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14-06-2015, 10:42
It appears to me that most prefer the cockpit view,I must be in the minority as I prefer the hood view,just looks cleaner to me.

14-06-2015, 10:45
Depends on the. Car really for me ! Open wheel cars I like the cockpit or helmet cam and road based cars I prefer the hood cam !

14-06-2015, 10:49
i never been able to use that hood view in any game, it seems a weird angle to drive, although you can see the corners better..
but ye, cockpit or helmet cam for me.. always in career... cockpit or bumper cam online depending on how i trust the other drivers... but more cockpit recently.. some cars seem awkward and have little vision, but doing well in a race in those conditions just adds to the satisfaction imo.

14-06-2015, 10:52
I use Helmet view, first it was very strange, then after leading a race by 30+ seconds (career), I decided to give it a try, and switched from cockpit to helmet view.

In the remaining part of the race I started to really like it, and now this is the only view I use.

14-06-2015, 11:28
I use cockpit offline and hood/roof camera online as it gives me more visibility.

14-06-2015, 12:00
I always use cockpit. pCars I use cockpit/helmet cam with helmet off so that Its just the same as Cockpit but it has the look to apex and head tilt animation Im used to it from SMS's old days (GTR mod for EA's F1 challenge which became FIA GTR Simbin/10tacle) & other gmotor based sims rFactor(the maker of gmotor) & Stock Car Extreme by Reiza.

14-06-2015, 12:56
Helmet view with the helmet off, because it is the only view in which I can use TrackIR.

14-06-2015, 13:04
Now that I think about it the reason I prefer the hood camera is because I am a console user sitting 10 feet away from the screen.If you are using a computer screen and positioned 2-3 feet away from the screen the cockpit view would be more natural,not so much from a further distance away.I have an 11 foot screen,thought it would be terrific for this game,and it is,but I also think the game was designed more for the user to be right up to the screen to create the effect of being inside the car and not behind it.Whats cool about having a large screen is you can make the cars life sized(1:1 scale)by adjusting the camera angle.

14-06-2015, 13:08
For me it's helmet cam without the helmet in view as it looks to the apex :D.

14-06-2015, 13:12
Hood for most, cockpit or helmet for open wheelers, depending on my mood.

14-06-2015, 14:11
Only cockpit for me without steer and hands sitting 40 cm from 27 inch full hd screen. I've set the seat position as far as front is goes with a adjustment of the FOV.

14-06-2015, 14:22
It appears to me that most prefer the cockpit view,I must be in the minority as I prefer the hood view,just looks cleaner to me.

I prefer the cockpit cam. The helmet cam looks intriguing, but I have not tried it out.

I use cockpit cam in all sims except rf2 and rrre where I use hoodview or bumperview. For some reason those two games have so much irritating cockpit shake/head shake even when they are turned OFF that using the cockpit view give me motion sickness (i also play FPS games, flighsims, and spacesims with no issues! haha! :p

14-06-2015, 15:13
In GT I was hoodcam all the way. When I made the switch to pc sims with Asetto Corsa I was determined to use a realistic FOV and cockpit cam only. I admit it wasn't easy for me, took a couple of weeks to really feel comfortable, but the increased immersion and accuracy of inputs has made it more enjoyable and made me a littles faster too. Win/win I say, but as has been mentioned, it works best when you are up close to the tv/monitor.

14-06-2015, 18:00
Hood while learning a new track then Cockpit when racing. External on start of race to lessen the first corner mayhem.

The Torpedoman
14-06-2015, 18:10
It depends if im in career I use the helmet/cockpit. If online and racing a track I'm not familiar with i use follow just because humans are less predictable than AI.

14-06-2015, 18:10
For me it's helmet cam without the helmet in view as it looks to the apex :D.

You can turn that setting off so it doesn't look to the apex. Can't remember exactly where in the options it is but I definitely seen it there!

14-06-2015, 18:47
Chase view or bumper cam whichever you want to call it. You know, so I can actually see what the hell is going on around me. If I had a spotter I would switch to helmet cam or cockpit but we don't. Why would you cut off practically all of your vision with no spotter? No "because it's more realistic" responses please, it's a video game.

PJ Dunham
16-06-2015, 08:02
Cockpit in all but LMP1 LMP2 closed in cars, far to hard to judge the aggressive and crazy AI from in those bubbles I really commend the real Prototype drives looking out of those cars for 24hr races, ive tried all kinds of FOV and seat adjustments in there and never clear cars right lol, in solo no probs prob only .5 diff in times but other cars make it harder to judge

I do like helmet view however in long races I use straights to cycle through my dash check temps fuel used and so on but blurs it out so cant really read my dash lol and in turns far to busy

Tobi Lerone
16-06-2015, 09:23
Chase view here, but I'll be using a wheel soon so may change!

