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View Poll Results: Which control & view do you use most often
Pad & Chase 13 33.33%
Pad & Cockpit 2 5.13%
Pad & Bonnet 8 20.51%
Pad & Bumper 6 15.38%
Wheel & Chase 1 2.56%
Wheel & Cockpit 3 7.69%
Wheel & Bonnet 5 12.82%
Wheel & Bumper 1 2.56%
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Old 31-01-2012, 11:11 AM   #1
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Just trying to gauge what setups are popular,
I use bonnet with a rear view mirror which leaves quite a blind spot,
I dont like the cockpit on screen wheel when I`m using a wheel.
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Old 31-01-2012, 11:20 AM   #2
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Something I never realised for a while is wheel users lose out on the 'look around' ability of the right stick, I dont think I could switch to a wheel knowing I'd lose that.
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Old 31-01-2012, 12:13 PM   #3
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I'm pad and bumper, never been a fan of chase cams in racing games as it isn't a natural viewpoint. I probably use bumper cam (yes another none natural viewpoint) from when I used to play 32bit racers and it gave a greater sense of speed (graphically). If the cockpit view was forced or a little less restrictive then I may well have plumped for that, sadly though the cockpit view for many is a gimmick.
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Old 31-01-2012, 12:35 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by WiggyDiggyPoo View Post
Something I never realised for a while is wheel users lose out on the 'look around' ability of the right stick, I dont think I could switch to a wheel knowing I'd lose that.

Is that any different on the CSR wheels that have the left thumbstick?
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Could do with some proper wing mirrors in bonnet view

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Old 31-01-2012, 12:39 PM   #6
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Is that any different on the CSR wheels that have the left thumbstick?

Afraid not
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Old 31-01-2012, 12:42 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by WiggyDiggyPoo View Post
wheel users lose out on the 'look around' ability

It makes rejoining quite hazardous (as you probably witnessed)

.. Sorry , those three posts could have been one
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Old 31-01-2012, 12:43 PM   #8
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Don't get me wrong I'd much prefer to be on a wheel but that look around functionality is essential IMO Its also why I'm rubbish at calling out where I am - I'm always assuming that because I can look and see you, you can do the same!
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Originally Posted by WiggyDiggyPoo View Post
Don't get me wrong I'd much prefer to be on a wheel but that look around functionality is essential IMO Its also why I'm rubbish at calling out where I am - I'm always assuming that because I can look and see you, you can do the same!


when i used a pad i was reliant on look around feature and really missed it when i switched to a wheel.

been using a wheel since end of fm2 so ive got used to it now but you have to become super aware if you want good racing and not crash into people.

im constantly watching the distance readings and rear view.sometimes i get it wrong and bash someone but mostly its ok. ive raced some though who have no awareness at all and it goes ugly pretty quick.


also i voted for wheel and bonnet.
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Old 31-01-2012, 12:59 PM   #10
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Hi, Used Pad & Chase since time began lol, err well since I first started with these games donkeys years ago, tried a wheel, but it's not always an option with my setup at home, kids (well teens now) and the messing about setting out my self made stall for the wheel. Not the best
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Originally Posted by Judge Clarke View Post
Afraid not

That is a shame. You'd have thought theyd of been able to get that functionality in there by now
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Originally Posted by TfR AnxiousMann View Post
That is a shame. You'd have thought theyd of been able to get that functionality in there by now


cant see why not myself. apparently you could use the spare buttons on a fanatec to look left and right in fm3 but its not in fm4.

i only had my fanatec since fm4 so never got to use this in fm3
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It depends. If I'm out for a leisurely drive just for the fun of it then I use cockpit view but when racing I use bumper.
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It makes me less competative & more dangerous which will probably keep me out of the competitions,
but wheel & shifter complete the game for me,
(when they remember their settings)
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Old 31-01-2012, 01:25 PM   #15
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on pad - chase cam
on wheel - bumper cam.

