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Primarily allows you to look around when moving in third person by holding down the middle mouse button, similar to older Bethesda games.

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A simple .NET Script Framework plugin that's intended to be an alternative to 360-degree movement animations. It enables you to look around in third person while moving without changing your movement direction. It allows you to look at your character from cool angles by holding down the middle mouse button while walking, running or sprinting - similar to games like New Vegas. Makes long road trips more fun!

The plugin also comes with a config file which allows you to:

- Rebind the free look hotkey from MMB to something else.
- Set the hotkey to either hold or toggle.
- Enable free look in first person as well as third. (Requires a 1st person body mod! I recommend Immersive First Person View by meh321)
- Disable the automatic free look that happens in the vanilla game when standing still, in case you only want manual control.
- Enable "swivel" mode which will make your character rotate instead of strafe left and right while in free look mode.

Plus some other stuff related to compatibility. Read below for more info.

*NEW* Added option to reset the camera direction to your character's movement direction instead of having your character turn to wherever the camera is facing. This allows you to keep moving the same way when toggling off free look mode. (Disabled by default because not fully tested.)


Step 1) Install .NET Script Framework and its prerequisites.
Step 2) Use a mod manager to install the plugin or manually drop both the .DLL and the config file into Data\NetScriptFramework\Plugins.

To uninstall, simply do what you just did in reverse.

To access the new options when updating to a newer version, you will either have to generate a new config file by deleting the old one and running the game once, or download the new file and copy the added settings over.

Compatibility & Troubleshooting

Incompatible with Alternate Conversation Camera.

Unfortunately doesn't work with Improved Camera, as that mod isn't compatible with .NET Script Framework. Some users have reported that they can run IC and .NET Script Framework together though, so it might be worth a shot if you're a fan of Improved Camera. (At your own risk, of course.)

Improved Camera seems to be compatible with .NET Script Framework as of Beta 4, and as such should work with this mod. Its behavior is currently untested by me personally, but other users have reported it to be compatible.

In practice, the plugin works by simply toggling the vanilla third person free look mode (that you normally get when standing still) based on the conditions defined in the config file, so it should work fine with most mods that don't alter said camera state.

If you're using a first person body mod (like IFPV) or something else that disables the first person camera state, you should turn on compatibility mode.

For general troubleshooting I recommend just playing around with the settings to see what works best. If nothing does, leave a comment and I'll get back to you if I'm not too busy/lazy.

Thanks for downloading!