The Evil Within – Proper “FOV & Black Bars” Fix Released By Community

Even though Bethesda has revealed a command console via which players can force The Evil Within running at full-screen mode (without black bars), this particular tweak comes with a really messed up FOV. In all honesty, the default fix feels ‘cheap’ as it – more or less – places the camera closer to the main protagonist. But thankfully, the game’s PC community is to the rescue with a proper “FOV & black bars” fix.

There are currently two mods that can fix the incorrect FOV when letterboxes are disabled. The first one comes from K-Putt, while the second one is still under development by Hayden, creator of Flawless Widescreen.

For the time being, we suggest using K-Putt’s fix. All you have to do is follow this guide (provided by NeoGAF’s member ‘ctw0e‘. Do note that you will need both Cheat Engine and K-Putt’s table for The Evil Within.

-Download and install Cheat Engine.
-Start the game up and alt-tab.
-Start the Cheat Engine-table you downloaded from here.
-Click the flashing computer icon in the top left, choose EvilWithin.exe and then click Yes.
-Check “Enable Gameplay FOV”
-Go back to the game, use + and – on your numpad to adjust the FOV. The default is 65 I think. Press + key 10 times to achieve 90 (one step is +/- 2.5). Some people prefer 85 because you will be blinded by the lantern with 90. You can see the current FOV-value in Cheat Engine.

Kudos to our reader ‘Unreal’ who was the first one to inform us about them.


John Papadopoulos

John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email