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    Half Life 2 Motion Sickness

    I love Half Life 2, but I can't play it for more then 20 minutes tops, without feeling the need to hurl. It's the first game that's effected me this way.

    I brought it up at work and it seems I'm not alone in that either. A few other people have experienced the same problem, so severly in fact, that they refuse to play the game altogether.

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    Smile

    Quake 1 did that to me, way back when... I eventually became acclimated to it. Don't give up: HL2 is too awesome to pass up!
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    There's something so very reminiscent about this thread...

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    Descent 2 would do that for me.

    I wonder why this keeps happening to people.
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    it happens to me in Doom III, Far Cry, UT and sometimes UT2004, ohh and on Halo & Halo 2 on my mates Xbox.

    guess i was just made for racing games!
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    Increasing the field of vision (default 75, people suggest 90) is supposed to make it better. I don't plan on spending $80 to find out whether HL2 affects me or not, so I dunno exactly how to make that change.
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    Thanks Tuttle, I'll look into it

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    Got this info from another forum, haven't had a chance to test it yet:

    Go to the console and type:

    sv_cheats 1

    then

    fov 90

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    Games have never made me sick, but I'm not prone to motion sickness at all, on long trips where I'm not driving I freqeuntly read, sleep, etc. with no adverse affects. A friend of mine almost threw up one time when he watched me play Star Wars Dark Forces a long time ago.

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    Originally posted by Tuttle
    Increasing the field of vision (default 75, people suggest 90) is supposed to make it better. I don't plan on spending $80 to find out whether HL2 affects me or not, so I dunno exactly how to make that change.
    There's a demo out with a few levels (Route Kanal and Ravenholm I think) so you could always try it out... that is, if you have broadband (it's a 800MB download )

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    I have DSL, but if the demo's been out more than a month or two I probably have it on a magazine cover DVD I haven't gotten to yet.
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    Duke Nukem 3D almost made me chuck when I first played it

    I recently had the same problem when playing NFSU on a large tv too.

    Weird, but I think you get used to it over time.
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    Well I must have it really bad cos not only do I get dizzy spells sometimes when playing faster paced games but also the film Planet Of The Apes did it for me. Or at least one or two action scenes in it did. Now I know its the way some films are actually filmed, or the way the clips are edited together, it gives them the ability to cover up special effects etc. I find there is so much action going on at the same time, and the speed at which the camera pans the shot that it is too much to take in at once. Playing Uru Ages Beyond Mist is my kinda pace now.
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    Getting sick from playing HL-2? How weird never heard of that before, played it all the way thru and only felt happiness and joy! I could see maybe feeling a little dizzy playing a good flight simulator and spinning out of control toward the ocean!

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