Steam remote play

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kuliand
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PostSteam remote play
by kuliand » Fri Aug 06, 2021 10:09 pm

After hearing good things about Steam remote play I decided to give it a go today and I'm finding it does not work all that well for me. My setup is a MacBook Pro (2014) as the client connect to my TV with a Desktop running Ubuntu (8GB Ram, i3, some Nvidia graphics card, it is from 2010) as the host. Now I know the hardware is old but I was only trying stuff like the point and click game Blackwell legacy so nothing pushing the host machine at all. I have connected both my MacBook and the desktop to a switch via ethernet and even tried disconnecting the internet incase my stream was going out over the internet between host and client instead of a direct connection.

Anyone got any tips or things to try? Is it just that despite trying an simple game remote play itself requires a lot of power to work?

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PostRe: Steam remote play
by Chocolate-Milk » Sat Aug 07, 2021 1:14 am

I've always had varying degrees of success with Steam's remote play. Sometimes it works great, others it's unplayable.

I was going to suggest looking into Moonlight since you have an Nvidia card, but it requires Windows 7 or above for the host PC. Don't suppose you could dual boot?

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PostRe: Steam remote play
by kuliand » Sat Aug 07, 2021 11:00 am

Chocolate-Milk wrote:I've always had varying degrees of success with Steam's remote play. Sometimes it works great, others it's unplayable.

I was going to suggest looking into Moonlight since you have an Nvidia card, but it requires Windows 7 or above for the host PC. Don't suppose you could dual boot?


I do have Windows 10 on the desktop too so yes I could look into Moonlight. I've not heard of that so I will take a look. I must admit I was expecting remote play to work given the two computers are connected via ethernet but maybe a 30ft HDMI cable is the way to go :)


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