Zoom out macro

85 Undead Warlock
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NEW UPDATE:
So I'm necroing this thread because I'm still unable to zoom out to the distances seen in raid videos.

I enter:

SET cameraDistanceMax 50

at the end of the config file in notepad; however, anytime I enter WoW and try to zoom out, it doesn't work, and when I exit WoW and check the same file again, the command is not saved at the end of notepad even though I had saved it previously.

Problem?

Thanks for help.










Hey fellow warlocks.

So this isn't really a warlock specific question, but as someone pointed out yesterday...

Warlocks are comparable to professors teaching the string theory while DK's are keyboard smashers. I trust you all know more than anyone else on WoW :D.

Anyway, pre-4.1 I had a working macro that allowed me to zoom out to incredibly far distances. Something like:

/console CameraDistanceMaxFactor 25

But I've tried putting this in and I'm getting no effect.

Anyone have a working macro for me to zoom out farther than able to with the standard UI options provided in-game? I'm assigned to spinners on Beth, and I feel I'm losing a little dps spinning my screen around looking for them when I could just be zoomed out farther.

Thanks a ton.
Edited by Warlockchris on 8/6/2011 6:27 PM PDT
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85 Undead Warlock
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Any1 got one?

:c
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90 Orc Warlock
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i think /console CameraDistanceMaxFactor 4 is the most you can do, but that's not really the issue. I used to be able to do this but then I wasn't able to, but found that there are 3 ways to do this. The first is how you had it, but it will only work if you already have something in your config file.

/script SetCVar("cameraDistanceMax",50) and /console cameraDistanceMax 50 should both work, however the way I did it was to go into:

World of Warcraft > WTF > Config.wtf

and add a line at the end (if it doesn't exist already) or editing the one in there.

SET cameraDistanceMax 50

is the line to add or modify. The second command I listed earlier should do the same thing, but if not then just adding that SET line in your config file will let you zoom out far.
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85 Undead Warlock
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Great I'll try that when I get out of this dungeon, thanks!
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85 Undead Warlock
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What should i open the config in?

I opened it in word, added the command, then when I went to save it I was prompted with it may not be compatible with plain text format. How should i be saving this command?
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85 Dwarf Mage
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You need to open and edit the file in Notepad not word.
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85 Undead Warlock
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Thank you.
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85 Undead Warlock
5860
So I'm necroing this thread because I'm still unable to zoom out to the distances seen in raid videos.

I enter:

SET cameraDistanceMax 50

at the end of the config file in notepad; however, anytime I enter WoW and try to zoom out, it doesn't work, and when I exit WoW and check the same file again, the command is not saved at the end of notepad even though I had saved it previously.

Problem?

Thanks for help.
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44 Orc Warrior
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Can't you get that by going to Options > Interface > Camera > Then move the 'Max Camera Distance' All the way to the right?
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85 Undead Warlock
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That takes me to 50 yards.

I'm talking about zooming to very far distances like one sees in raid videos.
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85 Undead Warlock
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say /console CameraDistanceMaxFactor 5.
best way. (without peroiod.)
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85 Human Warlock
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wouldnt it b easier to just roll ur middle mouse button bacwards?
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90 Worgen Hunter
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02/08/2012 04:44 PMPosted by Ennui
wouldnt it b easier to just roll ur middle mouse button bacwards?


Well we have definitely tried this already. :S
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90 Goblin Mage
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say /console CameraDistanceMaxFactor 5.
best way. (without peroiod.)

Works, thank you.
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90 Draenei Shaman
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thanks helps alot :)
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