Which FOV do you find most comfortable?

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#1 Posted by mordukai (8257 posts) -

Whether or not the developer gives you the option to change the FOV, there's always way to modify it. Do you even change it or leave it as is. Personally I found out that a FOV between 80-85 is my sweet spot. If I go any higher then that the game always looks and feels off.

So which FOV are you most comfortable with?

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#2 Posted by Azteck (7416 posts) -

When I have the option I usually set it to 85 or something like that. I've gone higher on different games in the past but not by much.

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#3 Posted by Andorski (5475 posts) -

I never touch the option. Is FOV measurement standard across all games?

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#4 Posted by Demoskinos (17268 posts) -

I never touch it. Default is usually fine by me.

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#5 Posted by Toxeia (776 posts) -

Some games use 90, some 75. Doesn't Skyrim use like... 65 or something? It feels like the games are designed for the FoV they default to. Changing it distorts things for me, so I just leave it there. Besides, it's not like we're all playing Quake and need to see 360 degrees around us.

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#6 Posted by MeierTheRed (5113 posts) -

85-90, if possible i always go with 90.

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#7 Posted by murisan (1143 posts) -

I cranked Far Cry 3 to 110. Usually 90.

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#8 Posted by DSPRB (4 posts) -

I prefer 90, if it gets much lower than that i get really nauseous.

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#9 Posted by ajamafalous (13084 posts) -
@mordukai said:

Whether or not the developer gives you the option to change the FOV, there's always way to modify it.

How I wish that were true.
 
 
Anyway, I always put mine at 90-95.
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#10 Posted by ajamafalous (13084 posts) -
@Andorski said:

I never touch the option. Is FOV measurement standard across all games?

I think so (I'm pretty sure it's measured in degrees).
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#11 Posted by mordukai (8257 posts) -

@ajamafalous said:

@mordukai said:

Whether or not the developer gives you the option to change the FOV, there's always way to modify it.

How I wish that were true. Anyway, I always put mine at 90-95.

Really? So far every FPS I played on my PC had some way to change the FOV.

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#12 Posted by MeierTheRed (5113 posts) -

@mordukai said:

@ajamafalous said:

@mordukai said:

Whether or not the developer gives you the option to change the FOV, there's always way to modify it.

How I wish that were true. Anyway, I always put mine at 90-95.

Really? So far every FPS I played on my PC had some way to change the FOV.

I could list a ton of games in my library that doesn't have a FOV slider. I would bet that i have more games that won't allow it in game than i have games that do.

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#13 Edited by SirOptimusPrime (2043 posts) -

Pretty much any FPS: 90. Just feels wrong otherwise. If it's any other genre/perspective I generally use the FOV that the game ships with, unless it really irks me. Then it's per situation.

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#14 Posted by TMThomsen (2079 posts) -

Depends on the distance to the screen. 60-70 is fine on a TV, and 90 makes more sense on a PC display.

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#15 Edited by Pr1mus (4158 posts) -

The highest it can go without creating a fisheye lens effect. In most cases that's around 90. Anything less than 80 is just too small and uncomfortable on PC when you're sitting 2-3 feet from your monitor.

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#16 Posted by Shortbreadtom (1009 posts) -

80-85 usually, and it pisses me off when PC ports don't have FOV sliders.

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#17 Edited by mordukai (8257 posts) -

@pornstorestiffi said:

@mordukai said:

@ajamafalous said:

@mordukai said:

Whether or not the developer gives you the option to change the FOV, there's always way to modify it.

How I wish that were true. Anyway, I always put mine at 90-95.

Really? So far every FPS I played on my PC had some way to change the FOV.

I could list a ton of games in my library that doesn't have a FOV slider. I would bet that i have more games that won't allow it in game than i have games that do.

But isn't there a way to change it yourself by modifying the game files or through console command?

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#18 Posted by ajamafalous (13084 posts) -
@mordukai said:

@pornstorestiffi said:

@mordukai said:

@ajamafalous said:

@mordukai said:

Whether or not the developer gives you the option to change the FOV, there's always way to modify it.

How I wish that were true. Anyway, I always put mine at 90-95.

Really? So far every FPS I played on my PC had some way to change the FOV.

I could list a ton of games in my library that doesn't have a FOV slider. I would bet that i have more games that won't allow it in game than i have games that do.

But isn't there a way to change it yourself by modifying the game files or through console command?

