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Help with draw distance
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Hello friends, I would like to know how I can increase the distance in which I can see elements on the screen with the naked eye, researched and found that some ini files have to be modified, but there are many ships and solar systems to modify, besides having to modify hex files, I have no idea how to do, does anyone have the files ready just for me to overwrite, or teach me how to do?
My PC Specs
Intel Celeron J1900 4x 2.41ghz
intel hd baytrail
4 ram DDR3 1333mghz
320 Hd

i am currently running Swag mod pack 1.0
Jason patch
and unofficial patch 1.40

Posted on: 8/15 17:19
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Re: Help with draw distance
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I was to point him to fox' tutorial on this, but those links appear to be dead. Does anyone still have a link/download to this tutorial?

Posted on: 8/18 16:08
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All the information is in the 101 tutorial here on the Starport

https://the-starport.net/freelancer/wi ... ex.php/Limit_Breaking_101

Posted on: 8/19 6:58
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Yeah, that's what I meant, but apparently those links are dead.

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@miguelf2213: for now: you will need a hex editor -- see this topic for a discussion which one to use. Furthermore, you will need something like 'simple data types', a function that comes with the hex editor, where you can see the different data types listed in the 101 list. Of course, always remember to back up your files.

Hope it helps.

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Link is not dead in the slightest, why would i post a dead link?

Posted on: 8/21 6:59
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The forum post is fine, but the tutorial fox linked in said post is dead.

Posted on: 8/21 17:00
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If you want a pre-fixed EXE, there's one here: https://r.je/freelancer/Freelancer.exe it just increases draw distance for tradelanes and other objects which are not configurable in ini files.

I maintain the Linux installer for lutris and the installer has an option to apply increased draw distance.

Along with the following replacements for draw distances:

Code:


                sed "s/LODranges.*/LODranges = 0, 99999/" "$GAMEDIR/drive_c/Program Files/Microsoft Games/Freelancer/DATA/SHIPS/shiparch.ini" -i
                sed "s/LODranges.*/LODranges = 0, 99999/" "$GAMEDIR/drive_c/Program Files/Microsoft Games/Freelancer/DATA/SHIPS/rtc_shiparch.ini" -i
                sed "s/LODranges.*/LODranges = 0, 99999/" "$GAMEDIR/drive_c/Program Files/Microsoft Games/Freelancer/DATA/SOLAR/solararch.ini" -i
                sed "s/LODranges.*/LODranges = 0, 99999/" "$GAMEDIR/drive_c/Program Files/Microsoft Games/Freelancer/DATA/EQUIPMENT/select_equip.ini" -i
                sed "s/LODranges.*/LODranges = 0, 99999/" "$GAMEDIR/drive_c/Program Files/Microsoft Games/Freelancer/DATA/EQUIPMENT/weapon_equip.ini" -i
                sed "s/LODranges.*/LODranges = 0, 99999/" "$GAMEDIR/drive_c/Program Files/Microsoft Games/Freelancer/DATA/EQUIPMENT/misc_equip.ini" -i
                sed "s/LODranges.*/LODranges = 0, 99999/" "$GAMEDIR/drive_c/Program Files/Microsoft Games/Freelancer/DATA/EQUIPMENT/st_equip.ini" -i


You can read the files and the fine/replaces there. You'll need a regex find/replace as the original LODRanges value differs depending on what you're editing.

Posted on: 8/22 17:13
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