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2 Mice, 1 Computer

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by fleshtheworld, Oct 30, 2011.

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  1. fleshtheworld

    fleshtheworld Thread Starter

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    The real title is 2 mouse 1 comp. . But it was so similar to ... i just had to...

    So sometimes my nephew comes over and he wants to play Age of Empire or GTA, etc. I usually let him play on the computer. The problem is, i have work, things i want to do, and right now im in school.

    So I want to know how to setup my computer so that 2 mouse and keyboards can simultaneously use it. And can even split the screen if needed, or use 2 monitors. ETC. But all done on 1 computer. Just as long as my computer can handle the resource and processing.

    So he would play games and do whatever he wants while im also doing whatever i want.

    Iv been researching a bit, so i learned about VNC, and a bit about virtual desktops. But still no definite way of doing it yet. So i hope you guys can clarify how it is done.

    Additionally, lets say i got rich, and bought a big big screen, or whatever, and some people are over and they want to play games or do other things on the computer. It would be nice if i could split it up. Hell, even split it up into more then 2 if needed. We can all share and split the screen or just have a bunch of mouse on screen, or use different monitors, etc.

    I know, why not just get more computers. Well sure, but its cooler to be able to just use 1 computer and use all that trick instead. Plus, for my situation, i rather not buy a new computer.
     
  2. cwwozniak

    cwwozniak Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    I don't think you will be able to do what you wish to do.

    1) VNC and virtual desktops allow a user on one computer to view and control the desktop of another computer. Two computers are involved, not one computer and two pairs of mouse and keyboard.

    2) Even if you managed to get both pairs of mouse and keyboard working independently on two different programs, some games require a lot of heavy CPU usage. This would most likely cause annoying dropped frames in the game and your programs would run at a maddeningly slow pace.
     
  3. Triple6

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    No you really didn't have too so I edited the title and post for you. Please keep in mind this a family oriented forum.
     
  4. fleshtheworld

    fleshtheworld Thread Starter

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    Lol, ok at the edit.

    Well at least its possible. My computer can handle the cpu usage so that's not a problem. But i guess its never been done before so there's no known method around. Thanks anyways.
     
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