Bug #4865

Gunner/Commander Vehicle Zoom Locked when switching to optics in 3rd while zoomed in.

Added by 76 over 5 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

Status:Assigned Start date:09/27/2009
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:- % Done:

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Category:Controls
Target version:-
Affected ArmA II version:1.62.95248 First affected build:
Reproduced by another DH user:Yes First affected ArmA II version:
I am using some Mods:No Single / Multi Player?:
I am using: BIForumURL:
Reproducible for you:No NGUrl:
Related to content of DLC: WIKIurl:

Description

To reproduce:
1. Create a mission with player in a vehicle position, which can zoom in both the normal (or external) view and in the weapon sights view. Eg: Gunner of a UAZ (DShKM).
2. Start the mission.
3. Switch to external view if desired.
4. Hold the right mouse button to zoom in.
5. While still holding down the right mouse button, switch to the weapon sights (I push V but that may not be default).
6. As the view switches to the gun sights, it will continue zooming in and remain forever locked at maximum zoom.

This happens to me very often when using a vehicle that is prone to it. It's very common to scan the horizon in the normal view, see a possible target, push RMB to zoom in to identify that target as hostile, then switch to gun sights.


Every now and then the zoom of commander or gunner gets locked at full zoom, getting out and back in doesn't help even other players taking the slot/position doesn't fix it (not sure how many vehicles this affects but all I would imagine all with scoped weapons)

It has been around since A1.


Related issues

related to ARMA2 Community Issue Tracker - Bug #8084: Stuck Optics View in BM-21 Grad Gunner Position Assigned 01/13/2010 12/01/2010
related to ARMA2 Community Issue Tracker - Bug #11681: Armed Vehicle: Hold Zoom+Optics causes Zoom Lock Assigned 07/04/2010 06/01/2011
related to ARMA2 Community Issue Tracker - Bug #51626: Zoom in by pressing mouse 2 make impossible to zoom out ... Assigned 09/21/2012

History

Updated by zGuba over 5 years ago

  • Due date set to 11/14/2009
  • Status changed from New to Feedback

What vehicles have this bug?

Updated by 76 over 5 years ago

I know for one the BTR-90 does (happened in game the other night, hence prompting me reporting it)... its not a common bug (maybe happens 5-10% of the time so would be difficult to replicate but it is definitely there.

It has happen since A1 in all vehicles that have a zoom-able scope, though I have never encountered it in vehicles like UAZ AGS, Hummer TOW or AH1 etc... so maybe just heavy armour.

Can't really provide video or stills as I would need to video me pressing - (minus) and my screen showing full zoom not retracting/zooming back out...

Wish I could be of more help zGuba :S

Updated by Fireball over 5 years ago

  • Reproduced by another DH user set to No

Are you sure the scope is supposed to be zoomable, how would we know for sure?

Updated by 76 over 5 years ago

lol... really?, well cause it is :) the BTR-90 scope zooms in and out that's for certain... when they do get stuck its always at full zoom if that helps :S

All scopes on the M1A1/2's, T72/90's, LAV's, AAVP's, BTR-90's, BMP's, BRDM's etc are zoomable :) among others.

Updated by 76 over 5 years ago

I'm a tank whore ie. I spend alot of game time in tanks and light armour... but as I said is very uncommon and happens maybe 5% of the time, so it'll be hard for you guys to find...

Also never had it happen straight off the bat, seems to happens after you've been in it for awhile... maybe 20-30mins plus, which is why it probably doesn't happen to ppl much as they don't last that long in armour.

Updated by ceeeb over 5 years ago

This bug has definately been around since ArmA1, I reported it on the old community bug tracker.

To reproduce:
1. Create a mission with player in a vehicle position, which can zoom in both the normal (or external) view and in the weapon sights view. Eg: Gunner of a UAZ (DShKM).
2. Start the mission.
3. Switch to external view if desired.
4. Hold the right mouse button to zoom in.
5. While still holding down the right mouse button, switch to the weapon sights (I push V but that may not be default).
6. As the view switches to the gun sights, it will continue zooming in and remain forever locked at maximum zoom.

This happens to me very often when using a vehicle that is prone to it. It's very common to scan the horizon in the normal view, see a possible target, push RMB to zoom in to identify that target as hostile, then switch to gun sights.

Updated by 76 over 5 years ago

@ceeeb

Thx mate :) so thats how it happens, cause I do exactly that... RMB zoom in 3rd person then switch to optics....

Will try to avoid that, cheers :)

Updated by zGuba over 5 years ago

  • Category set to Controls
  • Status changed from Feedback to Assigned
  • Reproduced by another DH user changed from No to Yes

Updated by Fireball over 5 years ago

  • Subject changed from Gunner/Commander Zoom Locked to Gunner/Commander Vehicle Zoom Locked
  • CPU set to Please specify!

Updated by kju over 5 years ago

  • Subject changed from Gunner/Commander Vehicle Zoom Locked to Gunner/Commander Vehicle Zoom Locked when switching to optics in 3rd while zoomed in.
  • Due date changed from 11/14/2009 to 01/02/2010
  • Affected ArmA II version changed from 1.04.59026 to 1.05 BETA

Updated by kju over 5 years ago

  • Due date changed from 01/02/2010 to 03/02/2010

Updated by kju almost 5 years ago

  • Due date changed from 03/02/2010 to 10/01/2010
  • Status changed from Assigned to Feedback

Updated by ceeeb almost 5 years ago

Yes, it still affects OA beta 1.52.74218. A demo mission would not add to this bug report, since it is caused by a sequence of player inputs rather than a specific condition.

I also noticed that zoom lock only occurs when the "Lock or Zoom" key bind is held, but not the "Zoom in" key bind.

Updated by kju almost 5 years ago

  • Due date changed from 10/01/2010 to 11/01/2010
  • Status changed from Feedback to Assigned
  • Affected ArmA II version changed from 1.05 BETA to 1.53 BETA

Updated by Electricleash over 4 years ago

Just experienced this with the new PMC DLC (1.56), both in the KA-60 helicopter and the 'Black Betty' SUV.
Again resuming/reverting a save game does not remedy, only mission restart.

Updated by kju over 4 years ago

  • Due date changed from 11/01/2010 to 02/01/2011
  • Affected ArmA II version changed from 1.53 BETA to 1.56.76134

Updated by kju over 2 years ago

  • Due date deleted (02/01/2011)
  • Affected ArmA II version changed from 1.56.76134 to 1.62.95248

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