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Add FPV to dev-panel.

Authored by Freagarach on Oct 23 2020, 11:55 AM.


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When looking through some old logs for @elexis, I found an interesting feature.
The reason why I added it to the developer panel and not added a genuine shortcut is because the feature has its limitations. But I can also agree that it is not really a developer feature as well.

Test Plan

Check that when using the button with an entity selected it gets into FPV.

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Freagarach created this revision.Oct 23 2020, 11:55 AM
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I don't see any way how it helps with development. To follow a unit you already have the focus feature. Also maybe the FPS features might be removed.

Angen added a subscriber: Angen.EditedOct 24 2020, 12:33 PM

lol i had no idea this exists :D
although i do not know if this would be helpful for dev overlay, but some mods may want to use it for any reason so i would not just remove it as it could be interesting to have

Think about this as engine (pyrogenesis) feature not 0ad feature

In D3046#133442, @Angen wrote:

Think about this as engine (pyrogenesis) feature not 0ad feature

I don't see any way how it can be useful in the current state, too sharp moves, no configuration. At least I'd suggest to move it to a separate camera controller, because its behaviour completely different.

Stan added a subscriber: Stan.Oct 25 2020, 12:37 PM

Wasn't it used for trailers ?

In D3046#133450, @Stan wrote:

Wasn't it used for trailers ?

If it was then it was pretty limited. I'd prefer to remove FPS from the basic CameraController.

Freagarach abandoned this revision.EditedNov 4 2020, 6:40 PM

Cool feature, but not wanted.

Thanks for pointing me to this patch. In the image below you can see the difference for normal gameplay, developer menu (Alt+D) with camera restriction turned off and your patch D3046 selectable via developer menu. I tried to zoom in as close as possible for each mode.

Maybe there should be a better way to look around, I had to put the soldier right in front of the group of Spartan Hoplites, I can't change the camera position when I enter the soldier view.
I like this mode very much. It gives you a nice perspective and lets you appreciate the art. I never noticed the amount of detail, for example, the well-crafted door of the military mess hall building in the background. Probably use this mode from time to time Delenda Est has a lot of things to discover as well and it reminded me of this forum thread by wowgetoffyourcellphone titled "Hero Mode".