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The IT Monkey
09-17-2007, 09:13 PM
That is how it must always be spoken of... with a capital letter.

The Plan. I want to multibox on multiple machines running only one client on each machine.

The Plan. I don't want to explain to every friend and fuckwad (not the same persons, I am not friends with fuckwads but sometimes they deliver pizza) that walks in my house what I am doing with multiple monitors and multiple machines.

The Plan. I want to be able to spend the least amount of money possible yet still enjoy excellent multiboxing experiences.

The Plan. I need it to be discrete, quite, not draw a lot of attention or power and be able to hide the whole damn thing away with a moments notice.

The Plan.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN... I PRESENT TO YOU... THE PLAN!!!

http://www.theitmonkey.com/images/multibox/IMAGE_156.jpg
http://www.theitmonkey.com/images/multibox/IMAGE_157.jpg

Your eyes do not deceive you! That IS a dell laptop that I have surgically altered. I have spun it's monitor around to face..... THE OPPOSITE WAY!

The Plan.... As white trash as it gets.

UPDATE: The Plan is moving along nicely... now have all four laptops in my possession, modified, loaded with the appropriate software and set up.

http://www.theitmonkey.com/images/multibox/IMAGE_158.jpg
This is the way I had it set up to begin with. Notice the two upper laptops are actually operating upside down. I was experiencing tremendous lag for some reason and then discovered it was only happening on those two machines. That is when I remembered what Xzin told me when he saw this set up.


Also, Nvidia software actually supports full fps while upside down...
I didn't know what he meant at the time... now I do. My laptop video is NOT Nvidea it is crappy on board Intel. Drivers haven't been made for these things since 2005 so no luck finding an equally cool update that would allow upside down gaming.
I turned the laptops back around and it worked like a champ... except one of the laptops Ethernet port decided to poop on my love train. Picked up a couple pcmcia adapters so that should be fixed.

Last night on the way home I stopped off at the BEST BUY! (sorry for the caps and exclamation point but that is the way BEST BUY! must be said) hoping they would have some cheap wireless mice. Was in for a treat they had a sale on them, picked up 4 for $16 each. (Note to old self: take your reading glasses into stores from now on for the fine print). Couldn't make out from the package if they were IR, RF or BT.... turns out it didn't actually say anywhere so I did a little reasoning. No IR port on the receiver and they were CHEAP so they were not BT. They are "Laptop" wireless mice so the receiver looks like a usb thumb drive, so now I have to get at least one USB extender cord as one of the laptops doesn't like being so far away from me, your so far away from me, all right... damn, sorry for the Dire Straights moment.

Anyway... more (and better) pictures to come. These last three were taken from my shitty camera phone, future ones will be taken with my better camera.

Stay tuned for updates to...... The Plan.

UPDATE #2:
Here we see the final product of The Plan.

http://www.theitmonkey.com/images/multibox/DSC_3802.JPG

This has been The Plan, an asinine project brought to you by The IT Monkey. Hope you enjoyed the show.

Next Season on The Plan. The IT Monkey en devours to make his dreams a reality by purchasing four 15" LCD monitors and constructing what he lovingly refers to as The Swing Screens.

Viewer 1: Wow, that sound exciting.
Viewer 2: Ah, it will be canceled.
Viewer 1: Why do you say that?
Viewer 2: It's to smart an original. Anything this good always gets canceled.
Viewer 1: Your such a pessimist.
Viewer 2: One word for you... "Firefly".
Viewer 1: Ooooo, good point.
Viewers 1 and 2's mom: I thought I told you kids to take out the garbage!
Viewers 1 and 2: SORRY MOM!
Fade to Black

Slats
09-17-2007, 11:34 PM
Why do you let fuckwads into your house?

Nice umm surgery.

Wilbur
09-18-2007, 06:56 AM
You want one of those haunted house spinning walls. Pull a cleverly titled book out of the book case and the wall spins round, taking you to the secret lair.

Stealthy
09-18-2007, 12:17 PM
LMAO! Of course you could have just bought a Tablet, but why ruin the fun!

The IT Monkey
09-18-2007, 12:59 PM
LMAO! Of course you could have just bought a Tablet, but why ruin the fun!

I would have to BUY a tablet. I have access to hundreds of these laptops. Not enough ram though... need to experiment.

You may question ME but never question... The Plan.

Scribbler
09-18-2007, 01:21 PM
I would have to BUY a tablet. I have access to hundreds of these laptops.

Fancy chucking me a few? :wink: :lol:

The IT Monkey
09-18-2007, 01:35 PM
I'm sorry, should have known better than to say that in front of you jackals. ;)
What I should have said is that I have access to purchasing for cheap a bunch of these as I am the IT guy for a largish company.

