Running two instances of the same game

Hi everyone,

**this was originally posted in the gaming forum, but I thought this worked also.**

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. The only way I can think of doing this is to setup a virtual PC, and then disable one set of mouse/keyboard items from Device manager in that configuration, and disable the other set in the regular Windows. That will maybe work.
  2. I tried doing this with EVE Online and Macro's but it was a fail so I just ran it on a separate system.
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