This feature allows you to have access to your USB devices on your Shadow when they need the installation of specific drivers. This is particularly the case for Webcams and some keyboards or mice running with dedicated software.
This feature is enabled on the Shadow Ghost but needs to be configured on Windows or Mac applications. Since the last Copperfield update, USB devices are now available in the same way on both platforms.
Please note that the device must be natively compatible with Windows and the operating system on which you use your Shadow (Mac OS, Linux). Otherwise the connection can not be done correctly.
ENABLING USB DEVICES ON THE WINDOWS APP
For the Windows app, simply enable it from the launcher’s setting checking “USB peripherals”.
If you have never enabled it before, a console will appear for few seconds, and a program will be installed on your local PC. This one links your peripherals and Shadow thanks to the network.
Once this step is done, plug in your peripheral (preferably using a USB 3.0 port) and start your Shadow.
Note : It's possible to use any device on Shadow with a sufficient upload connection. However, some devices are very greedy in regards to how much bandwidth they use, some good quality microphones and Webcams will require a minimum of 50mb/s to work properly.
Once Shadow has launched, press WINDOWS+ALT+O to open the USB peripherals menu.
Now you just have to check for your peripheral on the Quick Menu, and it will be automatically setup on your Shadow.
If your peripheral isn’t recognized in the menu, restart your application or wait 5 min for the device to install.
ENABLING USB DEVICES ON THE MAC OS APP
To enable it, simply check the setting from the launcher's menu, as seen on the Windows App.
You will also have to authourise the device from within your Mac settings.
Go to the “Security and confidentiality” tab, then “General”. Once that’s done, you will be able to click on Authorize bottom right of the window.
The feature is now enabled on your Mac, you can start your Shadow.
Your device should be available in the “USB peripherals” menu, pressing CMD+ALT+O or by clicking on the dedicated icon.
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