Multiple Monitors

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Post » Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:46 am

Would it be possible for a Construct game to run on two monitors at once...
(i.e. One monitor is the game, the other is a HUD or whatever)

Essentially I'd like to take one layer and stick it on a second monitor. Perhaps if I span the desktop so my horizontal resolution is double, then double the screen width on my project..?

Anyone tried this?
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Post » Sun Dec 12, 2010 4:10 pm

Some graphics cards can treat both monitors as just one really long one - in which case it would work fine, you'd just have to make your game span both and position your elements accordingly...
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Post » Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:31 pm

may i point out that most people only have 1 monitor per pc. a lot of people won't be able to play this.
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Post » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:25 am

[quote="alee":3fit1t00]Some graphics cards can treat both monitors as just one really long one - in which case it would work fine, you'd just have to make your game span both and position your elements accordingly...[/quote:3fit1t00]

Got it. I'll try it with the SPAN DESKTOPS setup (when I get everything dialed in!) and report back.

[quote="SonicWorms":3fit1t00]may i point out that most people only have 1 monitor per pc. a lot of people won't be able to play this.[/quote:3fit1t00]

I'm making this game for a dedicated arcade cabinet with a half-silvered mirror and specialized controls, etc... It actually makes it easier when I don't have to worry about various resolutions, CPUs, GPUs.

I might try to make a more vanilla version for use on a regular PC (That one'll be single monitor only!)
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Post » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:34 pm

Video slots/poker?
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Post » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:12 am

[quote="newt":10857cmn]Video slots/poker?[/quote:10857cmn]

100% scratch built coin-op arcade game. :D
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Post » Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:18 am

I've read a great article in an australian games mag couple years ago, about building one of those and it looked awesome. I remember dreaming about building it, but never really started :( I hope you'll share photos of your final product with us. gl
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