Single Status Update
I am going to, soon, run some more tests with streaming games. I already did Rocket League and American Truck Simulator and both worked out fine. I could tell the CPU had a few spikes of 100% usage (it kept itself at around 75-85% usage, in average. I've been monitoring it while streaming) and watching back the footage I could see frame drops at the moments I recall the CPU usage capping out but for the most part, things have been going well in these tests. If the next tests spit out good results, I might start making game streams somewhat frequently.
Games I plan on playing to test what I can stream and if they work well with the stream, I'll just play them whenever I stream games:
- Rocket League (tested - approved)
- American Truck Simulator (tested - approved)
- Euro Truck Simulator 2 (not tested - certainly will be approved, given that it is about the same as ATS)
- BeamNG.drive (not tested)
- D'LIRIUM (not tested. Should be fun to stream this one)
- Legends of Equestria (not tested)
- Them's Fightin' Herds (not tested)
- Doom (not tested)
- Horizon Chase Turbo (not tested)
- Garry's Mod (not tested)
Those are it, for now. I'd LOVE to play Spyro Reignited Trilogy but the game costs 150 bucks in my region. I don't even know if my processor can handle that game, anyway. It should, I think, but I don't know how well it would. Let alone while streaming. Still, I'd love to play that live. Then again, my PC can handle Yooka-Laylee and that has similar graphics, so I guess it would be ok with Spyro.
In the meantime, I'll continue doing art streams. That I know works out well and honestly? Since the past two streams went well enough (more than one person showed up! ) I will do some more and continue if people keep coming. Truth be told, not only I like having the company of people watching me do art live, but it somehow has helped me feel motivated to do it. And motivation has been my most major issue in the past few years. If I can stay motivated, I can become active art-wise, again! I'd LOVE to stream art every weekend. So long as public come over to watch/enjoy it, of course.
For games, I'll use YouTube. For art, I'll stick with Picarto. I thought about using YouTube for art streams as well, but YouTube's WAY TOO picky about music, so I'd have to be extra selective on what I have playing in the background and that is just not fun, at all. So better to only do games over at YouTube, when streaming.
Mt thoughts exactly, Cheeseburger. lol That and potentially some parts of Garry's Mod (I have a buttload of addons on Gmod). I was going to include Minecraft in the list as I would like to stream that for certain, but that one I can already tell will be a no-no for streaming. Even on regular play it already takes up a LOT of processor and RAM and runs with low FPS. If I attempt to stream that, the computer will come to a near halt, for certain. I do need to upgrade to a modern system. :'c
I certainly want to stream D'LIRIUM, the most.