'Dirty' Camera lens makes using camera very difficult

Suicide Neil shared this feedback 2 years ago
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Viewing a camera on a grid results in a screen / view that is 70% obscured by a dirty or low-res visual effect, meaning only the very centre of the image is clear.


This has been an issue since day 1- please make cameras actually usable by clearing up the image so that the whole screen is clear. Bonus points for placing a small cross hair in the centre, or adding a minimal HUD overlay. There are numerous camera-overlay mods on the workshop that exist purely because of how terrible the default camera is in terms of image quality- this should not be the case, and the developers should not be telling us that the terrible camera image quality is 'working as intended'- this is ridiculous.

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Bump- just in case you need some more convincing:

https://youtu.be/U2AiNGvhQiA?list=PLfMGCUepUcNzp9Uekm_0B2JZa9NNPMQ4A&t=308


There is no valid reason not to make Camera blocks have a clear image when viewing their PoV- unless Keen thinks it's funny to make the game harder to play for no good reason? I guess Marek is a sadist...

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I agree. Please make this game less annoying.

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I agree also.

The cheapest CCTV cameras Amazon has to offer give better resolution than we see in-game. Most also have P/T as standard these days.

SE deserves better cameras.

There needs to be some kind of effect present to remind us that we're viewing a camera feed but the effect should be massively scaled down so we can better see what we're doing.

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bumping this because nothing has been done about it and no official answer to the matter has been presented.

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Right, 'couse you can build a Nuclear Reactor of 40cm³, but a camera with a good image is too much technology.

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Wanna know what the worst thing is- when I reported this as a 'Bug' originally, I eventually got a reply saying that it was intentional and that I should start an Ideas/Suggestion thread ( now 'Feedback' ) if I wanted to suggest changing this. It blows my mind that they think such a poor camera view was a good idea...

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BUMP. Having to use mods so that we can see properly through a camera is getting ridiculous- especially after 6 years of complaining...

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This is one of the unneccessary requests we have been dealng with for a log time and should warrant attention finally. Pleqase fix. I mean, sure, they may gety dirty over a long time but pretty sure, like a mirror, somone is going to clean it... If they aren't self-cleaning by this tech age. You can add sokme distortion in order to differentiate normal view from camera view as well as len s overlay.. PLease address this... and, and make them directional. Just cuz who would mount a camera like that and not expect to be able to change view angle.

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Oh, funny thing- not only have they not addressed this after ~5 years of asking ( across 3 different support forums ), they actually altered the Turret camera view so it too now has a different reticle... and a 'dirty' / 'de-ressed' appearance with faint blue horizontal lines across most of the screen.

They are literally taking the piss at this point- maybe I should sign up for the KSH open day at their offices which is coming up fairly soon and 'discuss' the issue with Marek, personally. I'd like that...

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Indeed, and if you read topics and bug reports on this forum ..most are small easily fixable issues, like dirty camera yet everybody seems to be too busy to do anythingh.

This game is a sad story.

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This... this is a massive pain guys. It can't be that hard to just make camera view's appearance a tiny bit more clean. Even just fading the lines in the view would help so much.

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A good way to make this one more interesting would be to add the option of picking a specific camera overlay/profile, according to what it's for. "Dirty camera" can stay the default, but it'd be nice to have "clean", "large crosshair", "small crosshair", "split focus circle" and so on as other options.

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Well... at the very least, lets have a rag tool and a Character action that shows them cleaning the lens. Let it last for a couple of hours just for fun. Something. I mean, can you imagine the traffic light cameras being so bad? Everyone would get off on a technicality due to bad images.