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Steam BETA broadcasting
« on: December 02, 2014, 06:13:07 pm »
Anyone had much chance to play with the new Steam broadcasting/streaming feature.

I did. It completely wrecked my fps when one person started viewing. Hoping after my upgrade this should sort it.
Anyone else get huge fps drops?

I think Steam broadcasting is a great idea though. You can set it to friends or just anyone. Plus you see what the player sees so no more hacking ;))))
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Re: Steam BETA broadcasting
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2014, 06:18:57 pm »
Oh, and a question.

I set my broadcast so that anyone could view it. Sure enough some random people joined the session.

However......
I cant find out how they found my game. Like where is the public hub/channel browser for example??
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Re: Steam BETA broadcasting
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2014, 06:32:51 pm »
I put my shit on public so anyone can watch me game. I like it so far. In the past I would get people asking me to stream random shit and I would be too lazy to set up obs, but now they can just watch any time. Cool feature imo.

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Re: Steam BETA broadcasting
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2014, 06:36:35 pm »
I put my shit on public so anyone can watch me game. I like it so far. In the past I would get people asking me to stream random shit and I would be too lazy to set up obs, but now they can just watch any time. Cool feature imo.
Definately. If they get out of BETA and fix the FPS thing its definately onto something. Like you say, friends can just hop on in and dont have to own the game to watch


This will also help stop cheaters in tournaments too perhaps?
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Re: Steam BETA broadcasting
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2014, 06:43:27 pm »
However......
I cant find out how they found my game. Like where is the public hub/channel browser for example??


Here I think

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Re: Steam BETA broadcasting
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2014, 06:48:16 pm »
thats it, cheers
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Re: Steam BETA broadcasting
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2014, 06:49:52 pm »
I tested it out and had to stop because of fps drop. It was weird I wasn't getting any sort of drop on my net graph but there was a noticeable difference in frames.

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Re: Steam BETA broadcasting
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2014, 06:51:42 pm »
I tested it out and had to stop because of fps drop. It was weird I wasn't getting any sort of drop on my net graph but there was a noticeable difference in frames.
good, not just me then. We'll put that down to the fact its in BETA eh
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Re: Steam BETA broadcasting
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2014, 06:55:25 pm »
maybe... I've never streamed before so it could just be its to much on my stuff. From what ive looked into though I think it is a little more intensive than normal. Ima keep with it though I think it could be fun to mess around with.

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Re: Steam BETA broadcasting
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2014, 07:23:07 pm »
maybe... I've never streamed before so it could just be its to much on my stuff. From what ive looked into though I think it is a little more intensive than normal. Ima keep with it though I think it could be fun to mess around with.
I can't get it to start again. It started once and then i typed "quit" into console instead of disconnect when I wanted to join another server. Now I can't get it to start up again.

However, I am very familiar with this "FPS thing". My CPU never got anywhere over 30%. The "sluggish" response times/fps is the exact same feeling of when I tried using NVENC (or Shadowplay) and used a strong preset. My FPS didn't drop, but it didn't feel smooth and I would stutter occasionally. It happened when i was copying over too much data per second from my GPU. So, looks like steam's shit is using the GPU, but over taxing it.

 

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