Lenymo

Changing view distance

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So this might seem a little elementary, but I am having trouble changing the max view distance for our server. I set the code setViewDistance 3000, into the init but it does not seem to have taken. I did notice infistar has an option to set the view distance, but those lines are commented out. Any ideas?

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@Lenymo

you can use infi todo that something like this is a good value. 3000 is not going to be good for your clients.

/* ViewDistance Value   */ _VDV = 1600;
/* ObjectViewDistance   */ _VOV = 1200;

 

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And the example Dwarfer postet: See it is NOT commented out. Its only the comment WHAT it is, but _VDV is working because it is BEHIND the comment.

Think this is the problem you have. Sure it is commented out?

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Looking at it now, you are correct it is not commented out...

As far as the 3000 view distance goes, we are going to be playing around with it. Might just see about implementing a dialog box so people can change it however they see fit

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Looking at it now, you are correct it is not commented out...

As far as the 3000 view distance goes, we are going to be playing around with it. Might just see about implementing a dialog box so people can change it however they see fit

You mean so they can adjust it like an option setting that might be in Configure -> Video already?

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This adjustment is needed on 99% of the servers I've seen. I understand that it can reduce FPS, but there's some trade off in looks and such. The naked hills look nasty and a 2000m scope is limited to top 1k?

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This adjustment is needed on 99% of the servers I've seen. I understand that it can reduce FPS, but there's some trade off in looks and such. The naked hills look nasty and a 2000m scope is limited to top 1k?

Thats done for balancing reasons remember as a hosting provider you accomadate for a varrienty of different people and not everyone has a top of the range machine..........

 

think of it this way if your machine could only handle rendering and you keep getting killed from 2000m + would you keep playing on the server

 

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Thats done for balancing reasons remember as a hosting provider you accomadate for a varrienty of different people and not everyone has a top of the range machine..........

 

think of it this way if your machine could only handle rendering and you keep getting killed from 2000m + would you keep playing on the server

 

Oh, I understand that. BUT, I run a 4 year old CPU and video card (2500k and 660ti). I can handle more than 800m. The people that NEED 800-1000 must play on the proverbial potato.

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You mean so they can adjust it like an option setting that might be in Configure -> Video already?

You can change the view distance in your video settings, but if the server has a max viewdistance set it won't let you see beyond that point regardless of what your video settings are

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