How to move game to secondary monitor

Introduction:

I’m writing this post to help others out. Recently, I wanted to launch a game, “Cities XL 2011,” on my secondary monitor. I Googled, and Googled, then when I gave up, I Googled some more. There is a lot of confusion out there and most threads that I came across didn’t have viable solutions.

Here’s what I’m running:

Dell Vostro 3700 laptop with a i7 Intel processor and a 20-inch screen, VGA chord to my Dell 24-inch monitor. My windows operating system is Windows 7.

Here’s how I was able to open the game and put it on my secondary monitor:

I opened the game. I let the game run. Then when I was on the start menu, I hit F2. This allowed me to see the window format with the maximize, minimize, close buttons on the top right. I simply dragged and dropped the running program on to my secondary monitor. Then I hit F2 again. I was able to move my mouse between both monitors. However, doing so causes the game to run slow, and when you come back to the game with your mouse, I had to let it sit for a few seconds to run at normal speed again.

Summary:

It was easy. There were so many complicated and unsuccessful solutions. I hope this helps someone in need. Of course this worked for my system and with this game. Results may vary. Enjoy!

-JT

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Win a trip for two to the 2011 SEMA show in Las Vegas

Hello everyone,

I’d like to dedicate today’s blog to SEMA Action Network. If you are not sure what SEMA is, please click here. Basically, the group is dedicated to protecting car, truck, and boat enthusiasts. They are our representative group to combat the U.S. government. The U.S. government along with state and local governments are constantly drafting new laws that directly impact our hobby. SEMA Action Network steps in says hey, not so fast. RPM Deals firmly supports SEMASAN.

SEMASAN has created a contest to increase their membership. They are calling on all SEMASAN members to refer new members. Please click here for the details. The winner will win a trip for two to the 2011 SEMA show in Las Vegas.

How do you feel about government and our hobby – working on our cars, trucks, etc?

Thank you and keep moddin’ your rides, for less.

-JT

 

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Honda NSX – Back in motion!

I love the NSX. A lot of people do. I’d venture to say, which is risky, that a lot of people like the NSX even though they may not like Honda, or even foreign auto manufacturers. Really, there is no such thing as a domestic automobile manufacturer but I digress. The NSX is coming back. And thank goodness. It’s going to be awesome, intense, and insane. I can’t wait. Although I don’t have enough piggybanks to pick up one of these bad boys, I can’t wait to see them ripping up the streets.

Motor Trend writes in an article on the soon-to-be new NSX, While the future production model NSX was expected to employ either a V-6 or V-8 with hybrid technology, Ito’s comment that, “we might just launch the car in limited numbers as is, with a downtuned V-8.”

It’d be super neato burrito if Honda did release a V-10 version which they’ve used in the Super GT racing series in Japan. However, given Honda’s likeliness to tone down a car, the market will probably see the V-6 or V-8 version as CEO Takanobu Ito said. All in all, it’s pleasant to see that Honda is making a move back to its racing roots. I hope they never forget that cofounder Soichiro Honda said that in order to be the best company, they have to win, not only in business, but win in racing sports.

JT

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NASCAR – Daytona 500 – The Great American Race – Bayne’s Awesome Finish

I haven’t sat down for a NASCAR race in a long time. I went to a NASCAR race in Fontana about a year ago. The reason why I actually watched for the duration of the race, well between beer dashes, was because of the nature of event. Like it or not, Dale Earnhardt was and is NASCAR. He died in a crash on turn four at Daytona 10 years ago making this the 10-year anniversary of his death.

I don’t really have a favorite driver. I root for Kasey Kahne because my brother likes him. I like to cheer for Bill Elliot whenever he’s in a race given that he was my dad’s favorite driver at one point. But on this past Sunday, I wanted Dale Jr. to win for emotional reasons. Ethos didn’t play a role in the finish on Sunday.

The race was awesome. Awesome in that there were a bunch of crashes and minus a few flaring tempers, no one was seriously injured. The finish was intense. I was super bummed when Jr. crashed – we all were.

After a few moments of disbelief, we began cheering for Bayne. He turned 20-years-old the day before. Spoil alert! Bayne ended up blocking another seasoned driver right before the end to take the victory. You can read about it here.

All in all, it felt good to sit around with family and friends and watch good ole’ American racing. Even with the tricked out Integra in the driveway or the Honda-themed garage…we held our hands up with the number three and remained silent on lap three. RIP #3.

JT

Did you watch the race? What did you think?

