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Old 04-24-2009, 03:36 AM   #1
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Flickering sunlight effect through water on migraine sufferers

Just upgraded to Aquarium 3 and it's still the best one yet.
Unfortunately I suffer from migraine attacks brought on by flickering florescent and strobe lighting and immediately have a problem with this version with the flickering sun light effect through the water.
Am I the only one? Can I turn this off?
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Old 04-24-2009, 06:03 AM   #2
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guppy,

It sounds like you are talking about the lightplay that is going over the interior of the tank. So far in almost 10 years of being here and running this forum with Morgan that is the first time I have heard of anyone saying that.

The lightplay is one of the things that has always made Jim's work standout from the rest. Unfortunately, there is no way to "turn it off." I'm not sure Jim has ever considered this aspect before.
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Old 04-24-2009, 06:54 AM   #3
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The "lightplay" doesn't cause headachs for me, but there is a very noticable increase in the effect (intensified) since version 2.6. Maybe in the future Jim could add a "lightplay" intensity adjustment in the options menu. Perhaps this could be another "wish list" addition?
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:51 AM   #4
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Yes, I did also notice the increased strength in the lightplay right at the first time I started version 3 (compared to the previous version 2.6). A slider in the options would be great!
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Old 04-24-2009, 01:23 PM   #5
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Originally posted by Yellow Tang:
A slider in the options would be great!  
Agreed!
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Old 04-24-2009, 08:06 PM   #6
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Evidently flickering lights can bring on a epileptic attack.. http://www.bcepilepsy.com/files/PDF/Triggers.pdf

Not so sure Jim needs to program for every ailment known to man... but if a slider to control the intensity is "easy"... and in his spare time.....
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:46 PM   #7
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Ralph,

Although reducing the "lightplay" effect (version 2.6 was perfect) would as you say reduce or eliminate guppy's ailment, it would also be an aesthetic enhancement that all of us would benefit from.
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Old 04-25-2009, 10:31 PM   #8
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I agree.. and personally think the light play is too aggressive myself.. but in my attempt at sarcastic wit....Jim has been trying to please everyone, too much me thinks.

These "features", noble as they are, introduce bugs that then demand time to resolve.....all at the expense of time spent expressing his artistic magic.
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Old 04-26-2009, 11:29 AM   #9
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It's near the bottom of a very long list.
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Old 04-27-2009, 10:08 AM   #10
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This is great news!
I thought it is at the bottom of a very long list.
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Old 04-27-2009, 12:14 PM   #11
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Hmmmm I wonder what feature has the honor of being at very bottom of this very long list... or perhaps.. the bottom is somewhat like the bottom of a swamp... not easily defined
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Old 04-27-2009, 12:32 PM   #12
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Yes, the bottom is very murky. It's hard to tell what's at the bottom, and what's past the bottom - into the realm of mermaids and sea serpents.
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Old 04-27-2009, 12:34 PM   #13
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Hehe,

Reminds me of old time maps........

"Passed here there be monsters"
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Old 04-27-2009, 02:34 PM   #14
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Originally posted by Ralph:
Hmmmm I wonder what feature has the honor of being at very bottom of this very long list... or perhaps.. the bottom is somewhat like the bottom of a swamp... not easily defined  
I'm betting on "documentation".
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Old 04-27-2009, 02:56 PM   #15
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Originally posted by Jim Sachs:
Yes, the bottom is very murky. It's hard to tell what's at the bottom, and what's past the bottom - into the realm of mermaids and sea serpents.  
so there is a small chance of getting mermaids and sea serpents then
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Old 04-27-2009, 03:18 PM   #16
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Originally posted by Jim Sachs:
Yes, the bottom is very murky. It's hard to tell what's at the bottom, and what's past the bottom - into the realm of mermaids and sea serpents.  
Originally posted by vochore:
so there is a small chance of getting mermaids and sea serpents then  
It sounds like the beginning of a great "Creature Pack"

Just kidding...
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Old 04-27-2009, 03:23 PM   #17
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Those were examples of items which are past the bottom. Way past.
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:21 AM   #18
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i agree with what has been said but in terms of the intensity of it would a slider be required for the speed of the feature or the actual visability of it or both?
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Old 04-29-2009, 05:44 AM   #19
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A slider would help

I've had previous versions of Aquarium and the "lightplay" has never bothered me in the past. The intensity is now much higher than before, so looks like this is the problem. A slider would certainly help me . . .
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Old 04-29-2009, 03:52 PM   #20
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Originally posted by Dale:
I'm betting on "documentation".  
Given that this is a subject all of us are keen on.. and that Jim is working on features that "sell"

What about "us" making a document section... Morgan or Jav could eventually add it to the heading bar of this forum.. "settings; Arcade; Calendar... Documentation; Members;... etc.

Clicking on "Documents" could open into a web page kind of thingme where there would be info on.. active keys.. registry hacks..coral types.. how to make and use alternate logo images..

Any thoughts...
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