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    nyr0xnyr0x Member Posts: 6 Arc User
    edited May 2013
    I believe I saw a stream with somebody extending their fov, looks a lot better in my opinion, thanks.
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    amaranth79amaranth79 Member Posts: 8 Arc User
    edited May 2013
    Thanks a lot for sharing this tip, much appreciated. :)
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    benecorbenecor Member Posts: 7 Arc User
    edited May 2013
    b1mble wrote: »
    Apologies if such a thing has been posted elsewhere...


    Please give me the option to zoom in and out using my mouse.

    For those who say you do not need it - due to the combat system employed - I have used this exact system (which is employed by TERA Online) and I am used to being able to zoom in and out.

    It's basics.

    With the option to use it, those of us who are used to it and want it, we can use it; those who do not or are clueless to its worth, can have the option deselected.

    Thanks.
    I did find a solution:

    EDIT: **1 person who tried this says it caused his camera to do odd things with his mouse movements. So, I guess... use at your own risk. It works great for me.

    Create a txt file called CommandAliases.txt. Paste this into the txt file.

    alias fov20 "gfxsetdefaultfov 20 $$ bind wheelminus fov25"
    alias fov25 "gfxsetdefaultfov 25 $$ bind wheelplus fov20 $$ bind wheelminus fov30"
    alias fov30 "gfxsetdefaultfov 30 $$ bind wheelplus fov25 $$ bind wheelminus fov35"
    alias fov35 "gfxsetdefaultfov 35 $$ bind wheelplus fov30 $$ bind wheelminus fov40"
    alias fov40 "gfxsetdefaultfov 40 $$ bind wheelplus fov35 $$ bind wheelminus fov45"
    alias fov45 "gfxsetdefaultfov 45 $$ bind wheelplus fov40 $$ bind wheelminus fov50"
    alias fov50 "gfxsetdefaultfov 50 $$ bind wheelplus fov45 $$ bind wheelminus fov55"
    alias fov55 "gfxsetdefaultfov 55 $$ bind wheelplus fov50 $$ bind wheelminus fov60"
    alias fov60 "gfxsetdefaultfov 60 $$ bind wheelplus fov55 $$ bind wheelminus fov65"
    alias fov65 "gfxsetdefaultfov 65 $$ bind wheelplus fov60 $$ bind wheelminus fov70"
    alias fov70 "gfxsetdefaultfov 70 $$ bind wheelplus fov65 $$ bind wheelminus fov75"
    alias fov75 "gfxsetdefaultfov 75 $$ bind wheelplus fov70 $$ bind wheelminus fov80"
    alias fov80 "gfxsetdefaultfov 80 $$ bind wheelplus fov75 $$ bind wheelminus fov85"
    alias fov85 "gfxsetdefaultfov 85 $$ bind wheelplus fov80 $$ bind wheelminus fov90"
    alias fov90 "gfxsetdefaultfov 90 $$ bind wheelplus fov85 $$ bind wheelminus fov95"
    alias fov95 "gfxsetdefaultfov 95 $$ bind wheelplus fov90 $$ bind wheelminus fov100"
    alias fov100 "gfxsetdefaultfov 100 $$ bind wheelplus fov95"

    Save the txt file. Place it in Cryptic Studios>Neverwinter>Live>Localdata

    Then in game type:

    /bind wheelminus fov55
    Spin your mouse wheel down to activate.

    You now have zoom. Shouldn't need to do any of it again after initial setup.
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    benecorbenecor Member Posts: 7 Arc User
    edited May 2013
    I found it on another forum (i don't know jack about this kind of stuff). I was surprised it works so well. Occasionally mousewheel gets stuck on chat and i have to press esc twice to get it working again but it's only happened twice. It makes the game sooo much better imo.
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    fr0gurtfr0gurt Member Posts: 0 Arc User
    edited May 2013
    Should be legit because you are using in-game tools, and you are respecting the rule that all actions are initiated by a human (not a bot).

