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Default Dual monitor/mouse/keyboard/gaming - 05-04-2013, 09:53 | posts: 235 | Location: Los Angeles

Not sure where to ask this.

Does anybody know if I can play multiple games at once on one PC using different monitors/keyboards? Ex. If I want to play a game on one monitor with my mouse and keyboard, and I want my friend to play with me on a different monitor with their own mouse and keyboard on their own instance of the game, can we use the same rig? I have 2 graphics cards and I don't mind disabling SLI for the purpose of attempting this. Lets assume that running two instances of the program isn't an issue (I know that modification to allow it is specific to each game)

Additionally, is it possible to play in full screen on each of the monitors?

Any information would be great. I'm going to try to work out a system for it myself, but I haven't invested in a second set of input devices yet. I'd like to have an idea of the plausibility of it before I spend money.
   
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Default 05-04-2013, 15:29 | posts: 950 | Location: Land Down Under

No idea if this is any good for gaming or not, but this is what we use to run our training room PC's at work

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/multipoint/
   
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Default 05-04-2013, 17:15 | posts: 235 | Location: Los Angeles

Thanks d mouse! I'll give this a shot when I get home. I checked out the SDK for multipoint but the process to put it together was well beyond my skill level.
   
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Default 05-06-2013, 23:17 | posts: 821 | Location: Orange County, CA

Did you have a particular game in mind? I don't think a lot of games will let you launch multiple instances. You might have the best luck with a game like L4D2 where you can actually start a split screen multiplayer. In that case your best bet would be to make an Eyefinity group (Nvidia Surround?) out of the two monitors and then have it split screen with a vertical split.

Then you can use the mouse and keyboard and get a game controller for your friend.
   
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Default 05-07-2013, 15:15 | posts: 1,013 | Location: United Kingdom

I can play Sins of a Solar Empire and Forged Alliance at the same time. As well as watching a movie.
   
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