Join Jonathan Sears for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring the new features of SteamOS, part of SteamOS for Developers First Look.
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…With the release of Steam OS, Valve told us…all that they were very serious about the living room.…But, in case we didn't think they were serious, they added four new features as…well that show their commitment to the…living room and the first is In-home Streaming.…In-home Streaming allows all those Windows and Mac…games to be played on your SteamOS machine.…Not everything is going to be compatible right out of…the gate naturally, since SteamOS is based on Linux.…So, the way it works is, your Windows or Mac computer will…actually run the game and compute it and use the graphics card…and do all of the heavy lifting while your SteamOS machine only…has to process the video signal that it receives over the network.…
It'll receive the input commands from you controller and…then it will send everything back to your host computer.…This means that the Steam machine can be relatively weak.…It doesn't have to be very strong.…It could be something with a relatively…older processor and it can be relatively inexpensive.…
- What is SteamOS?
- Understanding how the Steam Store and community work
- Understanding Steam user purchase habits
- Working with the Steam Cloud
- Creating an online marketplace with Steam Community Market
- Developing for Steam machines
- Preparing a game for Steam and Steam Greenlight