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This is what Microsoft Flight Simulator looks like on three CRTs

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The last time I played a flight simulator it was on a Compaq monitor just like the one in the middle of retrotech YouTuber LGR's setup seen in the video above. This is clearly the best way to experience Microsoft Flight Simulator and I simply shan't bother to play it until I too can slide three CRTs side by side and play it like this. 

As LGR explains, "Those BEZELS, haha. Playing FS2020 on three CRTs using Nvidia Surround on Windows 10. They're displaying a whopping 3072x768 resolution at 60hz using Displayport to VGA adapters" They aren't even matching monitors, the absolute lunatic. It's worth noting that it's running at max graphics on a GeForce RTX 2080 Super. Also, that must be a real sturdy table to hold all that weight.

It's hard to focus on what's actually going on in the game with those distracting boxes on the shelf containing treasures like the Doom Trilogy and Commander Keen in Goodbye, Galaxy! but the ending is worth it.

Now if only those monitors were stacked vertically we'd be able to view the Melbourne monolith (opens in new tab) in all its glory.

Jody Macgregor
Jody Macgregor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was published in 2015, he edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and actually did play every Warhammer videogame.