ChimeraOS 42 Adds Support for Aya Neo 2, OpenGamepadUI
Plus GPD Win 4 controller support and several bug fixes.
ChimeraOS 40 Adds Support for Super Game Boy and Atari 7800, Better Steam Deck Support
Aya Neo 2/Geek also get full controller support.
Turn Your PC Into a Console With ChimeraOS
You really need to give it a try.
Finally, You Can Enable Audio on Deck with Distros Outside of SteamOS
But, unsurprisingly, Valve is ‘refusing to comply with GPL source requests.’
ChimeraOS 39 Switches to New BPM By Default, Adds New Boot Splash Animation
Plus, improved Intel GPU support and plenty of other goodies!
ChimeraOS 38 Improves Intel GPU Support, NTFS Support for External Drives
Couch-oriented gaming distro ChimeraOS gets an update for the month of December, just before the new year. Highlights include: improved Intel GPU driver support for the Deck UI – useful on handhelds that use Intel-based processors screen orientation and resolution fixes for AOKZOE A1 and OneXPlayer Mini Pro improved support for external NTFS drives bug fixes for AppImages and SD card auto-mounting on boot controller support for GPD Win Max 2, OXP Mini Pro, Anbernic Win600, AOKZOE A1 “Format SD Card” button in Deck UI should now work See the patch notes on GitHub.
ChimeraOS 37 Upgrades to PipeWire, Increases Responsiveness of Chimera Web App
New update for the awesome couch-oriented gaming distro ChimeraOS has come upon us. Included in this update: switch from PulseAudio to PipeWire Chimera web app has increased responsiveness desktop mode (which was introduced with version 35) adds support for additional languages, adds “Disks” and “Archive Manager” tools, and switches “Terminal” to “Console” Several fixes have been made: fixed non-Steam shortcut issues caused by game database update failures fixed system update failures when resuming downloads fixed restarting Steam from the Chimera web app with Gamepad/Deck UI Some features from the Chimera web app are now being deprecated “as part of the phasing out of Big Picture Mode”:
ChimeraOS 36 Adds Support for Wii Emulation, Additional Artwork For Emulated Games on Steam Deck UI
New release of ChimeraOS is out. It’s rather small, but does add a few new features, including the ability to add Wii ROMs via the Chimera app, as well as being able to “select additional artwork on emulated games” for the Steam Deck UI. Some fixes have also been added: Fixed missing Text Editor shortcut in desktop mode Fixed artwork selection for emulated games Fixed additional artwork for Steam games not downloading or applying under certain conditions Fixed external monitor not working on Gamepad/Deck UI Finally, non-Steam shortcuts marked as “hidden” will no longer appear in the Deck UI.
An Interview with Matthew Anderson and Joaquín Aramendía, ChimeraOS Developers
While it’s true that we have distros like HoloISO to give devices outside of the Steam Deck a SteamOS-like experience, it’s kind of a shame that WinesapOS and ChimeraOS get swept under the rug. Both projects are devoted by very passionate developers, and they each have their own unique aspects that a lot of people tend to overlook. As a journalist, part of my job is to increase the awareness of projects like these, and today, I wanted to focus specifically on ChimeraOS.
ChimeraOS 35 Adds GNOME Desktop, Fixes for Aya Neo Air/OneXPlayer Mini, and System Update Notifications on the Steam Deck UI
ChimeraOS 35 marks a pretty big release for the SteamOS-like distro. The biggest feature is probably the addition of a desktop environment. Previously, you were stuck in Big Picture Mode, the Steam Deck UI, or the CLI. Now, similar to SteamOS, you can use your living room console or Deck for work or other production purposes, thanks to the addition of a desktop. Unlike SteamOS 3, however, ChimeraOS makes use of GNOME.