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hans2
14th July 2002, 11:09
Here's one thing I really want, and the first multimonitor card that gives it to me wins. I want to be able to play games without crashes. I have a G400Max with two monitors. There are a ton of games that won't run at all if I have dualhead enabled, or they'll run but crap out. :mad:

Alice - Won't run at all. None of the Quake engine games will run with dualhead.

GTA3 - Runs, but if you move the mouse to the 2nd display & click, the game minimizes & crashes.

Yes, I know that most of the problem is in the game itself, not the card. But I'm grumpy because 50% of the games I try to play have problems. I play games to get away from work, not to make me do more!

On a less hostile note, does anyone know of any good combat fighting games for the PC? I was playing Tekken 4 at a rave last night, and I want more. Preferably a game that'll play decently on my G400M. I've been out of gaming for a couple years, and just getting back in a bit.

Ribbit
14th July 2002, 12:50
Well on the Parhelia, triplehead mode at least is just a single framebuffer spread across three screens, so the game and video drivers effectively see a single big screen, which should simplify things. Don't know whether this is (or can be) the case for Parhelia dualhead or older cards.

Just out of interest, how well does Alice play on the G400Max in single head mode?

xortam
14th July 2002, 13:30
I almost always have DH active when I play Q3A under W2K. I can't be bothered rebooting to turn it off.

Kruzin
14th July 2002, 16:56
I just have hotkeys assigned to extend/unextend my desktop. Doesn't completely disable dualhead, but still helps to unextend the desktop before playing singlehead games.

hans2
14th July 2002, 20:26
Originally posted by Ribbit
Just out of interest, how well does Alice play on the G400Max in single head mode?

It plays pretty well. I think I've only got it at 800x600, maybe 1024. I don't know FPS offhand, I had to uninstall to save space till my Seagate comes back from RMA.

It's definitely playable with good quality.

xortam
14th July 2002, 20:30
Originally posted by Kruzin
I just have hotkeys assigned to extend/unextend my desktop. Doesn't completely disable dualhead, but still helps to unextend the desktop before playing singlehead games. Thanks ... I'll give that a try.

hans2
14th July 2002, 20:34
Originally posted by xortam
I almost always have DH active when I play Q3A under W2K. I can't be bothered rebooting to turn it off.

How do you get Q3 to work? It always poops on me if I try that. Both Win2k & XP.

xortam
14th July 2002, 20:41
I'm not doing anything special. This has always worked fine for me under Win98 and W2K.

Znucke
15th July 2002, 01:56
Originally posted by hans2
On a less hostile note, does anyone know of any good combat fighting games for the PC? I was playing Tekken 4 at a rave last night, and I want more. Preferably a game that'll play decently on my G400M. I've been out of gaming for a couple years, and just getting back in a bit.
I remember OMF 2097 as one of the best fighting games for pc, it's really old, made in 1994 I think.
However you should check out the sequel OMF: Battlegrounds (http://www.omf.com) that's coming soon™ for PC. :cool:

Btw: I saw that Diversions Entertainment has released OMF: 2097 (http://www.omf.com/downloads/OMF21CD.zip) as freeware (http://www.omf.com/downloads/OMF21CD.zip). :D

Dogbert
15th July 2002, 02:19
Or you can get a Sega Dreamcast (which is sold for almost nothing now) and get: Virtual fighter 3, Dead or Alive 2 etc. But the best you can get is - SoulCalibur !!!

Zao
15th July 2002, 04:27
OMF:2097...
It's so good!
I used to play it alot.

Ribbit
15th July 2002, 06:58
Well if I'd known we were going to go back that far into the mists of time, I'd have mentioned Pray for Death. Graphics look a bit weird (this game could really have used an SVGA mode), but it's great fun, and it flies on my 486-160. Review here: http://www.gamesdomain.co.uk/gdreview/zones/reviews/pc/sep96/pray_for.html You can get it (in the UK anyway) for £5 or so on the Sold-Out label.

OMF was great fun (and my sister absolutely loved it) until I'd bought my fighter perfect skill/speed/armour/etc., and I could breeze through any tournament - then it got somewhat boring. That new one looks good though - if it's out in time, I think it'll be my sister's christmas present. Then I'll steal it back for myself ;)

hans2
15th July 2002, 09:56
On consoles: I don't have a TV, but I do have TV tuner card in my PC. I'd have to get a console that still uses the RG cable for output. Also, whenever I hook up my VCR to the tuner, I get nasty interference. I think I have a grounding problem.

I might try some emulators, and I'll see if Bleem is functioning enough to make it worthwhile to buy.