INTERFACING YOUR COMPUTER TO AN EXTERNAL MONITOR/PROJECTOR
INITIATING DUAL/MULTIPLE MONITOR SUPPORT
Many of Trivia Production Suite’s (TPS) software games utilize visual aspects that
require a projector. It is important to configure your video card within your notebook
to “Extended” mode. When a TPS game is launched, the software will detect that your
desktop is extended and will display the appropriate images to your external video
device appropriately. In this manner, what the computer operator sees on the local
computer screen is different from what the contestants and audience view. To enable
your video display settings appropriately, follow the steps outlined below.
USE VGA. If your laptop has S-Video, composite and VGA outputs, start with a VGA
connection first. It is the easiest to configure in most cases.
STARTUP SEQUENCE. For the best reliability, power up your projector, connect it
to your laptop, then lastly boot up your laptop. Windows needs to “see” the external
video device on startup.
FOR XP AND EARLIER
1. Right-click the desktop, and then click Properties.
2. In the Display Properties dialog box, click the Settings tab.
3. Click the Display list and select your external monitor. If you do not see multiple
monitors listed, your computer hardware may not support this option.
4. Select the Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor option.
5. Make sure that both your primary and secondary (external) monitors are set to
a resolution of 1024x768.
6. Click Apply or OK.
7. Now restart your DigiGames software.
1. Connect your laptop to your external monitor
2. Right Click on your desktop and select Personalize
3. Open the Display settings window (at the bottom)
Extending The Display:
1. Select Monitor 2 in the visual or from the drop-down menu
2. Check the box besides “Extend the desktop onto this monitor”
3. Just hit Apply. The screen should flash and you are done!
Some notebooks carry various 3rd party video cards and the above method may not apply.
In such a case, go to your control panel (Start/Control Panel) and look for the
icon that represents your video card. The Icon for your video card may also appear
to the left of your system time clock. Double-click the icon to access your video
properties and fish around for an option to either “Extend Desktop”, “Extend Video
to External Monitor”, or “Enable Panoramic View”.
An additional method to extend your desktop with some 3rd party video controllers
is to right-click on the desktop and access your video properties within the list
If your notebook does not have multiple monitor support you can either
1. Update your video drivers. Go to the manufacturer’s web site and go to downloads/support.
Put in your model number and install the recommended.
2. Obtain a USB to VGA converter. These can be easily purchased online, at a local
computer store, or from DigiGames directly.
I did everything, but the software still does not appear correctly on the screen.
Your dpi needs to be changed. XP and earlier: Right click on desktop and select
Properties. Go to the display tab and select the “Advanced” button. On the “General”
tab, change dpi from 120 to 96. For Vista: Right click desktop and select “Personalize”.
Select “Adjust Font Size (DPI)”. Change 120 DPI to 96 and reboot your computer.