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Is it possible to play a game installed on another computer via remote connection?

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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
May 26, 2013 5:53:10 PM

I have two computers connected over ethernet. One is my custom gaming computer, and the other is a really old (~2007) Dell laptop with a REALLY nice 1920x1200 screen. I've always wanted to see how high end games like BF3 would look on this monitor, but the laptop is obviously far to weak for such software.

I have already tried using Remote Desktop Connection to connect, but it doesn't support 3d games. Is there any software out there that would let me do this, even if the performance would be heavily impacted? Thanks!

The laptop is running Windows 7 Home Premium x64 and the desktop is running Windows 8 Pro x64.

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May 26, 2013 6:46:30 PM

There are devices for wirelessly streaming 1080p video from a PC to a TV or projector, you could theoretically use one of those to stream the video output of one PC's HDMI output (assuming the gaming PC has HDMI out), but the problem is that laptops, if they have an HDMI port, it is going to be an OUTPUT port, it will not handle input. As far as I know, the only way to generate input for display on a laptop is internally, i.e., though the laptop's video sub-system, which is fed internally to the display.

You would have to look for software that is designed to transmit video from one PC to another over a network. Back in the mid-90s I used the Unix X-windows standard to generate graphics display data from one workstation and display it on another over an Ethernet network, but it was a CAD application, not the tons of data that a 3D game generates. And that was using X-windows, which does not exist on Microsoft Windows.
May 26, 2013 6:55:57 PM

Anyone take a look at my thread? I go through every step including inputs.
May 26, 2013 7:06:06 PM

Sorry, I didn't notice your last thread with the link, I'm guessing it came in while I was trying to compose my response. It looks interesting, and it seems like just what the OP is looking for. Is Streamer free? I can't tell from the download page.
May 26, 2013 7:09:54 PM

The streamer is free, but the usb over network is not, although there are ways to get it for free. I use it all the time and love it.
September 23, 2013 11:54:51 AM

Fishwithadeagle said:
I created a thread tutorial for this a while back. Here is the link:

No one seemed to take an interest so, but I use it all the time.
I have the same issue as you.

Hi Fishwithadeagle, I reviewed your guide and seems very interesting. I will test it and see what happens.