Motion sickness / Severe Headache

ValdesValdes Join Date: 2007-01-16 Member: 59636Members Posts: 2
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So anyways, ever since I've played Natural Selection... I always seem to get a severe headache within 30 minutes of playing it. I'm assuming this has to do with motion sickness.

I love the game but its not worth it to have a terrible headache lingering throughout my entire day. Anyone else have this problem? I don't get motion sickness with other FPS games like CS, Doom III, Tribes, etc.

Solutions?
Thanks
-VV

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  • MasterPTGMasterPTG Join Date: 2006-11-30 Member: 58780Members Posts: 283
  • ValdesValdes Join Date: 2007-01-16 Member: 59636Members Posts: 2
    How might I go about turning on vsync?
  • schkorpioschkorpio I can mspaint Join Date: 2003-05-23 Member: 16635Members Posts: 3,543 Fully active user
    QUOTE(Valdes @ Jan 16 2007, 03:15 PM) »

    I always seem to get a severe headache within 30 minutes of playing it.


    Set an alarm to go off at 29minutes and give yourself a 5 minute break biggrin-fix.gif

    no seriously though, try setting your max frames, refresh rates and vsync.

    max frames you just pull down the console and type - max_fps "number"

    vsync and refresh rates will be in your windows advanced display settings, depending on what type of video card and drivers you have, but its pretty easy to find.
    some games also let you set them in game, but hl1 is so old that i don't think it does.

    maybe even try a different monitor if you can get your hands on it.
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  • Mr. EpicMr. Epic Join Date: 2003-08-01 Member: 18660Members, Constellation Posts: 820 Fully active user
    what kind of monitor do you have and what settings are you using for it.
  • AgulfAgulf Join Date: 2004-02-26 Member: 26914Members Posts: 24
    Since the game defaults to changing your screens refresh rate to 60 Hz(?)
    You can try adding:
    -freq 75
    to the launch options of the game. Or higher if your monitor can handle it.

    You do this by right clicking natural selection in steam, selecting properties, and then click the button "select launch options...".

    Hope this helps a bit.
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  • Lt_PatchLt_Patch Join Date: 2005-02-07 Member: 40286Members Posts: 1,229
    It sounds like it's a frequency problem, which would lead to progresively worsening headaches, the longer you play, and would stop very quickly when you stopped playing.

    Turn vsync on, and see if your monitor will handle a higher refresh rate, by following the steps provided above.

    Either that, or you are geniunely getting motion sickness from lerking...
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  • ErdmanErdman Join Date: 2007-01-20 Member: 59691Members Posts: 20
    QUOTE(Valdes @ Jan 16 2007, 05:15 AM) »

    So anyways, ever since I've played Natural Selection... I always seem to get a severe headache within 30 minutes of playing it. I'm assuming this has to do with motion sickness.

    I love the game but its not worth it to have a terrible headache lingering throughout my entire day. Anyone else have this problem? I don't get motion sickness with other FPS games like CS, Doom III, Tribes, etc.

    Solutions?
    Thanks
    -VV


    play games more often, get used to it

    epilepsy maybe, if it the case, you shouldent watch tv or play games, could have a seizure, never know
  • BuzzouBuzzou Join Date: 2006-12-14 Member: 59056Members, Constellation Posts: 402
    edited January 2007
    i mentioned something similar in this thread

    http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/index....t&p=1598542

    for my friends, they simply cannot play any first person shooters or they feel ill. they can only play in the 3rd person view.

    i can remember when i first played the original wolfenstein or doom i got motion sickness a bit, but i loved the games so much, that i just kept playing and got used to it. sometimes i still get it, but its due to my mouse scroll being too fast, once i slow it down to something that feels and looks natural, i'm fine.

    quick question, please dont be offended by it.... but are you sober when this is happening? sometimes when i've had too many "fruit juices", a couple of "herbal cigarettes" and i play NS, i can get a bit of a headache as well.... =P
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  • HarrowerHarrower Join Date: 2005-03-16 Member: 45478Members Posts: 252
    Not to derail, but you brought up a good point - NS2 should have a thirdperson camera, if for nothing more than this issue.
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  • BuzzouBuzzou Join Date: 2006-12-14 Member: 59056Members, Constellation Posts: 402
    nah no way. as mentioned in that thread, you can see around corners. it would ruin the game for everyone.

    anyways, back to motion sickness....
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  • ReekeReeke Join Date: 2003-11-28 Member: 23688Members Posts: 773 Fully active user
    for me the FOV in FPS can cause headaches. anything much above 90 does my head in, real quick.

    Same with refresh rate, as others have said check that. I can hardly even look at a screen running at 60hz.
  • SheepeSheepe Join Date: 2003-12-22 Member: 24650Members Posts: 88
    Isn't there some way to set FOV?

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  • ChocolateChocolate The Team Mascot Join Date: 2006-10-31 Member: 58123Members Posts: 404
    I know there's an option to force 90 degree FOV in the option/advanced menu somewhere. I remember hearing somewhere that the FOV for some aliens change, dunno if its true.

    I know the FOV can be a problem in FPS's, this might help out; I haven't had a problem with this on.
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  • MephillesMephilles Germany Join Date: 2013-08-07 Member: 186634Members, NS2 Map Tester Posts: 885 Advanced user
    holy necro bot from hell that came out of nowhere.

    So playing lerk more often will definately help with morning sickness on a pregnant woman. Also as preparation for your childbirth I recommend studying gorge tunnels thoroughly
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  • ArchieArchie Antarctica Join Date: 2006-09-19 Member: 58028Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Supporter, WC 2013 - Supporter Posts: 394 Advanced user
    Mephilles wrote: »
    holy necro bot from hell that came out of nowhere.

    So playing lerk more often will definately help with morning sickness on a pregnant woman. Also as preparation for your childbirth I recommend studying gorge tunnels thoroughly

    Thanks for the information, how accurate is it though, has it been tried/tested?
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    Mephilles wrote: »
    holy necro bot from hell that came out of nowhere.

    That's a 11 year necro. That's a pretty long time, but just imagine: in 2050 there could be necros that are 20, 30, 40 years old. That would be older than the internet is right now. And we'll be alive to experience it. We are truly blessed.
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