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FS9 & Wideview vs. Multi-Monitor

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Since the current Wideview developed by Luciano Napolitano will not function with FS2004, a 'show-stopper' situation has arisen for loyal Wideview fans with many folks remaining with FS2002 until a new Wideview version can be developed. The following Wideview forum provides more information:http://www.flightsim.no/cockpit/forum/view...e7829012399b6f3The other alternative is the multi-monitor setup. My question is: If one uses a card like the Matrox Parhelia, is it possible to use a three-monitor setup with primary set to straight-ahead cocpit and the other two monitor set to Left-Front and Right-Front views ? Or, would it be just a single widescreen view stretched over three screens. It seems the latter since there would be only one keyboard in use ? I have a Dell 8250 3.06 HT WinXP for primary. The other two are low-level e-machines with WinME whose sole purpose in life is to provide Left/Right full screen views. This was orginally for Project Magenta and later changed to Wideview.All in all, it looks like FS2002 until Wideview can be made available for FS2004.

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If one uses a card like the Matrox Parhelia, is it possible to use a three-monitor setup with primary set to straight-ahead cocpit and the other two monitor set to Left-Front and Right-Front views ?I am not a Parhelia user, but I seem to remember that the resolution with this card is 2400x600. Each monitor is running at 800x600 and will in fact show 3 different views (similar to 3 separate monitors running wideview). I do not believe that it just stretches the forward view.I looked at the Parhelia, but was turned off by the price, poor performance, and low screen resolution (800x600).I am using the muli-monitor functionality of my Ti4200. I have a 19" monitor on top for the forward view, and I have a 17" monitor on the bottom showing my 2D panel. It is a really nice setup, even though I would like to also have a left-front and right-front view.I notice very little performance degradation with my multi-monitor setup.Cheers,Allen

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I believe the 2400x600 was driven by FS2002, not by the card...FS2004 was supposed to drive the card more to its potential. I'd like to know if anyone has seen that...Bob ScottATP IMEL Gulfstream II-III-IV-V

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