BeamNG with Steam Link

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  1. PriusRepellent

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    I decided to see if BeamNG would be able to be launched via Steam Link on my phone (paired with a Steam controller). The result? I was successfully playing BeamNG on my phone. It worked better than I thought it was going to. Anyone else try this?
     
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  2. Noah2001

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    I have. It's pretty fun so long as you have a good wifi connection
     
  3. Speedster202

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    How was the game on that small of a screen? I'm also assuming you need a really good wifi connection for it to work as well.
     
  4. Nathan24™

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    I once got Beam to play on my TV via Steam Link. :D

    Also, is it possible to pair it with a keyboard? Because Beam has lots of shortcuts and it is made for keyboard rather than a console.
     
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  5. Sithhy™

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    I think you can use anything with the Steam Link as long as it's USB
     
  6. PriusRepellent

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    Some smart TVs have a Steam link app that can allow your TV to be a Steam link. In the case of mine, there's also two USB ports. I'm going to try Beam on that next. The TV is only a few feet away from the router, so the result should be good.

    Edit: nope. Result was terrible. I probably should use one of my cat6 cables for this.
     
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  7. Sithhy™

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    If you're using WiFi, then you need to use the 5GHz frequency as it provides MUCH higher data transmission speeds but the range is worse than 2.4GHz. Otherwise, if you want to have the least input lag possible, use an ethernet cable
     
  8. PriusRepellent

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    Well, the ethernet cable would provide a full gigabit LAN connection so it would help either way.
     
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    From time to time I've been using my Steam Link in my living room to play beam on the TV, works really well, lag is minimal if everything is connected using ethernet wires, you can plug keyboard/mouse/controller into the steam link and it works perfectly. Even surround sound works (given proper hardware on the TV side)
     
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