That's what today was.
So, I need to stream using my laptop in order to do voice while broadcasting the Fur Racing events. (Long story.) Unfortunately, I don't have a $12,000 laptop. I got everything set up and situated to stream today, but every time I opened Procaster, the CPU usage jumped up to 85-100%, and Procaster disconnected itself, claiming my connection was no good. Bull-fucking-shit. It may be WiFi, but the connection is solid. I was WATCHING it. I really wish I had some alternative to Procaster that would allow me to stream my game and two audio sources without EATING my CPU, but I haven't been able to find anything. XSplit seems promising, but it's $40 just for a year of use... x_x Another one I heard of is supposedly really good. But that one costs $450. Jesus butt-fucking Christ!
Unfortunately, what this means is that any broadcasts will be done on my desktop without voice save for very rare exceptions, which really fucking sucks. Why? Because in order to type in Procaster, the sim program has to be out of focus, which causes it to lock the video until it's back in focus, which means a lot gets missed. I can pause it while I type, but that would just be annoying. Trust me. It annoys me to do it. This means that I have to have the sim and stream going on my desktop while WATCHING MY OWN STREAM on the laptop just to talk. Fucking pain in the ass. x_x
By the way, we have a stove now. Bay's family was able to find a replacement, and after nearly two hours of fighting with it all, it's installed and working. So, yeah, there's that. We'll just have to pay them back for it when we can.
5 years, 10 months ago
05 Nov 2012 02:13 CET