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Ever wanted to know what our more experienced Shadowers do to get that sweet, buttery gaming experience? Look no further! Below are some of the top tips and tricks we gathered from our various community experts.So buckle up, strap in, and off we go!1. Always backup your dataSave your data on an external hard drive or a cloud storage provider. In any case, make sure that any important data you have on your Shadow is backed up on a secondary platform.2. Shut down your Shadow after useThis prevents you from experiencing any start-up issues in the future. You can think of it like running your computer 24/7. Computers need a break too!3. Plug and play USB devicesUSB mice and keyboards just need to be plugged in so you can start using them. Same with Xbox controllers! If you’re having trouble using another USB device, check out our Help Article!4. Lock your cursor if you’re playing an FPS game (for Mac, use Input monitoring). Use the mouse lock shortcut Win+Alt+M for Windows or Cmd+Alt+M on
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
Hey all, I tried the following services * Stadia pro (I pre-ordered my exclusive controller) * GeForce Now founders edition * Shadow (going for infinite once beta strats soon 🥳) I am what the industry calls Early adopter, an important note is that I live in Toronto, Canada and my internet is gigabyte Fibre to home so experiences may vary tested all services on PC, Oled 4k TV and Android smart phones oneplus 7 and 8 pro Didn't mention Xbox and Playstation due to the exclusivity and non so much competitive nature with the three mentioned So here are the pros and cons of all services. Stadia Pros: * no need for an android box. Chrome cast and their controller would do the trick, chrome browser extension and direct phone with controller on modern phones also work. * Their controller is actually pretty comfortable to use * Despite other beliefs the games ran very smoothly with no stuttering, lag, pixilation/smudging or problems. * ease of play as promised, open the app p
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
I’m interested to know what setups you all have to use a webcam with Shadow?For my part I have a 50Mbit down / 8Mbit up home connection. I have a Shadow Ghost and various other devices and laptops that I can run shadow on. Using the straight USB over IP functionality of Shadow is no good as the uncompressed video feed of the webcam (in this case just a simple Logitech c270) overwhelms the upload capacity of the connection and introduces tearing in the webcam footage and lag in the rest of the experience.My solution:Local PC uses the webcam and the sets up a Skype meeting room with the webcam footage. On the Shadow I then join the Skype meeting room and use OBS to capture the window and provide a software webcam on Shadow which can then be used in any other application. I’ve successfully used this in Discord. I use the microphone functionality of Shadow separately to capture that but it could easily be captured through the Skype feed. This setup seems to use 1-2Mbit upload speed and doe
so not only do you guys downgrade my shadow subscription then make ultra and infinite unavailable in the US but yall are also increasing the price to $30 how is that in the least bit fair? when will the other two upgrades be available in the US? if not soon I’ll probably just cancel my subscription
I’m not sure how many people notice, but as great a service as Shadow is, it is pretty weak when it comes to the color red. Encoding red seems to be a technical limitation, so a lot of the time reds will appear blurrier or look off both as game object/textures/etc and as just text. Even looking at screenshots with clear red text turn blurry sometimes in Shadow running at 1080p. This is not an issue associated with your internet speed or associated bandwidth. For example, this is how the global chat in Path of Exile looks naturally in Shadow: Now a lot of people wrote this off as just a technical limitation that should be lived with, and sure that’s a fine approach, but I did some tinkering. I found a fix, and the result was perfect: (Just a note, if you’re looking at this screenshot on your shadow, it may still look a tad bit blurry, but if you’re on your physical pc or phone/device it should look perfect) The fix? Change your shadow’s resolution but don’t change your game
The Shadow terms of service prohibit VPN use, and state “Committing the following activities in this article may cause your account to be terminated“ The listed reason is that you might make it impossible to access your shadow without a reset.However it only says “VPN”, not “System-Wide VPN”; A browser extension VPN could never affect your shadow’s functionality. The blanket ban on VPNs seems kinda weird. I’ve tried the VR Alpha and had to factory reset my Shadow because of a bug, but it seems odd to me that-Me, Messing up my Shadow… Is a violation of TOS.It’s not like a person would have to involve Shadow customer service to reset their Shadow, you just use the website and reset it. I’m not saying people should try to use a system-wide VPN, but I’m also not suggesting people should to try use Shadow on a 2.4GHz wifi connection… There should be a difference between a user creating a bad experience for themselves, and breaking TOS. This seems like it should be a warning, of like, “He
As an rts gamer, I can barely play games like anno 1800 because the cpu really shows its age at this point. Is there any plan for an early access for the ultra or infinite?I plan to use shadow forever assuming I can keep my unlimited internet.
