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kajr
05-22-2006, 01:51 PM
Anyone using the Matrox TripleHead2Go box yet? If so, what graphics card are you using? Any special settings you have to make in order to run IL2 Series stuff?

kajr

kajr
05-22-2006, 01:51 PM
Anyone using the Matrox TripleHead2Go box yet? If so, what graphics card are you using? Any special settings you have to make in order to run IL2 Series stuff?

kajr

sparrow420
05-22-2006, 02:37 PM
Hi,

To disappoint you first: sorry, but I am not a user...

for the following reasons:
- my computer is way too slow... (2.8 GHz, with a 6800GT), and barelay capable of handling two screens (on 1154 x 864)
- I don't like the setup: 3 screens each having a 4:3 aspect ratio give you a total view of 12:3, or 4:1. Agreed, you can see a lot at the corners of your eyes, but looking at the instrument panel becomes difficult (as is already becoming noticable with two screens, with a total aspect ratio of 8:3)

(I even experimented with rotating 2 CRT's, and though the image is VERY nice and BIG http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif , it is not very practical...)

If I had the choice, then I would rotate all three screens over 90 degrees, to get an aspect ratio of 3 x 3:4 = 9:4, or 6.75:3. This allows for easier glances at the instruments (compared to the 12:3 ratio), and is just a bit wider than a 16:9 cinematic screen.

But, I wouldn't try this before I had implemented a SERIOUS http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif hardware upgrade (so I probably need to wait at least half a year)...

And, of course, matrox needs to support this trick too, since - as far as I know - they allow only a very limited number of configurations. And this isn't one of them... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif (at least not yet).

Good luck!

Sparrow

kajr
05-22-2006, 02:53 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by sparrow420: my computer is way too slow... (2.8 GHz, with a 6800GT) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

2.8GHz with a 6800GT is way too slow? What do you consider fast?

kajr

sparrow420
05-23-2006, 12:24 PM
For a 3-screen setup???

Well... if all those screens run at 1280 x 1024 you have in total 3932160 pixels, which is about 2 times the amount of pixels on a screen with a resolution of 1600 x 1200.

Running a 1600 x 1200 resolution is acceptable on my system, but not really with "water = 4". Frame rates drop then fairly easy below 30...

So, before attempting a 3-screen setup, I would make sure that my computer was at least 2 times as fast... Probably a brand new dual core system with two graphic boards may do the trick.

But there must be some reviews out there which include frame rates...

Good luck,

Sparrow