Introduction: 3D TV Split Screen Gaming (SimulView)

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            Have you ever played a split screen multiplayer game with your friend but got defeated only because he was "screen peeking'? Now you can play on your 3D Tv without having to worry worry about that! With an adjustment to your 3D mode and tweaking a pair of Movie Theater glasses, you can play without having to buy a "SimulView 3D TV" that can cost a lot of money for a small display. Also, regular SimulView glass can cost up to 15 dollars each, but using this technique im going to show you, you can make it for almost no cost! (will work on any console)

Step 1: Making the Glasses

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     Now I'm going to show you how to make the special SimulView glasses.

What you need:

     1. A small flat-head screwdriver
     2. 2 Movie theater glasses
     3. SuperGlue (optional)

To you make your SimulView Glasses, it causes the glasses to not have the "3D" effect anymore, So if you still want to keep the "3D" effect I recommend you get another pair to make these with.

Steps:

     1. mark the glasses
          -put a black piece of tape on the  right lense of one pair and put a blue piece of tape on the left lense of the other pair
          (tape is optional but is great if you don't want to get confused)
     2. Pry open the glasses and take out the marked lenses
          -the pictures down below are a pair of glasses that were broken
           but I'm using them as an example of how to pry them apart
     3. Swap the marked lenses
     4. Glue (or tape) the glasses back together 



Step 2: Changing the 3D Mode

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        To overlap the two halves, you must change your 3D settings. On your TV remote, press "3D", hit OK, then select the one that has the split screen of type of your game (horizontal split, or vertical split). 

Warning: Only CERTAIN TVs have this options (They must be PASSIVE)

Step 3: Have Fun Gaming

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     Now you can play without screen peeking!!! Every time you want to play, just turn on 3D mode to split screen! 

Comments

YukonDeeDee (author)2013-02-19

I know about this item that fits any tv ...computer monitor ..... that you use to play split screen games on and you don't need to buy special glass and its not going to cost you an arm and leg to buy .... I know it works cause my brother and step father tried it and enjoyed it so much they played split screen games for 2 days straight with no sleep ... do you know of something like that on the market ??....

RIU (author)YukonDeeDee2013-02-20

A possible item might be a hdmi splitter, but you would have to have a computer moniter that support hdmi input. Then you would have to manually zoom in on your part of the screen (whether it be top or bottom) Other than that, there might be software out there that you can first run your hdmi output to, that will split your video image. If none of these were the way that your brother set it i have no further ideas. (And also, if you happen to use a comp. moniter, be sure to use the right ratios or the images might be super stretched to an unplayable extent)

MageE1 (author)RIU2015-09-14

can you help me find/can you make a program to do this with normal monitors/laptops with red/cyan?

MageE1 (author)2015-09-14

can you help me find/can you make a program to do this with normal monitors/laptops with red/cyan?

skhan102 (author)2014-04-15

Which glasses are tapped with blue and green tapes 3d glasses or simple glasses

JACKBARRY (author)2012-10-25

genius i will tell my friends there just normal glasses and i can screen cheat
mwahahahahah

Cavechild (author)2012-09-19

Nice work!

What model TV are you using for this?

RIU (author)Cavechild2012-09-19

Thanks!

-a LG (55LW5300)

ironsmiter (author)2012-09-17

Nicely organize guide.



Active would seem to be able to work the same way... but a bit more expensive if you screw up.

by severing the wire to one lens sync signal, and soldering it into the other lens sync line... you would get a pair of glasses with lenses that blink at the same time.
by making a pair of left blinkers, and a pair of right blinkers,

The only REAL kicker I can see in that theory is... my 3dTV doesn't HAVE that nifty button in the middle of the remote. I'd have to either feed the tv a custom signal from a 3d-capable computer video card, or figure out how to hack the heck out of the game counsel of choice.

RIU (author)ironsmiter2012-09-17

Your right, on an active TV, you have to buy $15 glasses, where as on passive TVs you can go to the movie theaters and use those.

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