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goonerjon777
02-10-2017, 08:13
I look on YouTube and some people are putting in amazing laps always cockpit view and it looks so slow almost like you could cycle as fast.
I use bonnet cam and I widened the FOV to 100 and the speed feel is blistering yet I'm 2 or 3 seconds slower.

Why is there such a big difference? A glitch?

Surely there is only the actual speed, all cams should be the same, whats going on?

Zenzic
02-10-2017, 08:14
It all depends on whether the FoV you're using is suited for your setup. Larger FoV than needed gives the impression of higher speed and vice versa. Having an FoV that's too high will also make the track seem narrower and longer, making it harder to anticipate braking and turn-in points. You can calculate your correct FoV here: http://www.projectimmersion.com/fov/index.php

Flins
02-10-2017, 08:20
on my side, and after many tests, i realized that speed sensations are better on PC1

Invincible
02-10-2017, 08:25
It all depends on whether the FoV you're using is suited for your setup. Larger FoV than needed gives the impression of higher speed and vice versa. Having an FoV that's too high will also make the track seem narrower and longer, making it harder to anticipate braking and turn-in points. You can calculate your correct FoV here: http://www.projectimmersion.com/fov/index.php

^This. Hitting the apex correctly is much harder when you're using a too high FOV. And 100 is way too high for sure.

goonerjon777
02-10-2017, 08:33
It all depends on whether the FoV you're using is suited for your setup. Larger FoV than needed gives the impression of higher speed and vice versa. Having an FoV that's too high will also make the track seem narrower and longer, making it harder to anticipate braking and turn-in points. You can calculate your correct FoV here: http://www.projectimmersion.com/fov/index.php

Thank you so much.
I couldn't get that calculator to work, is this one as good http://carsfov.moritzlawitschka.de
It tells me my FOV should be 33.

Zenzic
02-10-2017, 08:53
Both calculators give me the same FoV for my setup, so no problem there.

With a mathematically correct FoV of 33 using a value of 100 will make a huge difference of course. It might be worth it trying to get your wheel closer to your screen and re-running the calculator with the new values.

Roger Prynne
02-10-2017, 10:08
Project CARS uses a horizontal FOV and this site will give you the correct FOV settings, you can even choose which game.
http://www.projectimmersion.com/fov/index.php

Some sites will give you a Vertical FOV setting, so check which one you are using to calculate.