Playing games on Dual Monitors?

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Helpmeplease!!!!

Hi, I had a simple question that I just can't find the answer to. I have two
monitors, a 32" LCD and a 19" CRT. I am running a dual monitor setup
(extended desktop) and I want my primary to be the CRT and secondary the LCD.
I know how to do that.

However, what I wanted was to play my games in the LCD, but everytime I try
I can't get them to play in the LCD. They always play in my CRT. The only way
to play is to use my LCD monitor as a primary, and I do not want to do that.

Is there a way to get the games to play in your secondary monitor?

PS- I'm running vista 32Bit
 

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Spirit

Can't you reduce the screen size of game and drag to other monitor? I can
here.

"Helpmeplease!!!!" <[email protected]> wrote in
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> Hi, I had a simple question that I just can't find the answer to. I have
> two
> monitors, a 32" LCD and a 19" CRT. I am running a dual monitor setup
> (extended desktop) and I want my primary to be the CRT and secondary the
> LCD.
> I know how to do that.
>
> However, what I wanted was to play my games in the LCD, but everytime I
> try
> I can't get them to play in the LCD. They always play in my CRT. The only
> way
> to play is to use my LCD monitor as a primary, and I do not want to do
> that.
>
> Is there a way to get the games to play in your secondary monitor?
>
> PS- I'm running vista 32Bit
 

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Andy

> "Helpmeplease!!!!" <[email protected]> wrote in
> message news:[email protected]
>> Hi, I had a simple question that I just can't find the answer to. I have
>> two
>> monitors, a 32" LCD and a 19" CRT. I am running a dual monitor setup
>> (extended desktop) and I want my primary to be the CRT and secondary the
>> LCD.
>> I know how to do that.
>>
>> However, what I wanted was to play my games in the LCD, but everytime I
>> try
>> I can't get them to play in the LCD. They always play in my CRT. The only
>> way
>> to play is to use my LCD monitor as a primary, and I do not want to do
>> that.
>>
>> Is there a way to get the games to play in your secondary monitor?


"Spirit" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Can't you reduce the screen size of game and drag to other monitor? I can
> here.


It depends on the game, some games don't let you go to "Windowed Mode" and
move the window around and on a lot of systems your primary monitor
(Assuming you're using 2 different connections on the SAME video card) has
the majority of your graphic processing power, and the secondary monitor is
just there for basic use like extended desktop stuff.

If you have a really powerful video card then you might be able to do this
on SOME games, but MOST games that use DirectX you have to run on your
Primary monitor.

Short Question: Is there a way?
Short Answer: Depends on the game, but usually No.
 

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Coryrbk

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On just a bout all of my games i have i can window them.. as a matter of fact, out of about 18 games or so everyone i have got windowed ones like MW2 and COD4 those were more difficult though because they didnet give the option i went into my profile folder and put in the cfg_map or something like that /r_fullscreen 1 (sorry for spelling guys :))
 

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kuwlij

New Member
Hi, I had a simple question that I just can't find the answer to. I have two
monitors, a 32" LCD and a 19" CRT. I am running a dual monitor setup
(extended desktop) and I want my primary to be the CRT and secondary the LCD.
I know how to do that.

However, what I wanted was to play my games in the LCD, but everytime I try
I can't get them to play in the LCD. They always play in my CRT. The only way
to play is to use my LCD monitor as a primary, and I do not want to do that.

Is there a way to get the games to play in your secondary monitor?

PS- I'm running vista 32Bit
Hey!
I've been having the same exact dilemma!
I've been looking for some kind of software that can allow you to choose which screen to play a game on, even if the game doesn't support it from in-game options.

I think.. the ONLY way i see this being done feasibly is to have some kind of launcher that changes the primary display to the 32" screen before launching the game, then resets back the settings once you exit the game.

i'm sure someone with basic programming skills can devise this kind of app!?
... anyone?
 

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niemiro

Banned
Hi, I had a simple question that I just can't find the answer to. I have two
monitors, a 32" LCD and a 19" CRT. I am running a dual monitor setup
(extended desktop) and I want my primary to be the CRT and secondary the LCD.
I know how to do that.

However, what I wanted was to play my games in the LCD, but everytime I try
I can't get them to play in the LCD. They always play in my CRT. The only way
to play is to use my LCD monitor as a primary, and I do not want to do that.

Is there a way to get the games to play in your secondary monitor?

PS- I'm running vista 32Bit
Hey!
I've been having the same exact dilemma!
I've been looking for some kind of software that can allow you to choose which screen to play a game on, even if the game doesn't support it from in-game options.

I think.. the ONLY way i see this being done feasibly is to have some kind of launcher that changes the primary display to the 32" screen before launching the game, then resets back the settings once you exit the game.

i'm sure someone with basic programming skills can devise this kind of app!?
... anyone?
There is no really easy way to do this. The only way that it could feasably be done would be to pass keyboard signals to the computer, to open up Display Properties and make the necessary changes, all through the automated keyboard.

