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Moonlight and Sunshine together are awesome, giving you a great open source way to stream games from one device to another and the latest Moonlight PC release brings in some big new features.

Released today, Moonlight PC v6.0.0, the new features are:

  • HDR is now supported on Steam Deck and other HDR-capable Linux systems using a new Vulkan-based renderer.
    • By default, the new Vulkan renderer is only used for HDR streaming, but it can be used all the time by setting the PREFER_VULKAN=1 environment variable.
  • Vulkan Video decoding of H.264, HEVC, and AV1 is now supported using the new Vulkan renderer.
  • A new Metal-based renderer is now used on most macOS systems for increased streaming performance and reduced latency.
  • Both notched and notch-free native resolution options are now provided on Apple Silicon Macs.
  • Full E2E stream encryption is now supported when streaming from Sunshine v0.22 or later.
  • Initiating a stream via the command-line will now automatically wake the target machine if it is sleeping.
  • Error codes are now displayed in the connection termination dialog.
  • Detailed PC state information is now available via the new "View Details" context menu option (similar to the Android client).
  • The performance overlay can now be configured to appear by default when starting a stream.


Pictured - Horizon Zero Dawn

There's also a bunch of other Linux support improvements, some behaviour changes and plenty of the usual bug fixes.

See more in the changelog.

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AsciiWolf 6 days ago
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Sadly, the HDR support itself is still in a pretty rough shape on Linux.

(For more information see the Wayland color management protocol ticket - that is required for full HDR with metadata support - and the GNOME Mutter HDR support one. Not sure about the HDR support state in KDE though.)
Quoting: AsciiWolfSadly, the HDR support itself is still in a pretty rough shape on Linux.

(For more information see the Wayland color management protocol ticket - that is required for full HDR with metadata support - and the GNOME Mutter HDR support one. Not sure about the HDR support state in KDE though.)
On the other hand, it surely can't be that much longer until this protocol is merged. Any takers for before the end of this year?
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