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#257979 - 01/05/08 06:38 PM Help with Motion Sickness (no, seriously)
Soban Offline
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Can anyone help me?

I love to play adventure games but am limited to the point and click with a static background. If moving the curser makes the background move....it's game over!! sickwoozy

I try to play demo's before buying a game (if they are available)to make sure I can play. Often times, I cannot find a demo and purchase the game anyway (praying to the gaming gods it will be okay for me to play).

I always check 'options' to see if I can control the viewpoint. Does anyone know if there is a way to control the viewpoint through my computer and not the the game? I am just not computer savvy enough to know if it possible.

The game that is currently giving me trouble is The Secret of Atlantis, I am desperate to play it but can't! hardwall

Is there a game list out there somewhere for sick people like me (wait, that doesn't sound right blush )??

Any help given is greatly appreciated!
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#258002 - 01/05/08 07:38 PM Re: Help with Motion Sickness (no, seriously) [Re: Soban]
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welcome to GameBoomers Soban. I'm sorry you are having troubles playing some games. I know that we have members who wear motion sickness bracelets while playing and say it significantly reduces their nausea. Have you tried that?

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#258007 - 01/05/08 07:49 PM Re: Help with Motion Sickness (no, seriously) [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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No, I have never heard of a motion sickness bracelet! Do you know where I can get one (or maybe 3!).
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#258008 - 01/05/08 07:49 PM Re: Help with Motion Sickness (no, seriously) [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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In games like Secrets of Atlantis, you should be able to avoid motion sickness by panning slowly. Avoid moving your mouse quickly. You may want to reduce your mouse speed/sensitivity in Windows Control Panel if the game itself has no panning speed options.

Motion sickness bracelets don't work for me, but Amazon has them
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#258021 - 01/05/08 08:18 PM Re: Help with Motion Sickness (no, seriously) [Re: Jenny100]
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Hi Soban...
welcome To Boomers
I can honestly say I never heard of a motion sickness bracelet.... Must be a Ploy to get you to play certain games...Not that it doesn't exstinct....But for me if a game has too much panning...& no inter controls to help......I dump the game .....Period !!!

My Opinion monky


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#258026 - 01/05/08 08:28 PM Re: Help with Motion Sickness (no, seriously) [Re: Darleen03]
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Not everyone wishes to "dump a game" Darleen. There are many good games that many would consider it a shame to pass up.

Soban, a little background on the bracelets can be read Here.

They have a really nice one at Hammacher Schlemmer but it's 79.00.

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#258027 - 01/05/08 08:31 PM Re: Help with Motion Sickness (no, seriously) [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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WOWWWWWWWWW ...Ana... No disrespect...

But I rather dump a game then spend $79.00 & you don't know if it will work for you.. Especially if a game cost $20.00 <yikes>

duh

Jenny100 ...Just Stated it doesn't work for her.. think
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#258030 - 01/05/08 08:34 PM Re: Help with Motion Sickness (no, seriously) [Re: Darleen03]
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DArleen, you didn't read the thread entirely. Jenny100 linked to one that is 7 dollars and I linked to one that is 11.95. I only mentioned the other one but did not link to it because it pricey, but I would consider it if I had that problem and it worked.

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Jenny100 ...Just Stated it doesn't work for her.. think
So...that means it won't work for Soban? headscratch I don't understand your point?

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#258036 - 01/05/08 08:44 PM Re: Help with Motion Sickness (no, seriously) [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Originally Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

They have a really nice one at Hammacher Schlemmer but it's 79.00.
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This is what I meant...Your quote states $ 79.00...<yikes> Not $ $ 7.00 dollars

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#258037 - 01/05/08 08:44 PM Re: Help with Motion Sickness (no, seriously) [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I remember reading a thread which touched on motion sickness a short while ago. I believe that with 360 deg. panning it can make a positive difference if the game controls have the cursor permanently centrally positioned on the screen (more control), whereas having to move the cursor to the edges of the screen to change direction offer less control, and therefore bring on the feelings of nausea. I don't suffer from motion sickness myself so can't say how true this is or not?
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#258047 - 01/05/08 09:36 PM Re: Help with Motion Sickness (no, seriously) [Re: Rushes]
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Soban, this is from a previous thread as well that may help:

Originally Posted By: cailyn
I have had a few games make me sick sicka few computer games and a lot of the newer console games,hubby suggested taking motion sickness pills before I play.And it did the trick happydance So you might want to try your anti motion pills,hope it works for you :santa:


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#258063 - 01/05/08 10:30 PM Re: Help with Motion Sickness (no, seriously) [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
Soban Offline
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Thanks everyone for the great ideas!!! To be honest I had thought about the motion sickness pills but I'm not super comfortable taking them. I think I will try the bracelet and then give the pills a go if the bracelet doesn't work.

Ana....thank you so much for the link, great information! thanks

Rushes, I think you hit the nail on the head! thumbsup

Thanks again everyone grin


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#258068 - 01/05/08 10:54 PM Re: Help with Motion Sickness (no, seriously) [Re: Soban]
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luck Soban. Like everything else, some things work for some folks and not others, but it doesn't hurt to try. Let us know how it works for you.

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#258097 - 01/06/08 01:24 AM Re: Help with Motion Sickness (no, seriously) [Re: Rushes]
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I suffer really badly from motion sickness. For instance, forget the sailboat, I can be on the dock and get violently ill. Same thing for the occasional game.

The bands work for me. The pills always make me sleepy, even when they're not supposed to. I hope they help you too Soban. You also might want to limit your playing time as well - say thirty minutes, get up and change your focus, before sitting back down to it.
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#258120 - 01/06/08 05:20 AM Re: Help with Motion Sickness (no, seriously) [Re: nickie]
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Hi all smile

I get motion sickness too when playing certain games. THus I can't play most FPS games like e.g. Half-Life 1. I can play Half-Life 2 and Halo because in these games the camera is fixed (as in it doesn't move from side to side).

There is a medical reason for us getting motion sickness, something about the body being tricked into it being poisoned? and then we went to throw up the poison Which of course is very handy if you have been poisoned but not if you want to play a game like say 'the secret of atlantis'.

I can't play in FPS mode in Oblivion, too, so I have downloaded a mod that betters the third person view. I can play Bioschock and Deus EX (which is FPS games), but this is because the camera is fixed and doesn't wobble from side to side or up and down.

Most newer games have the option of locking the camera to a certain position. Maybe the 'secrets of atlantis' have this too?
If not, and you want to play, try the bracelets, and the motion sickness pills. I would suggest you also could try ginger root tea as there seems to be something in the ginger root that helps balance your inner ear(?) so you don't get motion sickness.

It is always sound advice only to play for about 30-45 minutes and then go up and do something else entirely. Make sure you're playing in a well-lit room as well.

Hope you'll be able to enjoy many good games yet, Soban.

/Karsten




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