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Can two persons play on one computer with separate monitors, keyboards and mice?

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Can't think of a reason to even try and accomplish that...if you've already got 2 of everything then just buy a second pc right? –  M.Bennett Apr 23 '13 at 20:04
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@M.Bennett I fail to see how duplicating hardware when one could do the job is ideal. Furthermore, I'll take a $1000 PC over two $500 ones - especially if the second one is only for light occasional use. –  mtone Apr 23 '13 at 20:32
    
i don't need two pcs because most of the time it's just me using. Friends come over but not often. At that time we want to play together or do separate stuff. –  lcc Apr 24 '13 at 17:00

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That's called a multiseat computer. So long as the computer is powerful enough and the game compatible, you can use one for gaming too.

Here's a video of two people playing Starcraft II on one computer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77hk2mYj-6U

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Can you provide more info? How does it work, etc.? –  mtone Apr 23 '13 at 20:18
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In the video they are using SoftXpand Duo 2011 which I've never seen but it appears to work well :) You can also use Windows Multipoint Server or various flavours of Linux. Newer versions of Fedora support multiseat out of the box. –  Colin Pickard Apr 23 '13 at 20:20
    
Cool. thanks Colin! –  lcc Apr 24 '13 at 17:01

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