Richard
 

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    Dell XPS 420
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    Stock Dell 0TP406
    Memory
    4 gb (DDR2 800) 400MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 3870 (512 MBytes)
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 x Dell 2007FP and 1 x (old) Sonic flat screen
    Screen Resolution
    1600 x 1200 and 1280 x 1204
    Hard Drives
    1 x 640Gb (SATA 300)
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    1 x 1Tb (SATA 600)
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    Western Digital: WDC WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0 ATA Device
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    Advent Optical ADE-WG01 (colour change light up)
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kuwlij

New Member
Hi, I had a simple question that I just can't find the answer to. I have two
monitors, a 32" LCD and a 19" CRT. I am running a dual monitor setup
(extended desktop) and I want my primary to be the CRT and secondary the LCD.
I know how to do that.

However, what I wanted was to play my games in the LCD, but everytime I try
I can't get them to play in the LCD. They always play in my CRT. The only way
to play is to use my LCD monitor as a primary, and I do not want to do that.

Is there a way to get the games to play in your secondary monitor?

PS- I'm running vista 32Bit
Hey!
I've been having the same exact dilemma!
I've been looking for some kind of software that can allow you to choose which screen to play a game on, even if the game doesn't support it from in-game options.

I think.. the ONLY way i see this being done feasibly is to have some kind of launcher that changes the primary display to the 32" screen before launching the game, then resets back the settings once you exit the game.

i'm sure someone with basic programming skills can devise this kind of app!?
... anyone?
There is no really easy way to do this. The only way that it could feasably be done would be to pass keyboard signals to the computer, to open up Display Properties and make the necessary changes, all through the automated keyboard.

Richard
You're thinking as in some kind of macro playback thing?.. hmm.. well since my post I tried fiddling about with a program called Ultramon. a feature of this prog is that it can save a kind of customized display setting to a file which changes to it upon double click (or run).. so what i did was set 2 profile settings, one with TV as primary then another with 19" monitor as primary.. then in notepad typed in something like this:

c:\(path and filename to TV as primary)
c:\(path and filename to game exe file)
c:\(path and filename to monitor as primary)

save this as a .bat file and use it as a launcher of the game you wanna see full screen on the TV :-D

i guess, this is the closest we'll ever get.
 

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niemiro

Banned
Hey!
I've been having the same exact dilemma!
I've been looking for some kind of software that can allow you to choose which screen to play a game on, even if the game doesn't support it from in-game options.

I think.. the ONLY way i see this being done feasibly is to have some kind of launcher that changes the primary display to the 32" screen before launching the game, then resets back the settings once you exit the game.

i'm sure someone with basic programming skills can devise this kind of app!?
... anyone?
There is no really easy way to do this. The only way that it could feasably be done would be to pass keyboard signals to the computer, to open up Display Properties and make the necessary changes, all through the automated keyboard.

Richard
You're thinking as in some kind of macro playback thing?.. hmm.. well since my post I tried fiddling about with a program called Ultramon. a feature of this prog is that it can save a kind of customized display setting to a file which changes to it upon double click (or run).. so what i did was set 2 profile settings, one with TV as primary then another with 19" monitor as primary.. then in notepad typed in something like this:

c:\(path and filename to TV as primary)
c:\(path and filename to game exe file)
c:\(path and filename to monitor as primary)

save this as a .bat file and use it as a launcher of the game you wanna see full screen on the TV :-D

i guess, this is the closest we'll ever get.
The problem is that there is no official API for the job. Some people have reverse engineered an API, but these go out of date and are often riddled with bugs. I will look into that program and see how it works.

Richard
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 420
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 2.50GHz
    Motherboard
    Stock Dell 0TP406
    Memory
    4 gb (DDR2 800) 400MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 3870 (512 MBytes)
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 x Dell 2007FP and 1 x (old) Sonic flat screen
    Screen Resolution
    1600 x 1200 and 1280 x 1204
    Hard Drives
    1 x 640Gb (SATA 300)
    Western Digital: WDC WD6400AAKS-75A7B0

    1 x 1Tb (SATA 600)
    Western Digital: Caviar Black, SATA 6GB/S, 64Mb cache, 8ms
    Western Digital: WDC WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0 ATA Device
    PSU
    Stock PSU - 375W
    Case
    Dell XPS 420
    Cooling
    Stock Fan
    Mouse
    Advent Optical ADE-WG01 (colour change light up)
    Keyboard
    Dell Bluetooth
    Internet Speed
    120 kb/s
    Other Info
    ASUS USB 3.0 5Gbps/SATA 6Gbps - PCI-Express Combo Controller Card (U3S6)
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