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#1 dathyr1

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Posted Nov 18 2018 - 12:22 PM

Hello,

i have fired up Grand Prix Legends on my windows 10 computer and all works good so far.  My question is on Driving
camera views. Seems I only have the cockpit view(which is my main driving view), but I dont seem to get the front hood view or down on the track view which in other games I sometimes use while learning tracks and view them better.

Replays seem to have more views.

So my question is are there any other while driving camera views I can select besides cockpit view in GPL?
No keyboard keys seem to toggle camera views.  Or is this a cockpit view only type game.

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Posted Nov 18 2018 - 12:29 PM

Yes, it is only cockpit and chase view possible when driving....

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Posted Nov 18 2018 - 12:45 PM

You can modify cam 1, default driver view, using GPLSA and FOVed, or install GPLShift and use its functions to move driver view.

F10 = arcade/chase view


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Edited by John Woods, Nov 18 2018 - 12:47 PM.


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Posted Nov 18 2018 - 02:15 PM

Hi, as other suggested, GPLshift is pretty good for cockpit cam adjust (FOV/seat position). However if you want full control of some outside cam, like having bumper cam or TV style cam, Lee's Camera Control Master 2 (CCM2) is probably your best option, it can adjust camera to almost any fov/angle/position you want:
http://srmz.net/inde...showtopic=11225

To use it you will need activate it in GEM+, then in game, switch to outside cam by press F10, and control the view with hotkey, more info and instruction are inside CCM2 patch archive.

Edited by SV3000, Nov 18 2018 - 02:16 PM.


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Posted Nov 18 2018 - 03:24 PM

Also, you can use any camera view that can be set in GPL CarCam Editor at http://srmz.net/inde...42

See http://www.gplpp.com/ > How to > Other car stuff > Driving view

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Posted Nov 18 2018 - 05:24 PM

Thanks for all the info guys and will look at your suggestions. I am running on Windows 10 and saw a video saying Camera Control Master doesnt work with computers higher than Win7--not sure though.
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Dont know if shifting the FOV gets me far enough to do that hood view shown in the replay's.  
i dont have GEM installed either, still learning whats available for GPL right now

At this time I have downloaded several tracks which most were converted by Dave Noonan(Road and Ovals),  these tracks are not the best graphics wise, but the tracks take me back to my indycar 2 game days.  

thank you,
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Posted Nov 18 2018 - 05:44 PM

The original Camera Control Master program may not work on Windows 10...dunno.  My Camera Control Master 2 program is entirely new and runs fine on Windows 10.  You will have to use GEM+ to install it.

BTW, GPL is not a game; it's a racing simulation.  :)

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Posted Nov 18 2018 - 06:20 PM

"BTW, GPL is not a game; it's a racing simulation."

That's a fact, Jack!!  :)

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Posted Nov 18 2018 - 06:39 PM

Oops, I will agree with both of you that it is a simulation.   Just started getting back into driving the cars in GPL again. I Didnt think that  GPL or other racing apps would even work on modern computers since I have been away from SIM Racing for a while, but to my surprise they do with the help of the new install software you all have developed.

SRMZ is a great resource for me to get GPL running again.

thanks again,
Dave Thayer.

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Posted Nov 18 2018 - 07:53 PM

Pretty sure the only way to have mirrors working is when using the default driver cam #1.
If the view is moved forward of the side mirrors, the virtual mirror can be used and it can be modified to work with "any" POV using GPLEdit.

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Edited by John Woods, Nov 18 2018 - 08:00 PM.


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Posted Nov 18 2018 - 08:33 PM

OK  I figured out the 2 views I can set from your help and reading a couple of the other forum related topics.  My main view for racing will be camera setting #1(cockpit view) in player config.    The other setting I like for learning new tracks is the what I call the overhead nose view shown in replays which is camera setting #12.

I will also be testing VR and Trackir 5 with GPL.  VR, I will  essentially be doing a 2D viewing of GPL with my Oculus rift using the Oculus Desktop. Gets me  a little closer to the viewing the track.

I do know that Trackir 5 works quite well with GPL for headmotion.

take care,
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Posted Nov 19 2018 - 03:15 AM

View PostLee200, on Nov 18 2018 - 05:44 PM, said:

BTW, GPL is not a game; it's a racing simulation.  :)

True, but at the end of the day it is just a racing simulation game. ;)
And luckily it is just a game. If it weren't for that, we'd all have died several times. :D

Edited by Stefan Roess, Nov 19 2018 - 03:15 AM.


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Posted Nov 19 2018 - 02:09 PM

One last thing.   When I hit F10 key, There are two basic views for the basic GPL app.  Cockpit and Behind the car view.
I know where the setting is to change the cockpit view, but where is the setting for the Behind the car view?  or is there one?

just thought I would ask how it is getting that 2nd view and can that view be changed.

take care,
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Posted Nov 19 2018 - 05:04 PM

You need to install Lee's Camera Control Master 2 via GEM+; with that you then can change the F10 view to whatever you want just by pressing your keyboard's keys :rolleyes:

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Posted Nov 19 2018 - 05:10 PM

John, interesting driving view you have there. I think I've just realised that we've driven online a bit together ;).

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Posted Nov 19 2018 - 10:31 PM

View PostIestyn16, on Nov 19 2018 - 05:10 PM, said:

John, interesting driving view you have there. I think I've just realised that we've driven online a bit together ;).

I remember...I was the guy trying to catch up.


Driving view configured for on-line racing.
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Edited by John Woods, Nov 20 2018 - 07:06 AM.





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