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Parsec is another good option; especially, for gaming or viewing videos [https://www.parsecgaming.com/]. It is primarily designed to connect to a gaming host computer though (it should work with most mid-level PCs). I tested it with my work computer and was even able to work on SolidWorks (there were some quirks rotating objects, but nothing too bad) and stream a video at the same time without any issues on a Pi 3. I tested Parsec with Fortnite and PUBG with a Pi 3B+, the setup works fine if you lower your graphics and there is a small lag from the server connection (3-5 ms with Ethernet); overall very playable (I averaged 30-45 fps).
The installation is extremely simple:
Use VNC over Local Network addendum -
This Remote Desktop on the RPi with VNC works with a Pi going through a switch to a PC. It does NOT work with a Pi , using an Ethernet (RJ45) cable directly connected to a PC.
After the last sentence in the Enable VNC Server add the following steps (this was done with the 10-9-2018 build of Raspbian, after completing sudo rpi-update).
1) on the Pi, the VNC icon should display in the upper right hand corner. Double click and open Options.
2) Select Security Tab > Change Authentication to VNC Password
3) Users & Permission tab > change password to Standard User
4) set password
Shawn says “Note: The Raspberry Pi Zero W should also work with this tutorial, if you want a smaller option for your project. ”
I say, good luck if you want more than one. I recently tried buying a second one here, multiple months and orders after I bought my first one from SF and was told that the RPi foundation has decreed that I may never ever buy a second Zero W board from SF. Nice to know that the spirit of Kafka lives on at RPi (that bunch of giant insects).
That’s discouraging to hear that purchasing more than one RPi Zero W is nigh impossible. Part of the reason I’m making these tutorials for the RPi (the bigger model) is that I’m still hearing that the Zero models are tough to obtain. :-/
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