• TheDarkKnight@lemmy.world
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    5 months ago

    Does Sunshine/Moonlight still blow Steam Remote Play out of the water or does this bring them up to par?

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      My understanding is that sunshine/moonlight has better quality still.

      The built-in steam game streaming has better steam UI integration though, and is available without installing any additional software.

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        I’ve used both to play Helldivers 2 recently and have found Sunshine/moonlight to be superior.

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            So far, I don’t. It doesn’t have a hot key configured by default and I just haven’t changed it. I tried to assign the rear paddles, but it didn’t pick it up because I think the game was emulating an Xbox controller.

            But I only really do level 5/6 missions on the deck. I find it a bit too unfamiliar for 7+ missions where I need to communicate well and pull off my shots with better accuracy.

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              Basically the same situation here fellow Helldiver, thank you for the confirmation. Now lets get back to the front lines!!

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        Oh no doubt, Steam Link is super easy to use. Once quality catches up it seriously might become the Stream Deck by default at home.

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      What specifically is better? These are just clients for the Streaming that Steam provides, right? They don’t actually swap out the “server” side, right?

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        They’re completely different implementations of systems that steam video/audio/inputs.

        Valve’s is pretty buggy but has deep integration with Steam and allow NAT traversal, while Sunshine/Moonlight are way more reliable, have features that reduce latency but are pretty barebones as far as features: they just do streaming with no tight integration with what’s being streamed.

        And Sunshine is a reverse engineered version of Nvidia’s game stream server, since Nvidia sunset Gamestream a few months ago.

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          Since Sunshine & Moonlight are open source, I wonder if Valve has considered integrating them. Based on their track record, Valve would likely submit improvements upstream too

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        Moonlight is Nvidia game stream so it’ll be using the Nvidia server or sunshine which implements the Nvidia game stream protocol for AMD/Intel/Nvidia server hardware.

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      I only know it as moonlight (been a while since I used it). What’s the Sunshine component?

      As an aside, Moonlight was incredible. Used it to play PSO2 on my phone when I was a few hundred miles away visiting a friend.

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        Moonlight client originally used Nvidia’s streaming server. Sunshine is an open source streaming server that moonlight can connect to.

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          Oh, fuck yeah. I remember it using nvidia shield, and I haven’t bothered with seeing if it works outside of geforce since I dropped that (fuck geforce lol). Glad to hear there’s an open source alternative.

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      I’ve never been able to get Steam Link to work properly. Always the wrong resolution if I even get a picture at all.

      Ideally it would work like a game streaming service where it just renders graphics based on your client display but usually it just mirrors whatever is on the “host” system display and I got tired of trying to make it work properly.