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jimkat
09-04-2009, 05:15 PM
Hi all,

I am a long time player of IL2 on PC. I am lucky enough to own a PS3 and 360 and this game has got me excited. However, there is one thing that could kill it for me. Is it possible to fix the cockpit view so that there is no 'head shake'/ G effects on the camera. I find this detatches me a little from the first person experience in simulators as it doesnt allow you to feel the subtle movements and nuiances of vehicles and aircraft as you can in 'real life'. Please enlighten me as to whether this is an option in the settings before I shell out.

Cheers.

reverend66
09-04-2009, 05:20 PM
There is no head shake in th console version.

jimkat
09-04-2009, 05:26 PM
I have the 360 demo and there is head shake/ g effects on the camera in that. Why would they take it out of the final version? Maybe I wasnt making it clear. I need to know if the camera is fixed in the internal cockpit view or if it drifts around all woolly and lagging behind the plane movement.

Jeevz
09-04-2009, 05:32 PM
I haven't noticed any head shake in the full version. If it's there it sure doesn't stand out.

jimkat
09-04-2009, 05:37 PM
So if you are flying straight and then pull up, then everything stays in the same place on the screen and the cockpit doesnt move up a bit to simulate head movement in the final version?

Jeevz
09-04-2009, 05:42 PM
I'd have to fire it up and look but I'm at work.

jimkat
09-05-2009, 11:22 AM
Can anyone else enlighten me?

PF_Lizard
09-05-2009, 11:27 AM
I notice it coming out of a stall etc. But I think it's a) useful, and b) pretty realistic. I'd like to see someone keep their head still with those sort of G's being thrown around! lol

I'm pretty sure if you're moving your head with the stick, it cancels out the effects.

I wish Red/Black outs were more prominent. We're like super humans - we can out manoeuvre a fighter plane. We would be rubbish test pilots! ;)

jimkat
09-05-2009, 11:53 AM
I accept that your head moves with g force. As a Pilot myself I can assure you that your eyes dont and your brain compensates for your head movement making it feel like you are totally fixed in position. I find the demo so difficult as the plane cockpit floats around totally out of relation to my position in it. I also prefer this in racing sims and generally end up using bonnet cam due to the glut of developers who think that swinging your head around in some way simulates the feeling of g effects. Try it. Look at a fixed object then tilt your head, notice how it still appears straight and fixed...

jimkat
09-06-2009, 11:28 AM
Could somebody please list available view settings in the options menus. (Particularly around the changes that can be made to cockpit view). Cheers.

Jeevz
09-06-2009, 01:27 PM
There is not option to turn it off. I noticed that I leave headshake on in '46, that's probably why I didn't notice it.


Speaking of head movement, any other TrackIR users notice themselves turning their head instead of the hat switch? :D

Hard habit to break.

LaRock O no Lie
09-06-2009, 01:34 PM
There is not option to turn it off. I noticed that I leave headshake on in '46, that's probably why I didn't notice it.


Speaking of head movement, any other TrackIR users notice themselves turning their head instead of the hat switch? :D

Hard habit to break.

not a user of trackir... but Freetrack... with my own hand made hardware... and yeah, I find myself turning my head to follow a plane, but then not being able to track it because my thumbs don't work well with movements while pressing in the thumbstick. ( it would be better with either a toggle, or no snap back to normal view. ) in fact I would rather have them implement a look without the snap back to normal.

i even catch myself leaning into the screen to zoom in on the instrument panel... LOL gotta love the 6dof with trackir/freetrack..

jimkat
09-06-2009, 02:14 PM
I wont be buying this then. Really disappointing as the game looks good.

Yossarian
09-06-2009, 02:23 PM
You can't change anything about the views. In cockpit view there is a 'slight' headshake but no where near as much in IL on the PC