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Anonymous
June 29, 2005 8:58:29 AM

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I got Half Life2 as a gift when it first came out. The problem is that
unlike every other FPS I've played I get VERY bad motion sickness from
it. Apparently I'm not alone in that problem, and I heard a theory
that it was caused by the FOV of the game.

I know how to get at the console, but the FOV command doesn't tell me
what the current setting is and giving it a number doesn't seem to
change it. eg: FOV 120

Anyone here know what the syntax for the command is and what setting I
should use to reduce the motion sickness?


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June 29, 2005 11:28:46 PM

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Thus spake Jeff Holinski <nospam_Holinski@shaw.ca>, Wed, 29 Jun 2005
04:58:29 GMT, Anno Domini:

>I got Half Life2 as a gift when it first came out. The problem is that
>unlike every other FPS I've played I get VERY bad motion sickness from
>it. Apparently I'm not alone in that problem, and I heard a theory
>that it was caused by the FOV of the game.
>
>I know how to get at the console, but the FOV command doesn't tell me
>what the current setting is and giving it a number doesn't seem to
>change it. eg: FOV 120
>
>Anyone here know what the syntax for the command is and what setting I
>should use to reduce the motion sickness?
>
>
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>
>Jeff H........
>
>
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>He fears the truth!

I think the default_fov nn command is the one. I use 90.

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Anonymous
June 30, 2005 3:00:52 AM

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"Jeff Holinski" <nospam_Holinski@shaw.ca> schreef in bericht
news:fe94c1tudmaqiing3iukj6kaa6himin3hn@4ax.com...
>I got Half Life2 as a gift when it first came out. The problem is that
> unlike every other FPS I've played I get VERY bad motion sickness from
> it. Apparently I'm not alone in that problem, and I heard a theory
> that it was caused by the FOV of the game.
>
> I know how to get at the console, but the FOV command doesn't tell me
> what the current setting is and giving it a number doesn't seem to
> change it. eg: FOV 120
>
> Anyone here know what the syntax for the command is and what setting I
> should use to reduce the motion sickness?
>
>
> Remove nospam_ to reply by email
>
> Jeff H........
>
>
> Lies, All lies. Don't believe a word Difool/sayNO/steamKiller says.
> He fears the truth!

I have the same problem only with HL2, and I play FPS games competitively
as well =/ v. annoying!
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Anonymous
June 30, 2005 6:08:56 AM

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On Wed, 29 Jun 2005 19:28:46 +1000, Nostromo
<nostromo@spamfree.net.au> wrote:

>Thus spake Jeff Holinski <nospam_Holinski@shaw.ca>, Wed, 29 Jun 2005
>04:58:29 GMT, Anno Domini:
>
>>I got Half Life2 as a gift when it first came out. The problem is that
>>unlike every other FPS I've played I get VERY bad motion sickness from
>>it. Apparently I'm not alone in that problem, and I heard a theory
>>that it was caused by the FOV of the game.
>>
>>I know how to get at the console, but the FOV command doesn't tell me
>>what the current setting is and giving it a number doesn't seem to
>>change it. eg: FOV 120
>>
>>Anyone here know what the syntax for the command is and what setting I
>>should use to reduce the motion sickness?
>>
>>
>>Remove nospam_ to reply by email
>>
>>Jeff H........
>>
>>
>>Lies, All lies. Don't believe a word Difool/sayNO/steamKiller says.
>>He fears the truth!
>
>I think the default_fov nn command is the one. I use 90.


I tried the default_fov command. I can see the background change when
I type in the command, but as soon as I close the console it snaps
back to 75 degrees. :( 


What's the trick for making commands stick when you close the console?

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June 30, 2005 2:51:11 PM

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On Thu, 30 Jun 2005 02:08:56 GMT, Jeff Holinski <nospam_Holinski@shaw.ca> wrote:


>|>I think the default_fov nn command is the one. I use 90.
>|
>|
>|I tried the default_fov command. I can see the background change when
>|I type in the command, but as soon as I close the console it snaps
>|back to 75 degrees. :( 
>|
>|
>|What's the trick for making commands stick when you close the console?
>|

>|Jeff H........