If i had the setup to use the wheel more often i'd still elect to use the pad for the majority of racing as i like to be able to see what is going on around me. When using the wheel in public lobbies you are more just hoping that you don't have sideways contact with someone rather than having any idea about it.
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With the pad, I just can't do it without chase view.
With the wheel, I can't use chase, HAS to be cockpit!
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pad and bumper here. anyone who knows me knows I try my damnedest to be super aware, most of the time thats my downfall but them public lobbies are something else so I've have now abandoned nicities in them. way too many **** barging numpties.
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Old 31-01-2012, 02:19 PM   #18
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I am Pad bumper but never ever right stick, just isn't time? keep an eye on the distance meter all the time. When your side by side best to focus on the apex to aim at.

I think I race clean and leave space but the people who race with me are a better judge than me.
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Old 31-01-2012, 02:23 PM   #19
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Oh heres another thing as well I take for granted - as an auto user I can always be flicking my view around as I've no need to be pressing buttons for gears/clutch etc
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Old 31-01-2012, 08:12 PM   #20
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Pad and bumper... NOT pad and bonnet as I voted for (stupid Homer Simpson mousemat/optical mouse combination) With this, I find the distance meter to be an invaluable aid.
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Old 31-01-2012, 08:13 PM   #21
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Chase on the pad but for rally games always use in-car, don't know why though!!? Also RRR (Rear-view,Right-stick,Regularly).
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Using a pad. Always used bonnet or bumper cam for lapping and once grooved in i can push and make my best times. I also use those views at all times with the wheel.

However since joining fmuk and racing in comps i have grown to prefer chase. Simply it allows me a view of my whole car and more.
Chase ensures i can race close and battle harder without lookin at distance meters and stick cams.

I would like some chase cam only comps as i feel it offers the cleanest closest racing despite knowing i am quicker on the bumper
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It depends. If I'm out for a leisurely drive just for the fun of it then I use cockpit view but when racing I use bumper.

Pretty much the same, For single player, I always use a wheel + cockpit, especiallly since I built my part homebrew rig, it's just that bit more immersive..

However for inch perfect precision, I use wheel + bumper for hotlapping/competitions..
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Wheel and Cockpit it is for me, even in F1 2011, grid, etc. Havent used chase cam since F1 97. i play alot of different Sims, flight/Helo, war sims, etc, and have to be in Cockpit for the immersion.

For Forza ,I set up my view as if i had multi screen, which is fiddly, but usually allows me to get more of my wing mirror in view. Then its alot of looking in rear cam and not turning in on someone closer that 20ft on the distance meter.

Does the Kinect allow head tracking in Forza 4 ?

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Originally Posted by HOKES L4BR4T View Post
Wheel and Cockpit it is for me, even in F1 2011, grid, etc. Havent used chase cam since F1 97. i play alot of different Sims, flight/Helo, war sims, etc, and have to be in Cockpit for the immersion.

For Forza ,I set up my view as if i had multi screen, which is fiddly, but usually allows me to get more of my wing mirror in view. Then its alot of looking in rear cam and not turning in on someone closer that 20ft on the distance meter.

Does the Kinect allow head tracking in Forza 4 ?

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iv give up trying to get headtracking to work. it just wont pick up my head, might try wearing a helmet to make it a bigger target for the flipping thing to see me.
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i use headtracking offline, not sure if i'd trust it online in comps.
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Originally Posted by Slim View Post
It depends. If I'm out for a leisurely drive just for the fun of it then I use cockpit view

Nothing like turning the HUD totally off and taking a car out on the 'ring or fuji and just treating it like a B road jaunt!

I generally use bonnet and pad for racing, sometimes I use chase (mainly when being vain.)
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Nothing like turning the HUD totally off and taking a car out on the 'ring or fuji and just treating it like a B road jaunt!

I generally use bonnet and pad for racing, sometimes I use chase (mainly when being vain.)

Oh yes, but not on Forza - I use Cockpit a lot on TDU for instance.
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