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Why does Amnesia give me a headache when I play?

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User Info: HaxnStash

HaxnStash
3 years ago#1
I really want to play the game but whenever I try, I get a headache after a couple of minutes. Normally, motion blur and head bobbing gives me headache on FPS's so I turn those off.

I do the same with Amnesia. I turn off any blur options I see but I still get headaches. Is there maybe someone here who has the same problem and fixed it? I turn off any motion blur effects but I still see some blurring when I move and look around.

I'm guessing The Penumbra Series, Machine for Pigs and Outlast will give me the same thing :( And I really want to play those too.

User Info: arleas

arleas
3 years ago#2
If there's an option for FOV widen the FOV a bit... if there isn't an option, try sitting a bit farther back from the screen...also play in a well lit room and don't play for extended periods of time (more than 20 minutes is probably too much).

I know that all sounds like a drag, but there isn't a whole lot else you could do...
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User Info: Monkeymage

Monkeymage
3 years ago#3
Take some laudanum to restore sanity.
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User Info: HaxnStash

HaxnStash
3 years ago#4
arleas posted...
If there's an option for FOV widen the FOV a bit... if there isn't an option, try sitting a bit farther back from the screen...also play in a well lit room and don't play for extended periods of time (more than 20 minutes is probably too much).

I know that all sounds like a drag, but there isn't a whole lot else you could do...


Hmm, I have not tried changing the FOV. Maybe that could help. Thanks, I'll look into it. I'll also try to increase the brightness a bit. I try to make it as dark as possible for more immersion.

User Info: snesmaster40

snesmaster40
3 years ago#5
HaxnStash posted...
arleas posted...
If there's an option for FOV widen the FOV a bit... if there isn't an option, try sitting a bit farther back from the screen...also play in a well lit room and don't play for extended periods of time (more than 20 minutes is probably too much).

I know that all sounds like a drag, but there isn't a whole lot else you could do...


Hmm, I have not tried changing the FOV. Maybe that could help. Thanks, I'll look into it. I'll also try to increase the brightness a bit. I try to make it as dark as possible for more immersion.


It will help. I get motion sickness very easily in FPS games where the default FOV is too low. Setting it to 90 or 100 will solves all your problems.
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User Info: HaxnStash

HaxnStash
3 years ago#6
Monkeymage posted...
Take some laudanum to restore sanity.


Unfortunately, I don't get far into the game. I think I have not seen any Laudanums on my multiple tries to play it and I search every nook and cranny.

User Info: Monkeymage

Monkeymage
3 years ago#7
HaxnStash posted...
Monkeymage posted...
Take some laudanum to restore sanity.


Unfortunately, I don't get far into the game. I think I have not seen any Laudanums on my multiple tries to play it and I search every nook and cranny.


I meant in real life.
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User Info: HaxnStash

HaxnStash
3 years ago#8
Thanks a lot Arleas and Snes. After changing the FOV to 90 (at 1920 x 1080), I played the game and was expecting to get a headache. Fortunately, none came. I stopped playing just now to post this that it worked. Thanks a lot! The default FOV was at 70. I also turned off insanity effects.

Going to play more. Thanks.

User Info: arleas

arleas
3 years ago#9
From: HaxnStash | #008
The default FOV was at 70


Yeah that ruins most games unless you're playing on a big screen TV and sitting about 8 feet away on a couch.

Enjoy the game (I never got into Amnesia...but I don't really care for scary games anyway).
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User Info: dioxxys

dioxxys
3 years ago#10
i find that I get headaches sometimes if I am staring at a screen in a dark room, that why I always put another light on, its bad for your eyes anyway.
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