It seems that once again ATI has created a 'better' product than nVidia and the rest. Although, this time it looks like it's to its user's detriment.
I have a Radeon 9600XT outputting to two monitors.
I want to be able to play certain games by spanning the games across the two screens. The specific game I have in mind is "X2: The Threat".
Now, here's the thing. To be able to play that game on multiple monitors, as with most games nowadays, you set your desktop to ‘span’ two monitors. Thus windows treats it as a single display while the video card outputs to two monitors at a virtual resolution of 2048,768 (2x 1024 monitors side by side). Some games, such as X2, support these ‘wide’ resolutions and present their GUI appropriately to that.
Unfortunately, by following the standards set out be Microsoft, ATI does not support this function, and outputs independent data to the monitors separately.
I'm looking for a way to get around this. Maybe some software that will allow me to set a dual screen (wide) resolution, and then would 'cut' the output in half and send each monitor the relevant data, or maybe, a similar hardware solution that spans video output across several monitors.
For a more detailed description of the problem have a look here:
Please read that before you post any solutions.
P.S. I was only being sarcastic with the 'better product' thing. I'm not particularly fussed about whether people think nVidia or ATI are better, so don't bother starting on that one.