Elden Ring is a stunningly beautiful game composed of expansive vistas that look as if they were ripped from the romantic period of the art. It also has many cute dogs and terrifying enemies. By default, you have to use the Telescope item and disable the UI to take photos, but now you can install a mod that puts a good photo mode in the game.
Frans “Otis_Inf” Bouma has released unofficial photo mode tools for Elden Ring, which will be free until March 10. Similar to the mod that allows you to pause the game and the cheats that you can use, you need to play the game offline to avoid getting banned while using it. But if you can do without player messages and co-op, you can fire up the mod to move the camera freely around the environment, make yourself invisible to enemies (like Margit, the Fell Omen), change the FoV, hide the UI , and pause the game.
Make sure to follow the instructions in the mod folder to run it. It requires you to drag a file to your Elden Ring installation folder that renames a file to disable Easy Anti-Cheat and force the game into offline mode. It’s reversible by dragging the file back out, but it’s mandatory before you launch the game so you won’t be banned from playing online in the future.
It’s a risk worth taking, as Elden Ring deserves to be captured via a photo mode. Our very own Fraser Brown argued for this earlier this week: “The lack of a photo mode is so much more noticeable and regrettable in Elden Ring, not only because it’s so damn striking, it also gives you the space and time to explore the sights without risk. to run dead with every screenshot.”
It is worth creating an offline only character to run through the game and capture all the beautiful trees and ruins. And with the pause feature, you may also be able to capture your impending death for all the horrific monsters in it. Elden Ring was meant to be gawked at, and I’m glad we can finally do that — even if it means breaking the rules a bit.
I just hope Bandai doesn’t force Namco Bouma to take down the tools when they eventually need a subscription to their Patreon, which Crytek did earlier this year.