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Make sure your monitor resolution in the game is setup to include both monitors. also, you can add this:

 

GUI=

{

x = 0;

y = 0;

width = 1920;

height = 1080;

}

 

UIMainView = GUI /* could be Viewports.GUI */

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Make sure your monitor resolution in the game is setup to include both monitors. also, you can add this:

 

GUI=

{

x = 0;

y = 0;

width = 1920;

height = 1080;

}

 

UIMainView = GUI /* could be Viewports.GUI */

 

Thanks! So just add this code below the MCDF codes...or does it not matter where I insert it in the script?

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Make sure your monitor resolution in the game is setup to include both monitors. also, you can add this:

 

GUI=

{

x = 0;

y = 0;

width = 1920;

height = 1080;

}

 

UIMainView = GUI /* could be Viewports.GUI */

 

Thanks! So just add this code below the MCDF codes...or does it not matter where I insert it in the script?

 

Change your

UIMainView = Viewports.Center

 

to

**

--UIMainView = Viewports.Center

 

GUI=

{

x = 0;

y = 0;

width = 1920;

height = 1080;

}

**

i.e. overpaste the existing UIMainView line with everything from ** to ** excluding the **'s.

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KLEM - THANK you! I was looking for that glitch for a week. The only thing left is the DCS main screen is now split on two screens. I will live with that minor inconvenience if needed but just in case there is a fix this is what it looks like:

 

https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15665406_10211654716347614_6042686452238970303_n.jpg?oh=dbeb44f9a8b1c9a390c079cde3849da8&oe=58F579D8

 

And this is the code

***

_ = function(p) return p; end;

name = _('Erik3');

Description = 'Left MFCD on the left monitor,Right MFCD on the right and camera on the center'

Viewports =

{

Center =

{

x = 0;

y = 0;

width = 1920;

height = 1080;

viewDx = 0;

viewDy = 0;

aspect = 1.77;

}

}

 

LEFT_MFCD =

{

x = 55;

y = 1135;

width = 390;

height = 390;

}

 

RIGHT_MFCD =

{

x = 1475;

y = 1135;

width = 390;

height = 390;

}

 

--UIMainView = Viewports.Center

 

GUI=

{

x = 0;

y = 0;

width = 1920;

height = 1080;

}

***

The settings on the game options page is 1920 X 2160

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1 line above GUI =

 

add

 

UIMainView = GUI

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1 line above GUI =

 

add

 

UIMainView = GUI

 

Yes, sorry my mistake I left out the UIMainView = GUI. You define the GUI and then you tell UIMainView to use it so I have UIMainView after the definition:

 

GUI =

{

x = 1920;

y = 0;

width = 1920;

height = 1080;

}

 

UIMainView = GUI

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Thanks again Klem and majapahit. It is all sorted now!

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Thanks again Klem and majapahit. It is all sorted now!

 

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Hey

On the first page all the pictures are missing... now i dont know what to do :(

 

 

I have a 3 monitor Setup

 

LEFT & RIGHT = 19' (1280 x 1024)

MIDDEL = 27' (2560 x 1440)

 

The idea ist to get the game on the middle main monitor and on the LEFT & RIGHT i need the MFDs of the A10C

 

Can someone help me to create the correct lua file?

 

maybe additional get the CDU on the RIGHT Monitor because the MFD will not fill thw Whole monitor

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Checkout ultramfcd.com In beta, I believe, but it may be easier for you.

 

In this post, you'll see that I use all three monitors for the game, and I created the MFDs in monitor #4 and 5. So basically, you need to change the CENTER to be your middle screen, and LEFT_MFCD and RIGHT_MFCD to be wherever you want to place it.

 

Don't forget to change the in game resolution to encompass all three monitors.

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Quick n00b question:

 

If I were to setup a 3x(1920x1080) monitor, but my video card only has 2 hdmi plug ins (iirc)...how would the third monitor hook up? I'm thinking a second video card?

 

If it has one you may need to use an alternate port, e.g. DVI. You would need one monitor with matching input. Which card do you have? You will be running about 6 megapixels and I would have thought a card old enough or low level enough not to have 3 ports available may not have the performance you need.

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Hi!

 

I read lots of pages on this thread but feels dumb as I can't find an answer to something I had no problem on any other game...

