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#258534 - 01/06/08 07:58 PM Re: Help with Motion Sickness (no, seriously) [Re: Soban]
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Wow, looney, that's awesome!! yay

I hadn't heard about the pressure point before, Cathy. Thanks for that.

Soban, looks like you hit on a problem that affects more than just you. I don't suffer from motion sickness when playing games but I do sometimes when traveling (sometimes cars and always on smaller boats) and sometimes in movies; if they pan too much I have to look away.

I bought the bracelets when I went on my first cruise two years ago but I didn't need them. I have, however, used them in car trips and they have helped. I've also heard that ginger helps.

In fact, this thread just made me realize that I need to find my bracelets and look into getting some ginger chews myself for the cruise I'm going on in a few weeks. The big ship doesn't bother me but we have to take a little ship on the shore excursion. So thanks, Soban, you just helped me out, too. smile

I'm just about to pop Dead Reefs in to start playing tonight so I will come back and tell you if it pans or not.
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#258569 - 01/06/08 09:21 PM Re: Help with Motion Sickness (no, seriously) [Re: looney]
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Looney, I'll have to tell my sister about the bands--which one did you buy? A lot of games make her sick.
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#258572 - 01/06/08 09:22 PM Re: Help with Motion Sickness (no, seriously) [Re: looney4labs]
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I'm really glad they helped you Looney! happydance

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#258580 - 01/06/08 09:30 PM Re: Help with Motion Sickness (no, seriously) [Re: looney4labs]
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I got the Sea-Band bands, I had a choice between that and the Travel-aid ones. But it looked like they were both the same. They were priced the same at Walgreens.

I'm looking forward to trying them out in the car next weekend!

Oh a big test will be trying 80 Days, there is a certain spot where he had to wear goggles to see the hidden wall markings, and that one had me so dizzy that I was on the couch for 2 days! Had to have my hubby get thru that part! But I'm curious, so I may just try that soon!
I can't wait to hear if it worked for Celtic Lark on the Dead Reefs game!



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#258581 - 01/06/08 09:32 PM Re: Help with Motion Sickness (no, seriously) [Re: looney]
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Wow Looney, this is great! Hmm I wonder where I can buy them in Ireland without having to send away for them. Which one did you buy Looney? Jenny, did you try it and it failed?

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#258617 - 01/07/08 12:44 AM Re: Help with Motion Sickness (no, seriously) [Re: Soban]
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Dead Reefs does have panning and it spins you around fairly quickly. It's not making me dizzy but it's making me a little disoriented. It's also keyboard controlled (which I've never encountered before) so that's taking some getting used to and I keep whipping myself around in circles. woozy But that's my fault, not the game's. I think if you are cautious about how quickly you turn, it will be bearable.
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#258624 - 01/07/08 01:59 AM Re: Help with Motion Sickness (no, seriously) [Re: Celtic Lark]
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Celtic, you can make the character walk instead of run which helped me a lot with that!
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#258731 - 01/07/08 08:47 AM Re: Help with Motion Sickness (no, seriously) [Re: nickie]
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An Update on the list of Games --

Soban -- Of the 3 games you own now, I think Culpa Innata will give you the fewest problems in terms of motion. It's a 3D environment, but it doesn't have FPS-type of movement. Part of the time the screen remains still when Phoenix moves, though part of the time the camera does pan with her as she moves, so there is more movement in this game than in the games that are completely without panning.

Of the games you're thinking of buying, Ghost in the Sheet and Undercover: Operation Wintersun do not have panning. Next Life also appears to not have panning. (I've played a short way into the French demo, so I don't have experience with the full game -- but so far there's no panning.)


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#258938 - 01/07/08 02:30 PM Re: Help with Motion Sickness (no, seriously) [Re: Becky]
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i too have problem w/motion sickness. and also had prob in past w/some games. BUT..adjust your cursor so doesn't go so fast. In areas where other things are moving...DON'T Run...walk...Also only play for a very short time....don't play till you feel icky...quit before that!.. It is aggravating to have to stop playing a game you are enjoying..BUT...just think of how much longer that you get to enjoy it! Another thing...try not to move your eyes back and forth a lot. or up and down a lot...this will tend to trigger the motion sickness. I have had it so bad i actually have fallen out of chairs...had to crawl to the bathroom....yuck! if you do get a bad spell not much to do except take the med and lie down...and stay put till you feel better..even if for days. There is another med called Antivert...i have taken it when have gotten bad spell...i have Meiner's disease (inner ear) which can affect balance and gives motion sickness...but that med really is not all that helpful...the attack will still be days long.

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#258959 - 01/07/08 03:22 PM Re: Help with Motion Sickness (no, seriously) [Re: gamenut]
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You're a better gamer than I am! I don't think I've quite realized how lucky I am that I don't get motion sickness!

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#259156 - 01/07/08 08:08 PM Re: Help with Motion Sickness (no, seriously) [Re: nickie]
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Originally Posted By: nickie
Celtic, you can make the character walk instead of run which helped me a lot with that!


I can? When I hold down the "w" key to move him forward, he runs automatically. How do I walk him? Please PM me if this is getting off-topic for this thread. smile

Becky - I was thinking the same thing. I don't think I'd be as persistent if I was so susceptible to motion sickness while gaming. Hats off to those who soldier on! praise
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#259180 - 01/07/08 09:03 PM Re: Help with Motion Sickness (no, seriously) [Re: Celtic Lark]
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Just click your "Shift" key. It will stay in that mode but occasionally slip back to run. wave
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#259184 - 01/07/08 09:15 PM Re: Help with Motion Sickness (no, seriously) [Re: nickie]
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Thanks Becky for the update on the games!

Looney, I am so glad the bracelets work for you. I will be buying some from Walgreen's tomorrow, but won't have a chance to try them out till next weekend. I'll let you know how they work for me.

Thanks everyone for all the comments and suggestions, it's great!


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#259232 - 01/07/08 11:30 PM Re: Help with Motion Sickness (no, seriously) [Re: Soban]
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I missed this post i posted a question (new topic) regarding Sherlock Holmes v. Arsene Lupin?? Does this have 360 like sherlock holmes awakened??

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#259239 - 01/08/08 01:11 AM Re: Help with Motion Sickness (no, seriously) [Re: Byanca]
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Both Sherlock Holmes The Awakened and vs. Arsene Lupin use FPS type movement. Neither uses 360 degree panning.

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