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    Dual Head Video

    Recently got a widescreen flat panel LCD, and am attaching to mine 9800Pro. Anyone had experience in setting up ffxi to use only one monitor, and allowing access to the desktop outside of that?

    Well, without using windower.

    Also. Anyone know if ffxi will support wide-screen rez? like 1680x1050, or will it be stuck as wide pixels?

    ~nyow~

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    FFXI will crash once you try and access the other desktop. Without windower of course.

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    Even with a 2nd head FFXI will still lock you in to the game.

    I've got a 19" widescreen LCD and if I go full screen without windower it scales fine to fit. Once you set the resolution in the config that is...if you don't it stretches and looks silly.

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    i have an ati 9800 pro with dual monitors. i have no problem (with windower) accessing anything behind ffxi or on my other screen anytime i want to.

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    Yep, I tried that too a few years ago but FFXI locks you into the screen it's on. I heard tell of someone finding a work around but I have no details.

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    Dual screen is useless (for playing FFXI) without windower...

    Only thing you could do is preload something to screen, and it would be able to display it, while playing the game on th emain screen, but you would not be able to even scroll a website on the other screen withough it crashing.

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    People play this game on PC without Windower?

    Oh, those poor godless souls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeryhn
    People play this game on PC without Windower?

    Oh, those poor godless souls.
    I play without windower.

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    Pretty much what has been said already.

    The 2nd monitor will still display the desktop/whatever you already had there, but the instant you try and actually interact with the 2nd monitor FFXI will crash, unless you're using Windower, in which case you can just click on the 2nd monitor's desktop/items without any problem.

    As for your question about 1680X1050, I have a 22" 1680X1050 monitor and FFXI is fine in it.

    You have to set your foreground resolution to 1680X1050 under FFXI settings (and under your Windower.ini settings if you use Windower), and FFXI will load up in that resolution.

    However, things will look stretched horizontally at first. You have to log onto a character and then under your Misc 2 Options, change the aspect ratio to 16:9 or 16:10 (your preference, I find that 16:9 looks better on my monitor for 1680X1050 resolution).

    You have to do this for each and every character unfortunately, since FFXI doesn't have a "global" aspect ratio setting anywhere. >.> Meaning that no matter what you do, the title screen / character selection screen will always be stretched horizontally.

    Another shining example of S/E's shitty programming skills.

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    I loved playing at 1600x1000 and using 16:10 ratio for perfectness

    Actually I used windower with no frames and display set at 1600x1200, the 200 pels at the bottom left open is perfect for a row of winxp icons and the taskbar/startmenu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Not Kuno
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeryhn
    People play this game on PC without Windower?

    Oh, those poor godless souls.
    I play without windower.
    Only because you like to torture us asking what % every 10 minutes. T-T

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raineer
    I loved playing at 1600x1000 and using 16:10 ratio for perfectness

    Actually I used windower with no frames and display set at 1600x1200, the 200 pels at the bottom left open is perfect for a row of winxp icons and the taskbar/startmenu.
    You're talking about on a non-widescreen monitor, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alleya
    Quote Originally Posted by Not Kuno
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeryhn
    People play this game on PC without Windower?

    Oh, those poor godless souls.
    I play without windower.
    Only because you like to torture us asking what % every 10 minutes. T-T
    hey now >.>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asherek
    Quote Originally Posted by Raineer
    I loved playing at 1600x1000 and using 16:10 ratio for perfectness

    Actually I used windower with no frames and display set at 1600x1200, the 200 pels at the bottom left open is perfect for a row of winxp icons and the taskbar/startmenu.
    You're talking about on a non-widescreen monitor, right?
    Actually this monitor was widescreen, just happened to be the resolution i picked to match the 16:10 exactly in FFXI. I could have picked 16:9 but I just like how 10 looked lol...

    You play 'windowed' according to windower but if the width (1600) inside windower matches your desktop exactly you don't get the resizing bars around the edges of your picture. It looks very clean and worked fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Not Kuno
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeryhn
    People play this game on PC without Windower?

    Oh, those poor godless souls.
    I play without windower.


    You have 2pc? Or it's just some sort of masochist thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaylia
    You have 2pc? Or it's just some sort of masochist thing?
    Yeah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeryhn
    People play this game on PC without Windower?

    Oh, those poor godless souls.
    Yep, that'd be me then. I use this magical stuff called "paper" to write down important stuff so I don't have to log out or use windower to look it up.

    Big non-windower user juju! Ooongawa!

    (Not to pick on windower users, I just prefer not to.)

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    Playing on PC without windower makes the baby jebus dinosaur cry...

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    Only reason I live without windower is lolPS2

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