Streaming a Game of Worms
From Worms Knowledge Base
Streaming Worms Armageddon is different to streamings of other games, mainly because of it's OpenGL based graphics. So the usual way of streaming games fails for Worms Armageddon. This article gives an instruction how to avoid the graphic problems, though the author limits oneself on own made experiences.
- A computer powerful enough to emulate a virtual machine (at least 512MB of RAM)
- A few gigabytes of free space on your hard drive
- A copy of Windows 2000 or newer on a CD
- A stable internet connection for live streaming
The key of the following instruction is to display Worms Armageddon in a Windows Mode to avoid the graphic conflicts by the OpenGL standards of Worms Armageddon.
Therefor you have to install VirtualBox. After finishing the setup (as it's described in the link) you can optimize the settings of the display of your virtual computer: Select your installed virtual system, go to "settings", then "display" and check the option "Enable the 3D Acceleration" + raise the Video Memory to the maximum of 128 MB. That settings will optimize the quality of your streamings.
Now, after you have installed Worms Armageddon on your virtual machine, we proceed with the actual issue of live-streaming. Please notice that there are a lot of ways and a lot of stream suppliers (own3d.tv, justin.tv, livestream.com)so the following way will be only one exemple of hundred ways.