Yes I am not kidding you, I discovered that I could play Conan Exiles on our Nvidia Shield TV(Small media box connected to TV) through Geforce Now
Long story short…
My brand new super gaming computer with I9 9900K & RTX 2080 TI got a graphics problem, the graphics started showing signs of dying after a few weeks, constant freezings, restarting the computer, graphical artifacts looking like space invaders all over the screen and finally stopped working completely yesterday and can no longer play any game.
This didn’t come as a surprise to me after reading the massive posts on the internet about the RTX 2080 TI cards dying for a lot of buyers, but I was more concerned about keeping my stuff on official pve server from decaying while it has to be sent back and repaired, so I began to examine my options to play just once in a while until I get my computer back and found out that Geforce now has Steam games in their library, and among them Conan Exiles.
So I connected a mouse and a keyboard to the Shield TV, launched Conan Exiles, logged into the server I am playing on, and BAM…
I was met with the most crisp looking Conan Exiles game I have ever seen, no blurry mess that I have gotten used to on my High-End Asus Rog Strix gaming monitor.
We have a LG 4K Oled TV, so I tried cranking everything on Ultra and switching the resolution from 1080p to 4K and once again I was surprised, The game was looking ultra sharp although with a little lag which could be because of our internet connection speed and the mouse pointer seems to be a bit off for some reason, I had to click a bit above and to the right in order for it to actually select what I wanted.
I decided to test it further out on 1080p which still looks a hell lot better than my expensive gaming system, everything seems to work really well, my biggest problem is a bit of mouse lag, but I think this is because I am using a cheap wireless keyboard & Mouse combo, everything else seems to work very well with no noticeable delay even though it has to pass between my house, Geforce Now server, Conan exiles official server.
All in all this seems like a very good solution while my pc is away for repairs, perhaps someone can use this as a cheap workaround if they cannot afford an expensive gaming pc, although I would recommend wired network and a good internet speed