The IT Monkey
09-19-2007, 01:51 PM
The Plan is progressing nicely... see above for updates.

Ughmahedhurtz
09-19-2007, 02:28 PM
The upside-down laptops had me chuckling.

And the beer is always a nice touch. ;)

The IT Monkey
09-19-2007, 02:31 PM
And the beer is always a nice touch. ;)

It's not beer... it's NEW CASTLE. And all my gaming sessions include it.... well, everything I do includes it.... except driving and working.

The IT Monkey
09-19-2007, 06:07 PM
And here is the finished set up...



Just kidding... but don't make fun of THAT multiboxer.

Edit: Decided that photo was WAY to big to put in the forums. You can see it HERE (http://www.cs.helsinki.fi/u/hprajani/phun/1167850001208.jpg).
And it's a joke.

MrLonghair
09-19-2007, 08:50 PM
Awesome. First time I see doubledecking done right.

Los
09-20-2007, 12:52 PM
upside down laptops, brilliant, haha, keep it going man!

Lance
09-20-2007, 02:49 PM
Lol nice one...I esp liked the bottle of newcastle brown ale...that made me laugh. I didn't even know that was sold in the us.

The IT Monkey
09-21-2007, 01:50 PM
If they didn't sell the NC in the US I would have to move to the UK.

Lance
09-21-2007, 02:55 PM
Hehe all you ned now is one of these to wear while you play and you will be an honorary geordie. :)

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/newcastle-united-football-shirt-newcastle-utd_W0QQitemZ180159212466QQihZ008QQcategoryZ106486 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

The IT Monkey
09-21-2007, 03:12 PM
Hehe all you ned now is one of these to wear while you play and you will be an honorary geordie. :)

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/newcastle-united-football-shirt-newcastle-utd_W0QQitemZ180159212466QQihZ008QQcategoryZ106486 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

So, kind of a funny story.

I had a buddy who was going to Liverpool for a couple weeks and it was around xmas so he asked me what I would like as a present from his trip. I am not a sports fan in any big way but I am aware that New Castle is (in order of importance to me) 1) a delicious Ale 2) A place in England and 3) has a football team. So I asked for a jersey from the New Castle football club.

He returns with said Jersey.... and what is this? New Castle's Football club is no longer sponsored by New Castle Ale... it is sponsored by something called Northern Rock.
/cry
/pout
/scream

Now when I wear it not only do I look like I work at Footlocker (an American sneaker store who's employees dress as referees) but it also has some (beer? radio station? male performance enhancer?) company I have never heard of embroidered across the front.

Now I hear New Castle Ale is once again sponsoring the the club... /sigh. Can't win for trying.

Shogun
09-21-2007, 03:31 PM
Northern Rock is a British bank, been in the news alot lately with talk of it going bust :)

Shame about the shirt, get one on ebay.co.uk and have them ship it to the US ;)

Lance
09-21-2007, 03:55 PM
Lol yeah they have a new sponser now so I linked to an older replica shirt. The one I linked to was only like $5 though so worth a punt. :)

Scribbler
09-22-2007, 02:05 PM
What specs are the laptops? Either a model number, or just CPU type/speed would be nice. :)

The IT Monkey
09-22-2007, 09:24 PM
Dell Inspiron 1100 with P4s and half a gig of ram.

Bradster
09-25-2007, 07:31 PM
Monkey I must give you props on what you call your white trash setup lol. Youíre pretty damn clever. Iím really impressed with what you did here. Just awesome.

Bradster
09-25-2007, 07:34 PM
And here is the finished set up...



Just kidding... but don't make fun of THAT multiboxer.

Edit: Decided that photo was WAY to big to put in the forums. You can see it HERE (http://www.cs.helsinki.fi/u/hprajani/phun/1167850001208.jpg).
And it's a joke.

What's the big idea, how did you get pictures of my other computer?

The IT Monkey
09-26-2007, 02:08 PM
Monkey I must give you props on what you call your white trash setup lol. Youíre pretty damn clever. Iím really impressed with what you did here. Just awesome.

Just thinking outside the box is all... didn't want a "permanent" setup, need something I could easily take down.

Thanks for the cudo's though... ;)

zanthor
09-26-2007, 05:30 PM
Ok... that "other" picture is too much... the M2 50Cal is over the top, I see an AT4 single use rocket launcher, an AK47 with collapsible stock, a M60 7.62, a M16 with an M203 underslung... a shotgun I can't identify, another 40mm grenade launcher (not underslung)... a SAW and several other weapons I'm not familiar with...

Hard to tell specifics from the picture, but if they aren't replica's thats a shitload of firepower to be sitting unsecured. (Some would argue that having that much firepower available makes it secure).

Any idea the context of that other picture?