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Old 05-29-2008, 09:18 AM   #1
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running applications and games remotly?


Is there by any chance a program that will allow me to use another machines resources to run an application?

My notebook is rather older now with a chip set that has no 3D support at all (sis 670 mirage II), what I am trying to do is figure out a way i can connect to my desktop and use my desktop as a work horse?
Meaning it would render everything server side and then send the data to my notebook instead of having my notebook to the work (seeing how it can't with the limited hardware it has.)
 
Old 05-29-2008, 09:52 AM   #2
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Hi, this isn't possible / logical. 3d support (OpenGL / DirectX etc...) is a hardware thing in the main. It doesn't make sense for another machine to do that. The whole point is that the card is given raw data and spits out graphics the other end. Doing this remotely would somehow mean that the graphics are rendered, unrendered sent across a comparatively narrow channel (100mbps network) and then re-rendered by the hardware locally...

buy a better card / don't use those apps / make those apps be less graphcially intensive.
 
Old 05-29-2008, 09:49 PM   #3
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I figured so, I was hoping to use wine just to play 2D type games, but I don't think that can be done, 3d and direct draw are one renderer now called wine3d, to my understanding anyways, it's not possible to use a 2d app without a 3d card.


Thanks anyways.
 
Old 05-29-2008, 10:17 PM   #4
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I figured so, I was hoping to use wine just to play 2D type games, but I don't think that can be done, 3d and direct draw are one renderer now called wine3d, to my understanding anyways, it's not possible to use a 2d app without a 3d card.


Thanks anyways.
The problem, as someone said above, is that not network can match the bandwidth of and agp 8x bus, which if my memory serves correctly is around 2.1 GB per second (not to speak about pci-e).

Well, a network wouldn't need 2.1 GB/sec to serve your purpose (that's only the theoretical agp 8x bus limit, no card that I know of actually fills that bandwidth -and hence why I think that pci-e is has only been done to rip our wallets-). But it still would be much more speed than any regular network :P

About that wine3d thing. I think you mean that, all the stuff related to directdraw (2d) is done -in wine- using direct3d (this has been done to save some coding and is giving very good results). Still, I don't think you need a 3d card to play old 2d games.

I am not a master though, so I could be wrong. Anyway, it all depends on what do you want to run. If you talk about really old games, maybe you should be looking into dosbox or dosemu instead
 
Old 05-29-2008, 11:45 PM   #5
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I am not a master though, so I could be wrong. Anyway, it all depends on what do you want to run. If you talk about really old games, maybe you should be looking into dosbox or dosemu instead
Already installed.
I also have wormux installed, but sadly it is not exactly the same
And there is no replacement for Jazz Jackrabbit, I know of yet.

The problem is that disabling opengl in wine's compile options doesn't fix the non-3d issue. wine3d still requires 3d acceleration. so I guess i will need to buy a better laptop. oh well.
 
  


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