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Playing GTA 4 on iMac through projector with bootcamp

Pricey05

Active Member
Today was the first time I hooked up my old Toshiba projector when using XP through bootcamp on my 20" 2.4ghz Imac. Then it dawned on me, the fact that I could use it with games such as GTA 4 (running on Steam of course).

BUT theres no way when running GTA 4 to use the projector as a primary display nor is there any options to get the game running in a window to then bring it across to the projector's screen space.

Is there a trick to do this? The projector is just connected through the minidisplay-VGA adaptor and is recognised ok by XP and can run as an 'extended desktop'.

Any ideas or is this a dead end situation?

Cheers

Sam
 

Pricey05

Active Member
Well the tick box was greyed out so perhaps my GFX card can't support the mirroring? I don't know??!!

The projector was running on 1024 x 768 i think and I set the display at 800 x 600. But mirroring GTA 4 on both displays would be too much on the GFX card and the game would be unplayable?

Sam
 

Sy1441

Well-known Member
Well the tick box was greyed out so perhaps my GFX card can't support the mirroring? I don't know??!!

The projector was running on 1024 x 768 i think and I set the display at 800 x 600. But mirroring GTA 4 on both displays would be too much on the GFX card and the game would be unplayable?

Sam

Think you've answered your question for yourself.
 

Pricey05

Active Member
Okay, I just thought there was an inkling of hope here!

Like for instance in OS X when using DVD player (i know its not the same) I can just drag the player window into the projectors screen space and make it full screen, the Mac display then goes black and its almost too perfect. I can just watch the film through the projector.

Is there no way in hell of doing anything like this in XP with a game?

Sam
 

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