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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.

April 8, 2024v2024-04-08.0

NEW

  • [Teams] Added additional Teams API endpoint for admins to programmatically disconnect any user that is connected to a team machine host.

March 5, 2024150-93B

150-93B will roll out over the next 30 days

NEW

  • [Windows host] You can now create a virtual mouse on the host, enable this setting when there is no physical mouse attached to the host.
  • [Win/Mac host] Parsec for Teams Administrator can now tell hosts to use the closest available relay in the list by using a new setting called Network Fast Relay Ping which will be available as an App Rule.

IMPROVEMENTS

  • [All] Mouse cursors will now be accurately sized when connecting to hosts.
  • [All] Clients will now default to using H265 when connecting to hosts.
  • [[Windows host] Parsec Virtual Display Driver 0.45 allows you to select which physical GPU you wish the adapter to spawn on. This change is aimed at virtual machines and the selection can be changed using the Windows Registry.

BUGFIXES

  • [Windows host] Parsec Virtual Display Driver 0.45 greatly improves Privacy Mode and Virtual Display Driver reliability when used in combination with 150-93.
  • [All] Clipboard is now much more reliable.
  • [Windows host] Parsec Virtual USB Driver 0.2.7.0 fixes hardware device issues caused by parsecudeaudio.sys which was present in 0.2.5.0 driver.
  • [macOS host] Fixed an issue where Parsec would spawn multiple screen capture sessions when switching between H264/H265.

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.