Geforce Now dropped major feature.

Stoly

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So a few months ago I realized that I could play my entire steam library on the Shield TV. I just had to "install" them on the cloud. Geforce Now cloud would give a message that the game was not compatible, but they would still work.

I tested lots of older games, like KOTOR, F1 2015, Grid, Grid2, SW BattleFront, Jedi Knight, Lego Hobbit, Unreal, and many more.
At most I had to use a keyboard/mouse to play, but gameplay was great.

But a few days ago the feature was removed, now you can only games from the GeforceNow library, and that excludes pretty much all of my older games.

This was a great feature as I could fire up some oldies without needing to install them on my PC.

Hope nvidia brings it back.
 

Stoly

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defaultluser

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If you have a gaming PC, why are you paying for GeForce Now?

I just assumed you were using some trick to stream Steam games from your PC to the Shield.
 

Stoly

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If you have a gaming PC, why are you paying for GeForce Now?

I just assumed you were using some trick to stream Steam games from your PC to the Shield.
My PC is the main gaming rig. But I liked the idea of playing older games on the shieldTV from the cloud without having to install them on the PC.
 

cageymaru

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Well dude, that's your mistake. The Cloud is subject to Change (TM), whenever the fuck your cloud provider wishes. Which is why I don't bother.
Yeah, I wish I could turn some of the servers back on that various companies have shuttered. Stoly at least you have options in this case. :)
 

Stoly

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I'm not a big steam user, I only have like 30 titles, mostly oldies and games I got from free promotions. But I think it was a great feature to have my "own virtual PC" to play games on the shieldTV (or any other PC with GeforceNow for that matter) and maybe have some leverage to face STADIA.
I didn't have the chance to test all my games, I tested probably like 10 or so but all of them worked. Now of all my library, only GRID2 is supported.

I was hit pretty hard, but there are hundreds of supported games and plenty of newer titles, so I guess other users won't feel affected as much.
 

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Got into the beta finally and now I can play Grim Dawn on my lunch break....

- Also, since I'm located in one of the server-based cities, there is very little latency along with a solid 60 fps.

(their supported games list is pretty impressive honestly)

HUGE win!
 
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