Screenshare to play Games.

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by boganrulz, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. boganrulz macrumors member


    May 27, 2007
    I was just wondering if anyone else had tried this?

    Tried out left 4 dead 2 using my mac mini, while controlling everything off my macbook air. apart from some lag, which i attribute to a lot of applications still open on the mini, and the wireless' ability to stream, it worked alright.

    i'm also wondering if you can make screenshare full screen on the computer you are using to control the other, cause it was a little tricky to control the FPS when the mouse went out of the window and stopped the gun whipping around and killing the zombie like it should!
  2. fs454 macrumors 68000

    Dec 7, 2007
    Los Angeles / Boston
    I don't think this is at all viable. The new MBA should run l4d2 maxed out or nearly maxed out at native resolution.

    Screen sharing is very, very laggy by nature.

    the gaming service OnLive does it the best I guess, but it still lags and the visual quality is pretty harsh.
  3. boganrulz thread starter macrumors member


    May 27, 2007
    ah well, looks like if i want it ill have to take up another 10GB of the 35 left :(

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