Yup, I'm still around
and yup, my vision is still super ****ty
I still have a full field of view, but the world is still very blurry. At least, it's not as blurry as it used to be, when the blindness first hit back in 2014.
I just tried playing FS2 with the latest MediaVPs. I got through the tutorial missions and started "Surrender, Belisarius!"
Amazingly, I was able to kill a couple enemy fighters, but it's really hard to recognize the ships from the background and tell the different ships apart.
I think the game would be a lot more playable with these graphics tweaks. How hard are these to do? Any of them would help.
- Disable the nebula/planet backgrounds. A plain starfield would be amazing. Solved! - As much as possible, make friendly indicators blue and hostile indicators red. Red/green can be a bit hard for me to tell apart these days. Solved - Maximize the contrast between ships and the background.
Solved!- Maximize contrast between friendly ships and hostile ships. One idea is to give friendly ships a heavy blue tint and hostile ships a heavy red tint.
- Either disable suns or make them way less bright Partially solved, still working on this - Larger HUD gauges, especially the reticle and its indicators, say 1.5x or even 2x?
Btw, I'm using the numpad to fly. I never got the hang of the mouse, even back when I could see, and sadly I had to give away my CH Flightstick years ago.
Also, which launcher flags are the best to enable? Are the defaults good enough, or should I change anything?
It's so weird to be a noob again, having no idea how to configure the game, even after all those years of working on wxL. I don't even remember the controls anymore and have to learn everything from scratch.
Thanks a ton!
P.S. The adrenaline rush of chasing a fighter again was incredible. I'd forgotten how much I missed it.
EDIT 2: I'm hoping that at least some of these tweaks can be done by config. If some are doable by patches that wouldn't be much work for a graphics coder, I'm happy to apply patches to FSO master and make custom builds for me to use. Any help would be amazing.
EDIT 3: Update list.