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249th_Harrier
04-18-2004, 05:48 PM
If I play IL2 longer than an hour at a sitting, I get a nasty case of eyestrain that takes about four to eight hours to recover. Is this typical? I use TrackIR1, a four year old Viewsonic E771 17" monitor, GeForce4 card, 1024x768 resolution, 85 Hertz screen refresh (this is a windows setting, don't know if it applies to game), NVidia GeForce 3/4/FX settings. I would be curious to know if other members of the community have encountered this type of issue and what kind of remedies they came up with.

249th_Harrier
04-18-2004, 05:48 PM
If I play IL2 longer than an hour at a sitting, I get a nasty case of eyestrain that takes about four to eight hours to recover. Is this typical? I use TrackIR1, a four year old Viewsonic E771 17" monitor, GeForce4 card, 1024x768 resolution, 85 Hertz screen refresh (this is a windows setting, don't know if it applies to game), NVidia GeForce 3/4/FX settings. I would be curious to know if other members of the community have encountered this type of issue and what kind of remedies they came up with.

Aviar
04-18-2004, 05:52 PM
I've heard that LCD monitors might be easier on the eyes. You may want to look further ino it.

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clint-ruin
04-18-2004, 05:56 PM
The windows desktop refresh rate does not by default apply to OpenGL apps.

Get a program called Rivatuner from http://www.guru3d.com/rivatuner and use the refresh rate fix settings there. It's under "driver settings" then click the "60hz" icon. Be careful not to set refresh rates your monitor can't handle.

60hz on a big monitor at high rez will indeed give you a big fat headache after a while.

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PBNA-Boosher
04-18-2004, 05:58 PM
Harrier! Wow! It's been a long time! How's it going?

249th_Harrier
04-18-2004, 06:21 PM
Hey Boosher, long time no see. What is the squad up to? You can still mail me at my old address.

T_O_A_D
04-18-2004, 06:29 PM
Yep do as clint said. I had trouble with it for a spell too, till I managed to make the refresh rate higher in game. Since then though I just leave my Desktop at 1024x768 75 hrz and play the game at that resilution. The game was optimized for that resilution anyway. Mine is an Old Viewsonig 20G about 19 in. viewable. The only time I crank the game resilution higher is for taking screen shots.

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Chuck_Older
04-18-2004, 06:35 PM
My LCD cleared up all eyestrain issues. I didn't even know it was eyestrain, I assumed I needed glasses.

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Prof.Wizard
04-18-2004, 06:37 PM
Yep, newer LCDs are much better than CRTs. But quality is the key. Don't compromise with your eyes!

VW-IceFire
04-18-2004, 07:50 PM
I had that problem. Caused by my monitor which was starting to wobble...

I'll be very happy when good quality 17in LCD monitors come down in price. I've seen some good ones playing UT2004 with excellent results (no blur, no eyestrain) so I'm just waiting for the price to come down a bit.

I understand the new LCD's can blur and blend resolutions as well so you can operate at a prefered game resolution instead of the native resolution of the screen. Anyone with technical experience and comparison?

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249th_Harrier
04-18-2004, 07:56 PM
Thanks clint, RivaTune helped a lot. Nvidia should have included this option in their driver console, I guess they worried about some moron trashing their crt and suing them. Next year I will buy myself a new pc, hopefully by then lcd monitors will be cheaper and have better response for games.

TooCooL34
04-18-2004, 08:05 PM
I love my new Philips 17"LCD (16ms response time). http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
Perfect mode in 1280x1024 is killer.

When 19" LCD with response time 12~16ms becomes available within $1,000, go for it. You won't ever go back to CRT.

Anyway, NVidia Forceware include refresh rate fix in itself. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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p1ngu666
04-18-2004, 08:40 PM
theres a few im omega drivers http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
i need 85hz as a minium, i can see 75hz or so :\

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Longjocks
04-18-2004, 08:42 PM
I think the first thing to consider is not staring at a monitor for more than an hour without breaks.

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