Ok, so here's my fun situation. I have a consistent bridge crew of three, including myself, but we have a plethora of hardware. We have three computers to use for consoles, all of which support multiple monitors, two extra monitors, and three Android tablets. That's just off the top of my head.
The standard layout assumes one screen per person. And the way we play, the Captain (me!) works a console full-time during the game (i have a fast food background, this isn't as strange as it may sound), so we can easily field a three-person bridge crew.
So, what do we need to do to make consoles that work for us? Here's what we do now:
* Designate one or more Android tablets to float, usually running science and/or relay
* We each grab multiple consoles so we can switch between them
* Designate roles for combat, when you can't really switch between consoles
What we *really* want is to be able to have the 5 console/6 player experience with just the three of us, and we have plenty of hardware to make that possible.
So, any suggestions? Are we going to have to hack the source to get consoles that work for us? (We're willing to do that, two of us are programmers, one (me) is quite experienced)