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    Side visuals

    Hi guy's, i'm slowly looking at putting a left/right side view in the sim. I plan to use 21" monitors. Now what is the best way to do this? How many more monitors can i connect to the 1 pc? I know i can get 1 more but 2?


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    Michael,

    I have succesfully done this, but using the left view from the FS pc, and the right view on a 2nd pc running WideView.

    I do plan to review this with a new pc running 2 graphics cards, to give me 3 views.
    Paul

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    Paul, is it possible 2 connect the 2 side views to another pc via widefs & would that pc need to be "FAST" i.e dual core 1mb ram etc etc????

    And also would i get away with using 2 x 256mb vid cards?


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    Michael,

    I'm pretty sure that wideview requires one pc per view, so you would need 2 copies of FS as well - that means a decent pc, but I also saw this over at FDS forum
    http://www.pcaviator.com/shop/resour...sLarge3712.jpg

    Several builders are using it, and it may help
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    Hi all,
    i have just setup a 3 x 17" crt view on one pc.
    Agp card (ati 128mb) & only days ago an ati pci card in the first pci slot.
    These cards have dual outputs & for a time i had 4 monitors running but i liked the look of 3 much better,left,centre, right.
    With 4 monitors too much visual impact was lost in the monitor frames
    (not really lost but frames got in my mental view too much).
    The agp card has 2 monitors running & the pci runs a montor all by itself.
    In fs9 on my system ONE screen i get 55-60frames/sec.
    Two screens brings it to about 35 frames/sec
    But when i bring up the third screen (this is the pci card) it slows right down to 18-25 frames/sec.
    It seems to be fine as long as you turn off the frame counter & ignore the stats.
    Nothing special about the screen setup.Windows desktop sharing is running things & is set to ....3...1...2... ,
    1 = main screen(centre)
    2= secondary(right) from the same vid card,
    3 = the pci card (on the left).
    Still experimenting with undocking views & setting zoom factors to get a reasonable panorama.

    Sydney Harbour Bridge ,just before i take the default DC-3 under the bridge.
    As always ....work in progress.
    Cheers
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