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"LookAhead" Interior Camera 2.0

Never drive into your blind spot anymore

  1. Neo
    The mod adds a new camera mode to the game. You can switch to it like any other camera mode.

    What does the mod do?
    It automatically looks into the curve in dependency to your steering input. And if you drive backwards it looks automatically back. With the new version you can adjust the "looking" with a custom settings app.

    After installation reload the "GameEngine Lua" with the key combination "Ctrl+L".

    If you encounter any bugs, let me know them in the discussion thread related to the mod.



    Update 1.1:
    You can now change the sensitivity of the camera by using in the gameplay options the "transition time" slider at the camera settings. -future me: "old"
    View attachment 307613


    Update 1.4:
    After you changed the settings press numpad 5 to reload the camera and load the settings!


    Update 1.5:
    I adjusted the lookahead sensitivity in dependent to the speed of the car. Thanks @lord_of_the_wolves for the suggestion.
    I created with this graph visualiser a graph:
    lookaheadgeschwindigkeit_vs_sichtsensibilitt.png
    On the y-axis is the sensitivity and on the x-axis is the car speed in kmh.

    Update 1.6:
    With this update the camera also works with the automation cars.

    Update 1.7:
    Changed UI-App thumbnail, fixed bug in recent version and removed leaning out of the window function.

    Update 1.8:
    added a new cam called "driveAhead" which uses the new internal camera script

    Update 1.9:
    Updated to the new Version 0.15

    Update 1.9.1:
    The camera script gets loaded from the core_camera module, but apparently the core_modloader is loading the mod after the core_camera modules was initialised and thats to late. I build a workaround with a UI app. In order to work you must add the "fixModdedCamerasNotLoading"-app to your UI. The app can also be uses by other developers. It simply triggers a reinitilisation of the core_camera module.

    Update 1.10:
    Fixed an error with a nil value calculation. Added the functionality to disable ui-apps via the native "Hide in cockpit" checkbox. Also fixed a typo in a debug message. The settings app also features a checkbox to disable the reverse look feature.
    Unbenannt1.png

    Update 1.11:
    Fixed settings were not saved. The settings now work on the fly.
    Also added a look back function which works with the default binding.

    Update 1.12:
    Refactored the code for ~20% performance increase. Added a deprecation warning to old camera.

    Credits:
    BeamNG Team (especially meywue) - 93% of the code and advise
    Me - everything that's left ^^

Recent Reviews

  1. JayLeung
    JayLeung
    5/5,
    Version: 1.12
    vr experience
    1. Neo
      Author's Response
      :D I would love to play beamNG.drive in real VR
  2. HADESBLACK
    HADESBLACK
    5/5,
    Version: 1.12
    This mod is really nice.

    However, I always get the notification that the LookAhead camera is deprecated and will get removed in future version. Is there a reason for it?

    For now I had to remove the message UI from the layout to get rid of the message.
    1. Neo
      Author's Response
      Yes, there is a reason for that. This mod added a new camera some versions ago called "driveAhead". The new camera is based on the new driver camera of one of the latest updates. And since I don´t want to do all my changes twice (like the current performance fixes) I will remove the old "lookAhead" camera in some futuhre versions (Version 2.X). So please use the new one, it runs more performant and has all the new features of the ingame camera ;)
  3. brianmoyano
    brianmoyano
    5/5,
    Version: 1.12
    Love this mod. Is it possible to have a custom cam that has a dashcam-like position?
    1. Neo
      Author's Response
      Yes, thats possible. But that would not be in the scope of this particular mod. If you want this as a new mod, please send me a brief description via pm.
  4. Jeppoer
    Jeppoer
    5/5,
    Version: 1.12
    Thanks for the performance fix! It works perfectly once again :)
    1. Neo
      Author's Response
      Thank you for your help
  5. firelover
    firelover
    5/5,
    Version: 1.10.0
    Very good mod,it remids for me one cameras from 1nsane :)
    1. Neo
  6. Brother_Dave
    Brother_Dave
    5/5,
    Version: 1.9.1
    Awesome driftcam!
    1. Neo
  7. Artin.s
    Artin.s
    3/5,
    Version: 1.9.1
    I like the mid itself, however I find it really annoying when driving it reverse the way it locks your camera into place. Good job man but I would really like a way to disable the reverse camera feature, thanks.
    1. Neo
      Author's Response
      I´ll add an option in the next version
  8. lil Nobody
    lil Nobody
    5/5,
    Version: 1.9
    This mod was very useful thank you.
    1. Neo
      Author's Response
      Thanks for the feedback
  9. Niko 3
    Niko 3
    5/5,
    Version: 1.6
    Love it!
    1. Neo
  10. lord_of_the_wolves
    lord_of_the_wolves
    5/5,
    Version: 1.4.2
    this mod is amazing and adds immersion to the game, an instant download and certainly helps in taking the guess work out of turning, and after playin this mod I realized I do this too irl, never noticed though, maybe cause I'm a good driver :3

    I was also wondering (don't know if you can, but would be sweet) is you could be able to make it speed dependent too, for when your going around race tracks or driving at high speeds on curvy roads,, so you don't look almost the wrong way when correcting the car
    1. Neo
      Author's Response
      That will come into the next update ;)
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