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On 1/11/2020 at 4:40 PM, KoopaBlizzard said:

Just replying to this suggestion to say that the latest patch did NOT include this option. 

We still want it!

I was checking back here to see if it was included. Disappointed that its not been included yet. 

Its not just a quality of life fix, its an accessibility feature that is needed so that players with medical conditions triggered by bright / flashing lights can actually play the game. I haven't opened my game in 2 months now because every time I play I either end up with a migraine from the bloom and light shafts, or I have to use admin commands to keep everything to night time - which means I'm limited in how I can play. 

It seems the console codes were present at one point, at least give us those back so players like myself and others who need this as an accessibility feature can play the game we've paid for. 

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After researching how I can get rid off the bloom quality and other annoying graphic setting on ark ps4, I have come to the conclusion that I simply cannot.  Multiple videos show people on Xbox being able to change bloom quality and other settings to 0 and there are even people commenting that they have ps4’s and the admin commands work fine for them.  I also came across threads saying that the PS4 used to have these admin commands and they’ve been removed.  I’m not sure if someone in this thread already said that or not (I’ve gone through many threads in the last hour).  It’s just really frustrating that other systems are able to have these great quality of life modifications and we’re getting light shafted on PS4.458F20C200000578-0-image-a-35_1508638866

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PSA: ARK caused my sons seizure?

(Edited Post; Removed segment with a setting recommendation so this thread can stay in General as a PSA and discussion board, rather than moved to a comment on someone elses thread like last time please)

Hi all, 

Let me start off this post by stating that this is in no way a hate or blame thread, but more of a PSA to the community and ARK Devs. I love ARK and have 4 copies (2x PS4 and 2xPC) for separate consoles and PC's within the house.

I have played ARK for years, as have other members of the family. I have spent most of my time on a rented server playing on PC. My son always watches me, he is 13, a real dinosaur enthusiast like I was as a child. So ARK had always captured our interest deeply, with countless hours spent into the game. 

A couple of weeks ago my son had been practically begging me to let him play, so I decided it might be an awesome idea and special treat, to rent him a PS4 server (so he can play on boosted settings/Creative etc.) at his own leisure. For a couple hours per night, he would play on his server in the living room and I would play on mine in the dining room not far from him. Lots of laughs and chats (and bragging) about the dino's we had tamed/killed etc. 

Unfortunately this only lasted a few days, when he was struck with a sudden epileptic seizure while playing. A very scary ordeal for us all. He is ok, but we do not let him play games until things are better understood. 

I noticed recently that the PS4 version was much brighter than my PC version, incredibly brighter. I went into the settings to turn off the bloom and light shafts but there was no option to do so. In some instances it was near impossible to look in any direction where the sun was as the whole screen became blindingly white. The snow area for instance is blinding from most angles if the sun is out, and not obstructed by clouds. The same effect is present when in the Aberration Trench in Valguero, or in a metal base with lights on or Light Pet effect active.

I have taken some screen shots comparing my PC version to the PS4 version, in the same locations at the same time. As blinding as a lot of the PS4 images are, I have seen it much worse, where the whole screen has become white. I have upload some comparisons to imgur as I am not sure how to bypass the 390kb size limit on this website. https://imgur.com/a/5pHkbuG

In my conclusion I am thinking it is possible with the high brightness levels of the PS4 version of the game, it may have led to the incident we went through, so I hope all of you can be a little more careful in playing this version. 

Thank you to all reading, thank you to ARK devs for making an enjoyable game, be safe out there. 🙂

General question for all reading, who else plays with their family? 

 

Regards,

Bearmain

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1 hour ago, Aylana314159 said:

Most modern games can probably cause seizures, they just lack the warning labels.

I remember the seizure warning when installing Everquest several years ago.

I hope you and your family are well.

some games, even movies, still get a seizure warning slapped on them, but rule of thumb is any 3d game has the possibility to cause seizures.  multiple things play a part in it, not only the games / movies themselves but the screen refresh rate, even how lag effect the game / movie (i.e. flipping something into a fast forward effect due to lag).

 

5 hours ago, Bearmain said:

I noticed recently that the PS4 version was much brighter than my PC version, incredibly brighter.

most modern tv's have multiple settings in their menu for the display, I have mine setup with a 'game' preset, as well as a 'movie' preset where the brightness and contrast, as well as color levels are modified for my ps4 depending on if im using it to play a game or movie.  Not sure if thats helpful to you but thought i'd mention it, i've noticed alot of games are much brighter on the ps4 then on the pc.

sorry to hear your boy had a seizure while playing, hope all is well.