I had that happen too until I used the command:

fov 90


Pluvious
July 1, 2005 11:42:17 PM

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Thus spake Pluvious <Pluvious@knowhere.com>, Thu, 30 Jun 2005 10:51:11
-0700, Anno Domini:

>On Thu, 30 Jun 2005 02:08:56 GMT, Jeff Holinski <nospam_Holinski@shaw.ca> wrote:
>
>
>>|>I think the default_fov nn command is the one. I use 90.
>>|
>>|
>>|I tried the default_fov command. I can see the background change when
>>|I type in the command, but as soon as I close the console it snaps
>>|back to 75 degrees. :( 
>>|
>>|
>>|What's the trick for making commands stick when you close the console?
>>|
>
>>|Jeff H........
>
>
>I had that happen too until I used the command:
>
>fov 90
>
>
>Pluvious
>

Is there a config file one can change to include these commands permanently?
I've just added these 2 lines to the end of ..\half-life
2\hl2\cfg\config.cfg

default_fov 90
fov 90

Let's see what happens...

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July 1, 2005 11:42:18 PM

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On Fri, 01 Jul 2005 19:42:17 +1000, Nostromo <nostromo@spamfree.net.au> wrote:

>|Thus spake Pluvious <Pluvious@knowhere.com>, Thu, 30 Jun 2005 10:51:11
>|-0700, Anno Domini:
>|
>|>On Thu, 30 Jun 2005 02:08:56 GMT, Jeff Holinski <nospam_Holinski@shaw.ca> wrote:
>|>
>|>
>|>>|>I think the default_fov nn command is the one. I use 90.
>|>>|
>|>>|
>|>>|I tried the default_fov command. I can see the background change when
>|>>|I type in the command, but as soon as I close the console it snaps
>|>>|back to 75 degrees. :( 
>|>>|
>|>>|
>|>>|What's the trick for making commands stick when you close the console?
>|>>|
>|>
>|>>|Jeff H........
>|>
>|>
>|>I had that happen too until I used the command:
>|>
>|>fov 90
>|>
>|>
>|>Pluvious
>|>
>|
>|Is there a config file one can change to include these commands permanently?
>|I've just added these 2 lines to the end of ..\half-life
>|2\hl2\cfg\config.cfg
>|
>|default_fov 90
>|fov 90
>|
>|Let's see what happens...


Hmm... I had a chance to test my answer and it didn't work. :(  Fov xx doesn't
work either. I think you have to enable cheats first (sv_cheats 1). Sorry I
can't be more help..


Pluvious
July 2, 2005 1:31:20 PM

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Thus spake Pluvious <Pluvious@knowhere.com>, Fri, 01 Jul 2005 10:07:02
-0700, Anno Domini:

>>|Is there a config file one can change to include these commands permanently?
>>|I've just added these 2 lines to the end of ..\half-life
>>|2\hl2\cfg\config.cfg
>>|
>>|default_fov 90
>>|fov 90
>>|
>>|Let's see what happens...
>
>
>Hmm... I had a chance to test my answer and it didn't work. :(  Fov xx doesn't
>work either. I think you have to enable cheats first (sv_cheats 1). Sorry I
>can't be more help..
>
>
>Pluvious

No worries mate - I'll have another sniff around. I'm just back to the game
since April at AntiCitizen 1 - just wanna complete the damn thing now!

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Anonymous
July 2, 2005 2:14:05 PM

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On Fri, 01 Jul 2005 10:07:02 -0700, Pluvious <Pluvious@knowhere.com>
wrote:


>Hmm... I had a chance to test my answer and it didn't work. :(  Fov xx doesn't
>work either. I think you have to enable cheats first (sv_cheats 1). Sorry I
>can't be more help..
>
>
>Pluvious
>
Turns out that if you enable cheats, (sv_cheats 1) the FOV 90 command
works. Better yet, it solved my motion sickness problem. I can finally
play the game without getting dizzy. :) 

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