Just played Mass Effect 2 and Dead Space 2 games on Win7,Firefox,Java 1.6.0_24 platform. Worked great and ME2 demo delivered, so I'm going to buy ps3 bluray version now. They let play 90 mins or predefined end is reached. I can see a potential how offering easy to access demos this way. No installs, no downloads, no driver issues, no nothing. Just play a heavy weight "game video stream". Its not a state of the art 5.1 audio or resolution but get the job done for demos. Buy a full game to access premium experience.Mass Effect 2
, wait for until main page shows ME2 popup in a lower corner, then click play now.Dead Space 2
, fill in the survey and play.SporeSIMS 3Second Life maps
This is jvm arguments the pass to gaikai-loader-2.1.5.jar APPLET tag. Actually DS2 html page has two applets and one flash object in a html page. During the game play java.exe process took CPU% 9-20 and 174MB ram.
<param name="separate_jvm" value="true">
<param name="java_arguments" value="-Dsun.java2d.opengl=false -Dsun.java2d.noddraw=true -Dsun.java2d.d3d=false -Dsun.awt.noerasebackground=true">
I think they run a customized x264(?) encoder, which processes game framebuffer splitted to few regions. Each region is concurrently compressed of its own and streamed to the client.