Just because 75 is not enough. Fear not you can increase the FOV and disable the intros.

FOV is always a hot topic in PC games and with the release of Alien Isolation PC gamers are wondering about the FOV. As Tim pointed out in his PC port early impressions article, the game starts with a low FOV of 47 which is way too low and needs to be increased.

The game’s max default setting is 75 but that can increased even further with some simple file editing. If you want to take the FOV up to 100 for example all you need to do is edit the ENGINE_SETTINGS.XML which can be found in your Alien Isolation/DATA folder.

Open the file up and towards the bottom look for the following:

<Setting name=”Field Of View”>
<Quality name=”100″ float=”100.0″ precedence=”8″/>
<Quality name=”47″ float=”47.0″ precedence=”7″/>
<Quality name=”50″ float=”50.0″ precedence=”6″/>
<Quality name=”55″ float=”55.0″ precedence=”5″/>
<Quality name=”60″ float=”60.0″ precedence=”4″/>
<Quality name=”65″ float=”65.0″ precedence=”3″/>
<Quality name=”70″ float=”70.0″ precedence=”2″/>
<Quality name=”75″ float=”75.0″ precedence=”1″/>

The bolded text is what I have added to the file and when you load the game up the 100 option will be available on the slider. Here’s a couple of shots to show the difference.

FOV 75

FOV 75

alien isolation 2

FOV 100

Just for a laugh here’s a FOV of 500.

Just for a laugh here's a FOV of 500.

Whoah! 500 baby!

Here’s another useful tip. If you want remove all the intro movies such as the FOX, CA and AMD¬†logos at start-up, simply head to the DATAUIMOVIES direcdtory and delete or rename AMD_IDENT.USM, FOX_IDENT.USM, and CA_IDENT.USM.

Hopefully these tips are useful for everyone.

Paul Younger
Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Founder of the world's first gaming cafe and Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

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