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Steam Client Update released with Remote Play improvements

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Valve has released a small update to the stable version of the Steam Client, with it mostly being about fixing up Remote Play. It's not a big surprise to see the focus on Remote Play right now with the Steam Deck, especially with the SteamOS 3.2 update bringing full Remote Play Together compatibility for the Deck too.

Here's what's new in the update:

Remote Play

  • Greatly improved desktop capture quality on Windows, now supporting variable framerates
  • Fixed crash on Windows when the stream resolution is changed
  • Fixed streaming connections failing after Steam has been restarted
  • Fixed Remote Play Together dialogs occasionally not resizing correctly
  • Fixed color quality when streaming from Linux to Steam Deck

macOS/Linux

  • Fixed game install/update failing for Steam libraries installed on a filesystem that does not support preallocation (e.g. ExFAT, FAT32)

Nice to see the Linux fixes there too, another reason to love the Steam Deck as it means other parts of Steam / Linux keep getting fixed up.

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Tags: Apps, Meta, Steam, Valve
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ShadMessa 1 Jun
do people really still use FAT32 .....
Eike 1 Jun
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Quoting: ShadMessado people really still use FAT32 .....

I think that's what the partition to be used by Linux, Windows and the TV on my portable drive is using.
Zlopez 1 Jun
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Quoting: ShadMessado people really still use FAT32 .....

Definitely, it's the best choice for external HDD that is being used by both Linux and Windows machines.
Beamboom 1 Jun
Quoting: Zlopez
Quoting: ShadMessado people really still use FAT32 .....

Definitely, it's the best choice for external HDD that is being used by both Linux and Windows machines.
Why not use ntfs?
Pengling 1 Jun
Quoting: ShadMessado people really still use FAT32 .....
For me, yes, but only on USB flash-drives nowadays. It still comes up enough to not need to reformat them straight out of the packet.
whizse 1 Jun
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Quoting: ZlopezDefinitely, it's the best choice for external HDD that is being used by both Linux and Windows machines.
With a 4GB file size limit and 2TB partition size limit?
Are there correction bugs for "Remote Play" like in "In Home Streaming"?

Because it has become a stuttering fest, lately, with my Linux host (tried Pop_OS!, Kubuntu, Manjaro and ChimeraOS). Tried Gnome and KDE (ChimeraOS uses SteamOS-Compositor-Plus). Native titles seem to be running fine (solid 58.75fps and 10-20ms latency), but Proton enabled games are resulting in serious stuttering (30-40fps, latency above 75ms). ChimeraOS is a much better choice, but still not close to native.

I was able to run Witcher 3 fine with Proton 5.13-6, but any other versions are a no-go.


Last edited by Mohandevir on 1 June 2022 at 1:12 pm UTC
based 1 Jun
I hope there's some streaming improvement on Linux too, I'm running @480p with 1 sec delay on 5mb/s connection
Goggo66 1 Jun
Quoting: MohandevirAre there correction bugs for "Remote Play" like in "In Home Streaming"?

Because it has become a stuttering fest, lately, with my Linux host (tried Pop_OS!, Kubuntu, Manjaro and ChimeraOS). Tried Gnome and KDE (ChimeraOS uses SteamOS-Compositor-Plus). Native titles seem to be running fine (solid 58.75fps and 10-20ms latency), but Proton enabled games are resulting in serious stuttering (30-40fps, latency above 75ms). ChimeraOS is a much better choice, but still not close to native.

I was able to run Witcher 3 fine with Proton 5.13-6, but any other versions are a no-go.
I just checked. Unfortunately, nothing seems to be fixed on the Linux Steam client side.
Proton games (using Vulkan encoder) drop to 30-40 frames with inconsistent frame pacing. Native games (using OpenGL encoder) work nicely at 60 fps.

There are several bug reports open on this:
Steam Remote Play drops to 1080p@30 when running games using Proton.
Steam In-Home Streaming is slow with Vulkan-based games

Really disappointing... People are giving up already and trying to switch to Sunshine/Moonlight.
Zlopez 1 Jun
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Quoting: Beamboom
Quoting: Zlopez
Quoting: ShadMessado people really still use FAT32 .....

Definitely, it's the best choice for external HDD that is being used by both Linux and Windows machines.
Why not use ntfs?

Not working everywhere, some devices can't read ntfs partitions.
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