Now available from author Luciano Napolitano is WidevieW 2004, a utility that allows FS2004 to run on multiple networked PCs allowing for multiple out the window and/or panel views.
WidevieW is a versatile new piece of software for use with flight simulators everywhere. It is software that can be installed on networked PCs, allowing users to hook multiple monitors together to run one flight simulator.
The possibilities for different configurations are limitless. Some users have set up five computers to give a panoramic view with the monitors, while others have a similar setup for the cockpit view, with a few other monitors devoted to the instrument panel. Whatever suits your fancy you can set up, the only limit is how many computers you have.
Performance will not suffer, because each monitor has its own computer to process the images displayed on it. The software provides a much more immersive environment for using a flight simulator, allowing you to really disappear into the simulation you are running. One of the comments that many people have when they see a multiple monitor setup like the kind allowed by WidevieW is that the space between the monitors must break the illusion. In reality, nothing could be farther from the truth.
The human brain is an incredible tool, and is programmed to fill in the gaps in vision with a setup like that, so after a few hours of flying, your brain will make sure that you will not notice a thing. The software can also be used to synchronize traffic and other plans across local area networks, allowing multiplayer games to be played using the flight simulator software you normally run. This way, you can fly in the same skies as your friend and interact with each other, flying in formation or just setting up a landing order.
All this is done seamlessly with the software, allowing you to put the technical worries aside and focus entirely on the simulation you want to experience for yourself.
For details, visit the author's web site here.