I know that I can kind of adjust my field of view by switching from a 4:3 resolution to a 16:10 or 16:9 resolution. Is there any way that I can just set the field of view to the maximum allowable width?
You can adjust your fov with fov_desired. It will only go up to 90.
The viewmodel_fov, however can be beyond 90. This command only affects what is in front of your screen (gun, hands,etc) instead of how much you can see.
- More viewmodel_fov, the less your guns and your hands cover up your screen.
- More fov_desired, the more you can actually see.
Now while both fov_desired and viewmodel_fov will help with what you see, they are not the same thing.
This video explains it better: