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Windscreen dirt build up

Discussion in 'RACE 07 - Official WTCC Game' started by Luc Frachon, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. Hi,
    Is there a way to disable the build up of dirt and bugs on the windscreen, or at least slow it down? I hate having things in my field of view, and it is distracting having to turn the wipers on then off while racing.
  2. Look in your PLR file under Graphics Options and find the line "Windscreen dirt buildup="1" change the 1 to 0.
    It may reset during gameplay tho, haven't tested it myself, but the option is there.
  3. Great, thanks Kyril
  4. Can anyone confirm that it doesn't get reset? Personally, I wouldn't mind using the windscreen wipers, being a realism freak, but mine never seem to affect anything other than rain.

    Cheers in advance.
  5. same here,rain drops wil be wipped but no dirt.Personally i like the dirt build-up.more realistic, especialy in a f3000 car on your helmet.
  6. The dirt will come off, providing it isn't rubber marks - you just have to leave the wiper on for a little while.
  7. Even after a full lap with wipers on, there remains dirt (on the inside?) of my screen. Even when pitting in, the crew refuses to clean it :(
  8. Yeah guys, i tried a fiz that someone post on NoGrip but it didn't work, already turn to 0 or 1 at plr and nothing seems different, i really don't want bugs on my windshied cause have too many other things to preocupate with.
  9. Reality sucks eh ... darn them people at simbin :lol:
  10. just wait til you race an hour long race then see how it looks :)
  11. Neil Tennant

    Neil Tennant
    @ Simberia @Simberia

    needs a screenwash function :D
  12. Dave Stephenson

    Dave Stephenson
    Technical Administrator Staff

    personally i find the worst of it comes of with the wipers although it does build up faster as the races go on. it doesnt come clear with one or 2 swipes tho. run the wipers for 30 secs to half a lap evry 4-5 laps is fine for me.
  13. Reik Major

    Reik Major
    Premium Member

    In my opinion the dirt and oil on the helmet view is realistic, because the visor is very near to your eyes and that's why the dirt is visible and disturbing for you. That's why you have more layers IRL to remove them if they're too dirty.

    BUT, i think IRL the dirt on the windscreen in a touring car isn't that noticeable and disturbing, because the windscreen is much more away from your eyes than a helmet visor. And whilest your eyes are focusing on an objekt in a bigger distance, you don't really realise the dirt. And i've never seen a driver of a hardtop car removing dirt with the wipers. (rally cars excluded)

    So i think in the helmet view it's right and realistic, but in the cockpit view, i think it's much overdone! What do you think?
  14. I think you'll find that isn't dirt Kris. If it looks like a small black smudge with a white halo around it thats a windscreen chip caused by light collision, driving through a debris 'cloud' or closely following a car on a 'dirty' track.
    Thought it was dirt myself until I saw one appear from nowhere when I went a little too deep up the side of an AI car in an offline race.