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Contact spotting in VR

Post by Thaine » Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:50 am

I really enjoy the VR experience in BoX, but one thing that really got worse is my contact spotting. Most often in campaign I feel I'm completely blind. Not only that I spot way after everybody else is spotting contacts, I also regularly loose contact to the dogfight or my wingman during the flight.

I think I was a bit spoiled since before VR, I was playing on a 42 inch fullHD TV where spotting was really easy. But hopefully there's some tricks and tips that can help with this. I would be interested in what settings you use and maybe if somebody that knows more about what factors influence spotting can give some guidance.

I tried several settings but am not satisfied yet. The settings I use are as described here for optimal spotting. (https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/28 ... thdec2020/). I have the HP G2 and run at 100% resolution in the steam VR settings.
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Re: Contact spotting in VR

Post by Ginger » Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:23 am

I'am on the G2 Thaine and my spotting is on par with my head tracking now after messing around , i have found after alot of testing that having the AA set to 4 and the DRF set to full it take away all the shimmers , Then i have the steam set to 70% , with this all timings are below 11 m/s during the campaign.
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Re: Contact spotting in VR

Post by Crane » Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:39 am

Try MSAA instead of FXAA. It's quite a hit on your FPS, so you will have to dial down other graphics settings. 100% resolution factor in steam is what I'm running too. Verify the settings in quick mission battle with contacts spawning at 10k distance.

also, this:
https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/34 ... rb-g2-etc/
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Re: Contact spotting in VR

Post by Crane » Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:43 am

Ginger wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:23 am
I'am on the G2 Thaine and my spotting is on par with my head tracking now after messing around , i have found after alot of testing that having the AA set to 4 and the DRF set to full it take away all the shimmers , Then i have the steam set to 70% , with this all timings are below 11 m/s during the campaign.
Ginge, by DRF you mean the Dynamic Resolution Factor slider in the settings? Also, do you mean MSAA 4x?
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Re: Contact spotting in VR

Post by Ginger » Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:46 am

Crane wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:39 am
Try MSAA instead of FXAA. It's quite a hit on your FPS, so you will have to dial down other graphics settings. 100% resolution factor in steam is what I'm running too. Verify the settings in quick mission battle with contacts spawning at 10k distance.

also, this:
https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/34 ... rb-g2-etc/
Those settings above give 70 / 90 fps in campaign on a 2080ti. With the most important thing frame timings under 11 m/s
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Re: Contact spotting in VR

Post by Stu » Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:48 am

Go with Gingers settings, and see. After 3 weeks of tweaking my G2, it is the best I have got. Dont stick with 100% Supersample - Drop it down (to 70% or 50% in SteamVR). BOX on Balanced.
Wont ever be as good as a 4K monitor, but acceptable, and great VR.
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This vid gave good understanding for me: https://youtu.be/1tf0GgPFBFA
Then I went with Gingers recommendations to great effect.

Check also:
Have you set XMP profile for memory (fast mem seem to help a lot)
Have you removed the 'false monitors' using Regedit (shown n Vid above)
Get Steam's fpsVR. It gives great real time info inside you VR environment.
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Re: Contact spotting in VR

Post by Ginger » Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:48 am

Crane wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:43 am
Ginger wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:23 am
I'am on the G2 Thaine and my spotting is on par with my head tracking now after messing around , i have found after alot of testing that having the AA set to 4 and the DRF set to full it take away all the shimmers , Then i have the steam set to 70% , with this all timings are below 11 m/s during the campaign.
Ginge, by DRF you mean the Dynamic Resolution Factor slider in the settings? Also, do you mean MSAA 4x?
Dynamic resolution factor .
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Re: Contact spotting in VR

Post by Crane » Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:48 am

Ginger wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:46 am
Crane wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:39 am
Try MSAA instead of FXAA. It's quite a hit on your FPS, so you will have to dial down other graphics settings. 100% resolution factor in steam is what I'm running too. Verify the settings in quick mission battle with contacts spawning at 10k distance.

also, this:
https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/34 ... rb-g2-etc/
Those settings above give 70 / 90 fps in campaign on a 2080ti. With the most important thing frame timings under 11 m/s
Thank's for the tip on frame timings, was completely oblivious to this. I'll have to follow up on it.
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Re: Contact spotting in VR

Post by Ginger » Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:51 am

Do you use SteamVR fps?
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Re: Contact spotting in VR

Post by Thaine » Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:54 am

Thanks for the tips guys.

GInger posted me his settings already on Discord a week ago and I tried them on the Campaign mission the Sunday before yesterday. I'm not quite sure they were better though. I'll give them another try.
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