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FOV reverting back to default
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If you press your ESC key or the cancel button in video settings your FOV will be reset to the default values of fovTop & fovLeft until you restart your game


Operating System
Windows 10 x64
Game Settings
Steps To Reproduce

Edit the values of fovTop & fovLeft in the file: Documents\Arma 3 - Other Profiles\(INSERT PROFILE HERE)\(INSERT PROFILE HERE).Arma3Profile
Go ingame and open your pause/esc menu, configure -> video and press cancel or your ESC key.. your FOV will now be back to the default values

Additional Information

Changing your Arma3Profile to read-only will not prevent this from happening.
When they get reverted back it changes in your Arma3Profile too.

Event Timeline

Lynxaa created this task.Dec 4 2016, 10:07 AM

This is not minor issue, im struggling with this for 2 days now.
There was option before 1920*1080 16:9 WIDE, but WIDE not anymore.
So my FOV value changes, it should be fovLeft=1.3333334 but is always returning to default

My screen looks stretched and cant play anymore.
Cant LOCK FOV value

vicious added a subscriber: vicious.Dec 4 2016, 7:32 PM

Same here like MarkoCro wrote

Dwarden added a subscriber: Dwarden.Dec 5 2016, 2:31 PM

The same issue occurs in my game.

alef added a subscriber: alef.Dec 6 2016, 4:25 PM

I play at 16:10 1920x1200 and use a FOV of 85 and this now prevents me from being able to play in anything other that 75 if I use the options menu, please reinstate the aspect ratio.

Lynxaa changed Severity from Minor to Major.Dec 9 2016, 12:04 AM
Lynxaa edited Additional Information. (Show Details)

Updated some info since something so basic wasn't addressed in the most recent hotfix.

Yeah now we wait for next patch until DEVs get back from holidays :(

DRACUS added a subscriber: DRACUS.Jan 7 2017, 6:19 AM

same.. i lost FPSs with this.. and Visibility.

any news on the resolve of the this issue?

any news on the resolve of the this issue?

not yet

This also makes the normal compass impossible to read the bearing numbers on 2560x1440 resolution. It's like I have 6 inches of black space on either side. Can't change in Layout section even.

RBNT added a subscriber: RBNT.Jan 25 2017, 10:06 PM
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Alwin claimed this task.Jan 27 2017, 5:11 PM
Alwin added a subscriber: Alwin.
Alwin changed the task status from New to Reviewed.Jan 27 2017, 5:11 PM
Alwin changed the task status from Reviewed to Acknowledged.

Geez, you guys at Bohemia really have a passion for creating issues out of thin air.

If you want to remove the Aspect Ratio option, fine, but give us a proper damn FoV option already, or at least don't reset the values. The Arma3Profile values tied to Aspect Ratio are most commonly used to adjust the FoV; nobody cares about the actual "aspect ratio" thing. We just want a custom FoV that is worthy of the PC Master Race, not your dirty peasant default FoV of 70.

Just look at the stupid shit that people had to come up with:,A3.htm

Alwin added a comment.Feb 6 2017, 12:25 PM

Under investigating.

Unknown Object (User) added a subscriber: Unknown Object (User).Mar 2 2017, 10:44 AM

Under investigating.

Is there any update on this, I can't play Arma on my system. Thank you.

RBNT added a comment.Mar 2 2017, 4:16 PM
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judo added a subscriber: judo.Mar 16 2017, 2:13 PM

Any status on this? @Alwin

Comon guys, its been 4 months and nothing has happened........

Still not fixed after today's update.. this was reported 4 months ago, and all you have to do to reproduce this bug is hit ESC in your settings screen.

Janez added a subscriber: Janez.Mar 25 2017, 5:55 PM
Gilatar added a comment.EditedMar 25 2017, 6:43 PM

Agreed with what's already been said. At the very least remove the automatic change and reimplement the old aspect ratio settings, though I'd love to have an actual FoV slider in-game.

Any progress @Alwin?

I'm hoping this will be fixed in the next hotfix for 1.70..

Aspect ratio is back in v1.70, FoV is no longer reset when opening video options.

Just tested, seems to be fixed now, thanks guys.

Lynxaa changed Severity from Major to None.May 21 2017, 11:28 PM

its fixed, thanks BIS <3