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therealdhs
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2008.05.30 06:00:00 - [1]
 

I'm surprised I haven't seen this yet, but I know how many people would like EVE to be nativly played across two monitors. I'd love having a full screen of space, and having a 2nd screen full of chat, market info, and whatever else I could fit over there. I've got a 17" monitor with plenty of space, let me use it!

Herschel Yamamoto
Agent-Orange
Nabaal Syndicate
Posted - 2008.05.30 06:15:00 - [2]
 

Originally by: therealdhs
I'm surprised I haven't seen this yet, but I know how many people would like EVE to be nativly played across two monitors. I'd love having a full screen of space, and having a 2nd screen full of chat, market info, and whatever else I could fit over there. I've got a 17" monitor with plenty of space, let me use it!


I'm for anything that would let me actually have real estate while I play this game. Seriously, Eve has just about the biggest spacehog of a UI in the history of computing.

LaVista Vista
Conservative Shenanigans Party
Posted - 2008.05.30 06:24:00 - [3]
 

My support, you can have! YARRRR!!

I would like quad-monitor support. But oh well Very Happy

Papa Ina
GoonFleet
GoonSwarm
Posted - 2008.05.30 06:33:00 - [4]
 

I would use the hell out of this. Don't discriminate against me because other people are poor!

therealdhs
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2008.05.30 06:36:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: LaVista Vista
My support, you can have! YARRRR!!

I would like quad-monitor support. But oh well Very Happy


Showoff Razz - Send me a monitor and we can both enjoy triple monitor joy!

I suppose having quad monitor support wouldn't be harder than doing 2 or 3 monitors, though I would imagine it would suck up a bit more resources. As long as I can use both of my monitors, I'll enjoy it just as much!

LaVista Vista
Conservative Shenanigans Party
Posted - 2008.05.30 06:45:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: therealdhs
Originally by: LaVista Vista
My support, you can have! YARRRR!!

I would like quad-monitor support. But oh well Very Happy


Showoff Razz - Send me a monitor and we can both enjoy triple monitor joy!

I suppose having quad monitor support wouldn't be harder than doing 2 or 3 monitors, though I would imagine it would suck up a bit more resources. As long as I can use both of my monitors, I'll enjoy it just as much!

I only have 2 22" monitors. 4 is a dream of mine though. Very Happy

Piuro
GoonWaffe
SOLODRAKBANSOLODRAKBANSO
Posted - 2008.05.30 08:11:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Papa Ina
I would use the hell out of this. Don't discriminate against me because other people are poor!


Well put!

Ethaet
Gallente
Aliastra

Posted - 2008.05.30 08:32:00 - [8]
 


Inanna Zuni
Minmatar
The Causality
Electus Matari
Posted - 2008.05.30 10:08:00 - [9]
 

So long as it didn't just place the existing screen over two monitors (I can already do that) but let you separate out the various sections to that the centre of the action isn't split down the middle, then yes, would clearly be useful.

I suspect though that the development 'cost' in resources by CCP would be excessive for this to not be a part of other screen-handling work.

IZ


Mighty Ahti
Amarr
Posted - 2008.05.30 21:33:00 - [10]
 

Supported. I would like a starmap in the other monitor though.

Serenity Steele
Dynamic Data Distribution

Posted - 2008.05.30 22:26:00 - [11]
 

Since this is already possible to spread across two monitors, and the result is that the UI for ship control falls across the split. I'd like to see being able to move that UI!

Czanthria
Caldari
Faction Innovations

Posted - 2008.05.30 22:59:00 - [12]
 

WoW supports this by allowing people to configure the "viewport" and the UI just goes on top of that and the rest of the screen.

therealdhs
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2008.06.01 22:25:00 - [13]
 

So you would just adjust the screen location, and move the UI from there?

Whatever it takes to let me use the other half of my total screen area will work for me.

