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Removal of scope distortion effect

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  • #16
    Originally posted by Lord_Lovat View Post
    Good posts. I don't believe you will get any response on this though. They probably put much effort in creating the distortion effect and removing it would imply that they got it wrong and admit it. I don't see that happening.
    Seems like a fairly simple shader like you'd encounter in any game, I can't imagine it having taken much effort. I'd like to see it go, but I'm not really hopeful.
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    • #17
      Originally posted by ross View Post
      I used the G41/ZF41 for the first time in a while earlier and this distortion is pretty much the main reason it is so worthless.

      Other than trying to impress people with a pretty run of the mill shader effect, I don't see what the point of the distortion is. No scope I have ever used has had such visible distortion, even really cheap crappy airsoft ones, and my own 1944 PU, as well as every other WWII scope I've seen, has a flat image without bending towards the margins. I probably wouldn't care so much if this effect didn't seriously impede visibility, affecting a sniper's ability to spot movement to the periphery of his vision (or in the case of the ZF41, to see anything at all).

      Real PU scope

      Real Hensoldt Dialytan 4x K98 scope

      Real PEM scope

      Ingame PEM scope, all scopes ingame have similar distortion and in the case of the ZF41 the small lens combines with this to make it useless.
      Very old post I know, but I have to correct you here as the third picture infact is of the view through an original German ZF39 scope, not a PEM.

      Here's the view through an original 1938 PEM scope:
      Last edited by Unus Offa, Unus Nex; 09-06-2015, 06:35 AM.
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      • #18
        I like how you forgot about this argument for over 3 years then carried on.

        I don't think any of those people still play the game. 3 million copies sold and about 20,000 players daily.


        • #19
          Yeah I stumbled on it by accident as a website actually used his post as a source, and whilst it's pretty laughable to use a forum post as a source to begin with I just thought I correct it for future reference
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          • #20
            Lol what website.

            A source should be actually going out and looking at one of those scopes.