How to change the FOV in MW2 to your preference!

#1TamaNeko77Posted 11/12/2009 11:19:02 AM
Credit goes to Teknogods for discovering this. Now you can change from the crappy 65 default fov!

My friend Ape wrote a nice small tutorial for all those people who want to have FOV and cheats in singleplayer game.

Update: You need to do these changes each time you run the game since .cfg is reset.

Browse to your MW2\players\ directory. Note that itís not MW2\players for all people. Search config.cfg in your c:\documents and settings folder, and you should find the config file. Open config.cfg in wordpad and add the following lines:

set developer "1"
set sv_cheats "1"
set thereisacow "1337"
bind M "cg_fov 90"

Once ingame press M to increase your FOV. You can also change "90" to whatever FOV you prefer.

Optionally, if you donít want to have to remember to press M to set your FOV, locate the line Ďbind W "+forward"Ď and change it to:
bind W "+forward;cg_fov 90"
This will set your fov automatically as soon as you walk in each level.

Changing FOV in config_mp.cfg is untested, but it may work (no idea if this is detected by VAC).

Here are some screenshots I took showing the big difference with the FOV change.
#2fooImoronPosted 11/12/2009 11:23:38 AM
So while there is no in-game console you can still easily perform commands on load with config.cfg
IW really didn't secure their game very well
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#3TamaNeko77(Topic Creator)Posted 11/12/2009 6:01:50 PM
lol yeah, they even put "generated by Infinity Ward, do not modify" in the cfg file
#4XanderKagePosted 11/12/2009 6:06:27 PM

90 seems a bit too much though... Looks like the gun is5 feet long...

#5DarkeningsPosted 11/12/2009 6:21:31 PM
Maybe putting "Set console "1" adds the console back :P

I agree that 90 is too much. Maybe 85?

#6ArthasRebornPosted 11/12/2009 6:24:18 PM

From: TamaNeko77 | Posted: 11/12/2009 8:01:50 PM | #003
lol yeah, they even put "generated by Infinity Ward, do not modify" in the cfg file

Wow, that's terrible.
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#7ShootnPosted 11/12/2009 6:27:50 PM

Maybe save the notepad or whatever to desktop after you put changes so you dont have to constantly rechange. just copy and paste it back in.

#8OnDeMaPosted 11/12/2009 7:01:36 PM

Anyone tried this in MP? Or would that result in a ban?

#9XEKazumiPosted 11/12/2009 7:04:49 PM
VAC sucks. So, you wouldn't get caught. Besides how they gonna trace your FOV? They'd have to be able access files on your computer through the internet and that's pretty much illegal
#10jivebeaverPosted 11/12/2009 7:36:27 PM
make it read-only?