Greets all. Ok, decided to get off my arse and try out a dual monitor setup, with an old "Targa Visionary" 19' 1280x1024 LCD monitor gathering dust for many years, and my 'main' Samsung T240 SyncMaster 24' 1920x1200 screen. got them connected late last night but I'm having trouble. Please bear in mind this is the first time I have ever
tried to setup two monitors together, I know nothing about scripts or programming, and I don't know WTF I am doing lol.
The 19' Targa is positioned to the direct 'lower' left, both physically and virtually in the Windows 7 'screen resolution' setup screen. I have set the option to make the left 19' 1280x1024 as my 'main display'.
What I want is to have the Left MFCD in DCS A10C on the entire 19' 1280x1024 monitor to the left (including the surrounding OSB Buttons if possible) and I want this to be static
(IE no movement with TrackIR), with my entire pit on the 1920x1200 screen as it would normally be with single screen, as per usual.
Now, I read this guide @ED forums and it has just confused me more lol http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=60815
I've managed to make a 'lua file' with 'Notepad++' (that's an impressive achievement, for me hehe) and named it, then plonked it in the Monitor setup folder. I based it on the 'Camera+LMFCD.lua' stock option. Confirm it shows up as an option, 'Samsung+Targa.lua'. I have also set my left monitor as 'main display' in the Windows 7 Control Panel 'Screen Resolution' options. When I press 'Identify', the 24' monitor is numbered '1', with the 19' to the left '2'. Here is a 'copy paste' of it.
_ = function(p) return p; end;
name = _('Samsung+Targa.lua');
Description = 'Samsung Cockpit-Targa One Left MFCD';
x = 0;
y = 0;
width = 1920;
height = 1200;
viewDx = 0;
viewDy = 0;
aspect = 1.6;
x = 1280;
y = 1024;
width = 1280;
height = 1024;
UIMainView = Viewports.Center
'Function', 'return' and 'end' are blue, numbers entered are orange (just my bold for emphasis on forum). I know for a fact the LEFT MFCD values are completely wrong
and should not be as so lol, its just to check if the structure is right for having the 'Left MFCD' on the 19' 1280x1024, or other things I am doing wrong. Can you please tell me what numbers I should have in for the setup I want?
I looked at MadTommys 'my example.lua' example in 'step 2' but they are both widescreen 1680x1050 monitors (with right and left MFCDS on the physical monitor to the right), and I do not know how he gets the y numbers '105' (though I suspect its maybe the 'virtual position' of the monitor in Windows setup when you move it?) as well as the x width coordinates. He has both MFCDS on one monitor, and has 1680 (the normal width of his monitor)coordinate in the LEFT_MFCD = section, but in the RIGHT_MFCD = 2520. Both widths combined (4200) add up to more than the combined width of the two 1680 monitors (3360), which is confusing me
(easily done in my case
I know it is required to add the combined width and use the highest monitor height (x1200 in my case). I have chose that option in DCS (3200x1200), as well as the automatically calculated aspect ratio, and also disabled full screen in DCS options as directed.
So, to recap I'd like the entire Left MFCD on the physically and virtually left 19' 1280x1024 (static, with surrounding OSB's and unaffected by TrackIR), and my whole pit as per usual on the 24' 1920x1200 to its right.
Any help is greatly appreciated, and thanks kindly.
just had an hour and a half and was too tired to try any more last night, I will give it another go this evening. From what I have seen though potential wise, I have been daft to wait so long to do it.....It will make life a lot easier instead of squinting at zoomed MFCDS all the time hehe. Think I will try the same with BS2 once I understand how its done.