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Changing The Driver's View In Ts2018

Discussion in 'Community Submissions' started by RickOsh, Aug 28, 2018.

  1. RickOsh

    RickOsh New Member

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    I have been trying for a couple of years and finally the other day I located a YouTube video by Peter Greensmith at


    I thought I might put it in a readable form with some examples. This modification affects the view from the driver's seat only in every engine of your livery.

    In the Steam program right-click on Train Simulator then select Properties which is at the very bottom of the drop-down list. Be careful not to select Uninstall located directly above it.

    Go to SET LAUNCH OPTIONS and select. In the command line box type

    -SetFOV=85 and click OK.

    You can set the number lower or higher according to your preference. The lower number brings the view closer. My preference is -SetFOV=81 as can be seen in the samples attached.

    Class 37/4 at default POV
    Class 37-4 at default POV.jpg

    Class 37/4 at POV of 85
    Class 37-4 at POV of 85.jpg

    Class 37/4 at POV of 81
    Class 37-4 at POV of 81.jpg

    GE ES44AC Forward View at POV of 81
    GE ES44AC Forward View at POV of 81.jpg

    GE ES44AC Controls View at POV of 81
    GE ES44AC Controls View at POV of 81.jpg

    I hope this presentation is not too late and it helps someone.
     
  2. RickOsh

    RickOsh New Member

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    Mia Culpa. I should have titled the images as FOV (Field of View). I was thinking of Point of View when I titled them.
     
  3. JJTimothy

    JJTimothy Active Member

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    This method didn't work for a while and PTGRail posted an update which worked through the desktop shortcut. I see no reason why, using that method, you can't have several shortcuts with different FOV settings to suit whichever locomotive you intend to drive.

    This came up here a few weeks ago BTW. I'd add the link to the thread but it's past bedtime- won't be hard to find.
     
  4. RickOsh

    RickOsh New Member

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    I tried that in Windows 7 and got this response.
    TS 2016  Updated FOV Tutorial.jpg
     
  5. ARuscoe

    ARuscoe Well-Known Member

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    put the -SetFOV outside of the speechmarks in the target line
     
  6. RickOsh

    RickOsh New Member

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    Dummy me. I always thought the speechmarks had to encapsulate the whole line. Thanks a whole lot ARuscoe.
     

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