Parsec

Changelog

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This changelog is the comprehensive history of Parsec's product changes. Some of the features listed have been deprecated or were changed in later updates. We thought, rather than changing old posts, it would be fun for everyone to see the whole history of the product's development. For a perspective on Parsec's product and our product philosophy, we wrote a blog post in December 2017 about the early history of the Parsec Game Streaming software.

January 18, 2024150-92

150-92 has been released to all customers.

NEW

  • [Windows/macOS client] A metrics graph is now available in the overlay for improved ability to monitor performance metrics.
  • [Windows host] You can now set Parsec to lock the host desktop on disconnection without using Privacy Mode.
  • [Teams] For hosts with Privacy Mode enabled, you can now prevent client connections if Virtual Display Driver (VDD) has not been installed. This option will be made available in the Admin dashboard when 150-92 is available to Teams Customers.
  • [Windows/macOS host] “Kick All Guests On Owner Disconnect” setting allows you to automatically kick guests when the last owner disconnects.
  • [All clients] You can now set host display rotation from the overlay when connecting to a Windows host.
  • [Warp/Free] Switching to the Alpha-Channel in the Experimental Tab allows you to try new features that are still in development (that could crash!).

IMPROVEMENTS

  • [Windows/macOS client] Allow Microphone Passthrough (experimental) to be muted from the overlay when connecting to a Windows host.
  • [Windows/macOS client] When using the “Use Client Resolution” setting in the overlay, Windows and Mac clients are now more agile at remembering and setting your Parsec window position and resolutions.
  • [All] App will check for a changes to the Parsec for Teams App Rule configuration every 30 minutes in the background.

BUGFIXES

  • [Windows host] Fixed a bug where Parsec would permanently freeze if the Parsec Virtual Display Adapter crashes during a connection.
  • [Windows host] Fixed a bug where there was no Privacy Mode warning showing in Parsec if the Virtual Display Adapter crashes while connected.
  • [Windows host] Fixed a bug where Parsec will fail to restart and hang permanently when updating.
  • [Windows host] Fixed a bug where a Parsec host could fail to come online after downtime.
  • [[Windows host] Fixed bug where second or third host monitor would not revert back to its original resolution after you disconnect.
  • [All] Fixed bug where some Parsec logs would be out of order or dropped.
  • [All] Fixed bug where some configuration data was retained after logout.
  • [Windows 150-92b] Fixed a bug with 150-92a where it was not possible to change the resolution of a host from the Parsec overlay when the host was headless using Virtual Display Driver.

November 13, 2023v2023-11-13.0

IMPROVEMENTS

  • [Teams] Improved behavior for App Rule Hierarchy. Now, team computers will maintain their app ruleset when an assigned user puts that computer into client mode. Previously, the team computer's ruleset would be overridden by the assigned user's ruleset, leading to confusing behavior. Admins also have the ability to re-enable user overrides in the admin dashboard, if desired.

November 2, 2023150-91

Release will roll out to customers over the next 30 days

NEW

  • [All clients] Search functionality added to quickly find hosts and users from the computers page.

IMPROVEMENTS

  • [Linux Client] Support for FFMPEG 3 and 5 for software decode.

BUGFIXES

  • [Windows host] Increased stability of Virtual Wacom Tablet.
  • [Windows host] Increased reliability of Virtual Wacom Tablet button presses.
  • [macOS client] Second stream now remembers its size and position.
  • [macOS host] Fixed video stutter when connecting to macOS hosts running Sonoma.
  • [macOS host] Fixed issues and crashes with Virtual Displays.
  • [macOS host] Fixed a crash when copying an item to the clipboard.