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The camera height is way too low in Command & Conquer: Generals and Zero Hour. Is there any way to increase the height of the camera so I can see more on screen at one time?

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For those wondering. The Origin version of the game does not allow for changing camera height. The accepted solution doesn't work. Would be pleased if someone found a way and added it as an answer. –  Valamas May 31 '13 at 23:40

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It is possible, the Gamedata.ini file has a setting called "maxcameraheight" which allows you to change the camera height. However this prevents you from playing with people (LAN or online) who haven't changed this value.

The Gamedata.ini file is, I think, can't check as I dont have the game installed, in the My Documents/Games/Comamnd and conquer generals folder. Editing the Gamedata.ini file can be done with a simple texteditor, set maxcameraheight to something below 1000, 600 or 700 is good usually.

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But how can I save it? It's not possible to save after changing of MaxCameraHeight to '700'. Or did I something wrong? –  user38244 Dec 11 '12 at 19:12
It might be set to read only, try using right-click and opening properties, then un-checking the "read-only" checkbox. If that doesn't work try opening the editor with admin privileges. –  Kevin van der Velden Dec 12 '12 at 12:41

OK so I just spent over a day researching on how to fix the resolution problem where you are too zoomed in because of mismatching of screen resolution to game resolution. You can potentially fix it with modifications such as Gamedata.ini, but that will restrict you from playing online due to the fact that it becomes a different version.

The only way to fix it legitimately is to download GenTool which gives more possibilities for adjustment of screen resolution in Options in the main menu of the game. The site of GenTool is not always working, so you can download it from http://www.cncnz.com/downloads/track/file.php?id=420. The only problem is that this won't work on the 17 years Ultimate edition pack. It will work on the First Decade pack and on the Generals (and Generals Zero Hour) game only.

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