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Is it possible to rotate the camera in Sacred 1 Gold or only zoom in / out?
This question / problem has been solved by Kerebronimage
recurve_archer: Is it possible to rotate the camera
No, it isn't.
All of the backgrounds and landscape objects are pre-rendered bitmaps (you can see them pixelated at max zoom level). Only creatures, items and interactive elements are 3D.
Thanks, that makes sense :-)