Is there a way to run Triple Monitors without using Nividia Surround?

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  1. dracer40

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    Hello All,

    I really enjoy RF 2 and am having a blast on the new Sebring track. I just recently was finally able to set up 3 monitors for sim racing. I am using an Nividia GPU but if I try to use Surround it messes up iRacing and Assetto Corsa.

    That is why I am trying to find a way to set up triple monitors in RF 2 without using surround. Is there anyway to do it?

    Thank you
     
  2. Coutie

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    In rFactor 2\UserData, config_dx11.ini, you can set your resolution to whatever you want.
    Here's how I have mine:
    Code:
    //[[gMa1.002f (c)2016    ]] [[            ]]
    [COMPONENTS]
    LanguagesFile=ENGLISH.DIC
    ObjDetail=3
    TexDetail=2
    VideoGUID=00001B81-0000-0000-0000-000000000000
    VideoDriver=0
    VideoMode=21
    VrSettings=0
    AggressiveThread=0
    EPostProcessingSettings=2
    VideoRefresh=0
    WindowedMode=1
    Borderless=0
    RunBenchmarks=0
    FSAA=34
    VSync=0
    UsePostFX=0
    ShaderLevel=0
    SubViews=2
    UseSubViewParams=1
    WorkaroundFlags=0
    ViewParams=(0.540, 0.340, 0.600, 15.000, 0.037) // screen width (m), screen height (m), eye distance (m), side angle (deg), bezel gap (m)
    LeftView=(0.540, 0.340, 0.600, 15.000, 0.037)
    RightView=(0.540, 0.340, 0.600, 15.000, 0.037)
    PreferredGPU=36247
    WidescreenUI=0
    WidescreenUIWidth=-1
    WidescreenHUD=1
    CustomVidRes=(5760, 1080)
    VRMirrorWindowVidRes=(1920, 1080)
    VRUIScale=(1.000, 1.000, 1.000)
    MinimumVidRes=(800, 600)
    MaximumVidRes=(99999, 99999)
    
    [INSTALL]
    InstallFrom=
    InstallTo=
    
    [AUTOLAUNCH]
    Mode=Off
    LaunchTime=600
    
    [VERSION]
    Version=-1.000000
     
  3. dracer40

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    Coutie, Thank you so much!!! That works!

    Can we also use the bezel correction, side angles and such to improve the images in the side monitors when setting up the 3 monitors this way?
     
  4. Coutie

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    If you use multiview you can. Check the controls screen for the key combination to get the widget on screen.
     
  5. Louis

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    Could this improve fps performance? What is the advantage by not using nvidia surround?
    In my case, i always set nvidia surround with bezel correction to get the res i want to use in game but after doing that i change res to 1920x1080 for doing other stuff. In rf2 video settings i use the bezel corrected res that nvidia surround created so everytime i started the game, it "magically" goes to triple screen resolution i've created with nvidia surround

    *because if i didnt use the bezel corrected resolution, and use standard triple screen resolution my print screens ingame is always cropped even adjusting using multiview tool
     
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    Coutie, Thanks again. I got multiview working, set all the dimensions and it works great now. Only 2 things left that concern me.
    1) I have no selection to choose my refresh rate.
    2) Just a bit inside the top left corner of the left monitor there is a small black box with 4 odd symbols in it. The box is kind of the shape of the box you normally see on the center monitor with the flag or red marks if you speed exiting pit or something like that.

    If anyone has any ideas about these two things I would sure like to hear it as I think the triple screen image will be wonderful then.

    Louis I have never used it in Surround, did not work for me so I do not know if there is any advantage FPS wise, but the way Coutie directed me to set it up is working well for me.
     
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  7. ADSTA

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    If you mean this
    TGM.JPG
    That is called the TGM . Not sure what it stands for, Tyre Grip Monitor???

    You'll find the control for it here:
    tyres.JPG
    I have mine bound to Equal =
    So Ctrl + = brings up the triple screen adjuster and Alt + = brings up the TGM.
    If I remember there is one for grip and Alt + = again for temperature
    Use left Alt if the right one doesn't work.

    I've never had a problem using Surround.
    My monitors only have a 6mm bezel so I don't use bezel correction just 5760x1080
    Side monitors are overlapping behind middle monitor.
    I don't recall changing games ever being a drama.
     
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  8. dracer40

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    Hello ADSTA, Thank you for that info. That is what I was seeing and I just had to click and clear it!

    Now if I can just figure how to set the refresh rate everything will be good. It may be running at the default desktop refresh rate so it may already be correct, but it is not showing me any choices to select from so I am not sure.

    What a great forum. It is so nice to get such friendly help so quickly. Thank you all and hope to see you in a MP race sometime.
     
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  9. Coutie

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    I don't know how to change refresh rate without it changing the text file. You change it from the graphics setup tool, but it overwrites your config file.
     
  10. patchedupdemon

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    There’s no reason why you can’t use nv surround in iracing, so maybe fix that rather than having to go through all this
     
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    If you're running in windowed mode (windowedmode=1 in the file Coutie posted above) it will use the desktop refresh rate.
     
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    Thanks Lazza, that is how I have it set up and all seems to be great now. Thanks again to all that helped. Really enjoying RF2 now.
     

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