Need more zoom :(


#1

Anyone else feel being able to zoom out a bit more would make things more gratuitious? Current zoom levels are kinda eh, especially when you have really large ships duking it out at really long distances. A larger zoom out level would make it a whole lot cooler :smiley:

What do you folks think? Is there a way to mod the camera so it zooms out more or is it hard-coded in?


#2

I agree, itโ€™s very hard to keep track of things on a large map. Even smaller battles could use a wider-angle zoom. At least 1/2x the current minimum.


#3

Currently it is hard coded, but technically trivial to make it moddable. I may well do this, as a halfway point to properly supporting more zoomed out play which would scale back some of the graphics to enable smooth framerates at maximum zoom.


#4

That would be awesome. Actually, being able to screenshot the entire battlefield at the start would be particularly cool (and useful for challenge discussion, potentially).


#5

Iโ€™d just like to second the request for the ability to get wider in the view. Iโ€™d love to be able to watch all my little death dealers at once.


#6

I think the starfield stuff messes up, but in principle it works. I may try and get it in as a hackable workaround in the next patch, before really doing it right.