How To Reduce Lag During Co-Play Sessions

These instructions are for people using co-play that experience increased lag over time. 

Things the host needs to do (the person running the game)

  1. In the Hosting Settings of your app, use a low upload bandwidth
  2. Change the Video Resolution setting to 1280x720
  3. Set your game to use borderless windowed mode
  4. If you're on WIFI, move closer to your WIFI router or plug in via network cable
  5. Close other applications that are open in the background

Things the client needs to do (the person connecting to the host)

IMPORTANT - YOU MUST RESTART PARSEC AFTER CHANGING THE FIRST 2 SETTINGS

  1. Disconnect from your friend and set all Parsec settings to default
  2. If you're on Windows, open Parsec settings and change your "Renderer" setting to DirectX
  3. If you're on WIFI, move closer to your WIFI router or plug in via network cable
  4. Close other applications that are open in the background
  5. If you're using a laptop, plug in your power adapter

We did everything and it still didn't work

Make sure you both meet our network requirements here.