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Gaming => Video Game Generation => Topic started by: bickman2k on February 07, 2018, 10:51:45 AM



Title: RF Generation Streaming - Looking for More Streamers!!!
Post by: bickman2k on February 07, 2018, 10:51:45 AM
RFGeneration is going Turbo!  Twitch Turbo, that is.  The official RFGeneration Twitch Channel is looking for RFGen members to fill its channel with good wholesome gaming.  Whether you are an established streamer who knows how to use OBS, Voice Meeter, and all the different features offered by Stream Labs, or a gamer who has never streamed before but has always been a little “Stream Curious,” we would love to give you the chance to add some content to our Twitch channel and be able to interact with community members Live during your streams.

If you plan on streaming PC games, all you will need is a PC, a webcam (so we can see your pretty face), a headset/microphone, and a high speed internet connection. If you plan to stream console games, you will also need some kind of video capture device, preferably one designed for game capture like the Elgato HD60.  With either setup, since you will be a streamer, you will also need a flat brimmed baseball hat.....

Please contact wildbil52 or NeoMagicWarrior via PM if you are interested and a member of our Twitch Team will get in touch with you regarding the next steps.  Again, don’t worry if you are not sure how to get started, we can help you get set up and going!



Title: Re: RF Generation Streaming
Post by: wildbil52 on February 07, 2018, 10:57:44 AM
Wildbil52 here with a brand new Twitch Channel!  Give me a follow if you want to watch me play PUBG, Far Cry 5, Crackdown 3, Destiny 1 and 2 of course, and anything else I think is cool.

https://www.twitch.tv/wildbil52

(https://i.imgur.com/75HSZrT.jpg)


Title: Re: RF Generation Streaming
Post by: ErbBetaPatched on February 14, 2018, 11:58:17 AM
It would be cool if there was something on the front page, maybe on the sidebar, that just autohosts streamers from the site.


Title: Re: RF Generation Streaming
Post by: wildbil52 on February 14, 2018, 01:51:47 PM
It would be cool if there was something on the front page, maybe on the sidebar, that just autohosts streamers from the site.

+1


Title: Re: RF Generation Streaming
Post by: wildbil52 on February 14, 2018, 01:52:22 PM
It would be cool if there was something on the front page, maybe on the sidebar, that just autohosts streamers from the site.

+1

Would be nice to have a weekly schedule of streams too, enough folks here stream. 


Title: Re: RF Generation Streaming
Post by: douglie007 on February 22, 2018, 02:20:32 PM
I almost have a normal twitch schedule. I'm trying to play and beat every US Saturn game.  Www.twitch.tv/douglie007


Title: Re: RF Generation Streaming
Post by: wildbil52 on February 22, 2018, 02:22:51 PM
I almost have a normal twitch schedule. I'm trying to play and beat every US Saturn game.  Www.twitch.tv/douglie007

Cool man, ill follow! 


Title: Re: RF Generation Streaming
Post by: MetalFRO on February 22, 2018, 02:55:05 PM
I almost have a normal twitch schedule. I'm trying to play and beat every US Saturn game.  Www.twitch.tv/douglie007

I've been considering signing up for Twitch for a long time, but haven't done so thus far.  I'm now on Twitch as GuruGameBoy, and I just followed your account :)

Maybe this will give me the push I need to finally get the stuff so I can start streaming...


Title: Re: Re: RF Generation Streaming
Post by: douglie007 on February 22, 2018, 03:04:54 PM
I almost have a normal twitch schedule. I'm trying to play and beat every US Saturn game.  Www.twitch.tv/douglie007

I've been considering signing up for Twitch for a long time, but haven't done so thus far.  I'm now on Twitch as GuruGameBoy, and I just followed your account :)

Maybe this will give me the push I need to finally get the stuff so I can start streaming...
Heads up, if you want to stream real consoles it can get pricey, I spent over 600 just to get a nice stream for the viewers. 


Title: Re: RF Generation Streaming
Post by: wildbil52 on February 22, 2018, 03:09:18 PM
I almost have a normal twitch schedule. I'm trying to play and beat every US Saturn game.  Www.twitch.tv/douglie007

I've been considering signing up for Twitch for a long time, but haven't done so thus far.  I'm now on Twitch as GuruGameBoy, and I just followed your account :)

Maybe this will give me the push I need to finally get the stuff so I can start streaming...
Heads up, if you want to stream real consoles it can get pricey, I spent over 600 just to get a nice stream for the viewers. 

