Transferring Games Between Your PC and Deck Will Soon Be A Lot Easier

Transferring Games Between Your PC and Deck Will Soon Be A Lot Easier
Steam data miner and SteamDB founder Pavel Djundik discovered way back in October peer-to-peer Steam downloads on the local area network. Image credit: @thexpaw Then, just this past Friday, Pavel found a string in the last Steam update: This feature allows your PC to transfer game files to and from other PCs or Steam Decks on your local network, reducing your Internet traffic while downloading or updating a game. According to his Tweet, this “can limit to own devices, friends, or any user.
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Steam Deck Client Beta Fixes Reboot Loop When Updating Broken Steam Install, Adds Controller Settings for Non-Steam Games

Steam Deck Client Beta Fixes Reboot Loop When Updating Broken Steam Install, Adds Controller Settings for Non-Steam Games
New Deck client is out for Beta and Preview users. This fixes the reboot loop that could occur when failing to update a broken Steam install (could this perhaps fix the “brick” situation that I had described last weekend?). The New Big Picture Mode got some improvements as well – Steam controller dongle pairing is now possible, and controllers can be turned off when exiting BPM. As far as Steam Input, the ThrustMaster eSwap PRO Xbox controller has been added, and the long delay when connecting Razer keyboards should no longer be present.
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Your Steam Deck Could Be a Walking Brick Without Internet

Your Steam Deck Could Be a Walking Brick Without Internet
So there I was, away from home, sitting in a parking lot in my car. One of the few times I actually take my Steam Deck out, I awaken it from sleep while it was in Desktop Mode. I switch to Game Mode. Then I get the fatal error as shown in the cover photo. The device kept rebooting. It wouldn’t go away until I had Internet. But I wasn’t home, and I had no way of connecting to any Wi-Fi network.
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GLIBC-EAC – Get Your EAC-Enabled Games to Run on Arch/Steam Deck Again

GLIBC-EAC -- Get Your EAC-Enabled Games to Run on Arch/Steam Deck Again
So, those GLIBC developers…they have a tendancy of breaking things related to anti-cheat (particularly EAC). So much so that even Valve’s own Pierre-Loup Griffais had complained about it, mentioning that this “contributes to damaging the idea of desktop Linux as a viable target for third-party developers.” If you’re on Arch Linux on desktop, or you’re using the Steam Deck, you might not be able to get certain games with EAC to run anymore, because both platforms updated to the latest version of GLIBC.
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SteamOS 3.4.5 Preview Fixes Update Loop When Doing a Factory Reset, Fixes Focus Issue with Forza Horizon 5

SteamOS 3.4.5 Preview Fixes Update Loop When Doing a Factory Reset, Fixes Focus Issue with Forza Horizon 5
Small but important update out for both stable and preview branches on the Deck. SteamOS 3.4.4 (stable) fixes an update loop that could occur when doing a factory reset. 3.4.5 (preview) – in addition to adding the update loop fix – also fixes a focus issue with Forza Horizon 5.
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Corrupt MicroSD Card? Your Steam Deck (Or Amazon) May Be to Blame

Corrupt MicroSD Card? Your Steam Deck (Or Amazon) May Be to Blame
You might have bought a MicroSD card for your Deck. Over time, however, you might notice the speeds start to slow down. In fact, they might slow down so much that they are practically useless. I’m not talking about opening up your Deck with the card still inside (cough Liam from GOL cough). Bad MicroSD cards are usually caused by one of two things: If you bought the card on Amazon, it might be a fake If you formatted the card on the Deck earlier this year (before the end of May), the Deck did a full format as opposed to a quick format, causing your card to be overwritten too much As reported on the Reddit thread, the OP bought a SanDisk 200GB Ultra MicroSDXC UHS-I on Amazon.
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Sonic Frontiers - Updated Steam Deck Modding Guide

Sonic Frontiers - Updated Steam Deck Modding Guide
UPDATE (12/29/2022): this guide has been updated to make sure HMM runs! I also have a video. I guess many of the people who have tried adding mods to Sonic Frontiers on Deck have had trouble. And up until this point I’ve had no idea how to help troubleshoot the various issues they’ve encountered. Fortunately SolarNyan came to the rescue with an updated guide. I’ll explain their steps here with pictures and videos.
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Steam Winter Sale Now Live! Some Great Steam Deck Verified Titles on Sale

Steam Winter Sale Now Live! Some Great Steam Deck Verified Titles on Sale
Steam’s winter sale just kicked off, and with it are several decent titles on sale. Here’s some recommended games, all of which are Steam Deck Verified: Action Adventure/RPG Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered – 25% off Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales – 25% off Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade – 43% off Horizon Zero Dawn – 67% off Tunic – 10% off Cuphead – 30% off Sackboy: A Big Adventure – 33% off Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time – 50% off Fighting
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SteamOS 3.4 Now Stable, Updates Arch Base, Allows Screen Tearing, Enables TRIM (And Much More!)

SteamOS 3.4 Now Stable, Updates Arch Base, Allows Screen Tearing, Enables TRIM (And Much More!)
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.
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Play Sonic Adventure 2 in HD - Modding Guide

Play Sonic Adventure 2 in HD - Modding Guide
Sonic Adventure 2 – the cult classic. Fans have gotten together to make the game moddable. From an extended Chao World, to the ability to play as Super Sonic or Super Shadow, to revamped cutscenes, it’s amazing to see what the modding community has been able to accomplish to make a great game even greater. But for today’s guide, we’ll be focusing on giving the game a modern HD look. Not only are the character models replaced with more modern-looking ones, but the mod also contains a sound redesign.
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