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  •  08-11-2012, 12:07 PM 964559
    Augustiello Augustiello is not online. Last active: 07 Nov 2012, 10:35 AM
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    Subject: how do I shrink the zoom of the game?
     downloaded the mod (ZOOM OUT LOAD), I did the copy and paste procedure,in unit C/programs/microsoft games/age of empire 3 / startup, but it does not works.. can you help me ?

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  •  08-11-2012, 12:34 PM 964560 in reply to 964559
    Blacklight21 Blacklight21 is not online. Last active: 02-08-2014, 7:55 AM
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    Subject: Re: how do I shrink the zoom of the game?
    Try this

    Open the folder Age of Empires III >> Startup >> gamey.cfg (open it and you will find the options)

     

    Edit

    limitPitch=35
    maxZoom=225
    normalZoom=200
    minZoom=10
    extraZoomPercent=0.35
    zoomSpeed=0.5
    zoomWheelDivisor=30.0


    Backup the files before doing that.


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  •  08-11-2012, 12:42 PM 964561 in reply to 964559
    Metis Metis is not online. Last active: Thu, Dec 26 2013, 1:38 AM
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    Subject: Re: how do I shrink the zoom of the game?

    The safest way to modify the game's behavior is via the user.cfg file, which you create in \Users\<your login name>\Documents\My Games\Age of Empires 3\Startup. You can modify zoom via commands placed in this file.

    Note that you are free to zoom to any distance you wish in the single-player game but zoom mods have been banned for multi-player play as they can give an unfair advantage to those who have them. Also, zooming out too far will cause the game to lag; intentionally lagging games is another multi-player no-no. 

    In the normal game, you can set the zoom to "Very Far" in the game's options and then zoom in and out using the mouse wheel.

    If you don't know what you are doing you can really mess up your game by editing files and render it impossible to play online or play online without going out of sync. I'd recommend not doing this.

  •  08-11-2012, 2:30 PM 964568 in reply to 964560
    Augustiello Augustiello is not online. Last active: 07 Nov 2012, 10:35 AM
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    Subject: Re: how do I shrink the zoom of the game?
    THX ALOT, it works...i'll remember yours names......i'll have more fun so, it's wonderfull,if I can help you in some way, just ask me...thanks again :)))))) .. bye

    http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoCDLtE14a-tvnHCYIP5Byw?feature=mhee
  •  08-11-2012, 2:34 PM 964569 in reply to 964568
    Blacklight21 Blacklight21 is not online. Last active: 02-08-2014, 7:55 AM
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    Subject: Re: how do I shrink the zoom of the game?
    glad you can play normally now ;)

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  •  08-11-2012, 2:52 PM 964571 in reply to 964569
    Augustiello Augustiello is not online. Last active: 07 Nov 2012, 10:35 AM
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    Subject: Re: how do I shrink the zoom of the game?
    error crc, no fun...i wont this.. i wish to play on multi too..i know is possible....give me correct procedure plz, i play on multiplayer, no singleplayer....i tried it vs pc,..can you tell me the procedure for having it on multiplayer ?thx

    http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoCDLtE14a-tvnHCYIP5Byw?feature=mhee
  •  08-11-2012, 3:08 PM 964572 in reply to 964571
    Blacklight21 Blacklight21 is not online. Last active: 02-08-2014, 7:55 AM
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    Subject: Re: how do I shrink the zoom of the game?
    If u have mods or have modified any of the game files you ARE NOT able to play on multiplayer. You need to delete mods.

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  •  08-11-2012, 3:12 PM 964573 in reply to 964571
    Metis Metis is not online. Last active: Thu, Dec 26 2013, 1:38 AM
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    Subject: Re: how do I shrink the zoom of the game?

    Apparently you didn't read my post telling you not to modify your game files but to use a user.cfg file instead. If you backed up your files as directed you can just restore them. If not, then you will need to reinstall the game. 

    Also, as I said, changing zoom beyond normal must only be done in single-player games. It is forbidden to zoom beyond normal limits in a multi-player game.

    Official notice by the moderators:

    Mods and Hacks

    It has come to our attention that a popular UI mod enables users to zoom out further than the game usually allows. This gives the player with the mod an unfair advantage, and we consider this cheating when used in multi-player games. If you are using a mod that has this functionality, do not make use of it in multi-player games, or un-install the mod.

    We are also looking into other hacks at this time, and would like to remind players that we have a zero tolerance policy toward cheating and the use of hacks.

    http://www.agecommunity.com/archive42006.aspx

  •  08-11-2012, 4:01 PM 964574 in reply to 964573
    Augustiello Augustiello is not online. Last active: 07 Nov 2012, 10:35 AM
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    Subject: Re: how do I shrink the zoom of the game?
    Thank you metis, is everything ok, I found another simple file that does not give me crc error and simply copy only ... thanks again for your time... i think is legal..ryzon has permitted special japan with specific unit in 2 era,  rotation buildings is allowed, so, i think is legal..if is not legal, tell me it, i'll delete that file...bye

    http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoCDLtE14a-tvnHCYIP5Byw?feature=mhee
  •  08-11-2012, 5:28 PM 964579 in reply to 964574
    LordStefanIII LordStefanIII is not online. Last active: 11/12/2013, 7:05 PM
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    Subject: Re: how do I shrink the zoom of the game?
    What are you incoherent? He told you several times, and even gave a link to the official post that stated it was not allowed.
  •  08-11-2012, 8:59 PM 964597 in reply to 964579
    TacticalWillie TacticalWillie is not online. Last active: 12-26-2013, 9:58 AM
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    Subject: Re: how do I shrink the zoom of the game?

    Please explain to me how ability, whether used or unused, to intentually lag the game, is needed in your gameplay?


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  •  08-11-2012, 9:47 PM 964599 in reply to 964573
    Augustiello Augustiello is not online. Last active: 07 Nov 2012, 10:35 AM
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    Subject: Re: how do I shrink the zoom of the game?
    one moment plz...it's allowed special japan, special china  and special india civs, and this no very important mod is not allowed? o m g ... it's allowed rotation buildings...why i can't have it ? many players have it...

    http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoCDLtE14a-tvnHCYIP5Byw?feature=mhee
  •  08-11-2012, 9:48 PM 964600 in reply to 964597
    G00GLE G00GLE is not online. Last active: 12-07-2013, 8:49 AM
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    Subject: Re: how do I shrink the zoom of the game?

    Umm Augustiello since were not sure its allowed lets not give it to all 300+ members just yet 


    eso: Dark__prince, Winniethep00h

  •  08-11-2012, 9:56 PM 964603 in reply to 964600
    Augustiello Augustiello is not online. Last active: 07 Nov 2012, 10:35 AM
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    Subject: Re: how do I shrink the zoom of the game?

    is it an problem ? it's alowed rotation buildings, special civs etc etc...why no this funny mod ?

     


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  •  08-11-2012, 9:59 PM 964605 in reply to 964600
    Augustiello Augustiello is not online. Last active: 07 Nov 2012, 10:35 AM
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    Subject: Re: how do I shrink the zoom of the game?
    I would like an explanation  if you want me to delete this fun mod. thanks

    http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoCDLtE14a-tvnHCYIP5Byw?feature=mhee
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