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Console Commands For 3D Convergence Adjustment in Battlefield 3

December 8th, 2011 · 11 Comments · Stereo 3D Games


The latest patch for the game Battlefield 3 apparently has some interesting new extras regarding the stereoscopic 3D support in the game, including new console commands allowing the users to finally tweak the convergence level. Thanks to the users Chiz and GordyMeow over at the Nvidia forums who reported the following console commands and have verified that they are working…

The console commands are:

renderdevice.stereoconvergencescale <float32>: this controls normal convergence settings (default is 1), the higher your depth setting, the lower you’ll be able to set this before things start splitting in the near field, like your gun. Small value increments go a long way here, I could set this to about 2 at max depth before my gun started splitting too far.
renderdevice.stereosoldierzoomconvergencescale <float32>: this controls how much convergence for your gun and crosshairs while in ADS only. I set this value to 0 (default is 1) and RDS/Holo was accurate even for distant objects with Convergence set from 2-3 and set to MAX depth.

just hit the tilde key ` next to 1 on your keyboard and start typing “render” and the console has a predictive input system that narrows down the cvars for you. Correct syntax is: renderdevice.stereoconvergencescale 2.4345

Once you find settings you like and want to keep, you’ll want to create a cfg file so your settings are loaded automatically.

– Go to your BF3.exe directory, probably something like %\\Origin Games\Battlefield 3
– Right-click, New > Text document. Name it User.cfg
– Open it up with notepad, add the two command line settings below and save:

renderdevice.stereoconvergencescale 1.6 <----- change that value to whatever you like and remove this comment in your file. renderdevice.stereosoldierzoomconvergencescale 0

You are welcome to try their findings and report what values for the two console commands for convergence adjustment work best for you. Just don’t forget that you need the latest Battlefield 3 patch installed for these to work, the one released on 6/12…

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11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Nathan // Dec 9, 2011 at 00:48

    Yes, just tried it out. Works perfectly! 2 is good, but I like to set it at 3 just because I like super depth. I was really annoyed when I got in the jet the first time I played in 3D. It automatically adjusted the depth to almost zero, but now it looks like that will no longer be an issue.

    Thanks for the update!

  • 2 Rach (The Frenchy) // Dec 9, 2011 at 01:00

    renderdevice.stereoconvergencescale works for my, juste like CTRL+F6 in other game, but
    renderdevice.stereosoldierzoomconvergencescale don’t work :(

  • 3 Rach (The Frenchy) // Dec 9, 2011 at 01:17

    Oups, finaly that work !
    renderdevice.stereosoldierzoomconvergencescale

    thank you very much ;)

  • 4 StalkerXey // Dec 9, 2011 at 13:33

    Did they resolve problem with weapons sights in stereo 3d?

  • 5 claydough // Dec 11, 2011 at 22:12

    @ Rach (The Frenchy) and StalkerXey
    rightclick a scope while adjusting the renderdevice.stereosoldierzoomconvergencescale
    setting for visual reference…
    I liked 1.

  • 6 Michael // Dec 11, 2011 at 23:15

    anyone else having issues with shadows or clouds?

  • 7 Dargol // Dec 12, 2011 at 10:36

    The shadow of the base jump cliff at Damavand Peak looked a bit weird.

    I set the renderdevice.stereoconvergencescale at 1.6 and the renderdevice.stereosoldierzoomconvergencescale at 0. Now I can finally see correctly when I aim down the sight. I still suck though :D

  • 8 Tommy // Dec 14, 2011 at 02:53

    Hi all,
    I have some issue with my AMD Ati Radeon 6850.
    The stereoscopic vision is not so good:
    1. I see the frame inverted: The left eye see the right frame and right eye sees the left frame. With this condition the only way to have a correct stereoscopic vision is just using the eyes glasses in reverse order.
    2. The 2D images like the menu or any other info are visible just in right frame.

    Please can anyone help me to solve this issue?

  • 9 HellDontWantMe // Dec 21, 2011 at 10:34

    works great thanks…..when you bring up the console commands is there any way to scroll through them or do you have to type them out fully?

  • 10 Lars // Mar 22, 2012 at 00:18

    Doesnt change anything for me… :(

  • 11 Freke1 // Jul 25, 2012 at 06:20

    user.cfg text file with the 2 lines works, I use 1.4 and 0.7

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