Gaming In A Truck

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PackRat's Comment
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Gaming went away for me when the pinball machines disappeared from the truck stops.


Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

BigOleKraken's Comment
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My wife has a pretty decent gaming laptop, it has a 3gb version of the GTX 1050 in it with a Ryzen 5 processor but I need to add some more ram as it only has 6gb (usable). I’ve got a nice set up at home but with this job when I’m home I don’t want to isolate myself at a desk away from my family. I may sell my desktop rig to get a good laptop for myself but idk an Xbox series s sounds good too.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Only gaming that interests me is Casino gaming hahaha Video Keno or Poker....Used to be a big baller when they were single game machines. Made more in a month than 6 months working "sometimes" Casino's weren't built on winners, as they say.

Can't do it as much on multi game machines, they went that way for a reason=more house profits! lol I used to play "coin in" a year, into well over $100k+ played, not actual out of pocket spent.....Was cool getting VIP treatment/goodies back in the day...

So casino's now, are a once in a blue moon thing, I'd rather just save the dolla's lol .....Like I just did the past 4 months ($20k+) Never got much into the video gaming thing myself.

CM59's Comment
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I bought an Oculus Quest 2 to start with. I figured since I will literally be living in a mobile pantry with a mattress, I guess it makes sense to bring VR into the mix. It is actually pretty killer. Plus there are workout apps so you can at least try to get some blood pumping.

That said, as soon as I get some extra scratch, I will be investing heavily into a good gaming laptop and internet dongle.

I got one awhile ago and played Onward for awhile in the sleeper. I dove onto the floor once to avoid enemy fire. That hurt more than it helped.

Gaming isn’t my thing anymore. I used to be a PC gamer as a kid. Can confirm it works just fine but didn’t interest me much after driving all day. Maybe if I was OTR on recaps.


Over The Road

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Moe's Comment
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PS4 with a 4TB external drive. Currently working on Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, a Borderlands offshoot. RPG looter shooter, get better gear and stats and smash stuff……I played world of Warcraft but gave that up until I get a properly portable laptop…sucks Shadowlands was a great expac…..

Moe's Comment
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PS4 with a 4TB external drive. Currently working on Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, a Borderlands offshoot. RPG looter shooter, get better gear and stats and smash stuff……I played world of Warcraft but gave that up until I get a properly portable laptop…sucks Shadowlands was a great expac…..

Moe's Comment
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Sorry for the double post, my phone stuck and I guess I hit the button 1 too many times lol

Chris H.'s Comment
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Hey buddy, I have the ULTIMATE answer AND solution to you problem. Keep in mind, this is only a solution IF you are gaming on a laptop, and or, portable gaming desktop. So this solution is a 100% fix if gaming with PC.

On your PC go to and download the free pdaNET Windows application to your gaming pc. (NOTE) I do not think this works if you are using iPhone) Next, on your ANDROID Cell phone go to same site and click (Buy or purchase)

It will send you to Google Play Store. The actual Android application costs $7.99. Not sure why it isn't just an even eight buck but whatever. BTW that is the ONLY money you will EVER shell out for pdaNET.😃

After that simply follow the promts in the Android app to connect your PC.

Badda bing! You are now using your cell phone as a portable internet router.

(NOTE) This does not mean that you need a Hot Spot plan. In fact it completely eliminates the need for Hot Spot all together! I thought it was worth mentioning that I do not drive big rigs. However I am a Mariner and work on the water. I am gone for 28 days at a time and so had to find the same solution as my truck driving brethren. Trust me, this WORKS. I only JUST discovered this this past hitch.

Before, I had to wait until I got home to update my PC and games. Not only was I able to play online with games like Call Of Duty, Battlefield etc., I could update my games and PC as well as download entire games. Did it take longer to download games and other things on pc using this? Yes, but to my surprise, NOT much longer.

Hey I was just curious if any of you are gamers and if so what kind of set up do you play on in the truck. I grew up on Xbox but for the past few years I’ve played on a PC. But PC gaming feels like it would be too bulky to do in a truck comfortably, I may go back to my roots and get and Xbox to take with me.

Chris H.'s Comment
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Actually pdaNET DOES still work. There is another app that it has you download and makes it work like a charm. I literally JUST used it on my last time away from home and was able to play Multiplayer games. This only worked for me using PC games. Don't think it works for console at all. But yea, pdaNET works again. VERY WELL

Davy, what carrier are you using for your phone. I used to use pdanet many years ago but then it no longer worked but I'd like to look into it again but I just read of some problems with someone using AT&T (I use Verizon). Also, is your phone unlocked or do you have a hotspot plan?


I use for my wifi. Works awesome, 7 bucks a year, utilizes your existing 4g phone data undetectable tethering.

Hp omen gaming laptop Ryzen 7, 16g ram, dedicated 1680 TI Nvidia. Our trucks have a 1800 watt inverter, laptop has to be ac powered for the dedicated GPU to work. MSI blade wireless mouse, use the laptop keyboard.

I use a laptop desk with built in cooling fan, sit in the bed with a sit up pillow.

Works awesome. Play Red Dead Redemption 2, ghost recon breakpoint, rainbow six extraction, you name it and run discord while streaming.



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