    I didn't want to mess with the mouse wheel, so I went with a simpler solution (type these lines in chat):

    /bind f5 "gfxsetdefaultfov 55"
    /bind f6 "gfxsetdefaultfov 75"

    So now F5 is default camera and F6 is zoomed back camera. These are the only two I really need.
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    veblenveblen Member Posts: 2 Arc User
    edited May 2013
    Works like a charm! Thanks for sharing, benecor! :)
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    benecorbenecor Member Posts: 7 Arc User
    edited May 2013
    You're welcome. Glad to share my joy.
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    gdante7111111gdante7111111 Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 227 Arc User
    edited May 2013
    /bind f5 "gfxsetdefaultfov 55"
    /bind f6 "gfxsetdefaultfov 75" <
    That does not work, I pressed f5 on the chat does not show up. Pressed the letter f and 5 attached together and pressed enter, it said unknown command which ever way you enter it. It does not work it keeps saying unknown command, Dont follow what he said it does not work, also about this.




    And about Create a txt file called CommandAliases.txt. Paste this into the txt file.

    alias fov20 "gfxsetdefaultfov 20 $$ bind wheelminus fov25"
    alias fov25 "gfxsetdefaultfov 25 $$ bind wheelplus fov20 $$ bind wheelminus fov30"
    alias fov30 "gfxsetdefaultfov 30 $$ bind wheelplus fov25 $$ bind wheelminus fov35"
    alias fov35 "gfxsetdefaultfov 35 $$ bind wheelplus fov30 $$ bind wheelminus fov40"
    alias fov40 "gfxsetdefaultfov 40 $$ bind wheelplus fov35 $$ bind wheelminus fov45"
    alias fov45 "gfxsetdefaultfov 45 $$ bind wheelplus fov40 $$ bind wheelminus fov50"
    alias fov50 "gfxsetdefaultfov 50 $$ bind wheelplus fov45 $$ bind wheelminus fov55"
    alias fov55 "gfxsetdefaultfov 55 $$ bind wheelplus fov50 $$ bind wheelminus fov60"
    alias fov60 "gfxsetdefaultfov 60 $$ bind wheelplus fov55 $$ bind wheelminus fov65"
    alias fov65 "gfxsetdefaultfov 65 $$ bind wheelplus fov60 $$ bind wheelminus fov70"
    alias fov70 "gfxsetdefaultfov 70 $$ bind wheelplus fov65 $$ bind wheelminus fov75"
    alias fov75 "gfxsetdefaultfov 75 $$ bind wheelplus fov70 $$ bind wheelminus fov80"
    alias fov80 "gfxsetdefaultfov 80 $$ bind wheelplus fov75 $$ bind wheelminus fov85"
    alias fov85 "gfxsetdefaultfov 85 $$ bind wheelplus fov80 $$ bind wheelminus fov90"
    alias fov90 "gfxsetdefaultfov 90 $$ bind wheelplus fov85 $$ bind wheelminus fov95"
    alias fov95 "gfxsetdefaultfov 95 $$ bind wheelplus fov90 $$ bind wheelminus fov100"
    alias fov100 "gfxsetdefaultfov 100 $$ bind wheelplus fov95"

    Save the txt file. Place it in Cryptic Studios>Neverwinter>Live>Localdata

    Then in game type:

    /bind wheelminus fov55
    Spin your mouse wheel down to activate.


    ^that is not good because if you accidentally touch the scroll wheel you have to set it back to the way it was, dont say things and not explain exactly what to do. Your wasting your time, and about the other thing about create a txt file. You accidentally hit the scroll wheel and move the camera, dont post things that will work but you have to be careful not to touche it. Yeah you posted something to do, to set the distance of the camera, but its useless if you have to be careful not to touch it. I would use it but its pointless, the correct thing to post and a post that did not waste my time is. If I said you do this to set f1 to f12 to set the camera distance, so f1 is the closest and f12 is the farthest. So if you press between f1 to f12 it will move the camera distance, That is something that will work not pointless; and saying something that didnt waste my time.
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    benecorbenecor Member Posts: 7 Arc User
    edited May 2013
    That did not make any sense at all to me. I don't know what all that code means. I got it from another forum. The end result, however, is to make scroll wheel zoom just like many other games (such as WoW). For which I am grateful and just wanted to share.

