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Pal Patyne
Posted - 2009.04.06 00:29:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Pal Patyne on 06/04/2009 00:33:33
Hello,

Is it possible to use EVE on 2 monitors of different sizes and resolution? I want to see the game centered on my principal monitor (24" 1920x1200) and I want to see on the left of my ship on my left monitor (19" 1280x1024). I DON'T want to center the game between the 2 monitors like this: http://www.towneh.net/albums/eve/latenight_doublemonitor.sized.jpg (not my picture).

Thanks!

Shereza
Posted - 2009.04.06 00:31:00 - [2]
 

It's very possible.

I run my primary monitor at 1440x900 with my TV (second monitor) at 1280x1024 or 1024x768.

Pal Patyne
Posted - 2009.04.06 00:33:00 - [3]
 

Edited by: Pal Patyne on 06/04/2009 00:37:16
How? And you are sure the game isn't centered like on the screenshot?

8 P
Posted - 2009.04.06 00:38:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Pal Patyne
How?


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Henry Loenwind
Gallente
Area 42
Posted - 2009.04.06 01:02:00 - [5]
 

No, it's not possible to combine 2 monitors with different resolution in the way needed for a 3D-application. At least none of the graphic card manufacturers have drivers that can do it.

You cannot even combine monitors that are connected to different graphic cards, even when they are connected with a SLI cable. Blame the drivers, not EVE, nor Windows.

You can stretch a 2D-application over 2 monitors. No special setup needed. You can do the same with a windowed 3D-application, but expect you frame rate to drop to a tenth or so.

If you combine 2 monitors with the same resolution, connected to the same card, there is one way to have your EVE un-centered: Run it windowed in a resolution that has the same height as your displays but a lower width than your combined displays. Then use something like EVEMover to move the EVE window to the top left corner. Some space on the right of the righthand display will stay unused, though. However, be prapared to have a hard time configuring EVE to use that custom resolution. (EVE saves your display settings in a file the EULA forbids you to edit, and configuring a custom resolutuon in your graphic driver may or may not work.)

Lork Niffle
Gallente
External Hard Drive
Posted - 2009.04.06 01:19:00 - [6]
 

Actually i believe it is possible to use different resolutions on the same GPU. Some people have a large new monitor as their main screen and a second monitor for other stuff. 3D should work fine, you can run in windowed mode and drag to fit one of the monitors. it is possible and reasonably easy. its just considered easier to have 2 identical monitors

Oh and you can set custom resolutions, by using the driver application for your graphics card, not editing some file protected by the EULA.

About what you want it seems impossible, to have 2 different views from the same client

Morberi
Posted - 2009.04.06 01:42:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Henry Loenwind


You cannot even combine monitors that are connected to different graphic cards, even when they are connected with a SLI cable. Blame the drivers, not EVE, nor Windows.



Actually you can do that now.

Mashie Saldana
Minmatar
Veto Corp
Posted - 2009.04.06 02:01:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Henry Loenwind
You can stretch a 2D-application over 2 monitors. No special setup needed. You can do the same with a windowed 3D-application, but expect you frame rate to drop to a tenth or so.

That's funny as I have no problems what so ever to run two clients in 1920x1200 windows side by side on my 3760x1600 desktop (2560x1600 screen plus a 1600x1200 in vertical position). And for that I only need a single graphics card.

Obsidian Dagger
Nitrus Nine
Posted - 2009.04.06 02:02:00 - [9]
 

I play like this all the time. I have a 24" to run eve, and a 19" for watching movies/browsing the web.
No special setup, although I do tend to use Eve in a window so that it doesnt minimise as soon as i click on the other screen. (I know i can use Alt-Enter to switch Eve between full screen and window, but I'm lazy and just leave it windowd all the time)

I can also slide eve onto the smaller screen, and have the video on the bigger one. Or have eve sitting halfway between the two. Whatever.

