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Orange Ninja
06-26-2010, 09:47 AM
If you find the FOV (Field of View/Vision) in GRID to be a little narrow in cockpit view, then below are instructions on how to slightly improve it. Like PC and gaming, improving your FOV marries well with mouse steering (http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1325260) in GRID.

Please note that this method is merely adjusting your in-game aspect ratio so that Hor+ FOV increases, with no corresponding Vert+ (i.e. squished horizontally). Although GRID already supports widescreen (http://www.widescreengamingforum.com/wiki/Race_Driver:_GRID), it does not restrict the unsatisfied players to set an even wider aspect ratio to display on their current monitor.


1) If you have a 16:10 display, then change your resolution DOWN to a 16:9 resolution, as well as changing the aspect ratio to 16:9. You'll notice that the steering wheel will seem a little squished, but not enough such that it should bother you.

2) If you have a 4:3 display, then change your resolution DOWN to a 16:10 resolution, as well as changing the aspect ratio to 16:10. You'll notice that the steering wheel will seem a little squished, but not enough such that it should bother you.

3) If you have any other resolutions, go ahead and locate to ...Steam >steamapps >common >grid >system. Right-click and 'Edit' your 'hardware_settings_restrictions.xml' (Make a backup if you feel the need to).

4) Scroll down to <!-- Aspect Ratio --> under the <graphics_card> header, and add the desired aspect ratios. Feel free to experiment:

E.g. <allowed value="16:8" /> (recommended for a 16:9 screen)
<allowed value="16:7" />
<allowed value="16:11" />
<allowed value="161:75" />

5) Save it. Now 'Edit' your 'hardware_settings_options.xml' (Make a backup if you feel the need to). Scroll down to <category name="aspect" > and add the SAME desired aspect ratios as above:

E.g.
<option name="16:8" >
<graphics_card>
<resolution aspect="16:8" />
</graphics_card>
</option>
<option name="16:7" >
<graphics_card>
<resolution aspect="16:7" />
</graphics_card>
</option>
<option name="16:11" >
<graphics_card>
<resolution aspect="16:11" />
</graphics_card>
</option>
<option name="161:75" >
<graphics_card>
<resolution aspect="161:75" />
</graphics_card>
</option>

6) Start up GRID from Steam, and you should see the new aspect ratio options in your video options.

Now you can see your mirrors :D

- Orange Ninja