Is anyone else experiencing the same eye problem?
I sit at the computer 5-7 hours a day, and sometimes up to 24 hours at a time. Never once have I had a problem with my eyes, but when I started playing Age of Empires IV, I’ve had problems with my eyes turning red. When I stop playing they start to get better after 2-3 hours, then I can play other games and don’t have the same problems. Could it be something graphical in the game Age of empires IV that causes this symptom?
I mean, this only happens when I run age of empires and does not happen when I play BF or Wow, Dota…
Surely something with focus, sitting on a high end computer and maxed everything. Feels like it’s something that’s not optimized for it? The graphics don’t look super good, even with everything high end. Anyone have any tips on settings to make it smoother? Everything is extremely sharp to begin with.
I think someone mentioned turning off AA makes everything pop-out more. I suspect it might be the white haze that covers everything when zoomed out, it washes the colors out which might put a strain on your eyes.
your post sums up my experience. i played 5-6 hours last night before bed and had a terrible head ache and bloodshot eyes after the gaming session. yet i can sit infront of pc for same amount of time and have 0 problems.
I think it is because how difficult it is to find your units and difference them from others. The washed out graphics and so on. When the game has a bad readability you have to force your eyes and that represents a big effort for your eyes. The game is not well optimized visually speaking (and many other aspects)
this is not about shine or anything else, obviously it cuts down on working time and makes the eyes less tiring…
but from now on it will always be like that with games where it requires a lot of attention from your eyes, and rts game requires full attention at all times for hours, unlike a cs go or any other fps where you will always be at rest during a few seconds or minutes!
eyes are like anything else in life, need care and if used to excess will deteriorate
you will probably need to wear glasses that block blue light or configure that properly in your monitor
I also asked some of my friends who apparently played, some had the exact same problem and we came to the conclusion that it was AA, something in the graphics makes the eyes become more focused and probably too much. Could probably be due to more factors, but it helped me and also them to turn off AA.
Wow, I’m so glad I found this forum post. This is exactly what ive been experiencing. I’ve been playing fps games for years and never had the problem. I first noticed it while playing AoE def. edition a while back and sadly accepted that it might have to do with the reworked, but still oldschool graphics. Now I just bought AoE4 and literally after 10 minutes my eyes turned blood red. Will try playing without AA and maxed graphics, hoping it will help. Otherwise I guess its byebye rts genre =(