Off the top of my head, Far Cry 2 and Borderlands 1 ports were so busted that you couldn't change the FOV, even with the .ini (Borderlands 1 you could in single player but not in multiplayer, unless you did some bootleg shit like assigning your run key to also change the fov to whatever you wanted, because it would reset every time you did something in multiplayer).
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#19 Posted by Vextroid (1522 posts) -

90 FOV is the sweet spot for me.

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#20 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

I've never adjusted the FOV!

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#21 Posted by mordukai (8257 posts) -

@ajamafalous said:

@mordukai said:

@pornstorestiffi said:

@mordukai said:

@ajamafalous said:

@mordukai said:

Whether or not the developer gives you the option to change the FOV, there's always way to modify it.

How I wish that were true. Anyway, I always put mine at 90-95.

Really? So far every FPS I played on my PC had some way to change the FOV.

I could list a ton of games in my library that doesn't have a FOV slider. I would bet that i have more games that won't allow it in game than i have games that do.

But isn't there a way to change it yourself by modifying the game files or through console command?

Off the top of my head, Far Cry 2 and Borderlands 1 ports were so busted that you couldn't change the FOV, even with the .ini (Borderlands 1 you could in single player but not in multiplayer, unless you did some bootleg shit like assigning your run key to also change the fov to whatever you wanted, because it would reset every time you did something in multiplayer).

That does suck. Don't understand why developers won't give the players an option to pick their own FOV. Come to think of it I do remember the first Bioshock having a shitty FOV when played on widescreens before they patched that in.

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#22 Posted by Seppli (11232 posts) -

Between 85 and 90 feels the most natural to me. There's an upside to lower FOVs though - playing in 55-65 FOV feels more focused, and makes crazy feats of marksmanship and such somewhat easier.

Definitely prefer higher FOVs though.

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#23 Posted by NyxFe (252 posts) -

90 is minimum for me but I prefer 100-120. I used to play a lot of quake. 

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#24 Posted by mbr2 (608 posts) -

75. You people who put it over 75 have never looked closely enough at the edges of your screen to see the bending of the world. Looks stupid.

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#25 Posted by Justin258 (13894 posts) -

@mbr2 said:

75. You people who put it over 75 have never looked closely enough at the edges of your screen to see the bending of the world. Looks stupid.

I have looked closely at the edges of my screen with a FOV of 90 and it looks just fine. No bending.

On topic, I prefer 90 but if there's no way to change it then I won't care about it, except in the case of Bioshock where it felt really, really closed in no matter how close or far away from the TV I was. Does anyone know if there's a way to change it in Far Cry 3?

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#26 Posted by AndrewB (7814 posts) -

@Cloudenvy said:

I've never adjusted the FOV!

Neither have I. I have a strict thing of playing games mostly the way they were intended to be played (so as few mods that mess with core game mechanics as possible is another example). Also, I'm just not deep enough into games to do something like that. It's like... I have this gaming mouse with 4 different DPI settings, but I use those about as often as I use buttons which aren't left-right-middle click.

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#27 Edited by CaLe (4749 posts) -

95 exactly.

@mbr2 said:

75. You people who put it over 75 have never looked closely enough at the edges of your screen to see the bending of the world. Looks stupid.

No idea what you're talking about. Maybe 130 or something but definitely not in the 75-100 range.

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#28 Posted by CrazyBagMan (1068 posts) -

@ajamafalous said:

@mordukai said:

@pornstorestiffi said:

@mordukai said:

@ajamafalous said:

@mordukai said:

Whether or not the developer gives you the option to change the FOV, there's always way to modify it.

How I wish that were true. Anyway, I always put mine at 90-95.

Really? So far every FPS I played on my PC had some way to change the FOV.

I could list a ton of games in my library that doesn't have a FOV slider. I would bet that i have more games that won't allow it in game than i have games that do.

But isn't there a way to change it yourself by modifying the game files or through console command?

Off the top of my head, Far Cry 2 and Borderlands 1 ports were so busted that you couldn't change the FOV, even with the .ini (Borderlands 1 you could in single player but not in multiplayer, unless you did some bootleg shit like assigning your run key to also change the fov to whatever you wanted, because it would reset every time you did something in multiplayer).

There are utulities you can use to change it on those games as well.

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#29 Posted by Falx (366 posts) -

90

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#30 Edited by Tennmuerti (9000 posts) -

75 minimum, lower then that i'm gonna get headaches

up to 90 no more, higher then that i start noticing the fish eye effect

depending on the game

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#31 Posted by murisan (1143 posts) -

@believer258 said:

@mbr2 said:

75. You people who put it over 75 have never looked closely enough at the edges of your screen to see the bending of the world. Looks stupid.

