does anyone have any experience playing 2-man on 1 machine LOTRO please (or any multi-pple on one machine setup)? If so, are there any problems I should be aware of?
First I'll start with Star Citizen.
I found that the login token for the game is stored in the installation directory. So when I login on one terminal, my token is now in the folder. When I start up Star Citizen from the other terminal, it doesn't matter if I login with another account, it reuses the existing token, so both terminals are running the same account - not good. To work around this, I just copied the install directory to another HDD and put a 2nd link on the desktop to start the secondary install. Works pretty well.
Now keep in mind that this isn't a managed game like games that need uPlay or Origin. So I'll move on to that.
I have another game, Far Cry 4. This uses a game manager, DRM or whatever is used. So you have to actually be logged into uPlay to play it. I have it installed on my PC once. I just added another user, had them install uPlay separately (not the game) and login with their account. uPlay recognized that it was already installed and let the 2nd user launch the game with no issues.
My current rig is as follows:
16GB 2133MHz RAM
nVidia GTX970 (x2) SLI disabled (+125MHz OC on RAM and GPU)
24" 1080p monitors (x2)
No issues running both instances of FC4 full screen on both monitors and Ultra detail settings. Also, no issues running Co-Op (Essentially multiplayer) through the official uPlay channels.
as for LOTRO it directly supports running multiple instances, so there shouldn't be problems. What I was wondering about was the screen/keyboard/mouse catching+matching, but both info from you and from LOTRO forum seem to be quite promising. I've ordered 2nd set of keyb+mouse and give it a try. I'll post about the results.
Windows 10 Pro 64bit
Aster V7 64bit v22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.26
LOTRO with high-res textures
16GB DDR3, 1600MHz
GeForce GTX-580 (EVGA hydro, OCed)
Screen 1: 27", 2560x1440
Screen 2: 21,1", 1680x1050
Most stressed component is the graphic card, it couldn't handle 2nd account fluently when both had x4 AntiAliasing (maxed details & DX11 on both), quick check revealed AA consumes too much extra gpu memory, which was expected. Dropping it solved the issue. Trying DX9 version led to poor performance on second account no matter what settings I tried.
I'll update after some hours played about stability and long-term performance across various locations.
As for the upgrade... it's planned. I want to go Kaby Lake (i5) + HBM2 nVidia (prolly "GTX-1070" or "GTX-1080" so it can easily handle even very stressful single player games - depending the costs and actual performance), then run 1440p screen on beefy card and 1680x1050 with current GTX-580... and replace it later when we hit performance or technological "outdatedness" issues (which currently seems more likely than hitting performance cap on 1680x1050 screen).
I don't consider endgame at all, we rather go slow, explore, claim all achievable things in one location before we move further. I don't think we'd get past Moria before summer.
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