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I get serious headaches playing Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Half-Life 1. It's really bad. Whenever I move the mouse it feels like I'm moving really fast, and adjusting the sensitivity makes the game feel sluggish and slow. It only happens in first person view in Deus Ex:HR though. Is it a FOV problem?
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Sounds like a FOV problem if you feel you're moving too fast, although half life has a FOV default of 90 so that should be OK normally. Have you tried setting it to 90+ in Deus ex? (assuming your on PC that is)

Failing that, try sitting a little further away that normal, or playing with the light on rather than in the dark if that's what your doing.
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Sounds like a FOV problem if you feel you're moving too fast, although half life has a FOV default of 90 so that should be OK normally. Have you tried setting it to 90+ in Deus ex? (assuming your on PC that is)

Failing that, try sitting a little further away that normal, or playing with the light on rather than in the dark if that's what your doing.
+Rep, thanks for the reply.

The default FOC in DE:HR is 75, turning it up to 85 or 90 helped a lot, thanks.
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I get that feeling when I played Mirror's Edge... it was horrible too...
then when I watched my sis play Portal... I couldn't get past the last 3rd of the game >.<

but usually in FPS games, I'm fine most of the times...
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The higher the FOV the faster you feel you move (atleast to me). Try lowering the FOV.

As for the mouse stuff, see if mouse acceleration is enabled..if that's what you're talking about.
    
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How far away are you sitting from your monitor? I know the closer I sit to mine the more likely I am to get headaches. I typically sit ~2' away from my screen while gaming and almost 2.5-3' while reading or typing anything and I haven't had a computer related headache in a while now.
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Used to get headaches from going from COD to BC2.. it was worth it
Now I love the shaky running animations.
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Could be a mix of things. I'm pretty sure Deus Ex has motion blur, no? That could be a culprit. Also as mentioned above, if you're sitting too close to your monitor you'll get headaches and migraines and eventually degrade your vision (like me, woooo!).
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The higher the FOV the faster you feel you move (atleast to me). Try lowering the FOV.

As for the mouse stuff, see if mouse acceleration is enabled..if that's what you're talking about.
I think what he means is he feels the mouse look feels faster, which it would if the screen is more zoomed in on a lower FOV.

You are correct though, higher FOV does make you feel like your walking faster, its funny to set FOV to 180, feels really fast!
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