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is there a way to use resources of the desktop by a laptop or tablet for mobile gaming

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May 27, 2014 11:54:37 PM

I was wondering since I recently got a radeon 280x and a i7 if there was a way I could do something similar to shield some sort of virtual machine or somthin so I could be using my desktops hardware but playing a video game on a tablet with wireless mouse and keyboard (sounds dumb I know) or a laptop using my main machines resources for around the house?

my laptop aint nearly graphics powerful as my desktop so this would be ideal if it could be done. if so what software would I want or any ideas on how to implament this?

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May 28, 2014 12:15:06 AM

With the laptop, you are now able to stream you games via steam from your gaming machine to your laptop, so long as they are both on the same network and can manage to encode and decode the video stream at a sufficient rate. I don't know of any options to do the same with a tablet though.

I have never actually done this myself so I don't have any firsthand experience with it but I know it can be done and I believe the Tom's did an article on it a month back or so when it was still in beta, so it might be worth finding that
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May 28, 2014 12:56:44 AM

hmm, well I don't play any steam games, origin I do. such as battlefield4 (wich I aint bought yet) SimCity online and elderscrolls online and guildwars 2of and counter strike global offense wich is steam but I don't really use it anymore
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May 28, 2014 12:58:41 AM

In that case, you would have to try virtual machine, but the catch is it may well be laggy because of it.
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May 28, 2014 1:14:10 AM

I have no idea how to use virtual machine these days or what the best software for that would even be. it would be worth giving it a try whats a good VM software nowadays
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May 28, 2014 1:17:13 AM

I really don't know as I have never needed to use it before, you might need to start a new thread to get it answered though.
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June 9, 2014 12:08:31 PM

You can use remote desktop, but even on a fast local connection, things will lag a bit.
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June 9, 2014 3:18:22 PM

yea I will have to try that out. any suggestions for remote desktop possably any free software you know of? iv never used remote desktop so not sure wich maker would be better and if theres a freeware. or is it included in windows 8.1 somewhere. I believe I have home edition
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June 10, 2014 5:55:20 AM

WINTERLORD said:
yea I will have to try that out. any suggestions for remote desktop possably any free software you know of? iv never used remote desktop so not sure wich maker would be better and if theres a freeware. or is it included in windows 8.1 somewhere. I believe I have home edition


Windows systems have the remote desktop app built in, Android you'd have to download one.
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