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Re: [tlug] Using DOSbox to run an old game with multiple monitors

This is a pretty awesome story.

As someone who likes to read about and play with game programming, I
really enjoyed the part where he tries to find out where how the
player's coordinates were stored in the memory. It is always amazing
to read about the hacks that old game programmers did to deal with
hardware limitations of the time.

Cheers, and thanks!

On Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 2:49 PM, Christian Horn <> wrote:
> Hi tlug,
> this is not a question, but a hint on an article - I hope you
> enjoy reading about this hack as much as I did.
> The article is about running Flightsimulator4, released 1989,
> in 3 DOSbox instances, each one getting displayed on a separate
> monitor, and then memory parts getting transferred so all
> instances are computing the picture on base of the same plane
> position. [1]
> Especially interesting are also the links to the used tools [2][3],
> which can be used to resize X windows from the commandline, move
> windows between virtual screens and much more.
> cheers,
> Chris
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]
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