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10-12-2003, 07:07 AM
On the MS "insider" website it lists FS2004 as supporting "simultaneous hardware acceleration on multiple displays if you have more than one hardware accelerator". This can be a single adapter or multiple. Up to four displays are possible.
I don't know what hardware accelerators are. Do you need more than one computer?
If our current computers, even the "hot' ones are having frame rate compromises, what about three or four screens going at once.
I've seen the post below with multiple screens.
I'd love to upgrade to three panels.
Anyone who can offer advice or how or where to go about this would be appreciated.
10-12-2003, 10:04 AM
Must be 100 threads on multi-monitors you can search.
short simple answer,need video card for each monitor,some cards will do 2 monitors.
And yes you can put other views on each monitor,but the frame rate drops like a rock.
What does work is use 2nd monitor for undocked windows for controls,gps,fsnav ect.
10-12-2003, 10:36 AM
I've seen many of the postings to which you refer-some by myself. Many have dealt with the 2D windows which were possible before FS 2004. But the situation has now changed and outside 3D panel views are possible according to MS whereas before this was not the case.
My guess is that it would greatly enhance the simmimg experience, but would be very expensive.
I'd like to learn whatever I can about the possibilities, perhaps at the risk of repeat thread.
It seems that tweaking and pushing the envelope is sort of the substance of this hobby!
10-12-2003, 11:18 AM
I got the 2nd monitor set-up back in the fs98 days,worked ok for controls,fsnav,chat box ect. Why MS hyped 3d views i have no idea. I would love to see what computer they had that working on.
Everything i have seen says wide-view and multiple computers,too much money for me to invest,but for some i can understand.
One thing for sure,2nd monitor works great for lot of things other than fs. Just drag windows all over hehe,once you use it,you start think 3rd monitor......hehe
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