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Getting 3rd person view in tanks and planes
« on: 01-07-2010, 18:07:14 »
Yesterday I started a thread in the General Discussion section requesting somebody to tell me how to get 3rd person view in those vehicles that don't have it (tanks and planes). Here it is:

"Hello everybody,

I know the title will have already provoked a feeling of déjà vu in many readers, given that there are several threads on the topic before, which by the way end with basically negative answers. Nonetheless, I had to ask it anyway, because it is of the outmost importance for me.

I am a big fan of German WWII tanks and until know Forgotten Hope is by far the game where they have better appearance; their sounds and general performance are also incredibly accurate and realistic. I am also well aware of the reason why they have no 3rd person view: to keep an equally realistic gameplay. It is true that in real war tank commanders don't have it either.

But this is still a game, isn't it? You can say I am deeply nuts, but sometimes I have more fun taking screenshots of the landscape, guns and vehicles than actually playing. You can believe me if I tell you that after years playing dull commercial WWII-related shooters (yes, each and every MoH since 1999 to 2007: in PS1, PC and PS2; all CoD except Big Red One in the same period, and the first two BrIA) first FH1 and then FH2 made me feel I was in heaven. But in FH1 you still had a 3rd person view for tanks I miss so much in FH2. It would be lovely if we could get , for example, external views of a Tiger I while driving it.

So, in short, I would like somebody to tell me a way of getting 3rd person view in tanks (after reading the 2009 thread “Outside view?” it seemed to me it was possible…). THIS IS NOT CHEATING, because it would be just for offline play and servers wouldn’t allow it anyway.

Thank you for your attention and have mercy on me."

One man told me to ask for it in this section, so here I am. And please remember that I don’t want to cheat (in fact, it would be impossible), but to have fun. Thank you.



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Re: Getting 3rd person view in tanks and planes
« Reply #1 on: 02-07-2010, 11:07:30 »
Simple way to get all camaras opened on local play:

Go to mods/fh2/python/game/gameplayplugin.py

Find (line26):
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standard = 'tankDisable aiFixups limitKitNCO artillery commanderChair artilleryReload parachute awards deployables spawnwave'.split()
Change to:
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standard = 'tankDisable aiFixups limitKitNCO artillery commanderChair artilleryReload parachute awards deployables spawnwave testing'.split()

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Re: Getting 3rd person view in tanks and planes
« Reply #2 on: 02-07-2010, 11:07:53 »
This only applies on singleplayer and will not affect multiplayer?
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Re: Getting 3rd person view in tanks and planes
« Reply #3 on: 02-07-2010, 11:07:55 »
This only applies on singleplayer and will not affect multiplayer?
This aplies to whatever server you run on your own machine. This is singleplayer and local multi. "Real" multiplayer will not be affected by this.

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Re: Getting 3rd person view in tanks and planes
« Reply #4 on: 06-07-2019, 02:07:33 »
Sorry for replying in such an old thread. Don't ban me ;)

I am no programmer at all. I've tried to activate the 3rd person view but in my game version (3.4.666) there are non-editable .pyc files instead of .py in mods/fh2/python/game/

I've googled, tried to decompile gameplayplugin.pyc to add "testing" plugin but it won't work. Game crashes, python shows errors when re-compiling the edited .py to .pyc, a nightmare.

I love FH and FH2 has so much better graphics! But lack of 3rd person view for tanks makes it unplayable for me. Always running into obstacles, ditches, fences and small walls... I only play offline by the way.

So could someone more into programming help me - by giving advice or simply uploading the gameplayplugin.pyc modified for the tank 3rd person view?

I'd be much obliged!

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Re: Getting 3rd person view in tanks and planes
« Reply #5 on: 06-07-2019, 08:07:59 »
I love FH and FH2 has so much better graphics! But lack of 3rd person view for tanks makes it unplayable for me. Always running into obstacles, ditches, fences and small walls... I only play offline by the way.
You know about free look camera, right?

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Re: Getting 3rd person view in tanks and planes
« Reply #6 on: 06-07-2019, 14:07:56 »
You know about free look camera, right?
I do :) But it's useless while driving - when pressing "ctrl" and free-looking you cannot turn the vehicle with A or D. Only go forward or back.

On many maps tanks spawn on map edges. Traveling to combat zone is more convenient and looks better when you see the nicely modeled vehicle!

Plus 3rd person makes avoiding ditches and shell craters easier, as hitting them damages the vehicle before even getting into combat.
« Last Edit: 06-07-2019, 15:07:57 by Hedgehog »