SteamOS 3.2.2 Brings An Improved Docking Experience, Steam Deck Client Update Allows Easy Startup Video Customization
SteamOS and the Steam Deck client have both been updated on the Stable branch. SteamOS 3.3.2 adds external display output resolution and refresh rate selection options in the Display Settings, as well as tons of bug fixes, ranging from the crash in Red Dead Redemption 2, in-game camera control issues when using a mouse, and SD card formatting failing erratically. As for the Steam Deck client, well, there’s just way too much to list here.
Steam Deck Client Beta Makes Custom Boot Animations Even Easier, Automatically Scales Resolution when Connected to External Display
Remember that tutorial on how to replace the Deck’s bootloader animation? Well, all these guides that have been popping up caught Valve’s attention. Today’s new beta Deck client update makes this process even easier. Custom videos will now go in /home/deck/.local/share/Steam/steamui/overrides/movies/ (note that this directory will need to be made first). These videos will now be in a safer place, and they won’t get wiped with every update. Not only this, but these videos will be played in fullscreen automatically; no need to modify the library.
Two new Deck client updates have been pushed out to the Beta/Preview channel, both of which have come out on the same day. The first mostly focuses on fixes, including cloud sync being attempted while offline. Virtual menu previews in the Configurator now highlight the appropriate button when navigating to its associated command in the command list. On the Preview channel, a few more bugs have been fixed pertaining to the resolution dropdown screen, changing resolutions causing a crash, and the resolution dropdown sometimes showing an incorrect current resolution.
SteamOS Beta Improves FSR Frame Pacing, Steam Deck Client Update Improves OSK, Screenshot Management, and Much More
A new Steam Deck client update has been pushed to the stable branch, with the simultaneous release of a new SteamOS beta update. To start, let’s go over the changes for the client. The page that make up the patch notes is quite big. Slider controls are more precise when it comes to large ranges. Fixes have been added for scrolling on the home recommended screen and the What’s New section not properly being populated.
Yesterday’s Deck client beta update mostly focuses on improving the on-screen keyboard, fixing a couple of issues it had, as well as fixes for Steam Input and Remote Play. Patch notes are as follows: General Improved the responsiveness of On-Screen Keyboard Fixed missing keystrokes when touch typing on the On-Screen Keyboard in desktop mode Fixed the in-game On-Screen Keyboard text entry dialog sometimes having buttons cut off Steam Input Fixed issue where command settings would not save Fixed an issue where Mouse Edge Spin would be more sensitive on the left-side of the trackpad than the right Remote Play
The past few beta updates to the Steam Deck client have now been pushed to the stable branch. Notably, some fixes were added to Offline Mode, a couple of fixes to the on-screen keyboard have made it in, and the hot/cold temperature notification has temporarily been disabled “while we address issues with false postives.” Patch notes are as follows: Offline Mode Fixes We’re continuing to look at making the user experience of playing games without an Internet connection a better, more intuitive experience.