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Completely agree, Ibrin. As

Completely agree, Ibrin. As someone who just switched from 6970s to 580s, the last thing I want to start seeing is a "Physx approach" to multi-monitor gaming. Carmack was right when he said (in his 2011 keynote speech) that it's nice to have "only two" major graphics driver companies to deal with now, but that we (and the industry) would benefit greatly if those two companies could start standardizing many aspects of code/methods/etc.

Posted by Aix on 30 August, 2011 - 02:04
And let's not even get

And let's not even get started on all the flavors of AA out there. I think we're up to a half-dozen, with half of those introduced in the last graphics card cycle.

Posted by skipclarke on 30 August, 2011 - 18:22
I agree wholeheartedly with

I agree wholeheartedly with this.

I actually feel a little decieved by DE:HR in that they touted the triple-screen support in promotional videos during their "PC week" videos but failed to mention that it would be AMD-only triple-wide support.

I was amazed that the Witcher 2 was only working properlyon NVidia set-ups.

This kind of thing only hurts the adoption of these new technologies in the long run.

Posted by tet5uo on 31 August, 2011 - 15:20
Being a SoftTH user, I must

Being a SoftTH user, I must say that money is the root cause of this. I agree that this harms "us" the multimonitor community. It will discourage many new multimonitor gamers from even taking that major leap. Nothing can compare to playing a game on 3+ monitors, but when those newcomers don't know that it's not their fault that they can't play on 3+ monitors (because of some "financial motivated developers"), they might slander the entire gaming process and miss out. Thus feeling like the money spent on the hardware was foolish.

Then we (multimonitor gamers) are back to preaching our famous "words can't describe how if feels" sermon to someone that was turned off by "financial motivated developers".


Posted by not2day on 1 September, 2011 - 14:50
Good article. Breaking the

Good article.

Breaking the game or not supporting other TH methods certainly does leave a bad taste in the mouth.

Posted by AussieTimmeh on 7 September, 2011 - 03:38