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Old 03-04-2004, 04:48 PM   #1
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Smile ** SereneScreen Marine Aquarium 2.01 !! **

<table bgcolor="#004968" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="12"><tr><td><font size="+2"><b>SereneScreen Marine Aquarium 2</b></font>

SereneScreen Marine Aquarium 2.01 was released on March 4th, 2004. The current version is SereneScreen Marine Aquarium 2.6. Get it at SereneScreen.com.

2.01 Features:
  • All 26 fish now created by artist Jim Sachs
  • New Queen Angel
  • Multi-monitor Support
  • Widescreen Monitor Support
  • Letterbox/Anamorphic Support
  • Launch in a Window setting
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Old 03-04-2004, 05:06 PM   #2
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I love the wide screen version even on one monitor; it really adds depth and dimension. Look like I ought to be able to have at least two more fish in there. I want to buy the Time version, will it also have the new fish and the widescreen format?
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Old 03-04-2004, 05:13 PM   #3
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Yes and no.
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Old 03-04-2004, 05:17 PM   #4
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I'm not much of a techno, so all I can say is WOW...the redone fish are amazing...with the multimonitor spanning it is so cool to watch the fish swim from one to another...and the biggest wow came when we threw the widescreen version up on the flat screen telly in the reception room...people actually clapped..lol...I don't know what all is different technically, but it's all first class to me...thnx to everybody who worked so hard on it.
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Old 03-04-2004, 06:02 PM   #5
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Nice! Very, very nice! Much as I love the GA, my loyalties are swaying back to MA2. When the fully 3D version comes out I have a feeling there will be no contest. Now I just need to set up 3 machines with a monitor each in order to watch GA, MA2 and to prepare for FA. Wheeee...!

Excellent work to all those that worked on this.
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Old 03-04-2004, 06:35 PM   #6
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Haven't been using any SS lately ( shame on me )

This will get me using MA2 again.


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Old 03-04-2004, 06:50 PM   #7
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The fish are better than expected.
1.The blue ring angelfish is awesome and you can easily see where his eyes are now,plus to see the eyes move and look at you is so cool.

2.The Queen Angelfish looks more realistic.Still one of my favorite.

3.The rock beauty angelfish is now one of my favorite.

4.The squarespot anthias before I liked having the new color in the aquarium,but now it has more details to it and looks more realistic.

5.The Emperor Angelfish looks better and the stripes and fins look better.

6.The Redfin Butterflyfish before kinda looked like a blur,now you can see the unique details the fish have.Very nice.
You did a awesome job Jim.

On selecting which fish to put into the aquarium,it lets me.But when the screensaver comes back on it automatically keeps random picking two fish.I don't have random choices selected on.But it keeps acting like it does.Is it suppose to do this?
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Old 03-04-2004, 07:06 PM   #8
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Nope, what are your system specs, and are you clicking ok after selecting your fish?
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Old 03-04-2004, 07:11 PM   #9
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Originally posted by GreenHsiF
On selecting which fish to put into the aquarium,it lets me.But when the screensaver comes back on it automatically keeps random picking two fish.I don't have random choices selected on.But it keeps acting like it does.Is it suppose to do this?
yes,i agree with greenhsif...
i have posted this in the ma 2.0 fish comment thread...
i have found out that ma2 and ma2 md shares the same registry key..i think that's the problem..

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Old 03-04-2004, 07:58 PM   #10
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Yeah,I have clicked ok after choosing the fish.I did it again to make sure.

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Old 03-04-2004, 08:34 PM   #11
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Also if I select the same kinda fish for all the selections,it doesn't automatically choose any fish for me.I even tried to choose just two fish and the second one ends up becoming a random choice automaitically.Its weird.
Do i need a new keycode,its kinda acting like a demo.
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Old 03-04-2004, 08:53 PM   #12
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NICE!!!! THANK YOU!
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Old 03-04-2004, 10:44 PM   #13
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Very nice.. having all the versions in one means I can do some major deleting now of previous copies.

But.. can some one explain "anamorphic". Using the wide screen mode with a "normal" aspect monitor it stretches the screen vertically to fill the available space (and removes the black bars) when set from .8 to 1.0 . I suppose the fish are stretched in the process.. why the two places to change it? what is the difference?
Just curious, no big deal..
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Old 03-04-2004, 11:09 PM   #14
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I found there's a Fish8 entry in the registry, but there are only 7 fish in the tank no matter how I try to tweak it, what's the purpose of this Fish8 entry anyway?

The N key still work, however, the difference doesn't seem to obvious, the only difference I can see is when the moment of pressing the N key, 0.5 second later, the fish looks same, although the registry CalcNormals remains 01

The wide screen feature is cool!!! but I'm not very sure about the purpose of anamorphic factor, it only changes the width of the tank, what else does it do?

And the sunny is right, MA2 MD shares the same regitry of MA2, I think that causes the problem
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Old 03-04-2004, 11:12 PM   #15
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the fish8 key is for wide mode in ma2 md version

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Old 03-04-2004, 11:21 PM   #16
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Originally posted by sunny
the fish8 key is for wide mode in ma2 md version
Arrrr...why didn't I notice that? stupid me....Thank you sunny!!!

I dind't count the fish but so concentrate on looking the difference when repeatly pressing the N key.... :P

I guess the anamorphic factor is used to adjust the hight and width for different monitor....to match the best fit....

I wish there's a hot key for tuning the anamorphic factor so I don't have to keep pressing the space bar and going back and forth to the setting to see the result.
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Old 03-04-2004, 11:30 PM   #17
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i think ralph means why there's 2 checkboxes for anamorphic...?
1 anamorphic factor is for the normal fullscreen mode just like in LD or DVD..
the 2 anamorphic factor is for the desktop...actually i still can't figured this function out..

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Old 03-04-2004, 11:38 PM   #18
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I have to say thank you Jim for your beautiful artwork that you have perfected.

The Redfin Butterflyfish is now my favorite. I think you really did an excellent job on that one. The dark red color on the bottom of the fin contrasts perfectly with the rest of its body. And the fins move so realistically this time compared to the other models. I liked the way the squarespot looked before, even though it wasn't realistic, but I have to say the new one has pretty colored fins. Maybe you can put the old squarespot back so there would be two different looking ones in there although I do know that is one of the reasons you wanted to go back and fix all of them up in the first place.

I really am impressed by how you've made the fish visible on top of the black when it goes dark. And I love the widescreen version coming up automatically.


By the way Jim, just out of curiosity. Did you make any last minute enhancements to the other fish at all in this version?

And James, I think I heard the cast from the Lord of the Rings thanking you at the Academy Awards the other night.
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Originally posted by kona001

And I love the widescreen version coming up automatically.
huh? automatically? how's that?

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Old 03-05-2004, 12:34 AM   #20
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Originally posted by kona001

The Redfin Butterflyfish is now my favorite. I think you really did an excellent job on that one. The dark red color on the bottom of the fin contrasts perfectly with the rest of its body. And the fins move so realistically this time compared to the other models.
do u mean the fin movement of the Redfin Butterflyfish is better than other fish or do you mean all fish's fin movement improves?

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And James, I think I heard the cast from the Lord of the Rings thanking you at the Academy Awards the other night.
oops....looks my secret was out!!! Eddie, can you keep it down as much as possible , you know....I hate medias rush into my home
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