Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Video Game News › [Valve] SteamOS Announced
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[Valve] SteamOS Announced - Page 52

post #511 of 587
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kaldari View Post


If you're talking about your main rig, no. You could make a small partition and mess around with it I suppose, but you wouldn't be gaining anymore functionality than what you're already getting through the normal Steam client in Windows. You would be installing this on another piece of older or inexpensive hardware to easily expand your Steam library to other parts of the house. I'm sure they'll also offer other apps like Netflix, a web browser, etc., so you can use it as a media hub/HTPC as well. If the game requirements are low enough, you can choose to run the game locally, rather than streaming.

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shrak View Post


No.

SteamOS is not really intended for your main rig. It's strongest point is that of a console / htpc type of situation, thus the Steam Box. A big part of it is it is running Linux but can also stream your entire library of Windows games from your main gaming rig. SteamOS won't be a viable standalone product until more games come out for it or Linux in the near future ( although, that depends on the person, as I can live just fine with the native Linux games right now ). If you want to play Windows (only) games, then you need to continue using Windows, or set up another box to use as a streaming device.

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by anubis1127 View Post
 

 

That would be one way to do it.  Usually with typically Linux distributions like Ubuntu, or Debian, which it seems SteamOS will be based off of, a bootloader gets installed, so when you boot your PC you can select which OS to boot into.

 

Thanks for the answers guys. I actually think I know what SteamOS is right now and the best situation to use it.

post #512 of 587
This looks pretty cool. I actually use a controller in the living room for my gaming anyways. This all should just make it easier. If anyone wants to join the hardware beta, you can add me as a friend and I'll do likewise to you. steam ID "ruggercb".

EDIT- I'm so smart that info is now in my Sig.

EDIT 2- I now realize just how odd it is that until about a year ago, I was 100% linux on my desktop, and the main reason I switched was for Windows gaming. It'd be ironic if I were to go back to linux for gaming.
Edited by ruggercb - 9/27/13 at 11:28am
Crazyhorse
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
X5650 Gigabyte GA-X58-USB3 ASUS STRIX GTX 970 ASUS STRIX GTX 970 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
12 Gig Crucial DDR3 1600 Samsung 840 LG BD-ROM Cooler Master Hyper 212 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 HP w2338h Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Corsair HX650 
CaseMouse
Corsair Carbide 300R Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX 
  hide details  
Reply
Crazyhorse
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
X5650 Gigabyte GA-X58-USB3 ASUS STRIX GTX 970 ASUS STRIX GTX 970 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
12 Gig Crucial DDR3 1600 Samsung 840 LG BD-ROM Cooler Master Hyper 212 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 HP w2338h Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Corsair HX650 
CaseMouse
Corsair Carbide 300R Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX 
  hide details  
Reply
post #513 of 587
I see no point in getting this since it wont give us exclusive next-gen console games! I already got a PC to play with and 'might' get a next-gen console for their exclusives. So what does this Steamy thing offer us? Nothing but a optional Consolised PC!
post #514 of 587
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eagle1911 View Post

I see no point in getting this since it wont give us exclusive next-gen console games! I already got a PC to play games and 'might' get a next-gen console for their exclusives. So what does this Steamy thing offer us? Nothing but a optional Consolised PC!

Makes it so you can use your PC to game on in any room in the house with a monitor or TV in it. If this pans out...IF...I will will probably move my gaming PC into my server room and just stream games off of it to low powered completely silent and small machines around the house. I might even stick it in the ESXi Host and give it the GPU pass through and get rid of even more hardware.
My System
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
2600K @ 4.7GHz Asus P8P67 B3 GTX 580 EVGA Hydro Copper 2 GTX 580 EVGA  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
4x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws bunch of 'em Blu-Ray For movies Windows 8.1 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
24.4" Hans G HH251 X2 Yamakasi DS270  Blah 1000watt Super Flower 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Built into Desk Microsoft SideWinder X8 Comfy one... Creative Extreme Gamer 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
2600K @ 4.7GHz Asus P8P67 B3 GTX 580 EVGA Hydro Copper 2 GTX 580 EVGA  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
4x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws bunch of 'em Blu-Ray For movies Windows 8.1 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
24.4" Hans G HH251 X2 Yamakasi DS270  Blah 1000watt Super Flower 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Built into Desk Microsoft SideWinder X8 Comfy one... Creative Extreme Gamer 
  hide details  
Reply
post #515 of 587
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm View Post


