God of War

Versions and compatibility

Latest version v1.0.2
Released on 20-jan-2022
Compatible with God of War, Steam. EGS likely but not tested
Hotsampling via Running the game in windowed mode

Features at a glance

The photomode mod for God of War offers the following features:

  • Camera control: (Also in cut scenes and photomode)
    • FoV control
    • Free unlimited camera movement and rotation
  • Timestop / game pause control
  • NPC pause / animation speed control
  • Camera paths support ('dolly cam') for defining moving camera trajectories for movies.
  • Game speed control (slow-motion, speed up)
  • Frameskip
  • HUD toggle
  • Hotsampling (resize the game window to any resolution)
  • Optional DOF removal
  • Pillarbox/letterbox removal in custom aspect ratios
  • Vignette removal
  • Full photomode everywhere, also in cutscenes
  • Range limit removal in photomode
  • Higher LODs
  • Optional more trees / foliage in certain areas in the photomode.
  • Configurable keybindings
  • Configurable gamepad buttonbindings

How to use

Please see for details how to get started and configure this photomode mod, General features and configuration. This guide will provide additional information for the controls / features specific for this photomode mod.

Info

If you don't see the GoW.exe process in the Process to inject to textbox, please click the Select button to select it manually. This might be the case if you're running the game as Administrator, and the IGCSClient.exe does not, it can't see the GoW.exe process. In that case, restart the IGCSClient.exe as Administrator.

Image Adjustments

The Image Adjustments tab is the tab where you can adjust some aspects that might influence the image.

Miscellaneous options

Disable Depth of Field
This setting allows you to disable the Depth of Field effect in the game, which can come in handy in e.g. cutscenes. It also kills the dof in the photomode though, so if you want to use the dof in the photomode, disable this setting.
More foliage in photomode
When enabling this setting, in the photomode the engine will generate more trees than there are in usual gameplay. This can help a shot, but they're placed at spots you can also go in gameplay, so it might be Kratos or Atreus are replaced with a tree, so use with care.
Higher LODs
This setting will disable the switch to lower quality assets in the distance when you move the camera away. When you have enabled the photomode, this setting won't take effect till you disable the photomode, so enable it before you enable the photomode.
Game speed
This controls how fast the engine runs internally; a value of 1.0 is 'normal game speed' and a value of 0.0 is total pause. Use this to create slow-motion effects which help you pause the game at the right moment.
Enemy / NPC animation speed
This controls the animation speed of NPCs/enemies/Atreus etc. By default the End key is bound to enabling this setting, so you can enable it mid-action, and then move Kratos (e.g. combined with game speed for precise control) to a better spot for that specific action shot

Information recorded with camera path nodes

When you create a Camera path, each node records the camera location, orientation and field of view.

Controls

The default photomode mod controls are listed below. It depends on the Camera control device setting on the Configuration tab whether the device (e.g. mouse or gamepad) can control the camera.

Mouse

When moving the mouse:

  • No mouse buttons pressed: rotate the camera
  • Left button pressed: move camera up / down / left / right
  • Right button pressed: move camera forward / backward / left / right
  • Both left and right button pressed: tilt camera left / right
  • Mousewheel: increase / decrease Field of View (FoV)

Keyboard

Normal camera usage

Key Feature
Insert Enable / Disable the camera
Numpad . Block / Unblock input to game
Numpad - Decrease FoV
Numpad + Increase FoV
Numpad * Reset FoV
Home Lock / Unlock camera movement
Numpad 4 Move camera left (+ Ctrl: slower, + Alt: faster)
Numpad 6 Move camera right (+ Ctrl: slower, + Alt: faster)
Numpad 8 Move camera forward (+ Ctrl: slower, + Alt: faster)
Numpad 5 Move camera backward (+ Ctrl: slower, + Alt: faster)
Numpad 7 Move camera up (+ Ctrl: slower, + Alt: faster)
Numpad 9 Move camera down (+ Ctrl: slower, + Alt: faster)
Numpad 4 Move camera left (+ Ctrl: slower, + Alt: faster)
Arrow key Up Rotate camera up (+ Ctrl: slower, + Alt: faster)
Arrow key Down Rotate camera down (+ Ctrl: slower, + Alt: faster)
Arrow key Left Rotate camera left (+ Ctrl: slower, + Alt: faster)
Arrow key Right Rotate camera right (+ Ctrl: slower, + Alt: faster)
Numpad 0 Pause / Unpause the game
Page down Skip a few frames when paused
Numpad 1 Tilt camera left (+ Ctrl: slower, + Alt: tilt 90 degrees left)
Numpad 3 Tilt camera right (+ Ctrl: slower, + Alt: tilt 90 degrees right)
Numpad 2 Reset tilt
Del Toggle HUD

Camera path usage

Key Feature
F7 Start / pause playback
F8 Stop playback
F4 Add path
F10 Add node to active path
Ctrl+F10 Replace the active node on the active path
Alt+F10 Insert a new node in front of the active node on the active path
Ctrl+Home Go to start of active path
Ctrl+End Go to end of active path
Ctrl+Page Up Go to previous node on active path
Ctrl+Page Down Go to next node on active path
Numpad 1 Select the first path during playback (if any)
Numpad 2 Select the second path during playback (if any)
Numpad 3 Select the third path during playback (if any)
Numpad 4 Select the forth path during playback (if any)
Numpad 5 Select the firth path during playback (if any)
Numpad 6 Select the sixth path during playback (if any)
Numpad 7 Select the seventh path during playback (if any)
Numpad 8 Select the eighth path during playback (if any)
Numpad 9 Select the ninth path during playback (if any)

Miscellaneous usage

Key Feature
\ Toggle gamespeed override
[ Decrease gamespeed.
] Increase gamespeed.
End Toggle NPC / enemy speed override

Gamepad

Normal camera usage

Control Feature
Left stick Move camera forward / backward / left / right
Right stick Rotate camera
Left trigger Move camera up
Right trigger Move camera down
Y button + left / right stick Faster movement / rotation
X button + left / right stick Slower movement / rotation
D-pad up / down Increase / decrease FoV
B button Reset FoV

Camera path usage

Control Feature
Start Start / pause playback
Back Stop playback
Left bumber Go to previous node on active path
Right bumper Go to next node on active path
A Add node to active path

Miscellaneous usage

Key Feature
X button + pressing left stick Toggle gamespeed override
X button + left bumper Decrease gamespeed.
X button + right bumper Increase gamespeed.