Note: since Valve is copy/pasting the patch notes from the desktop client, some of these patch notes may NOT be for the Steam Deck! I am unable to confirm since I am on stable. Patch notes can also be read on Steam. General Added ability to move the standalone & overlay keyboard. The keyboard will cycle through a set of positions. Fixed controller input in the windowed version of the controller configurator Added mouse buttons to the events that will skip the start-up movie
HDR support with Gamescope, shader compilation improvements, sample rate shading for older titles, and plenty more!
Wine 8.0 Released, Brings Improved Performance to Direct3D and Improved Controller Hotplugging Support
Wine 8.0 has now been declared as stable. In it were five release candidates which “represents a year of development effort” and over 8,600 changes. The main achievement of this release, as brought out in the patch notes, “is the completion of the conversion to PE format.” The PE conversion itself took four years worth of work! But it’s important to have as this, as this is a “milestone on the road to supporting various features” such as copy protection and x86 application support on ARM.
Note: since Valve is copy/pasting the patch notes from the desktop client, some of these patch notes may NOT be for the Steam Deck! I am unable to confirm since I am on stable. Steam Input Reworked the layout of the mode settings page to show more content Added upper grips as an option for mode shifts Filtered Mode Shift button options to only show available buttons based on the controller type- Fixed chord activator options for XBox and XBox Elite controller types Improved Layout Preview for Nintendo Switch Joycon Left/Right/Pair Fixed Capture button icon not being displayed for Joycon Pair Fixed the Switch Pro Layout Preview not showing the gyro Nintendo Switch SL/SR buttons now show up as Bumpers for single Joycons or Grip buttons for a JoyCon Pair Joycon individual/pair Gyro now displays and functions properly Deck Desktop
New Proton Experimental update improves multi-touch support and fixes the ’native’ scrollbar always being visible with FFXIV Online launcher.
Wine 8.0-rc5 Fixes Slow OpenGL Performance with Dark Souls Remastered, Fixes Video Playback for Several Titles
The patch notes mention for this particular release candidate that it should be “the last…before the final 8.0.” Not as big of an update as previous release candidates, but bug fixes we did get for a few titles, including Dark Souls Remastered, Mafia III, War Mongrels, The Medium, and Sherlock Holmes Chapter One. A total of nine bugs were fixed: #26822 Double click the icon in the title bar should close the window #32643 getsockopt() does not indicate WSAEFAULT when setting optlen too small #45542 WeGame hangs after login.
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
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.