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DirectX over Remote Desktop?

Discussion in 'Windows OS and Software' started by Peon, Apr 23, 2011.

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  1. Peon

    Peon Notebook Deity

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    Has anybody tried this? How well does it work?

    If it can provide a near native gaming experience, I'd seriously considering ditching a discrete GPU in my next laptop...
     
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    Texanman Master of all things Cake

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    There are only 2 programs I know that do this....OnLive which requires you to have a internet connection to their servers.. and theres another program called
    StreamMyGame its simular to OnLive but you use your own computer to be the game server... the free version only streams in 800x600 but its cheap to upgrade.. I have never used it my self but friends say it works well on wifi
     
  3. Peon

    Peon Notebook Deity

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    So I take it the only thing that works without 3rd party technology is Aero?

    That's kinda disappointing, I must say...
     
  4. Amnesiac

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    Can you imagine the latency of this type of service?

    Also, you will need a router that is capable of handling a bandwith large enough for streaming 1080p at full quality - which is a lot.
     
  5. Texanman

    Texanman Master of all things Cake

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    Not really... remote desktop is a way to manage machines from afar.... not for playing games

    http://www.streammygame.com/smg/index.php will work for what you want but make sure you set it up right
     
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    Lithus NBR Janitor

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    You need to have at least a 6 Mbps connection to stream live HD video. You'd be lucky to have over 1 Mbps uplink for cable or DSL.
     
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    Aero is supported across RDS in a Virtual Desktop Deployment using Hyper-V when SP1 is installed and if the Server has an Aero Enabled Video Card...
     
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    chimpanzee Notebook Virtuoso

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    I believe the client needs to be W7 SP1 and server(RDP host) must be 2008 R2 in order to have these video performance enhancement. IOW, fat chance for people on this forum as 2008 server is not a cheap item.
     
  9. Peon

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    Err, I never intended to take this outside of the house...

    Aero has always been supported over Remote Desktop in Windows 7 Ultimate, even before SP1. IIRC, it's also supported in Windows Vista Business and above, but it's been a while so I can't say for sure that I'm not just remembering wrong.

    What I'm now interested in is 3D gaming, especially on lesser versions of Windows 7.

    I got Server 2008 R2 through the Microsoft Action Pack. It's only $329 and you get tons of other software too, including 10 copies of Windows 7 and Office 2010, which should be more than enough to upgrade all computers in an average household.

    I don't think anybody actually pays retail pricing (aka FPP aka the shrink wrapped boxes in Best Buy) for Microsoft software... If they do, they seriously need to do more research and comparison shopping because virtually everybody qualifies for some sort of discount or other. I mean, even the DIY desktop crowd goes for OEM Windows licenses rather than retail ones.
     
  10. chimpanzee

    chimpanzee Notebook Virtuoso

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    Let's see the requirement for that

    https://partner.microsoft.com/40016470
     
  11. Amnesiac

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    Oh really?... I have it.
     
  12. chimpanzee

    chimpanzee Notebook Virtuoso

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    good, tell him how does it perform.
     
  13. aylafan

    aylafan TimelineX Elite

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    3D gaming over Remote Desktop would require at least:

    1. Remote Desktop application with real 3D graphics support (not generic 3D drivers). I think... Not exactly sure.
    2. higher FPS in Remote Desktop because it seems the screen flickers even on normal video playback or at least audio is sometimes out of sync.
    3. high bandwidth over Internet (not so much LAN)
    et cetera.

    I think it's possible in the future with some improvements to Remote Desktop, but you have to admit it is much faster on Windows 7 than older versions.

    P.S. Remote Desktop was never designed for gaming. So good luck finding a solution to this.
     
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