This would allow streaming when internet is down between peers on a local network
That feature is just what I'm looking for right now!
I can understand not having native Linux hosting support to an extent, because companies have been ignoring Linux features forever. But this!?!? The Parsec team is sleeping!
It would be amazing to have this ability -- use a local set device password that is used for direct connections without having to sign into the web services. I could think of so many uses for this.
This would make sure Parsec lives on even after the servers are shut down (if ever). It's what makes retro lan games so much better.
Please do implement this. The Parsec servers are currently down and so there's no way for anyone using Parsec to play games even on their LAN, until the server admin wakes up late on a Sunday and fixes it. There’s also no way to play your games when your Internet is down on a rainy day. It sucks having to rely on an external server being online for software that has no good reason for it. Clients and hosts on the same network can easily authenticate with each other directly, as many similar screen sharing programs are able to do. Gamers especially will care about this issue, knowing how disappointing it is that games that would have worked perfectly well on LAN recently started being made to artificially require an Internet connection instead. Thanks for reading!
I'd use this! I presently have my gaming PC in a rack server in the garage as I have no space for it due to the house and kids. I use nVidia Shields and a laptop to stream games to various rooms and at the kitchen table and it works great and means I do not have to have a dedicated desk or space to play.
This would be awesome for a offline LAN Party!
Wasn't Parsec made to not have to be close to do things together, being near each other kind of defeats the whole purpose.
@Vampariz: Well yes it was designed for cloud gaming but some people also use it to play something on their desktop on a portable device I.E GPD Win, GPD XD, Nvidia Shield, Phone, etc
@Mage Enderman: First time I heard about using it on a phone, and I just realized someone might want to put their main PC screen in another room in their house.
Agreed, the current p2p negotiation is nice over the internet, but for local use cases, it's like those stupid "smart outlet" things that rely on an external web service and become useless bricks the second your internet goes down. An option for this will help make parsec more robust.
Agreed. This would allow a more steam link-esque use case.