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19 minutes ago, Mogster said:

 

It's not supported I'm afraid, so probably not the best choice. ;)

Really? It used to be

 

A quick Google shows they removed a load of games due to publishers not wanting them on the service. Weird. 

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Well, Project Cars on a 15Mb/s connection with everything on Ultra was Just Fine. Get a client for my TV and I might be sold.

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2 minutes ago, deKay said:

Well, Project Cars on a 15Mb/s connection with everything on Ultra was Just Fine. Get a client for my TV and I might be sold.

Ohh - I have PC2 - hopefully that is supported.

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That's shit I can no longer play resi 2, mhw or Street fighter, all which I bought via geforce now steam. 

 

Anyone got a spare witcher 3 steam code knocking about? 

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21 hours ago, tronied said:

I was tempted by this as I'm paying nearly £30 for the Shadow Instance currently. However, whereas with Shadow I actually get a PC I can install and run anything I want, this seems a lot more restricted. I typed in a bunch of games and none of them are supported. Instead of providing a search box maybe it would have been easier for them to show me what was supported instead! I must admit, the price is very tempting at £5 especially if you do get 4k with RTX. The massive turnoffs currently though are again lack of supported games and many of your messages above stating that the streaming quality is rubbish.

 

I really find it hard to believe that Shadow has beaten both Google and Nvidia on decent streaming tech. Being able to run Gears 5 on a 5-10mb connection in a coffee shop and not really notice any image degredation or performance impact is a real testament to how good it is. Saying that though, I will keep an eye on this service and if it does expand its game selection then I might be tempted to dip my toe.

 

[EDIT] From reading the other thread... so can you install unsupported games? If so, that would be a big plus point for this.


why would anybody pay £30 a month for access to a remote PC? You could buy a PC with the same specs for £30 a month.

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1 hour ago, gooner4life said:

why would anybody pay £30 a month for access to a remote PC? You could buy a PC with the same specs for £30 a month.

 

Where can you buy a gaming PC for £30 a month which gets hardware upgrades included? I paid £30/mo when I signed up for the GTX 1080 equivalent and I'll be paying £30/mo for this new RTX 2080 spec which gets rolled out next month. I used to drop a couple of grand on a gaming PC which would last me 3-4 years, but this achieves the same thing for less (£30 * 12 * 4 = £1440).  Not to mention having the freedom to play games on the go wherever I am. I travel quite frequently and being able to game on a tablet by hooking up a controller to play some Gears 5 or RDR 2 is amazing. Heck, I can even stream on my mums connection who lives out in the sticks if I'm so inclined.

 

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying it's perfect but it suits me perfectly which is why I've stuck with it. If something else comes along that is the equivalent for cheaper (like this GeForce Now if they sort out the games compatibility) then I'll switch, but for the moment I can't see a better alternative.

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My WiFi is terrible and keep getting spotty connections on the Macbook. Will need to get an ethernet adapter if I am going to use these services I think. If that happens I'd have to go for Shadow I think. Might cost a little more, but gives me full access to all my games. 

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5 minutes ago, deKay said:

Anyone know how to change the resolution GeForce Now runs in?

gointo the game menu :P...or do you mean the video mode, thats in the options on the Now program, settings, streaming quality

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55 minutes ago, tronied said:

 

Where can you buy a gaming PC for £30 a month which gets hardware upgrades included? I paid £30/mo when I signed up for the GTX 1080 equivalent and I'll be paying £30/mo for this new RTX 2080 spec which gets rolled out next month. I used to drop a couple of grand on a gaming PC which would last me 3-4 years, but this achieves the same thing for less (£30 * 12 * 4 = £1440).  Not to mention having the freedom to play games on the go wherever I am. I travel quite frequently and having the freedom of gaming on a tablet and hooking up a controller to play some Gears 5 or RDR 2 is amazing. Heck, I can even stream on my mums connection who lives out in the sticks if I'm so inclined.

 

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying it's perfect but it suits me perfectly which is why I've stuck with it. If something else comes along that is the equivalent for cheaper (like this GeForce Now if they sort out the games compatibility) then I'll switch, but for the moment I can't see a better alternative.

no idea where you could get something that seemingly matches the specs shown here https://shop.shadow.tech/gben/pre-order

for the price you asked about...nope...https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/VbTWzN nope....no idea atall... :P (note, i just chucked that together, and im a little drunk, somebody with some time could prob do a FAR better job of getting a well priced system for the money)

 

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6 minutes ago, 5R7 said:

gointo the game menu :P...or do you mean the video mode, thats in the options on the Now program, settings, streaming quality


No, I mean resolution. It streams at what looks like 720p regardless of what I play or the settings within  the game (when the game is obviously higher resolution). All the Steam GUI is tiny but indistinct in the middle of my 5K monitor!

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ah...that...i dont know...it could be that is the native res of the steam box that pops up, so it looks tiny in the middle of your screen? mines 1440p...but...the pop up box looks like its in the middle of a 1080p screen? as its bigger than the box that pops up on my monitor.

Im not a big user, i just wanted to try it as seemed interesting ...and it just...works!? lol

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48 minutes ago, 5R7 said:

no idea where you could get something that seemingly matches the specs shown here https://shop.shadow.tech/gben/pre-order

for the price you asked about...nope...https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/VbTWzN nope....no idea atall... :P (note, i just chucked that together, and im a little drunk, somebody with some time could prob do a FAR better job of getting a well priced system for the money)

 

Great... obviously equal in portability then? I look forward getting a hernia trying to lug that around with me. That used to be an option for me when I was primarily at home. This offers me the freedom to game at home on my 4k monitor or on the go with my tablet.

