URP! Someone give me some Dramamine!

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  1. AllenD

    AllenD Second Unit

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    I've been playing Half-Life Blue Shift and I'm about to hurl! [​IMG] These PC games should be sold with motion sickness meds. Time for a small break, I think...
     
  2. Rob Varto

    Rob Varto Supporting Actor

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    I hear ya. Medal of Honor: Allied Assault has made me more than just nauseous this last week. Gotta keep playing though, it's a fantastic game. I just usually play for 20 minutes or so.
     
  3. Eric Samonte

    Eric Samonte Screenwriter

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    Ahh..the agony of playing FPS. Raising the framerate should help ease the "pain". With that said, a whole host of factors will come into play, OpenGL, Direct3D, textures, shadows, etc....anything that might slow down ur fps should be addressed. Also, I've learned that u should try and focus more in the center of the screen rather taking on the scene.

    But like some people here say, "Just keep playing and it'll go away." ...Hope this helps though....
     
  4. Mark Evans

    Mark Evans Supporting Actor

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    If you keep playing it WILL go away, it's like getting your sea legs if you've never been boating on a rough sea, actually it's a LOT like that. Your body isn't used to the sensation of motion provided by either the boat, or in this case the game, so it makes you off-balance and queasy. Just like it takes time to get your balance on water, enough gaming should adjust you to the game eventually as your balance readjusts.
    Just don't play to the point of hurling [​IMG]
     
  5. Peter D

    Peter D Stunt Coordinator

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    Remember the original Descent? Now THAT could be a nausea-inducing experience. What made you even sicker was your impulse to keep playing despite the motion sickness. [​IMG]
     
  6. Rob Varto

    Rob Varto Supporting Actor

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    Anybody ever find themselves craining your neck to see around a corner or above you? [​IMG]
    I always feel like such a dork when I do that. I guess I just get lost in the game.
     
  7. Dan B

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    The Descent series was the only one that really bugged me. Piloting that bobbing ship around in 360 degrees of free nauseous movement.
    Rob, that happens all the time. And racing games make you lean to one side when you go through a corner. Your body reacts like you're really in that situation. I found a peculiar thing happening last night as I was playing Rallisport Challenge. Going into corners I was kicking my leg out to one side, the leg opposite the direction I was turning. [​IMG] I don't know if it was instinct from my ATV/motorcycle/snowmobile riding days or what. It sure looks silly, though.
    -Dan
     
  8. PatB

    PatB Stunt Coordinator

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    Half-Life for the PS2. It kills me b/c I always hear what a great game that this is but I can't get through more then about 10 minutes of it before I start to feel like my lunch will be revisting me.
     
  9. ChrisV

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    You know, I've never experienced this phenomenon. Although I have a friend that couldn't play that Dark Forces game back in the day for that very reason. My problem with Descent is that I have a poor sense of direction, so I would get incredibly confused. :b
     
  10. Kelley_B

    Kelley_B Cinematographer

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    Man I've been playing FPS's since Wolf3D, I have never experienced this issue. If you think Half Life is bad, try Quake 3!
     
  11. MikeAlletto

    MikeAlletto Cinematographer

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    I don't have a problem with the newer games. I had a problem with the old ones that played in a resolution of 320x whatever. Now I play in 1024x768 or higher and my sick feeling has gone away.
     
  12. Morgan Jolley

    Morgan Jolley Lead Actor

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    I grew up (literally) playing videogames, and never encountered this problem. Thank god.
     
  13. AllenD

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  14. Morgan Jolley

    Morgan Jolley Lead Actor

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    This is what I do...

    Let your mouth open a little bit, slump forward, and forget reality. Make your body think you are IN the game and that you are seeing what you really see. Sure, you look like you are hypnotized or dead, but it helps get into the game and not feel queasy.

    You could also try sitting closer/farther in distance to the TV. Try playing some 2-D or non-sick-making games before playing the 3-D ones.
     
  15. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    Many newer games let you turn off the bobbing too. That should help
     
  16. Max Leung

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    Half-Life is the ONLY game that consistently makes me nauseous when I'm playing it. I think the combination of overly-gray textures and overuse of flickering light plus the artificial-sounding sound effects gives me the urge to hurl.

    I just can't play this game, whereas I have no trouble with Doom, Quake, Quake 2, Quake 3, Halo, Jedi Knight 2, Dark Forces, Unreal Tournament, Max Payne, etc etc etc.
     

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