On my laptop, ive got a second desktop monitor plugged in set for windows to be extended onto the monitor. Now that the original novelty of dragging windows onto another screen has worn off, I was wondering if there was any way I could have AOE running on one monitor while leaving the other availbe to use for other functions. As it is now, when I run AOE the second monitor just goes black until I close AOE.
Or, better yet, is there a way I can change the screen size in game to have it run on both monitors? That would be brilliant for some of the bigger battles ...*drools at the idea*......
you can't change the game resolutions
the tricky thing with getting aok to run on a 2nd monitor is the scrolling
you won't be able to either scroll the map or move to your other monitor without minimizing the application
This works with everything I've played, but I haven't tried it on AOEII:
Go to AOE's PROPERTIES and you will see a line titled "Target". It will say (or it does for me) "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Age of Empires II\age2_x1\age2_x1.exe". Add - win to it.
It should now read "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Age of Empires II\age2_x1\age2_x1.exe" - win.
Again, I'm not sure if it works with AOE, but it works for any game I've had to use it with (Morrowind, Generals)
The Moose says: Blarg blarg honk!