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1 hour ago, PJTierney said:

I understand that changing the FOV values on console has implications for the graphical load placed on the game/console itself, in terms of how many assets need to be drawn or culled.

On PC you can get away with changing FOV because there's greater variety in player hardware and graphics settings as a whole.

Decreasing fov as hes talking about should only give less load on the hardware, right? More narrow fov - less objects to render.

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13 minutes ago, somethingthing said:

Decreasing fov as hes talking about should only give less load on the hardware, right? More narrow fov - less objects to render.

Indeed.

I imagine it was an all or nothing decision.

 

I know it's not ideal, but the dashboard cameras may help as a workaround for some players since they have a narrower focus.

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On 4/24/2020 at 1:16 PM, PJTierney said:

I know it's not ideal, but the dashboard cameras may help as a workaround for some players since they have a narrower focus.

I use only cockpit camera (chasing some realistic immersion you know) and I want narrower FOV for that, just like serious racing games do...Assetto Corsa, Project Cars 2 etc, and also with consoles.

I still do not understand why you dropped FOV out from console versions.
Or is it with PC version that changing FOV will affect all of cameras?

Happily those zoom/move adjustments with my TV are more than great, so it´s pretty good workaround but I have to change aspect ratio after every stages because it hide menus.

One thing I hope for DiRT Rally 3.0, do not forget all these improvements what done to DR1 and DR2, so start from point where we got, not from scratch.
 

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The FOV calculator for Dirt Rally 2 says I need 19.6 degrees of FOV for my 24 inch monitor that is 33+ inch away and the slider should be -5/-4. If I've read the above correctly is -5 to the left of default? this is all new to me as I've always raced bonnet view and never even thought about FOV before. It's a completely different driving experience.

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I don't know if Codies realise but the only reason the default FoV is set so wide back is because it's all tuned by Jon Armstrong... and athough he looks super quiet and restrained in persona, I have on very good authority he actually wears these leather garment things with internal spikes under his pants to make it even more painful as an extra masochism thing, true story

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28 minutes ago, OlaWiktander said:

Hi all, I've read throuh all these pages about FOV settings but I just cant understand how I should set up my triple 27" @ 7860x1440 with a distance of 26" to the screen.

What should i set the Fov slider to?  😞

 

 

Hey mate. Use this website https://andyf.me/fovcalc.html . On this website there are 2 sliders, so put in your details (for the size of screen one, you need to put the diagonal of 1 screen, so 27"). You will then notice under the picture of the cars, it shows Dirt Rally 2 details.  So for example if your eyes are 24" away from the screen, you should set the in game slider to -5 (left) clicks from the center.  Hope this helps buddy

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11 minutes ago, A-M-A-R-85 said:

Hey mate. Use this website https://andyf.me/fovcalc.html . On this website there are 2 sliders, so put in your details (for the size of screen one, you need to put the diagonal of 1 screen, so 27"). You will then notice under the picture of the cars, it shows Dirt Rally 2 details.  So for example if your eyes are 24" away from the screen, you should set the in game slider to -5 (left) clicks from the center.  Hope this helps buddy

Thanks mate, i have had a look at that page but is it correct to set the display size to 27" and distance to 26" and then the aspect ratio to 16:9 when my aspekt ratio triples is 48:9.

Or is it the same settings for one single 27" as for triples?

 

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So, I'm still interested in this topic... As an Xbox player (ie 'Second-Class Dirt Rally Citizen'), I've made the game playable with the 'mother of all kludges', using my television zoom to simulate hardware FoV. Like other players. Pathetic outcome in 2020 I know.

But what do I miss out on since I'm using my television, rather than the proper software FoV that PC players only get? Does the game maintain the same resolution and detail at all FoVs? What about controls - is the control resolution the same or is it compensated for?

Or is it exactly the same thing in the end, and basically just a zoom?

Thank God the game has its dials in a position that with some lateral-shift on the television, I can at least have the gear number still visible in the lower right-hand side. Menus of course are stuffed but it's all still doable... just.

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On 5/12/2020 at 2:44 PM, A-M-A-R-85 said:

Hey mate. Use this website https://andyf.me/fovcalc.html . On this website there are 2 sliders, so put in your details (for the size of screen one, you need to put the diagonal of 1 screen, so 27"). You will then notice under the picture of the cars, it shows Dirt Rally 2 details.  So for example if your eyes are 24" away from the screen, you should set the in game slider to -5 (left) clicks from the center.  Hope this helps buddy

Hi All!

I checked this website to make sure that i feel the FOV too high on the lowest settings, and it confirms it is.

