Virtual mirror doesn't appear using Oculus Rift

Felipe Persona

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Before using Oculus Rift the virtual mirror worked. Now it doesn't appear any more, I already tried to change the [VIRTUAL_MIRROR] ACTIVE = 1 in the folder cfg, already tried to press F11 but I didn't have success. Another thing that doesn't work is the names of the drivers on top of the car.
Anyone know how I make it work?
 

Felipe Persona

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The angle of view of the Oculus is almost the same as a screen. In fierce disputes the virtual mirror helps a lot, so I would like to make it work...
 

manc0ntr0

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As Mascot said, with CM and Shaders Patch you can move the angle of the mirrors as in the real life to fit your needs.
I think there's no way to make the virtual mirror working in VR
 

Cote Dazur

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The angle of view of the Oculus is almost the same as a screen
Yes true almost the same if your head is in restrained in a vice, if not and assuming your neck is in working order you should have easily 180 degree of "angle of view" and be able to see both side mirrors and the center mirror.
do you also have one of those in your real car, that would explain a lot.:D
 

Felipe Persona

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The problem is that to see the side mirrors I have to turn my head to the side (+ -80 °). I'm going to test the CM, but it would be better if I had the option of turning on the virtual mirror using the Rift.
Another problem I have is not to show the names of the drivers on top of the cars, I already went in the cfg folder, I already pressed crl + L (or alt + L) and it does not work ...
 

manc0ntr0

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Do you ever driven a car? Because in every car in real life you have to turn your head to see the side mirrors. I don't see the difference
 

Brandon Wright

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Why on earth would you want a virtual mirror in VR?
While I support this comment, I will admit that there have been times in races that I wished I had the virtual mirror. Sure, it's not realistic, but I feel my situational awareness would be a bit better with the virtual mirror and in a serious online race situational awareness is very important. Plus, some cars in AC either have obstructed views of the mirrors or have no rearview mirror at all. While some do have the camera system, I know there's at least a couple that have no rearview mirror and no camera and mostly useless side mirrors so it's very difficult to know what's happening around you. The only one I can think of off the top of my head is a Lambo race car, I had to withdraw from a club race here once because I could not tell where people were around me and didn't want to ruin anyone's race.
 

Mascot

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While I support this comment, I will admit that there have been times in races that I wished I had the virtual mirror. Sure, it's not realistic, but I feel my situational awareness would be a bit better with the virtual mirror and in a serious online race situational awareness is very important. Plus, some cars in AC either have obstructed views of the mirrors or have no rearview mirror at all. While some do have the camera system, I know there's at least a couple that have no rearview mirror and no camera and mostly useless side mirrors so it's very difficult to know what's happening around you. The only one I can think of off the top of my head is a Lambo race car, I had to withdraw from a club race here once because I could not tell where people were around me and didn't want to ruin anyone's race.
Have you tried Crew Chief? I can't race without it. The spotter is superb.
 

Brandon Wright

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Have you tried Crew Chief? I can't race without it. The spotter is superb.
Yep, never been able to get it to work consistently for some reason. Haven't messed with it in quite awhile, but I don't do much serious racing anymore either.
 

Ryno917

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The problem is that to see the side mirrors I have to turn my head to the side (+ -80 °).
I'd have thought that would be be more accurately described as a "feature."

The immersion of having to check your mirrors was the entire point of the Rift to me. If you aren't going to turn your head, why even bother with a rift?

In any case, as mentioned the virtual mirror does not work in VR, period. I'd recommend getting the Helicorsa app and/or the spotter app. They will help you with close racing.

Coincidentally, it looks like ACC has something nearly identical to Helicorsa built into it, which is neat. I quite like the app and find it very useful.