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I don't know exactly what to call this, but similar to "on-live", I would like to do that with my laptop and desktop. Games such as minecraft are completely unplayable from my laptop, and my desktop is quite a ways away. I'm wondering if there is a method that I could use my computer in the other house to play minecraft and stream it back to my laptop? Something similar to on-live, but with my own computer?

Cheers on input. I'm also not sure where exactly to put this. tongue.gif
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Remote desktop?
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In my experience a remote desktop has very low frame rates. It is fine for doing office type things or working with system files etc. but not a good idea with gaming. I haven't tried to do it for a long time though. Perhaps things have gotten better.
    
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Remote desktop?
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In my experience a remote desktop has very low frame rates. It is fine for doing office type things or working with system files etc. but not a good idea with gaming. I haven't tried to do it for a long time though. Perhaps things have gotten better.

I'll give it a shot. Any way of making it secure? I've heard remote desktop really opens you up.
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You might keep in mind you're going to need to very impressive bandwidth on both ends. Especially upload speeds. And that's assuming it works at all. Perhaps if you ran it windowed and turned all the detail down (I haven't yet tried Minecraft so I'm just assuming that sort of thing is an option).

There's supposed to be a way to integrate things like NES emulators into windows media center then stream that to a 360 (playing the emulated NES games on the 360), maybe you can do something like that with minecraft and slingbox it across the Internet. Okay that's not going to help with the mouse/keyboard part but I'm just brain storming here...redface.gif
 
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eVGA PCoIP is the closest thing I have seen to this, however you can't use your laptop but rather a host controller. RDP, UltraVNC will not work, they cannot render 3D graphics. You won't be able to even SEE games, let alone play them.

I did want to do something similar though.
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You might keep in mind you're going to need to very impressive bandwidth on both ends. Especially upload speeds. And that's assuming it works at all. Perhaps if you ran it windowed and turned all the detail down (I haven't yet tried Minecraft so I'm just assuming that sort of thing is an option).

There's supposed to be a way to integrate things like NES emulators into windows media center then stream that to a 360 (playing the emulated NES games on the 360), maybe you can do something like that with minecraft and slingbox it across the Internet. Okay that's not going to help with the mouse/keyboard part but I'm just brain storming here...redface.gif
That's what compression is for...

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[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRbEh_58XmI[/ame]
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Dude that is awsome! ^
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