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You actually can turn off bloom and light shafts on xbox through console commands so I am assuming you can do the same on ps4. It requires turning them off each time you turn on the game tho as it will not save. You need to go into a single player world, open the admin console and type in r.bloomquality 0 and r.lightshafts 0 . might need to format it like this "admincheat r.bloomquality 0". After using these commands in single player you can then go into your multiplayer world and it will remain the same until you turn off the game, or it crashes lol. Hope that helps some

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I blame the framerate on consoles, mom says she gets kinda queezy when I start going high speed here and there and you can literally feel the poor graphics trying to keep up with my motions.
Here is to hoping next gen systems truly can deliver 60 fps.

Also am very sorry to hear this, I hope you guys get through it and hopefully it was a one off deal that can get sorted out. To think the entire entertainment industry, not just gaming, is headed towards a higher graphical animated and produced world mean the end of enjoyment from any digital production.
Truly I feel for you and your boy. Truly I do.

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11 hours ago, Aylana314159 said:

Most modern games can probably cause seizures, they just lack the warning labels.

 

I remember the seizure warning when installing Everquest several years ago.

 

I hope you and your family are well.

Several? I hope you feel as old as I do right now. Im going to guess 15+ years ago.

 

Everquest wasn't even my first MMO

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16 hours ago, caleb68 said:

most modern tv's have multiple settings in their menu for the display, I have mine setup with a 'game' preset, as well as a 'movie' preset where the brightness and contrast, as well as color levels are modified for my ps4 depending on if im using it to play a game or movie.  Not sure if thats helpful to you but thought i'd mention it, i've noticed alot of games are much brighter on the ps4 then on the pc.

sorry to hear your boy had a seizure while playing, hope all is well.

I had a look at this as my TV is quite new and 4K etc, there's a game mode and multiple colour/brightness options but nothing seems to help it. Thank you for your help though!

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15 hours ago, Piffguru said:

You actually can turn off bloom and light shafts on xbox through console commands so I am assuming you can do the same on ps4. It requires turning them off each time you turn on the game tho as it will not save. You need to go into a single player world, open the admin console and type in r.bloomquality 0 and r.lightshafts 0 . might need to format it like this "admincheat r.bloomquality 0". After using these commands in single player you can then go into your multiplayer world and it will remain the same until you turn off the game, or it crashes lol. Hope that helps some

I had seen this also, but unfortunately the option is only available for use on xbox consoles and PC, the option is not available least for PS4 for some reason. Thank you though

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8 hours ago, d1nk said:

Several? I hope you feel as old as I do right now. Im going to guess 15+ years ago.

 

Everquest wasn't even my first MMO

Wanna feel even older like I do? Everquest was released in 1999 (21 years ago)...


Welcome to my world (I'm 48 next month)... 😂

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1 hour ago, IanHighlander said:

Wanna feel even older like I do? Everquest was released in 1999 (21 years ago)...


Welcome to my world (I'm 48 next month)... 😂

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32 minutes ago, FreelancerKnux said:

Look im certainly not dismissing what happened to your son but this isn't news or even PSA worthy its a warning label in every game manual if not the game itself.

And only affects a tiny minority of people, even a tiny minority of people affected by epilepsy, only affecting people with photosensitive epilepsy. Not trying to diminish the affect on a child of course, it's a horrific thing to go through and I speak from experience. I was diagnosed with grand mal epilepsy at the age of 13 and have lived with it all my life, thankfully very well controlled by drugs and also thankfully not photosensitive so flashing lights don't affect me. It's a myth that flashing lights affect all epileptics, it's only a very small proportion of us (there are many different types of epilepsy).

The OP and his son have my sympathy (and empathy) I fully understand what you're going through, one thing I will say to you is be aware of his needs when he comes out of a fit, chances are he will just want to sleep, let him, a fit is an incredibly exhausting thing to go through.

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The Center is a joke. Lightning 🌩 is bad and has a bug that makes it stay even when the storm ends. Then we have a fog that literally feels like a seizure test. 

I have had seizures in the past but I am in control of the problem. The developers have known of this but they ignore it because of so many other problems. To me it’s a problem that needs a look at. 

Fly in the fog on the center really brings the problem home. Even if you don’t suffer with seizures, it’s an attack on the eyes. Turn the fog off please as it does nothing but hurt eyes and cause problems. 

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@BearmainI suggest to tweet at some of the devs. None one of them ever write in this forum and I'm not even sure if they even read anything here. 

But they tweet all day, they tell us over their personal twitters about changes to the game and even respond to issues and requests, really amazing, I can only suggest tweeting them. :) 

 

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