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Old 01-27-2009, 10:53 AM   #241
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Originally posted by Jim Sachs:
Anyone who has commented at least once in either this public Beta Forum or the private one.  
wow Jim, its really a very generous of you. I think you really care about the people who are so keen on your project. I feel that, you should add in a "future purchase" option for those beta-testers and commentors who happen to be students or not drawing a salary. They will probably be happy to do when they draw their first salary which i really hope to get by the end of this year

keep on rocking and im glad to report you have the multimonitor issues sorted out. seriously that makes you the first screensaver developer that has a fantastic multimonitor screensaver (most screensavers only can do dual monitors being unable to maintain more than one miserable framebuffer)

and have a very happy and prosperous New Year (I'm from Singapore, where we are celebrating the Chinese New Year right now. Yes, your screensaver is famous enough to reach a tiny island at the equator )

ps: oh by the way, i think the ma3beta.zip link at fish-bytes.com is down =/
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:07 PM   #242
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Stay tuned...  


OK, this is my 2nd post/comment, now that I'm qualified for MA3 where do I send the Jiff and my money??
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Old 01-27-2009, 09:20 PM   #243
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Lights

I know you plan on having lighting controls with different colors and intensities. Will we be able to make the tank go to "nightime"? My grandkids like to make the fishes go to sleep!
Perhaps you could have some phosphorescense? (the crystal could glow faintly to see the time!)
Will the lights be part of beta tests or come after MA3 is released?

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Old 01-27-2009, 09:36 PM   #244
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It will be a while before I can get to the interface for the background colors.
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Old 01-28-2009, 01:45 AM   #245
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well very good screensavers
only little suggestions for me :
- does the scroll can be quicker when you use the arrow?
- can we have more than 30 fishes ? i have a 7600GS which is not a powerfull card now, and i have 110 fps so it would be nice to have mor fishes
- perhaps, as it is 3d, in the futur, can we have the contro of the sizes of the fishes ? fr instance having big fishies :-)
- and being able to feed the fishes, which would react or knocking screen with the mouse would "perturbate" the fishes...

nothing really important in fact, master piece of work soon

Well, my three screensavers are : MA2, next MA3 (), DA and Koi fishes...
those three one are different and can be really compared. all master pieces.... all aren't screenSAVERS (use proc, doesn't save anaythong for lcd) but are nerves savers
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Old 01-28-2009, 05:16 AM   #246
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Faster manual scrolling - probably not.
More than 30 fish - no, collision avoidance is already a nightmare. In fact I don't recommend more than 16 fish.
Fish sizes - I'm not sure if the user will ever be able to control this, but there will be some variation. It should be expecially noticeable in schools.
Feeding the fish, tapping on glass - planned.
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Old 01-28-2009, 03:44 PM   #247
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I recently discovered that my favourite screen saver was getting an upgrade.

So I downloaded the latest beta and was totally blown away

I could not believe how much better the program looked and behaved.

Just for fun I checked my email logs and my first key was sent to me: 25.11.2000

Thank you Jim for making something good so much much better
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:18 PM   #248
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Originally posted by Jim Sachs:
By the way, there will be a major addition to the crystal in the next few days  
Can't wait Jim
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:57 PM   #249
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This is going to be unbelievable when individual fish movements are implemented!
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Old 01-28-2009, 09:08 PM   #250
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Yes it will.
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:56 AM   #251
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Originally posted by Manymosi:
This is going to be unbelievable when individual fish movements are implemented!  
This is so true!

It is always fascinating to watch the fish movement in a real aquarium, if this can be achieved here, it would be mind-blowing! I really wait for that day! Well, first the clock...
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Old 01-29-2009, 06:54 PM   #252
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Congratulations on the release!

May there be many more...
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:13 PM   #253
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Every few days...
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Old 01-30-2009, 11:58 AM   #254
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Whoa! I just tried the new aquarium with the installer. I my missing something....it moves and looks a lot smoother....so can I buy a key code now?
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Old 01-30-2009, 12:07 PM   #255
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If you really want to, I won't stop you
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Old 01-30-2009, 01:46 PM   #256
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Keycodes Cross-OS compatible

First, I too am a programmer and can appreciate tendencies to want to get something just right. Thanks for all the effort you've put into this project!!!

I have a MAC at work and am anxious to have MA3 on it. In the meantime, I'll have to settle for running it on my PC at home. Eventually, though, when MA3 comes out for MAC, I'd like to run it at work.

So, if I get a PC MA3 keycode now, will it also work in the future MAC version or will I buy a separate MAC keycode when it's available?
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Old 01-30-2009, 01:55 PM   #257
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Probably need a different code for the MAC.
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Old 01-30-2009, 01:58 PM   #258
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Making logos on PSP Photo XII is not easy for the beginner , but I finally got it sussed .



( MGM is okay with using the logo for such purposes ) .

Looking forward to having the clock though !
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Old 01-30-2009, 02:16 PM   #259
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Your wish is granted. Here's a version with an analog clock experiment. Press C to display the clock in the crystal.

http://www.fish-byte.com/MA3Beta.zip
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Old 01-30-2009, 02:20 PM   #260
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Looks good,

I got one somewhere from the Windows of Opportunity episode where Jack resigned and dipped and kissed Carter in front of Hammond in the control room that fit on the crystal.
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