16-06-2015, 10:36
On Tracks that i know Cockpit, on Tracks that i don't know Chase Cam for better overview.

16-06-2015, 10:57
Hood while learning a new track then Cockpit when racing...

Same, but in my dream I want test hood view with Track IR :) cause works only with helmet view...

16-06-2015, 10:58
The roof view in general.
3rd person view on slower cars.

16-06-2015, 11:08
Bumper Cam or Chase Cam.

16-06-2015, 11:16
Mostly helmet cam without helmet and DOF - some cars I use chase cam for audio reason (chase cam sounds so much better on most cars!)

16-06-2015, 12:19
Helmet cam mostly. But if I'm learning a track I like bonnet/hood, to find the limits.

16-06-2015, 12:28
helmet view and trackIR :yes:

16-06-2015, 12:31
Cockpit, Track IR, Helmet off. I get a better field of vision with the helmet off but still get the full immersion effects (head movement, blurring etc.).

16-06-2015, 12:56
Helmet cam with the helmet switched off.

Olijke Poffer
16-06-2015, 12:58
Helmet cam without the helmet. It is just the way you would see in real life. ( more or less that is) all the other cams are strange to me. Although with the chase cam you fully enjoy the sound of the cars. I like the BMW Z4 GT3 sound a lot.

16-06-2015, 15:07
Helmet view. Can't drive in chase cam at all. I also like looking at the corners while approaching them.

16-06-2015, 15:16
For the karts i used cockpit cam, for everything else i use the helmet cam, no changes made to settings. I find it helps to keep it all smooth and nice... Believe Alonso said "fast in, faster out" a few years back.

16-06-2015, 16:08
I know its not "PRO" but im a Chase guy all the way im afraid, always been that way

16-06-2015, 17:07
i like to look forward from behind the car.

16-06-2015, 17:09
I know its not "PRO" but im a Chase guy all the way im afraid, always been that way
Once you get accustomed to cockpit/helmet view, you won't go back. At first its hard but then its second nature.

16-06-2015, 18:24
I exploit cockpit real world and hood/roof camera on the internet as it offers me personally a lot more presence.

16-06-2015, 22:34
As I'm trying to get as close to reality since it's a sim I use cockpit view.
But sometimes in practice if I want to experience the beauty of the cars, I'm using chase view.

16-06-2015, 23:21
Helmet cam only. Tweaked the look to apex setting. Turned off track map, the on screen grid lights, and the player names. Turned off the actual helmet template. Works really well.

I might turn on the player names again so that I can send friend requests and stuff to the one or two people who aren't worthless.

22-06-2015, 11:52
When racing?

22-06-2015, 12:10
Cockpit/Interior, only way I can drive.

Sometimes turn the entire HUD off but it's difficult in online trying to look around for close cars etc., slowly getting more used to it. I play with a wheel but I don't disable the wheel inside the car, feels strange having nothing there, guess I'm too used to other racing games.

Siberian Tiger
22-06-2015, 12:12
For me also only Cockpit View or better said Helmetcam since i use TrackIR :)

22-06-2015, 12:18
I use helmetcam with TrackIR
I was interested to know what others favour - just watched a Youtube - this guy just uses the road view.

Dookie Possum
22-06-2015, 12:21
It's weird for me. I use helmet view while karting, t-cam in open wheel, roof cam in all other cars. Not sure why I switch!

22-06-2015, 12:28
Similar threads merged.

Motorhead Racer
22-06-2015, 14:31
Hood for most except open wheelers, I sometime use chase cam during close battles just to see better around the car and avoid collisions, hate being restricted to cockpit, I can drive it, but why restrict it? just stinks of "you drive my way or not at all'' kind of attitude, same with assists in a way, if I have a lobby I want as many people as possible racing at their best, so I leave a lot open...

22-06-2015, 14:31
Helmet cam for career and multiplayer, bonnet cam for time trials

22-06-2015, 15:41
Hood cam for me .I don't care for cockpit cam because I can see the wheel in the car and the wheel I am steering with which makes me feel disconnected like I am driving from the back seat .I would like a view that just shows the top of the dash and hood .
I really hate it when the game forces me on bumper cam or since the patch cockpit cam .Also annoying when the host forces a view because they are forcing others to play in a way that favours the host .

22-06-2015, 16:48
Rear View :-).

For me it has to be cockpit.