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iFeelPixel™
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Audio-Tactile Companion for Visual Applications Version: 0.5.1
Release Date: December 16, 2003 (Status: stable version released)

(c) Copyright iFeelPixel Organization. All Rights Reserved.
(R) iFeelPixel is a registered trademark of iFeelPixel Organization.

- Readme

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Table of Contents
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1. New Features
2. Updated Options
3. New Options
4. Optimizations
5. Others updates
6. Know issues
7. Currently Features

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Changes Since 0.4 Beta
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1. New Features:

Media Center

You can replace an effect by another effect.

A. If you need to choose a tactile effect, please follow these steps:

1. Open the media center:
File >> Media Center

2. Select the extension: ("*.ifr" for Immersion Force Resource)

3. Choose your drive, browse, select a folder, select a file (e.g. <hotsamp.ifr>) then select an effect (e.g. <vague> )
You can apply a filter on effects:

4. You can play and stop the effect
(if you don't feel tactile sensations, something is wrong...)

5. You can apply 1 tactile effect per feature
Please select a feature:
e.g. <edge, line & corner>

Path IFR file:
e.g. <F:\Program Files\iFeelPixel\ifr\hotsamp.ifr>

Tactile effect:

e.g. <vague>

Crossover Features!  
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Choose your drive Double click to open folder Files extension Simple click to select a file Simple click to select an effect Stop effect or file Customize tactile effects, Immersion Studio must be installed Move up effect Apply Filter on effects Play effect or file Randomize Files in a folder Unselect file Move down effect Unselect effect Remove effect Clear effects Randomize Effects in an IFR file Search the web for sounds Immersion Studio for Gaming is a graphical environment for rapidly adjusting physical effect parameters, feeling sensations, and then saving effects as resources. Get Immersion Force Resource (IFR) Get sound loops Get sound FX Simple click to choose a feature Unselect feature Open Color options Open home theater - movies interaction Reset to default Media Center Start timer, See interval Stop timer Repeat selection Timer Random: check auto-Function, except for color Random detection: check auto-Function, except for color Play next file (based on media files timing): check auto-Function, only for edge and texture Timer interval in milliseconds Clear effects Auto-Function Increase or decrease sound speed, like the "bullet time" in Matrix movie or Max Paine video game;) Media files paths IFR paths Tactile effects names


B. If you need to choose a media file, please follow these steps:

1. Open the media center:
File >> Media Center

2. Select the extension: ("Media Files" replaces "*.ifr")

3. Choose your drive, browse, select a folder, and select a file (e.g. edge.mp3)

4. You can play and stop the file
(if you don't hear the sound, something is wrong...)

5. You can apply 1 sound per feature (Removed in version 0.9.0)
Please select a feature:
e.g. <edge, line & corner>

Path Media file:
e.g. <F:\Program Files\iFeelPixel\sound\edge.mp3>

Note: you can try to choose and interact with a movie (avi, mpeg, divX, dvd, etc...)
Same steps as above + click on the "Home Theater" button to view them.

Crossover Features!  
Line Detection
Corner Detection
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Note: this list is not exhaustive.

Special feature: Sound playback speed
Increase or decrease sound speed, like the "bullet time" in Matrix movie or Max Paine video game;-)

 


Real Audio (Renamed to "Sound Feedback" in beta 0.8)

- Sound generated by sound card (Updated in version 0.9.0)
Play any media file like mp3, wav, mid, avi, mpeg, mov, divX, dvd, etc... See Media Center.
(complementary/alternative of tactile effects generated by TouchSense devices)

File >> Real Audio (Renamed to "Sound Feedback" in beta 0.8)

iFeelPixel research: Audio-Tactile search engine for Pictures elements

 

2. Updated Options

- iFeelSmiley updated: "send title to morse" and "send text to morse" depends on character length in Morse options. No more "Start" and "Stop" button.

- Color detection updated: you can enter your own colors (Sound files or Tactile effects)

- TONAR updated: No more "Start" and "Stop" button. Cursor position on screen.

- Morse updated: magnitude range (1000-10000). Reset magnitude to 5000.

 

3. New Options

- no new option window in this version

 

4. Optimizations

Optimize RAM (updated in version 0.6)

Every time when you start an application, the application 'borrows' the memory. When you exit the application, it will sometimes 'forget' to 'return' the memory to the system. Thus, the free memory available on your system will be less until you reboot your system. To over come this problem, you need a feature to optimize and recover the 'lost' memory. iFeelPixel finds the Total Physical Memory (RAM) in Mega-octet (Mo) and calculate optimization in percent (%)

View > > Optimize RAM >> RAM amount in percent: 25% (fast); 50%; 75% (slow)

 


5. Others updates

- Sliders updated (Beta 5.1)

- Help and Readme updated (Beta 5.1)

- Volume slider updated

- "Tactilize" renamed to "Select" in the File menu.

- Right-click on iFeelPixel icon systray to Launch Real Audio:
effects >> Real Audio

- "About" updated

- Text options updated

- Messages box updated

- Save/Restore settings updated: e.g. volume slider reset to 100%

- Status bar updated

- Tooltip's updated

- Tab index updated

- Links updated

- error handler and line number(for code source) updated

- No more message box on exit, but a nag-screen (please make a donation, to take away this Nag screen)

- iFeelPixel icon systray tooltip updated: "Thanks for using iFeelPixel, please make a donation"

 

6. Know issues

- Media Center Status bar: filenames are incorrectly displayed, if "randomize" or "shuffle" are enabled (Fixed beta 5.1)

- Media Center: a bug sometimes occurs if Restore settings button is clicked (Fixed beta 5.1)

- "Automation Error: Library is not registered" (Package Fixed 12/12/03)

- "Select a part of screen" doesn't works with Morse, TONAR, Narrator and iFeelSmiley features (Fixed)

- TouchSense mouse detection and loading stopped: (Fixed)
If there is no TouchSense mouse detected, an alert message box appears on the splash screen

- iFeelPixel closes Immersion TouchWare Desktop before proceeding (Fixed)

- Unselect "Follow mouse" doesn't work in Morse, iFeelSmiley, TONAR options (Fixed)

- During start-up the "Stop" button is pressed but texture effect is playing(Fixed)

- Annoyance: during the loading, clipboard to speech, clipboard to Morse and some others functions based on timer interval are enabled (Fixed)

- The "Stop" button is pressed but effects are playing: (Fixed)
Right-click on iFeelPixel icon systray
effects >> Edge OR Line OR Color

- "Line" and "corner" buttons are pressed on the toolbar, but they are disabled. (Fixed)

- After a few time "Demo mode" can't be disabled by a left click (Fixed)
Alternative: you can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+F12 to disable it.

- Immersion plugin limitation: some tactile effects (i.e. compounds, etc...) doesn't change gain. Helpful alternative: you can also customize the sensation and strength of all effects within Immersion TouchWare Desktop through the TouchWare control panel.


7. Currently Features:

- Edge detection
- Line detection
- Corner detection

- Color Detection
- Tactile Grid
- Texture Generation

- Magnifier
- Demo Mode

- Limit zone
- Select part of screen

- iFeelSmiley
- Morse
- TONAR

- Narrator
- Internal PC speakers
- Real Audio (New!)
- Media center (New!)

- Optimize RAM (New!)
- Modify manually iFeelPixel CPU priority

 

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