Virtual Mirrors App by Custom Shaders Patch - Setup guide

Peter Reginald

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Introduction
Are you wondering how to use the mirrors app that comes with Shader Patch for Assetto Corsa?

Hey RD, this is my first post here and I'm wondering if I should post these guides here instead of /r/assettocorsa or both or not. Please let me know what do you think?

Any suggestions to improve this guide?

Cheers,

Pete aka Highness

Video guide
Watch this video guide on YouTube

Primer
Welcome to Highness and this guide is part of a new series where I show you to get the most out of Assetto Corsa with apps and mods like;
  • Content Manager
  • Custom Shader Patch
  • Sol
  • And more...
By the way in my next two videos I'll show you how to how to understand what the video settings in Content Manager means and how to optimise Oculus VR settings.

Requirements
What you'll need for this guide
  1. Set aside about 30 minutes of time.
  2. Updated version of 64 bit Shader Patch.
  3. Updated version of Content Manager.
  4. A fairly powerful graphics card and cpu to handle the frames.
The guide
If there are any corrections or updates related to this guide then I will make the necessary edits to this post.

OK are you ready? Let's go!

I’ll cover the Why, what and how.

Why
If like me and you drive in VR then setting up the mirrors app properly will not only give you that immersion goodness but also add to the realistic visual feedback that is experienced in the real world. The key is to set up the side and center mirrors correctly before you start your drive.

What
There are a number of stages for this guide. We'll spend some time enabling some settings in Content Manager as well as the mirrors app while in driving mode.

How
Enable Mirrors (video settings)
Follow these steps to enable mirrors.
  1. In Content Manager
  2. Go to Settings/Assetto Corsa/Video
  3. Look for Mirrors heading
  4. Under Mirror resolution select 64x256 or higher depending on your system specs
  5. Optionally tick High quality checkbox depending on your system specs
Enable Mirrors app
Follow these steps to enable the Shaders Extension Mirrors app.
  1. In Content Manager
  2. Go to Settings/Assetto Corsa/Apps
  3. Tick the Shaders Extension Mirrors checkbox under Activated apps heading
Enable smart mirror (Custom Shaders Patch)
Follow these steps to enable smart mirror in Shaders Patch.
  1. In Content Manager
  2. Go to Settings/Custom Shaders Patch/Smart Mirror
  3. Tick the Active box under Extension and view alteration settings
  4. Tick the Active box under Real Mirrors
Setup test drive
Follow these steps to test drive our mirrors app
  1. In Content Manager
  2. Go to Drive/Single/Quick
  3. Select a Kunos car
    I’ve selected the Ferrari F40
  4. Select a Kunos track
    I’ve selected the Nordschleife Endurance Cup layout
  5. Set the time to 9am
  6. Select Few Clouds (Sol) for Weather
  7. Select Practice
  8. Start from Starting Line
  9. Click Go
Adjust the mirrors
Follow these steps to adjust the mirrors to your liking.
  1. Click the Drive icon
  2. Select Shaders Patch Mirrors from the apps list
  3. The L means the left mirror is currently adjustable
  4. Click U, D, L, R to move your left mirror up, down, left or right respectivly.
  5. Once you're happy with the left mirror...
  6. Click the + next to L
  7. It should say C for Center or R for right mirror if it's available
    Note that some cars may not have extra mirrors.
  8. Repeat steps 4 to 6 until all your mirrors are adjusted to your liking
  9. Optionally you can adjust the FOV field of view for each mirror
  10. The mirror settings are saved automatically for each car.
Note: Clicking the M will toggle a magnified virtual 3D mirror image in the selected mirror.

Recap

  1. Not all cars have left, right and center mirrors.
  2. You will need a pretty powerful system to handle the 3D mirror effects.
Closing
Keep an eye out for links for any corrections and updates related to this guide.

If you have any questions about what I've covered in this guide then ask me in the comments

Thanks for your time and attention.

Credits
If you’ve experienced a lot of value from these mods then do show your appreciation to Peter and Ilja by making a donation.
Resources

Related links
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My setup
  • Intel i7 7700K
  • Asus ROG Strix Z270E Gaming Motherboard
  • Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4 DRAM 3200MHz C16 Memory Kit
  • Samsung SSD 960 PRO NVMe M.2 512GB
  • ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti AMP Extreme
  • Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum mouse
  • Coolermaster MASTERKEYS PRO S RGB
  • Logitech G27
  • ViewSonic VX4380-4K, 43" 4K Ultra HD Monitor
  • Oculus Rift
  • Corsair RMi Series RM750i — 750 Watt 80 PLUS® Gold Certified Fully Modular PSU
Edits
  1. First post.
 
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jracer

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hi Peter, thanks for the guide, very accurated...now the driving looks more real with the mirrors activated!!
 
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hi, i dont have the shaders extension mirror app in CM > settings > assetto corsa > apps. what can i do to enable it?
 
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