View Full Version : Zoom out abuse!

10-18-2011, 09:27 AM

1) Select your hero
2) Move the camera to the bottom left corner of the map, dragging it on the minimap, until it zooms out.
3) Double click the hero portrait to center on your hero and to enable auto follow

Moving the camera in any other way eg. arrow keys, F1, will reset it. As long as you remain centered on the hero the zoomed out mode will remain.

10-18-2011, 11:31 AM
there is a console command which allows you to zoom and view entire map...duh!

10-18-2011, 12:26 PM
there is a console command which allows you to zoom and view entire map...duh!

Didn't know there was a command that allowed you to modify the camera zoom in multiplayer mode. Name of the command?

10-18-2011, 12:28 PM
That doesn't mean this shouldn't be fixed... duh!

10-18-2011, 05:07 PM
I checked, what you're talking about is "dota_camera_distance", but it works only when sc_cheats is set to 1. What I showed works always, while playing mm, observing etc. Zooming the camera out in these circumstances is in my opinion an abuse, since I though the distance was limited due to a conscious design decision and not due to engine limitations in DotA and Dota 2 alike.

10-25-2011, 06:55 AM
That is a pretty game-breaking bug.
What screen resolution were you on when you tried this? (not the max size of your monitor)

10-26-2011, 08:16 AM
1920x1200 with a ratio of 16:10

10-30-2011, 06:51 AM
There is another variation of this bug. First off all you must get a flying chicken, send it into the corner by the radiant fountain until you can hardly see it. Now use the scroll wheel on the mouse to tilt the camera down and then back. You will now have a zoomed out mode that doesn't reset unless you tilt the camera again.

10-30-2011, 07:23 AM
should be fixed =) gg

10-30-2011, 07:34 AM
You have to have cheats enabled. Isn't possible on matchmaking servers.