    I think it does explain exactly what to do. I am certainly no computer programmer and I was able to follow the instructions and get it to work.

    I don't know of any bad things that happen when you touch the scroll wheel. All that happens for me is, if I scroll up, it zooms in incrementally and if I scroll down, it zooms out incrementally. And they're small increments per scroll click. So... unlike what I was taught as a child, it is ok to touch it.

    Not that it matters, but how do you 'accidentally' scroll your scroll wheel? Some weird mouse design? RU playing with your feet?
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    fr0gurtfr0gurt Member Posts: 0 Arc User
    edited May 2013
    Here's a couple of binds to try out if you use the CommandAliases.txt method:

    /bind Home "bind wheelplus fov50 $$ bind wheelminus fov60"
    /bind End "gfxsetdefaultfov 55 $$ unbind wheelplus $$ unbind wheelminus"

    This will make the Home key activate the mousewheel zoom, and the End key disable it.
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    trainedeyetrainedeye Member Posts: 1 Arc User
    edited May 2013
    So how do I "free" the camera controls. Seems my mouse hijacked the camera and it's sickening to watch the camera run riot with the mouse. I dl'd the game, fixed a character and class and got to the starting zone and the mouse took my camera. I just exited the game after going through all the options settings to try and get the camera back under my control and not the mouses whims.
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    benecorbenecor Member Posts: 7 Arc User
    edited May 2013
    That sounds like a pretty major problem and I have no idea why it's happening. Fr0gurt's recommendation might fix it as I'm guessing it will turn it off. I am not going to test it because zoom is working perfect for me as is and I don't want to do anything to wreck it.

    That's 2 people it worked for (me and veblen), 1 person it broke the game, 1 person saying it's stupid (I assume he didn't try it). If anyone else tries it, please post your results.
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    jjeshopjjeshop Member, Neverwinter Beta Users Posts: 0 Arc User
    edited May 2013
    works like a charm. kinda fish-eye at 100 but i couldnt play without it.
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    klangeddinklangeddin Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 882 Arc User
    edited May 2013
    When I read the title, all I could think of was Sheldon dressed up as Flash.
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    showyofaceduckshowyofaceduck Member, Neverwinter Beta Users, Neverwinter Guardian Users Posts: 20 Arc User
    edited June 2013
    /much deserved bump

    While I only increased my FoV by 5 it makes the game feel much better. I actually prefer it's not on scroll wheel, on other MMO's I always accidentally bumped it all the time. Although, a slider in the menu would be great.
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    dezstravusdezstravus Member Posts: 2 Arc User
    edited June 2013
    Hey All,

    Thanks for sharing this tip! I'm glad that some people were able to find a way to improve their experience in Neverwinter by using this command. I took a note of this when I saw it for the first time during Sevadus' Livestream.

    For users who are asking if it is a problem/TOS violation to change the FOV via the command line, you should be fine. We actually encourage its usage for gaining greater creative control when taking screenshots and video.
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    ifthirifthir Member, Neverwinter Beta Users, Neverwinter Hero Users, Neverwinter Guardian Users Posts: 281 Bounty Hunter
    edited June 2013
    Read first 2 pages of thread saw lot of concern for editing the file...


    the in-game command below would set the field of view to 70

    /gfxsetdefaultfov 70


    and its available to players
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    assassin83assassin83 Member, Banned Users Posts: 276 Bounty Hunter
    edited June 2013
    daowace wrote: »
    Topic got bumped for some reason, so I'll throw in some knowledge.

    This is VERTICAL FoV; do not increase it over 65 unless you're using a 4:3 display. Values like 75+ on a 1080p (16:9) display are just stupid.

    For 90

    16:9 = 59
    16:10 = 65
    4:3 = 74

    i tried FOV 59 (=90) and its better than 55, more its maybe too much

    EDIT. they say 106 horizontal FOV is the best for 16:9, so its 74 vertical FOV, gonna try that
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    dezstravusdezstravus Member Posts: 2 Arc User
    edited June 2013
    Also, just to clarify: I highly recommend using demorecord (see my previous post in this thread) and setting the FOV to a low number like 20 or so. It's great for "glamour shots" of your characters. :)
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    rapticorrapticor Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 1,078 Arc User
    edited June 2013
    dezstravus wrote: »
    Thanks for sharing this tip! I'm glad that some people were able to find a way to improve their experience in Neverwinter by using this command. I took a note of this when I saw it for the first time during Sevadus' Livestream.

