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*-* Extending Camera Distance Beyond Maximum *-*

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*-* Extending Camera Distance Beyond Maximum *-*

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Nerdrelax
01.21.2012 , 11:05 PM | #11
Thanks for this info very useful... Just a note if that line is not in the file (which it was not for me) its okay to just type it on the bottom line and it works. I assume it is because I never changed a slider for it in game the line was never created because I used the default value likely set in the game code.

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Blutelf
01.24.2012 , 08:37 PM | #12
very nice

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Dorkfrey
01.24.2012 , 08:40 PM | #13
If/when I can get this to work tomorrow, I shall hang a plaque in your honour.

You sir are a legend! PROPS!

(and not the leg-end variety either).

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Chrystonacrutch
01.25.2012 , 09:16 PM | #14
[Settings]
Movies_SeenMovies = 504
cabf_length = 4
cabf_1 = 52353354995
cabf_2 = -5548434740920451072
cabf_3 = 57561632737329932
VolumeMaster = 20.4891300201
cabf_4 = 3


Unfortunatly, that's all I see in my _account file.
Am I in the wrong spot, or?

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seallone
01.25.2012 , 09:19 PM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by Knifewrench View Post
This an excellent find. Now if only they'll put in a setting we can change for zooming out if the camera clips with a wall... so sick of having to mousewheel because Lakitu is crawling back.

I might unsub just becouse of this, i press mouse motton to many fing times... sick of it..

this game is starting to wind me up. So many annoying little things. like 100s

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Dravinian
01.25.2012 , 09:23 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Chrystonacrutch View Post
[Settings]
Movies_SeenMovies = 504
cabf_length = 4
cabf_1 = 52353354995
cabf_2 = -5548434740920451072
cabf_3 = 57561632737329932
VolumeMaster = 20.4891300201
cabf_4 = 3


Unfortunatly, that's all I see in my _account file.
Am I in the wrong spot, or?
Same not sure why we both have a file that does not contain the information provided for.

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ForceWelder
01.25.2012 , 09:51 PM | #17
As others have pointed out the camera distance line is not always present in the file. But it appears to be completely safe to add it. In my case, I kept things in alphabetical order and did not add it at the bottom of the file. I added it in directly above the other lines that started with "C".

But with that said, I experimented with the setting. Frankly, I found 50.0 to be way to far. In buildings or under cover the camera angle will clash with walls and ceilings and will automatically zoom back in closer to you character when this happens.

Personally, I found 35.0 to be a good fit for me. It gives me a far enough view to avoid bumping the camera while still giving a good view of my immediate surroundings. But even at 35.0 you should expect some camera bumping if you are in low ceiling areas such as small buildings or caves.
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ForceWelder
01.25.2012 , 09:54 PM | #18
Thanks to the OP for posting this.

I had heard from other beta testers that this was an option, but I hadn't come across any references in the forums on how to do it.

One of my bigget issues with this game was it zoomed in camera distance. In PVP it was always very difficult to see the opposing faction members coming for you.

Thanks to you, I now get a better chance at seeing them coming in.
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Vampyrrr
01.30.2012 , 02:51 AM | #19
For Windows XP users

C:\Documents and Settings\<Computer Name>\Local Settings\Application Data\SWTOR\swtor\settings

is where its located for you

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Takatin
01.30.2012 , 03:02 AM | #20
Because changing camera distance in Preferences is too mainstream for ya?
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