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12-12-2012, 02:05 PM | Post: #1
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Listen up Heroes!

Today we released a game update with various fixes and features, and one of those features is to help empower the creative community. Be they machinima enthusiasts or just people looking for those epic screenshots of their heroes or the beautiful animated scenery.

So, first things first.
These features can only be used on Unranked servers, and the FreeCam feature can only be used if the server admin has enabled it. You can't just use it anywhere and everywhere and it does not work in the tutorial mode... and at least for now.

Remove HUD



Removing the HUD can be done on ANY unranked server by simply pressing F11

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Using the FreeCam



Upon release there have been a couple of issues with the FreeCam but we are working on them and hope to have them resolved ASAP.

For now only those with access to the serversettings.con file will be able to use FreeCam on their server by adding the line sv.allowfreecam 1 to it while in unranked mode. UPDATE We have found the issue preventing FreeCam being enabled via RCON command, and this issue will be resolved in our next game update so that it can be enabled/disabled via any admin tool on any rented server.

Next you must reset your key bindings. To do this, go to "C:\Users\USERNAME\Documents\Battlefield Heroes" delete the file "controls.con" and launch the game. This will set your controls back to default but it will also enable the freecam key which is F12.

Now once you have done that, join any unranked server with FreeCam enabled and simply hit F12 to go into FreeCam mode. You can combine this with F11 to remove the HUD also.


How to control the FreeCam

Basic movement of the FreeCam is achieved much like you would expect.
You move around with the W, S, A and D keys and to pivot the camera you your the [/b]mouse[/b].

You can make the camera move up and down without needing to Pivot your camera using (Default) CTRL and F

Pressing Spacebar will set your camera to follow a target hero.

Possible issues and fixes.

- Lagging after using the FreeCam
Pressing F12 to go in and out of FreeCam again (Possibly multiple times) may be able to resolve this issue. (Suggested by Harlinger)



If there are any questions go ahead an ask away in this thread and we'll answer what we can.

(This post was last modified: 13-12-2012 02:16 PM by VitalBullet.)
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12-12-2012, 02:42 PM | Post: #2
go0onygo0ony1 
Thanks!, btw does your character still appear to others when freecaming?

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12-12-2012, 02:48 PM | Post: #3
CaptainSpectrum
Why it's laggy?
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12-12-2012, 02:49 PM | Post: #4
Skillica 
AWESOME, THANK YOU EASY!!

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12-12-2012, 02:56 PM | Post: #5
Gerald. 
Epic stuff!

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12-12-2012, 02:57 PM | Post: #6
Traivorus 
Thanks Vital Wink

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12-12-2012, 03:08 PM | Post: #7
-Scheetje! 
Some cool stuff:

While flying planes: Enable Freecam, put it there in the air where you can see most of the sky and press F12. Quickly press 'Ctrl' while holding down the 'w' to speed up your airplane. You now have full control of your plane while watching it with the Freecam! Pretty hard to master this way of flying, yet I succeeded several times Tongue Last thing is to disable the HUD with F11, and start shooting your own machinima! (Keep ctrl pressed down the entire time while flying . When you lost track of your plane, quickly release control, relocate your plane, press ctrl again and keep flying, Soldier!)

While riding Jeeps: Enter the jeep as a passenger, enable Freecam and press the space-bar. Disable the HUD, sit back and enjoy what's about to follow.

While riding Tanks: Same as the Jeep.

While being yourself: Press F12 and hit the space-bar. You now follow a random fellow teammate.


Just awesome!

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12-12-2012, 03:12 PM | Post: #8
OreLizard 
(12-12-2012 02:05 PM)VitalBullet Wrote:  Next you must reset your key bindings. To do this, go to "C:\Users\USERNAME\Documents\Battlefield Heroes" delete the file "controls.con" and launch the game. This will set your controls back to default but it will also enable the freecam key which is F12.

Love the cam mode
But you can also reset the controles
and how i can follow others?

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12-12-2012, 03:12 PM | Post: #9
SemtexBoi
Thanks!
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12-12-2012, 03:21 PM | Post: #10
ManKik 
oooh nice
the era of new machinimas are here

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12-12-2012, 03:21 PM | Post: #11
PipAntarctic 
Let's make a signature......

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12-12-2012, 03:31 PM | Post: #12
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I really can't wait for all the new, shiny machinma's that are now possible!

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Alright, did some quick testing. While it works great, filming in motion can be a bit jittery.
For stills, it's great, though! Smile

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12-12-2012, 03:44 PM | Post: #13
KononVS 
can i move while using freecam?
will it be possible?!

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12-12-2012, 03:59 PM | Post: #14
VitalBullet Go to next important person...
(12-12-2012 02:42 PM)go0onygo0ony1 Wrote:  Thanks!, btw does your character still appear to others when freecaming?

Yes

(12-12-2012 02:48 PM)CaptainSpectrum Wrote:  Why it's laggy?

This has always been an issue with our freecam.
A great way to combat this is to change the source of movement.
For this we'd recommend using a game pad like and XBOX controller or something similar. With a little practice you can get a nice smooth camera.

(12-12-2012 03:44 PM)KononVS Wrote:  can i move while using freecam?
will it be possible?!

If you Hold "W" or whatever other key you use for moving forward in game and press F12 to go into freecam then you can move forwards. BUt no, you can't move while in freecam otherwise.

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12-12-2012, 03:59 PM | Post: #15
janmueller96 
will it just be possible on unranked servers?

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12-12-2012, 04:10 PM | Post: #16
-Scheetje! 
(12-12-2012 03:59 PM)janmueller96 Wrote:  will it just be possible on unranked servers?

Here's your answer, 14 posts above you.

(12-12-2012 02:05 PM)VitalBullet Wrote:  For now only those with access to the serversettings.con file will be able to use freecam on their server by adding the line sv.allowfreecam 1 to it while in

unranked mode

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12-12-2012, 04:11 PM | Post: #17
~Hoof~Arted~ 
When will sv.allowfreecam 1 work through rcon? My server provider (Branzone) does not the option to edit the raw serversettings.con file.

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12-12-2012, 04:13 PM | Post: #18
go0onygo0ony1 
Making a contest for the most heroic screenshot with no HUD would be awesome!

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12-12-2012, 04:13 PM | Post: #19
Pormcorn 
amazing! Smile

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12-12-2012, 04:14 PM | Post: #20
parlax 
Great!

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