How about the ability to connect multiple users to the same Shadow for the purpose of "local" multi-player?
Basically, this: You log in as usual and Shadow streams the screen and controls to you like normal. You send a friend a link and a duplication of your screen is simultaneously sent to them, but with them assigned a different controller # (or alternatively the same controller # if they're helping you or you're taking turns on a single player game). Perhaps even have separate "monitors" so that you each can have your own screen so that it doesn't have to be splitscreen multiplayer.
I like to create this topic cause I have the newest Ipad Pro, and I am planning to buy a magic keyboard for using the Ipad Pro as a laptop. ***What are your experience with working on IPad Pro on Shadow as a designer/ gamer? (whether or not using the magic keyboard for iPad Pro). Like to hear from you guys :)
I pre-ordered Shadow Boost this morning as I see it could be quite beneficial to me as I use Unreal Engine 4. My main thought is that if Shadow can run games, how well can it run an unpackaged game project running constantly in real-time within the engine. Has anyone used UE4 with Shadow, how well does it perform? My understanding is that as Shadow servers use workstation GPUs like Quadros and Intel Xeon CPUs, doing tasks like this shouldn’t be a problem, right?Also, one slight bit of confusion I have is about RAM, do we know what speed and double data rate we get? Thank you for reading, and making it this far!
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
Hi, I have my Shadow account activated and would like to make best use of it. However, I don’t have the chance to have a Shadow Ghost and it seems like it is not available. Not able to find any 2nd hand neither… Then, without that, how do you connect to your Shadow account? I can for sure use my iPhone or iPad, but not really convenient as we cannot connect mouse or keyboard… Also, connexion to any screen is complicated… Thank you in advance for your tips and, if possible, info on when a new box (ghost or other) will be avialable.
I ordered a Boost in April (Paris) and I'm aware shadow had been rolling out long before this date, my concern is that the spec for Boost packages is already dated imho, 12 GB of RAM is not enough to play most 2020 releases even at a minimum requirement. Understandably there are higher spec options but I imagine these to be for playing games with best graphics quality and 4/8k displays. When will promised upgrades be considered, because currently I would argue that a Boost PC is not a high end gaming rig, more average if anything.
I am getting a lot of mixed input on the Shadow Ghost. On one hand Shadow tells us how popular they are and how the sell out so quickly when they become available. Yet on the other hand the Shadow Ghost is the most ignored platform. The Ghost is missing features that all other platforms have, including the “Quick Menu”. The Ghost is also unable to use an external USB mic unless you have very low ping. Not to mention there are no built in diagnostic tools on the Ghost. After just watching the VoD of the Q&A with the new CTO and there being no mention at all of the Ghost, I think the answer becomes obvious.So I ask you, why do you think that the Shadow Ghost, Blade’s in house Shadow machine, is being all but abandoned?
I'm a VDI engineer, meaning I build and support Enterprise virtual desktop environments, typically using Citrix technology as the main point of delivery, with others mixed in. Until Onlive and later Sony popularized the idea of cloud gaming to me, the only knowledge I had on the subject was Citrix's old ICA/HDX protocol and later, GPU support. The entire protocol was TCP at the time. They now have UDP support in the protocol, but framerates are still limited at 60 fps. Naturally, it's built for many users using as little bandwidth as possible, not buttery smooth gaming. Shadow, parsec, etc are obviously built for a different purpose. But what does Shadow infra look like? Does it run on KVM? Xen? ESX? Is each VM entirely persistent (as they appear to be?) Hardware wise, is shadow built on hyperconverged? Is there already some place where I can discuss these things?
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