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Freki_FOCUS  [developer] May 13, 2013 @ 10:31am
Change the camera's FOV and the camera's distance
Hi,

The patch recently launched in beta version on Steam introduced new possibilites regarding camera management. It becomes possible to change the camera's FOV and the camera's distance.

This manipulation must be used only by demanding users, use it at your own risk.

Here's the walkthrough:

1. Enable the beta patch
Right-click on your Mars: War Logs game on Steam, then click on Properties. Get to the Beta tab, and select "Beta - Public beta (v1712)", and click on Close.

2. Wait till the end of the patch download.

3. Once the beta patch is installed, a new sub-folder is available inside your game folder. It is located in your Steam folder, at the following address:
Steam\SteamApps\common\Mars War Logs\datalocal

4. The "datalocal" folder contains a file named globalsettings.sli, which you can open with NotePad.

The concerned lines ar the following ones :

<FOV value="45" />
By modifying the value on this line, you'll change the camera's FOV.

<Offset camExploreDistOffset="0" camFightDistOffset="0"/>
By modifying the values on this line, you'll change the camera's distance.

Beware, only the first occurences of these lines must be modified.

5. Save your modifications. They should be visible ingame the next time you launch it.

If you encounter any issue after this manipulation, we recommand that you restore the default values by replacing the whole content of globalsettings.sli with the whole content of the spoiler tags below, and saving the file.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

<wgaGlobalSettingsLib>

<camera>
<FOV value="45" />
<DOF coeff="0" focusStart="500" focusEnd="1500" focusOut="2500" radius="6" />
<Offset camExploreDistOffset="0" camFightDistOffset="0"/>
</camera>

<cutsceneShadowSettings split0="1000" split1="2000" split2="4000" split3="8000" spotBias="2E-06" directionalBias="1E-06" />
<listener distance="100" />


<!-- Default Values -->
<!--
<camera>
<FOV value="45" />
<DOF coeff="0" focusStart="500" focusEnd="1500" focusOut="2500" radius="6" />
<Offset camExploreDistOffset="0" camFightDistOffset="0"/>
</camera>

<cutsceneShadowSettings split0="1000" split1="2000" split2="4000" split3="8000" spotBias="2E-06" directionalBias="1E-06" />
<listener distance="100" />
-->

</wgaGlobalSettingsLib>
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Alienowl May 13, 2013 @ 8:23pm 
Hi, thank you very much for the support you are giving to this game. I have been trying the changes with the FOV; however, I have encountered a problem.

If I change the FOV, the game runs fine, but when I go through a door or climb a ladder, the FOV goes back to the default setting.
Last edited by Alienowl; May 13, 2013 @ 10:26pm
C-LOSNYC May 14, 2013 @ 4:00am 
excellent thank you so much, great game guys keep it up
Nice to Have May 14, 2013 @ 5:24am 
Thanks, I think I'm going to try it and make the exploring camera distance a bit higher.
Freki_FOCUS  [developer] May 14, 2013 @ 7:19am 
@alienowl: thank you for your feedback. I contact the team for your issue.
Alienowl May 16, 2013 @ 12:31am 
Freki_FOCUS, thanks! Looking forward to your reply.

I'm really loving this game and can't wait for a sequel or even a prequel.
Luir May 16, 2013 @ 5:47am 
Thank you very much for hearing us in this issue.
Freki_FOCUS  [developer] May 16, 2013 @ 6:24am 
The issue is now solved.
Nice to Have May 17, 2013 @ 2:30am 
Originally posted by Nice to Have:
Thanks, I think I'm going to try it and make the exploring camera distance a bit higher.
Looks like 100 is a reasonable value for camExploreDistOffset. You will be able to see Roy's boots with that.
Nice to Have May 17, 2013 @ 2:50am 
Perhaps a bug with that:
Looks like the red combat focus circle doesn't show up any more?!
Alienowl May 19, 2013 @ 2:12am 
Originally posted by Freki_FOCUS:
The issue is now solved.

Thanks! Yes, the FOV change is working for me now. This great game is even greater now.
Katy Perry May 20, 2013 @ 12:55pm 
Ye
Panda P.I. Jun 13, 2013 @ 8:19pm 
Very happy with this. Thank you very much. I set my FOV to 65 and the distance to 90 and I'm enjoying the game much better now. :D
AsheMan Jul 15, 2013 @ 6:48am 
Thank you! Just bought your game and 5 minutes into it the FOV was killing me. This fix worked well for me!
Tezz La'Coil Jul 16, 2013 @ 10:35pm 
I cannot access the betas. Apparently, I do not have a beta key.
Narf! Jul 22, 2013 @ 1:13am 
Originally posted by mec-34:
I cannot access the betas. Apparently, I do not have a beta key.

Same, Its asking for a beta key.
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