Vita2PC, the popular screen streaming client that allows PS Vita users to stream games to their PCs, has snagged a significant update that adds a slew of new features to the application. The update, released on Monday, seeks to make significant improvements to both the gameplay and the streaming experience for those using the application.
To begin with, the list of compatible games has received a significant expansion, with fan favorite titles such as Uncharted: Golden Abyss and Rachet and Clank 2 joining the available roster. While the EUR (Europe) versions of these games were the ones tested, North American and Japanese versions should work just fine.You can look at the list of titles that have received Vita2PC compatibility patches below:
- Uncharted: Golden Abyss
- Muramasa Rebirth
- Ratchet and Clank 2
- Ratchet and Clank 3.
Additionally, the utility now has LPDDR2 hardware encoder support; meaning plenty more games will now support hardware accelerated encoding when streaming to your PC; which should hopefully lead to large performance gains. with the help of some patching over the course of future releases, it's possible that a huge portion of the PS Vita's game library could have full hardware encoding support enabled, which would make Vita2PC an ideal solution for any game. On top of that, the utility now has support for window resolution switching both on the PC and the PS Vita's side, and bilinear filtering to perfect your graphical experience.
In case that wasn't enough, the PC client now has a new icon, a bug in the SDL Mixer audio driver has now been repaired and a new audio driver based open the OpenAL API has been added to the PC client (although it may not be as stable as the SDL Mixer driver despite working better with certain titles, such as DigimonStory: Cyber-Sleuth, according to reports from Wololo). Wololo also reported that users may experience issues in disabling hardware acceleration, which may be necessary to run certain titles such as Diva F which currently do not support hardware acceleration.
On top of that, you will have to download the
libgcc_s_dw2-1 DLL files for the PC client separately in order for the application to work successfully on certain versions of Windows 7 (Wololo reported issues with Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit). However, your mileage may vary on that front, and we'll be sure to update this article of any other reports of problems with specific OS versions manifest.
You can grab the utility over on GitHub:
What do you guys think? Are you tempted to use this utility in conjunction with your PS Vita? Let us know in the comments, or post over on our forums with your thoughts.