Taedrin
Gallente
Kushan Industrial
Posted - 2009.04.06 02:36:00 - [10]
 

Yes, it's possible. EVEMon actually has a setting where it will move EVE to fill up one monitor (so no window frames will be showing) so you can use the other one for internet and stuff. What you CAN'T do, IIRC, is set EVE to full screen mode on one monitor, and do stuff on the other monitor. EVE must be in windowed mode to do this sort of stuff.

Gonada
The Scope
Posted - 2009.04.06 02:39:00 - [11]
 

um, yes you can.
nvidia vid cards allow such a thing. i run 2 monitors of two different sizes, at two diffeent resolutions for two accounts on the same install, and it is rock stable, as long as the sound is off when running both :)

Shereza
Posted - 2009.04.06 02:57:00 - [12]
 

I would appreciate a wee bit of clarification on exactly what you are looking to achieve as I'm a bit under the weather I think and my comprehension level is slowly dropping.

That said, your post reads as if you are trying to run multiple EVE clients on multiple monitors and want it set up to display one client per monitor.

If that is what you are trying to do then using a program called EVE Launcher is probably your best bet. It supports two clients on two monitors which EVE-Mon doesn't. EVE-Mon will mug the client for your second monitor and splash it on your primary monitor and distort the picture's dimensions making it hard to click where you want to. This happens even if you set the EVE client to output to the second monitor.

This is what my screens look like when I use EVE Launcher.

If this answers your question and you are interested in trying EVE Launcher please make sure you set your client for Monitor 1 to output to your primary video card output and the client for Monitor 2 goes through the secondary output. If you do not this can, and very likely will, cause a serious amount of computer-side lag and a significant drop in FPS. If you'll look at the upper right-hand corner of each client you'll see the FPS numbers (interval one). By "a significant drop in FPS" I mean that the left client would be running 20 FPS while the right client would run 10-15 FPS.

DJ Geist
Posted - 2009.04.06 03:15:00 - [13]
 

i run two monitors, with an eve client on each monitor, with different resolutions and at the same time no problem, off of one graphics card

one monitor is digital and 1280x1024

the other is a hauler alt off to the side, vga and 1024x768

Dracthera
Minmatar
Posted - 2009.04.06 03:18:00 - [14]
 

The answer is to set up two different EVE folders on your PC. That allows you to run each client with its own complete settings. I'm not sure if the people saying that's not possible are interpreting the questions to be something other than what it is, but even the old multi-monitor GPUs allowed you to run different resolutions across different monitors. Just select the second monitor for your video settings drop-down when you start your second client.

Pal Patyne
Posted - 2009.04.06 15:19:00 - [15]
 

You didn't understand. I want ONE Eve on TWO monitors, I don't want to see my desktop/movie/other game/whatever on the second monitor, I want to see what's on the left of my ship in the game.

Dracthera
Minmatar
Posted - 2009.04.06 15:24:00 - [16]
 

Edited by: Dracthera on 06/04/2009 15:25:10
Originally by: Pal Patyne
You didn't understand. I want ONE Eve on TWO monitors, I don't want to see my desktop/movie/other game/whatever on the second monitor, I want to see what's on the left of my ship in the game.


Well then no, it's not possible without stretching the EVE client across two monitors, in which case you'll be staring at the crease between monitors in the middle, and you said you don't want that. Henry was right the whole time - guess he's the only one who understood your question in the first place.

Taedrin
Gallente
Kushan Industrial
Posted - 2009.04.06 15:42:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: Pal Patyne
You didn't understand. I want ONE Eve on TWO monitors, I don't want to see my desktop/movie/other game/whatever on the second monitor, I want to see what's on the left of my ship in the game.


Oh, so what you want is true multiple display support for EVE. Unfortunately, there aren't that many games with true support of multiple displays. Supreme Commander is one of the few games out there that is aware of multiple displays and allows you to use them effectively.

Pal Patyne
Posted - 2009.04.06 17:33:00 - [18]
 

Thanks.


 

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