That's true.  For console streaming you will need:

Decent PC, the capture card companies recommend at least an i5
Capture card (under 100 for used, $150-$400 for new)
Good Condenser mic ($50-100)
mic stand ($10)
webcam/camlink($50-130)

You can cheap out on some of these things but if you look or sound bad, people wont want to watch so it pays to put a little extra into your rig.


Title: Re: RF Generation Streaming
Post by: douglie007 on February 22, 2018, 03:22:03 PM
I also have a framemiester to upscale the games to 720p


Title: Re: RF Generation Streaming
Post by: wildbil52 on February 22, 2018, 03:28:14 PM
I also have a framemiester to upscale the games to 720p

Even more interested to watch the stream now that I can see a framemeister at work


Title: Re: RF Generation Streaming
Post by: MetalFRO on February 22, 2018, 04:17:48 PM
Dang, sounds like a fair bit of coin.   I have a Dell Latitude E6530 laptop, which I believe has an i7, and it has 16GB RAM in it.  My desktop PC is older and doesn't have near the specs.  I have a webcam (Logitech C920) that I've been using for my YT videos for well over a year, and while it's not super fantastic without good lighting, it does the job.  I've been wanting a new mic for my YT videos anyway, because the webcam mic is too quiet, and I have to amplify the volume for all my videos during editing anyway, so that's already on my wishlist.  The capture card part is what scares me, and also the whole retro console connectivity issue.  I try to do "best quality" as much as I can for my consoles, so SNES, N64, PS1, Saturn, etc. are on S-Video, PS2 and Xbox are Component, Wii is Component, etc. I don't want to drop the money on a Framemeister, so I'm thinking of maybe going the OSSC route.  Or, if I stick to streaming Game Boy games, I could probably make due with a capture device and just get the Analog Super NT and go straight HDMI.  But I do want to branch out at some point.


Title: Re: RF Generation Streaming
Post by: SirPsycho on February 23, 2018, 11:51:09 AM
I've done a couple stream tests but not sure what I would play much of. I might fire up one of the games I just outlined in my newest review.


Title: Re: RF Generation Streaming
Post by: wildbil52 on February 23, 2018, 12:46:22 PM
I've done a couple stream tests but not sure what I would play much of. I might fire up one of the games I just outlined in my newest review.

Same, The kids arent sleeping that well lately so I havent been streaming but my plan is to stream whatever i happen to be playing.


Title: Re: RF Generation Streaming
Post by: Addicted on February 23, 2018, 02:08:24 PM
@douglie007: A nice 3X scale. Are you using the FBX profiles?


Title: Re: Re: RF Generation Streaming
Post by: NeoMagicWarrior on February 24, 2018, 08:34:33 AM
I almost have a normal twitch schedule. I'm trying to play and beat every US Saturn game.  Www.twitch.tv/douglie007

I've been considering signing up for Twitch for a long time, but haven't done so thus far.  I'm now on Twitch as GuruGameBoy, and I just followed your account :)

Maybe this will give me the push I need to finally get the stuff so I can start streaming...
Heads up, if you want to stream real consoles it can get pricey, I spent over 600 just to get a nice stream for the viewers. 

That's true.  For console streaming you will need:

Decent PC, the capture card companies recommend at least an i5
Capture card (under 100 for used, $150-$400 for new)
Good Condenser mic ($50-100)
mic stand ($10)
webcam/camlink($50-130)

You can cheap out on some of these things but if you look or sound bad, people wont want to watch so it pays to put a little extra into your rig.
First, let me just say that this is a super great Idea and absolutely doable. All we need is someone to create an RFGen Twitch and then be in charge of autohosting priority. Then it is just a matter of em embedding the twitch page into our front page.

Next, while all of this stuff is what you will eventually want to grab, I'd suggest you start small. I started with an Elgato card (-100$), a cheap webcam (sub 20$), and a PC headset (-60$). I already had all of it except the capture card too! You can build in upgrades over time.

