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👋 Update 08/31:Hey all, we ran into hiccups that unfortunately prevented us from providing the weekly update today. You can expect the update in full tomorrow, and we appreciate your patience in the meantime.-RyanHey #Team-Brow furling, Ryan scrunches his nose and looks at his left foot. He grips the base of his black and white sneaker, and with a momentary struggle removes it. Sand furiously dumps onto the floor.Let’s try that again.Hey #TeamShadow,Back from Shadow Island, I’m excited to welcome you to this week’s activation update! For this week, unfortunately some users promised August 2020 for Chicago and Amsterdam will have their activation delayed to early September 2020. We’re sorry for this, and impacted users should receive an email by the end of the week with confirmation of their new delivery date. We’ll provide final details in next week’s update too.Our team continues their work on stability for the Texas datacenter in preparation for September 2020 activations and New Yo
scroll to bottom to voteHi #TeamShadow, Thank you so much to everyone who submitted their battlestation! Per usual, you guys have wowed us over at HQ with your creativity. ❤️ You guys certainly didn’t make it easy for us to narrow things down to a final 3. After much consideration, Shadow HQ has decided on... *drumroll* Scottio200’s groovy setup! Sirapheonix’s portable setup! Adrieux-redd’s TV setup (featuring doggo)! Congratulations to all of our finalists! Now it’s up to you guys to crown the winner! The setup that gets the most votes will be featured on the Launcher for the entire month of September. The winner will also receive and exclusive piece of Shadow art made just for them 🤩 Vote now! This poll will close August 31st 11:59 CEST. 🚨 Vote here! 👇
Hey #TeamShadow! We’re sad that August is over and it’s officially the end of summer. But, we’re happy, because the end of the month means we have a new Shadow Monthly Spotlight. 🤩 For those who are new here, ‘Shadow Monthly Spotlight’ highlights a #TeamShadow community video that we loved watching at Shadow HQ each month. This month’s spotlight is on Julien Hick! 🎉 He shared a dope video playing the new Microsoft Flight Simulator on Shadow. The video is in French, but he provides English subtitles. Go check out his video and subscribe to his channel for more gaming content and personal vlogs! Thanks everyone, we can’t wait to see what you have in store for us in September! Don’t forget to post your Shadow video for a chance to be next month's chosen one!
Hey #TeamShadow, Welcome to the weekly activation update! Brittaney stepping in here for Ryan as he takes some much-deserved travel to Shadow Island. Some of you may know me as the former Support Hero, Jaina, but I’ve officially leveled up and am now Ryan’s new partner in crime! We’re going to have so much fun! We have no new delays this week (yay!) and have made significant process in activations for our Amsterdam and Texas datacenters. We’ve fulfilled all activations for August 2020 in our Texas datacenter so our team’s now working on making sure the experience is stable and smooth for our current users before they start on activating for September 2020! As a reminder:Activations take place Monday through Thursday Activations begin at 8am (local time) every day for each datacenter Below is the activation information by datacenter. You can check which datacenter you belong to here. CHICAGO:Activations this week:July 21st - July 22nd* If pre-order date is between July 22nd - July
Hi #TeamShadow! If you ever followed us on Instagram in the past year, you may have noticed that we didn’t post a lot… or at all really. 😳 Well we have some great news. Shadow Instagram is back! Check it out now! We’re here to freshen up your feeds with some dank memes, community creations, and exclusive content that gives you an inside look into life at Shadow HQ! Give us a follow at @ShadowPC_Official.
Hey #TeamShadow, Welcome to the weekly activation update!This week we’ve made another change to the update’s formatting. Specifically, we've changed the wording in these updates from “Activation in <Month Year>” to now, “Activation by end of <Month Year>”. This should help clarify that you will receive access to your Shadow by the end of the month promised, and that we are not waiting until the month promised to you to activate your Shadow. As noted in the comments and general feedback from last week, we had some unfortunate shuffling with the information for our Paris datacenter. We’ve clarified below that users who pre-ordered for Paris on or before May 13th were not impacted by the previously communicated delay, and so shouldn’t have received an email when they were sent. Amsterdam is making headway catching up on delayed activations, and Chicago is steadily moving along but working through a spike in volume of pre-orders on July 22nd (details below). Thank you for you
Hi #TeamShadow!We’ve been seeing a lot of awesome videos posted by the community talking about their Shadow experience. We want to show off your work and highlight your content. That’s why we recently started the Shadow Monthly Spotlight 🔦So what is the ‘Shadow Monthly Spotlight’? Well it’s exactly what it sounds like! Every month we put the spotlight on a #TeamShadow community video that we loved watching over at Shadow HQ. 🌟This month’s spotlight is on Nutmeister! 🌟He shared an awesome video testing out his gameplay experience on Shadow Infinite at 3 different benchmarks. Definitely go check out his video and subscribe to his channel for more sweet gaming content! 🤩You can find our previous Shadow Monthly Spotlights on our Youtube channel.Thanks so much, and we’ll see you next month. Don’t forget to post your Shadow video for a chance to be next month's chosen one!
Hey #TeamShadow, Welcome to this week’s activation update!Last week, we confirmed delays of varying degrees by datacenter, emailing the users unfortunately impacted by this delay with their updated delivery timeline. You’ll find those updated timelines along with a few formatting changes below in today’s update.“Formatting changes? Sounds boring.”Typically, yes. But we think you’ll find this to be a delight:The Start of Week and Target by next Monday sections have been replaced by Activations this Week.Rather than split the week’s target and start in two, Activations this Week will list the..*checks notes*...activations for this week for each datacenter. The general reminders about activations (listed below) will remain the same, but this should provide a more concise snapshot to determine whether you’ll be activated this week.Thank you for always sharing your feedback about activations and all things Shadow! We look forward to hearing your feedback about this week’s updates and the ch
Hey #TeamShadow, Welcome to this week’s activation update!Previously, we announced a delay for New York pre-orders before July 16th. This week we’ve confirmed the dates for which users will be activated this week, and which will receive an email from us by the end of the week regarding the delay. For Amsterdam, Chicago, and Texas users promised July 2020 for activation will unfortunately be delayed to August 2020, excluding those that will be activated this week. Please review your specific datacenter’s information below to determine if your Shadow’s activation will be delayed, as volume of activations varies by datacenter. Users impacted by the delays will receive an email from us confirming the new expected delivery date similar to New York. Thank you for your continued patience as you wait to get your hands on Shadow Boost. As a reminder:-We activate Monday through Thursday -Beginning at 8am local time each day for each datacenter Below is the activation information by
Hey #TeamShadow,Last week we added a new section beneath each data center, “Start of week”. This marks the starting point of activations for each datacenter in a given week. Combine this with our target for your datacenter and you should be able to determine whether you’ll be activated this week! For New York pre-orders, some users who pre-ordered between May 27th and July 16th and were promised activation in July 2020 will have their Shadow delivery delayed. As there is still next week to process activations in July and activations are processed on a first-come first-served basis, we will email all impacted users that will be delayed by the end of July with their adjusted delivery timeline.Given the feedback from previous weekly activation updates, we’d like to clearly address that we’re monitoring Chicago and Texas closely to avoid any delays similar to New York. We will update this thread with any developments during the week if we have any, and of course provide you the situatio
Hey #TeamShadow!We’re excited to share a new video we worked with the Linus Tech Tips team to create, to answer the pressing question,“What’s actually inside a Shadow server?”In the video, Linus opens up the Shadow server for a few tests of his own. We don’t want to spoil too much, so check out the video here: Most importantly of all, we want to know what you think now that you’ve seen behind the curtain of what it takes to power your Shadow.*cue Wizards of Oz reference* Share your thoughts in the comments, especially if there was anything surprising to see! :)
Hey #TeamShadow! Shadow can turn any object into a powerful gaming PC… right? 😉Well, we want to see what objects you think Shadow can run on. Your car? Your old phone? That banana that’s been sitting in your fridge for 1 week? If you think #ItRunsShadow, send it in. We want to see it all! 🤩 Post your crazy Shadow Setup using #ItRunsShadow on Twitter or Instagram for your chance to win a FREE MONTH of Shadow Boost to 10 of our favorite setups! 🏆 Get posting! This contest ends 11:59PM CEST on July 23rd . *Please read the Terms and Conditions attached to understand all rules and ensure your entry qualifies for entry.
