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Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 05-19-2010, 05:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,153
Posted By Rick Simon
Combined with an initial value of 10, this sounds...

Combined with an initial value of 10, this sounds like a good way to go so long as you don't try to decrease the sleep value in order to achieve 60fps. With two different video cards (1 NVidia and 1...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 05-17-2010, 02:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,714
Posted By Rick Simon
There's a Help file??? All I've found is the...

There's a Help file??? All I've found is the Readme file. In any case, I wouldn't see where you would have to include them within the MA3 executable. I would assume that an F1 keypress would close...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 05-05-2010, 05:03 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 25,060
Posted By Rick Simon
Would it make a difference if you were using a...

Would it make a difference if you were using a dark, background lighting selection?
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 04-29-2010, 07:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,320
Posted By Rick Simon
If Tomicjr is comfortable using regedit, he might...

If Tomicjr is comfortable using regedit, he might try the following keys:

HKCU\Software\SereneScreen\ MarineAquarium3\StartWindowed
Set DWORD value to 1 to start MA3 in Windowed mode, 0 in full...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 04-07-2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,358
Posted By Rick Simon
Background process? They're using javascript to...

Background process? They're using javascript to write the web page using hexadecimal encoding. I grabbed a copy of the raw data and decoded it. Looks like a pretty standard html page with text and...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 04-07-2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,358
Posted By Rick Simon
I feel for the folks at Prolific. Looks like they...

I feel for the folks at Prolific. Looks like they either did not completely clean up the last problem, or didn't find and close the hole that is being used to compromise their server(s?). I do note...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 04-02-2010, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,120
Posted By Rick Simon
Let me see how it does on my systems...... ...

Let me see how it does on my systems......

1.5 seconds on my older laptop (1.7GHz Pentium M)

~1 second on the media system (2.2GHz Athlon 64 3500)

~5 seconds on the Vista system (2GHz Athlon...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 03-24-2010, 01:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,358
Posted By Rick Simon
But does removal of the Beta tag indicate the...

But does removal of the Beta tag indicate the software is "finished, perfect, or bug-free"? Not in my experience. It merely indicates the product has received sufficient testing to be reliable and...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 03-24-2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,358
Posted By Rick Simon
From a programmers point of view that may be true...

From a programmers point of view that may be true (though I know some programmers who might not agree). From a marketing viewpoint, IMHO, that isn't very smart at all. There are a lot of consumers...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 03-24-2010, 06:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,358
Posted By Rick Simon
::chuckle:: Looks like Prolific's web...

::chuckle::

Looks like Prolific's web server may have gotten broken into. If you do a Google search for prolific, lifeglobe or serenescreen, then select the cached version of the Viagra result...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 03-14-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 50,098
Posted By Rick Simon
If you hadn't already considered it, I'd like to...

If you hadn't already considered it, I'd like to make a suggestion. Pre populate the color fields with a series of colors from light shades, to dark shades and back to light shades. Something like:
...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 03-05-2010, 09:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,483
Posted By Rick Simon
I believe he is referring to Sysinternals'...

I believe he is referring to Sysinternals' Autoruns. If you haven't run across their stuff before, I highly recommend it. Their stuff was acquired by MS when they went to work for them.
...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 03-04-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 50,098
Posted By Rick Simon
OK! How about we compromise and say that the...

OK! How about we compromise and say that the starfish can be set to a)floor b)glass or c)random in the settings?

:) ;)
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 03-04-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 50,098
Posted By Rick Simon
No problem! After giving it some thought, it's a...

No problem! After giving it some thought, it's a bit thornier an issue than I at first thought. You could possibly only have the starfish move onto/off of the glass while not within the visible area,...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 03-04-2010, 06:49 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 50,098
Posted By Rick Simon
Unfortunately, that wouldn't work for windowed or...

Unfortunately, that wouldn't work for windowed or multi-monitor layouts where there is no scrolling.
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 01-02-2010, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,387
Posted By Rick Simon
Simple answer? Yes. Accurate answer? No. For the...

Simple answer? Yes. Accurate answer? No. For the most part, you and Jim are both talking about "2.5 screens wide" or "two widescreen monitors wide". Both of those statements however, mean virtually...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 01-01-2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,387
Posted By Rick Simon
This gets difficult to judge because of the vast...

This gets difficult to judge because of the vast differences in displays, both in their aspect ratios and possible multi-monitor configurations. To further complicate matters, MA3 auto adjusts itself...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 12-28-2009, 07:30 AM
Replies: 946
Views: 258,812
Posted By Rick Simon
That depends on what you consider to be...

That depends on what you consider to be "average/normal use". Not to be contrary here, but the difference in ambient lighting between the average home office/den, and an office cubicle under multiple...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 12-28-2009, 06:08 AM
Replies: 946
Views: 258,812
Posted By Rick Simon
And your point is...? Just because you have not...

And your point is...? Just because you have not seen it on your particular set up does NOT mean it doesn't happen, or that it isn't a problem for some users. As I pointed out in other threads on...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 12-27-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 946
Views: 258,812
Posted By Rick Simon
Viewsonic VA902b. I have a pair of them,...

Viewsonic VA902b. I have a pair of them, purchased around 4 months apart. While both of them show some signs of persistence after an extended period of time, one of them is much worse at it than the...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 12-27-2009, 03:15 PM
Replies: 946
Views: 258,812
Posted By Rick Simon
Hmmm... they do say time is relevant... It...

Hmmm... they do say time is relevant... It takes more than "a moment" to clear the persistence on one of my monitors. More like several minutes.





Not true. I can have one on one of my...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 10-24-2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,097
Posted By Rick Simon
I don't do 3d modeling and I'm not familiar with...

I don't do 3d modeling and I'm not familiar with the process so this may be way out in left field and of no use whatsoever, but can you wrap the fish in a transparent "conformal bubble" and detect...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 09-01-2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,974
Posted By Rick Simon
Never did play Adventure. My Fortran days were...

Never did play Adventure. My Fortran days were with punch cards and a remote terminal which was watched like a hawk by the powers that be. The first adventure game I ran into was Asylum on a TRS-80...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 08-29-2009, 07:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,974
Posted By Rick Simon
I take it you had made your way out of the Asylum...

I take it you had made your way out of the Asylum then? ;)
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 08-28-2009, 11:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,974
Posted By Rick Simon
;) I still have Zork I, II & III installed,...

;)

I still have Zork I, II & III installed, though I haven't actually played them in years.

Sheesh... if only an old fart would recognize Zork references, what does that make me? An "old...
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