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Help with Camera Controls - 12/22/2012 3:11:39 AM   
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Still struggling to quickly get the view I want. I often use the "Right-click on the map surface and drag the mouse" option to get what I want. But then when I use the wheel to zoom, it seems to default to the regular view. Is that correct?

Wondering if some keys could be used to quickly go to a certain view, e.g. numbers 1-9? And maybe some of these we could assign to a view ourselves?

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RE: Help with Camera Controls - 12/22/2012 3:41:42 AM   
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Hi Gerry, I don't know if you've looked at the in-game help but it contains a section on hotkeys (posted below). You can use the A-W-S-D keys to move the camera around. This might be easier than the right-click option.




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RE: Help with Camera Controls - 12/22/2012 3:46:22 AM   
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Also (don't know if you know this or not) but the camera tilt, for a lack of a better term, affects how the mouse scroll wheel functions. By default it is in the 3/4 or isometric view like you are looking at the board diagonally down. If you zoom in this view mode, the camera arcs downward in a curve (hard to explain but I think you know what I mean). If you switch to the top-down view (my preference) and zoom, the camera simply zooms up and down, no arcing.

Below are the top four buttons on the right-side controls. The second one down on the right column is the toggle for 3/4 versus top-down.

Is this what you were looking for (both responses)?




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RE: Help with Camera Controls - 12/22/2012 3:51:19 AM   
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Thanks but that is not so much my problem so I should have been clearer. I really like the part where you can drag the map about.

What I am struggling with:
I like a view where I have the map tilted a bit (so not top-down and not "flat" on the table). I get the tilt that I want set up. Now I want to zoom in on this. When I use the mouse wheel to do this however, it zooms in but flattens the map on the board. So I have lost my tilt.

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RE: Help with Camera Controls - 12/22/2012 3:59:19 AM   
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Gotcha - I had the same problem in the beginning and that's eventually what led me to use the top-down view, i.e. losing that tilt while zooming. With the big board hi-res version of the AtB maps, I don't mind the top-down as much and only switch to the 3/4 view situationally. If you do figure it out, please share as I might switch back.

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RE: Help with Camera Controls - 12/22/2012 4:03:55 AM   
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Thanks Mike. I just got a new computer and I am now able to view the giant-sized maps. So I will try the top-down view and see how it goes.

I do think there are opportunities here for them to add a few more shortcuts to help with this.

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RE: Help with Camera Controls - 12/22/2012 4:08:08 AM   
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I agree. Maybe if Eric or Erik have a new hot-key list they can share it. I know they added the new LOS check as "L" but there might be others. Guys, any chance we can get a new list of hot-keys?

Congratulations on the new PC rig! Laptop or Desktop? What are the main specs?

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RE: Help with Camera Controls - 12/22/2012 4:18:46 AM   
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Did you guys miss my post in War Room?

http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3219438

Combos of crtl shift and alt with the scroll wheel does different things.

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RE: Help with Camera Controls - 12/22/2012 4:26:53 AM   
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I did - thanks for pointing us in its direction J2D!

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RE: Help with Camera Controls - 12/22/2012 10:48:03 AM   
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I read the posts and thanks for the clear explanation. I downloaded the patch and and I always use the 3d counters at the present moment. What is the difference I am reading about the maps? I rarely play the game since I have too many games!!!!

I guess this is what I mean, what system preferences do I need?

as well as wonderfully-detailed 2D board game-style maps in very high resolution to complete the experience! Unit counters also received a resolution upgrade, becoming even more visible and showing dynamic stats through each match!

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RE: Help with Camera Controls - 12/22/2012 6:45:14 PM   
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I use the ctrl and alt with the mouse wheel to get the view I want.
It seems to work the easiest.

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