Aight, I've read up on the five other posts here and managed to "brick" my game... of sorts. The current FOV gives me a headache when dealing with anything nearby. I put the line:

Bindings=(Name="F1",Command="FOV1 00",Control=False,Shift=False,Alt=False) 

in my steamapps\common\Borderlands\WillowGame\Config\DefaultInput.ini file, and the game has absolutely no input except for my F1 binding (which zooms out to a decent FOV, but then nothing else works).

I had some other keys bound to lower FOV's but they did not work, and they do not pull this out of the wider view.

Everything here seems to be outdated or not for the Steam version, and there's .ini's everywhere. I tried tweaking some others, but they did nothing.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance!

  • Thanks for not giving me 30 seconds to properly edit the code. :P You left the dollar signs in there.
    – Asinine
    Dec 31, 2016 at 0:47
  • This answer worked perfectly fine for me...
    – TidB
    Jul 11, 2017 at 10:59
  • Those answers were the ones I referred to as the five other posts I've read up on. Those answers also do not solve my problem. Thanks, but nope. (Yes, almost three years later and I still keep trying a game that is borked.)
    – Asinine
    Apr 14, 2019 at 6:15

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According to the PC Gaming Wiki article about Borderlands, a configuration tool can be used to adjust the ini files automatically. Furthermore, this Steam Borderlands guide confirms the usage of configuration tools works with the game.

  • Hmm, I suppose I should have mentioned that. I downloaded this "tool" beforehand, but it was completely useless. (Just re-downloaded and was told it's already on my desktop.) I can start a new thread to address that, but... thing is, the whole lower half (the part with bindings settings, and FOV) is ghosted out. That's why I immediately scrapped it and went back to hard mode, and then asked here.
    – Asinine
    Dec 31, 2016 at 8:07
  • And, I don't mean to sound pompous about it. I had found it and it was completely useless... so I didn't assume it was a legit thing.
    – Asinine
    Dec 31, 2016 at 8:09
  • @Asinine A comment on the Steam guide: "Hmm, I'm a biiit late, but... If the FOV options are greyed out, it means you don't have a config file yet. To make one, all you have to do is rebind a key in the options, then you should be able to change the FOV with the editor!" Dec 31, 2016 at 10:25
  • I never use the typical wasd setup, and opt for an esdf one. I'd already altered mine to be so. So sadly, thanks for your reply but it's
    – Asinine
    Jan 1, 2017 at 6:12
  • Alas, my clunky fingers hit enter too soon.. was trying to say "it's not the problem".
    – Asinine
    Jan 1, 2017 at 6:13

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