Want to stream PC fighting games with local-only multiplayer? Online “parsec” platform may be the answer

By on October 22, 2017 at 4:00 pm
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A service that may open up some new streaming opportunities — especially for older titles.

If you like streaming fighting games, and are looking for a new option to stream older titles that only support local multiplayer, parsec might offer an answer. The (fairly new) platform allows users to connect and play such games online instead of locally, opening up some new possibilities in connecting between different players. The parsec developers claim that their networking protocols offer a low-latency connection to ensure smooth gameplay.

The video below demonstrates how to set up a parsec connection; basically one PC acts as a host, and allows another online user access to participate as a second player in the game in question. A wrestling title is demonstrated, but the procedure would be the same for any fighting game — although your title would need to be PC-based, of course. Have a look to see if parsec is something that would add some variety to your streaming catalog. If you want to give it a try, you can download the application here.

Of course, for older arcade titles there already exists a well-tried online option: FightCade. Using parsec could expand the potential available library to include newer PC-based titles, however.

[CORRECTION: original article erroneously referred to Fire Pro Wrestling World as a WWE title.]

Sources: parsec; newLEGACYinc

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