Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#120963 06/03/22 01:58 PM
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 43
Likes: 2
M
Member
OP Offline
Member
M
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 43
Likes: 2
Hello!

I just replaced my main display of a 3 display system. Previously my main display was listed as \\.\Display1 when I ran "mame.exe -v". Now, however, the new monitor is listed as \\.\Display3. This is causing a lot of problems with my games, since I have it configured to display different things on different monitors, with the main playfield on \\.\Display1. Having it at \\.\Display3 not only moves the gameplay to the wrong screen, but also blocks other content that should be displayed there.

My question is, how/where does MAME get that display info from? In Windows, my display numbers are just fine, but it doesn't match what MAME is reporting. I'm guessing there is a registry entry somewhere?

I appreciate any help!

Joined: May 2004
Posts: 1,704
Likes: 2
H
Very Senior Member
Offline
Very Senior Member
H
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 1,704
Likes: 2
Windows (at least here) struggles to even keep display numbers consistent between reboots.

Have you tried restarting the machine a few times with only the new main monitor plugged in? Windows might decide it's display1 again.

1 member likes this: Mr. Grynch
Haze #120965 06/03/22 02:50 PM
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 43
Likes: 2
M
Member
OP Offline
Member
M
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 43
Likes: 2
Originally Posted by Haze
Windows (at least here) struggles to even keep display numbers consistent between reboots.

Have you tried restarting the machine a few times with only the new main monitor plugged in? Windows might decide it's display1 again.

Yeah.. If I plug the monitors in in the desired order, I can get it to work, but after reboot, it goes back to the stated problem.

Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 43
Likes: 2
M
Member
OP Offline
Member
M
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 43
Likes: 2
I've tried everything I know to try and get these displays to revert to their previous names, without luck. Guess its time to go in an start modifying my templates for the "new normal"


Link Copied to Clipboard
Who's Online Now
2 members (judge, R. Belmont), 27 guests, and 1 robot.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
ShoutChat
Comment Guidelines: Do post respectful and insightful comments. Don't flame, hate, spam.
Forum Statistics
Forums9
Topics9,090
Posts119,149
Members5,014
Most Online890
Jan 17th, 2020
Our Sponsor
These forums are sponsored by Superior Solitaire, an ad-free card game collection for macOS and iOS. Download it today!

Superior Solitaire
Forum hosted by www.retrogamesformac.com