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feldon34 08-13-2006 01:54 PM

2.6, a $5.95 upgrade, adds 2 fish.

nicksteel 08-13-2006 03:53 PM

didn't realize there was 2.6. will get.

nicksteel 08-13-2006 05:46 PM

Garden Photos
Feldon, as I live nearby, your garden looks right at home. Have a couple beds just like that!

feldon34 08-13-2006 06:00 PM

Whatcha growin? There's a Garden topic in the Photography forum. A pity that 2 of the posters I was following stopped posting. :(

nicksteel 08-14-2006 03:14 AM

Afraid ours morphed into a couple of very nice flower beds over the years. Too much travel and too little time at home. They were built up exactly like yours and involved massive dirt transport!

I like 2.6 in widescreen, although I did turn the clock off. I've been following MA for years and have always thought of it as a constantly improving work of art, more like a living painting. Now using a Gateway dual core 2.8 and the movement is flawless and lifelike.

Jim's intense dedication to detail over such a long time is pretty amazing. This keeps us interested as other similiar efforts come and go. Like others, I keep looking forward to the background upgrade, along with Jim's infrequent tweaks. Played with Dream Aquarium and a couple others this weekend. Dream Aquarium is the next best thing, but just doesn't have the appeal and personality of MA. Afraid they will have to be removed next weekend. MA is like an old friend, with enough change to remain interesting.

Jim Sachs 08-14-2006 09:42 AM

Well, Nick - if you're into detail, then you should love MA3. I'm in the very slow process of building 3D objects, and all of them will be in much higher detail than the previous version. I finally got the gravel right, and the old floor is almost laughable by comparison, especially on higher-resolution systems. Working on barnacles today.

Jav400 08-14-2006 09:56 AM

Jav is doing the Snoopy dance. Great to hear Jim. :) :)

cjmaddy 08-14-2006 10:00 AM


Marian Nichols 08-14-2006 10:10 AM

Sounds sumptuous!!!

ESHIREY 08-14-2006 10:38 AM

nicksteel 08-14-2006 11:59 AM


Originally Posted by Jim Sachs
Working on barnacles today.

Glad to hear it, but it would sound a bit odd to a non forum member!

A piece of gravel here, a barnacle there. Sounds good to me!

Jim Sachs 08-14-2006 12:25 PM

Yeah there's a lot here that would sound strange to a non-forum member. Most people consider it rather odd when I tell them that my new house is being built by imaginary fish :)

Simple Steve 08-16-2006 10:19 AM


Originally Posted by Jim Sachs
I finally got the gravel right, and the old floor is almost laughable by comparison, especially on higher-resolution systems.

Jim, I'm glad to hear things are going well. Having my own website, I think I understand (in a small way) how tedious this kind of project can be. Good luck with it. I hope it builds you a vacation home as well. :TU:

Also, can you say if the new bottom is going to be along the lines of the Goldfish bottom or like the original sand bottom? In other words, are you going with the tank look or the ocean look?


Jav400 08-16-2006 10:47 AM

From what Jim has said in the past, everything is geared towards an aquarium. Although in this case it will be a larger representation than the old one. The new version is supposed to be about 1 1/2 screens wide with camera panning.

Jim Sachs 08-16-2006 10:50 AM

Actually, the new tank is a little over two widescreens wide. The bottom is the whitish gravel used in most marine aquariums.

drfish 08-16-2006 11:24 AM

A little over 32:9? Are we talking 12:3??? :eek:

Jim Sachs 08-16-2006 06:12 PM

Pretty close. The idea is to either have two widescreen monitors side-by-side, or set the camera to pan back and forth in a big tank.

wrightlyle 10-20-2006 02:50 AM

Gotta Love The Fish
Hello, I Just Wanted To Say Thank You For Letting me join This Forum And I Was Wondering What Happened To the Serenscreensaver website, i cant seem to get it to come up, I keep getting a message saying that the website has moved or changed or is temporarily out of service. Can anyone help me on this matter....Thanks

feldon34 10-20-2006 06:50 AM does seem to be down.

Jim Sachs 10-20-2006 10:37 AM

There was a power outage at the server location. It's back up now.

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