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Has anyone tried running FS2 on a large TV?

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Mito [PL]:
Just keep in mind that in higher resolutions (4k) the HUD might become really small compared to the rest of the screen. But if you don't have a 4k TV or feel fine with using a lower resolution, that shouldn't be an issue. You'd need to try it out first.

I gave it a go a while back playing on my 65" lounge TV at 1080p (the tv is 4k native). I found the limiting factor was not the display but the control method. Using a flight-stick on the couch is a bit awkward. I got it working pretty well with the Steam Controller. By adding Knossos as a 'non-steam game' you can set up profiles to launch when it runs. I think you'll be able to do this for a normal xbox controller too. I used the back button as a mode/layer shift. I had a mouse mode for the menus, and two modes in game in order to get enough bindings (you could probably use button combos to avoid needing an extra layer here tho) It was a bloody mission to set up, but it worked well when done.

I have the mouse/KB on a small table on wheels, which can be used from either an office chair or recliner. I actually prefer it close up for FS2, so the TV fills up your field of view.


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