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Krieghof Jan 15, 2014 @ 8:10am
Steam In-Home Streaming on Raspberry Pi
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• At the time it's not possible, because Steam is not compiled for ARM based CPUs.
• There is one alternative out there called "Limelight" http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=65878&p=483479
• You could use a Intel Galileo-Board instead of the Pi. The Intel Galileo-Board has a x86 based CPU. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Galileo

• Trogdor0 saw a video of GabeN talking about his vision of the future of gaming. One of the things he talked about was streaming games directly to embedded devices like "smart" TVs.
Last edited by Krieghof; Nov 3, 2014 @ 6:13am
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Balderick Jan 15, 2014 @ 8:15am 
Am sure i read a thread in here about this that gave the answer but i have forgotten what it is. You could try searching the discussions.
Last edited by Balderick; Jan 15, 2014 @ 8:18am
Matt Jan 15, 2014 @ 8:33am 
Nope, Steam requires a x86 cpu, where the Raspberry Pi has ARM
erik Jan 15, 2014 @ 8:36am 
Originally posted by Matt:
Nope, Steam requires a x86 cpu, where the Raspberry Pi has ARM
Doesn't an Arduino have x86?
Last edited by erik; Jan 15, 2014 @ 8:36am
Urine_Engineer Jan 15, 2014 @ 8:58am 
It would be nice if they released an ARM version of SteamOS that serves just for streaming games and netflix and such. Think Rokku + Steam Streaming and controller support.
RemusCrow Jan 15, 2014 @ 9:43am 
unfortunately i dont think we will get a lite steam to run on our pi's.

I dont quite understand the reason for needing an install of the full steam program and needing to log in purely just to receive video/audio/send control commands.

anyone know why its needed?

there is a discussion going on here: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/homestream/discussions/0/630800446936032489/#p6

for using limelight-pi to stream your steam games to raspberry-pi.

Also on the raspberrypi.org site: http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=65878&p=483479

I myself am very excited about using the pi as my game stream receiver, due to low power usage and it just being very very cool.

I will do a write up of my progress using limelight-pi on the raspberrypi site in the next hour or so.
Stents 👽 Jan 15, 2014 @ 10:03am 
Wouldn't it be theoretically possible to use a Intel Galileo as a stream receiver? Though after using streaming on a Intel integrated PC it seems the decode does need more power than expected.
stackman Jan 15, 2014 @ 10:10am 
You could definitely stream Steam to your RPi, you just couldn't use SteamOS. The Pi could happily route input controls over your network to your SteamPC and you could also easily push the audio from your PC to the Pi. Then it would just be a matter of finding the most efficient way to get the visual data from your desktop.
VoodooDE Jan 23, 2014 @ 12:38pm 
Steam on the Pi would be awesome! Valve, is there any chance?
Satoru Jan 23, 2014 @ 12:39pm 
You still need to run the steam client on the far side.

There is no ARM versio nof the Steam client.
VoodooDE Jan 23, 2014 @ 12:40pm 
I know, that's why I asked Valve if there is any chance that they will port it ;-)
Satoru Jan 23, 2014 @ 12:45pm 
Originally posted by VoodooDE:
I know, that's why I asked Valve if there is any chance that they will port it ;-)

If you're REALLY adventurous and you have an Nvidia 600/700 card on you rmain computer you can try Limelight-Pi

https://github.com/irtimmer/limelight-pi/releases
asphantix Jan 26, 2014 @ 1:02pm 
would love to have that stream feature on my raspberrypi, maybe they could build in this feature in steamCMD?
blackout24 Jan 26, 2014 @ 1:20pm 
Originally posted by asphantix:
would love to have that stream feature on my raspberrypi, maybe they could build in this feature in steamCMD?

They'd still have to port the entire client to an entirely different CPU architecture.
Bloodred Jan 26, 2014 @ 1:35pm 
You wouldn't really need (or want) the entire client on a Raspberry Pi, it would be too heavy. All that's needed is being able to log in, controller support, a list of games, and the streaming itself with hardware video decoding.
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