Steam Deck

  • I did a review. Needless to say, it was controversial, as expected (though I do take back some of my opinions which aren’t fact)
  • new beta client update fixes a few Flatpaks from not successfully quitting and improves keyboard behavior when typing on both the trackpad and touchscreen
  • 43 of the top 50 highest-reviewed games on Steam are Steam Deck Playable
  • over 4k verified/playable titles

Native Linux Games


  • new generation laptop from Tuxedo Computers is now available: the Pulse Gen 2. Should be getting a review unit soon
  • Tuxedo Computer’s Aquaris cooling unit now has Linux support
  • new Launch Lite keyboard by System76 is essentially a stripped down version of the Launch without the extra USB ports. Review unit coming soon!

Software Updates

  • DXVK 1.10.2 adds plenty of bug fixes and adds workarounds for a few specific titles
  • Proton Experimental got two small updates this week: first for addressing the crash in Assassin’s Creed: Origins and fixing Warframe’s launcher, the second brings automatic OSK support for Final Fantasy XIV when playing on Deck
  • Mint 21 “Vanessa” comes with plenty of overall improvements to the OS
  • WinesapOS 3.1.1 allows booting the distro to a MicroSD card on Deck
  • Bottles 2022.7.14-brescia now uses the default runner of Soda, a combination of Proton with some TKG and GE patches, plus Ubisoft Connect integration
  • CoreCtrl 1.2.4 adds Czech and Dutch translations, while also fixing several bugs


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