Moonlight for Vita Alpha 2 Released – Now with sound!
Just yesterday, xyz lit reddit on fire by teasing a new version of his Moonlight port that featured sound and the ability to change the resolution/bitrate of the stream. You can see this video below:
Considering he said he wasn’t going to work much on this port, I’d say he is doing some amazing work with the port of Moonlight. Just a few days after releasing his alpha version of the port, he’s come back with a second alpha. This new alpha does allow you to change all the things I talked about above, by simply using a second .txt file that you need to put in your ux0:/data/moonlight folder. This release also only comes with one vpk files, since now settings are customizable. The instructions are as follows:
For this version, you need to place an additional configuration file to
In that file you write four numbers: stream width, height, FPS and bitrate. So the file might look like this:
1280 720 30 2000
for 1280×720 30 FPS and 2000 kbps bitrate
960 544 60 4000
for 960×544 60 FPS and 4000 kbps bitrate
If you want to use Vita native resolution (960×544) you need to go to NVIDIA control panel => change resolution and add the resolution manually. (Customize=>Create custom resolution) Also, some games might need additional settings to stream 960×544 (for example, for Portal 2 I had to add
-width 960 -height 544command line options).
This is a simple enough process that allows you to configure Moonlight Vita to almost any resolution and bitrate you desire, which is quite handy considering this port still doesn’t feature a GUI like the Android and Windows/Mac/Linux version. I would advise playing a bit with the settings and trying to find the settings that most fit your liking, but always remember the Vita’s wireless chipset is not the best and the game must be compatible with the resolution you want. If it doesn’t work out-of-the-box, a quick google search should help you change that.
Download Moonlight for PS Vita
Just like last time all you need to do to get the newest version is head on out to xyz’s GitHub to download the latest vpk and install it onto your Vita. Also, if you don’t mind, drop by /r/vitahacks thread and why not thank xyz for all his hard work? Without him, Henkaku and this wouldn’t have been possible.
Before you leave, please tell me if you’d like me to write a guide on how to easily add all your emulator games to Steam so you can use them with Moonlight.