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How to change the server View Distance?

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I was plan to change the View Distance of my Exile server ,because of the default value is 2000,it's really low to me.So i want to change it to 10 km or 12 km. But i tried to edit the \Arma 3 Server\@ExileServer\basic.cfg and \Arma 3 Server\TADST\1\TADST_basic.cfg and they didn't work at all. So how can i change the View Distance from server side?

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You can set it in the initplayerlocal, I had to put mine at the bottom of the file, or my traders wouldn't appear...

setTerrainGrid 50;
setViewDistance 5000;
ObjectViewDistance 5000;
ShadowViewDistance 50;

Make sure the same settings in infistar don't conflict.

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26 minutes ago, gfourth said:

You can set it in the initplayerlocal, I had to put mine at the bottom of the file, or my traders wouldn't appear...

setTerrainGrid 50;
setViewDistance 5000;
ObjectViewDistance 5000;
ShadowViewDistance 50;

Make sure the same settings in infistar don't conflict.

and where can i find that file? name  initplayerlocal

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It's in your mission file (Mapname.Exile). Unpack it, and you see the file in there.

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55 minutes ago, gfourth said:

It's in your mission file (Mapname.Exile). Unpack it, and you see the file in there.

i works man , really appreciate for help :)

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Apparently I adore reopening this long done threads. I tried the above thing, and it seems that it's worked. However, by adding those lines to the bottom of my initplayerlocal.sqf, it's messed with my UI? This is what it looks like in the sqf.

///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
// Russian Roulette
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
[
    "Exile_Trader_RussianRoulette",
    "",
    "GreekHead_A3_01",
    ["HubStandingUA_move1", "HubStandingUA_move2", "HubStandingUA_idle1", "HubStandingUA_idle2", "HubStandingUA_idle3"],
    [14622.6, 16820.1, 0.126],
    187.428
]
call ExileClient_object_trader_create;

execVM "Custom\StatusBar\statusBar_init.sqf";

setTerrainGrid 40;
setViewDistance 3000;
ObjectViewDistance 3000;
ShadowViewDistance 50;

 

It also only goes up to say..2000 meters, even though I have it set to 3000, but I'm going to take another pass through the weather.

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10 minutes ago, sandy4596 said:

Apparently I adore reopening this long done threads. I tried the above thing, and it seems that it's worked. However, by adding those lines to the bottom of my initplayerlocal.sqf, it's messed with my UI? This is what it looks like in the sqf.

///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
// Russian Roulette
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
[
    "Exile_Trader_RussianRoulette",
    "",
    "GreekHead_A3_01",
    ["HubStandingUA_move1", "HubStandingUA_move2", "HubStandingUA_idle1", "HubStandingUA_idle2", "HubStandingUA_idle3"],
    [14622.6, 16820.1, 0.126],
    187.428
]
call ExileClient_object_trader_create;

execVM "Custom\StatusBar\statusBar_init.sqf";

setTerrainGrid 40;
setViewDistance 3000;
ObjectViewDistance 3000;
ShadowViewDistance 50;

 

It also only goes up to say..2000 meters, even though I have it set to 3000, but I'm going to take another pass through the weather.

Oh, whoops. My question is, how do I have to format this to get my ui working again?

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My vote would go to ExAd view distance app so every player can adjust VD to his own rig spec/whishes.

Usefull and free.

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On 09.06.2018 at 2:54 PM, sandy4596 said:

Fixed

how did u fix it? i have this problem I wrote everywhere  (infistar, init, initserver, initplayerlocal...

setTerrainGrid 40;
setViewDistance 3000;
ObjectViewDistance 3000;
ShadowViewDistance 50;

 

and when the server starts i see a message in left corner that says " restoring view distance and terrain grid" and boom it drops to default 2000m wtf?

please help

im not using Exad

im not using app with sliders for view distance

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8 hours ago, ZAPERDASH said:

how did u fix it? i have this problem I wrote everywhere  (infistar, init, initserver, initplayerlocal...

setTerrainGrid 40;
setViewDistance 3000;
ObjectViewDistance 3000;
ShadowViewDistance 50;

 

and when the server starts i see a message in left corner that says " restoring view distance and terrain grid" and boom it drops to default 2000m wtf?

please help

im not using Exad

im not using app with sliders for view distance

I have this in initPlayerLocal and initServer only, And right at the bottom of the page in both and works fine for me.

Spoiler

// Set View Distance
setTerrainGrid 3.125;
setViewDistance 2000;
setObjectViewDistance [2000, 50]; // ObjectViewDistance, shadowViewDistance

 

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