Sonic Frontiers Modding Video Tutorial is Up!

Sonic Frontiers Modding Video Tutorial is Up!
Some folks wanted a video tutorial going over how to get Hedge Mod Manager running on Deck, so here you go. Text version: Get STL: git clone https://github.com/sonic2kk/steamtinkerlaunch.git cd steamtinkerlaunch ./steamtinkerlaunch (updates to latest git and installs all dependencies needed) ./steamtinkerlaunch compat add (adds STL to Steam) Restart Steam and force Frontiers to use STL. Run the game Go to GLOBAL, configure HMM to use nightly build. Close STL and force Frontiers to use GE-Proton7-41 (or an older build if it doesn’t work for some reason) .
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And Just Like That, Steam Deck Ships to Asian Markets December 17th

And Just Like That, Steam Deck Ships to Asian Markets December 17th
After months of silence, it appears that @OnDeck has finally made an announcement for those of you waiting for your Deck in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. We’re happy to announce that Steam Decks will start shipping in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan on December 17th via Komodo, our official Steam Deck distributor in these regions. Customers in these territories can reserve their Deck via Komodo.
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Portal with RTX Launches December 8th!

Portal with RTX Launches December 8th!
Portal with RTX was originally scheduled to show up sometime this month. But according to NVIDIA, it’s been pushed back to December 8th. This free DLC brings “full ray tracing” and “DLSS 3 to one of the best video games of all time.” Experience the critically acclaimed and award-winning Portal™ reimagined with ray tracing. Every frame of gameplay is upgraded with stunning full ray tracing, new, hand-crafted hi-res physically based textures, and new, enhanced high-poly models evocative of the originals, all in stunning 4K.
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Heroic Games Launcher Gets Massive 2.5.0 Update, Adds Download Manager, Sideloading of Games, HowLongToBeat, Custom Themes, and Plenty More!

Heroic Games Launcher Gets Massive 2.5.0 Update, Adds Download Manager, Sideloading of Games, HowLongToBeat, Custom Themes, and Plenty More!
Huge congrats to the Heroic team for this, well, heroic release! There’s just so many cool new features, improvements, and bug fixes with the 2.5.0 update, codenamed “Yamato.” The stable update just came out a few hours ago and contains over three months' worth of changes. Here are the highlights: download manager – works similarly to Steam’s download manager; introduced with the first beta sideload games and apps, even if they aren’t in your Epic/GOG library HowLongToBeat – introduced with beta 3 custom themes with CSS, along with two new themes the ability to add Steam games automatically improved game detection from external drives revamped Settings and login UI improved UI performance, better gamepad navigation updates to Legendary and Electron tons of other fixes and improvements See the full patch notes on GitHub
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Steam Deck Client Beta Fixes Lock Screen PIN Reset Process, Fixes Gift Crash

Steam Deck Client Beta Fixes Lock Screen PIN Reset Process, Fixes Gift Crash
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.
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NVIDIA Driver 525.60.11 Adds a Fix for GNOME, Supports Dynamic Boost on AMD Laptops

NVIDIA Driver 525.60.11 Adds a Fix for GNOME, Supports Dynamic Boost on AMD Laptops
New driver update for NVIDIA GPUs went out today. Included in this update are the support of Dynamic Boost for notebooks with AMD CPUs, improved performance of PRIME render-offloaded apps, the removal of stutter when moving windows in GNOME, a fix for Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered, and tons of other changes. Features include: Added support for Dynamic Boost on notebooks with AMD CPUs. Added support for the EGL_MESA_platform_surfaceless extension. Implemented support for over-the-air updates in the Proton and Wine NVIDIANGX build.
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Wine 7.22 Adds OpenLDAP Support, Fixes Saints Row (2022)

Wine 7.22 Adds OpenLDAP Support, Fixes Saints Row (2022)
Wine 7.22 is now available. Features are as follows: 32-on-64 thunks for both Vulkan and OpenGL OpenLDAP library bundled and built as PE support for the RAW print processor in WinPrint more progress on the long types printf format conversion In addition, 38 bugs were fixed. Both Saints Row (2022) and Gothic II: Night of the Raven should now run. See the full patch notes on WineHQ. Cover image credit: Volition/Deep Silver
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Cemu 2.0-18 Adds AppImage Fixes, Delete Shader Cache Button

Cemu 2.0-18 Adds AppImage Fixes, Delete Shader Cache Button
Cemu 2.0-18 came out yesterday. Notable features with this update include the option to delete shader cache from the context menu, simplified Vulkan “swapchain code,” the dropdown combobox on the Linux version should now work, and fixed resource path for the AppImage. Some other smaller bug fixes landed as well. Image credit: qurious-pixel See the commit history from November 21st onwards for more details. Download the pre-compiled build from GitHub.
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Heroic Games Launcher 2.5.0 Beta 3 Adds HowLongToBeat, Improves UI Navigation with Gamepads

Heroic Games Launcher 2.5.0 Beta 3 Adds HowLongToBeat, Improves UI Navigation with Gamepads
Pretty exciting update for Heroic Games Launcher. When seeing the details for a game, you’ll see how many hours it takes to beat the game, so long as the data for that particular game is available. Awesome feature to see. Plenty of other features have been added to beta 3 of version 2.5.0: UI and performance improvements “more seamless” UI navigation with gamepad, controls more akin to the Deck UI similar behavior is exerted as the Deck when a MicroSD card has been removed or installed, for increased seamlessness for detecting externally installed games improved cloud sync detection Legendary (the backend that powers Heroic) has been updated to the latest version; this fixes the accidental deletion of save data when the cloud version of the save gets downloaded the Linux version of the app now has a checkbox to use the default Wine settings when installing a game various smaller changes and tweaks Some bugs have been fixed:
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WinesapOS – The Ultimate Portable Linux Gaming Distro

WinesapOS -- The Ultimate Portable Linux Gaming Distro
WinesapOS has come a long way. Going from being able to play Halo with a friend on Mac, it has now evolved to become much more. It’s now become this thing where you can install the distro on a flash drive or MicroSD card for the Steam Deck, and enjoy an awesome gaming experience, with all the software packages you could possibly need provided right out of the gate. No need to install it to your internal drive.
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