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Has anyone actually gotten this game to work with in-home streaming? I can add it as a non-Steam game, and on my gaming rig host I can launch it through Steam and have it work just fine. But every time I launch it from my HTPC, I get the issue where sound and controls work, but I have no picture or video, just a black screen. The stream also crashes on my client within a couple seconds, but it's still running on the host, so I can click the Stream button and launch it again - but still with just a black screen.

I've tried it with the game installed via GOG Galaxy and without it - just the vanilla download files, but the end result on my client is the same. Both computers are running at 1920x1080 resolution. I've tried running the game full-screen and borderless window, and I've tried disabling hardware acceleration on both the client and host - nothing works to get me video on this game. Every other game I've streamed to my HTPC works fine, including Uplay games.

Does anybody know how to get this to work?
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omally72: Has anyone actually gotten this game to work with in-home streaming? I can add it as a non-Steam game, and on my gaming rig host I can launch it through Steam and have it work just fine. But every time I launch it from my HTPC, I get the issue where sound and controls work, but I have no picture or video, just a black screen. The stream also crashes on my client within a couple seconds, but it's still running on the host, so I can click the Stream button and launch it again - but still with just a black screen.

I've tried it with the game installed via GOG Galaxy and without it - just the vanilla download files, but the end result on my client is the same. Both computers are running at 1920x1080 resolution. I've tried running the game full-screen and borderless window, and I've tried disabling hardware acceleration on both the client and host - nothing works to get me video on this game. Every other game I've streamed to my HTPC works fine, including Uplay games.

Does anybody know how to get this to work?
It works perfectly for me. I used to have issues streaming from my AMD R9 380 with AMD FX 6core to an nVidia 660GTX, but as soon as I switched the 6 core to Intel, those issues went away. Apparently AMD has an issue with hardware compression so the issues were related to the streamer switching to Software Compression and that created heaps of hideous artifacts + the 6 core CPU was having difficulty encoding at 1080p and doing the game logic. Why does an Intel CPU fix this? Steam switches to using the built in Hardware Encoder/Decoder which is present in all Intel CPUs (that have an integrated GFX chip) - which not only offloads this almost non-existent load to a seperate GFX card, it can also be decoded by either an AMD, nVidia and/or Intel hardware decoder as well as the software decoder.

TLDR - yes it works - if you're having issues, try these fixes from cheapest to most expensive:

1. make sure hardware encoding and decoding are enabled;
2. replace the GFX card with an nVidia one (if it's AMD);
3. replace the CPU with an intel one (if it's AMD - note you only need 2 or 3 - not both)
4. buy an Apple Mac and use that for hardware decoding (again this doesn't require 2 or 3)

All throughout the mucking around I did above, I never had any issues streaming to my MacBook Pro - regardless of what CPU or graphics card was encoding, even if it was software encoding (which I only checked once because it looks rubbish and there was no need to use it).
btw - i've run it on OSX and windows but not on Linux - so if it's a Steambox I can't comment unfortunately.
Post edited February 14, 2017 by ybottom