If you dump a lot of money into streaming (which you can...and fast) you may find that you don't like it, and now have a large pile of AV equipment you have no use for.

I say, if you want to try it, start small. Don't worry about having a perfect stream on day one. It is a learning process, and one that takes a bit of getting associated with.

Most important: do what works for you, not what people say you need. Don't like what you look like on camera? Don't use one. Not willing to shell out the money for condenser mics and mixing boards? Use another mic. The important parts is that you get the product you want over the Interwebs so other people can see and hang out with you.

Also, I'm currently streaming on twitch.tv/legendsoftheinterwebs Wednesday 7-9EST. Playing Pokemon Gold for the first time as of the time of this post.

/Rant

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Title: Re: RF Generation Streaming
Post by: douglie007 on February 24, 2018, 09:22:44 AM
We can make an rfgen team, it would have a list of everyone in it... but we have to have someone partnered


Title: Re: Re: RF Generation Streaming
Post by: douglie007 on February 24, 2018, 09:26:11 AM
@douglie007: A nice 3X scale. Are you using the FBX profiles?
I do, he makes some good profiles


Title: Re: Re: RF Generation Streaming
Post by: NeoMagicWarrior on February 24, 2018, 01:27:08 PM
We can make an rfgen team, it would have a list of everyone in it... but we have to have someone partnered
Do we need to be partnered to just have a channel that we use just for autohosting?

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Title: Re: Re: Re: RF Generation Streaming
Post by: douglie007 on February 24, 2018, 01:53:37 PM
We can make an rfgen team, it would have a list of everyone in it... but we have to have someone partnered
Do we need to be partnered to just have a channel that we use just for autohosting?

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No you can set any channel for Auto host but if you have a team or Community page it can show you all the streamers that is part of that on one page we could also just have a bullet under each one of our twitch Pages showing everyone else's page


Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: RF Generation Streaming
Post by: NeoMagicWarrior on February 24, 2018, 01:58:10 PM
We can make an rfgen team, it would have a list of everyone in it... but we have to have someone partnered
Do we need to be partnered to just have a channel that we use just for autohosting?

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No you can set any channel for Auto host but if you have a team or Community page it can show you all the streamers that is part of that on one page we could also just have a bullet under each one of our twitch Pages showing everyone else's page
Let's see if we can at least start up with an account for the front page. We can try and talk to the admins and see how hard it would be to implement that as a feature for the site. I'm sure that if we get it off the ground, it'll skyrocket in no time!

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Title: Re: RF Generation Streaming
Post by: Addicted on February 26, 2018, 08:37:26 AM
@douglie007: Nice! I need to download the newest and try out the PS2 profile again. I want to see how the FM deinterlaces 480i and the improved gamma boost.


Title: Re: RF Generation Streaming
Post by: MetalFRO on February 26, 2018, 11:29:25 AM
Does Twitch provide software for streaming, or does everyone use different clients to accomplish that?  If it's the latter, what does everyone use for their streams?


Title: Re: RF Generation Streaming
Post by: Addicted on February 26, 2018, 12:58:13 PM
@MetalFRO: I know a lot of people use OBS.

https://obsproject.com/


Title: Re: Re: RF Generation Streaming
Post by: NeoMagicWarrior on February 26, 2018, 01:08:42 PM
@MetalFRO: I know a lot of people use OBS.

https://obsproject.com/
OBS Studio has come a LONG way to making streaming quite accessable. Being free means that more people are using it, and as such there are plenty of resources you can access, not least of which are your fellow RFGeners who have been using it.

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Title: Re: RF Generation Streaming
Post by: Addicted on February 26, 2018, 02:06:53 PM
https://www.tomsguide.com/us/how-to-stream-to-twitch,news-21077.html


Title: Re: RF Generation Streaming
Post by: MetalFRO on February 26, 2018, 03:21:11 PM
https://www.tomsguide.com/us/how-to-stream-to-twitch,news-21077.html

Thanks for this link, Addicted!  I might have to seriously think about doing this, since I have much of what I would need already to do decent Game Boy streams, minus a capture device.


