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Robert McDonald posted a topic in The Prepar3d ForumHi fellow pilots, I posted this today on the P3D forums, and I'm sharing it here, after waiting YEARS to get rid of NVidia "Surround" views on my triple monitors in Prepar3D v.3.3.5, I stumbled across 2 software products by a company called Fly Elise. Let me invite you to watch this product on my YouTube channel and compare the views at 60-degree offsets vs. much smaller offsets in NVidia Surround on those same 3 monitors. The difference is ASTOUNDING. This solution requires high performance video card, my system is 4.0ghz i72600K mild overclock. The new Intel Skylake 6700K defaults to 4ghz Turbo mode (no overclock), so you get a Skylake and the new Titan-X (Pascal) plus the two software progs shown in the video and you may be amazed at the results. You STILL have to pay attention to sliders and high-end adds such as PMDG (I don't fly PMDG any more because I fly Sim Avionics plus Flight Deck Solutions hardware). Hope this helps those searching for the undistorted wing views in perfect sync. My post: UPDATE: I have posted a video on YouTube showing P3D driving 3 monitors on just ONE PC without using NVidia Surround. Here is a post I shared with some of my tech buddies on P3D: Well, I finally discovered a GREAT solution to give me the long-awaited triple-views with 60-degree offsets on the wing monitors and NO DISTORTION using P3dv3.3.5 and a pair of VERY FINE products by Fly Elise-nl.net The two products are listed in my video description on YouTube (this video is free of advertising). You can also see the identical flight using NVSurround (the "old" way of doing things). In both videos, the brand new NVidia Titan-X "Pascal" video card (available ONLY from Nvidia.com online store) proves it is truly a beast of a card. I am running Orbx KPSP (Palm Springs) and Orbx SoCal, along with Active Sky 2016. I think you will be pretty impressed by the sync of the monitors (flawless!) using the warping software, and the fact that an i7 2600K cpu (mildly overclocked to just 4.0 ghz) is able to drive this setup. While I don't think the new Pascal could drive 3 4K UHD displays properly (even Nvidia says you would need 2 of their beast cards in SLI just to run in NVSurround (NV Surround NOT needed using the warping software), for the many many pilots who are struggling with triple monitor goals, the solution I bumped into is HUGE. It was a very long wait. On the bright side the Fly Elise products are straightforward and do not require a rocket scientist to set up or run. Their LCD Designer Pro will calculate the asynchronous frustrums (camera views) requiring nothing more than precise metric dimensions of the display screen area, plus precise measurements of the bezels (upper, lower, left and right). There is an export button, and a new View Groups.XML is exported along with the three individual camera cfg files to a temp folder. User then copies the XML file over to USERNAME\APPDATA\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D folder (overwriting the one that is there already). Then USER starts up Fly Elise Immersive Display Pro and setups the three displays, and imports each individual display camera cfg file, then click SAVE in the program to write those views to P3D. Upon starting up P3D, user sees just 1 display showing P3D. Right click on desktop, choose View Groups, and select LCD Designer Pro. Bingo, all 3 monitors light up, perfectly synched and I mean PERFECTLY. Frames are insane, even with the system rendering the sim in 3 (frameless) warped windows. Check it out! HERE IS THE NEW WAY: And now Here is the OLD Way (same flight on NVidia Surround WITHOUT FlyElise Warping) Note the BAD STRETCHING and how the side panel views are much smaller offset angles, and how fast the side panel scenery must move to stay in sync with Center display! I hope you will consider sharing this info with those who have struggled mightily for so long. Best of all, only ONE PC needed for the visuals. On my system I have a second PC driving Sim Avionics software to drive my hardware instruments, and a third all-in-one PC to do the glass cockpit shown below my external view monitors. All systems are Windows 10. My long-awaited dream finally came true, without having to use multi-channel (networked) views. Obviously 4K displays would likely need the multi-channel approach still under development. Mine are 1080P displays. Note: If you have not got LCD monitors yet, be sure to purchase IPS displays. They will render colors better at different viewing angles. In my case the displays vary depending on which angle you are viewing them.
Robert McDonald posted a topic in The X-Plane General Discussions ForumA whole new way of 'looking' at X-Plane and the flight-sim experience, with 180-degree field of view! Now you can experience a much more 'realistic' or RW view from your cockpit - and see immediate results in terms of your landings. X-Plane 10.25b3 never looked like THIS! Flight Model - SimAvionics X-Plane x737 Displays: HP 2711x (3) PCs X-Plane 10 MAIN- i7 2600k OC 4.73ghz, 16gb EVGA GTX690 dual-GPU adapter Corsair HX850 Power Noctua DH-14 Air Cooler CoolerMaster HAF-X case Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit Wing LEFT ® Dell XPS 8500 i5 3.3 ghz w/ MSi GTX 660 stock power supply (req 6-pin supplemental power dongle) Stock cooling, 8GB ram, Win 8 64-bits Wing RIGHT ® Dell XPS 8500 i5 3.3 ghz w/ MSi GTX 660 stock power supply (req 6-pin supplemental power dongle) stock cooling, 8GB ram, Win 8 64-bits Glass Cockpit Dell XPS 9000 i7 2.6 ghz w/ MSi GTX 660 stock power supply (req 6-pin supplemental power dongle) stock cooling, 12GB ram, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Glass Cockpit Software (includes optional Weather Radar and Terrain Modules) Single-seat license - Sim Avionics 1.3x Beta - Vendor: FlightDeckSolutions Hardware VRinsight MCP Combo II (Boeing) MCP/EFIS/COMMS - under development Thrustmaster Hotas Warthog Joystick/Throttle pair with Hall Effect Sensors Saitek Combat Rudder Pedals You be the judge. This setup has taken me to a whole 'nother level of realism. The 180 degrees view is STUNNING and makes visual circle-to-land procedures a LOT more comfortable. WITHOUT TrackIR. WATCH IT in HD (1080p) for max impact, full-screen, from YouTube. Look carefully, you can see the Sim-Avionics glass cockpit on a 4th 27" monitor (HP 2711ix). My glass cockpit (running through Sim-Avionics software) presently includes MCP (pending offset setup for VRi Hardware MCP Combo II (Boeing) unit to replace virtual MCP. custom PFD/ND display with EICAS included Captain side CDU (pending arrival of FDS Pro-Max CDU hardware) The rendering is gorgeous. Each video card has 2GB DDR-5 VRAM -per GPU-, all 3 monitors are running close to 2GB on EACH set of VRAM. Look closely, you can see the glass cockpit monitor display reflecting off the main monitors! Closest thing ever to RW graphics, X-Plane 10 shines!