Valve Releases Steam Link Patch for Quest Users
Valve has been quick to deploy updates to its recently enhanced Steam Link feature, allowing Quest users to wirelessly connect to their PCs and enjoy SteamVR games. With the latest SteamVR Beta 2.2.1 update, Quest users can now benefit from ‘Advanced Supersample Filtering’ to significantly enhance the wireless streaming quality of high supersampling rates.
This technique, known as supersampling, involves rendering the scene at a larger resolution before downsampling it back with a filter to eliminate pixelated edges, also referred to as aliasing. According to the patch notes, this update will bring a significant improvement in video quality for users who do not use the “auto” settings.
Valve has acknowledged that Advanced Supersample Filtering was mistakenly disabled for Meta headsets as a secondary effect of a previous change made several years ago. It is worth noting that users with powerful gaming setups are more likely to notice the difference beyond the auto settings. However, having supersample filtering available is beneficial, especially when playing resource-intensive games such as Half-Life: Alyx (2020).
Key Highlights of the 2.2.1 Update
Here are some of the most important aspects of the 2.2.1 update:
- Enabling 10-bit video encoding on AMD graphics cards with this capability (experimental at this time).
- Debug UI improvements.
- Fixing an issue that worsened networking lag in non-optimal wireless configurations.
- Allowing connection to proceed even in network configurations without QoS support.
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