Yesterday’s Steam Deck client beta update is all about bug fixes. Fixes for the lock screen PIN, the “show password” toggle, the Switch Pro controller vibration over USB, and more: General: Fixed size of content in Update news dialog when running with Windows text scaling >100% Fixed lock screen PIN reset process to not show PIN entry screen upon Steam Deck restart Fixed crash when touching gift or new inventory item notification Fixed “show password” toggle to show/hide the password.
Steam Deck Client Beta Fixes Remote Play, Adds New Gyro Activation Features (Plus SteamOS Update Fixes Resident Evil 4)
Today’s Steam Deck client update (beta) adds fixes for both Steam Input and Remote Play. Additionally, Left and Right Stick Deflection has been added as an option for gyro activation. Patch notes are as follows: Steam Input Fixed controllers being treated as Xbox One controllers by default when defining their layout Fixed the L3/R3 buttons not being detected for some third party PS3 controllers Added Left and Right Stick Deflection as an option for Gyro Activation Buttons.
Something that slipped through the cracks regarding yesterday’s SteamOS update is the fact that the update also includes KDE Connect. Basically, KDE Connect allows the user to interact between their smartphone/tablet and the computer. Files can be sent and received between each device. Media can be controlled remotely by the computer and vice versa, and SMS text messages can be sent with the computer. It’s a pretty neat and convenient app that allows you to do work on your computer (in this case, on the Deck) while being able to send tasks to your phone, without even touching it.
Steam Deck Client Beta Adds Fixes to Downloads Page, Properly Renders Library UI in Desktop Mode While Offline
Yesterday’s Steam Deck client update (beta) has added a bunch of fixes, particularly for the Downloads page in Game Mode, the OSK, Desktop Mode, and the “New” Big Picture Mode. Patch notes are as follows: General Fixed downloads page crashing when starting in offline mode Downloads page now properly responds to online/offline status Virtual Keyboard now has a maximum width, so that it doesn’t stretch to an unusable size on large screens in Docked mode Desktop Mode
I must have missed this yesterday. We have a new Deck client update (beta) that mostly focuses on bug fixes for mailto links, third-party Switch controller glyphs, offline mode, and a few others. Patch notes are as follows: Added error dialog for when the user clicks on a mailto link Set scale for startup movies so that the top and bottom of the movie are cropped for 16:9 aspect ratio in docked mode Fixed issue in desktop mode that sometimes made it difficult to drag the Friends List Fixed glyphs for third party Nintendo Switch controllers while streaming Fixed inaccurate location of context menus for the Friends List in desktop mode Fixed a bug that could prevent exiting offline mode in the same session where the client entered offline mode Patch notes can also be read on Steam.
Steam Deck Client Beta Fixes Internet Connectivity Issues After Suspend/Resume, Shows Install Location Picker
Ever notice the Wi-Fi icon has a yellow exclaimation point on it after resuming from suspend? That should no longer be an issue in today’s Deck client update (beta). There’s also a installation picker option if there’s multiple library folders, and a few fixes for Desktop Mode. Patch notes are as follows: General: When installing a game always show the install location picker if there is more than one library folder, and automatically focus the default library folder when the dialog shows up Fixed issue where Steam would be unable to connect in some cases after suspend/resume Fixed issues where the main window would close and then be reloaded: When selecting a friend in the previously or recently played When selecting a guide in a game’s Community Feed When selecting the “Downloading” label on a game’s detail page Desktop Mode:
Small update for today’s Steam Deck client beta contains four fixes: Fixed issue where the re-order controllers dialog stopped working from the Quick Access menu Fixed issue in Desktop mode where the Steam Library was not loading properly Fixed issue where launching a game would take longer to start if there was no network connection. Fix issue starting any game with multiple Launch Options Also, as a side note, yesterday’s update included a toggle to use a Nintendo-style button layout.
Just a few days after the first beta, Heroic Games Launcher has now reached the second beta for version 2.5.0. Major bugs that were “found especially on the Steam Deck” are now fixed. The Settings screen UI has been revamped, two new themes have been added, and cloud save detection has been improved. Along with this are several fixes, including GOG game launch improvements, improved gamepad focus, improved sideloading of applications, and games appearing as installed on recently played.
Today’s update to the Steam Deck client (beta) mostly centers around bug fixes. Improvements continue to be made for users who are logging in with large libraries, the Steam controller shoulder button glyphs have been updated, and some instances in which focus was lost should now be fixed. Full patch notes are as follows: Fixed some instances were focus was lost More improvements to reduce login time for users with large libraries Fixed issue where spotlighted games in the What’s New section could not be interacted with Fixed some issues with trackpad typing Updated Steam Controller LB and RB button images Fixed Main Menu not adjusting size/position when adjusting UI scale Fixed recently exported Controller Layout Templates not showing up in the Layout Browser Fixed issue with sign in refresh UI when the user had already signed in once during the current session Patch notes can also be viewed on Steam.
Heroic Games Launcher 2.5.0 (Beta) Adds Download Manager, Custom User Themes, Performance Improvements
A month-and-a-half after the previous release, the Heroic Games Launcher has “tons of commits” for us to look forward to. Awesome features included in this update are: download manager – you can now queue as many games as you want to download while doing other tasks custom user themes – different themes have already been available, but now you can make your own by using CSS apps outside of EGS or GOG can now be added and launched within Heroic “more robust” online checking system several fixes for the UI performance improvements improved README and “developer experience” refactored Settings menu/frontend/offline detection Linux-specific fixes, such as showing the Wine prefix in Game Settings and adding a warning if using only one dGPU if the “Use Dedicated Graphics Card” option is ticked shortcuts to Steam are now added automatically updated login design apps can now be sideloaded Legendary, the backend that powers Heroic, has been updated to 0.