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Baldurs Gate 3

jsaving

Adventurer
With Stadia you basically use their hardware to run games and then see the result streamed to your monitor/device. So yes, it is actually designed let you play games your hardware isn't able to handle.
 

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Li Shenron

Legend
I haven't really played a videogame in ages, but I've been very interested in BG3 since last winter's previews.

Those of you who are playing it with Stadia, what kind of internet connection speed do you have and how does the game hold up with it?
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
It's my first time with Stadia. Basically, if you can stream a YouTube video, I imagine you can stream a game? They're just streaming the image to you.

For me, it stutters occasionally and it's not as hi-res as I'm used to seeing in games, but it works fine. And needed no downloading or installation. Very convenient.

The selection of games on Stadia seems pretty small though.
 

MarkB

Legend
Yes... It will run on basically anything iPhone, iPad, andriod phone/tablet, mac or pc of any quality as long as you can run the chrome browser. it should work. The game itself is running on servers in google's farm and streaming to you.
Another nice aspect is that you don't need to install anything. You can be playing the game within a few seconds of buying it, instead of several hours.
 

MarkB

Legend
Those of you who are playing it with Stadia, what kind of internet connection speed do you have and how does the game hold up with it?
I have standard broadband, and the game runs pretty much like streaming a high definition movie. There's no perceptible lack of responsiveness to the controls, but if things get particularly 'busy' - particularly if there's a visually complex spell effect - then there can be video compresssion artifacts as a result. And it's generally not right up at the maximum resolution I'd be able to achieve if I were playing the game locally.
 

Li Shenron

Legend
I have standard broadband, and the game runs pretty much like streaming a high definition movie. There's no perceptible lack of responsiveness to the controls, but if things get particularly 'busy' - particularly if there's a visually complex spell effect - then there can be video compresssion artifacts as a result. And it's generally not right up at the maximum resolution I'd be able to achieve if I were playing the game locally.
Yes I certainly don't expect too much in terms of resolution. By standard broadband do you mean 10 Mbps or 50 Mbps? According to Stadia website, you can get 720p resolution at 10 Mbps but it actually still works.
 

MarkB

Legend
Yes I certainly don't expect too much in terms of resolution. By standard broadband do you mean 10 Mbps or 50 Mbps? According to Stadia website, you can get 720p resolution at 10 Mbps but it actually still works.
10Mbps. And that sounds about right for the resolution I'm getting.
 

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