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Get nauseated, headachy after playing game, anyone else?
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Get nauseated, headachy after playing game, anyone else?

Get nauseated, headachy after playing game, anyone else?

I know this sound weird, but it happened 3 separate times after playing Penumbra on my PC today.
Is it just me? Coincidence? Something else going on?
Anyone else experienced this?
Caused by a "flicker" of the screen I can’t perceive?
Never ever had this happen before. Told you it is weird, any thoughts?
BTW: Just started playing the game today, have GREAT fun so far with the exception of this “situation”. :cry:
PW
06-15-2009, 02:44 AM
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RE: Get nauseated, headachy after playing game, anyone else?

This can be caused by many things:
• do you have general motion sickness?
• view bobbing can aggravate this (I don't think it can be turned off)
• are you playing in a high contrast environment? (try playing in a well-lit area)
• are you playing with no crosshairs? (enable crosshair so your eyes have a "resting place")
• if you are using a CRT, ensure your refresh rate is at least 85Hz.
06-15-2009, 03:19 AM
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RE: Get nauseated, headachy after playing game, anyone else?

You may also wish to try turning the noise filter off. It makes a little static film over the display. Your framerate may also be low, so try lowering graphics settings and the game may play more smoothly.
06-15-2009, 11:58 AM
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RE: Get nauseated, headachy after playing game, anyone else?

Thank you for your replies, thought maybe it was just me!
Will try your suggestions (if I can figure out how!) and get back soon.
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06-15-2009, 01:46 PM
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RE: Get nauseated, headachy after playing game, anyone else?

I have similar problem with Penumbra series. That static green glow from the Glowstick is causing me headache when I am playing in dark room.

(06-15-2009, 03:19 AM)Renegade_ Wrote: • are you playing with no crosshairs? (enable crosshair so your eyes have a "resting place")

I will gonna try that. It sounds promissing.

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06-15-2009, 08:41 PM
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