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Old 07-17-2009, 10:15 AM   #1
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Wink how's some Sun rays for the upper part ?

Love the new version 3 even as beta
but was wondering if it's possible to get some
sun rays flicking to the upper part of the screen.

Like the ones in Windows 7 dreamscene?


Would make it even more realistic and cool to watch!
But still, I myself and my cat thanks you for this new version of MA3!
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:59 AM   #2
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Changing every pixel of the background each frame is a tremendous resource-drain. As computers get more powerful, it's becoming more likely that I'll put in something like this. At the moment, we still get a lot of email from people who need to turn up the Sleep() number just to keep their CPU fan quiet. Moving the background would need at least double the clock-cycles that I'm currently using.
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Old 07-18-2009, 02:37 AM   #3
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Jim, - PLEASE don't do it. Or at least provide an off-switch. - IMO it would NOT, "make it even more realistic".

In Dream Aquarium, to add added realism, the light-rays are the first thing I switch OFF!
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