setViewDistance

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Introduced with Operation Flashpoint version 1.00
  Effects of this scripting command are not broadcasted over the network and remain local to the client the command is executed on

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Introduced in

Game:
Operation Flashpoint
Version:
1.00

Description

Description:
Set rendering distance, in metres. Default is 900m (in OFP) or 1,200m (in ArmA), accepted range is 500m to 5,000m (in OFP) or 10,000m (in ArmA). Setting view distance to <= 0 resets the value to the one set in Options->Video->General->Visibility->Overall

Syntax

Syntax:
setViewDistance distance
Parameters:
distance: Number
Return Value:
Nothing

Examples

Example 1:
setViewDistance 2250;
Example 2:
//reset view distance in Arma 3 setViewDistance -1;

Additional Information

Multiplayer:
-
See also:
viewDistancesetDetailMapBlendParssetTerrainGridgetObjectViewDistancesetObjectViewDistance

Notes

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Notes

Ceeeb
In OFP v1.96, view distance also defines the maximum distance between a unit and any other unit they can know about. Higher view distance will involve more AI simulation cycles for every unit, which causes low performance.
galzohar
I tested the above and it seems to apply in Arma 2 as well. AI at a bit above 500m would stop engaging when I lowered the view distance down to 500m and re-engaged when I increased it back.
DesertEagle
In ArmA 2 viewDistance can be set up to 15 km with this command ( while from interface only 10 km )

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Posted on October 15, 2014 - 03:14 (UTC)
Benargee
In Arma 3, Values below 200 have no visible effect.
Posted on November 20, 2014 - 00:35 (UTC)
DreadedEntity
To clarify Bernagee's post, values under 200 have no effect. Tested by setViewDistance below 200, then hint viewDistance. It will not go below 200. Also, as object view distance can only be, at a maximum, the view distance, object view distance will also be reset to 200.
Posted on June 8, 2015 - 10:25 (UTC)
MisterGoodson
Client-side max view distance is limited by the server's view distance. Tested in Arma 3.