Moonlight Vita updated to Alpha 3 – Now with Mouse/L2R2 support!
You know, I have to give massive props to xyz, credited by YifanLu himself for making Henkaku possible, the man could have gone silent and enjoy watching his creation grow, but he keeps developing Henkaku apps and even though he said he wasn’t going to develop Moonlight much (which even in Alpha 2, is pretty much my go to when I play on the Vita nowadays) but he keeps coming back and updating it and now, we have Moonlight Alpha 3.
What is Moonlight?
Moonlight (formerly known as Limelight) is an open source implementation of NVIDIA’s GameStream protocol. it implements the protocol used by the NVIDIA Shield and allows developers to write 3rd party clients. Moonlight Vita is one of these clients for the PS Vita.
Moonlight requires a PC with a compatible NVidia graphics card in order to stream from your PC to your PS Vita.
Moonlight for PS Vita Alpha 3
It’s a pretty big update too, giving the app much needed support for the triggers and more! Here is what xyz has to say about the new version:
Thanks to @d3m3vilurr there’s now support for mouse and L2/R2/L3/R3.
Use front touchscreen for mouse movements and actions:
- left click – one finger tap
- right click – two finger tap
- pointer move – one finger swipe
- scroll – two finger swipe
Use back touchscreen for L2/R2/L3/R3. The zone mappings are:
- L2(LT): left-top
- R2(RT): right-top
- L3(LS CLK): left-botton
- R3(RS CLK): right-bottom
So now, not only do you get support for the trigger and stick trigger buttons, you also get mouse support so you can be a badass and play actual Civilization or something like it on your Vita. At this point all we need is for xyz to go all Sony on us and give some stability to Moonlight to eliminate the occasional crashes… and maybe give the application a proper name and icon.
Download Moonlight Vita
Do I even need to recap this at this point? But as usual, just go to xyz’s github to get the latest installable vpk for your Henkaku enabled Vita, drop it on whatever folder you prefer and transfer it over FTP so you can install it using VitaShell/MolecularShell.
And why not give a thanks to xyz and d3m3vilurr over at the reddit release thread?
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