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Posted By: patmcfar8 OT: Vertical scrollers dream... - 02/18/05 04:13 AM
This would be a pretty cool setup. smile

Looks like all you'd need is a new 23" or 30" Cinema Display and an ATI Radeon X800 . One can dream...
Posted By: Bakasama Re: OT: Vertical scrollers dream... - 02/18/05 04:35 AM
Does this mean we can play Pac-man with real vertical monitor now?
Posted By: R. Belmont Re: OT: Vertical scrollers dream... - 02/18/05 06:17 AM
Yup. My Dell LCD has a pivoting base so I can play vertical MAME games "correctly" any time I want. It's great.
The Samsung LCDs have that feature too.
Posted By: foxglove Re: OT: Vertical scrollers dream... - 02/18/05 08:08 AM
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The Samsung LCDs have that feature too.
My 172x doesn't. Wah!
Posted By: Vas Crabb Re: OT: Vertical scrollers dream... - 02/18/05 09:09 AM
Neither does my Samsung 172T. Samsung make a very wide variety of monitors with different features. The 172X is designed to have the fastest response in their lineup. The 172T is designed to have the best contrast and colour rendition. Neither of them are available in a pivot or touchscreen configuration.
Well, the 191T on my floor does...
Posted By: Vas Crabb Re: OT: Vertical scrollers dream... - 02/20/05 10:20 AM
The 191T is based on a different panel to the 172T and 172X. It's faster than a 172T and has better colour than a 172X. It's the "average" panel. It's also available as a touch-screen, and with an integrated TV tuner and a few other configurations.
Posted By: japtor Re: OT: Vertical scrollers dream... - 02/20/05 05:25 PM
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Does this mean we can play Pac-man with real vertical monitor now?
just rotate a regular 4:3 ratio monitor for that or other verts. i have a 27" tv on its side if i want to do that.

are there any vert games that used something other than a rotated 4:3 monitor to display on? guess that cinema display setup would be cool for punchout, but i cant think of anything else.
Posted By: gdk Re: OT: Vertical scrollers dream... - 02/22/05 08:09 AM
Any Radeon card with ATi's "VersaVision" technology can do this, actually. It's an available feature on my 9800, handled through the ATi Displays preference pane. With a VESA mount and a Cinema Display, you could get some serious monitor rotating action going on.

The Contra games are tall ones, too.
Posted By: MAMEDave Re: OT: Vertical scrollers dream... - 02/23/05 12:11 AM
That's a great concept that I've always loved... screen rotation. I've even taken to turning my powerbook sideways to play vertical games.

Does anyone know of software that will allow me to have my powerbook screen rotated for os x?

Dave
Posted By: Nathan Strum Re: OT: Vertical scrollers dream... - 02/23/05 07:03 AM
I always lusted for a Radius Pivot monitor, back in the day.

However, I doubt my iMac would take too kindly to being flipped on its side. Probably wouldn't vent too well.
There's no software that can rotate the screen on OS X. The only option, at least as of about a year ago, is the Radeon 9800 video card (retail version) which can do it in hardware. Bear in mind though that this card has heat issues and tends to lock up from time to time if run in a hot room (I'm not joking...)

Richard
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