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HardLanding First Officer

Even though I'm a long stretch from the purchase of additional displays and the graphics cards to put pictures on them (I'm still dithering on upgrading the very basic AGP card I'm currently using and find FS challenging enough just smoothly flying the basic traffic pattern), I've been wondering what sort of view out the cockit would be made possible with three side-by-side displays. Could you, in the VC, have a wide screen view showing a continuous image left, front, and right?

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JTH First Officer

Good question. Something I've always wondered is could you have a centre screen with two other screens at 90 degrees to the left and 90 degrees to the right and have the side screens only show the left and right window views of the 2d cockpit? (Obviously the centre screen would show the straight ahead view).

That would be an awesome experience I'd imagine, you could even make your own professional simulator. But is it possible??

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Kareem El-Sadi (crosscheck9) Chief Captain

I'm sure it's possible. I remember seeing someone who set up 4 displays, 2 on each side of the center. There were, as you probably deduced 5 total monitors, each displaying something different. It looked amazing, but I'm sure whoever did it really spent some $$

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Netz Rafi (Rafi) First Officer

May be U can but as more windows are open more reduction on your frame rate. (I am not talking about panels). I would like to recommend to U to try open 3-4 windows on your current monitor at the same time and see how is your frame rate. There are some software at the market with them U may connect 2-3-4 computers via network . I have no idea if it works

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HardLanding First Officer

If each screen were being driven by a separate card, then the frame rate might hang in there. It would take a wopping amount of RAM to deal with all the textures being simultaneously displayed, perhaps.

It's just a fantasy, as I said, but the idea of a "wide screen" look out the VC appeals to me, for some reason. Alternatively, one could have the left and right views from the cockpit view permanently showing on the "wing" monitors.

I dunno....considering that the price of flat panel displays has come down a great deal, it's not such an outrageous fantasy. It's not something I could do right now, but every day thousands of people go out and spend twice as much, or more, on a big screen tv for the living room and don't give it a thought.

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madbrit Guest

Multiple screens are no real problem but with more than two screens you'll probably need to set up a small network of PCs. Some people take it to the extreme in building their own simulator cockpits. Here's one guy that has put together a professional looking simulator.

http://www.hanskrohn.com/start.htm

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Mustangfreak First Officer

Rafi wrote:

May be U can but as more windows are open more reduction on your frame rate. (I am not talking about panels). I would like to recommend to U to try open 3-4 windows on your current monitor at the same time and see how is your frame rate. There are some software at the market with them U may connect 2-3-4 computers via network . I have no idea if it works

I do this all the time 99% of the time when Im flying I have AIM YIm and 1-3 IE windows open and running. And Im using a Dell laptop thats not mad to play games, and it does the job just fine Smile

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HardLanding First Officer

Thee monitors; eight PCs, a closed "glass" cockpit...The Hans Krohn project is stunning. Well, I'm stunned, at any rate.

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