From: Newcastle, NSW, Australia
ORIGINAL: Panther Paul
And doesn't every one have two monitors these days
At least thats what my 14 year old son wanted for his birthday, a gaming mouse and a second monitor!
Now their talking about the new 3 monitor standard, sheeesh
hey Paul what does 2 monitors do with BFTB, just show more ground or what?
No, BTFB only uses one monitor (Dave keeps pestering me to make a change so he can choose which monitor it uses though!).
It lets you run the tutorials in parralel with the game, or get on with other things while keeping track of the game while it plays through the night if things are quiet (although don't blmae me if you miss that enamy incursion because you were distracted updating your Facebook profile!).
When we started development (on the Mac!) the game was windowed and you could have multiple map windows open. But it just did not work, lack of screen realestate made it cumbersome and the CPU load was to big. So we moved to what we have now. Of course, now screen realestate is not an issue on most desktop machines! It would be nice to have two (or more) map windows now. Say the current setup on one screen so you can do your focused planning etc, and a window on your other monitor so you could keep an eye on the whole battle, or drill down on the action far removed from where you are working. We can dream I guess
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