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Sunshine game streaming update has frame timing improvements for Linux

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Sunshine when paired up with Moonlight offers a great way to stream games from your PC to pretty much any other system, and the latest release v0.23.1 should work better on Linux now.

This is an alternative to the now defunct NVIDIA Gamestream, and you can use it as an alternative to things like Steam Link / Remote Play. The idea is that you set up Sunshine on your gaming PC, then use Moonlight to get the stream on your other devices. So you can play whatever you want across your many systems like Steam Deck, mobile and so on.

Pictured - War Thunder

Here's what's new / changed in v0.23.1:


  • (Capture/Windows) Disable HRD and CBR encoding options by default for AMD GPUs due to video quality regressions in v0.23.0
  • (UI) Fix incorrect strings for QuickSync 'fast' and 'faster' presets
  • (UI/Linux) Fix update prompt appearing even when running the latest version
  • (Input) Fix crash when absolute input events are received prior to the display viewport being set
  • (Input/Linux) Fix missing clamping of rumble intensity to valid range
  • (Build/Tests) Fix error when attempting to disable compilation of tests
  • (Build/Linux) Fix some compilation errors when using Musl libc
  • (Logging) Fix broken debug messages for codec capability flags
  • (Logging/Linux) Fix log messages to include the correct setcap command for resolving KMS permission errors


  • (Capture/Linux) Improve frame time consistency for all capture backends
  • (UI) Set focus to the PIN textbox when navigating to the PIN tab


  • Remove libavdevice dependency


  • (Linux) Prefer ayatana-appindicator3 over appindicator3 if both are available

See more on the GitHub page. It takes a bit of setup time but can be worth it!

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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cloudseer Apr 23
This is how I play in the living room: sunshine (AMD) + moonlight app on the Xbox.
I must give it a try.

I wanted to try streaming from my Linux desktop to the Steam Deck, but unfortunately streaming games via Steam does not work for me.

Maybe this will work.

I'll have to give Sunshine a proper look one day.

Last edited by DoctorJunglist on 24 April 2024 at 4:59 pm UTC
Quoting: DoctorJunglistI'll have to give Sunshine a proper look one day.
Yesterday I could have just looked out the window. But today--well, earlier it was raining. Now I guess there's just Risk of Rain.
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