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Has anyone else gotten motion sick during games after getting a new monitor?

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Ok so today my new monitor showed up and it is substantially larger than my old one or anything i have ever used, but in some games i get motion sick now. My last two monitors were a 15in 1366x768 Vizio LED tv @60hz, a 17in 1024x768 CRT Samsung @85hz, and my new one is a 24in 1920x1080 Acer @60hz; so its quite a difference. So my main question is will i get used to the size and no longer have this problem? Also what would you recommend i do to try to fix this? Furthermore i would like to know about if anyone else has had this problem, if it went away, how long it took, ect. It should probably also be noted that the largest tv in our house is a non-widescreen crt 24in sony that is on the opposite side of the room as the couch and that my netbook's screen is only 11in. So if you have anything to say that is relevant to this i would be happy to hear it and thanks in advance.
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Normally that depends on how far away your face is from the screen. The closer you are to the screen the easier it is to get motion sickness.
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FOV is also something to consider.

Does the game you are playing have an FOV slider or the ability to change the setting in the config files?
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What is FOV? I'm not sure if it has or not or if its under a different name. If you've heard of it or played though the game is called Tremulous and i'm running it on Fedora 18 (linux).
Edited by danielfnj96 - 5/31/13 at 7:09pm
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What is FOV?

Field of View...

It's basically how much you can see on the screen in your peripheral vision.

Your eyes in real life have a 180-210 degree field of view, if I recall correctly.

So when you have a screen that you are sitting close to and the FOV is too low/narrow in the game you are playing, you will feel motion sickness because your eyes/brain isn't used to processing the world through a pair of binoculars.
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FOV is also something to consider.

Does the game you are playing have an FOV slider or the ability to change the setting in the config files?

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Field of View...

It's basically how much you can see on the screen in your peripheral vision.

Your eyes in real life have a 180-210 degree field of view, if I recall correctly.

So when you have a screen that you are sitting close to and the FOV is too low/narrow in the game you are playing, you will feel motion sickness because your eyes/brain isn't used to processing the world through a pair of binoculars.

Oh ok that makes sense. Yeah there's nothing like that though i just checked.
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Oh ok that makes sense. Yeah there's nothing like that though i just checked.

Then your only other option is to push the monitor away from you / sit further away from it...this will make it more tolerable.

What game is it that is causing this?
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I do occasionally on my daily monitor, it usually happens if I haven't gamed in a while. I think everyone is susceptible to it, not sure how to fix it really though.
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post #9 of 11
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Ok well after my last post i moved my chair back lest than a foot and it was enough to keep me from getting dizzy or anything even after 90 minutes of the same game that was making me motion sick. For me i'd say that's problem solved. Also to the guy who asked what game was causing me to get motion sick, it was Tremulous
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Ok well after my last post i moved my chair back lest than a foot and it was enough to keep me from getting dizzy or anything even after 90 minutes of the same game that was making me motion sick. For me i'd say that's problem solved. Also to the guy who asked what game was causing me to get motion sick, it was Tremulous

glad to hear that you are feeling better..

same thing happened to me back in 2010 when I upgraded my monitor so i was under the impression that you were having the same issue that I did smile.gif
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