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Where are the camera controls?

QuizzicalQuizzical Member LegendaryPosts: 23,223

One of the first things that I do upon picking up a new game is to adjust the control options to be something comfortable.  Often this is straightforward, but for Neverwinter, there are some obviously essential options that I can't find.

First, how do you zoom out?  The camera seems locked in an extreme zoomed in position, and I can't figure out how to change that.  The only games I've ever found playable zoomed that far in are racing games, and needless to say, this is not a racing game.

Second, how do you move the camera apart from by using a mouse?  I want to use a gamepad for reasons of ergonomics.  There are tooltips in the options that talk about using a gamepad, so the options kind of have to exist, but I can't find them.  I can use a gamepad to move a mouse pointer in other programs, but doing this when in-game does not affect the camera.

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  • QuizzicalQuizzical Member LegendaryPosts: 23,223

    Since I found the answer, I'll share it here.  You have to use console commands.  For camera rotation, its:

    /adjustcamyaw

    /adjustcampitch

    For zoom, you can adjust the field of view with:

    /gfxsetdefaultfov

    Since typing something in the chat box every time you want to move the camera is impractical, there is also a command:

    /bind

    That lets you say, whenever I press this button, type such and such in the chat.

    This leaves combat somewhat awkward largely because the controls are unfamiliar, but it will probably be viable once I get the hang of it.

  • BarCrowBarCrow Member UncommonPosts: 2,195

    Thanks for this. As someone who has purchased every pack save one (the smaller moon elf themed pack) , you'd think I'd have found this info by now. It is something I never understood about this game. No camera controls in settings? In this day and age?.....Harrumph!

     

    Thanks again.

  • mgilbrtsnmgilbrtsn Member EpicPosts: 3,428
    Seems needlessly complicated.  

    I self identify as a monkey.

  • QuizzicalQuizzical Member LegendaryPosts: 23,223
    Originally posted by mgilbrtsn
    Seems needlessly complicated.  

    If you think that's complicated, in TERA, you have to download a third-party program that will tell the game that you have an Xbox 360 controller plugged in, and then that will allow you to access a super secret menu in game that lets you have melee attacks go in the direction you're facing.  You don't need the third-party program to actually do anything else besides picking a random device and telling TERA that that device is an Xbox 360 controller.  Apparently someone decided that that menu should be hard-disabled without any acknowledgement that it exists if the game didn't detect an Xbox 360 controller, as if no one would ever want to use a different gamepad.

  • goboygogoboygo Member RarePosts: 2,141
    Or just play Xbox games which the controller was designed to work with by default.
  • IsidiusIsidius Member UncommonPosts: 46
    Originally posted by goboygo
    Or just play Xbox games which the controller was designed to work with by default.

    Why are you on an mmorpg site talking about xbox???

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