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Old 12-01-2018, 12:47 PM   #41
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I'm just going to reiterate my suggestion from 20 years ago. Hire a programmer with an ironclad contract verified by a lawyer that says nothing goes forward until you give complete approval that what he or she has produced does exactly what you want. I know how much pain you've experienced from verbal contracts. Written contracts just keep people honest and aren't that expensive to draft.
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Old 12-02-2018, 12:53 AM   #42
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I'm hoping to break new ground by re-programming the Aquarium in Unity. If others could have done it, there should be some evidence by now. The fish-related objects and programming in the Unity Asset Store are pitiful. My plans are for a fully 3D environment, in which you can walk all the way around the tank (in VR, if you have the goggles). A fully-articulated octopus would be featured, as well as bulletproof collision-avoidance, refracting water in the tank, and sea anemones which can house clownfish.
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Old 12-02-2018, 07:33 AM   #43
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Sounds impressive.. looking for beta testers yet..

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Old 12-02-2018, 01:37 PM   #44
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Ha ha -- haven't started yet (still learning Unity).
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Old 12-02-2018, 03:40 PM   #45
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Originally posted by Jim Sachs:
I'm hoping to break new ground by re-programming the Aquarium in Unity. If others could have done it, there should be some evidence by now. The fish-related objects and programming in the Unity Asset Store are pitiful. My plans are for a fully 3D environment, in which you can walk all the way around the tank (in VR, if you have the goggles). A fully-articulated octopus would be featured, as well as bulletproof collision-avoidance, refracting water in the tank, and sea anemones which can house clownfish.  
That sounds SUPERB. May I pre-order the upgrade now?
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Old 12-02-2018, 09:48 PM   #46
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Nope. While I'm optimistic, there's no guarantee I'll be around to finish it. I'm already older than any male in my family has ever lived to be.
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Old 12-03-2018, 12:55 PM   #47
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"Live long and prosper."

I'm sure you'll both. That said, as the CEO of a couple companies, I know how important a succession plan is. I hope you have some thoughts along that line, vFishtanks around the globe would be a wonderful legacy (among your other incredible accomplishments). And thank you for your service, BTW.

Best wishes for a great holiday season man.
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Old 12-06-2018, 03:32 PM   #48
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Weird! There was an update to Mojave to version 10.14.2 and now mine is working again!
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Old 12-06-2018, 11:35 PM   #49
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Hmmm...I wonder if they patched OpenGL. Can anyone else confirm?
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Old 12-06-2018, 11:46 PM   #50
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Perkiset - Yeah, my successor is my daughter Jill.

She's newly-graduated from AFI as a film director (which is what I still want to do when I grow up). Here's a link to a commercial she just finished for TouchNote (I did the music for her): https://www.facebook.com/TouchNote/v...4298323321366/
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Old 12-07-2018, 12:17 AM   #51
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Have my fish back
http://tinypic.com/r/28mctpv/9
http://tinypic.com/r/tao5s8/9
http://i65.tinypic.com/21alm35.jpg

** By the way, great commercial Jim
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Old 12-07-2018, 10:08 AM   #52
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Confirmed Working!

I saw the previous post and immediately installed the update to 10.14.2 and YES, it now works. Apple must have patched it.

I'm very happy to have my fish back!
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Old 12-07-2018, 10:19 AM   #53
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Hooray!
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Old 12-08-2018, 06:09 PM   #54
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It's such a good product, I'm very happy it's working again!
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Old 12-09-2018, 10:50 AM   #55
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The black screen on initializing an OpenGL screen saver did seem to be a bug on Apple's part. Glad they fixed it.
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Old 12-10-2018, 04:40 AM   #56
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@Philosopher! Thank you for this info re Mac update 10.14.2. I got my fish back! Ta daa! I feel whole again.
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Old 12-10-2018, 04:42 AM   #57
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Smile Problem has been solved

Thanks to 'Philosopher' who mentioned Apple has come out with an update 10.14.2, it has solved the problem and we all now can have our fish!
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Old 12-10-2018, 11:26 PM   #58
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One thing I have found though is it drives up the GPU temperature and the fan runs continuously. This never occurred before when the screensaver kicked in, and I have a high spec machine.
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Old 12-11-2018, 06:22 PM   #59
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Thanks where thanks is due

Thanks everyone, but I feel it's only right to send the thank you's to the proper people: I was just following up on Fester1952's report that the aquarium started working again after the update.

Thanks Fester1952!
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Old 12-12-2018, 08:56 PM   #60
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Marine Aquarium as Executible File

Yes, it works, but only for a short time. After about 15 minutes or so, the program crashes.

This is definitely not a solution.

Sure hope you guys figure out a work around. I miss my fish...

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