Steam Deck UI Now Available For Desktop
The Steam Deck UI, while it has technically been available for quite some time on devices other than the Steam Deck, is now officially available as a beta. You can use this on desktop, or any other PC handheld for that matter. To use the new UI, you’ll need to opt-in to the Beta branch in your Steam settings (Steam -> Settings -> Account -> Change… -> Steam Beta Update).
Steam Client Update Improves Vulkan Video Capture, Reduces Network Usage on Startup, and Adds Fix for Streaming to Linux Devices
As if it wasn’t enough for a Steam Deck/SteamOS update today, Valve also pushed an update to the Steam desktop client. Again, the list of patch notes is far too much to cover here, but here are some of the highlights: a Games to Play Together section has been added with your friends who have the same games in common the “updated purchase approval dialog” has been added specifically to Linux and Mac OS reduced network usage on startup CEF has been updated to 85.
New Steam Client Update Supports More Filesystems, Plus Fixed Color Quality when Streaming to Steam Deck from a Linux Machine
Earlier today Valve released an update to the stable branch of the Steam client. Included in the update is an important fix for Linux and Mac OS users: filesystems that don’t support pre-allocation (FAT32 or ExFAT, for instance) should no longer fail when installing a game or a game update. For the Steam Deck, color quality has been fixed when streaming from a Linux host. A streaming connection should remain intact when Steam has been restarted.