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#1 10 years ago

A lot of people, myself included, suffer from "simulator sickness" (like motion sickness) from a lot of video games and too often there isn't an option to turn off the excessive camera-bob and swaying that game makers like to build into the games. Regular BF2 doesn't have all that swaying around and it's the only game I can play that doesn't make me want to puke. I tried Forgotten Hope 2 and saw that I couldn't play it for more than 3 minutes without feeling the urge to hurl. Taking ginger root pills (550 mg) helps, but it would be easier to just give us the option to turn that off. I have to take the pills well in advance of playing and it's often that I play at the drop of a hat. It would be so great if game makers would give us the option to turn off the camera bob and sway.




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#2 10 years ago

I hear ginger helps with the sickness :O As for the swaying, it effects the gameplay to an extent, so I dont think they could make it toggleable D:

edit ** derr didnt read your last paragraph lol




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#3 10 years ago

Yeah, simulator sickness is a real pain in the behind. I used to have it real strongly, could barely play games like Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory or Call of Duty; the sway in FH1 used to hurt like crazy as well.

I sort of got used to it after a long time of forcing myself to play these games though (with breaks when it got real bad), and I only get it extremely rarely now, and usually only in a game with extreme close quarter movement (like playing for too long in all those small rooms and passageways in the ship map in multiplayer Call of Duty).

It sounds like you have it a lot worse though. It is true that removing it would affect gameplay, but I personally think that it's a minor enough change that would be worth having an option to shut off to accommodate those people who are too sensitive to simulator sickness; otherwise they wouldn't be able to play at all.




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#4 10 years ago

Well, I'm also suffering from this sim sickness. I couldn't play Return to Castle Wolfenstein ; I bought Red Orchestra two weeks ago, but once I tried it, I get really sick, and didn't dare to try it again. But I never had any problems with the BF42 engine nor the BF2 engine ; I guess it's becaused I'm well trained and used with the DICE's engines.

Oh another way to tone down the motion sickness is playing while being drunk :beer:




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#5 10 years ago

aliceaod... it seems like you might have an extreme condition, must be horrible for you to travel by bus or read a book in a car etc.., myself I cant for example write an SMS on my cellphone while Im in a car, I get sick in the stomache by it.. Im sure you know the reasons for it, the balance-sense gets disrupted by not having direct visual access to the surrounding area etc. Ive never heard of anyone having to eat pills to play a game though.

FH is a realism based game, and the "sway" you talk of is there to simulate the feeling of being in a real tank or as a WW2-infantry.. BF2 is not realism, its arcade-babyfun where the goal is to shoot fast and just chase around the other team on a 3D-playground.

If the option was there to turn the "sway" off, everyone would do it, as it makes the games easier... FH2 was not made to be easy, it takes time to learn how to maneuver yourself, as an infantry, in a tank, a plane etc.. First tip: slow down. In FH2 you die from one shot, dont play FH2 as you play BF2... this will still your sickness a little.. when you are in a tank, switch from tank-sight view to barrel-view (driver-view) and its a little less nauseating., when you have a good position, switch to sight again and let the the enemy come to you.. As an Infantry, choose a place to run to, go there with that place fixed with your eyes, when you get there, prone down and wait for the enemy.. this will also make it less nauseating.. Learn to play FH2, and I promise it will be less sickening for you.. Also when you slow down and start playing it the FH-way, you will know what I mean, in FH things move slower, but when things happen, a lot more effect takes place in the game... a flag conquered in FH2 changes the round a lot more than vanilla BF2, so it takes time, but the reward is much higher. (not in terms of points, in terms of tactical achievement for your team)




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#6 10 years ago

oh man i feel really sorry for you guys simulation sickness never heard of that i know about people getting sick while reading in cars and stuff but this is really sad




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#7 10 years ago

Just hang on a while longer. I bet with the next theatre your problems will decrease. As has been said before the combination of long viewdistances (making one lose the fell for the horizon) plus the sway can make people who are affected by this get sick quite fast.

Maps in Europe will have way less viewdistances and more fog, which (I hope) will result in a better playability for people prone to carsickness.




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#8 10 years ago
'[FtN|GT Die Happy;4278707']oh man i feel really sorry for you guys simulation sickness never heard of that i know about people getting sick while reading in cars and stuff but this is really sad

It's quite the same. The US Army studied it at the Wolfestein 3D era. Except in car, boat, plane, it's the motion which makes you sick(the internal ear issue), with a videogame it's the interfence between informations send by your body ("you're sitting on a chair") and your eye ("you're moving in the bocage"). And the people suffering from motion sickness usually feel it on videogames.

Myself, I have to drive myself any locomotion way (car, bicycle...), and to be able to bear a train trip, I have to eat many antimotionsickness pills with a couple of beer : it makes me sleep.




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#9 10 years ago

I get sick from sitting in the bus backwards, but I´m fine otherwise. I never met anybody who suffered from this motion-sickness, but it seems to be a lot more common than I thought it was. By swaying, do you mean the movement of the rifle?




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#10 10 years ago

I think if you train hard and practice a sport like flying you can get the body to overcome the sickness. Perhaps try looking away from the screen while waiting to respawn. I bet it might help.