Steam streaming is the greatest thing to happen to a macbook pro

Zellio

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Esp. if the device you stream from is very powerful and does a 2560x1440 resolution or above. Was playing Ass Creed 4 and Bioshock Infinite at highest settings, 2560x1440, on my Macbook Pro earlier!
 

thundersteele

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So the games were running on your iMac?

I'm not sure I'm convinced that this is a big thing. Wouldn't the games look better on the huge iMac screen?
 

hallux

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The other benefit is that you can play games normally only available on PC on a Mac. It's like remote desktop for Steam...
 

thundersteele

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OK so I can put a desktop or a steam box in the basement and then play on my MBP without having the fan noise and heat? And I'm not limited by the built in hardware and I don't have to dual boot?

Yeah OK now it starts to make sense :)
 

hallux

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OK so I can put a desktop or a steam box in the basement and then play on my MBP without having the fan noise and heat? And I'm not limited by the built in hardware and I don't have to dual boot?

Yeah OK now it starts to make sense :)
I haven't done anything crazy, yet. I've launched a game to see if/how it works. It DOES trigger the dGPU in my MBP but I'm not sure what load it puts on the system or how hot it gets as I didn't keep it running long. I presume the "host" system needs to be capable of running the game in order to be playable as I imagine it would be doing most of the processing.

I also discovered that the games I somewhat care about are now available for the Mac also, with no further purchase needed.
 

Zellio

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You are receiving what amounts to a movie. As long as your machine can play a video at 2560x1440 or 1080p (and pretty much every gpu in the last 8 or so years can) you will be fine.

The host plays everything and you receive a movie, it's pretty much an in home onlive.
 

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