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Is my crosshair messed up?
Hi all, bought FS2 of GoG last week and got round to actually downloading it today. Installed it and then did a barebones manual FSO instal.

I can't help but feel that the aiming is messed up. I'm using the 3.6.10 version, on an eeePC at 1024x600 resolution. When I fire, my shots appear to be heading just toward the top of my crosshair, just in line with the highest of the 3 lines. Is this correct? It feels like it might be making it harder for me to hit stuff but I can't tell.

 

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Re: Is my crosshair messed up?
The retail crosshairs are misaligned by 1.5 pixels. This effect is probably exaggerated on widescreen resolutions.
Just put the files in the attached archive into <FS2 folder>/data/hud (create the folder if it doesn't exist).See if that works better.

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Re: Is my crosshair messed up?
The crosshair changed but it doesn't seem to have improved at all, my shots are hitting the top of the circle rather than the center.  :confused:

I've attached an image, hopefully it'll help. I'm not moving at all when the shot is taken obviously :P

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« Last Edit: September 20, 2009, 02:47:11 pm by DUFFKING »

 

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Re: Is my crosshair messed up?
Well, a lot of it is determined by the ship you're flying. A Myrm's primary banks are way above, a Herc 2's are more centered. It's unfortunately impossible to make a one-size-fits-all-perfectly reticle.
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Re: Is my crosshair messed up?
Yalp. Looks like you're flying the Myrm.

However, I will say that it does look like the shots are going higher than usual. But then, you are using the two-gun primary bank, which is mounted very high up there.
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Re: Is my crosshair messed up?
I guess I'll just need to be adjusting my aim then?

Judging from your comments I guess I'll eventually get a few more ships then? The ships option was greyed out, I've only done the first 3-4 missions, up to where you get transferred.

 

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Re: Is my crosshair messed up?
Yeah, you're not stuck flying the Myrm for the whole game. You'll get to fly nearly every plane in the arsenal at one point or another.
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Re: Is my crosshair messed up?
The retail crosshairs are misaligned by 1.5 pixels. This effect is probably exaggerated on widescreen resolutions.
Just put the files in the attached archive into <FS2 folder>/data/hud (create the folder if it doesn't exist).See if that works better.

There's a fix for that?  :eek2:

Why is this not in mediaVPs?

 

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Re: Is my crosshair messed up?
Because it's something I did for myself, mostly. There's a fixed version in the mediavps svn, however, it's still misaligned by .5 pixels. The problem is the three-pronged design of the original.
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Re: Is my crosshair messed up?
Actually, Myrmidon's guns are quite easy to aim, just wait until you'll be flying Artemis or Ulysses.
Some non-canon ships (like Claymore Mk2 from Inferno R1) are even worse.