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    Default Guide to get the unrestricted camera for beginners

    This guide works for:
    Empire: Total War, Napoleon: Total War, Total War: Shogun 2, Total War: Rome2, Total War: Attila and Total War: Warhammer! (it's just the path thats different. see 2.)


    I thought it could be nice to show a more visual way to get the unrestricted camera for absolute tenderfoots and beginners. Dont mind the language of the screenshots, its absolute the same.

    When you think, you dont need such a detailed guide, check out rattue´s video on You Tube

    Otherwise, here we go:

    Guide 1. Show hidden files
    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 
    Some files on your pc are hidden. To reach the prefence.script file, the one we want to edit, we have to make this files visible.

    1. Start Button
    2. Control Panel
    3. Folder Options
    4. View tab
    5. Check “Hidden files and folders: Show all files and folders”
    6. Uncheck “Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)”
    7. Click “apply” and then “OK”

    Here are two description with screenshots.

    For Vista and win7:
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...windows-vista/

    For XP:
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...folders-in-xp/


    2. The path to the prefence.script file
    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 
    Basically it looks like this:

    For Vista and win7 (whatever game you want to have the unrestricted camera running)
    C:\Users\your PC name\AppData\Roaming\The Creative Assembly\Napoleon\scripts
    or C:\Users\your PC name\AppData\Roaming\The Creative Assembly\Attila\scripts
    or C:\Users\your PC name\AppData\Roaming\The Creative Assembly\Empire\scripts
    or C:\Users\your PC name\AppData\Roaming\The Creative Assembly\Rome2\scripts
    or C:\Users\your PC name\AppData\Roaming\The Creative Assembly\Shogun2\scripts
    or C:\Users\your PC name\AppData\Roaming\The Creative Assembly\Warhammer\scripts

    For XP (whatever game you want to have the unrestricted camera running)
    C:\Documents and Settings\your PC name\Application Data\The Creative Assembly\Napoleon\scripts
    or C:\Documents and Settings\your PC name\Application Data\The Creative Assembly\Empire\scripts
    or C:\Documents and Settings\your PC name\Application Data\The Creative Assembly\Shogun2\scripts
    or C:\Documents and Settings\your PC name\Application Data\The Creative Assembly\Rome2\scripts
    or C:\Documents and Settings\your PC name\Application Data\The Creative Assembly\Attila\scripts
    or C:\Documents and Settings\your PC name\Application Data\The Creative Assembly\Warhammer\scripts

    (Doubleclick C:, then doubleclick Users respectively Documents and Settings... and so on and so on... you will see, just follow the path.)

    On your visual display it looks like this with Vista and win7:
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    3. Editing the preference.script file
    First things first: Right click on the preference.script file --> click on "properties" --> uncheck "read only". press ok and follow the next step.

    Note: Make a copy/backup of the file before you change anything and put the copy on your desktop or elsewhere! If something went wrong, you are always on the safe side with a backup.

    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 
    Just doubleclick the preference.script file:
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    You should see this:
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    Every line is a command for the programme N:TW. The first part shows the actual setting and the last part describes the possible settings.

    We search this particular line:
    default_camera_type 0; # default_battle_camera <card32>, default battle camera: 0-totalwar 1-rts 2-debug #

    On your visual display it looks like this:
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    Now look at the red framed zero (0):

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    Just change this 0 into a 2. It should look like this:
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    Close the preference.script file and save the changes. Finished.


    Start Napoleon:Total War or any other TW Game mentioned above and check out the new perspective.


    Now you can decide which camera settings do you prefer- if you want to switch it back, just open the preference.script again, turn back the 2 into a 0 and save it again. Finished. If you wanna keep the unbugged camera, make your graphic and audio setting before do the last step.

    Last step: If you now want to keep the unrestricted camera: right click on the closed preference file->properties->check "read only". This is not needed in Total War: Warhammer, you can leave it unchecked.


    Notes (just for Napoleon: Total War):
    1. Change your audio only when you are on the battlefield. Otherwise the cam will switch back to the default cam. If thats the case: open the pref. file and, believe or not, change the 2 into a 2, save changes and it will be fine.

    If you have any questions, just ask- you are welcome.

    Thanks guys for all your hints and corrections. Very much appreciated. I hope, I have it all in now... if not, let me know.
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    Last edited by Turumba; June 10, 2016 at 03:24 AM. Reason: pics up again

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    if u think im paying u turumba you gotta be joking
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    At least i dont have to pay you...
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    Unrestriscted is so good. Cant play without it


    Played with it for months now.

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    Thanks, I was having trouble as my files were hidden, much appreciated!

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    Default Re: Guide to get the unrestricted camera for beginners

    request a sticky!

    just another thing the 0 can also be a 1 depending on the camera you have chosen in the options menu just if that confuses someone.
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    You can also change the camera move speed and camera turn speed. I also noticed on the bottom that said number of threads...anyone figure out what that is for? Something to do with your cpu maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Achilleslastand View Post
    I also noticed on the bottom that said number of threads...anyone figure out what that is for? Something to do with your cpu maybe.
    Yeah, "threads" are an internal organization concept for parallel programming.
    Most of the time, it's best not to mess around with stuff like that; it's very unlikely anybody knows what he's doing exactly (and even more unlikely that he knows it better than the system ). I'm guessing the entry is only there for the developers' debugging.
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    Great guide Turumba.
    God I haven't played for ages
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    Does it work for Shogun 2?

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    Does this work if i use my Napoleon steam installation to play multiplayer games ? Or does the game consider this like cheating and prevent us to play ?
    This is to know if i must make a copy of my game to use with this settings only for screenshots taking.
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    My last post here is long ago...^^ Sry for the late response, Kieffer. Maybe you tried already, anyway, this is not cheating, it is to set your own preferences- the file is called preferences. You can play multiplayer without any problems.

    @Nemizr: Idk. Give it a try and tell us!
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    Does it work for Empire?
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    Yes works the same way, but of course you have to edit the preference.script in the empire folder, not the ntw one .

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    Thanks..,btw i did this long time ago so correct me if i am wrong. This preference.script file is "Read-only" right? Do u need to disable that setting, change what was explained in the post and then save and again enable "Read-only" function or?
    Much obliged.

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    Yes .

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    Thanks Turumba for this excellent walk-through!! Very much appreciated!!!

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    When i change it to 2 it changes to 1 when i enter the game :/ this is really annoying

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    Set the file to readonly

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    Idiot proof guide, doesn't assume that everyone is a PHd computer science genius. i like that. + rep

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