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LawsonThompson

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Don't have time to test this now, but... what about running an Amazon EC2 instance hourly to host your games?

And when you shut down the machine, the charges stop. You could in theory have an Artemis box sitting waiting to host the game on-demand.

Search the AWS marketplace for "nvidia" to find the nVidia official version.

Seems like it would just cost a few dollars to try out, but I don't have the time right now. Someone want to take the bait, um, try it? This might be a way to host an Artemis server on a VERY fast connection, not dependent on a home-grade ISP and such.


https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/B00FGB60MK?ref=cns_1clkPro

ORBX Cloud Game Console is the world's first turn-key high performance cloud desktop solution specifically designed for streaming high-end remote graphics and games. Use this AMI to stream a Windows based virtual desktop, hosted in the cloud, to a web browser anywhere in the world. - Unleash the full power of the cloud on your favorite games and graphics applications. Offering nearly 2x the GPU power of an XBOX ONE on G2 instances, the ORBX Cloud Console delivers next generation gaming 'out of the box. - Access your performance intensive games and applications from any device, regardless of your operating system or device performance. - Your applications seamlessly render with clarity in HD due to OTOY's next generation ORBX(tm) Video Codec. - Stream your applications using OTOY's native client application (available for Windows, Linux and iOS), or go plugin-free with ORBX.js on any modern browser (including Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, and Internet Explorer). - Includes OTOY WebCL(tm) remote graphics driver - the only OpenCL 1.2 GPU runtime for NVIDIA GRID. Please email SDK@webcl.com for more info.



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This would allow you to control the game on the cloud server, right? If so, does it specify any bandwidth ammounts it provides you? I couldnt find any in that description or the EULA.
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I'm under the assumption that normal Amazon EC2 charges apply:

  • Baseline cost per hour the server is running
  • Inbound bandwidth is free
  • Outbound bandwidth is $0.12 per gigabyte.

I could imagine that hosting an Artemis server on Amazon for an evening might cost as little as $5 if it doesn't need a massive heavyweight instance.

'nuff talking, I'm gonna try it...

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I'd need to mess around with it. The best application of this would be for the RP, in which case we would have some 60-70 instances connecting up (30-40 people, most with 1 or 2 instances, me with like 9). If it doesn't cost TOO much, it may work...
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Tricky part is remoting in. OTOY's browser client didn't work well for me. TeamViewer thought it was running on a server (duh) and immediate suspect it was "being used in a commercial environment". That leaves VNC as the tool of choice to remote in and manage the Artemis server UI (which might actually work).

Already spent my $0.80 on it; might revisit some other day.

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LT, did you ever explore this further?
In my experience I guess its many years back at this point, sound in particular over VNC/RDP was pretty choppy. Wonder if that's been improved at all these days? I got out of the server admin game about 5 years ago. Doing networks exclusively now. The idea of streaming games is very intriguing in general for high end PC gaming. If the home PCs are basically just acting as terminals, then everybody could have access to bad ass machines for running their games. Of course all dependent on server response time and quality of screen streaming.

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Wow, there's a blast from the past!

Here's a bit of cleverness: now that Artemis is available on Steam, it seems possible to use Steam in-home streaming and a VPN connection to an Amazon instance to do this.

https://lg.io/2015/07/05/revised-and-much-faster-run-your-own-highend-cloud-gaming-service-on-ec2.html

I'm going to give this a try sometime. Note that if you have a new Amazon account you'll need to hit the account billing panel and request a limit increase.

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