Shadow Update: Week #42 [10/16/2020]

  • 16 October 2020
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Hey #TeamShadow,


This week, we released a special update in Beta with 2 new features. The first is real-time bandwidth allocation. It's simple, with this new feature, if we detect an instability in your connection, we will decrease the allocated bandwidth to always enhance the fluidity of the stream. And when your connection becomes stable again, we will restore its initial value. Isn't that nice?


And the second is the Metal rendering mode under macOS 10.15+. The option is available in the launcher and offers better resource management while using Shadow. Tell us what you think of this update!


Here are the details for this week:  


Shadow Official - Desktop - Launcher v4.17.16


  • Shadow ServiceWatcher v1.0.9 (old v1.0.6)

    • Technical improvements related to metrics


Shadow Beta - Desktop - Launcher v4.17.16


  • Shadow Renderer v3.5.5

Fix & Improvements

  • Real-time bandwidth allocation (dynamic bitrate)

  • Metal rendering mode for macOS 10.15+ - new option in the Mac launcher settings for better resource management when using Shadow


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 with any major known issues that we are currently investigating along with any workaround and fixes. Please be sure to check this page out if you notice anything out of the ordinary with your Shadow.


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If you are using the Beta or Alpha clients, please don’t forget to share your valuable feedback with us.


To see the history of Shadow Weekly Updates, check out the archive here on Reddit or visit check out our Roadmap & release notes section of our forum.


As always, we hope you stay safe and have an amazing weekend!

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Whats the difference in the Mac Metal rendering in this beta update vs what was released in v4.16.5?