    How about passing along the suggestion of getting this added in the UI as a slider or something?
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    assassin83assassin83 Member, Banned Users Posts: 276 Bounty Hunter
    edited June 2013
    rapticor wrote: »
    How about passing along the suggestion of getting this added in the UI as a slider or something?

    this is not old school enough, editing random file with notepad > option in the UI
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    fondlezfondlez Member Posts: 0 Arc User
    edited June 2013
    assassin83 wrote: »
    i tried FOV 59 (=90) and its better than 55, more its maybe too much

    EDIT. they say 106 horizontal FOV is the best for 16:9, so its 74 vertical FOV, gonna try that

    What is your screen resolution?

    You can use a vertical FOV calculator like this one which seems to be "accurate" to within 5 degrees: http://www.rjdown.co.uk/projects/bfbc2/fovcalculator.php
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    dezstravusdezstravus Member Posts: 2 Arc User
    edited June 2013
    rapticor wrote: »
    How about passing along the suggestion of getting this added in the UI as a slider or something?

    Great suggestion! It is on our list of feedback, though to properly set expectations I don't have any concrete information as to when we would be implement a change of that nature. Right now we are addressing a high volume of feedback so it's important that we clearly communicate that some changes will be implemented more quickly than others. Keep letting us know and we will prioritize as best we can!
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    rapticorrapticor Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 1,078 Arc User
    edited June 2013
    assassin83 wrote: »
    this is not old school enough, editing random file with notepad > option in the UI

    Having grown up with DOS, and Atari 2600 and C64 prior to that, I'm well aware of old school. But I'm old and lazy now so... Slider please!
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    assassin83assassin83 Member, Banned Users Posts: 276 Bounty Hunter
    edited June 2013
    I tried 65 and its much better
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    harbingerdrumharbingerdrum Member, Neverwinter Beta Users, Neverwinter Hero Users Posts: 151 Bounty Hunter
    edited June 2013
    In game setting works swell but you need to do it with each character.

    For pictures I chose
    /bind 8 "gfxsetdefaultfov 35"
    /bind 9 as 100

    for gaming I used
    /bind wheelplus as 55 (default) and

    /bind wheelminus "gfxsetdefaultfov 75" for every day running around.

    You could also use 7 as a bind, but I prefered to do it with the wheel except for the near and far for pics.
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    asashiroasashiro Member, Neverwinter Beta Users Posts: 0 Arc User
    edited June 2013
    min value 16, max value 159. Can get some crazy distortions at the extremes.
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    cichardcichard Member, Neverwinter Beta Users, Neverwinter Hero Users, Neverwinter Guardian Users, Neverwinter Knight of the Feywild Users Posts: 0 Arc User
    edited June 2013
    IT CANNOT BE AGAINST THE RULES!!!! The files are on your computer, there for you OWN them the second that the game was installed on your hard drive it became your property. You can do anything you want to the files on your computer the launcher the client.. as long as it doesn't effect the server... your FoV is client side not server side so you cannot get banned for changing a CONFIG file on your hard drive.
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    zebularzebular Member, Neverwinter Moderator, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 15,270 Community Moderator
    edited June 2013
    cichard wrote: »
    IT CANNOT BE AGAINST THE RULES!!!!

    Just a few posts up, Dez addressed this concern:
    dezstravus wrote: »
    Hey All,

    Thanks for sharing this tip! I'm glad that some people were able to find a way to improve their experience in Neverwinter by using this command. I took a note of this when I saw it for the first time during Sevadus' Livestream.

    For users who are asking if it is a problem/TOS violation to change the FOV via the command line, you should be fine. We actually encourage its usage for gaining greater creative control when taking screenshots and video.
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    fr0gurtfr0gurt Member Posts: 0 Arc User
    edited June 2013
    Here's a link to the Zoom zoom zoom thread, which shows you how to set up your mouse wheel to change the FoV on the fly.
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