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post #1 of 19
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Hi guys

Does anyone know if it's possible to get to play games ( I've been trying on CS 1.6 ) across multiple monitors ?

Also, if not, is there anyway to play it on one screen, and on the second monitor, have maybe iTunes, and thus be able to control music, but without having to see CS minimize each time you want to change music ?

Anybody can help me on this one ?
Thanks
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CS doesnt support dual-display, and run CS in a window
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post #3 of 19
You should be able to play your game in one monitor and then have other apps in the other. It should just be a matter of dragging windows of apps to whichever monitor you choose.
post #4 of 19
Yeah, but if you do that, anything you do with the mouse or keyboard would affect only the full screen game. You wouldn't be able to do anything to the second screen, except watch it.

Except maybe if you play games in windowed mode. Like CS 1.6.
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Originally Posted by The Hundred Gunner View Post
You should be able to play your game in one monitor and then have other apps in the other. It should just be a matter of dragging windows of apps to whichever monitor you choose.
Yes, this is what I'm trying to get around. Is there anyway I could control both windows without having to minimize one ? To have both "on top" ...
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post #6 of 19
I dont think so
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post #7 of 19
take your pick...you got the matrox dualhead2go, or the triplehead2go depending on if you want 2 or 3 monitors. basically splits one vga or dvi port into 2 or 3 ports and gives you a very wide resolution desktop. has support for 150ish games and they're constantly adding more.

http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/gx...gital/home.php
http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/gx...gital/home.php
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post #8 of 19
Run the two monitors in a Horizontal Span. The taskbar should cross both monitors. Now make sure both are running at the same refresh and resolution. Works for all games I've ever tried it with even older ones like morrowind.

If you have two widescreens run a Vertical Span with the displays stacked and then go for a 4:3, for regular displays run it Horizontal Span with Widescreen resolution.

The best is to do three 4:3 displays at a widescreen format in horizontal span mode. No annoying lines in the middle of the screen. FOV may have to be adjusted.
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post #10 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by gravity View Post
Yes, this is what I'm trying to get around. Is there anyway I could control both windows without having to minimize one ? To have both "on top" ...
How would that work? You gonna have two mice and play games with one hand and use desktop with the second hand... You got a 3rd hand you're using the keyboard with? lol

Point is, you're gonna have to minimize/take away focus from one screen anyway.
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