Friday, September 18, 2020

Comparison/Review of PC cloud gaming services

Over the last few weeks, I've tried some of the different "cloud gaming" services that are available now.
There are many different hosting/service models on the market today. Personally, I'm not interested in a service where I have to buy games specifically for THAT service. I am interested in a platform where I can bring the games I already own (on Steam, mostly, but possibly also Epic, GOG, Uplay, etc.) and play them, using the (hopefully powerful) hardware the provider makes available to me. In case a provider goes out of business, I can simply take my games elsewhere or go back to my own PC, but I won't be dependent on any given provider.
This rules out Stadia right out of the gate, since games have to be purchased on Stadia and can only be played on Stadia.

The candidates that are available to me right now and that I'll be testing are:
- Shadow
- Maximum Settings
- GeForce Now

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

GeForce Now now working through Chrome (on Linux, too!)

GeForce Now is now available on Chromebooks and people quickly found a way to make it work through the Chrome browser, which means it now also works on Linux!
Details here.
And here's a hint that's supposed to help with mouse latency

Update: The Chrome extension is no longer needed, just go to and it just works.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Super Metroid / A Link to the Past Customization/Randomization

Romhacks and Randomizers are what makes the world go round these days, so here we go:

Zelda - A Link to the Past Randomizer

Varia Randomizer (alternative URL)

Super Metroid Randomizer

Super Metroid and A Link to the Past Crossover Randomizer

Super Metroid practice hacks (will ad a self-hosted permalink later)

Practice hacks @ Super Metroid Wiki

Found a ROM-Patch-Tool that works on Linux: EWing IPS Patcher (source)