- Head on over to Onlive and you will get a page that looks something like this
At the bottom right you will see that they are offering free 7 day trials. All you will need is to create an account and put in some payment info. It charges you nothing and if you cancel it within 7 days, you get billed nothing. (I wont be canceling.)
- Click create new account if you haven’t already. Alternatively This will take you directly to the 7 day free trial and the account creation page. It looks like
- The next page is self explanatory. You are given the option of paying with a major debit card or credit card or using your paypal. I used my paypal, it simply created a payment agreement to be charged 7 days later, cancel able at any time.
From here all you have to do is download the ONlive client to your desktop, double click it and select between the Second Life browser or the newly available Firestorm browser . Why go through all the trouble you might ask; what’s in it for me? Well for me personally, nothing, I’m so thrilled with this service that I wanted to share it and get a few extra hits today. Any person who ever lags in any way shape or form due to graphical or hardware incompetence you have found your fix. Basically if you can watch an HD show on your laptop you can play Second Life as well, Ultra graphics and still pull 50 FPS.
So for those of you who were thinking of investing in a 400 dollar video card or buying a new rig, give this a try first and see what you think. I’ve been unable to notice any latency increase or input delay even though it’s a streaming service. All I can say is Wow.
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