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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:28 am 
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Sometimes, size does, in fact, matter. Especially when it comes to games that take place entirely in space, and you know, space is huge. I somehow believe that if you're playing a space game like Oolite, immersion is something quite important. And to that end, the screen size helps with immersion.

I'm on a small 23 inch screen full HD at the moment. But I may get my hands on a large 55 inch screen. I'm thinking of hooking it up to my dedicated Oolite machine... Maybe that's overkill, but would certainly help in immersion. Ever docked in a Coriolis on 55 inches? :mrgreen:

Do you play with large or small screens?

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:34 am 
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I am not a player just an oxp developer but I think nowadays worth to upgrade a gamer machine to larger screen. For example a 40" UHD TV costs about $500, a GTX1050 around 140$, imho will worth the money for more and more players. This is why I started the HDBG project.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:44 am 
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I'm currently restricted to a laptop with a 14" screen.. and am in the process of building a decent gaming computer. Largely for space-games. To that end, the visual stuff is going to be handled by 3 slim bezel 23" monitors, mounted side-by-side. I already have them, and they're just waiting for the rest of the computer. Next purchase, next week, will be the GeForce 1080 GTX to drive them.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:45 pm 
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Still using an old 19" (1280x1024) monitor here.
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To that end, the visual stuff is going to be handled by 3 slim bezel 23" monitors, mounted side-by-side. I already have them, and they're just waiting for the rest of the computer. Next purchase, next week, will be the GeForce 1080 GTX to drive them.
Sounds like you're gearing-up for ED, amigo!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:16 pm 
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Sounds like you're gearing-up for ED, amigo!
Among others, yes..

(and having owned that particular game for a couple of years, it would be nice to have a computer it actually runs on... :lol: )

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Sounds like you're gearing-up for ED, amigo!
ED, I hope not!

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3 screens in portrait or in landscape?

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21.5" (1920x1080) 5-year-old iMac

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3 screens in portrait or in landscape?
Landscape, of course.. :D

If I was going portrait, I'd use 5 monitors..

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Dammit, Spud.. now you're giving me ideas.. :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:24 pm 
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Ya that's more like it

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3 screens in portrait or in landscape?
Landscape, of course.. :D

If I was going portrait, I'd use 5 monitors..

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Dammit, Spud.. now you're giving me ideas.. :mrgreen:
amateur hour...lol

this guy has 3 50"UHD TV's as monitors.... yes 3 50"4K TV's 3,840 by 2,160 x 3...

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:46 am 
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How does it compare with a VR headset? Do they have no head tracking and no 3D mode? Like, just two screens that completely fill your field of vision?


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23" - I've played with it in portrait mode a couple of times, gives an odd feeling to the game but works well.


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Sounds like you're gearing-up for ED, amigo!
ED, I hope not!
:lol: you are killing me! :lol:

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