steamcache for gaming

Assuming you have docker running at home, check out these two docker projects – one is the cache (powered by nginx), the other is the dns servcie (which intercepts steam calls)

  1. https://hub.docker.com/r/steamcache/generic/
  2. https://hub.docker.com/r/steamcache/steamcache-dns/
  3. https://hub.docker.com/r/steamcache/sniproxy/

When you have all three up and running you can confirm HITS to the cache by running the following against the steamcache container;

docker exec -it steamcache tail -f /data/logs/access.log

This is great if you have a gaming cafe or LAN over at your house on occasion, all steam games will be cached to local disk so that your internet pipe gets a break. ;)

Update 15/10/2018

  • Added SNI-Proxy. More and more HTTPS request break above if not implemented. Steam is pushing some images / videos via HTTPS now.
  • Replaced steamcache/steamcache with steamcache/generic – seems to have more active development around it
    • watchlog.sh does not appear to be in generic cache yet.

PC Build – May be time to upgrade my rig soon

This is my current gaming machine which i built earlier this year – i decided to have had a play with water cooling before i put anything too expensive into the case. :)

Its a Intel E8400 running at 4.14Ghz, i’ve only got 2Gb of ram and 2 x 120Gb HDD’s in raid 0

I’ll keep the case and water cooling setup when i move to i7. Probably just grab a 1366 mount kit for my fusion v2 waterblock.

Since these pics I’ve put anti-cink slinkys on all of the tubes (when the water was getting warm the tube was kinking).

I’ll probably drop the chipset cooling with i7 as well – keeping the cooling specifically for the CPU.