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Old Blog Posts

Here are some old blog posts before I switched to WordPress. Enjoy!
January 26, 2011 – WordPress Press

I want to have a better blogging system for RPM Deals. I feel that I need a blogging system that can better handle comments and whatnot from you, the customer. So I’m looking in to WordPress as we speak. I’ll get it synched up thanks to a friend of mine. Hopefully this blog thing will look legit in no time. In the mean time however, keep modding your rides for less!

-JT

January 18, 2011 – Worried About Security
So I’m moving to a new spot this week. I’ve been fortunate enough to have a garage at my last two residences. I typically won’t move somewhere unless there is a garage. However, recent unforseen events have me scrambling and I’m moving here now.
This is where the worry comes in. I’ve visited this house many times for almost two years now.

Typically I would drive my daily here. On occasion, I’d bring out the project car. And when I did I would make sure to park in front of a car. Now that I’m here on a more frequent basis I won’t have the comforting luxury.There are some cats around the way that fit the profile of the hoodlums that steal cars. I’ve worried a lot about this over the past few days. So I was thinking today at work, I can’t stop them, if it happens I won’t be justified if I retaliate because I won’t know who did it for sure…so all I can do it befriend them.

I stopped by Smart and Final tonight and picked up a 24-pack of Corona. Next move, give it to my neighbors and ask them to keep an eye out.Same danger, new approach, ya dig.

-JT

Saturday, January 8, 2011 – Funk in the Trunk

So I had a thought the other day. I’ve had three cars with three sound systems and each car has had a leak in the trunk. I typically drive with the volume pretty loud. The gorillas in the trunk like to beat their chest. What I think happens, and I’m not sure, but I think the shake, rattle, and rolling vibrates the taillight housing against the car’s frame. The gasket in the middle of all this crazies takes a beating and overtime, I think, deteriorates.

If you have a water leak in your trunk, first try and diagnose it by running water over your trunk and spotting a fresh water stream. I like to take out everything, then fold my rear seats down, and close the trunk, run the water, then look in the trunk from inside the car with a flashlight.

And in case you were wondering, I’ll be ordering taillights gaskets for my 2002 Honda Civic this week.

JT

Sunday, January 2, 2011

It’s January 2, 2011. So awesome! We’d love to hear from our customers. Please visit the contact page and tell us your thoughts, what you like about RPM Deals, and what you don’t like. Shoot us an email. We look forward to reading your emails.Saturday, January 1, 2011RPM Deals would like to warmly and excitedly wish all of our customers a Happy New Year! Eat, drink, be merry, and keep modding your rides…for less!

Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 marked the creation of RPM Deals where we strongly believe in modding your ride for less. This was a very interesting year indeed. RPM Deals has some very important changes coming in 2011. We’re going to add another tab where you’ll be able to read a fictional story involving…you guesses it cars.And we’re going to try and establish more connections and push for better deals for you. Check us out as we’ll be hitting up Facebook and Twitter.

At the end of the day, this is a website dedicated to people who loves cars. We love cars too. We just think we can help you do more with that wallet, bank card, credit card, piggy bank, or loan. So stay tuned for a revving year in 2011!Happy New Years.

JT

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“The Honda Myth” by Masaaki Sato

I’m reading this book called “The Honda Myth” by Masaaki Sato. I purchased this book over six months ago. I really just started reading it about four months ago. It’s around 500 pages. It’s a great book but if you aren’t really in to Honda then you probably won’t like it. Me, I love Honda so I really enjoyed it. The main jest of the book discusses the business strategies and situations that Honda faced from it’s initial inception to about 2000. There is an “Update” at the end of the book which I started reading tonight. That might take the book’s timeline into the 21st century.

All in all, if you love Honda, get it. I don’t really want to say too much more because I don’t want to ruin it for someone. Instead, I’ll pull out a quote.

“Arriving back in Narita from Detroit, Honda headed straight to Roppongi, rather than to his own home from the receiving, against the mortuary tablet that commemorated Take Fujisawa. ‘I didn’t win this medal alone. Roppongi, it was given to the two of us.”

“The Honda Myth” by Masaaki Sato

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New Garage New Layout

So I’m moving in to a new pad. The two car garage was murdered by musician who decided to install a sound proof room. So unfortunately, it is now a one car garage. But whatever. I’m going to make the best of it. I’m going to Costco to pick up these slick heavy-duty black steel shelving units. I’m going to get two and line the back wall. I’m also going to pick up a tool chest to neatly lay out all of my tools. The current system, or lack thereof one, isn’t going to cut it in the spot.

I’ve already told my family and friends that I’ll have a sweet setup so I’ll be able to help them out. First order, change out the brakes on my bro’s 2000 GMC Sierra. I’m going to swap him the brake job for some of his Southern styled home cooked slow cooked ribs. Now that’s how you do it!

-JT

 

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