Shnergin
Posted - 2008.06.01 22:35:00 - [14]
 

Good idea

Buck Starchaser
Freelancer Union
Unaffiliated
Posted - 2008.06.02 08:01:00 - [15]
 

Currently the only way I've found that I can play one eve across 2 monitors is to use a spanned desktop which then gives the options for a really wide eve window in the escape menu. In theory it's cool but in practice it's kind of crappy and you have to play in windowed mode (which I do anyway so I can have a client on each monitor). The spanned desktop also does bad things to other stuff I want to do on my computer like watching a movie in fullscreen mode makes it chop in half. When streaching an eve window across both you actually have to make it quite a bit smaller than the full multiscreen size too or your speed dial and centered messages get brutalized and hard to comprehend during time critical situations.
As the game technically has dual monitor 'work arounds' but no true support I definately give this a thumbs up. Some things needed are:
-Multi monitor fullscreen suport
-Not having to use desktop span as a workaround because of its negative effects on other computer uses
-The ability to unlock and move the speed dial section to be fully on one monitor so it doesn't get ruined
-A checkbox in multiscreen mode that causes centered popups and messages to be fully on one screen or the other

Tesseract d'Urberville
Tadakastu-Obata Corporation
The Honda Accord
Posted - 2008.06.02 15:13:00 - [16]
 

I don't have a second monitor atm but I'd love to see this as an option. Supported!

Zeknichov
Life. Universe. Everything.

Posted - 2008.06.02 15:24:00 - [17]
 


Solostrom
Posted - 2008.06.02 17:41:00 - [18]
 

/signed

Efa Morgan
Posted - 2008.06.03 08:58:00 - [19]
 


Muscaalt
Posted - 2008.06.03 10:34:00 - [20]
 

I know that the Linux client, at least, will by default span across both monitors in a mergedfb/twinview setup, the only issue being the interesting parts of the screen - your ship and the capacitor UI - get split. Solution: three monitors! Cool

Breith Zell
Amarr
Legion Du Lys
GoonSwarm
Posted - 2008.06.03 14:09:00 - [21]
 

+1 !

Nariana Verex
Amarr
Oberon Incorporated
Morsus Mihi
Posted - 2008.06.03 14:51:00 - [22]
 

Very much signed. I plan on getting two new monitors quite soon; as it is, doing anything but carebearing is impossible at 1024x768. There's overview, selected item, drones, local, any intel channels you may have, the fleet you're in, the module/energy read-out.

Often when I'm roving, I don't even see my ship or any of the action simply because of all the damn windows. So let us move what windows we want to a secondary screen [With the F11 constellation maps and whatnot. That would be keen].

therealdhs
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2008.06.03 18:13:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: Muscaalt
I know that the Linux client, at least, will by default span across both monitors in a mergedfb/twinview setup, the only issue being the interesting parts of the screen - your ship and the capacitor UI - get split. Solution: three monitors! Cool


That's the problem - the line down the middle is distracting with two monitors, and how many video cards support 3 video outputs on a single card?

Sazuka Kirr
Caldari
Trans-Solar Works

Posted - 2008.06.03 21:24:00 - [24]
 

/signed

Shopin Jita
Shopin Enterprises
Zzz
Posted - 2008.06.03 21:52:00 - [25]
 

/signed

Why not just make any "window" floatable and undockable from the main interface.

Valishka
Gallente
Nagrom Security Syndicate
Posted - 2008.06.04 13:43:00 - [26]
 

You have my vote.

DiaBlo UK
ZDK

Posted - 2008.06.04 13:57:00 - [27]
 


Clavain Vasko
Greater Order Of Destruction
Mercenary Coalition
Posted - 2008.06.05 19:40:00 - [28]
 

/signed

therealdhs
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2008.06.07 01:18:00 - [29]
 

Great - I need as much support on this as I can get!

Amarr Holymight
Ultrapolite Socialites
GoonSwarm
Posted - 2008.06.07 04:22:00 - [30]
 



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