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Remote using EVE

Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#1 - 2015-01-24 03:53:53 UTC  |  Edited by: AnnonOMous

I recently (about 2 months ago) invested in my first real gaming rig. Up until then, my PC gaming had always been on laptops. I know, bad moves but meh. For me, playing eve on min graphics and getting 30fps was a good day. It was all I'd ever known.

For my entire Steam library, I'm now able to use my crappy laptop (actually, it's not even a real laptop, just a Win8.1 Touchscreen Convertible. Which isn't powerful enough to run EVE, or most of my games, with it's own hardware) with max graphics thanks to the streaming/remote play feature now built into Steam (I forget it's exact name).

Which has led me to wonder, can I do the same with EVE?

For those who don't know about it, the steam feature runs the game as you would normally on the host PC, whilst on the remote PC you have cursor control and see the game as it's being displayed on the other machine. If the remote PC fails (the only reason for this I've encountered so far is my battery dying) the game still keeps playing as normal on the host. Edit: A few times my battery has died at some pivotal moment in-game and I've sprinted through the house to get back to my bedroom before my work to that point became undone. End Edit.

Now in my situation, I basically play the game in my bedroom, but then my parents will call me down for something trivial, like dinner or to watch a family film or to "socialise" (A very weird thing where you jsut talk to people using your mouth and ears whilst sharing the same airspace...). Also allows me to go to the toilet without interrupting my game. On my laptop, I just select the game I'm playing and then select stream and suddenly, my laptop is displaying the game and I can control it with the mousepad etc. I then just turn my PC monitor off and take my game downstairs. When I'm finished with the distraction, I go back upstairs, exit the stream and resume the game on my rig. Almost flawless movement between devices.

Unfortunately, I can't do this with EVE, hence my being here. I'm just wondering if there's some nice, simple software out there that will let me treat EVE like I handle my Steam games. I'm only looking for LAN control. Remote accessing my gaming rig and playing games over the internet seems a bit over the top. If for some reason I leave the house, it's normally for a reason more important than games. I know that's hard to believe, but there is.

I'm pretty sure that such software wouldn't be against EVE ToS/EULA/rules as it's merely a facilitator to allow my input to reach the server. I would liken what I'm asking to putting a USB extension cable, or 2, in so that you can use your mouse and keyboard further away from the core machine that actually processes everything. My first alliance in game was the United Corporations Against Macros (UCAM) so I'm a firm believer in anti-botting/macros, mostly because the folks who taught me the basics of the game also taught me that botting etc. is bad, not to mention against the rules.

Not really sure if there's anything more I can add, other than I tried various search terms but couldn't find anything useful, which is why I'm coming to the forums.

Thanks in advance.

Serene Repose
#2 - 2015-01-24 07:18:10 UTC
I never respond to AnnonOMous posts.


We must accommodate the idiocracy.

Don Purple
Simple Businessmen
The Initiative.
#3 - 2015-01-24 07:24:58 UTC
Google remote desktop application works ok.

I am just here to snuggle and do spy stuff.

Miomeifeng Alduin
Lithonauts Inc.
#4 - 2015-01-24 08:02:37 UTC
Add Eve to steam and launch it through steam on your laptop? only thing i can think of (i do not suggest adding your account to steam, just the EXE so you can use it through steam)
School of Applied Knowledge
Caldari State
#5 - 2015-01-24 11:13:39 UTC  |  Edited by: J'Poll
People still buy EVE through Steam?

Btw, look at teamviewer

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Pator Tech School
Minmatar Republic
#6 - 2015-01-24 14:58:12 UTC
I never had any success running Steam (and I am talking about since Steam launched) it was always so buggy whenever I tried so I just stayed away from it. In the end any function Steam does is done better by someone else.

If you use remote desktop as mentioned you may be amazed to find it works better as its a real light client.
#7 - 2015-01-24 21:56:08 UTC
Yeah .... its called Terminal Services or RDP or Remote Desktop Protocol.

at your run reqestor, type mstsc and press enter ... in the "computer" field on the little window that popped up, enter the IP address or name of the "host" PC.

Now, there is way more to it than this. (firewall, enabling on the host, etc) but that is what google is for.
Elena Morin'staal
Tribal Liberation Force
Minmatar Republic
#8 - 2015-01-25 09:36:54 UTC
J'Poll wrote:
People still buy EVE through Steam?

Btw, look at teamviewer

I've had moderate success using teamviewer on my work PC, to connect to my home PC, to play eve while I'm at work.

My job sucks.
Moonlit Raid
#9 - 2015-01-25 17:58:16 UTC
Windows built in remote desktop works just fine. I sometimes play eve on my phone.

If brute force isn't working, you're just not using enough.

Please Note: Any advice given comes with the caveat that nothing will be suitable for every situation.

Pok Nibin
#10 - 2015-01-26 02:58:59 UTC
Someone bought me a game "through Steam" once. Then emailed me saying I had to download Steam to play the game. So, there's this game on Steam that's never been played...virtually speaking. It was some FPS or other.

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Otherworld Enterprises
Otherworld Empire
#11 - 2015-01-26 08:12:37 UTC
I use VNC, has always worked great, from another computer or from my phone.


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State War Academy
Caldari State
#12 - 2015-01-26 12:56:57 UTC
J'Poll wrote:
People still buy EVE through Steam?

Btw, look at teamviewer

I played EVE before Steam was a usable reality, so the concept of using (ugh) steam to play is just abhorent. Let alone 'still' doing it. Cry

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jurgen b
Papal Zouaves
#13 - 2015-01-26 13:05:48 UTC
I believe if you play EVE trough steam, it brings you back into alpha stage.
Agent Unknown
School of Applied Knowledge
Caldari State
#14 - 2015-01-26 17:28:56 UTC
Splashtop. It's free for LAN-to-LAN usage ($1.99 a month to use it from remote networks or data service). It's also hardware accelerated and has native apps for most mobile devices. I like it. I also use teamviewer from time to time and that works well too.
Sexy Cakes
Have A Seat
#15 - 2015-01-26 18:34:26 UTC

Not today spaghetti.