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Old 11-18-2008, 03:18 PM   #101
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Bump mapping requires a second texture. Not sure if Jim plans to do that.

The fish currently have specular lighting.
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Old 11-18-2008, 03:45 PM   #102
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.... But please, no light rays!

......... Having it play "songs", is bad enough! ...
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Old 11-18-2008, 05:20 PM   #103
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Beta 7 is up:
http://www.fish-byte.com/MA3Beta.zip

This is a rough test of the crystal. There's no collision-avoidance for the crystal yet, so don't bother reporting pass-thoroughs. The crystal can be turned on and off in Settings, but no logo graphics on it yet.

Also fixed a few little visual glitches in the tank.
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Old 11-18-2008, 07:30 PM   #104
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Originally posted by majalid:
MA3 looks amazing on my 22" Samsung T220. It is better than having a real aquarium! Can't wait for new fish models with better AI!

Ideas:
- light rays?
- tiny floating particles (maybe micro bubbles) that appear to be randomly drifting
- reflective, shiny fishes:

(http://www.digifish.us/aquagarden/ag_infor.htm)  
I also asked for shiny fish (a long time ago), but apparently the species in MA have more of a velvety sheen than the highly reflective look of freshwater fish like the angelfish you posted a pic of above.
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Old 11-18-2008, 07:58 PM   #105
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There are currently three fish in the Marine Aquarium which need specular (shine). The only one where it really shows is the Copperband. So far, I have not been able to get my shader to do specular. All previous versions of MA used DirectX lighting instead of shaders, so I had the use of specular effects.
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Old 11-19-2008, 11:08 AM   #106
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Old 11-19-2008, 11:44 AM   #107
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Yep, that's the Copperband.
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Old 11-19-2008, 11:46 AM   #108
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Jim has very high resolution photos and source material for most of the fish. The case of the Copperband is an issue of programming shaders.
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Old 11-19-2008, 01:45 PM   #109
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I just replaced Beta7 with Beta7a.
http://www.fish-byte.com/MA3Beta.zip

This version has the SereneScreen logo on the crystal.
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Old 11-19-2008, 01:58 PM   #110
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aesome Jim!, downloading now
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Old 11-19-2008, 03:59 PM   #111
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The bubble sound bug remains for me.
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Old 11-19-2008, 04:02 PM   #112
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Yeh, I ahve had some bugs with the bubble sound in beta 7 and beta 7a
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Old 11-19-2008, 04:30 PM   #113
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The same "loud until touched" bug, or something else?
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Old 11-19-2008, 04:35 PM   #114
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Beta7b should cures a problem reported with the crystal and Intel chips:
http://www.fish-byte.com/MA3Beta.zip
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Old 11-20-2008, 08:04 AM   #115
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Originally posted by Jim Sachs:
The same "loud until touched" bug, or something else?  
That. Vista Home Premium, AMD Dual Core. Let me know if you need more information.
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Old 11-20-2008, 08:18 AM   #116
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Have you tried changing the volumes of the bubble sound and the music and see if it still happens?
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:01 AM   #117
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Originally posted by Edgar:
Have you tried changing the volumes of the bubble sound and the music and see if it still happens?  
Yes.
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Old 11-22-2008, 01:17 AM   #118
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I am able to duplicate the bubble sound problem. I should be able to come up with a fix for it soon.
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Old 11-22-2008, 10:57 PM   #119
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I just uploaded Beta7c. Additions include possible fix for the sound volume bug and texture seam at the far left. Saving of scroll position is in. Rudimentary collision-avoidance between fish and crystal.
http://www.fish-byte.com/MA3Beta.zip
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Old 11-22-2008, 11:30 PM   #120
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Originally posted by Jim Sachs:
I just uploaded Beta7c. Additions include possible fix for the sound volume bug and texture seam at the far left. Saving of scroll position is in. Rudimentary collision-avoidance between fish and crystal.
http://www.fish-byte.com/MA3Beta.zip  

I'm downloading it now Jim... give me a few... and I'll recheck that left side problem.


BACK... Jim, the problem is there ONLY when the antialiasing setting of "Override application setting" is set. All other settings (Off, enhance application settings, application controlled.... etc.) are fine. I still can not see the seam flaw anymore...
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