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feldon34 12-01-2018 12:47 PM

I'm just going to reiterate my suggestion from 20 years ago. Hire a programmer with an ironclad contract verified by a lawyer that says nothing goes forward until you give complete approval that what he or she has produced does exactly what you want. I know how much pain you've experienced from verbal contracts. Written contracts just keep people honest and aren't that expensive to draft.

Jim Sachs 12-02-2018 12:53 AM

I'm hoping to break new ground by re-programming the Aquarium in Unity. If others could have done it, there should be some evidence by now. The fish-related objects and programming in the Unity Asset Store are pitiful. My plans are for a fully 3D environment, in which you can walk all the way around the tank (in VR, if you have the goggles). A fully-articulated octopus would be featured, as well as bulletproof collision-avoidance, refracting water in the tank, and sea anemones which can house clownfish.

Ralph 12-02-2018 07:33 AM

Sounds impressive.. looking for beta testers yet..:D

Jim Sachs 12-02-2018 01:37 PM

Ha ha -- haven't started yet (still learning Unity).

perkiset 12-02-2018 03:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim Sachs (Post 158236)
I'm hoping to break new ground by re-programming the Aquarium in Unity. If others could have done it, there should be some evidence by now. The fish-related objects and programming in the Unity Asset Store are pitiful. My plans are for a fully 3D environment, in which you can walk all the way around the tank (in VR, if you have the goggles). A fully-articulated octopus would be featured, as well as bulletproof collision-avoidance, refracting water in the tank, and sea anemones which can house clownfish.

That sounds SUPERB. May I pre-order the upgrade now? :D

Jim Sachs 12-02-2018 09:48 PM

Nope. While I'm optimistic, there's no guarantee I'll be around to finish it. I'm already older than any male in my family has ever lived to be.

perkiset 12-03-2018 12:55 PM

"Live long and prosper."

I'm sure you'll both. That said, as the CEO of a couple companies, I know how important a succession plan is. I hope you have some thoughts along that line, vFishtanks around the globe would be a wonderful legacy (among your other incredible accomplishments). And thank you for your service, BTW.

Best wishes for a great holiday season man.

Fester1952 12-06-2018 03:32 PM

Weird! There was an update to Mojave to version 10.14.2 and now mine is working again!

Jim Sachs 12-06-2018 11:35 PM

Hmmm...I wonder if they patched OpenGL. Can anyone else confirm?

Jim Sachs 12-06-2018 11:46 PM

Perkiset - Yeah, my successor is my daughter Jill. :)

She's newly-graduated from AFI as a film director (which is what I still want to do when I grow up). Here's a link to a commercial she just finished for TouchNote (I did the music for her): https://www.facebook.com/TouchNote/v...4298323321366/

Fester1952 12-07-2018 12:17 AM

Have my fish back :)
http://tinypic.com/r/28mctpv/9
http://tinypic.com/r/tao5s8/9
http://i65.tinypic.com/21alm35.jpg

** By the way, great commercial Jim

philosopher 12-07-2018 10:08 AM

Confirmed Working!
 
I saw the previous post and immediately installed the update to 10.14.2 and YES, it now works. Apple must have patched it.

I'm very happy to have my fish back!

Jim Sachs 12-07-2018 10:19 AM

Hooray!

scuba2000 12-08-2018 06:09 PM

It's such a good product, I'm very happy it's working again!

feldon34 12-09-2018 10:50 AM

The black screen on initializing an OpenGL screen saver did seem to be a bug on Apple's part. Glad they fixed it.

neusys 12-10-2018 04:40 AM

@Philosopher! Thank you for this info re Mac update 10.14.2. I got my fish back! Ta daa! I feel whole again.

neusys 12-10-2018 04:42 AM

Problem has been solved
 
Thanks to 'Philosopher' who mentioned Apple has come out with an update 10.14.2, it has solved the problem and we all now can have our fish!

Fester1952 12-10-2018 11:26 PM

One thing I have found though is it drives up the GPU temperature and the fan runs continuously. This never occurred before when the screensaver kicked in, and I have a high spec machine.

philosopher 12-11-2018 06:22 PM

Thanks where thanks is due
 
Thanks everyone, but I feel it's only right to send the thank you's to the proper people: I was just following up on Fester1952's report that the aquarium started working again after the update.

Thanks Fester1952!

Samf99x 12-12-2018 08:56 PM

Marine Aquarium as Executible File
 
Yes, it works, but only for a short time. After about 15 minutes or so, the program crashes.

This is definitely not a solution.

Sure hope you guys figure out a work around. I miss my fish...

Sam


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