so to speak? with either triples or single displays?

    Im still undecided whether to stick with this however i may find it hard to go back to a full (simcade) view
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWV0_u0r-Hk&fmt=37
     
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  2. nikh

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    You`ve put "no triples" twice :whistling:. Also it looks a bit confusing. I think it should simply be something like: How many screens do you run?
    a) One
    b) Three
    I only have a single, 24" monitor at the moment. I can`t afford to upgrade my PC to run triple screens, as I only run a GTX 760 card. So it`ll be a big TV (37") and Trackir, followed by a racing seat :thumbsup:
    Also - and I know this is herecy - I only use bonnet cam, not the cockpit view, as it`s too restrictive and changing the FOV looks odd.
     
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  3. Msportdan

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    when i always look at others who use these weird FOVs (no wheel) i always thought they look odd i could never use it. But i was surprised how much more you feel in the cockpit.

    Okay you lose a lot of peripheral vision, and suppose a sense of speed. But immersion is worth it imo.
     
  4. Andy Jackson

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    Your poll question asks " Do you run no visual wheel and zoomed FOV" but your poll answers have no answers that match the question mate? Confusing.

    But as to the fov, if you use a dcresed fov like you are doing, that is fine with triple monitors but not as good with one single monitor.

    I prefer to see the wheel on screen (the very top half of it) so I can match wheel rotation. It does not bother me to see wheel or hands. I sue a 34" LG 21:9 monitor that is lovely and wide because I dont want to run triple screens as I use my PC for many tasks and lots of different games too including flight sims and FP shooters and strategy games.

    Always cockpit view too for me. Any other view would make me think I was arcade racing on a console. ;)
     
  5. Msportdan

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    Do you run no visual wheel and zoomed FOV?

    yes or no?

    an why cant i use a low fov for my screen?
     
  6. James Cook

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    Poll doesn't make any sense.
     
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  7. Msportdan

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    poll closed


    a good video demonstrating my thoughts i feel to.



    i know this is all old hat, but for me its new so others may benefit.
     
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  8. Msportdan

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    found this post as well by kjell..

     
  9. Le_Poilu

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    Single screen 42" TV, but as I'm seated @1.2m of the screen my Fov is narrow.
    I use 0.5 or 0.6 with the seatview almost at the windshield

    I do miss a little to be able to see on the sides, my the driving is much more enjoyable. So I take care and I watch left/right with buttons on the wheel.
     
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  10. Msportdan

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    i agree Le

    but the immersion i think outweighs the view from the sides.

    It does actually feel like your in the driving seat not, sitting on the back seats,
     
  11. Olivier Mandavy

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    I use a FOV @ 0.6 but don't move the seat. So it's a little bit weird when you drive the RUF (the seat is very close to the windshield) and then drive the Honda Civic for instance (the seat is far from the windshield) because of the seat position. Don't know if, in real, you are so close to the windshield in the RUF? (I don't own one :rolleyes:).
     
  12. Msportdan

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    it was actually one of your orginal posts about FOV that inspired me on a single screen. I have the view on 0.6 then i adjust the seat so the HUD is just above my physical wheel.
     
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  13. Brandon Wright

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    I have triple 32" and I use a close FOV with no wheel or hands, it creates such an incredible sense of immersion. I'm always tinkering with seating positions for different cars, but they are all close up so I only see part of the dash and my side view mirror is about where it would be in a real car. I find that using a FOV of .9 and then scooting the seat about 75% forward gives the best view for my tastes, with a lower FOV I can't see as much out the passenger side and it kind of skews the side screens.

    Here's what it looks like.

    Screen shot 2015-01-09 at 7.23.05 AM.png
     
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  14. Msportdan

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    looks amazing brandon..

    I havent the room or spare cash for a setup like this so, im stuck with a single monitor for now. besides im not sure my eyesight could take that much visual domination lol.
     
  15. Chris Sercombe

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    Surely, cockpit is the only view to ever go with, all others are non realistic.
     
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  16. Brandon Wright

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  17. Chris Sercombe

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    Great video mate, why would posting videos be frowned on here, its not as thou they host them here, or cost them any of there bandwidth ? or am i wrong.
     
  18. jimortality

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    Is that 32" tv's or monitors?
     
  19. Brandon Wright

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    I don't know, I've just seen many posts where the video was removed and the mod scolded the poster for not putting it in the video thread. I guess they don't want threads cluttered with lots of vids and pics.

    TV's, so they're not as good as monitors but they were hella cheap. I used to have 23" monitors but one broke so I decided to upsize.
     
  20. Emilio

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    Need to be a premium member to upload videos and screenshots (and in the appropriate section)