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Dubow
06-14-2004, 02:06 PM
I'm new to this game(last night was first time)and I noticed that there is no rear view. You can see over either shoulder, but not directly behind you. Is that the way it is, or am I not doing something right?

Thanks in advance!

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Dubow
06-14-2004, 02:06 PM
I'm new to this game(last night was first time)and I noticed that there is no rear view. You can see over either shoulder, but not directly behind you. Is that the way it is, or am I not doing something right?

Thanks in advance!

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Dubow

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F16_txmx
06-14-2004, 02:07 PM
That is the way it is, there is no view for "directly behind". In some planes you see almost right behind you, as in the late Yak-3, and in some other you don't see anything, like in the Bf-109G-2.

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II_JG1Hartmann
06-14-2004, 02:08 PM
turn your head.

Can you see your ***?

So whats the problem.

hehe

carguy_
06-14-2004, 02:12 PM
Google for "TrackIR cheat".

And please post all yer questions in one thread.

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Covino
06-14-2004, 03:26 PM
You can also use "wide view" to help looking behind you.

horseback
06-14-2004, 04:16 PM
That is the one big fault of this sim--there is no ability to shift your point of view from directly above the pilot's seat (besides the gunsight adjust&lt;shift-F1&gt;, I think). "You" can't lean to one side and twist around to look back over your shoulder or down below you like a real pilot would (why do you think they invented inertia reels for the shoulder harness in the first place?).

Throw in the one-eyed perspective that makes all canopy framing twice or three times as thick as you or I would actually perceive them if some air museum proprietor had poor enough judgement to to allow us to sit in the cockpit, and your wingman can hide behind it until it's too late to avoid a collision.

Here's a tip, though. In your Controls menu, you can assign a button or key or even the middle button on your mouse to "Look Up" and "Look Down". Press one of these assigned keys while moving your POV hatswitch, and you'll be looking either 45 degrees higher or lower in your selected direction; very useful in conjunction with Wide View in combat, once you get the hang of it.

cheers

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BigDukeSixx
06-14-2004, 04:23 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by horseback:

Here's a tip, though. In your Controls menu, you can assign a button or key or even the middle button on your mouse to "Look Up" and "Look Down". Press one of these assigned keys while moving your POV hatswitch, and you'll be looking either 45 degrees higher or lower in your selected direction; very useful in conjunction with Wide View in combat, once you get the hang of it.

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

here's a tip for you: TIR!

Your way is not nearly as realistic,

Want thin cockpit framework: Get 3d glasses!

plumps_
06-14-2004, 04:50 PM
Do you have FB only or AEP? The rear view has been improved in AEP 2.01.

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eyevann
06-14-2004, 05:22 PM
I found I have to scissors back and forth to actually see whether an enemy is on my tail. Sometimes, I never see the guy behind me but rather his tracers wizzing past me or the oil on the windscreen signifying a hit...as it is, I'm not going online again until I get much better with aerial gunnery

cmndrbob
06-14-2004, 05:29 PM
You could also enable mirrors for some aircraft such as the hurricane. Go to the main menu and click "Controls" scroll down until you see mirrors and assign a key to enable. Be aware that it does cost some frames per second, but if your computer and vid card are fast enough, it's a cool effect.

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Maulkin
06-14-2004, 05:41 PM
Google for "TrackIR cheat".

TrackIR no longer allows you to look directly behind you. So there is no TrackIR cheat, and IMO there never was one, but that is for another thread.

x6BL_Brando
06-14-2004, 05:49 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Maulkin:
_Google for "TrackIR cheat"._

TrackIR no longer allows you to look directly behind you. So there is no TrackIR cheat, and IMO there never was one, but that is for another thread.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Agreed, TrackIR used in conjunction with incremental FOV is about as "real" as it gets, but no cheating is involved. The RL rearview is more or less obscured by the seat back, depending on the plane, as said before.

Dubow
06-14-2004, 06:34 PM
"Do you have FB only or AEP? The rear view has been improved in AEP 2.01."

I have AEP, but I haven't downloaded the 2.1 patch. I guess I'll have to do that.

Tnx
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