Assetto Corsa Competizione: 2019 AMR V8 Vantage GT3 Preview

@garyjpaterson
I guess you are not allowed to tell us if the #762 car will be included? ;)

I so hope this one has a nice cockpit view (not from modelling - that will be great - but from actual visible windshield area).
726 being one of the Spa 24 cars? I think thats something they are including if you look at past cars/liveries.

Not quite sure what you mean by nice cockpit view, its as the IRL car is so i guess if its nice IRL its nice in ACC too
 

Helmut Skrdla

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Thanks Gary.

Yes, the 762 was a 24h entry only, which has one of my countrymen racing it, so it's the perfect car for me to pick if it were to be present.

Cockpit view... it's a pet peeve of mine that the Blancpain banner sticker is black as night on the ACC cars (whereas it has some transparency in real life, according to various YT vids). Depending on the angle of the windshield and seat distance, for some 2018 cockpits this creates the feeling of racing in a medieval Knight's helmet, it adds a lot of dark black space on top of the screen that is totally "dead".

So my hoping is that the Aston looks brighter and more spacious from the inside than some of the other current cars.
 
Cockpit view... it's a pet peeve of mine that the Blancpain banner sticker is black as night on the ACC cars (whereas it has some transparency in real life, according to various YT vids). Depending on the angle of the windshield and seat distance, for some 2018 cockpits this creates the feeling of racing in a medieval Knight's helmet, it adds a lot of dark black space on top of the screen that is totally "dead".

So my hoping is that the Aston looks brighter and more spacious from the inside than some of the other current cars.
Ah ok, I see. Well I think the banner will be black like all the rest of the cars, which is just a limitation of the interior and exterior being totally separate models (so if the banner changes on the skin, it wont on the cockpit side, which would look worse than just being black).
 

Helmut Skrdla

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Thanks, that's the first time I actually hear some explanation why things are as they are. I've learned to live with the "black tops" in cars like the Ferrari which has a lot of windscreen real estate, but for example the McLaren or previous Aston are to me terrible in that regard.

That's why I meant I hope that the new Aston will let me find a view setup that doesn't feel like my top third of the screen is damaged.
 

callumjtc

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Thanks, that's the first time I actually hear some explanation why things are as they are. I've learned to live with the "black tops" in cars like the Ferrari which has a lot of windscreen real estate, but for example the McLaren or previous Aston are to me terrible in that regard.

That's why I meant I hope that the new Aston will let me find a view setup that doesn't feel like my top third of the screen is damaged.
Having sat in the real old Aston Vantage GT3 car, can confirm the teribble visibility is accurate
 

Gergo Panker

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Cockpit view... it's a pet peeve of mine that the Blancpain banner sticker is black as night on the ACC cars (whereas it has some transparency in real life, according to various YT vids). Depending on the angle of the windshield and seat distance, for some 2018 cockpits this creates the feeling of racing in a medieval Knight's helmet, it adds a lot of dark black space on top of the screen that is totally "dead".
It's simply like that:





Not 100% of the time, but having an opaque banner solves the problem of skinning, the problem of having unwiped raindrops on the transparent banner if the wiper extends on top of it, and it doesn't clog performance even more by having yet another transparent material in front of a large chunk of the view. These cars have small dark cockpits and it doesn't matter for visibility because you're supposed to be looking at the road, not the birds.
 

Helmut Skrdla

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These cars have small dark cockpits and it doesn't matter for visibility because you're supposed to be looking at the road, not the birds.
I get that it doesn't actually change the racing. It' just that for a sufficiently wide view without triples, the top third of a 16:9 screen goes all dark and the experience is like running a normal game on a smaller screen (i.e. unused, expensive pixels).

Have to admit, from the photographs you posted those banners are indeed very dark from the inside, so I'm not saying it's not accurate. It's just been a nicer "reality vs. gaming" compromise in AC1, where the banners were transparent and added some lateral motion to the view that made the entire scene more lively.
 

Dirk Steffen

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I get that it doesn't actually change the racing. It' just that for a sufficiently wide view without triples, the top third of a 16:9 screen goes all dark and the experience is like running a normal game on a smaller screen (i.e. unused, expensive pixels).

Have to admit, from the photographs you posted those banners are indeed very dark from the inside, so I'm not saying it's not accurate. It's just been a nicer "reality vs. gaming" compromise in AC1, where the banners were transparent and added some lateral motion to the view that made the entire scene more lively.
You can always adjust your view in the cockpit to have part of the windscreen banner off screen and if you like to have a rear view mirror (which then also would move off screen at least partly in most cars) use the virtual mirror.

This way you have the best of both worlds - big part of windscreen banner off screen and a better view of the road ;-)
 

Helmut Skrdla

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Dirk, that's actually what I did... seat forward, FOV wider, pitch downwards (more dashboard visible, less banner). It works well in the Ferrari, not so well in other cars. If the new Aston has the same rear view screen/tire state gadget as the Ferrari, that should make the view better.

BTW @Gergo Panker - I really appreciate you guys hanging out here and answering questions, offering insights. Apologies if some of the stuff sounds like stupid complaining.
 
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farjam

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One car announcement (+one track) per day till the release ? :D
What's the others? there will be a ferrari too?
 
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