|OT| Valve's Steam Deck - Our decks are going places

Ascheroth

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Valve: This game is Steam Deck verified
Game: Videos don't play

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Game in question is Iwaihime and the videos in question are "just" the openings but my god is this frustrating, and this has no business being marked officially verified. Is there an official channel where I can contact them aside from clicking No when I get asked if the Verified status matches my experience after playing?

Now the funny thing is that by switching to Proton Experimental the video actually works properly.
...The first one that is.
The game plays the opening after every chapter as a bookend, and it went fine for a couple chapters but now I ran into one that doesn't work again.
Sigh. I don't even know how this is possible. Are they just... using 2 entirely separate shitty codecs in one single game?

I wish that
1) (Japanese) devs stop being idiots using stupid useless proprietery Windows features and
2) Valve sorts that shit out for good.

I love my Deck but I keep running into these shitty video issues and it's just annoying as hell
 

LEANIJA

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Ever since my Steam Deck arrived, the Steam Deck compatability status is nearly as important to check on a game as the price during discounts! 😁
to me who mostly plays on a Linux laptop, its a godsent having Proton in the state that it is. The amount of games that work on Linux now compared to a couple years ago is simply amazing. I love it just for that, and really appreciate Valves effort in pushing Linux as a gaming platform.

(Having said that, I should play more on the Deck, its just that I vastly prefer a big screen and keyboard+mouse controls for almost everything. Still great to have it for when Im away tho)
 

LRB1983

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Is there a way to add languages in game mode?
I mean the same way you can add languages to locale-gen in desktop mode:
sudo pacman-key —init
sudo pacman-key —populate archlinux
sudo pacman -S glibc
but this does not add languages to locale file in game mode.
Even if you change language to your desired one in "game mode" settings some games like Castle of Illusion or original ghostbusters use defeault OS language (english in this case), but if you launch those games in desktop (if you have regenerated locale file adding languages you wanted your game launch in the language you added). Those games does not have languages options, so you have to play them in english.


I think this have something to do with gaming mode permissions because seems inaccessible even creating a password and disabling readonly OS, looks like another partition, but not sure, if someone has been able to add languages I'm ready to hear it. Thanks a lot in advance.
Is there a way to report this to Valve, if so, how?.
 
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Knurek

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Is there a way to add languages in game mode?
I mean the same way you can add languages to locale-gen in desktop mode:
sudo pacman-key —init
sudo pacman-key —populate archlinux
sudo pacman -S glibc
but this does not add languages to locale file in game mode.
Even if you change language to your desired one in "game mode" settings some games like Castle of Illusion or original ghostbusters use defeault OS language (english in this case), but if you launch those games in desktop (if you have regenerated locale file adding languages you wanted your game launch in the language you added). Those games does not have languages options, so you have to play them in english.
You can force locale by adding
Code:
LANG=ja_JP.UTF-8 %command%
to game's parameters (substitute ja_JP.UTF8 for locale you want to enforce)
 
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LRB1983

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You can force locale by adding
Code:
LANG=ja_JP.UTF-8 %command%
to game's parameters (substitute ja_JP.UTF8 for locale you want to enforce)
Oh god, you made my day!, worked like a charm ^^.
Really, awesome, thanks a lot!!!!!
 
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derFeef

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Anyone else sometimes having the problem of the Deck signing you out? I then can't log in because of a connection error and the QR for the mobile login also does not load. Happened to me twice in the last 24 hours.
 

C-Dub

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Anyone else sometimes having the problem of the Deck signing you out? I then can't log in because of a connection error and the QR for the mobile login also does not load. Happened to me twice in the last 24 hours.
Having this issue right now.

Doesn’t help I’m in another country right now and the internet connections are not great.
 

Vantr

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Having this issue right now.

Doesn’t help I’m in another country right now and the internet connections are not great.
I've been having this issue on the Beta branch. I've tried switching to the Stable branch for now and you might need a new IP to re-login again since the beta branch login failures seem to block you with a "Too many attempts" error message.
 
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This isn't really a deck problem, but I've been playing P5R on my PC and the Deck, and I had some suspicions so today I decided to test it. And for some reason the game cloud syncs the graphic settings. I'm not sure what's the point of syncing them (at least the display settings don't seem to sync).
It's not much problem since I only edit like two settings shadow resolution (that I read on PCGW that it might be bugged) and render scale.

But still I'd be nice if they weren't synced.
 

C-Dub

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This isn't really a deck problem, but I've been playing P5R on my PC and the Deck, and I had some suspicions so today I decided to test it. And for some reason the game cloud syncs the graphic settings. I'm not sure what's the point of syncing them (at least the display settings don't seem to sync).
It's not much problem since I only edit like two settings shadow resolution (that I read on PCGW that it might be bugged) and render scale.

But still I'd be nice if they weren't synced.
You don’t really need to test it. You can go to the Remote Storage page on Steam and find the game and see what files are syncing.

 

Durante

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Syncing settings is stupid IMHO.

Well, more precisely, if you wanted to do it really right, you'd have to split your settings storage into "player preferences" and "system preferences" and sync one and not the other. But failing that just not syncing them is much better as far as I am concerned
 

Mivey

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I hope Valve will introduce missing cloud saves, as well as syncing resolution and graphics settings between devices as issues for Deck verification. Maybe that could give some developers incentives to get it right.
 

