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Althea
17-12-2011, 11:04 AM
I've tried the available fixes, i.e. the console and the .ini tweak, and neither is sticking. Every time I load up the game I have to change the FoV else I get a headache within a very short period of time.

Is there really any way to permanently fix the FoV?

DVD773
17-12-2011, 01:00 PM
I'm also having this issue. Worst is i keep forgetting about it and after ten minuets of playing I end up thinking "Am i playing Skyrim drunk again??! oh no its just the FOV...." Would love a fix to this.

DigitalSignalX
17-12-2011, 01:10 PM
Curious, fixing it in the .ini file worked here and it stuck after restart. Are you editing the file in your save folder?

" \username\Documents\My Games\Skyrim " or in the install folder? The one you want is the former.

in Skyrim.ini, under the [General] add

fdefaultfov=85 (or any # you like)

Althea
17-12-2011, 01:18 PM
I'll try that, DSX. I read to put it under Display (or I thought I did), so I could have just put it in the wrong place. I'll try it in General and report back.

Althea
17-12-2011, 07:41 PM
I tried that again DSX, moving it to the right place, saving it and restarting my PC. It looks to have fixed it, so thank you!

DigitalSignalX
18-12-2011, 12:45 AM
Woot! Now you can post more screens :))

Bristoff
18-12-2011, 12:54 PM
I've had the same problem with the "set timescale to X" command resetting, where would I go about putting that in the .ini to make it permanent?

Maurish
18-12-2011, 07:45 PM
It should stick with the game if you've made a save after entering the command. If you start a new game or load a save where the command has not been entered, it will have the default timesacale value. Type in "show timescale" to check.

DigitalSignalX
19-12-2011, 12:01 AM
@Bristoff, same with Maurish - I just typed it in console, did a save, and it stuck. Beware though, some things that are time dependent (like turning into a vampire for example) may not work in the time they are supposed to - but do eventually complete. My game is set for 1/2 normal so I typed in console

"set timescale to 10"

Althea
19-12-2011, 10:46 AM
I wonder - would running Steam/Skyrim as administrator help it to stick? Perhaps that's why the FoV thing didn't stick for me.

Althea
20-12-2011, 05:09 PM
I tried that again DSX, moving it to the right place, saving it and restarting my PC. It looks to have fixed it, so thank you!
Aaaaaand it didn't.

Sigh. Skyrim is turning out to be a big pile of shite.

DigitalSignalX
20-12-2011, 08:05 PM
Are you doing a steam verify files thing where it rewrites everything back to default? Maybe making the change and then setting read-only attribute?

Althea
20-12-2011, 08:56 PM
Are you doing a steam verify files thing where it rewrites everything back to default? Maybe making the change and then setting read-only attribute?
I'm not doing anything. The .ini still shows my FoV change, but I did find doing fov 85 at the menu carries into the game, too.