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slouken Dec 3, 2018 @ 6:10am
Steam Link now in BETA on Raspberry Pi
The Steam Link app is now available in beta on the Raspberry Pi 3 and 3 B+ running Raspbian Stretch

To install, run the following from a command line:
curl -#Of http://media.steampowered.com/steamlink/rpi/steamlink_1.0.7_armhf.deb
sudo dpkg -i steamlink_1.0.7_armhf.deb

To run, you can launch it from the Games menu, or run the following from a command line:
steamlink

The first time you run it, it will download the full app and create a desktop shortcut, and automatically update as needed.
Last edited by slouken; Dec 6, 2018 @ 1:49pm
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gocho8 Dec 3, 2018 @ 11:55am 
This is amazing, and totally unexpected (as was Steamplay). Thanks!
Xenophobe Dec 3, 2018 @ 1:48pm 
this is excellent news, thanks slouken and thank the rest of the dev team too.

for anyone that prefers to use the usb dongle with your steam controller rather than bluetooth, type the following command line to install the files:

sudo apt install steam-devices

reboot the pi, then open steam link app, go to pair contoller, select steam controller, hold X while turning on the controller. if the controller was already paired to a hardware steam link hold A while turning on the controller.
Last edited by Xenophobe; Dec 8, 2018 @ 10:19am
Daegalus Dec 3, 2018 @ 1:55pm 
Any chance we can get an Arm64 version of this for boards like the Pine64, Rock64, and so on? I personally have one of these that I want to make into a SteamLink / Rainway box: https://www.pine64.org/?page_id=7147 They have Debian/Raspbian/Ubuntu forks also.
boh Dec 3, 2018 @ 3:34pm 
Does it work for everyone? I have problem, that after I start streaming steam shows on my tv for like 1 second and then blank screen -> No hdmi output follows and video output works after i quit steamplay. Is there any log that could help me or anything? Btw i use RPI 3 B+ with raspbian stretch
slouken Dec 3, 2018 @ 3:45pm 
Originally posted by boh:
Does it work for everyone? I have problem, that after I start streaming steam shows on my tv for like 1 second and then blank screen -> No hdmi output follows and video output works after i quit steamplay. Is there any log that could help me or anything? Btw i use RPI 3 B+ with raspbian stretch

Try updating your system:
sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
boh Dec 3, 2018 @ 3:58pm 
Originally posted by slouken:
Originally posted by boh:
Does it work for everyone? I have problem, that after I start streaming steam shows on my tv for like 1 second and then blank screen -> No hdmi output follows and video output works after i quit steamplay. Is there any log that could help me or anything? Btw i use RPI 3 B+ with raspbian stretch

Try updating your system:
sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

didn't help. Here is output when i run steamlink from terminal, maybe it'll help you somehow: https://pastebin.com/lj7K5dRf
Neuron Dec 3, 2018 @ 4:09pm 
This is absolutely awesome, BUT one question. Why is it not supported on pi 2? Its the same die as the pi3, just slightly lower clocks.
Last edited by Neuron; Dec 3, 2018 @ 4:10pm
Thann Dec 3, 2018 @ 8:27pm 
I love you
slouken Dec 4, 2018 @ 12:14am 
Originally posted by boh:
Originally posted by slouken:

Try updating your system:
sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

didn't help. Here is output when i run steamlink from terminal, maybe it'll help you somehow: https://pastebin.com/lj7K5dRf

Found it, you need to comment out overscan_scale=1 in /boot/config.txt and then reboot.
slouken Dec 4, 2018 @ 12:15am 
Originally posted by Neuron:
This is absolutely awesome, BUT one question. Why is it not supported on pi 2? Its the same die as the pi3, just slightly lower clocks.

No, it's a completely different CPU, and the GPU doesn't support H.264 video at 1080p 60 FPS.
slouken Dec 4, 2018 @ 12:16am 
Originally posted by boh:
Does it work for everyone? I have problem, that after I start streaming steam shows on my tv for like 1 second and then blank screen -> No hdmi output follows and video output works after i quit steamplay. Is there any log that could help me or anything? Btw i use RPI 3 B+ with raspbian stretch

Check /boot/config.txt for the line overscan_scale=1 and comment it out and reboot if you find it there.
boh Dec 4, 2018 @ 4:01am 
Originally posted by slouken:
Originally posted by boh:
Does it work for everyone? I have problem, that after I start streaming steam shows on my tv for like 1 second and then blank screen -> No hdmi output follows and video output works after i quit steamplay. Is there any log that could help me or anything? Btw i use RPI 3 B+ with raspbian stretch

Check /boot/config.txt for the line overscan_scale=1 and comment it out and reboot if you find it there.

That worked, thanks for your help
slouken Dec 4, 2018 @ 6:03am 
Originally posted by boh:
Originally posted by slouken:

Check /boot/config.txt for the line overscan_scale=1 and comment it out and reboot if you find it there.

That worked, thanks for your help

You’re welcome!
Severnya Dec 4, 2018 @ 6:33am 
@slouken this is great, but I am having a little bit of difficulty when it comes to "Start playing"...

It says "Connecting..." then the app crashes. I cannot see any logs or reasons why it failed. Could you provide some assistance in debugging the reason? Can I start "steamlink" with some debug environment or switches set?

Cheers.

EDIT: this is what I am getting, for reference...

INFO: Starting Streaming
libpng warning: iCCP: known incorrect sRGB profile
INFO: Received authorization proof request, responding with encrypted challenge
INFO: Received start streaming response k_ERemoteDeviceStreamingInProgress
INFO: Received start streaming response k_ERemoteDeviceStreamingSuccess
Last edited by Severnya; Dec 4, 2018 @ 6:37am
slouken Dec 4, 2018 @ 7:43am 
Originally posted by Severnya:
@slouken this is great, but I am having a little bit of difficulty when it comes to "Start playing"...

It says "Connecting..." then the app crashes. I cannot see any logs or reasons why it failed. Could you provide some assistance in debugging the reason? Can I start "steamlink" with some debug environment or switches set?

Cheers.

EDIT: this is what I am getting, for reference...

INFO: Starting Streaming
libpng warning: iCCP: known incorrect sRGB profile
INFO: Received authorization proof request, responding with encrypted challenge
INFO: Received start streaming response k_ERemoteDeviceStreamingInProgress
INFO: Received start streaming response k_ERemoteDeviceStreamingSuccess

Not a lot there...

Can you ssh in and modify steamlink.sh to print out the launch command line and then run gdb on bin/streaming_client and run it with the launch command line and get a stack trace?
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