 

As I said this option is not perfect as £30/mo is obviously not cheap, but for what it offers me as an alternative to what I was paying periodically along with the flexibility for me can't be beaten.

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29 minutes ago, deKay said:


No, I mean resolution. It streams at what looks like 720p regardless of what I play or the settings within  the game (when the game is obviously higher resolution). All the Steam GUI is tiny but indistinct in the middle of my 5K monitor!

You pick it on the initial nvidia games menu, highest is 1080p at 60 fps which you can lock in it. Various interfaces are very strange sometimes though. 

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16 minutes ago, tronied said:

Great... obviously equal in portability then? I look forward getting a hernia trying to lug that around with me. That used to be an option for me when I was primarily at home. This offers me the freedom to game at home on my 4k monitor or on the go with my tablet.

 

As I said this option is not perfect as £30/mo is obviously not cheap, but for what it offers me as an alternative to what I was paying periodically along with the flexibility for me can't be beaten.

well...you could get a slightly lower spec but higher spec...(i7(6core 12 thread), but 2070 max q) gaming laptop for £1500 from PC specialist...as long as you dont include the bullshit £100 windows cost! which, isnt dependent on having internet.

 

i also genuinely dont see how they can be putting titan rtx cards in there for the price?  it seems odd to go from 2080, to titan, not 2080ti. but hey, its a moo point, you cant get it till next year if youre new!

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This is just about the perfect streaming service for me. Had a quick go earlier on my MacBook with Sonic Mania and it was flawless.

 

Streaming services either need an all-you-can-eat selection (like Game Pass), or the ability to play games you’ve bought elsewhere. I will never pay £40/50 for a streaming-only version, which is the main problem I have with Stadia.

 

The user interface is a little shonky in this though, but I’m sure it’ll get better with time. How do you link it to your Epic Games library?

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22 minutes ago, Paulando said:

The user interface is a little shonky in this though, but I’m sure it’ll get better with time. How do you link it to your Epic Games library?

 

It's the same as Steam I think. You just launch a game linked to the Epic store then sign in when it asks you. Unfortunately you don't seem to have a choice when a game is available on both services, as you'll only have access to the supported version. If you own a game on the Epic store but not Steam, and Geforce Now offers the Steam version, then you'd have to buy it again on Steam to play it.

 

 

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This sounds good. I've never liked the idea of streaming as a full on alternative to playing on a local machine but a low monthly price and (most importantly) the ability to play my own purchased steam etc games on a handheld device as a supplement to playing on pc is pretty appealing. I've been considering some sort of gpd win type device lately but this would probably be preferable if it runs well.

 

Can't use it here though as they seem to have farmed it out to softbank who are running a "closed beta".

This doesn't surprise me, despite the fact that I could play streaming games on geforce now here years ago when I bought my Shield Portable and I assume nvidia were running it themselves here.

 

Tried signing up to the free tier via vpn but all the servers are in Europe and the USA and (I assume due to that fact) it looks like puke and runs like dirt (not the service's fault I know).

 

The fact that I could use this service several years ago and now I can't despite everything being the same on my end is one big reason I'd be reluctant to "buy" games on a streaming service.

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Signing up for a premium account activated a 90 day free trial. Tried this last night. Never had a PC for gaming and am using it to finally play Disco Elysium on my MacBook. Works perfectly. Really impressed.

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On 04/02/2020 at 20:16, Flub said:

Ass Creed Odyssey looked absolutely awful.

 

It may be the game. I tried this on the PS4 remote and it was terrible. Where as Spiderman was really good.

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2 minutes ago, Hamus said:

 

It may be the game. I tried this on the PS4 remote and it was terrible. Where as Spiderman was really good.

 

It defaulting to 720p didn't help. Upping it to 1080p cleared a lot of that up to a point where if that was my only way of playing it would have been fine. The video compression is still a bit too agressive for my tastes though.

 

 

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Steam has a long-standing issue that they claim is not an issue, where a game installed via Steam has the ability to escalate its admin rights. They say it's not a problem, as you install it yourself and some games just need it. Security experts point to how this could lead to malicious software.

 

https://amonitoring.ru/article/steamclient-0day/

 

Valve don't seem to give many fucks. But I do wonder if this kind of thing is behind the strange restrictions we see on services like this - games may need to be individually vetted.

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You know, I tried steamlink on my TV - laptop in the same room - and it was awful.

Graphical lag was one thing, controller inputs were ridiculously laggy.

Much better to plug the lappy in via HDMI.

 

Doesn't help this thread, I guess it shows how problematic any streaming can be. I was shocked at how bad it was.

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Steam home streaming was great for me back when I used it though, although that was over a wired network to a desktop PC. I've not noticed any noticeable lag issues with GeForce Now either, even with a mouse which is impressive.

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The style of game will massively effect your experience. Iv used this for slower games like resi 2 and its flawless, your faster games go to shit. 

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Just tried this on my shitty old Samsung tablet teatherd to my phone while in the office and was able to play Arkham knight using Xbox pad with no input lag at all - very impressed 

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58 minutes ago, carlospie said:

The style of game will massively effect your experience. Iv used this for slower games like resi 2 and its flawless, your faster games go to shit. 

 

Doom was flawless for me with mouse and keyboard controls. It's really quite impressive.

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58 minutes ago, Mogster said:

 

Doom was flawless for me with mouse and keyboard controls. It's really quite impressive.

Sorry I meant faster, online games. Mk11 online or pro evo just don't work due to the minor delay times 

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