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Right, in Wotlk i had a working macro that increased the maximum camera zoom beyond that provided by the in game options. Since cataclysm none of the macros i have tried seem to make any difference. I have tried /console SetCVar("cameraDistanceMax", 25), /console cameradistancemax 30 and /console cameradistancemaxfactor 3.
The annoying thing for me is that, on the many forums i have read, variations of these commands are provided and seem to work for everyone. I know this isn't an addon issue as i have tried it with all my addons disabled. I have also tried addons such as CameraPlus which claim to increase maximum zoom (among other things) by increasing distancemax to 25 and distancemaxfactor to 3. This doesn't work either.
Am i not meant to be able to increase it? Or have the commands changed recently? A quick look at today's "Screenshot of the day" on the facebook page shows someone waaay zoomed out.
Many thanks in advance.
Edited by Saltybiscuit on 06/10/2011 01:34 BST
Hey I had the same problem no macro would work for me but the addon cameraplus that I downloaded via curse let me zoom out (3) and because I didn't really want the addon I disabled it and my camera distance is still set at 3 hope this helps.Lee
Yeah i tried CameraPlus but it made no difference, i played around with both sliders and neither had any effect :/
Ok think i'm getting closer. Any commands with /console do not work for me. I jsut tried /console autoClearAFK which sets afk to automatically clear upon movement. Typed the command, then went /afk and moved - nothing. It stayed set to afk. Therefore /console commands do not work for me at all. Anyone else having this issue?
EDIT: /console reloadui works but the above still doesn't - it seems some work for me and some do not.
Edited by Saltybiscuit on 07/10/2011 17:07 BST
I enabled the in game console and fiddled with
SET cameraDistanceMax "<value>"
SET cameraDistanceMaxFactor "<value>"
in there. I'm in a bit of a pickle now as i can no longer zoom in or out with the scroll wheel. And yes, i have checked my keybindings - they are fine. Thing is, i can use "home" and "end" to scroll through the presets. Once i do that i can once again scroll in using the downwards scroll on the mouse wheel, but then as soon as i try to scroll up it jumps to first person and i'm back in the situation where i can only move the camera through home and end.
Blue please :)
EDIT: This issue is affecting ALL CHARACTERS across ALL REALMS.
EDIT: Fixed it never mind, but the console commands still do not work.
EDIT: I'm in config-cache.wtf for my account and it has the line
SET cameraDistanceMaxFactor "2"
but it does not have the line
SET cameraDistanceMax "50"
And every time i try to place the line
SET cameraDistanceMax "50"
Into config, save it and load up wow, as soon as i log in it gets deleted from config-cache.wtf. Still affecting all characters.
Edited by Saltybiscuit on 07/10/2011 18:33 BST
90 Goblin Shaman
How to Zoom Out really far:
choose one of these 3 options. Personally I went with option3
1) type a macro every time you log on
/console CameraDistanceMaxFactor 4
2) download an addon
3) change the config file on your wow folder
C:\WoW\World of Warcraft\WTF\Account\ACCOUNTNAME\config-cache
-scroll down to
SET cameraDistanceMax "X"
SET cameraDistanceMaxFactor "Y"
X * Y is how far you can zoom out. I've got x as 50 and y as 1 myself. Which means I can zoom out 50 yards.
edit: I think you are right. I can't seem to zoom out further than 50 yards either. Oh well, it is far enough for me
Edited by Cricket on 10/10/2011 02:38 BST
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