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It's possible to stream your games through the Discord chat server. This only works on Windows 8/10. The viewer limit is somewhere between 10-50 viewers (normally 10, they're slowly raising it to 50 during the pandemic)

Instructions:

  1. Install Discord on your computer: https://discordapp.com/download
  2. Run your emulator (it auto-detects RetroArch; I don't know about Gens or ZSnes)
  3. In Discord, below the channel list on the left, you'll see "RetroArch" (or other emulator) and a computer monitor icon.
  4. Click the monitor icon.
  5. A "Go Live" window will pop up. Select one of the "Game #" channels, then click the "Go Live" button.
  6. Your stream is now live

To join someone's stream:

  1. Join the appropriate "Game #" channel, at the bottom of the channels list

I get audio feedback, so you probably want to wear headphones or figure out an option to mute the local stream playback.

Anyone have tips for getting the most out of this feature?

In case a video is easier to follow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hERw6PsMxo

 

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12 minutes ago, PenguinFan1985 said:

@smozoma Do you know if it works with Dosbox?

No idea. Butt it's probably possible to force it to show any window. But it auto detects retro arch and displays the option prominently rather than you needing to dig down into the menus to turn it on.

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On 4/23/2020 at 8:45 PM, smozoma said:

It's possible to stream your games through the Discord chat server. This only works on Windows 8/10. The viewer limit is somewhere between 10-50 viewers (normally 10, they're slowly raising it to 50 during the pandemic)

Instructions:

  1. Install Discord on your computer: https://discordapp.com/download
  2. Run your emulator (it auto-detects RetroArch; I don't know about Gens or ZSnes)
  3. In Discord, below the channel list on the left, you'll see "RetroArch" (or other emulator) and a computer monitor icon.
  4. Click the monitor icon.
  5. A "Go Live" window will pop up. Select one of the "Game #" channels, then click the "Go Live" button.
  6. Your stream is now live

To join someone's stream:

  1. Join the appropriate "Game #" channel, at the bottom of the channels list

I get audio feedback, so you probably want to wear headphones or figure out an option to mute the local stream playback.

Anyone have tips for getting the most out of this feature?

In case a video is easier to follow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hERw6PsMxo

 

Use this feature, but don't have users connect to it, save one-two people who will stream this on the Internet with commentary on a public platform like Twitch/Facebook/Youtube.

IE Smoz competes against Chris 0 in Genesis. Smoz streams his screen to the Discord server feature just mentioned.  Trojan and Angryjay capture the game footage into OBS and stream on the preferred gaming platform.  Users are then invited to chat in the stream on said platform, and the general public can see this as well.

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