HAZZA24937
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Internet games Cafe

Wed May 30, 2012 12:31 pm

If a bunch of R-Pi's where set up to a larger machine doing all the processing and the R-Pi doing some video rendering could resource intensive games like first person shooters and Massive multi player games work?

felix123
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Re: Internet games Cafe

Wed May 30, 2012 1:02 pm

Look up RemoteFX. I'm not sure I see the point though.

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Re: Internet games Cafe

Wed May 30, 2012 2:11 pm

I guess you're looking for some kind of "local version" of OnLive?

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Re: Internet games Cafe

Thu May 31, 2012 7:13 am

AndrewS wrote:I guess you're looking for some kind of "local version" of OnLive?
I am just curious, my dream has always been to run an internet games cafe.
I am curious if 'toaster' running of a larger machine would be a cheaper option compared to individual gaming rigs.
(toaster are small desktop computers that only display video and actually don't do any local processing)
Would R-Pi's work as 'Toasters' in this situation?

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Re: Internet games Cafe

Thu May 31, 2012 8:07 am

I doubt it would work as you'd need more head room for fast graphics than the 256MB of Ram would give you. However, you could do this on a small scale with obsolete games at home.

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Re: Internet games Cafe

Thu May 31, 2012 9:28 am

You could use the Pi's as toaster 'computer' but there would really be no point considering the huge varity of specialy made device. I have been looking into linking up to 10 Pi's to create a SuperPi, but it's not looking great at the moment.
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Re: Internet games Cafe

Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:08 am

benedict3578 wrote:You could use the Pi's as toaster 'computer' but there would really be no point considering the huge varity of specialy made device. I have been looking into linking up to 10 Pi's to create a SuperPi, but it's not looking great at the moment.
Neat good luck with that, sounds like a fun and challenging project.

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