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Old 01-12-2009, 05:06 PM   #1701
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Originally posted by Inspector Dryfish:
1) The fan coral sways nicely, except that the stops at each end of the travel seem a bit clunky, almost like big-rig windshield wipers set to slow.

2) I cannot find a setting to make the stats (upper left of screen) stay OFF, dammit! Is there still no way to make the screensaver remember from session to session that I really, really don't want the stats visible?  
Please post suggestions and questions about the Beta in the Beta forum.

While we're thrilled that you find the Beta solid enough to run on a regular basis, the Statistics display in the upper left corner is part of the Beta process. Please post it about it there.

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3) Not related to the screensaver, but just below the entry window where I'm typing is a "Post Icons" box where I could choose an icon to label this post. However, all the hovertext for the icons seems to be misplaced. The labels for almost every icon are wrong. The labels in the "Smilies" box, to the right of the text-entry window, are properly associated with the smilies.  
Well, after 9 years I guess there are still things that are being found that aren't set quite right.

I just corrected them.
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Old 01-13-2009, 07:49 AM   #1702
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... as of beta 8b...

Originally posted by Jav400:
Please remember that this software is still in the Beta stage, so as of this point in time, no the stats will not remember "off". Once Jim relegates MA3 to "released" status, then it will.  
I don't see the connection.

I do see myself running DA or a slideshow of my own photos more often than MA because of that stats thing. So I'm less likely to notice stuff that needs fixing. One assumes that we can expect more and more subtle problems and effects between now and GA (general availability) release.

Damn nice screensaver, though... :-)
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Old 01-13-2009, 10:02 AM   #1703
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The Stats-on is just my way of reminding everyone that this is only a test.
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Old 01-16-2009, 09:35 PM   #1704
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Marine Aquarium for iPhone

So there no version of MA3 for the iPhone. "We" need this to happen. The iPhone Apps Store has "My Aquarium" for $0.99 so it's cheap enough that a heckofalot of them will likely be sold. It's nice but it ain't MA3. You can drag the screen and pan left and right manually.

And the best thing is - it has ......
BLUE GRAVEL.

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Old 01-16-2009, 10:26 PM   #1705
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We'll see how MA2.6 does on the iPhone first before committing to MA3. The "movie" version has been out for a couple of months, but I haven't seen any numbers yet. The real version is still in development (just needs an interface). Even the 1024x768 background of 2.6 is way too big for the iPhone's tiny screen, so it's kind of hard to see the appeal of MA3's giant tank.
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:42 PM   #1706
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Originally posted by Jim Sachs:
...Even the 1024x768 background of 2.6 is way too big for the iPhone's tiny screen, so it's kind of hard to see the appeal of MA3's giant tank.  
Remember the iPhone has a touch screen and the user can drag the aquarium around. And using just two fingers users can it zoom in and out. Also some people actually hook up their iPods and iPhones to their television sets using these cables. So a 1024x768 background may about right.
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:54 PM   #1707
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We zoom and pan the MA2.6 version. Also rotate to switch from horizontal to vertical.
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Old 01-16-2009, 11:42 PM   #1708
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MA2.6 is coming to the iPhone. Wonderful, Jim! I'm sorry, I have been living under a rock this past year and somehow missed this development completely. Rock On
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Old 01-17-2009, 01:41 AM   #1709
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Here's how the currently available version looks. It's just a 170-meg movie, which was put together by our German affiliate without my knowledge.
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Old 01-17-2009, 04:20 PM   #1710
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I know I'd put it on my phone. But I have the lg vu cu920. I love this phone.
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Old 01-18-2009, 02:03 PM   #1711
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Old 01-18-2009, 02:04 PM   #1712
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What's that - a leech?
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Old 01-18-2009, 02:06 PM   #1713
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:42 PM   #1714
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My small wishlist.....

I've had the Marine Aquarium screen saver ever since v.1 I think, I know that I have v2.0. I have downloaded v2.6 and v3.0, and I just love them all. I have been spoiled by the earlier versions though, first I always loved to see the starfish crawl up the side of the aquarium, and second I liked the option of having a clock in the tank as well. The new v3 is the greatest, I just hope to see the two features that I've mentioned incorporated into a future upgrade?
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:51 PM   #1715
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The clock is in - just press C.

I'll be working on the starfish-on-glass feature after the clams and the new fish movements.
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:39 PM   #1716
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Just wondering. Will the new fish models and movements be implemented together or will one supercede the other on your list?
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:55 PM   #1717
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The models will be implemented first, probably kludged with just enough of the old movements to get them to work. Then the new basic movements will come in, followed by more complex combinations.
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Old 01-31-2010, 11:49 AM   #1718
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Creature request

I want to have a bear in my Marine Aquarium:

http://www.joshkeyes.net/paintings.htm
(Look for 'Totem II')





When I first saw it, I immediately had to think of the Amiga Lagoon, which I love.

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Old 01-31-2010, 12:47 PM   #1719
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Josh Keyes artwork is astounding. Each image a juxtaposition. His skills increasing with each year. Would love to see him get together with some other creative minds and make a short film.
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Old 01-31-2010, 02:37 PM   #1720
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Too weird for me.
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