The default Field of View in Dead Island is quite cramped, and even though I'm not prone to motion sickness, I tend to get a headache when I play the game as a result. I went through the options, but there doesn't seem to be any way to adjust the FOV. Is there a workaround or a solution that would let me fix the FOV?
According to the creator, it does install a keyboard hook to detect if Dead Island is running, but only to prevent multiple keystrokes from being processed. It shouldn't trigger VAC, but you have to decide for yourself if you want to run the risk.
If you'd rather edit files yourself, you can follow the steps outlined below:
You should be all set. The way this works is that the game apparently reads the settings that you set in this file before it reads the default files. Because this doesn't involve actually modding any of the game's actual data files, you shouldn't be at risk for VAC to flag you for cheating or something.
If anyone drops by for Linux instructions (like I did), it's the same, except instead of My Documents\DeadIsland\out\ it uses steam/steamapps/common/Dead Island/DI/out/
You can automate the entire process with 2 commands:
This assumes you're using the default Steam library.