Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 in 5760 x 1200 pixels, FOV Tuning
What does Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 look like on Eyefinity or TripleHead? Our colleagues from the widescreen Gaming forum give the answer.
Modern Warfare 2 is also a topic in the Widescreen Gaming forum and causes some heated discussions. The action game is one of those titles where the developers apparently didn't pay much attention to widescreen resolutions like they are offered by a Matrox TripleHead2Go or Ati Eyefinity.
Luckily there is a tool called Widescreenfixer (download) that resolves this problem and also adjusts the aspect ratio as well as the HUD. The latest version 1.65.0 is compatible to Modern Warfare 2. Dopefish, the author, says that the fixer also works with the Anti Cheat software of Modern Warfare 2 - nevertheless using the tool in multiplayer is done at one's own risk.
Another way to improve the Field of View (VOV) is to tune the cfg file. Below you can find the appropriate instructions, but bear in mind that those changes are again done at one's own risk.
Browse to your MW2\players\ directory. Note that it's not MW2\players for all people. Search config.cfg in your c:\documents and settings folder, and you should find the config file. Open config.cfg in wordpad and add the following lines:
set developer "1"
set sv_cheats "1"
set thereisacow "1337"
bind M "cg_fov 90"
Once ingame press M to increase your FOV. You can also change "90" to whatever FOV you prefer. Optionally, if you don't want to have to remember to press M to set your FOV, locate the line ‘bind W "+forward"‘ and change it to:
bind W "+forward;cg_fov 90"
This will set your fov automatically as soon as you walk in each level.
Changing FOV in config_mp.cfg is untested, but it may work (no idea if this is detected by VAC).
More information about Modern Warfare 2 and widescreen support can be found in the Widescreen Gaming Forum.
In our preview gallery we have some downsized screenshots of Modern Warfare 2 that originally have been taken at a resolution of 5040 x 1050 pixels on a Matrox TripleHead2Go. Furthermore there is a video that shows the latest Call of Duty running in 5760 x 1200 on Ati Eyefinity.
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