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Re: Triple screen confusion
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2018, 02:01:09 PM »
All fairly similar. Seanus has a pretty wide FOV; I have the narrowest. Phil and Russ are pretty similar.
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Re: Triple screen confusion
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2018, 02:26:05 PM »
All fairly similar. Seanus has a pretty wide FOV; I have the narrowest. Phil and Russ are pretty similar.

Maybe Seanus's monitors are bigger... ;)

BTW: I do not have a picture handy right now, but it used to look like the other ones. The 45 degree angles let me have good vision of both mirrors, but otherwise it is the same as Wally,... maybe Russ's one is the most similar in total, though I had no wheel like the other two.
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Re: Triple screen confusion
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2018, 05:46:59 PM »
maybe Russ's one is the most similar in total, though I had no wheel like the other two.

I like having the wheel with this car as it has the rev lights on it  :)
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Re: Triple screen confusion
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2018, 06:41:57 PM »
maybe Russ's one is the most similar in total, though I had no wheel like the other two.

I like having the wheel with this car as it has the rev lights on it  :)
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Re: Triple screen confusion
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2018, 07:14:22 PM »
So can I assume you guys are still using the TripleScreen app and that I just need to play around with it more?

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Re: Triple screen confusion
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2018, 07:48:12 PM »
in the menu settings I changed to triple monitor and in game I put the numbers into the triple screen in game app.

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Re: Triple screen confusion
« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2018, 08:54:11 PM »
I think you really have to use triple screen mode - to get the proper perspective on the side monitors, and to allow for any bezel width.
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Re: Triple screen confusion
« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2018, 09:02:16 PM »
Here is my in game sceenshot:

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1267559639

I followed guideline here which Phil gave me about seating and wheel position:
http://obutto.com/information/proper-race-driving-position/

My bezel corrected resolution created by the Nvida control panel is 5940x1080 and you need to make sure you choose that corrected one in AC with triple monitors selected.

My monitor height is so that my eyes are level with the centre of the screen and I sit 70cm from the screen. can't do anything about that due to the rig but the closer the better. There is a calculator for side monitor angle but the rule of thumb is that the should be angled so that the centre of each of the screen is exactly the same distance from your eyes.

In game just load the triple monitor app and punch in the numbers and it will set the correct FOV for your setup. Then for each new car I load the Onboard Settings app and move the drivers eye position so that the top of my steering wheel covers the onscreen wheel. My physical wheel comes about a third of the way up my center monitor.

Here a photo taken in panoramic mode on phone so not pefect but gives the idea:


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Re: Triple screen confusion
« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2018, 01:03:32 AM »
So can I assume you guys are still using the TripleScreen app and that I just need to play around with it more?
I now just measure everything and punch exact numbers into the App. Once I worked out that I had to be exact with the measurements it was easy.

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Re: Triple screen confusion
« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2018, 08:50:17 AM »
Here's my view with the monitors moved closer and with the correct numbers punched into the triple screen app. Everything is a bit closer looking now compared to my old FOV.


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Re: Triple screen confusion
« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2018, 03:08:31 PM »
How does it seem on track for you now
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Re: Triple screen confusion
« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2018, 04:14:40 PM »
How does it seem on track for you now
If that question's for me, not really very different. It's only subtly different to what it was before, but cars will be a bit larger and closer now. But with the monitors closer, it's more immersive.
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Re: Triple screen confusion
« Reply #27 on: January 14, 2018, 09:26:26 PM »
cool
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Re: Triple screen confusion
« Reply #28 on: January 15, 2018, 11:35:02 PM »
That's what it looks like with me (3 24" screens at a distance of approx. 540mm, a fourth screen is on top of that):
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