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#1 Tobodestroyer2020

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Posted Jul 31 2020 - 01:28 PM

Do you race with or without he black bars top and bottom whilst online?  Do you make any other changes in order to improve frame rate and connection?

Thanks. I'm new to online racing.

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Posted Jul 31 2020 - 02:09 PM

I tried the patch a few times, but then decided to keep the black bars. It gave too much unnecesary info for me. But it's perfect for triple-screen players.

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Posted Jul 31 2020 - 04:38 PM

In the LoPeN league, mid-race there is a Yellow/Caution period for everyone to catch back up. I keep the black bars because otherwise the message can't be seen.

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Posted Jul 31 2020 - 05:01 PM

for me the no letterbox is perfect to optimize the cockpit view

in 1998 there were only 4:3 monitors, so it made no sense to have more vertical view,
I now use a 34'  21:9 and enjoy the max view with the correct POV and FOV thanks to Lee's head movemen patch ;)
Much preciser driving - dl my Spa67 video and see how easy to turn in La Source...

https://www.sendspace.com/file/i0a59a

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#5 Olaf Lehmann

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Posted Aug 01 2020 - 01:31 AM

I use letterbox patch all the time - online too with 60fps without problems.
The only thing is: I see no chat in car, but so I'm lesser sidetracked from racing.

#6 Tobodestroyer2020

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Posted Aug 01 2020 - 02:58 AM

I was asking as I'm not sure how important it is to see messages/chat whilst online. I'm also wondering if having the black bars means that there isn't a drop in frame-rate every time someone joins the server. I just want to get everything setup for the best online experience.

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Posted Aug 01 2020 - 11:48 AM

Just use the patch, the black bars only obstruct your view.
Chat while driving is quite useless anyway in my opinion, it only increases the chance of lag.  

Also you can still have lag spikes when someone joins, regardless weather you see the message or not.

#8 quico

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Posted Aug 02 2020 - 04:15 AM

I needed the no letterbox patch with 55 mod as mirrors can't be seen in some cars. (I think this happen with the full hd tv)

Edited by quico, Aug 02 2020 - 07:21 AM.


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Posted Aug 02 2020 - 01:00 PM

View Postquico, on Aug 02 2020 - 04:15 AM, said:

I needed the no letterbox patch with 55 mod as mirrors can't be seen in some cars. (I think this happen with the full hd tv)
The MOD was developed with the No Letterbox patch in mind.
The in cockpit view was made for a 16:9 full screen view on purpose. :rolleyes:




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