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Vehicle Optics - Stuck in full zoom
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If riding as a gunner in a vehicle and holding down your zoom in button while not in optics, if you then hit your optics button, you will be locked to full zoom and be unable to zoom out. This bug was present in Arma 2 as well.


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Steps To Reproduce

Get in vehicle as gunner.
Endure that you are no in your optics.
Hold your zoom button (Rmb in default) and continue to hold.
Press your button to go into optics.
Release zoom button.

At this point you will be able to switch out of optics, but unable to zoom out until disconnecting from the server and reconnecting.

Event Timeline

Gorilla edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Mar 25 2013, 2:24 AM
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Gorilla set Category to Gameplay.
Gorilla set Reproducibility to Always.
Gorilla set Severity to Minor.
Gorilla set Resolution to Open.
Gorilla set Legacy ID to 1059569520.May 7 2016, 1:04 PM
Gorilla edited a custom field.

Ahhh, this issue has come back to Arma 3? I had that happen in Arma 2 and the only way to fix it was to restart the mission.. Hah..

Can't you just press "0" (In my case) To get back to normal mode?

Gorilla added a subscriber: Gorilla.May 7 2016, 1:04 PM

You can go back to normal mode, but as I mentioned the zoom will be stuck at fully zoomed in when you return to optics.

Oh, Alright I misunderstood the question.

ceeeb added a comment.Apr 7 2013, 1:06 AM

Related to #306

sarlac added a subscriber: sarlac.May 7 2016, 1:04 PM
sarlac added a comment.May 9 2013, 7:48 PM

I've had this problem, but have been unable to find a way to stop the stuck zoom. Changing to a new vehicle will fix it but that's not always an option.

Definite steps to reproduce this issue:

  1. get into hunter OR IFRIT with hmg or gmg,
  2. move to gunner position.
  3. while holding "lock or zoom" (right click or bound to any other key), activate the gun camera.

You will need to bind "lock or zoom" or "optics" in a way that allows you to press "optics" while already holding "lock or zoom".

observe that gun cam is now zoomed in completely and can not be zoomed out.

Not fixed yet.

reproduced with sarlac's steps.
the problem is with the zoom function of "Lock or Zoom" key.

See also #1530

this is fixed please mark resolved

AD2001 added a subscriber: AD2001.May 7 2016, 1:04 PM

Confirmed, this is fixed in the latest Dev build.

Strange. I tested it with an Ifrit HMG just now and this bug is still there. I'm using the Dev build too.

I can't reproduce it.

still an issue in 1.10

ceeeb added a comment.Jun 8 2014, 1:18 AM

This issue has been around since Arma 1.
It affects all vehicle positions that allow the zoom to be smoothly increased/decreased (and the zoom holds at that level). Positions with stepped zoom levels are not affected.

Bohemia added a subscriber: Bohemia.May 7 2016, 1:04 PM

+1 i was writing about long time ago....

This issue still persists, there is no way to fix it once it occurs. I should not however it is vehicle specific, you can go into a new vehicle and the zoom is reset to normal.

Bug still here.

Bug is also present in SP game.

I can confirm that this is still an issue. Even if "zoom temporary" is mapped to other keys, pressing Zoom Temporary immediately after pressing the key to enter the gun camera/sight will cause a state of being permanently zoomed all the way in.

I know of a few other people that also have this issue.

This is always reproducible. Even in single player with no mods.

I was stucked in different zoom positions in my last multiplayer games...
seemed random when it happens.
after some tries i could get out again.
first i thought it was connection and server issues, but my connection is ok, and the eutw servers are good too.

Lex added a subscriber: Lex.Jul 21 2017, 5:17 PM

I repeated myself here
More details. The optical sight is jammed at maximum resolution. Occurs with some optical sights on turrets and cars, where there is a smooth zoom.
This happens when the 3D view is turned on + the "temporary zoom" key is clamped and the "optics" key is pressed.
After the optical sight is stuck at maximum magnification, it is impossible to return the functionality of changing the multiplicity on the optical sight, in the equipment where it happened.

Steps To Reproduce

create a hunter (strider) with a machine gun (grenade launcher), or any stationary turret ....
sit in the place of the arrow
turn on the view from the third person
press and hold the key - "temporary increase"
press the key - "optical sight"
try changing the magnification of the optical sight (+ \ -)
Lex added a comment.Nov 21 2017, 1:48 AM