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Socoder -> PC Gaming -> Rainway - Game Streaming

Sun, 14 Jun 2020, 13:34

Rainway - Game Streaming

Since the whole "Mac/Win & iPad" thing was a bit of a dud, I've been wondering what else I might do with the setup.
I tried SteamLink, and.. dear god, that was awful!!
Since the MacMini 2015 has a terrible Intel gfx chip, SteamLink threw a wobbler, and I was getting something like 128x64 resolution at 5fps..
And, god, I wish I was joking!!

I figured the whole thing was a bit of a damp squid, due to the gfx chips.

Tonight, however, I heard about Rainway, and thought "worth a try".

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Footage recorded on the iPad of a Windows game, running on a Mac!
It's not 100% lag free. I'd say about 3 or 4 frames out. Enough for me to bugger up whilst trying to play this.

But my games tend to be quite twitchy.
I then tried running Dolphin (Timesplitters 2 FTW) and it did run nice and smoothly, except for the odd stutter.. except the stutters weren't the streamer's fault, they were the emulator.
In all, it was actually doing a mighty fine job of streaming the game.

I'm now slightly more tempted than I have been in a long while, to buy a half decent PC that can run things beyond Portal/Half Life 2, so I can potentially run it in a comfortable iPad setup..


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Sun, 14 Jun 2020, 13:44
Nice flapping, esp with frame lag

I'll be keeping with my ol' rig until the wheels fall off again, specs below:

AMD A8-3870
16GB DDR3 1333MHz ram
Samsung EVO 360 1TB SSD
Geforce GT 730 2Gb DDR3 gfx card

Nothing fancy aside from arguably the slowest part of the machine, the SSD, which has made everything so much more usable again.

What PC are you unning currently? Is upgrading a possible option instead?

Speedy SSD & nicer GFX card combo possibilities?

Web / Game Dev, occasionally finishes off coding games also!
Sun, 14 Jun 2020, 13:49
MacMini 2015, not really easily upgradable
Laptop, not really easily upgradable.

So.. not really..
To be honest, if I did buy a new PC, I'd probably take the opportunity to redo from start, clear out a lot of old junk lying around, and maybe even shuffle around my bedroom a bit, too.. do the whole kit and kaboodle...

... and then I look at the piles of games, DVDs, vhs tapes and all those sodding Star Trek starships, and think... .. nah, maybe not!!

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Sun, 14 Jun 2020, 13:51
Further thought...

I wonder if PS5 will have Remote Play...?

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