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Hannibal_817
02-07-2006, 11:26 AM
I have noticed most axis fighters have the gunsight offset slightly to the right. However the aiming reticule is still aimed at the centre of the windscreen. This means there is only half or so of the aiming reticule actually on the gunsight glass and the rest is not visible. Is there any way to aim from inside the cockpit without pressing SHIFT-F1?

joeap
02-07-2006, 12:01 PM
At least you know about shift-F1. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif Sorry no, what you could do is assign another button, I use the 4th button on my mouse...very handy.

Hannibal_817
02-07-2006, 12:05 PM
Excuse my ignorance http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif But assign another button.. to what?

Thanks for your quick answer though. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Art-J
02-07-2006, 12:32 PM
...to "toggle gunsight" command, I guess? Don't remember for sure.

Cheers - Art

Taylortony
02-07-2006, 01:15 PM
Originally posted by Hannibal_817:
I have noticed most axis fighters have the gunsight offset slightly to the right. However the aiming reticule is still aimed at the centre of the windscreen. This means there is only half or so of the aiming reticule actually on the gunsight glass and the rest is not visible. Is there any way to aim from inside the cockpit without pressing SHIFT-F1?


shift f1 will cycle through various sights until you get one that is central in the gun sight, I just leave it set on that one


if you go into controls in the game or into hotas... what joeap is getting atis that in the list find the gunsight command then where it says shift f1 on the right click the mouse on it then press the key you want to use when the window opens...say a button on your joystick then go to the bottom of the page and click save or click the mouse over on the left of the screen to close it..

the shift f1 will still work if you left it there as will the one you set on your joystick to change views..........

Hannibal_817
02-07-2006, 01:43 PM
Thanks for your help and quick responses. Dopey ol' me. What i actually meant was Ctrl+F1 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif and i didn't know about Shift+F1 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1072.gif. Shift+F1 actually works fine for me now though http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif. Still, thanks for your help. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Zeus-cat
02-07-2006, 09:19 PM
Why is it offset to begin with?

Waldo.Pepper
02-08-2006, 12:52 AM
Why is it offset to begin with?

I think it was an engineering decision made in a effort to cut down on 'dueling scars' caused by a force landing. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Kuna_
02-08-2006, 03:24 AM
Use SHIFT+F1 a lot.
It will also help you to get better forward view in certain planes (but not all; in some you may actually feel it is worsened).

But ALL have btter rear view when you press SHIFT+F1.

This is not limited to axis only.

major_setback
02-08-2006, 03:31 AM
additional info.
Shift F1 has the effect of you moving foreward to peer into the gunsight, that's why you get a better rear view too (it differs from the zoom).

AFJ_Locust
02-08-2006, 04:38 AM
Originally posted by Zeus-cat:
Why is it offset to begin with?

Shift + F1 widens your view on alot of ac it also centers the gunsight on others

tigertalon
02-08-2006, 05:11 AM
Originally posted by Zeus-cat:
Why is it offset to begin with?

It is offset to adjust for pilots right eye.

Pilot look through it with only one eye (like through telescope or sth...), that's why on centered gunsight he has to move his head a bit to left or right (depends which eye he is using to aim).

AnaK774
02-08-2006, 05:15 AM
Originally posted by major_setback:
Shift F1 has the effect of you moving foreward to peer into the gunsight, that's why you get a better rear view too (it differs from the zoom).

and for best possible rear view you can always use CTRL+E

Although it might give unwanted consequenses

quiet_man
02-08-2006, 08:08 AM
Originally posted by AnaK774:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by major_setback:
Shift F1 has the effect of you moving foreward to peer into the gunsight, that's why you get a better rear view too (it differs from the zoom).

and for best possible rear view you can always use CTRL+E

Although it might give unwanted consequenses </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

don't distract newbies! CTRL+E is a cheat as it removes cockpit completely!

quiet_man http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif