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Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 08-10-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 30,455
Posted By flipper
Here's a possibly last update to the old tech...

Here's a possibly last update to the old tech previous version of the mod. Energy into the system now only occurs over the bubble column so it'll take a minute or two to propagate to the rest of the...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 08-02-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 30,455
Posted By flipper
I've been busy trying to get a perspectively...

I've been busy trying to get a perspectively correct mirrored background image onto the water surface while maintaining the original MA3 projection matrix or I would have responded earlier. Sorry...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 07-27-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 30,455
Posted By flipper
Here's another background you can use with the...

Here's another background you can use with the above version of the app.
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 07-27-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 30,455
Posted By flipper
Here's a couple more backgrounds you can use with...

Here's a couple more backgrounds you can use with the above version of the app.
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 07-27-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 30,455
Posted By flipper
jleslie, I'm sorry about that. But there's...

jleslie, I'm sorry about that. But there's nothing I can do here beyond what I'm already doing to ensure everything is malware free on my end.

cjmdaddy and Ralph, I read up on multi-monitor...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 07-24-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 30,455
Posted By flipper
feldon34, sorry to hear things didn't work out...

feldon34, sorry to hear things didn't work out for you. I know that others have tried in the past as well and have run into the same sorts of problems. I do have a thick skin when being flamed for...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 07-19-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 30,455
Posted By flipper
Summers here are long and hot by rule, although...

Summers here are long and hot by rule, although we've yet to hit 100+ for weeks in a row like last year.

Back to the thread's topic, here's a little proof-of-concept that replaces the MA3...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 07-16-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 30,455
Posted By flipper
Yes, I completely understand, having spent quite...

Yes, I completely understand, having spent quite a few hours myself trying to make sure that the tracking the app controlled camera does won't break the illusion. I even went so far as to pre-fill...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 07-15-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 30,455
Posted By flipper
Hello Mr. Sachs and Patrick. Mr. Sachs, yes...

Hello Mr. Sachs and Patrick.

Mr. Sachs, yes it replaces the drawing of the background with a 3D model or a skybox or a skydome. This particular model came from Google's 3D Warehouse. It's of a...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 07-15-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 30,455
Posted By flipper
Question Extending MA3's capabilities?

Seeing as this forum has been pretty quiet for a while now, I thought I'd post about something I've been working on over the years that involves Mr. Sachs' MA3 screen saver.

What I've been doing...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 10-27-2009, 11:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,717
Posted By flipper
Instead of a heightmap, I use small bounding...

Instead of a heightmap, I use small bounding boxes by subdividing each non-fish object into a 3D grid along each world axis. Think of a bunch a sugar cubes stacked and arranged to encompass your...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 10-24-2009, 10:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,717
Posted By flipper
No calculus required

Sorry for the long post. I just want to make sure that Jim understands how simple this can be.

My technique doesn't require calculus, per se. And it's not an A* path finding or any other advanced...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 10-23-2009, 10:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,717
Posted By flipper
I'm willing to help for free

I'm more than willing to send Jim (or Feldon or whomever) the code I've been developing since I first came across MA about a decade ago. I've always felt I owed Jim and this would be one way to pay...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 09-17-2009, 06:35 AM
Replies: 36
[Bug: Unconfirmed] Dual Monitor - Flashing Screen
Views: 23,410
Posted By flipper
philosopher, would you be willing to download and...

philosopher, would you be willing to download and install the package found at http://www.realtimesoft.com/ultramon/download_beta.asp, and then run the Moire screen saver contained within it?

That...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 09-17-2009, 06:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,858
Posted By flipper
Jim, are you generating linker maps of your...

Jim, are you generating linker maps of your commercially released builds? If so, you can use that map, along with the crash exception info's crash address, to at least locate the routine in which the...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 09-17-2009, 05:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,927
Posted By flipper
I don't know how similar 7's explorer is to...

I don't know how similar 7's explorer is to Vista/XP's, but you should be able to pin any file to the start menu by using drag-n-drop, as long as you haven't disabled that feature.

To do this, use...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 06-23-2009, 10:47 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 21,356
Posted By flipper
Techniques for handling order independent...

Techniques for handling order independent transparency have been around for a while, but they all involve running through the model geometry twice, once to establish depth and then again to apply the...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 06-04-2009, 09:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,083
Posted By flipper
Jim or Edgar, if you're interested, I found the...

Jim or Edgar, if you're interested, I found the problem here and was able to come up with a work around. I was able to get the beta to crash every time by going to settings->program settings and then...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 06-03-2009, 01:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,083
Posted By flipper
I get the same sort of crash, but not everytime,...

I get the same sort of crash, but not everytime, when running the beta via an in-house compatibility layer app that "trampolines" the app's registry calls to a file.

I'd be willing to track down...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 05-11-2009, 09:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,920
Posted By flipper
Just fyi, works fine here with Firefox 3.0.10...

Just fyi, works fine here with Firefox 3.0.10 (Windows version.) No cookies or Javascript enabling required.
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 05-07-2009, 12:27 AM
Replies: 946
Views: 246,469
Posted By flipper
Hi Jim. Been 7 yrs for me! Just dropped by on a...

Hi Jim. Been 7 yrs for me! Just dropped by on a whim and wow the new beta looks and works quite nice. I'm glad to see you finally went pseudo-3D on the coral, they all look great. I'm sure the newer...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 2 for Windows Archive 03-19-2003, 09:47 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 28,789
Posted By flipper
hi all. i haven't posted here in a while but i...

hi all. i haven't posted here in a while but i just had to stop by after receiving the new free upgrade and say:

o thanks Jim for all of your hard work in making SSA a reality,
o thanks Morgan...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 2 for Windows Archive 11-14-2002, 11:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,969
Posted By flipper
i totally agree Morgan. Jim's fish are the best...

i totally agree Morgan. Jim's fish are the best and will always be as far as i'm concerned. my project is just for fun.
Forum: Marine Aquarium 2 for Windows Archive 11-14-2002, 11:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,154
Posted By flipper
:) thanks for the laugh Wanda!

:) thanks for the laugh Wanda!
Forum: Marine Aquarium 2 for Windows Archive 10-31-2002, 07:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,174
Posted By flipper
sorry for stating the obvious Jim. i should have...

sorry for stating the obvious Jim. i should have known that's what you had used. it's kind of hard to help w/o code to look at.

one thing i did notice is that the kernel processing percentage for...
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