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Nicki 01-09-2014 10:01 PM

What do we know about the new tech from the consumer electronics show that promises 3D without glasses?

Unfortunately the expenses from settling my mum's estate have wiped me out financially so no new goodies for me until I get back into the workforce. But maybe a whisper in my brother's ear when he buys a new monitor for the desktop?

Jim Sachs 01-11-2014 12:21 AM

Yes, there are several reports of companies showing glasses-free TVs at CES. Here are a couple:

In other breaking news, I'm very close to having a version of MA3 with the two additional feather-duster worms for you guys to test.

Jim Sachs 01-12-2014 09:31 AM

It still may need some polishing, but if anyone wants to test the latest version of MA3 which contains two additional featherduster corals, here it is:

This is an uncompressed file, with no installer.

Andy Lavies 01-12-2014 10:49 AM

I like them! Glad that they have company now. Thanks Jim.
From a damp and dreary New Forest on the South Coast of England,

abwolfson 01-12-2014 10:58 AM


I tried the MA3 beta. It showed the splash screen and crashed. I'm running Vista Home Premium. Tried downloading several times.


patscarr 01-12-2014 11:15 AM

Looks great here.

Acer Aspire Laptop
Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 64-bit
AMD Phenom(tm) II N970 Quad-Core Processor 2.2 GHz
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series 252 MB
DirectX 11

Jim Sachs 01-12-2014 11:22 AM

abwolfson - what were the exact symptoms, and what video card do you have?

feldon34 01-12-2014 11:46 AM

It tries to run for about 10-15 seconds and then crashes for me.
Tried it both as MA33aBeta.scr and also tried renaming it to an EXE.Tried running it as an Administrator.
Tried both TESTFISH and my MA3 product key.

Windows 7 64-bit
Intel i7 950 quad core 3.07GHz
nVidia GeForce GT 240 with 1GB DDR3

Jim Sachs 01-12-2014 12:03 PM

Crashes in what way?

abwolfson 01-12-2014 12:22 PM

I have an ATI Radeon HD 3600 video card. What happens is the splash screen comes up on both monitors for around 10 seconds and then crashes with a Windows dialog box stating that the program has stopped running.


cjmaddy 01-12-2014 12:27 PM

Same here. Showed SereneScreen MA3 screen for a few secs then returned to desk top.

AMD Athlon II X4 630 / 4096MB / nVidia GTX460 Driver 331.82 / Dx 11 / Win7pro64 / Dual VP920 ViewSonic Monitors.

Also. - Changing to .exe made no difference.

Jim Sachs 01-12-2014 12:33 PM

Is anyone getting a crash on a single-monitor setup?

abwolfson 01-12-2014 12:52 PM


I switched my system to a single monitor. I worked fine and the new feather dusters look great. When I switched back to a dual monitor extended window it crashed again as before. Something in the dual monitor coding.


harris 01-12-2014 01:03 PM


Originally Posted by Jim Sachs (Post 151312)
Is anyone getting a crash on a single-monitor setup?

No crashes, it's running fine on my antique Dell/Intel/Win XP/ATI Radeon HD3600 using a single monitor - a NEC MultiSync PA241W.

Jim Sachs 01-12-2014 01:05 PM

Aha, that narrows it down.

feldon34 01-12-2014 02:02 PM

Dual screen here. Two 1920x1080 Acer displays.

I get black screen with Marine Aquarium 3 logo for 10-15 seconds, then a white flash and back to desktop.

Jim Sachs 01-12-2014 02:34 PM

OK, try this one:

Dual screen users, let me know if:
1. It still crashes.
2. The featherdusters show up at all on the second screen.
3. The featherdusters wave in the current and retract when a fish gets too near on the second screen.

jleslie 01-12-2014 02:38 PM

It runs okay for me on a single monitor, but I think that's to be expected. BTW on the glasses-free 3D I got one of those as my Christmas present to me, just it's rather small...

Fuji used to do 3D cameras (W1, W3) but quit last May, by Christmas the 400+ price for the W3 had come down to 150 and then Amazon did them for 89 in their January sale, at that price it's hard to argue.

It has two cameras/lenses and a 3D rear LCD which works well. It suffers from using small CCDs as the sensors, but it's possible to get some nice shots, plus it does 720p 3D movies that work well.

Anyway, I'll leave any more on that for the photography forum, plus maybe post something...

cjmaddy 01-12-2014 02:57 PM

Ok! - It now works on my Dual screens, But....

1. It doesn't crash.
2. The featherdusters show up on the second screen.
3. However, - the featherdusters DON'T wave in the current and retract when a fish gets too near when on the second screen. (They are stationary.)

BUT! - When in MA3 Monitor Settings, if either screen is 'switched off', the featherdusters do then wave in the current and retract when a fish gets near.

Time Crystal Pilot 01-12-2014 04:03 PM

  • crashes are gone now
  • feather dusters are static (even in window mode, no matter what screen(s) the window is on) when 2nd monitor is enabled in program settings

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