Title: Re: Re: RF Generation Streaming
Post by: NeoMagicWarrior on February 26, 2018, 04:05:31 PM
https://www.tomsguide.com/us/how-to-stream-to-twitch,news-21077.html

Thanks for this link, Addicted!  I might have to seriously think about doing this, since I have much of what I would need already to do decent Game Boy streams, minus a capture device.
I know people hate it, but the Retron5 has been a super simple solution for retro game capture. Otherwise, using a Super Game Boy or a Game Boy Player will get you decent portable footage through a capture card.

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Title: Re: RF Generation Streaming
Post by: MetalFRO on February 26, 2018, 04:08:19 PM
https://www.tomsguide.com/us/how-to-stream-to-twitch,news-21077.html

Thanks for this link, Addicted!  I might have to seriously think about doing this, since I have much of what I would need already to do decent Game Boy streams, minus a capture device.
I know people hate it, but the Retron5 has been a super simple solution for retro game capture. Otherwise, using a Super Game Boy or a Game Boy Player will get you decent portable footage through a capture card.

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I want to be able to stream Super Game Boy compatible games with those specific features, so assuming the Retron 5 works with the SGB or SGB2, that could be viable.  I'm giving serious consideration to the Analogue Super NT as well.


Title: Re: Re: RF Generation Streaming
Post by: douglie007 on February 26, 2018, 04:12:50 PM
https://www.tomsguide.com/us/how-to-stream-to-twitch,news-21077.html

Thanks for this link, Addicted!  I might have to seriously think about doing this, since I have much of what I would need already to do decent Game Boy streams, minus a capture device.
I know people hate it, but the Retron5 has been a super simple solution for retro game capture. Otherwise, using a Super Game Boy or a Game Boy Player will get you decent portable footage through a capture card.

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I want to be able to stream Super Game Boy compatible games with those specific features, so assuming the Retron 5 works with the SGB or SGB2, that could be viable.  I'm giving serious consideration to the Analogue Super NT as well.
Retron5 does Gameboy natively but will not work for the super Game Boy the super NT is where to get that


Title: Re: Re: Re: RF Generation Streaming
Post by: NeoMagicWarrior on February 26, 2018, 04:21:24 PM
https://www.tomsguide.com/us/how-to-stream-to-twitch,news-21077.html

Thanks for this link, Addicted!  I might have to seriously think about doing this, since I have much of what I would need already to do decent Game Boy streams, minus a capture device.
I know people hate it, but the Retron5 has been a super simple solution for retro game capture. Otherwise, using a Super Game Boy or a Game Boy Player will get you decent portable footage through a capture card.

Sent from my Z982 using Tapatalk



I want to be able to stream Super Game Boy compatible games with those specific features, so assuming the Retron 5 works with the SGB or SGB2, that could be viable.  I'm giving serious consideration to the Analogue Super NT as well.
Retron5 does Gameboy natively but will not work for the super Game Boy the super NT is where to get that
It does not work with the super game boy, but does have the super game boy enhanced features built in. It's in a menu buried kinda deep, and the Retron5 needs to be fully updated.

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Title: Re: RF Generation Streaming
Post by: MetalFRO on March 02, 2018, 09:42:34 AM
Okay, thank you both for the info!  That will be helpful for me going forward, as I decide how I want to approach streaming.


Title: Re: RF Generation Streaming - Looking for More Streamers!!!
Post by: wildbil52 on April 16, 2018, 10:39:26 AM
bump!  Updated thread


Title: Re: RF Generation Streaming - Looking for More Streamers!!!
Post by: shane on July 16, 2018, 04:16:23 AM
I'm currently streaming every morning at about 5:15AM EDT. Playing through randomized Metroid Zero Mission and Link to the Past games. http://shaneplays.games


Title: Re: RF Generation Streaming - Looking for More Streamers!!!
Post by: Fokakis79 on July 30, 2018, 01:11:03 PM
Sweet, thanks for letting me know about this. On twitch a lot these days so will tune in. I am also interested in streaming as well but in the same boat as you MetalFro. I have a Dazzle DV-80 I could use to stream but quality will be an issue. Heard I need an a/v splitter to make it easier to play while streaming. Not too interested in showing my face but would like to get a good sounding mic. I can easily stream PS4 games of course.