Matrix Games Forums

Forums  Register  Login  Photo Gallery  Member List  Search  Calendars  FAQ 

My Profile  Inbox  Address Book  My Subscription  My Forums  Log Out

dual monitor and map sliding..

View related threads: (in this forum | in all forums)

Logged in as: Guest
Users viewing this topic: none
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [New Releases from Matrix Games] >> War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition >> Tech Support >> dual monitor and map sliding.. Page: [1]
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
dual monitor and map sliding.. - 6/16/2019 2:31:05 PM   

Posts: 619
Joined: 12/17/2001
From: The Dark Ages, USA
Status: offline
Love dual monitor in general. I play in a window slightly smaller than the desktop as many folks do. No issues getting it to work, but I'm afraid I've become dependent on adjusting the map position by mousing to the edge of the screen so the map slides.

Of course once there's another monitor, whichever side it's on the mouse no longer slides the map when at the edge because the cursor moves past the border that triggers the slide, and moves onto the 2nd monitor.

Yes, I can click around on the minimap and tweak where it's centered with the arrow keys. But multi-year habits.. they die hard and do not go easily.

Just asking in case I missed something that will fix this... or to confirm I just need to re-learn how I move around the map when using 2 monitors.
Post #: 1
RE: dual monitor and map sliding.. - 6/16/2019 4:59:35 PM   

Posts: 15254
Joined: 8/4/2010
From: Winnipeg, MB
Status: offline
You can use the arrow keys but you need to select a hex on the map first.

And the "National Home Base" flag at the upper right of the map can sequentially jump from PH to SFO to Sydney and Karachi. There is one other in there (Soerabaja? Manila?) that I can't recall. Not sure which Japanese bases are included in their National Home Base list.


No matter how bad a situation is, you can always make it worse. - Chris Hadfield : An Astronaut's Guide To Life On Earth

(in reply to stretch)
Post #: 2
RE: dual monitor and map sliding.. - 6/16/2019 5:01:09 PM   

Posts: 9126
Joined: 3/3/2012
From: Iowan in MD/DC
Status: offline
If you get the mouse so that it is JUST at the edge of the monitor, before it actually switches to the second monitor, you can scroll.

Hard to do and requires precision. Otherwise, use the arrow keys or click on the minimap. I do that most of the time. During the combat replay I'll do the other thing.

(in reply to BBfanboy)
Post #: 3
RE: dual monitor and map sliding.. - 6/16/2019 5:10:47 PM   

Posts: 813
Joined: 9/3/2014
Status: offline
I use a Logitech G13 gamepad and map the arrow keys to it to allow my non-mouse hand to have ergonomic controls available. It's very comfortable for gaming sessions. The same could be done with a USB numpad.

That said, you can use various software to achieve what you want. I use a paid application called DisplayFusion Pro to manage my monitors, and it includes the ability to "lock" the mouse to one screen. Another option that I found but have not personally used is Dual Monitor Tools. It appears to be free at least and has a "DMT - Cursor" function which appears to be what you're looking for. Both applications use hotkeys to toggle between locked and unlocked modes.


(in reply to stretch)
Post #: 4
Page:   [1]
All Forums >> [New Releases from Matrix Games] >> War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition >> Tech Support >> dual monitor and map sliding.. Page: [1]
Jump to:

New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts

Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI