Steam Deck Reservation Queues Are Over! And the Dock is Now Ready

Steam Deck Reservation Queues Are Over! And the Dock is Now Ready
Great news! Starting today, you are no longer placed in a queue when ordering a Steam Deck. You can order one and have it shipped right away! Just keep in mind the following, per @OnDeck’s Tweet: We’re doing our best to keep Steam Decks in stock, but there’s always a chance demand will be outside our expectations. If that happens, some models in some regions might temporarily revert back to reservations, while we catch up.
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SteamOS 3.2.2 Brings An Improved Docking Experience, Steam Deck Client Update Allows Easy Startup Video Customization

SteamOS 3.2.2 Brings An Improved Docking Experience, Steam Deck Client Update Allows Easy Startup Video Customization
SteamOS and the Steam Deck client have both been updated on the Stable branch. SteamOS 3.3.2 adds external display output resolution and refresh rate selection options in the Display Settings, as well as tons of bug fixes, ranging from the crash in Red Dead Redemption 2, in-game camera control issues when using a mouse, and SD card formatting failing erratically. As for the Steam Deck client, well, there’s just way too much to list here.
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The Vaults of Minos - A Retro-Styled Roguelike Platformer

The Vaults of Minos - A Retro-Styled Roguelike Platformer
Professor Nimroder, your former teacher, has gone mad and is attempting to wake the cursed King Minos. Your goal, as the player, is to enter the trapped Vaults of Minos and to stop him. Per the press documentation, The Vaults of Minos, developed and published by Thunder Perfect Witchcraft, “is a fluid arcade jump n’ run with procedural generation” and rogue-like elements. Every run that you make, the traps, the level design, and the bosses will all be different.
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GE-Proton7-37 Brings FSR Back

GE-Proton7-37 Brings FSR Back
Good news for those of you who want to make use of FSR. The previous release of GE-Proton temporarily took the feature away. Just a few days later, FSR is now back, while retaining all the same updates as the previous version. Special thanks to Discord member OOOOOF123 for rebasing the FSR patch! As a refresher, GE-Proton7-36 came with the following: Protonfixes added for Shatterline, Halo Reach mod tools, and Ougon Musoukyoku NVAPI enablements and media-converter changes backported from upstream Proton DXVK, VKD3D-Proton, and Wine bleeding-edge updates See the patch notes on GitHub.
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NVK: An Open-Source Vulkan Driver for NVIDIA GPUs

NVK: An Open-Source Vulkan Driver for NVIDIA GPUs
This almost feels like an April Fools’ Day joke that was six months late. Nouveau – that terrible open-source graphics driver for NVIDIA? That will soon get replaced with the new open-source NVK driver. This was written by Jason Ekstrand from Collabora, as well as Koral Herbst and Dave Airlie at Red Hat. Getting the driver to work, according to the blog post, was through the Turing class of GPUs, which contained a new unified firmware blob; NVIDIA’s open-source kernel driver; and obtaining the official headers for the 3D and compute hardware.
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Explaining my Distancing

Explaining my Distancing
I’ve had several people approach me and ask why I’ve left a few Discord channels. I’ve also stopped following some media outlets/YouTubers. I’m kind of hesitant to write this post, but at the same time I feel that you guys deserve an explaination. First of all, I appreciate the concern. It’s not often that someone will spam your Discord DM inbox, asking if you’re alright, until you finally respond. That means a lot to me.
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Steam Deck Client Beta Makes Custom Boot Animations Even Easier, Automatically Scales Resolution when Connected to External Display

Steam Deck Client Beta Makes Custom Boot Animations Even Easier, Automatically Scales Resolution when Connected to External Display
Remember that tutorial on how to replace the Deck’s bootloader animation? Well, all these guides that have been popping up caught Valve’s attention. Today’s new beta Deck client update makes this process even easier. Custom videos will now go in /home/deck/.local/share/Steam/steamui/overrides/movies/ (note that this directory will need to be made first). These videos will now be in a safer place, and they won’t get wiped with every update. Not only this, but these videos will be played in fullscreen automatically; no need to modify the library.
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Torn Away - Escaping The Cold Effects of World War II

Torn Away - Escaping The Cold Effects of World War II
Europe is entrenched in World War II. Countless lives have been lost. Asya, a ten-year-old girl, is destined to become a faceless labor camp worker along with the millions of other Ostarbeiters. But this poor young girl can’t fight, and she doesn’t want to either. She just wants to go home. But because she isn’t home, she has to fight in a different sense. She has to endure the harsh winter weather of Germany and Poland, survive in a forest, and make her way through the ruins.
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GE-Proton7-36 Adds Protonfix for Halo Reach Mod Tools, Temporarily Disables FSR

GE-Proton7-36 Adds Protonfix for Halo Reach Mod Tools, Temporarily Disables FSR
GE-Proton7-36 has imported the NVAPI enablements and media-converter changes from upstream Proton. In addition to updating DXVK, VKD3D-Proton, and Wine-Bleeding Edge, Protonfixes have been added to the following: Shatterline Halo Reach mod tools Ougon Musoukyoku But one feature in this update has been removed, at least for now: FSR. The reasoning, according to the patch notes, is as follows: The commit is important because it fixes some problems that were happening with winevulkan, but unfortunately it also patches in a lot of components that were already part of the FSR patch.
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Kernel 6.0 Is Now Here, Adds Raptor Lake Thunderbolt Support and Initial Support for Meteor Lake

Kernel 6.0 Is Now Here, Adds Raptor Lake Thunderbolt Support and Initial Support for Meteor Lake
After a couple of dozen or so of releases, the Linux kernel version moves up to the next number. In this case kernel 5.19 has now moved on to kernel 6.0. This release doesn’t seem too exciting for us gamers, although there is the usual support for new hardware, such as Intel Meteor Lake processors and AMD’s RDNA3 graphics. Those of you who use hardware from Tuxedo Computers may also benefit here, as keyboard/touchpad fixes have been added when the device is suspended.
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