SteamOS 3.4.6 has shipped to stable users. As a reminder, SteamOS (or as Valve now calls it, “Steam Deck OS”) 3.4.6 upgraded the Mesa driver to version 23.1. This upgrade should fix “graphical corruption issues” with Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty, although interestingly enough, the “several upcoming titles” tidbit from the beta patch notes has been omitted with this update. If you’re a fan of DOOM Eternal, well, welcome to the next-gen upgrade with ray-tracing!
Reduced startup time for users with 10K+ titles as well.
Steam Deck Client Updated on Stable, Brings Improved Library Load Times, JoyCon Improvements, Default User Selection, and Lots More!
But be aware: Valve will soon cut the ax for the old Big Picture Mode!
SteamOS 3.4 has now reached the stable branch. I’m not going to re-hash what I’ve already said about it, but as a quick refresh, here’s a few of the new features: update to the Arch base; Plasma, Mesa, GLIBC, and more software have been updated KDE Connect is now included tons of bug fixes, ranging from graphics driver crashes to input to audio new firmware for docking station you can now force vsync off by enabling screen tearing level 2 MangoHUD now goes across the screen rather than going down; perfect for games that use 16:9 TRIM has been re-enabled eject option added for removable drives automatic mounting of ext4 external drives support for 8BitDo Ultimate wireless controller dongle Two hotfixes were added later on to “address a regression in how SD cards were handled” and to “fix an issue with HDMI/DisplayPort audio going to sleep after being idle on external displays.
Steam Deck Client Beta Adds Search Tab for Controller Layout, Fixes Library Not Showing Up when Family View is Enabled (Plus Stable and Preview SteamOS Updates)
When browsing controller profiles on the Deck, you can now search for them with today’s (or yesterday’s?) Deck client update (on beta and preview branches). Your library should now properly load if you have Family View enabled. More buttons have been added to the list of inputs “that skip the BPM/Deck start up animations.” A regression was fixed regarding Yaw and Roll combined sliders. Negative contribution from either one is now respected.
Yesterday’s Deck client update (stable) is almost all fixes. Every bullet point except one starts with the word “Fixed.” Fixes have been made for Steam Input, Remote Play, Desktop Mode, and in general. Patch notes are as follows: General 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 Stable Fixes Delay When Running a Game Offline, Adds QR Code Login (And Tons of Other Features/Improvements)
Now that a new Steam Deck client update has reached the stable branch, it has incorporated all the changes from the beta branch since October 18th. This is almost a month’s worth of changes, including quicker startup times if you have a large library of games, reduced size of the Steam client, QR code functionality when logging into your Steam account, gyro enabling for gamepads that don’t support capacitive touch, Nintendo-style button layouts, updated Desktop controller layout, and tons of other features, fixes, and improvements.
Those of you on the Stable branch on Deck should have received an update. A new startup movie has been added for BPM, and many issues have been fixed, including the standalone controller configurator showing at the incorrect browser scale. Patch notes are as follows: General Fixed Steam desktop client browser scaling changing when New Big Picture Mode keyboard or controller configurator are opened New Big Picture Mode Added new startup movie for Big Picture Mode (I tried to get a screenshot of this; the new movie isn’t showing up for me) Fixed issue with Desktop version of Remote Play Together dialogs being displayed while in Big Picture Mode Re-worked “Gifts Pending” page to be gamepad navigable Fixed trackpad typing scale in standalone keyboard in Desktop mode Fixed issue where the Main Menu was visible after exiting, then re-entering Big Picture Mode Fixed standalone controller configurator showing at the incorrect browser scale Stopped showing Steam Deck interstitial screens when in Desktop mode Steam Input
Steam Deck Client Update Has Shipped to Stable, Hides Desktop Option on Lock Screen and Fixes Performance Overlay
Not too long after yesterday’s beta Deck client update, Valve pushed an update to the Stable branch with these additions. This update brings improvements to the Quick Access Menu, adds an external display safe mode, increases boot video duration to 30 seconds, adds controller-specific glyphs to the Lock screen, fixes for Steam group chats, the Lock screen, the OSK, the performance overlay, and Steam Input. Patch notes are as follows: