Four DX12 titles should no longer crash on launch!
Non-Steam apps should still be responsive when bringing up the OSK in today’s Deck client update. The New BPM got an update and a few fixes, as well as Steam Input. Full patch notes are as follows: General Fixed non-Steam apps becoming unresponsive to gamepad when onscreen keyboard is opened Fixed background images on a collection on the app details page not being clipped correctly Fixed issue where the Remove Collection dialog was not appearing Added icons for VR support or Mouse & KB only support to app portraits New Big Picture Mode
Well, I guess we’ll never get Wayland support for AppImages.
GE-Proton7-44 Adds HDR Patches for DXVK and VKD3D-Proton, Launcher Workaround for Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
New update for GE-Proton is out! Wine has been updated to the latest bleeding edge and includes the Alt+Tab fix. Wine-staging has been rebased on the latest Proton-Wine bleeding edge. DXVK and VKD3D-Proton have both been updated to the latest git and includes the HDR patches. Proton imports upstream changes; it includes the prefix sync revert/fix. Protonfixes have been added for the following titles: Pentiment – workaround for the launch failure Stronghold HD/Crusader/Extreme – multiplayer fix Battle Fantia Revised Edition – framerate fix Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood – launcher workaround See the patch notes on GitHub.
New Steam Deck client out for beta and preview users. This update adds a fix for the OSK, adds Up/Down arrow keys to said OSK, decreases size of controller support icons, and a few other features. Patch notes are as follows: General fixed opening onscreen keyboard in-game causing input to no longer go to game. added up/down cursor keys to keyboard, press shift then left/right cursor to use. added option to ignore Steam Rewards on Account page if they were registered by another user on the device.
Wine 8.0 continues in the release candidate stages. RC4 just released, and with it are 25 bug fixes (remember, Wine 8.0 is in feature freeze; only bugs are getting ironed out at this point). Gaming-related fixes have been added for Guild Wars, Petz 4, and Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth. Patch notes are as follows: #48553 Catia (CAD software) refuse to run installation on newest wine (<=4.18) #51268 Assembler messages: Error: no such instruction: `xsavec (%esp)’ #51301 Any action that locks the cursor into place inside the Roblox Client window causes the cursor to freeze #51420 Running any program in Wine causes 100% cpu usage in Xorg #52089 d2d1:d2d1 fails in test_draw_geometry() on Wine #52152 comctl32:edit gets unexpected heights in test_text_position_style() on Windows 10 1809+ #52429 Guild Wars: login not possible #52557 GetNetworkParams loops forever on musl #52749 winetricks dotnet35sp1: printfilterpipelinesvc.
As is typical around the 14th of each month, Bottles gets a new release. Seems like they’re adopting a new naming scheme. Instead of going by year/month/day, it’s now just one number. I’m guessing “50” indicates that this is the 50th update. Beside that, here’s the changes: Features support userdir/ placeholder for installers checks enable VKD3D in the Gaming environment async fetch of components, installers and dependencies Frontend GameScope improvements updated link for connection checking improve sentence in installers smoother UI with async code make app name untranslatable, disambiguate Bottles & bottles remove FileChooser class port primary menu to MenuModel Backend
Steam Deck gets a new beta client update with fixes for patch notes, OSK, joystick deadzone, and more.
Proton Experimental update is all bug fixes. Except one, which is an improvement in regards to CJK characters rendering “in many games.” No new compatilble titles with this update. Patch notes are as follows: fix A Plague Tale: Innocence showing on-screen keyboard when starting the game on the Steam Deck. fix rendering issues during cutscenes in Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell. fix Japanese keyboard input in Final Fantasy XIV Online. fix Football Manager 2023 crashing when trying to return from a player profile.
Steam Deck Client Beta Adds Rollup of Gifts in QAM, Groups Commands If They’re Attached to the Same Controller Input
New client update out for beta and preview users. Supposedly changing download regions no longer requires a restart, but they still do, based on my testing. A rollup of gifts received has been added to the Quick Access Menu under notifications. Steam Input, desktop Linux, and the virtual keyboard got some fixes as well. Full patch notes are as follows. General Changing download regions no longer requires restarting the Steam client Add a rollup of gifts received in the Quick Access > Notifications area Steam Input