I have a 32:9 monitor, and I should sit 62 cm away on the lowest settings. I'm actually sitting 78 cm away, so I feel myself in a strange dimension, like a bug behind the wheels. Is there any way to set the FOV lower? I know the last patch has been released for the game, but I can't believe that this simple setting is confined to such stupid limits and there is nothing to do with it.

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Gabor

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24 minutes ago, bredsfx said:

Hi All!

I checked this website to make sure that i feel the FOV too high on the lowest settings, and it confirms it is.

I have a 32:9 monitor, and I should sit 62 cm away on the lowest settings. I'm actually sitting 78 cm away, so I feel myself in a strange dimension, like a bug behind the wheels. Is there any way to set the FOV lower? I know the last patch has been released for the game, but I can't believe that this simple setting is confined to such stupid limits and there is nothing to do with it.

Best regards,

Gabor

If the field of view math says that you should have your screen 62cm away from your head at the minimum available field of view available in game then why are you sat with your head 78 cm away from the screen , surely the answer is that you need to move the screen closer to you by changing the way you have your screen positioned , perhaps making/ buying a stand or whatever so that it can sit closer to you. or is there something that I am not understanding. Regards.

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30 minutes ago, Exasperated said:

If the field of view math says that you should have your screen 62cm away from your head at the minimum available field of view available in game then why are you sat with your head 78 cm away from the screen , surely the answer is that you need to move the screen closer to you by changing the way you have your screen positioned , perhaps making/ buying a stand or whatever so that it can sit closer to you. or is there something that I am not understanding. Regards.

Sometimes moving closer to the monitor is quite expensive and time consuming.  (literally some people don't have the spare money or time)  I think this is why this member is asking for even more adjustment.  I have to note though that DR2 has at least a decent amount of adjustment for FOV on PC.  Most larger monitors can be set up correctly at -5 setting.    On the other hand I find in a game like WRC 9 there is absolutely no way to get a real FOV even at lowest setting.  *(just putting things in perspective, pun intended)

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3 minutes ago, bn880 said:

Sometimes moving closer to the monitor is quite expensive and time consuming.  (literally some people don't have the spare money or time)  I think this is why this member is asking for even more adjustment.  I have to note though that DR2 has at least a decent amount of adjustment for FOV on PC.  Most larger monitors can be set up correctly at -5 setting.    On the other hand I find in a game like WRC 9 there is absolutely no way to get a real FOV even at lowest setting.  *(just putting things in perspective, pun intended)

Totally agree with what you are saying it all makes sense but the game does not have that adjustability at the moment and so its either move the screen closer or move closer to it or feel like a bug , and if he can't afford to buy a stand he is going to have to work more shifts , he's been loafing around playing that silly game for far to long now and he needs to get a grip.

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1 hour ago, Exasperated said:

If the field of view math says that you should have your screen 62cm away from your head at the minimum available field of view available in game then why are you sat with your head 78 cm away from the screen , surely the answer is that you need to move the screen closer to you by changing the way you have your screen positioned , perhaps making/ buying a stand or whatever so that it can sit closer to you. or is there something that I am not understanding. Regards.

Thank you for your reply!

The answer is simple, I don't want to kill my eyes by focusing on things that are too close for longer time, ~80cm is the sweet spot as far as I know. I'm 42 years old, and I still can see everything sharply because I followed this rule so far, despite watching the monitor for 12 hours a day...

I found the solution anyways, there is an option in the hardware_settings_config.xml called eyefinity force. Value 2x1, 3x1 scales the fov lower and lower.

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3 hours ago, bredsfx said:

Thank you for your reply!

The answer is simple, I don't want to kill my eyes by focusing on things that are too close for longer time, ~80cm is the sweet spot as far as I know. I'm 42 years old, and I still can see everything sharply because I followed this rule so far, despite watching the monitor for 12 hours a day...

I found the solution anyways, there is an option in the hardware_settings_config.xml called eyefinity force. Value 2x1, 3x1 scales the fov lower and lower.

Yes you are right to be careful with your eyesight , unfortunately mine has suffered owing to the usual maltreatment of myself. I think people who use VR headsets will probably find that they start to have vision problems after prolonged use. I miss having perfect eyesight , having to use a micro scope  to read the small print on government documents relating to spending during Brexit and the pandemic is a real pain. I am glad you found a solution because it is irritating having a driving view that you are not happy with ,  I was going to get a copy of ACC but when I found that there was no provision for cockpit adjustments on the PS4 version I wasn't interested , the graphics in that game are a bit cartooney and if you are sat with your nose against the windscreen because that is how they reckon the FOV is in real life then its a no go for me.

Have a good race , Regards.

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