If money was no object, I would like to establish what the optimum setup would be for creating a simmulator with the highest quality graphics possible for Condor. I have enjoyed using Condor for about 5 years, but always just on one laptop screen.
I have just finished a period of using a full size homebuild simulator using a Matrox TrippleheadtoGo, three XGA projectors and a dual control simulator, and while it was fun, the limitations of setting up the three 1024x768 XGA screens to a maximum resolution of 2400x600, and then setting up Condor to display full screen at 1920x480 was dissappointing. The instruments pannel was unreadable unless I zoomed in to the pannel. What I was unable to establish is what was the main cause of this limited graphics ability. Was it the PC? was it the graphics card, or the Matrox tripplehead unit and the projectors, or was it limited by Condor. Obviously the initial problem lay with the PC, graphics card, matrox and projector combination as it's best resolution was 2400x600, but then why was Condor only able to be set up to a maximum of 1920x480?First question
: If I was to build a new simuator using Condor and money was no object, what specification of PC components and projectors or HD screens should I buy? (Processor speed, how much RAM, which graphics card spec (ATI or GeForce), and would one use a Matrox tripplehead or get a graphics card capable of output to three projectors or screens?Second question
: If I was on a smaller budget what would be the minimum spec of equipment to get and still be able to enjoy a three screen simulator with HD quality graphics?
Thank you in advance.