Steam Deck

  • new skins came in a few days ago! I put out a video applying a Portal-themed one. I’m also doing a giveaway for the Half-Life and Cyberpunk 2077 skins, more details coming soon!
  • I also got the DeckMate the same day I got the skins, review coming up soon!
  • broken shoulder buttons can be replaced with the shoulder sockets on the Xbox One pad
  • Deck is now available to be reserved in Asian markets. GOL recently wrote a few takeaway points from the interview that Valve had with IGN Japan
  • I did a comparison of OpenGL vs. Vulkan when emulating Switch games. Vulkan, for the most part, wins
  • SteamOS 3.3 now stable
  • Crankshaft plugin allows you to easily install the latest version of GE-Proton without having to resort to Desktop Mode
  • The Linux Experiment just put out a video that explains his impressions with the device after five months
  • GamingOnLinux did a review of the USB-C dock by JSAUX
  • Spider-Man Remastered will be Deck Verified
  • interested in getting the native Linux port of Ocarina of Time working nicely on Deck? Check out this video guide

Native Linux Games

Software Updates

  • Kernel 5.19 adds further support for M1 chips and Intel’s Arc GPUs
  • DXVK 1.10.3 adds Halo Infinite video patch and improves GPU performance for Stray
  • Ryujinx 1.1.200 merges Vulkan with the main branch
  • Proton 7.0-4 is now available as a release candidate for testing and brings plenty of newly playable titles and bug fixes
  • Proton Experimental 2022.08.05 adds two new games and Halo Infinite now gets in-game. Apparently performance on Halo Infinite is much better now with this update than with GE-Proton
  • Wine 7.14 adds fixes for socket shutdowns and improves the font fallbacks in DirectWrite
  • Steam client adds support for Nintendo Switch Online controllers
  • Steam client beta adds support for Joycons
  • Godot 3.5 adds too many features and bug fixes to count here
  • OpenRazer 3.4.0 adds support for more devices and cleans up driver code