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Turning My Room Into a Spaceship
fpfostvedtDate: Saturday, 22.11.2014, 08:05 | Message # 1
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So I've been toying around with the idea of turning my own room into a spaceship, and wanted to discuss what the best approach would be before going ahead and buying hardware.

The idea is basically to get a computer with appropriate graphics cards and hook up three hd projectors - one for each wall as shown in the attached illustration. The spaceship would be controlled from the middle of the room.

So, here are my questions.

I know the space engine has multiple monitor support, but lacking a windows computer I haven't toyed around with it much. Is it possible to map the viewport of three monitors in space engine so that they are all perpendicular to one another as shown in the illustration?

Would the minimum computer specs cover this kind of setup well? What sort of computer specs should I be looking at in order to get a smooth high res experience?

Is it possible and feasible to do this with a single graphics card with say 3 hd outputs? Would it be better to get 3 separate graphics cards? What sort of specs should I consider at least getting for the graphics cards for a decent hires experience?

Any help you can give is highly appreciated. Thanks to everyone for developing this awesome sim and being active promoters of it by helping people smile

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Edited by fpfostvedt - Saturday, 22.11.2014, 08:44
 
HarbingerDawnDate: Saturday, 22.11.2014, 08:52 | Message # 2
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Quote fpfostvedt ()
So I've been toying around with the idea of turning my own room into a spaceship

That'll run you some tens of millions of dollars. Not counting the cost of actually getting it to space.

Quote fpfostvedt ()
Is it possible to map the viewport of three monitors in space engine so that they are all perpendicular to one another as shown in the illustration?

No, not at present.

Quote fpfostvedt ()
Would the minimum computer specs cover this kind of setup well?

The minimum specs don't cover any kind of setup well. They barely cover running it at modest resolution at low settings on a single monitor. That's why they're called "minimum".

Quote fpfostvedt ()
Is it possible and feasible to do this with a single graphics card with say 3 hd outputs?

Yes, Nvidia cards from GTX 660 onwards support 3 displays. AMD cards do also, but I don't recommend them for SE.

Quote fpfostvedt ()
What sort of specs should I consider at least getting for the graphics cards for a decent hires experience?

High. Nvidia GTX 780 or better.





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SpaceEngineerDate: Saturday, 22.11.2014, 17:20 | Message # 3
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Quote fpfostvedt ()
I know the space engine has multiple monitor support

No, it hasn't. You may stretch SE window on many monitors, but this is a capability of OS, not SE.
Native multimonitor support is planned though.

Quote fpfostvedt ()
Would it be better to get 3 separate graphics cards?

I experimented with my two GTX 780 and found interesting thing. Despite on second display is connected to the secondary video card and SE window is located on that display, the working video card is still first. I.e. system simply uses second video card as a video exit, don't loading it with renering work. This is quite strange and sad result.

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Yes, Nvidia cards from GTX 660 onwards support 3 displays. AMD cards do also

R9 270X doesn't allow me to sonnect 3 displays, only two. But this is may be a bug in driver (it recognizes the dispaly, but can't activate it).





 
MosfetDate: Saturday, 22.11.2014, 22:52 | Message # 4
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I experimented with my two GTX 780 and found interesting thing. Despite on second display is connected to the secondary video card and SE window is located on that display, the working video card is still first. I.e. system simply uses second video card as a video exit, don't loading it with renering work. This is quite strange and sad result.


what motherboard are you using? It could be related to a firmware bug...





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