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Sick from playing quake?

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November 7, 2012 3:10:36 PM

Hello,
I played quake constantly in the 90's. Never ONCE got sick.
Just for the hell of it, I went on EBAY and found the original quake. It was identical to the one I had in 1996. After playing it up to the third level, I started to vomit :o  . I don't know what I am going to do, because it is making me hellasick. Especially in the areas where I have to swim and rise :bounce:  to keep from drowning. I actually feel like I am gulping water :pt1cable:  when it makes that "blub blub" sound. I hate to medicate to be able to play. There must be something a person can do.

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November 7, 2012 3:49:27 PM

try motion sickness drugs, over the counter stuff. just to see if it works, if it does then see a doctor, could be something interesting going on.
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November 7, 2012 4:06:33 PM

Could be the result of simulator sickness. These things change as we get older man.

Part of it could have to do with the difference between playing on a CRT in 1996 and playing presumably on an LCD now. LCD's have some measure of ghosting, where CRT's really didn't have any. Also try widening your FOV. A narrow FOV will make things around the peripheral of the screen exit the screen faster and give you the illusion of faster movement.

Good luck. I wouldn't recommend bothering with any medications though. If adjusting your FOV doesn't help, it might just be a sign that it's time to move on from Quake.
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November 7, 2012 4:12:13 PM

Hi :) 

Its your monitor (refresh rate) , try borrowing one to change it temporarily...

All the best Brett :) 

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