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Old 04-06-2010, 04:33 AM   #1
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Derail + Thermal

It may have been covered but I cbf searching as it's late and I'm tired.

Why is it that the snow in Derail appears white when looking through the thermal scope?

That's it. That simple question. It may have a simple answer but I am yet to be made aware of it.
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Old 04-06-2010, 04:34 AM   #2
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snow always appears white through thermal
don't use it unless you want to root out coldblooded users who still appear grey :P
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Old 04-06-2010, 04:45 AM   #3
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But why is it white?

Thermal vision would show snow as being dark/black.
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Old 04-06-2010, 04:53 AM   #4
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But why is it white?

Thermal vision would show snow as being dark/black.
nope

thermal scopes pick up the radiation grade of something to determine the heat.
and snow deflects the radiation of the sunshnine
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Old 04-06-2010, 04:54 AM   #5
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Thermal vision on Derail is a bad idea. Why the enemy doesn't show up as red i dont really know.
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Old 04-06-2010, 04:58 AM   #6
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Thermal vision on Derail is a bad idea. Why the enemy doesn't show up as red i dont really know.
cause this thermal scope model isnt a red/blue scope
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Old 04-06-2010, 04:59 AM   #7
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nope

thermal scopes pick up the radiation grade of something to determine the heat.
and snow deflects the radiation of the sunshnine
Would it deflect the radiation so perfectly that it's pure white though? (Is that even the right way of wording it? I don't know!) Because if so then that negates one of the main purposes that thermal vision is often used in place of night vision.
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:01 AM   #8
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Because IW is cheap and its not real thermal.

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Old 04-06-2010, 05:07 AM   #9
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Because IW is cheap and its not real thermal.

GOTZ DAT KIDDEEZ???????????????????????????????????
The thermal scope used in MW2 is a real scope and functions like that in RL to.
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:13 AM   #10
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The thermal scope used in MW2 is a real scope and functions like that in RL to.
I've been using google and no I don't own one in IRL but NOTHING anywhere that I've read confirms that snow would appear white through a thermal scope. The closest to a "yes it is like that" that I've found is that snow would at best appear as a shifting gradient of light and dark grey with maybe a few spots of white.

So the question remains. Why is it white in the game? Has IW made it so because they, as Vaku suggests, just really cheap? Or just plain lazy? Or?
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:17 AM   #11
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I've been using google and no I don't own one in IRL but NOTHING anywhere that I've read confirms that snow would appear white through a thermal scope. The closest to a "yes it is like that" that I've found is that snow would at best appear as a shifting gradient of light and dark grey with maybe a few spots of white.

So the question remains. Why is it white in the game? Has IW made it so because they, as Vaku suggests, just really cheap? Or just plain lazy? Or?
They cant port it 100% real.
That would lag out your PC to simulate it everytime you scope in.

And as many of you like to say

Gameplay (FPS) > Realism
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:20 AM   #12
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They cant port it 100% real.
That would lag out your PC to simulate it everytime you scope in.

And as many of you like to say

Gameplay (FPS) > Realism
Of course it can't be 100% real. But why make it almost the exact opposite of what it does? Why make it white? Why not just make it grey? Would be just as simple and far closer to the real thing.
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:23 AM   #13
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The snow being white while looking through the thermal scope is a bug. The thermal scope has never worked as intended. If it did work, the snow would be darkened. There's a lot of different objects that doesn't work as they should while looking through the thermal.
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:36 AM   #14
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You really want an 8v8 (groundwar) sniper thermal fest across the map?
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:38 AM   #15
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If the scope is pure Infrared, the snow would be black. The scope, if real must be showing Infrared and near infrared. Snow does not reflect infrared (invisible light), but it does reflect all other visible light, that's why we see it white unaided. Viewing in near infrared as well as infrared gives the person using the scope environmental context... i.e. the best of both worlds. I guess in real life you would be able to tweak the calibration of the scope to make the snow black, i.e. cutting out the near infrared, if that were desirable.
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