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can we output the F5 map to a different monitor?

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Disclaimer: This is not an officially supported solution (crashes may occur in rare cases). But what you can do is to start two instances of Steel Beasts, set up a network session where the second instance is put into the observer position of your own (or an entirely different) vehicle, then you switch it to the map view, and play with the other window on the other monitor.

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Nils, so its a networked solution on the same machine? how about two computers? A laptop for F5 map would work assuming it can run SB, right? Would it also work as an instructor station for failures?

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It has been done, however it was a few versions ago. What we did , was use a laptop slaved to a projector for the F5 view in a command post setting, rest of the PC's running in user (F8/&/9/) modes.

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22 hours ago, wildbillkelsoe said:

Would it also work as an instructor station for failures?


You can only have "Instructor" mode in the SB Pro version, not SB Pro PE.

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What Ssnake said. I do this quite often, especially when designing new scenarios. Very simple proceedure.

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I use my iPad pro 12.9 with iDisplay (free app) to display the 2nd SB session on my iPad. Works fine for me.

 

Jens

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5 hours ago, jens198 said:

I use my iPad pro 12.9 with iDisplay (free app) to display the 2nd SB session on my iPad. Works fine for me.

 

Jens

 

how can I have two instances of SB running on one computer? As to the other ipad you move the screen of second instance to the extended desktop iDisplay?

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You have to download the app on the iPad and a special driver for the app from the developer's website. Once everything is installed you can "expand" your monitor on the iPad. 

Then you start SB session 1 (windowed mode), move this session on the iPad part of the screen, start session 2 of SB. Start a multiplayer session in SB an connect session 1+2.

Volia, you have two SB sessions on your computer (and you can use session 1 for the map view, arty observer or whatever).

 

Jens

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13 minutes ago, wildbillkelsoe said:

 

how can I have two instances of SB running on one computer?

 

Session 1: Start a Network session as "Host" and select the scenario.

 

Session 2: Launch the software again. Start a Network session and connect as a Client using the IP address 127.0.0.1 (to simplify things, this is the internal IP address of your computer)

 

Start the Mission in Session 1.

 

The two instances of the software will be running the same mission, within the various limitations already outlined above.

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No problem, we are here to help. In online MP sessions one can see a player's name twice, one has a (Map/F5) thats the player running as stated above for a separate map view while playing.

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you can print the map for the authentic pre-2000s map feeling. 

Edited by dejawolf

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It's too small and I don't have the plastic protector or grease pencils to mark in the rain and snow!

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1 hour ago, TSe419E said:

It's too small and I don't have the plastic protector or grease pencils to mark in the rain and snow!

 

i'm sure your local printshop can help with that :) 

alternately, run SB in windowed mode, take screenshots of the map, open any image editor, and splice it together in that, and move it to second screen.  then you can scribble all you want on there. 

if you got a wacom cintiq, you can even scribble with your pen on it. ultra-realism!

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6 hours ago, dejawolf said:

 

i'm sure your local printshop can help with that

alternately, run SB in windowed mode, take screenshots of the map, open any image editor, and splice it together in that, and move it to second screen.  then you can scribble all you want on there. 

if you got a wacom cintiq, you can even scribble with your pen on it. ultra-realism!

 

Or if you have ipad get Concepts and splice the screenshots together and even stretch them over your native resolution, lock layer, create new one and start pinching and writing with finger. You have marker, ball point, various brushes and of course the linear measurement tool. You can use a png compass rose to get your bearings too. Double ultra realism. :) 

 

I use it with DCS.

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