Running two instances of the same game

Hi everyone,

This question isn't a "game specific" question or whether or not my computer can handle the processing power. I want to run two of the same games on one computer--I know it allows me to without errors and they each function properly separate from one another. I would be using two monitors with the two games open on both screens.

The real problem comes in when I need to control each "task/process" with a different set of keyboard/mouse. It's not a matter of being able to plug in 2 keyboards and 2 mice, but how I delegate the mouse/keyboard to function only for the specific process--that way I can control each game separately from one another without the computer getting confused which input i'm using.

I'm using Windows 7, and am thinking something like this might be possible in linux? Maybe I need to download some odd software? Or maybe it's not possible at all--the reason I'm posting here.

Let me know what you think.
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  1. A brief search got me here:

    These guys claim that their software does the trick. There is a 30 day trial version you can download.

    I have to ask though: Why would you want to do something like this?
  2. I play a game called Heroes of Newerth with a buddy. Usually he plays on his laptop that was on it's last legs the past couple days and finally crapped out. I was really just curious about the whole ordeal, but guess I'll give it a try sometime. Thanks for the help--let me know if you can think of anything else.
  3. Is there any free software that does virtualization with gaming ability?
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