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Reason   May 07, 2011, 11:25pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Probably a stupid question, but that's never stopped me. now that I have an eyefinity capable card, does anyone know of a way to use a second monitor to display 180* behind you? I only have two monitors so it won't work very well as just an extension. Seems like the game would have to have the capability built into the software too, because it wouldn't just be rendering a wider field, it would be rendering an actual different view.

Thoughts/suggestions?


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PIRATE May 08, 2011, 01:56am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Using second monitor for "rear view"
No matter how many times I read what you wrote, (which is a few times) I still don't understand! LOL

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Meats_Of_Evil May 08, 2011, 03:50am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Using second monitor for "rear view"
He wants to see whats behind him in a game while looking forward. One monitor displays what he's focusing at and the second monitor displays everything else not in view.

It is very interesting you mention this Reason as I never thought of it, but given the Eyefinity technology I am interested if this can work. Though I honestly don't have a clue on what you should do. Maybe start asking on a different forum lol?

Try the Steam forums or Ati forums if they have one.

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Dr. Peaceful May 08, 2011, 11:17pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Using second monitor for "rear view"
A monitor displaying rear view in game... what are you paranoid? Afraid something's behind you? It's just a game, dude. ;)

Interesting concept, though. Would be quite cool for driving games.

Reason   May 08, 2011, 11:19pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Using second monitor for "rear view"
Man, i cannot tell you how many times I've abouts**t myself because a damn bloodsucker came up behind me during Shadow of Chernobyl. Hell yeah I'm paranoid :)

It could also be a huge advantage in various MP although some might see it as cheating, but I don't play very many MP games so there you go.

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Jon Bailey May 09, 2011, 04:03pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Using second monitor for "rear view"
Wouldnt it be distracting?

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Meats_Of_Evil May 10, 2011, 06:16am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Using second monitor for "rear view"
I believe any person who watches movies or a lot of programming or a gamer would adjust rapidly.

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Sean Costello May 10, 2011, 11:51am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Using second monitor for "rear view"
Pretty sure you would have to modify every game to do that, as far as I know the developers only make that one camera for the character you play as.

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