1st person shooters...motion sickness...any cures?

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  1. montego

    montego Member

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    Got a friend who played MOHAA, Half Life & others without any problems.

    But when trying to play System Shock2 or Deus Ex he gets motion sickness.

    Any known cures for the problem short of prescription drugs?

    I know that turning off weapon sway & head bobbing help, but I dont believe SS2 or deus Ex have these features.

    Any help?
     
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  3. neuralfx

    neuralfx Golden Member

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    dramazine works wonders, its no perscription .. Maybe he's getting eyestrain, how is your monitor? just force him to play for a few hours and he will get over it =) naw I would look at the monitor and the dramazine ..
    -neural
     
  4. MedicBob

    MedicBob Diamond Member

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    Try setting the refresh rate to 85 Hz or above and then see how it is. Also, ergonomics are very important, sit right with the monitor just below eye level, wrists level and comfortable. Other then that have him do a Google search on ergonmonics and follow the advice.

    Also, any differnant key combo's in those 2 games that aren't used frequently in the others?

    Bob
     
  5. apoppin

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    If it's classic motion sickness the herb ginger may also be effective. And I second the need for a quality monitor at a high refresh rate.

    I also suggest that your friend should take very fre quent breaks away from the game.


    Any doubts about the effectiveness of ginger just do a 'net "search" using keywords Ginger+motion+sickness. You'll find lots of evidence including university studies.
     
  6. JSang

    JSang Senior member

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    have a lot of friends with this problem...taking a break every five minutes was their only cure...
    medication for it just seemed too extreme...gl
     
  7. sandorski

    sandorski No Lifer

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    Try Ginger Ale or, better yet, some Ginger Beer(like root beer aka- non-alcoholic). I get motion sickness sometimes when watching someone else play fps's.
     
  8. RudeBoie

    RudeBoie Platinum Member

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    Adding to what everyone has said, I have more touble with slower games like Thief. Low framerates can cause problems but this likely isn't the case if he's playing System Shock on the same system as MOHAA.

    If I'm getting motion sickness, it's also a sign I'm getting sick.
     
  9. EHobaX

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    The bob. Turn off the bob, dude. That stuff will mess you up.