Shadow Update: Week #29 [07/17/2020]Changelog
Hey #TeamShadow, Though our changes are on the lighter side for this week, they are still mighty. We’re all about squashing those bugs to improve your Shadow experience on the Shadow Beta app. To see the history of Shadow Weekly Updates, check out the archive here. Here is the changelog information for this week: Shadow Official - Beta - Launcher v4.15.5 Updates Shadow Renderer v3.2.20 (old v3.2.19) Fix & Changes Technical fixes Having trouble with your Shadow? Notice an error that you might not be too sure about? Don’t fret! We've got you covered with our Help Center! This is where you’ll find our support articles along with answers to questions you may have. Can’t find an answer? Don’t worry, you can reach our Support team any day of the week by submitting a ticket which can be found in your Shadow account page. Additionally, we also have a Known Issues Page for the Official version of Shadow. We will continue to update this page wi
🚨 Update 07/14: We have read and seen all of your comments. We are temporarily closing down the comments to prevent misinformation. We understand the current frustration that people are experiencing and are working hard to address these issues. We will be coming out with more communication soon. We would like to reassure everyone that they will get their Shadow. -Greta, CM UK. … Hey #TeamShadow, This week we’re adding a new section beneath each data center, “Start of week”. As one might imagine, this will be the beginning point of activations for each datacenter in a given week. Combine this with our target for your datacenter and consider yourself in the know on whether you should be activated this week!For New York and Chicago, the deployment of necessary storage to activate your Shadows is still in progress but slower than our desired frequency. We’re sorry for this, and appreciate you for your patience as the team works to exceed our current activation targets. As a r
Welcome to your brand new forum! If you’re reading this, it means that you’re one of the first few to discover our new discussion space: congrats! Thank you for following us closely and being part of another one of our firsts ️ Or it could mean that this message is super old and that we never updated it. But thanks for joining us here anyways! Ok, but what’s the added value of this forum? You can come here to find quick answers to your support related questions, get rewarded for helping others, provide feedback, or just casually discuss anything.Friendships will be born. Unbreakable bonds will be created. Fiery discussions will appear and popcorn will be shared. Because one must know the rules before savoring their popcorn, we invite you to check useful topics before navigating this forum: The forum rules & guidelines How to post How badges work How ranks work Oh, and one last thing! Don’t forget to introduce yourself to the community! Welcome to your second home and welc
Hey Team Shadow, Welcome to this week’s update on Shadow Boost activations.Now that we’re a few days into Early July, it’s important to note that our team is still heads down working on the delay for those who ordered before May 26th at Chicago, New York, or Texas. As mentioned in the email sent to impacted users, our teams are working with partners to deliver a primary storage deployment necessary for giving you access to your Shadows. European activations are on track and rolling smoothly, with specific activation targets listed below. Santa Clara is activating on schedule (promised July 2020). UPDATE:Fortunately this week the team has been able to activate ahead of our initial Monday projections for Paris, Chicago, New York, and Texas! The “Target by next activation update” sections for each data center have been updated with the latest dates. As a reminder:-We activate Monday through Thursday -Beginning at 8am local time each day for each datacenter Below is
Shadow Update: Week #28 [07/10/2020]Changelog
Hey #TeamShadow, Welcome to the Shadow Weekly Update!“The what?”The Shadow Weekly Update has historically been on Reddit, but now you’ll be able to find it here in it’s new home. To see the history of Shadow Weekly Updates, check out the archive here. Each week you’ll find a gathering of changelogs and general updates here, so you can keep up on every detail of what’s happening with Shadow! For this week, our developers have implemented some improvements and bug fixes to both our Official and Beta Desktop launchers. These updates will help deliver an improved streaming experience for your desktop devices. Here is all changelog information for this week: Shadow Official - Desktop - Launcher v4.15.5 (old v4.14.19) Updates Shadow Streamer v3.0.61 (old v3.0.57) Shadow Manager v2.1.9 Shadow System Watcher v1.0.16 Fix & Changes Crash monitoring updates Fix the element back trace related to the extra storage Minor bug fixes Add an int
Hey Team Shadow, Welcome to this week’s update on Shadow Boost activations!Last week we announced an unfortunate delay for those of Team Shadow that ordered before May 26th on the Chicago, New York, and Texas datacenters. We’re sorry for this delay and for those that might have missed the email, your updated delivery date is Early July. European activations are back to normal after last week’s edge cases, and our Santa Clara datacenter is currently activating ahead of schedule. As a reminder:-We activate Monday through Thursday -Beginning at 8am local time each day for each datacenter And a last note before the update, thank you all for the excitement and feedback about getting your Shadows. Your enthusiasm is infectious! Below is the activation information by datacenter. You can check which datacenter you belong to here. CHICAGO: If pre-order date is before May 26th:Delayed to Early July If pre-order date is between May 26th - June 1st: Activation by July
SHADOW TALK SHOW: WWDC20 and the future of Shadow with iOS (02/07/2020) [Recap] This special edition of Shadow news is brought to you by Luc, community lead and Thomas, lead iOS dev. They will be talking about the future of Shadow with iOS and the WWDC20. I) Who is Thomas and what's his vision of the future of Shadow with iOS? 1)Thomas, lead iOS dev Thomas has been developing mobile applications for around 6 years and 2 years ago he started working at Shadow as an iOS and tvOS developer. At the time, there was no real iOS application, apart from the one in testflight. His first task was to create an iOS app that would get approved on the Appstore. He then worked with the desktop apps teams, unifying all the code so that mobile apps would get the same feature as their desktop counterpart. Now that this part is almost done he and his team are working on the user experience and the accessibility of the applications. 2) His vision Luc: What are your
