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

C-Dub

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So I've finally worked out how to give Syncthing permissions to access all my EmuDeck emulator flatpaks, so now I can sync my emulator saves from my Deck to my Home Server and my Gaming PC, and back again.

This is, of course, pending my Gaming PC getting emulators installed and setup. Maybe that's my weekend project...
 
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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.
The main branch (bleeding edge) has the latest version of KDE. So an update is thankfully coming. Still no KDE Connect though, but Discover doesnt shit the bed anymore.

Edit: Wait I am wrong!!! KDE Connect is available by default. Hopefully it will be pushed though the stable branch asap. That app is awesome not only for file sharing.
 
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Phoenix RISING

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Was sitting in my gaming chair with my elbows on my knees while playing my deck. I moved and my hand slipped. Dropped right on the right bumper on the carpeted basement floor.

Now that bumper isn't as sensitive as it used to be. I have to hit it harder to activate or higher up on the bumper. I noticed this while achievement hunting in Ghost Song.

Sadage.

Edit: already looked at ifixit just to see how I could access it and take a look.

That's wayyyyy too many steps.


 

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I've been playing pikmin for the first time on my Deck on my trip to London at night when I'm winding down... It's been excellent!

I'm enjoying pikmin a lot too. Interesting twist on RTS games which I always liked, but never had a gamecube.

BTW, my ideal configuration right now is setting up emudeck with only Emulation Station added to the steam game overlay mode. This comes with the downside of having to change my controller configuration manually between consoles, but I might make a pull request to emulation station to allow for quickly isolating specific consoles so I can make individual launchers for each console.
 
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Li Kao

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Yeah, I’m… not a fan of emulation on the Deck for now. It’s one little issue after another for me.

Right now I have to decide if I want to reinstall separate switch emus and suffer from possible complications, or use the emudeck ones where I can’t for the life of me access the emulator UI during play.
 

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From what I've seen Deck isn't powerful enough for most high end Switch games at native, never mind better settings, but others say theirs does it just fine, Idk.
 
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Li Kao

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There seem to have been a big update to the Preview Channel !
Rebased the OS on the latest version of Arch, trim re-enabled, update to the Dock, the changelog is really interesting.

 
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Li Kao

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Not even 10 minutes in the Arch side of Steam Deck, just a black screen while I can still move the mouse cursor.
What did I expect...

Fuck that shit. I'm tired of wasting my time on this fucking linux side.
 
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One of the most exciting changes is to shader compiling. Unless games already have their shaders ready, like you see in Steam when it downloads them for you, there will often be a lot of stuttering as the game builds it up with DXVK as you play. That's now changed! If you have drivers that support what's needed, the "shaders will now be compiled at the time the game loads its D3D shaders, rather than at draw time" resulting in reduced or eliminated shader compile stutter. There's some caveats with this though like some games only loading their shaders as you play anyway, 32-bit games may stutter and NVIDIA uses more space.
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Not even 10 minutes in the Arch side of Steam Deck, just a black screen while I can still move the mouse cursor.
What did I expect...

Fuck that shit. I'm tired of wasting my time on this fucking linux side.
I think what you're seeing is the reason Valve hasn't released SteamOS 3.0 yet
 

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I really wish Valve would add some sort of "community steam deck" rating to game pages.
There's a ton of stuff still labeled as "not working" that works now or is at least playable with very minor issues.

Since Valve can't realistically update all of the ratings themselves, would be a nice way to have it all in one place instead of always having to go
"Game Name Steam Deck" in google or the community forums
 

Ge0force

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What I want the most is steam deck settings community profiles. I would love to just be able to download a "45 FPS" profile and just go. But sadly don't think that's ever going to be possible, since every game handles settings like that differently.
SteamDeckHQ does a great job with recommended settings for a bunch of recent games. But yeah, it would be great if we could download them similar to the controller profiles .
 

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Close to wrapping up the story of HITMAN 3 on the Deck, so I decided to try out a few other games just to see how they ran.

PGA Tour 2k21
I initially thought it was a bit hard to control the swing, due to how you hold the Deck slightly different compared to how you hold a controller, but after performing the swing calibration, I felt I had decent control over the swing. Seemed to run perfectly on the Deck otherwise, you just have to keep in mind that your player and PGA career are not synced to Steam Cloud, so you need to transfer the files manually.
I need to return to this.

My Time at Portia
This game seems made for the Deck! IMO it works flawlessly and it seems really suited to play on the Deck.

Rebel Galaxy
Besides an initial settings launcher you have to navigate with the touch screen, and some small text here and there, this also seems to work really great! Maybe finally I'll have the time to try this game out!
 

Li Kao

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Hum, deck in the dock. Update. Black screen.
Fans are working behind the scene but black screen. Got the deck out of the dock, black screen.

edit.
Fixed with a hard reboot.
Sony plz, give some stability patch to Valve.
 
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So, for games that use any kind of external launcher, say Rockstar, EA or Ubisoft games, is the launcher installed into the Proton environment per game, or is it installed into SteamOS proper?
 

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So, for games that use any kind of external launcher, say Rockstar, EA or Ubisoft games, is the launcher installed into the Proton environment per game, or is it installed into SteamOS proper?
It's installed in each game's proton environment.

This weekend I found out that when docked the resolution can be changed per game by going to the game's properties. Not limited to 800p anymore!
 

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Li Kao

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I will be on a 10 day trip in Finland with many long train rides. Looking forward to all the deck gaming I have ahead of me! Will be interesting to see how well it will work on the road like that. Trying to only stick to 2D games for battery life and those probably work well in offline mode
Will you have Internet in Finland ?
And , while I have no idea about the process, just remember to set up your deck for offline mode beforehand.
 
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