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Any of you guys got a dual screen setup, and if so have any of you managed to get TDM/DOOM to reliably open on the second monitor..?

 

- I managed to get working once with ultramon, but it cant be done reliable (as I cant figure out how I got it working)

- as I have an Ati card I can install Hydravision, but that randomly mucks about with my windows sizes.

 

Ultramon work fine will ALL non-directX/Direct3D apps, Im hopping there is a way to get windows via an app to force TDM to open on second screen etc.

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BD, if you find a solution, plz post it, because I plan to buy a second Samung SyncMaster 2334FW (1920x1200 24"), and although I'm pretty certain that my current HD5770 won't be able to run extra load, my future HD6950 will.

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BD, if you find a solution, plz post it, because I plan to buy a second Samung SyncMaster 2334FW (1920x1200 24"), and although I'm pretty certain that my current HD5770 won't be able to run extra load, my future HD6950 will.

Yup, I took a deep breath and then remembered how I stumbled upon it before....

 

The reason why it wasnt working (after my rescent windows reinstall) was because I had been using a shortcut of the tdmlancher.exe, bah! Where as before I had been using a shortcut of the doom3.exe file with the "+set fs_game DarkMod" in the shortcut with the ultramon shortcut setting applied to that..!!

 

Viola, tdm now opens as it used to, on my second monitor and in the location where it was last opened!

 

Your 5770 will have no problem running dual monitors in 2D with 3D in window/s. You should be able to run DR on the left hand screen and D3/TDM(at a low res, I suggest 1024*768) on the right hand screen as I do. As no game out there will run in dual screen mode (I know I've tried) eyefinity only support 3 or 6 monitor setup.

 

 

 

 

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As no game out there will run in dual screen mode (I know I've tried) eyefinity only support 3 or 6 monitor setup.

 

Thanks for the info, but it is not entirely correct that Eyefinity only works with 3 or 6 monitors. My gf plays Anno 1404 on two Samsung 20" monitors (1600x1200 each), and she could also run The Guild 2 on that (doubled) resolution. I'll test if I can get TDM to work in 3840x1200 once I got the second monitor.

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Thanks for the info, but it is not entirely correct that Eyefinity only works with 3 or 6 monitors. My gf plays Anno 1404 on two Samsung 20" monitors (1600x1200 each), and she could also run The Guild 2 on that (doubled) resolution. I'll test if I can get TDM to work in 3840x1200 once I got the second monitor.

Some games appear to work, but the majority wont. I have tried to get TDm working on 2, so if you do that would be great. On the subject of monitors i have borred a mates 20" so I now have 3, but need to buy an active Displayport to dvi adapter to get the 3rd working, watch this space for the screenies..

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