While the Vita is a pretty capable and useful handheld on its own, some people want to enlarge its game library by streaming PC games onto it. Thanks to Moonlight and developer d3m3vilurr, the Moonlight Vita homebrew has been created (and still updated) for exactly this purpose.
What is Moonlight?
Moonlight is an open-source implementation of the nVidia GameStream client that allows you to locally stream your Steam games (and a very large percentage of non-steam games/software such as console emulators like PCSX2 and Dolphin) to a device of your choice (such as Android/iOS devices and on other PCs through Chrome). It allows for high-quality streaming with minimal to no input lag of your PC games.
Only some Nvidia graphics cards are supported so you can check if your GPU is supported by checking the link below.
Geforce GTX users (GTX 650+), you’re in luck! AMD, Intel and Geforce GT users must use PC Link which is still in Beta
For best results, you should have a good local internet connection with your PC which you can achieve by owning a good wireless router and having your computer connected via Ethernet.
What got changed/updated in Vita Moonlight 0.3(.1)?
Vita Moonlight version 0.3.0 and 0.3.1 bring about the following:
Support was added for GFE 3.11.- version 0.3
A new configuration option about reference frame invalidation. According to a Reddit user, disabling the option removes almost all input lag if you had any. – version 0.3
The configuration for unset resolutions was fixed. – version 0.3
An issue was fixed in which you couldn’t connct to new devices (PCs) – version 0.3.1
As you can see, this is a very important update since it has some important bug and compatibility fixes. If you’re on version 0.3, it’s highly recommended you update to 0.3.1 since the bug fixed is pretty major.
To get this homebrew utility, simply download the VPK from the link below and install it from VitaShell after copying it via FTP/USB. As of writing this article, an older version (0.2) is available on VitaDB so you can’t get it directly from VHBB just yet but Rinnegatamante should update it soon enough.
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