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dual monitor setup question

#1KillerzOverHerePosted 8/25/2013 4:10:48 PM
Assuming your rig can handle it, is it possible to play two different games on each monitor?
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#2ivanwind15Posted 8/25/2013 4:11:49 PM
Are you seriously asking if a computer can run more than one program at once?
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#3TimePharaohPosted 8/25/2013 4:12:50 PM
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#4KillerzOverHere(Topic Creator)Posted 8/25/2013 4:14:09 PM
ivanwind15 posted...
Are you seriously asking if a computer can run more than one program at once?


Let me rephrase.

Would it work WELL?

Like can I play the game on the left, then move my cursor to the game on the right? will they be playable?
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#5PolarisPosted 8/25/2013 4:15:18 PM
It's possible with caveats.

Since the vast majority of games do not have specific support for multi monitor, you will have to run the second game in windowed mode or else they will both be on the primary monitor. Secondly, if the games are both installed from the same distribution platform, such as Steam, then you probably won't be able to run them both at once because Steam does not allow you to run 2 Steam applications at once.
#6PolarisPosted 8/25/2013 4:19:53 PM
KillerzOverHere posted...
Like can I play the game on the left, then move my cursor to the game on the right? will they be playable?


Things like mouse trapping are different on a game-by-game basis.
#7BIGGESTPS3FANPosted 8/25/2013 4:21:44 PM
Why would you want to do that?
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#8ivanwind15Posted 8/25/2013 4:24:23 PM(edited)
BIGGESTPS3FAN posted...
Why would you want to do that?


hey dog, i herd u like games so i put a game in ur game so u can game while u game
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#9KillerzOverHere(Topic Creator)Posted 8/25/2013 4:24:02 PM
BIGGESTPS3FAN posted...
Why wouldn't you want to do that?


Exactly.
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#10BIGGESTPS3FANPosted 8/25/2013 4:26:06 PM
KillerzOverHere posted...
BIGGESTPS3FAN posted...
Why wouldn't you want to do that?


Exactly.


Wow, I have never seen that done before.

So, why would you want to do that?
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