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DagShadow

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I'm trying to set up multiple bridges, I'l like to run more than one main screen from the same MacMini (newest generation, completely up to date), I'm more of a Window tech, but even reading other forums, I'm not successfully getting multiple instances to run.  Any Mac experts able to put their $0.02 in?  I'm working with my local SciFi literary club to set up 8 Bridges, I'm good on the networking, and have most of everything worked out, I've even started playing with adding DMX into the setup (my day job is in the Networking and AV realm, mostly video teleconferencing).  I'm using a windows computer as the server and one main screen, and the rest of the main screens have comps, but I'm trying to run 3 main screens from the mac to free up enough computers for all the stations.  Thank you for your help.  
DagShadow

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I've used https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9L2_e_LhdGA and https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1rE1psJGY5fTz-sCB9FzVEou4_tagozU_2VQODVTh2ro/viewform to install two differnet versions of wine on my macmini, this is allowing me to run two instances of artemis one in each wine application.  Does anyone have another they recommend with Artemis?  This might solve my problem, Thank you in advance 
William

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I would just like to get some clarification. As I understand this post you were setting up 48 machines to become an armada of eight bridges. You were trying to use a Mac Mini for 3 main screens or 3 stations.

I see your problem that you can't use the graphics capability of the Mac Mini to give you three monitors . Please detail your hardware layout . Are you using thunderbolt output and breakout, USB graphics?
DagShadow

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The issue is getting 3 instances of Artemis running, I'm using the HDMI port and 2 thunderbolt ports (one adapted to HDMI and one to VGA) on the macmini, I'm driving 3 screens (well 2 projectors and one 60" screen).  I am using them as extended desktops no problem.  The issue I'm having is that each Wine program is only allowing one instance of Artemis, I partially bypassed this by installing PlayOnMac and WineBottler. Both are working so I can have 2 copies of Artemis running at the same time, though I'm having audio issues with WineBottler (doesn't matter for this application, more than one playing sound at a time has it's own issues, I have sound figured out another way).  I'm running the other main screens off of various windows desktops each driving two screens, I'm trying to avoid using 2 main screens on the server (placement issues as well as not wanting to slow the server down with 48-96 Program instances connecting to it (depending on the number of fighters)).

MacMini Specs
2.6GHz

2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz) with 3MB on-chip shared L3 cache

Configurable to 3.0GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz) with 4MB on-chip shared L3 cache.

 1TB (5400-rpm) hard drive
8GB of 1600MHz LPDDR3 memory
Intel Iris Graphics
OS X El Capitan
William

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This may help.

http://www.addictivetips.com/mac-os/run-multiple-instances-of-any-app-on-your-mac-with-an-applescript/


I have not tried this .
William

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Did you get three instances of Artemis up and running?
DagShadow

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I actually swapped locations of the mac Mini and windows machine and am using a USB video card for the third monitor. I'm going to spend some more time with this later, but I'm going with the work around for now. Thank you. 
DagShadow

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And I do have 3 instances of Artemis working on the MacMini as well, thank you for your help on this.  
William

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With that work around are you able to get three instances of wine bottler working?
DagShadow

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I found a setting in the play on Mac version of wine that lets me run multiple instances inside the same instance of wine. Now I can open as many as I want, just like in Windows.
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