I have a server in a closet at home. It's got an 8800 GT and a Q6600. It mostly serves files, transcodes movies for playback on my 360, and runs a TF2 server. I've got a gigabit network in my home, and have LANs here failry regularly.
My objective here is to discover a way to use a low power system to RDP or VNC into the server for lanning without having to move the server, as it is very delicate. I've had some success. Roughly 8 fps on small youtube videos, which is more than I initially expected. Does anyone have any experience with a high speed-high compression RDP or VNC client? Also insight into optimizing the mouse/keyboard would be very much appreciated.
Your missing the fact that running a game at 1024X768 fullcolor and 30FPS is roughly 6-700MB of bitmapped images a second. Transfer that over ethernet; its not possible to achieve that transfer rate, no matter what protocol or software you use.
The ability to encode and decode the image to a size that would be able to be transmitted over the network will be so slow, that it again wouldn't be feasible. At the theoretical best you'll only get 2-3 FPS in games, and the lag in reaction time between the two machines will be unplayable.
Ok, thanks, lol. I knew somehow this just wasn't making sense. I thought the OP was just trying to VNC for maintenance other light duties. I wasn't thinking he was trying to run the game's client remotely! Maybe that just a reflection of my lack of interest in gaming generally.
Yeah, running full motion video of any kinds, even say MCE, is always a problem. VNC/RDP assumes screen updates are relatively limited. And sometimes there are technical limitations if the app is using say overlays, and the remote desktop doesn’t support it (you’ll just get a black screen).