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Spectator mode is critical

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I tried the 1.1 release yesterday and I have got mixed feelings about it. Much has improved, and the new functions adds a great deal to the game. There is one thing that needs to be fixed urgently though. We need some kind of spectator mode, or a command like "Spectate". As an admin I'm in for a hard time because I can't spectate the players like I used to. Now I just respawn.

I know that you can disable respawning on the maps, but it's a nice feature and I want to keep it. All I need is a command like /spectate. I think that many share my view on this, at least on the servers that I have played on.

Keep up the good work, because it is good! :wink:

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Or maybe when your respawn countdown drops to 0 is then says "Press R to Respawn", which disappears after 5 seconds

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Or maybe when your respawn countdown drops to 0 is then says "Press R to Respawn", which disappears after 5 seconds
Haha, I was just going to suggest that, and I think that is better too.

But I think 5 seconds seems a little harsh, I'd say make it 10 seconds or something, but that's not a big deal. All I care about is that this issue will be addressed as soon as possible. Hopefully it's not that difficult to add this function to the code.

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I meant the message goes after 5 seconds. So if you're sitting there eating and spectating you don't have the message up all the time. Especially annoying if you were spectating to vid-cap

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I meant the message goes after 5 seconds. So if you're sitting there eating and spectating you don't have the message up all the time. Especially annoying if you were spectating to vid-cap
Sounds even better. :wink:

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very good idea!

agreeing 100%, sometimes i just like to watch a race,

and especially for recording-purposes thats a feature id really like to see.

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I agree this is a very good idea. Not only does it give people the choice to carry on or spectate, it will also solve the afk problem.

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To bad we didnt think about this one before releasing MTASA Race 1.1 ... lol

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We did think of this, but were were on a tight schedule with a deadline we had to release by in order to get on fileplanet. We certainly will include this in a future release.

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I hope you don't mind me asking, but will there be a fix for 1.1 with this feature included, or will we have to wait for 1.2?

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Petition signed.

Yay we need a spectate mode, pressing a button to respawn whould be nice too, but please dont write a message like "please press "r" to respawn" in the middle of the screen. I want to make a video and need to spectate other people then it would be so bad if a message pops up.

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Petition signed.

Yay we need a spectate mode, pressing a button to respawn whould be nice too, but please dont write a message like "please press "r" to respawn" in the middle of the screen. I want to make a video and need to spectate other people then it would be so bad if a message pops up.

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I meant the message goes after 5 seconds. So if you're sitting there eating and spectating you don't have the message up all the time. Especially annoying if you were spectating to vid-cap

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*Sign*

Spectator cam is a MUST, not only will we be able to shoot cool movies, but we will also make MTA more popular by sharing those videos and reading after that comments like "WTF GTA IN MP???!??!?" :)

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free camera mode is popular in other games, and it's allready used in the map editor. would it be hard syncing to get it that way? so you can switch on the fly with following player and pressing arrows to choose between players, and free cam mode, controlling it with wsad

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Oh yeah a free cam mode, you could do some aweseom videoshots with that, at the moment i have to use the helicopter in first person view, not the best way thug.

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It would be good if instead of turning to the right/left when pressing D/A, to "step" that way.

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this topic aint about the map editor .. .but i agree spectator mode would be realllllly cool ..

ps the dev team said they'll do that in the next version

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