[ut2004] UT2004 and Nvidia Twinview

Dave Wickam dave at allaboutgames.co.uk
Mon Jul 17 09:42:43 EDT 2006

Jordan Thoms wrote:
> I have a nVidia Geforce FX 5700VE graphics card with a twinview. On
> nearly all games (ie enemy territory) if i use fullscreen and the same
> resolution as X in the game, the driver is smart and places the game
> on only one screen. 
I'm not sure if this is what you're already doing (I'm having to use my
secondary monitor with my "laptop", so if it's a new issue I won't have
encountered it), but anyway; set up X to have a metamode of
"[primaryres], NULL", where [primaryres] is the resolution you want to
run fullscreen games in. For example, from my xorg.conf:

    Option         "MetaModes" "1600x1200,1024x768;1600x1200,
NULL;1024x768, NULL"

With this in effect, when X switches to 1600x1200, it is only on the
primary monitor, meaning that I can set UT2004 to use 1600x1200 and thus
only occupy monitor #1.

--Dave Wickham

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