Robots

Author Topic: How to fix the F2 camera on modern systems  (Read 1147 times)

Offline R01

  • Heavyweight
  • Posts: 766
  • Reputation: 1
    • View Profile
How to fix the F2 camera on modern systems
« on: April 25, 2016, 01:10:27 PM »
As most of you know, the F2 "follow" camera doesn't work on newer systems. This won't be a detailed guide, but it tells you the reason and what kind of software you need to fix it:
Apparently, the camera is that slow because Robot Arena 2's framerate isn't limited(except in Wireframe mode?), so all you need is a fps limiter(for Nvidia cads you can use Nvidia Inspector) and to create a profile on there(leave all options unchanged except framerate and set that to 3060 fps, don't forget to add robot arena 2's .exe and to save the profile).
That's all, worked for me.
« Last Edit: July 26, 2016, 12:11:44 PM by R01 »
Tournament History:
Showcases:
https://gametechmods.com/forums/index.php?topic=18882.0
https://gametechmods.com/forums/index.php?topic=19197.0

Offline The Red Blur

  • The real Jeff
  • Heavyweight
  • Posts: 623
  • Reputation: -10
  • Jesus, climbed up to -11 rep
    • not yet, m80 ;)
    • View Profile
    • completely uninteresting website.com
  • Skype: the great christopherson
Re: How to fix the F2 camera on modern systems
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2016, 05:21:57 AM »
I never new this was a thing. that camera works fine for me on my relatively new computer.

Offline jackster96

  • Lightweight
  • Posts: 195
  • Reputation: 0
    • View Profile
Re: How to fix the F2 camera on modern systems
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2016, 02:09:36 PM »
Ye its a pain im going to give this a go seeing as it takes the mic on how far away it ends up never happened on my old pc.
Hobbies; Gym, Rugby U, Gaming and drinking with friends.
Work at Game.

Offline Trovaner

  • *
  • Posts: 1222
  • Reputation: 32
    • View Profile
Re: How to fix the F2 camera on modern systems
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2016, 08:21:38 PM »
Its been awhile since I last worked on it but I have a V2 of the action cam that would allow you to have an orbit-style camera for all of the bots (even the AI). Maybe someday I'll go back and finish it but I'm a little busy with preparations for RA3 ATM. I usually use the V1 action cam instead of the builtin orbit cameras.

Offline R01

  • Heavyweight
  • Posts: 766
  • Reputation: 1
    • View Profile
Re: How to fix the F2 camera on modern systems
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2016, 04:40:23 PM »
Its been awhile since I last worked on it but I have a V2 of the action cam that would allow you to have an orbit-style camera for all of the bots (even the AI). Maybe someday I'll go back and finish it but I'm a little busy with preparations for RA3 ATM. I usually use the V1 action cam instead of the builtin orbit cameras.
Nice, I haven't used Action Camera yet(but I do plan to)
When I heard that the F2 camera was broken(I didn't even know that was broken, thought it would just be that bad) but still worked in Wireframe Mode because "it lags the game" I thought that this might have something to do with the framerate(quite a lot of old games have problems with it, for example Sonic & Knuckles collection, the game has no framelimit in windowed mode at all, but there's luckily a debug.ini which allows a framerate limit.) thought I'd try it out and boom it worked, so in the end it was clever thinking and try and error.
Tournament History:
Showcases:
https://gametechmods.com/forums/index.php?topic=18882.0
https://gametechmods.com/forums/index.php?topic=19197.0

Offline R01

  • Heavyweight
  • Posts: 766
  • Reputation: 1
    • View Profile
Re: How to fix the F2 camera on modern systems
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2016, 01:14:22 PM »
Double post, I know, but I've updated this, the camera seems to work with 60 fps as well(which I think is RA2's original framerate?) and I'd like to see Trov's actioncam2 if he's still alive/returns.
Tournament History:
Showcases:
https://gametechmods.com/forums/index.php?topic=18882.0
https://gametechmods.com/forums/index.php?topic=19197.0