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0002826FSSCPgraphicspublic2021-01-09 19:15
Assigned Tom_m 
Product Version3.6.18 
Target VersionFixed in Version21.0.0 
Summary0002826: a Multi screen feature.
DescriptionEvery time I want to run FS2 in full window mode I have to shut off monitors, or unplug monitors... I have played many games where choosing your gameplay monitor in the launcher, please consider this feature.
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chief1983 (administrator)

Is using the primary monitor not sufficient?


Hunter (reporter)

Last edited: 2013-03-28 22:48

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Every time i want to play on my scondary screens (# 2 or # 3) I have to mess with things for this game. So no my 18" 10 year old screen for icons and chat screens is not good enough. I like new apps and new messages appearing on a screen other then my Television or Gaming screen. I am sure I am not the only soul on this planet who uses more then one screen on their system.


chief1983 (administrator)

Probably not but most seem to be ok playing on the primary.


Zacam (administrator)

I'm pretty sure most games just default to whatever the reported primary device is for the display, unless by activation of some video card related software that manages the "routing" for the display output based on application.

As an idea worth looking into though, it really isn't a bad one. I'm just not entirely sure how long it will take to implement, assuming that it can be.

It'll take collaborating the work for the display detection with the Launcher and set FSO to be able to accept a Display setting parameter to be passed.


chief1983 (administrator)

Don't know why this is assigned to me though, it's beyond my current abilities.


Italianmoose (reporter)

Which OS is this? (I presume Windows, which I have no idea how to fix, although http://dualmonitortool.sourceforge.net/index.html may help). On Linux, this is easier to fix, it's mentioned in the Wiki.


m_m (developer)

SDL2 has proper support for multiple displays so adding support for that is very easy so I added it: https://github.com/scp-fs2open/fs2open.github.com/pull/342
Currently there is no launcher support so you'll have to manually add the config file entry Video.Display=<x>.


Goober5000 (administrator)

What about a command-line option?


MjnMixael (manager)

Seems like this is now a Knossos feature request as handling was already added to the engine?


MjnMixael (manager)

Per the above, this issue has been fixed and a request for launcher support has been submitted.

-Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2013-03-28 21:40 Hunter New Issue
2013-03-28 21:40 Hunter Status new => assigned
2013-03-28 21:40 Hunter Assigned To => chief1983
2013-03-28 21:52 chief1983 Note Added: 0014848
2013-03-28 22:38 Hunter Note Added: 0014849
2013-03-28 22:41 Hunter Note Edited: 0014849 View Revisions
2013-03-28 22:41 Hunter Note Edited: 0014849 View Revisions
2013-03-28 22:45 Hunter Note Edited: 0014849 View Revisions
2013-03-28 22:48 Hunter Note Edited: 0014849 View Revisions
2013-03-28 23:03 chief1983 Note Added: 0014851
2013-05-03 13:00 Zacam Note Added: 0015023
2013-05-04 01:44 The_E Category Build system => graphics
2014-07-02 12:12 chief1983 Note Added: 0016012
2014-07-02 12:12 chief1983 Assigned To chief1983 =>
2014-07-02 12:12 chief1983 Assigned To => chief1983
2014-07-02 12:12 chief1983 Status assigned => confirmed
2014-07-02 12:13 chief1983 Assigned To chief1983 =>
2015-07-11 13:36 Italianmoose Note Added: 0016762
2015-09-06 16:44 m_m Note Added: 0016779
2015-09-19 22:15 Goober5000 Note Added: 0016784
2015-09-19 22:15 Goober5000 Assigned To => m_m
2021-01-09 05:48 MjnMixael Note Added: 0017066
2021-01-09 19:15 MjnMixael Status confirmed => closed
2021-01-09 19:15 MjnMixael Resolution open => fixed
2021-01-09 19:15 MjnMixael Fixed in Version => 21.0.0
2021-01-09 19:15 MjnMixael Note Added: 0017088
+Issue History