Software triple head to go

Discussion in 'Computer Software and Operating Systems' started by FAST6191, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United States
    I do not know how many people this will be useful for but instead of forking out for one of the matrox triple head to go things (they are devices that take 3 monitors and stitch them together to make one ultra widescreen one) some people made a software equivalent which I stumbled upon just as I resigned myself to it not being possible unless I had odd hardware.
    Now I only mention this as nvidia drivers are only capable of stitching two monitors together (which is useless most of the time as crosshairs are in the gap in the middle or right at the edge of the monitor) meaning that games which do not support multiple monitors by default i.e. about 95% of them can in some way use them. You can also do stuff like drop colour to 16bit on the side monitors to boost performance.

    Another site that may be of interest if you go this route (or have a widescreen monitor):

    Oh and omegadrivers (a set of custom drivers that frequently works better than the official, not to mention laptops that usually see perhaps 2 updates ever) have got back and did some nvidia stuff recently:
  2. Urza

    Urza hi

    Jul 18, 2007
    United States
    Neat. I'll have to try this out on Tuesday when my new card comes (although running a 8800GS on this stock PSU will already be somewhat of a stretch).
  3. Noobix

    Noobix GBAtemp Fan

    Sep 25, 2003
    Nice...unfortunately although I can afford it, I am patiently going to wait to build my next supercomputer/system once the current one dies. [​IMG] (Stuck in a 8600 GTS a few months back, and am happy with it. [​IMG] )

    I wonder if you could easily hook this up to those VR glasses you can get?

    That would be awesome, and you'd have women falling at your feet. [​IMG] (Would also work the other way round for the ladies. [​IMG] )

    Still very nice...added to bookmarks! [​IMG]

    PS - Patience is a virtue. [​IMG]