Makes it so you can use your PC to game on in any room in the house with a monitor or TV in it. If this pans out...IF...I will will probably move my gaming PC into my server room and just stream games off of it to low powered completely silent and small machines around the house. I might even stick it in the ESXi Host and give it the GPU pass through and get rid of even more hardware.

 

Do you think streaming will be flawless?

 

Also how will this streaming work?

 

Lets assume that I have my main rig as my sig rig, how DO I stream to my TV? Via Steambox?

post #516 of 587
Quote:
Originally Posted by iARDAs View Post

Do you think streaming will be flawless?

Also how will this streaming work?

Lets assume that I have my main rig as my sig rig, how DO I stream to my TV? Via Steambox?

There hasn't been many details released yet, but...

supposedly they are setting up a string of network protocols to make a tool that will take the display of your main rig and pass it through to the SteamOS machine and the input from the SteamOS machine back to your sig rig over your home network.

I am a little skeptic of it because if this was possible I'd be doing it now, but there is just no good tool to do it. I've assumed that was because it just didn't work. There are some tools out there like Splashtop, but they just can't do too much with heavy graphics and sound. I have a feeling this will only work for the games that are little more than flash games. I will happily be wrong though.
My System
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
2600K @ 4.7GHz Asus P8P67 B3 GTX 580 EVGA Hydro Copper 2 GTX 580 EVGA  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
4x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws bunch of 'em Blu-Ray For movies Windows 8.1 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
24.4" Hans G HH251 X2 Yamakasi DS270  Blah 1000watt Super Flower 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Built into Desk Microsoft SideWinder X8 Comfy one... Creative Extreme Gamer 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
2600K @ 4.7GHz Asus P8P67 B3 GTX 580 EVGA Hydro Copper 2 GTX 580 EVGA  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
4x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws bunch of 'em Blu-Ray For movies Windows 8.1 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
24.4" Hans G HH251 X2 Yamakasi DS270  Blah 1000watt Super Flower 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Built into Desk Microsoft SideWinder X8 Comfy one... Creative Extreme Gamer 
  hide details  
Reply
post #517 of 587
Nvidia shield does it fine, SteamOS will do it better than that. All that needs to be sent is h.264 video and the input, we have the bandwidth in our homes to do that, Valve is working on lowering the latency problem.
NanoBench
(21 items)
 
STHTV
(8 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k maximus iv gene Gtx 780 Classified G.Skill Trident X 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
adata sx900 Watercool MO-RA3 420 bitspower tank Swiftech MCP35x2 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK-Ram Monarch x4 Clean Ek MIV-Gene Fullboard EK 780 Classified VGA Cooler EK Supremacy Clean 
CoolingMonitorKeyboardPower
Aquaero 5 LT Crossover 1440p QuickFire Tenkeyless Seasonic x-750 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Dimastech Nano g700 Mionix Propus 380 Onkyo HT-R290 
Other
MDPC Sleeve 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k asrock z77e-itx gtx 650 ti boost gskill ripjaws x 
Hard DriveOSMonitorCase
adata sx900 256 antec khuler Sony Bravia silverstone sg05 
  hide details  
Reply
NanoBench
(21 items)
 
