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#1 Posted at 2007-07-18 16:07        
     
1) What distance settings do most play with that is realistic to you all, I have a great graphics card and fast cpu so it;s not an issue, i was wondering if you prefer a distance setting or all the way.

2) Do you use the floatzone settings at all, or do you prefer it all the way to the left. Could someone explain this option to me, thanks all.


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#2 Posted at 2007-07-18 16:48        
     
1- I guess i have it at 3000 or something (8800GTX). But many times the mission sets it for all the players.

2- I didn't touch it or just a bit. If you move it to the left is like all the other games no? Where you always aim at the "center" of the screen and if you mouse the mouse you move all your view, and the more to the right the more freedom you have.

But I'm not sure about 2 :D, could be the other way around :lol


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#3 Posted at 2007-07-18 16:52        
     
Thanks Big, but, Im a little confused about number 2.


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#4 Posted at 2007-07-18 17:02        
     
The best you can do its try it yourself. You should realize it what it does easily.
But i guess its what i said, most of the games when you aim (the crosshair) its always at the center of the screen.

If u make a "mark" at your monitor you can still check where you shoot in those games. In ArmA its different, you can move the mouse to shoot to a different place without the screen moving (you still see the same on your screen).

So moving that slide you can change how much freedom you have before it moves "your screen".

Really i cant explain it better :(, i suggest you to give it a try in the editor to know what i mean.
Try both extremes, all to the right and then all to the left to see the difference. Then try to find the best position for you.


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#5 Posted at 2007-07-18 17:06        
     
Ok that was a good explanation of what it does, thanks I appreciate it. Will mess with it to see what suits me.


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#6 Posted at 2007-07-19 12:05        
     
On foot I run like 1000 distance.. if it's something I fly in then I need to see more or end up in a mountain likely.. then I might run 2000-3000.. honestly, anything above that is overkill I think.. The game you play will pretty much always dictate what range setting your stuck at anyway regardless of what you put in.

I have a pretty expensive system myself.. It's just unnecessary to run more from how I see it.. You Just end up with more lag.

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#7 Posted at 2007-07-19 12:50        
     
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black1 is talking about floatzone settings.

You are talking about viewdistance.............:tease



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#8 Posted at 2007-07-19 13:12        
     
He asked about both :tease.
I use 2 km view distance, more than that can be noticeable in some situations and its not really necessary. 2 km is the perfect combination betwean performance, ground and air combat, the sweet spot.

Yesterday i went sniping out of scope range (compensating way bellow the mil dots), the a.i. had no clue where it was coming from.

The float zone controls the free aim, i have it about 25% since i found half to be a little clunky if you need to turn around and shoot fast.


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#9 Posted at 2007-07-19 13:35        
     
Oepsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss :blush.
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I have my VD at 2500 or 3000, cant remember atm. But that is only since patch 1.08, before I didnt use more than 2000 or even less cause of the white fog with Nvidia cards.
I like it when I can view some nice sceenery in the distance specially when you are on some higher ground.
But since we only play MP most of the times VD is set by the mission itself.....

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#10 Posted at 2007-07-19 13:44        
     
Lol.. yea, uhm, I have no idea what "float distance" even is.. :p

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