Mivey

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Why some games doesn't have Cloud Saves enabled in the first place boggles my mind.
I generally assume all of Square's work on Steam is done by their resident janitor, Hirojuki Ito.


And maybe he just didn't have enough time, until now, to click through the Web UIs needed to enable cloud saves (no idea how it's actually done, just spitballing here).
Maybe when on his break from cleaning the floors, he can finally get to finish uploading the Steam port of Kingdom Hearts. Time will tell.
 

ZKenir

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This isn't really a deck problem, but I've been playing P5R on my PC and the Deck, and I had some suspicions so today I decided to test it. And for some reason the game cloud syncs the graphic settings. I'm not sure what's the point of syncing them (at least the display settings don't seem to sync).
It's not much problem since I only edit like two settings shadow resolution (that I read on PCGW that it might be bugged) and render scale.

But still I'd be nice if they weren't synced.
MH Rise does this too, I stopped playing it on deck because it was annoying to have to switch between settings multiple times a day
 

Ge0force

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The left stick of my Deck makes a scratching noise when pushing it upwards, and I can feel something blocking the movement as well. People with similar issues are claiming that the wire going to the touch pad on the stick is causing this, but I don't have the necessary tools to open the Deck.

Perhaps I should contact Valve for repair, but how long would I have to miss my Deck? I'm using it every day...
 

Li Kao

It’s a strange world. Let’s keep it that way.
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Uh, for the last few days, my deck hasn’t been able to reach steam servers upon wake up and I have to restart it. Each time.

Am I alone ?
 

MomoVideo

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The left stick of my Deck makes a scratching noise when pushing it upwards, and I can feel something blocking the movement as well. People with similar issues are claiming that the wire going to the touch pad on the stick is causing this, but I don't have the necessary tools to open the Deck.

Perhaps I should contact Valve for repair, but how long would I have to miss my Deck? I'm using it every day...
I had similar issue when I received my Deck. I opened it, but it was not a wire issue, but instead there was something inside the analog stick that made the scratching noises when I moved it upward. I sprayed it from every side with compressed air and the thing that was inside moved and now it only made that sound when I moved my analog down, which was slightly better. I used it like this for about a month and in that time that debris inside moved, because I could hear scratching noises when I moved analog in different direction so I opened the Deck again and sprayed it again and the issue was suddenly gone. It was like 3 months ago and it still works fine.
 
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ZKenir

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crossposting from the Cheater's Corner thread, there's now a guide to run Aurora on Steam Deck (and I guess it works with linux in general)


I guess you can use the same method via steamtinkerlaunch (or Bottles, or Proton command arguments or whatever) to run Cheat Engine as well or similar software.
 
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Li Kao

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Don‘t know if it’s because my monitor doesn‘t support it of if this is part of the Samsung issues, but it not detecting the deck signal on the hdmi and auto switching kinda defeat the point of having multiple devices on it.
Sure, I can point the monitor to the signal, but I have a very limited faith in the durability of monitor buttons.
 
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Phoenix RISING

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I was blogging about how my Deck is a dream come true Because I never really cared for mobile platforms due to concessions made for performance.

Realized that I own a buttload of (3)DS and Switch game that I have never played.

I will be looking into emulation for dummies. I have not tried emulating video games for about 10 years now.
 
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TheTrain

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Don‘t know if it’s because my monitor doesn‘t support it of if this is part of the Samsung issues, but it not detecting the deck signal on the hdmi and auto switching kinda defeat the point of having multiple devices on it.
Sure, I can point the monitor to the signal, but I have a very limited faith in the durability of monitor buttons.
It happens sometimes even on my LG TV but I have an HDMI switches between the deck and the TV itself. Sometimes the deck do not send video signal after wake up, all It takes Is a Power off/Power on of the switch (Or the TV, i connected the switch itself on an USB on It)
 
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Li Kao

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Man the linux side of the Deck is such an afterthought. Still the same fucking bug when nothing updates when there are too many flatpaks to update.
And on a more personal note, warpinator doesn't finds winpinator. Again.

I suppose I will have to use an ftp client ? In 2022.
 
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C-Dub

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Decided to take the plunge and order a 1tb NVMe and a 1tb SD card for my Deck. I've started to find that the 256gb NVMe and 512gb SD card is not enough for my "Up Next" and "Playing" categories on Steam alongside my ROMs and the games I keep on always installed because I may play them at a whim.

Between 1tb NVMe and 1tb SD card I should have plenty storage for all this, and my Switch OLED will get a nice 512gb SD card upgrade in the process.

Just have to psyche myself up to open my Deck now.
 
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Li Kao

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Decided to take the plunge and order a 1tb NVMe and a 1tb SD card for my Deck. I've started to find that the 256gb NVMe and 512gb SD card is not enough for my "Up Next" and "Playing" categories on Steam alongside my ROMs and the games I keep on always installed because I may play them at a whim.

Between 1tb NVMe and 1tb SD card I should have plenty storage for all this, and my Switch OLED will get a nice 512gb SD card upgrade in the process.

Just have to psyche myself up to open my Deck now.
I'm too chicken for that :blobclosecry:
But in an age where the average AA game is 30Gb, my 256gb is not enough.
 
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Ge0force

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Anyone got Warhammer Vermintide 2 running in multiplayer on the Deck? I keep getting disconnects or being kicked by Easy Anti Cheat...
 
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