STHTV
(8 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k maximus iv gene Gtx 780 Classified G.Skill Trident X 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
adata sx900 Watercool MO-RA3 420 bitspower tank Swiftech MCP35x2 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK-Ram Monarch x4 Clean Ek MIV-Gene Fullboard EK 780 Classified VGA Cooler EK Supremacy Clean 
CoolingMonitorKeyboardPower
Aquaero 5 LT Crossover 1440p QuickFire Tenkeyless Seasonic x-750 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Dimastech Nano g700 Mionix Propus 380 Onkyo HT-R290 
Other
MDPC Sleeve 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k asrock z77e-itx gtx 650 ti boost gskill ripjaws x 
Hard DriveOSMonitorCase
adata sx900 256 antec khuler Sony Bravia silverstone sg05 
  hide details  
Reply
post #518 of 587
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeeThruHead View Post

Nvidia shield does it fine, SteamOS will do it better than that. All that needs to be sent is h.264 video and the input, we have the bandwidth in our homes to do that, Valve is working on lowering the latency problem.

Did the Shield have latency issues? I haven't even heard or read any thing about the shield since it launched. It is like it dropped of the planet.
My System
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
2600K @ 4.7GHz Asus P8P67 B3 GTX 580 EVGA Hydro Copper 2 GTX 580 EVGA  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
4x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws bunch of 'em Blu-Ray For movies Windows 8.1 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
24.4" Hans G HH251 X2 Yamakasi DS270  Blah 1000watt Super Flower 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Built into Desk Microsoft SideWinder X8 Comfy one... Creative Extreme Gamer 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
2600K @ 4.7GHz Asus P8P67 B3 GTX 580 EVGA Hydro Copper 2 GTX 580 EVGA  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
4x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws bunch of 'em Blu-Ray For movies Windows 8.1 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
24.4" Hans G HH251 X2 Yamakasi DS270  Blah 1000watt Super Flower 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Built into Desk Microsoft SideWinder X8 Comfy one... Creative Extreme Gamer 
  hide details  
Reply
post #519 of 587
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm View Post

Did the Shield have latency issues? I haven't even heard or read any thing about the shield since it launched. It is like it dropped of the planet.

I think Shield has pretty much been relegated to a portable Android gaming device with better controls than a phone now. These announcements overshadow all of its streaming capabilities for most people interested in such a feature for most people I would think.
Bueller
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770K 4.7Ghz @ 1.36v Asus Sabertooth Z77 Gigabyte Windforce 780 Ti 3GB 16GB Corsair Vengeance 1866 9-10-9-27 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
256GB Samsung 840 Pro + RAID1 2TB 7200 Hitachis LG 6X Blu-ray Burner Corsair H100i Windows 7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VG236HE XArmor U9BL-S Enermax Galaxy Evo 1250W Corsair 600T 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G500 SteelSeries 5L O2DAC -> Corsair SP2500 (or O2 amp and Beyerdyn... 
  hide details  
Reply
Bueller
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770K 4.7Ghz @ 1.36v Asus Sabertooth Z77 Gigabyte Windforce 780 Ti 3GB 16GB Corsair Vengeance 1866 9-10-9-27 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
256GB Samsung 840 Pro + RAID1 2TB 7200 Hitachis LG 6X Blu-ray Burner Corsair H100i Windows 7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VG236HE XArmor U9BL-S Enermax Galaxy Evo 1250W Corsair 600T 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G500 SteelSeries 5L O2DAC -> Corsair SP2500 (or O2 amp and Beyerdyn... 
  hide details  
Reply
post #520 of 587
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm View Post

Did the Shield have latency issues? I haven't even heard or read any thing about the shield since it launched. It is like it dropped of the planet.

This video only mentions the sound being off. But I assume there is a little latency, that's pretty much a given but I doubt it'll be enough to be bothersome to most. And by most, I mean people that actually care about every thousandth of a fraction of a second which... isn't too many. The strong point will be casual games, any fast paced game will likely be better on PC for the time being. Though, I spent a summer running ethernet throughout my house into every room, so I won't be using wireless, so likely get a bit better performance.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Video Game News
Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Video Game News › [Valve] SteamOS Announced