Hey Team Shadow, Welcome to this week’s update on Shadow Boost activations!Last week we noted a change in messaging from “End of Week target” to “Target by next Monday’s update. Though this seems to have helped some, introducing ‘Monday’ into the mix added confusion about the purpose of the section. Going forward, we’ll use “Target by Next Activation Update”, to help smooth things out. As a reminder:-We activate Monday through Thursday -Beginning at 8am local time each day for each datacenter Last bit before the update. For our European activations the team was able to identify edge cases and other irregularities that led to some orders being missed. The team will prioritize activating those groups of users for this week, before moving further along in the overall queue. EDIT: Unfortunately activations for users before May 26th at New York/Chicago/Texas will be delayed. Our teams are working to send dedicated emails to each impacted users with more details by the end of t
Hey #TeamShadow, Tomorrow is Thursday, so you know what that means! We’ll be back at it again with a Twitch livestream...but this time, we’re changing it up a bit. Introducing a Shadow talk show*. 🎉🎉 *someone broke our “cool name” generator trying to fry an egg What does this mean exactly? We’ll still be covering the news, of course, but now we’ll also have a dedicated format for more relaxed conversation about a range of topics. On tomorrow’s inaugural Shadow talk show, we will be joined by Thomas, Shadow’s very own iOS Developer. He’ll be talking about all things WWDC20 and the game-changing features that will take the Shadow Apple apps to the next level. Have any questions? Be sure to ask them in the comments section below so we can answer them tomorrow on air at 1 PM ET / 7pm CEST. Show Agenda Introduction Meet Thomas as he introduces himself and talks about his role as an iOS Developer at Shadow The Future of the Shadow Apple apps
Today's Shadow news is brought to you by Luc, community lead, Malte, german CM and Ryan, US CM. It will tackle the following subjects : Activations Pimp my Shadow Other products Updates I) News 1) Activations For all the latest information you can check out the weekly update in this section of the forum: https://forum.shadow.tech/news-announcements-42 (the latest one so far would be: https://forum.shadow.tech/news-announcements-42/06-22-weekly-post-shadow-boost-activation-update-787). This forum post is updated every Monday! 2) AppleTV app & the WWDC 2020 A new version of the AppleTV app was just released in beta and brings some improvements along with it : PS4 controller compatibility, mouse and keyboard support, Display management , etc. The WWDC 2020 was full of great and impressive informations and the iOS devs think that it should bring the iOS applications to the next level in the future. A blog post will be written to go more into details about it and
Hey Team Shadow,For those of you who have pre-ordered Shadow and are still waiting, know one important thing:We *still* haven’t forgotten you!For Week 2 of our new weekly updates here, we’ve made a small edit to what we added last week: “End of Week target” Monitoring the chatter, we noticed that “End of Week” led to the impression that people who had not been activated by Thursday might be activated Friday. The reality is that currently we, Activate Monday through Thursday Beginning at 8am local time each day for each DC And sometimes squeeze in a few extra activations before we finish assessing activation status on Monday to provide this update Because of this, we’ve changed that last part to be: “Target by next Monday’s update”It is still effectively our target for our end of the week, but we hope this name change helps clarify any confusion. Looking forward to hearing your feedback! Below is the activation information by datacenter - you can check which datacenter you belo
Edit: Please visit us at our new home, https://shdw.me/activation_updates, for the latest on Shadow Boost Activation. If you should have been activated based on the timelines below, please contact support via the account page.Hey #TeamShadow,For those of you who’ve pre-ordered Shadow and are still waiting, know one important thing:We haven’t forgotten you!We love your enthusiasm to get your hands on Shadow, and wish we could deliver them faster than you can ask for them! To give better visibility as you wait for your Shadow, we’ll be sharing detailed information about Shadow Boost activations here on the forum, updated each week.Times given are estimations, not exact science (yet). These posts will have the latest information, and if plans change we will do our best to communicate the changes urgently to you. And so you know, the team aims to activate ahead of schedule whenever possible! Below is the activation information by datacenter. You can check which datacenter you belong to her
Today's Shadow news is brought to you by Luc, community lead, Malte, German CM and Ryan, US CM ! I) News 1) Activations To get the latest news about it, check out the forum post here (it is updated regularly!). 2) iOS The mouse and keyboard support has been deployed to the iOS Beta (testflight) and Shadow is hoping to push this in the official version in the coming weeks (but it will depends on the community feedbacks). 3) The CM team ! It has expanded and, among others, Greta has joined the UK CM team and will be sticking around discord, Reddit, and the forum too! Please, be nice and give her a nice greeting, as she is still an innocent and naive soul :D! 4) The forum The forum is the best way for you to both get help from the shadow Community Team shadow and also help it in return. You'll also find there detailed informations about Shadow, earn rewards and it will be improved over time (ex: the bug report section that is coming soon !). An
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