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    Certain chase-cam commands permanently disabled?

    I'm trying to tweak the chase cam position with "chase_up", "chase_right", and "chase_back", but no matter what I do, I get the response "Can't set chase_up / chase_right / chase_back with cheats disabled."

    I've tried all variations of "sv_cheats [x]", tried starting a LAN listen server within the game, tried launching a single-player map via console > "map [x]", and I'm pretty sure I've correctly added my SteamID to "admins.txt", all to no avail.

    Are these commands permanently disabled, or am I missing something?
    Last edited by Lollie; 15-04-2019 at 06:29 AM.

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    Re: Certain chase-cam commands permanently disabled?

    You're probably looking for these 3 CVARs:

    cam_idealdist - Distance (default 128)
    cam_idealpitch - Pitch angle (default 0)
    cam_idealyaw - Yaw angle (default 0)

    There is also:

    cam_snapto - Smoothing, 0/1 (default 0)
    cam_followaim - Look at crosshair, 0/1 (default 0)

    You can then turn on third person mode with command "thirdperson", and turn it off with command "firstperson".
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    Re: Certain chase-cam commands permanently disabled?

    Naw, I'm looking to change the camera's position in relation to the playermodel, beyond distance at least. I want to offset the camera's height and side-offset to make my own "over-the-shoulder" third-person view - and make a few nice screenshots along the way.

    I also want to alter camera height because my player model is a bit shorter by design, so I'd like to get it more in view.

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    Re: Certain chase-cam commands permanently disabled?

    Oh there aren't any non-cheat CVARs for that. You'd have to use a plugin, or engine debugging cheats (sv_cheats 255).
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    Re: Certain chase-cam commands permanently disabled?

    Right, that's my problem. I tried sv_cheats 255, but like I said in my OP, Sven just returns "Can't set chase_up with cheats disabled."

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    Re: Certain chase-cam commands permanently disabled?

    Did you change map after setting that? It doesn't occur immediately.
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    Re: Certain chase-cam commands permanently disabled?

    Ah, I hadn't changed maps after sv_cheats 255! That gets rid of the "cheats disabled" message at least. Unfortunately the chase_up/right commands appear to do absolutely nothing, even after map reload.

    Are there any known plugins out there that deal with the camera? Or like, some way to edit camera presets, or something? The presets "Right Side Aim" and "Beauty Shot" alter the side offset (although not in a way that affects chase_right), so I'm assuming there's something in Sven that allows for it.
    Last edited by Lollie; 15-04-2019 at 09:05 PM.

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