I have looked closely at the edges of my screen with a FOV of 90 and it looks just fine. No bending.

On topic, I prefer 90 but if there's no way to change it then I won't care about it, except in the case of Bioshock where it felt really, really closed in no matter how close or far away from the TV I was. Does anyone know if there's a way to change it in Far Cry 3?

FOV slider goes to 110.

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#32 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6805 posts) -

Depends on the game, but usually about 90.

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#33 Posted by MeierTheRed (5113 posts) -

@mordukai said:

@ajamafalous said:

@mordukai said:

@pornstorestiffi said:

@mordukai said:

@ajamafalous said:

@mordukai said:

Whether or not the developer gives you the option to change the FOV, there's always way to modify it.

How I wish that were true. Anyway, I always put mine at 90-95.

Really? So far every FPS I played on my PC had some way to change the FOV.

I could list a ton of games in my library that doesn't have a FOV slider. I would bet that i have more games that won't allow it in game than i have games that do.

But isn't there a way to change it yourself by modifying the game files or through console command?

Off the top of my head, Far Cry 2 and Borderlands 1 ports were so busted that you couldn't change the FOV, even with the .ini (Borderlands 1 you could in single player but not in multiplayer, unless you did some bootleg shit like assigning your run key to also change the fov to whatever you wanted, because it would reset every time you did something in multiplayer).

That does suck. Don't understand why developers won't give the players an option to pick their own FOV. Come to think of it I do remember the first Bioshock having a shitty FOV when played on widescreens before they patched that in.

It's very weird they don't just include it. I remember The Darkness 2, had no FOV settings at launch but gamers bitched har enough that eventually the developers added a slider, if i recall right it didn't say any number on the slider, but at least they added one.

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#34 Posted by Crypt135 (71 posts) -

Only ever adjusted it in Skyrim, put it at 85 (27 inch monitor 1920/1080 resolution).

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#35 Posted by Bubbly (264 posts) -

I'm always kinda baffled when developers choose to not put an FOV slider or just have a decent default FOV, like 90 for example. Even if you don't believe in the getting a headache from a low FOV thing (only happens to me when it is MW3 bad, which I believe was 65), you would ensure minimal bitching with an FOV of 90 and a slider is always a good way to get goodwill from PC gamers. I believe 90 is the sweet spot since nobody gets a headache from it, it doesn't look funny (75 is where it starts to look funky for me on a decently sized monitor, although it doesn't induce headaches for me at that level), and you don't get the fisheye effect.

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#36 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (5446 posts) -

@Pr1mus said:

The highest it can go without creating a fisheye lens effect. In most cases that's around 90. Anything less than 80 is just too small and uncomfortable on PC when you're sitting 2-3 feet from your monitor.

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#37 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3413 posts) -

360. That way whenever I get a headshot in CoD I can put it in my montage.

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#38 Posted by Alexandru (345 posts) -

I prefer it at 70 or under. I hate the fish eye on the corners that is created at higher FOV.

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#39 Posted by CaptainTightPants (2830 posts) -

80-85. Anything less is nausea-inducing.

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#40 Posted by YOU_DIED (712 posts) -

@believer258 said:

@mbr2 said:

75. You people who put it over 75 have never looked closely enough at the edges of your screen to see the bending of the world. Looks stupid.

I have looked closely at the edges of my screen with a FOV of 90 and it looks just fine. No bending.

On topic, I prefer 90 but if there's no way to change it then I won't care about it, except in the case of Bioshock where it felt really, really closed in no matter how close or far away from the TV I was. Does anyone know if there's a way to change it in Far Cry 3?

Same, 80-90 here

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#41 Posted by Scrawnto (2550 posts) -

About 85, though lower is acceptable if you are farther than a couple of feet from your screen(e.g. looking at a TV from the couch). Basically, if you look at the center of the screen, and measure the angle from the left side to the right, it should match the FOV in the game, to best mimic a window into the game world. That angle is smaller, the farther you go from the screen.

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#42 Posted by khopps17 (59 posts) -

It really depends on the game, and well naturally the limits a dev has put in it. I tend to do my best to look in cfg's or make autoexecs to change it up if not an immediate menu option... with that being said In games like Quake I like it at around 119.863, and in anything else I like to get it as close to that as possible

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