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This post will hold historical data of all the hardware upgrades shadow underwent for now its just placeholder Still need to get dates and specifics straight but afaik GPU went from a 1070 to a 1080 to the new tiers now there was also the CPU upgrades 2.1 to 3.2 to 3.0 Ghz and new tiers. unsure if there was anything else before.
Do you struggle using shadow on 2.4 GHz WIFI in a densely populated area because your PC does not support 5Ghz? If the answer is yes this post is for you!
Hi everyone, throughout this post i will try to explain the pros and cons of 2.4Ghz wifi and what you can do to try and mitigate the issues as well as how 5Ghz can solve many of those problems. 2.4Ghz and its limitations So the biggest issue with 2.4Ghz wifi signal is that within a densely populated area such as an apartment building the WIFI signals from everyone’s independent routers will overlap, causing interference which in turn will cause ping spikes and packet loss for you when using shadow. So if you see a lot of networks from your laptop this might be your issue. look at the next image for an example of overlapping networks that will cause issues! 2.4Ghz network overlaps What can you do? You can see on the image that there is no free channel available, no matter the channel you pick, you will always overlap with other networks. Now your situation may be different, maybe you have a couple of channels you can see are free and wont overlap with any other
So you come from the wonderful land of consoles and want to know more about the even-more-wonderful world of PCs? -Yes, that is a totally objective statement right here. This topic is for you! Here, we’ll help you understand how to make the most out of your Shadow! To do so, we invite you to check these different subjects: Settings: because not everyone has the same prerequisites at home, nor the same devices, bandwidth, etc. we strongly recommend to customize your SHADOW to your specific needs. In order to do so, we invite you to read this article to learn how to use the settings in Shadow! Controllers: want to connect your Xbox or PS4 controller with your Shadow? Then check out this article where we explain you how to do it, step by step. If you don’t see your favorite controller or device, ask a question to the community! Shadow Ghost: missed our Shadow Ghost offer? Don't worry, it will come back! How does it work? Just connect it to any screen to turn it
Up until recently, Shadow only offered 256GB of Storage. However, you are now able to purchase more storage at an additional monthly cost. However, if you do not want to pay for extra storage, or still want to make sure you are making the most of available space on your Shadow, here are some quick tips on freeing up some space :). Tip 1 - Windows Updates This is a HUGE culprit when it comes to storage on pretty much any Windows 10 machine. When Windows 10 Updates, it creates a Windows.Old folder. This folder can have anywhere from 10-30GB (or more) of data in it. For Shadow in particular, you may need to update Windows the day it is set up, or soon after since it is running an older version. After the update, you may notice your free storage space drop a decent amount. Here is how you can delete that Windows.Old folder and other temp files to free up some storage space. How to delete old Windows Updates and other temp files Go to the Windows Search function, type in "Cleanup", an
If you get this error be sure to check to see if your preferred device is connected to the internet. If on wifi check to see if you are connected to an accesspoint. If on ethernet that you have an IP address. If internet issues still persist please reboot your modem and wait 3 minutes for the modem to reconnect. Then check your preferred device to see if you have internet.
You just got activated and don’t know what to do ? Here are a few tips that will get you started properly : Step 1 : Choosing the version of the shadow launcher that suits you bestYou will have to go to your account page to choose the version you want for Beta and Official. If you’d rather try the Alpha version you will have to on the official discord page in the Beta Channels (here for the us communty and here for the European one).To get a better understanding of how these differents versions work, check out this link : Alpha, Beta & Official Step 2 : Connecting to your Shadow through the launcherPlease Check out this link here. It will help you :Understand how the launcher works Set up your Shadow Step 3 : Updating Nvidia’s driver on ShadowCheck out this link here to know how to properly update your GPU’s driver.Be aware that the automatic Nvidia’s update feature in the launcher does not always give you the latest official Nvidia’s driver, it will give you the latest driver tha
Too shy to ask for help? I can give you a few pointers where you can get some help without being social… at least for now The Shadow help center. Has a lot of information on troubleshooting and all the other good things. An official Shadow source: https://shdw.me/helpdesk The Shadow community wiki! Has a lot of useful general information, troubleshooting tips, and some advanced guides: https://shdw.me/wiki_dc Last but not least current known issues that Shadow is officially aware of: https://shdw.me/known_issues
It’s rather simple. Shutdown, wait 15 minutes. Make sure to wait the 15 minutes, then just start it again. This has always fixed any non-global issue I’ve ever had. Other things you can try is closing then reopening the Shadow window. To Shutdown from your launcher, simply follow this link.
If your Shadow CPU is at 100% for no apparent reason. Fear not! The current known solution is to wait 20 minutes for the process to clear….. Why so long? Im curious as well…. Please post any further information you uncover on this in the comments.
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