 

I just would like to have a simple 3 screen setup. So I chose full resolution and set configuration to "3 screens" in options. It works ok, even if I can't figure exactly how to adapt the bezels so the image matches between screens...

 

But DCS is still not getting that descent FPS... So I'd like to get a lower resolution to try out, but then I got the game not centered anymore on central screen.

 

Just hope I make my point clear.... 1st point: how to adapt bezel width to get perfect image matching? And second point: how to set a lower than native screen resolution but still having the image centered?

 

Thanks!

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Hi VZ 342

 

Quick n00b question:

 

If I were to setup a 3x(1920x1080) monitor, but my video card only has 2 hdmi plug ins (iirc)...how would the third monitor hook up? I'm thinking a second video card?

 

I woulld look at a triple Head to Go splitter. They are a little expensive but work very well. I use a digital version which runs 3 BenQ HD projectors at a resolution of 3860 x 1024.

 

Happy to give you more information if you want?

 

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Ok, I'm at work now but will post system specs when I get home. I *think* it has 3 video ports, two HDMI and one DVI. I got it about 6 months ago for DCS, so I imagine it's GTG.

 

 

I have 4 screens connected to my GTX 970 / has DVI-I, DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort

 

So,

connected two monitors with DVI,

1 with HDMI

and then had to buy an actual HP DP-to-HDMI,

after a ebay cheapo failed to work properly,

to connect my 4th monitor.

 

So, output converters are your friend if your video outputs and you monitor inputs don't match.

 

3 screens have a tremendous impact on your FPS.

3 screens will roughly drop you FPS by 1/3, so, if you want FPS above 30 minimum (to be watchable),

 

your present capability of card's FPS with 1 screen should be 45 FPS (lows)

 

(my 4 screens half the FPS of 1 screen)

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Ok, I'm at work now but will post system specs when I get home. I *think* it has 3 video ports, two HDMI and one DVI. I got it about 6 months ago for DCS, so I imagine it's GTG.

 

It is difficult to get a decent card with less than four ports these days, so aside from possibly needing an adapter, you should be fine.

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Here's the video card:

 

Raydeon R9 380

4 gig memory

980 MHz

 

Ports:

 

1 x DL-DVI-I

1 x DL-DVI-D

1 x HDMI

1 x DisplayPort 1.2

 

Multi-Monitor Support = 3

Max Resolution 4096 x 2160 <--(Does this mean I can't have 3 1920 x 1080 monitors?)

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Max Resolution 4096 x 2160 <--(Does this mean I can't have 3 1920 x 1080 monitors?)

 

Max res is more about how many pixels it can handle so you should be just fine.

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Here's the video card:

 

Raydeon R9 380

4 gig memory

980 MHz

 

Max Resolution 4096 x 2160 <--(Does this mean I can't have 3 1920 x 1080 monitors?)

 

I would guess that's per screen output, makes more sense (hook 'm up and find out)

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Flying straight and level and alone in my world, I see between 130-180 FPS...mirrors drop that to about 120ish.

 

I don't think I've ever seen less than 60. :pilotfly:

 

My other two monitors should be here in the next couple of days...I will let you know how it turns out.

 

Thanks!

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Ok, I have 3 monitors working in Win10, and have edited a copy of the "1screen" .lua...the instructions mention selecting the name in the "config" area in-game, but I don't see it.

 

How do I select the modified copy? (The original is saved, btw)

 

ETA: Got it...On the page with the various settings for terrain detail, clouds, etc there is a pull-down menu called "RESOLUTION" and that's where it was. :joystick:

 

OMG...The view is SPECTACULAR, AND EVEN INDUCED VERY MILD VERTIGO!!! i LOVE IT!!1!

 

:pilotfly:

 

FWIW, fps went down to 40 (35 w/mirrors) but I didn't notice it.


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Hey guys, I successfully exported my A-10C MFCDs to my second monitor. Love the result, but my only complaint is that it's sometimes hard to tell which LSK goes with which function. What I would like to do is put an image file in the background with the video from the MFCDs overlaid on top. That would make it much easier for me to know which LSK hot-key I need to hit. Anyone got any ideas? The pics will hopefully illustrate my point; exported images on a black screen on the left and on the right a rough mock-up of what I would like my second screen to look like.

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Thats a bit odd, I dont have any issues with any of the OSB's aligning. Maybe its the sizing of your export?

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