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Jav400 08-13-2009 08:01 AM

When Jim gets around to upgrading the lighting it will make some differences. Unfortunately I'm not sure if it will make it worse or better.


PS. I had forgotten about you winning that tournament we had YT. We need to have another one. :)

Decibel 08-21-2009 07:04 PM

Have you not watched the Myth Buster's episode where they actually fired guns under water?

As long as there is no air in the barrel or chamber, the gun will fire - revolver, automatic hand gun, bolt action rifle all fired under water.

Careful, Jim may yet find a use for his gun!

Dale 08-21-2009 09:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Decibel (Post 115107)
Have you not watched the Myth Buster's episode where they actually fired guns under water?

As long as there is no air in the barrel or chamber, the gun will fire - revolver, automatic hand gun, bolt action rifle all fired under water.

Careful, Jim may yet find a use for his gun!

Please note that I just commented that it's not recommended.

Results confirm that:
http://kwc.org/mythbusters/2006/04/e..._reopened.html

Ralph 08-21-2009 09:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Decibel (Post 115107)
Have you not watched the Myth Buster's episode where they actually fired guns under water?

As long as there is no air in the barrel or chamber, the gun will fire - revolver, automatic hand gun, bolt action rifle all fired under water.

Careful, Jim may yet find a use for his gun!

I know there is a "gun" of sorts divers use to fend off sharks. It fires a 12 gauge shotgun shell when the head hits something relatively hard. I would worry about the barrel splitting due to the build up of water pressure as it (the bullet) makes its way up the barrel.. not something I would want to test myself.

henemly 08-22-2009 11:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim Sachs (Post 115010)
Where's my gun...

Where to buy ammo for it is more important.:sad:

Rick Simon 08-22-2009 12:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ralph (Post 115110)
I know there is a "gun" of sorts divers use to fend off sharks. It fires a 12 gauge shotgun shell when the head hits something relatively hard. I would worry about the barrel splitting due to the build up of water pressure as it (the bullet) makes its way up the barrel.. not something I would want to test myself.

I believe you are thinking of a bang stick. If so, there really is no "barrel" to speak of. For more info, try:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powerhead

Nicki 08-22-2009 04:47 PM

Over at DA , Alan is working on new algorithms for collision avoidance , new more complicated fish ( like Discus , Angels and Betta ) and then on to modifying fish behaviour models . It takes a long time , many failures which eventually lead to triumphant success , but I am looking forward to the contrasts and comparisons between the development of Marine Aquarium and Dream Aquarium .

One thing I have been wondering , and this is addressed to Jim . I am assuming that when you have all the new models in place , the fish will interact much more with the background , revealing a lot more of its 3d nature . Swimming around , between and such . Yes ?

Jim Sachs 08-22-2009 09:56 PM

Yes.

Rob62 08-22-2009 10:37 PM

Yes Nicki, Alan's ability to work his "Houdini" magic with that particular simulation program is astounding. Working through new algorithms can be time consuming, as can be attested by the lack of recent updates pertaining to DA as well as MA3.

I also look forward to the "contrasts and comparisons between the development" of the two...

Rob

~ God Bless ALL ~

MuscadorAlbus 09-04-2009 10:41 AM

Just checking... ;-)
 
I recently purchased the MA3 upgrade, (with Key), from Prolific. Of course, I want to stay on top of all the new updates that Jim is working away on :D, so I looked through a bunch of forums threads, and I think I was able to piece together the process:

1) Subscribe to the "Marine Aquarium 3 Beta NEWS & DOWNLOAD" thread.
2) When news of a new beta w/installer is announced, it should indicate that that version is now available at the Prolific site.
3) Download the new version from Prolific, and install over the old version.
4) Use original MA3 key code to validate the new version.

So... please let me know if that is the correct process, or not, (and if not, what steps did I miss, or was incorrect about). Many thanks to all, and especially Jim ;).
-MA

jleslie 09-04-2009 11:21 AM

(1) You shouldn't have to do #4 as it will remember the code, otherwise sounds fine, although...

(2) You can also get beta betas here, which will be more recent than the installer ones (when they're available) and (so far at least) can be used in parallel (e.g. just unzip the single file onto your desktop and run it from there).

John

MuscadorAlbus 09-04-2009 11:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jleslie (Post 115379)
(1) You shouldn't have to do #4 as it will remember the code, otherwise sounds fine, although...

(2) You can also get beta betas here, which will be more recent than the installer ones (when they're available) and (so far at least) can be used in parallel (e.g. just unzip the single file onto your desktop and run it from there).

John

Hi John,
Thank you very much for the quick reply :). If you're referring to the beta betas that Jim posts in the Marine Aquarium 3 Beta NEWS & DOWNLOAD thread, I have tried that, but it asks for a user name and password, (I unsuccessfully tried the user name and password I have for this forum, but no joy ;)), without which, I'm unable to download the file. If there is a separate thread, etc., where the files are available, or if someone could explain how to get a user name and password for those files, I would be grateful! Thanks again, John!
-MA

jleslie 09-04-2009 12:05 PM

The current beta beta is out of date, so no use. I don't remember being asked for a password. I'd sign up for notifications from the beta thread and try downloading when a new one comes out. It will be easy to spot as the number of new posts will go shooting up... :-)

Jav400 09-04-2009 01:00 PM

No John, what he is talking about is the collection of test Beta's that are cataloged. They are all out of date and won't run right now anyhow.

Albus,

When a new Beta Beta is released by Jim, it will be made available at that time and work with your key code that you purchased. You will be able to find a listing for downloading it here on the forum. As there aren't any available right now, there is no listing. The ones you are trying to get too are old versions that are out of date and are of no benefit. The version at serenescreen.com is the latest version available.

feldon34 09-04-2009 01:51 PM

Guess we had a miscommunication. I've changed the download links to Prolific. I guess they've been wrong for about 2 months now?

MuscadorAlbus 09-04-2009 02:06 PM

Thanks
 
Many thanks to John, feldon33, Jav400 for your replies! I'll keep my eyes peeled!
-MA

feldon34 09-22-2009 09:25 PM

I did some more cleanup on the RELEASE thread since we seem to have entered an extended Beta testing period. Hid a bunch of stuff which is not applicable.

GreenHsiF 09-26-2009 04:39 PM

Is 3.0 already out,cause on the main page it says I can upgrade for $10,but then I see on here you guys have the beta versions,so what is going on?

rctneil 09-26-2009 05:08 PM

3.0 has been relased but it's still an ongoing beta. There is no fully fianl version, what would the point in that be? I think Jim will keep the beta tag on MA3 until the main additions he specified for 3 are pretty much implemented.

You upgrade your version for $10 and jim keeps making new beta beta releases. You can download these beta beta versions and use those and every once in a while a beta beta release will be made the official MA3 beta version and added as the official download version on the serene screen website.

Sorry for the confuzzling explanation but I think that is all correct

Any updates on progress with the new models, bahaviors and movement Jim?, the anticipation is killing me!

Thanks

Regards,
Neil

Ex_Brit 09-26-2009 05:26 PM

I noticed the website isn't much help as far as which version they currently carry. Is there any way that they can show that?


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