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June 20, 2002 1:31:45 AM

I was playing MOHAA today with Smoothvision on. Perhaps it's me, but I had trouble focusing my eyes especially with rapid movements. It was giving me a headache. I turned it off and it seemed to be better.

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June 20, 2002 1:35:35 AM

LOL! :lol:  Hmm, could AA actually have a side effect? It sounds weird though. What does smoothvision do to give a headache? Did you check the refresh rate?

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June 20, 2002 1:40:55 AM

It's weird. I can't explain it. It's like everything is in slow motion except me and my eyes can't adjust quickly enough. My PC is on LSD! :lol:  My refresh rate is at 100 Hertz.

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June 20, 2002 2:02:59 AM

How long had u been playing and how much sleep did u get that night?

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June 20, 2002 2:08:03 AM

I was only playing for about 30 minutes. I haven't gotten much sleep in the last few weeks. But I'm used to that. Maybe I'll try Smoothvision again after I've gotten a good night's sleep. Until then I'll leave it off.

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June 20, 2002 2:37:11 AM

yeah, I find that when there's vision probs like that, it's usually b/c not enough sleep.

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June 20, 2002 3:28:29 PM

What you're describing sounds a bit like you were getting motion sickness. It could be because of the framerates you were getting in smoothvision, or simply where you were in the game. Try lowering the resolution when you use smoothvision (you shouldn't need it as high anyway). You could also take an anti-motion sickness pill before you play.

I get sick playing many 3D shooters after a while, but I'm sensitive to motion sickness. Suprisingly, I can play space flight sims and have no problem. Maybe because there's no reference to a floor/walls.

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June 20, 2002 3:52:54 PM

I've never gotten motion sickness before even on boats. Perhaps the frame rates are decreasing. I have the resolution at 1024 X 768 with all the settings on the highest setting. I'll try it at 800 X 600 and turn Smoothvision back on and see if it's better.


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June 20, 2002 7:21:54 PM

I get really sick on a rocking boat, but I never get sick from a video game. It's the actual motion that makes me feel sick, not the images.

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June 20, 2002 7:34:28 PM

That's because of the fluid in your ear splashing around, it's the same thing that causes people to get dizzy when they spin in circles. This type of motion sickness can be had when playing games if a person moves their head a lot. Like in racing games, I usually move my head in the direction of the car.

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June 21, 2002 2:39:28 PM

The motion sickness I'm talking about involves your mind thinking you're moving while you're body is not. It's similar to why people can get motion sickness while reading in a car (Reverse the reason though).

Just because one type of motion sickness doesn't happen doesn't mean the other type might not.

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June 21, 2002 3:07:14 PM

ahahaha, never gotten motion sickness....I've mae people get motion sickness by taking a 42" plasma and placving descent 3 in that w/ the turning and stuff. hehehe.

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