News for July 16-22 (MultiVersus and Halo Infinite on Deck, Steam Deck HQ Interview, Outdated SteamOS, UE5 Gets Linux Support)
Steam Deck MultiVersus works on Deck Halo Infinite runs on Deck; here’s a how-to I did an interview with the owner of Steam Deck HQ new beta Deck client update adds an Achievements section for games on the Steam menu make sure you keep your Deck cool! (32-95 degrees F) Q3 Decks have some subtle differences than the OG units, though it seems they’re mostly for the better be careful when using Desktop Mode; SteamOS is highly outdated iFixit has fans available in the US hot-swapping SD cards is technically safe, but Valve is planning on improving this support Boiling Steam recently did a piece on the fact that the number of games getting the Verified/Playable status have been slowing down lately Linux Hardware I have a Launch Lite review unit with which I am typing this post; review coming soon.
News for July 9-15 (4K Verified/Playable Deck Titles, Launch Lite Keyboard, Nobara Project Interview, Aya Neo OS)
Steam Deck I did a review. Needless to say, it was controversial, as expected (though I do take back some of my opinions which aren’t fact) new beta client update fixes a few Flatpaks from not successfully quitting and improves keyboard behavior when typing on both the trackpad and touchscreen 43 of the top 50 highest-reviewed games on Steam are Steam Deck Playable over 4k verified/playable titles Native Linux Games want to force a native Linux game engine on certain titles?
News for July 2-8 (Unofficial Steam Deck Dock, Denuvo DLC DRM, Microsoft Biased Against Linux for Xbox Game Pass, Portal on Deck Vs. Switch)
Steam Deck QR code for logging in could be coming soon need a guide on emulating Switch games? LTT has you covered (and the video is still up!) new Deck client (which is currently beta) can now automatically scale the Deck UI when connected to an external monitor, plus night time mode can be scheduled avoid using the stock version of Firefox until we get an update to SteamOS I did a quick comparison between the Portal series running on the Deck and the Switch.
News for June 26-July 2 (SteamOS 3.3, AOKZOE, Massive Thunderbird Update, GOG Finally Ditches Linux Support for GOG Galaxy)
Steam Deck production is ramping up for Q3, and based off of some recent stats it looks like it indeed is new Deck client update adds several bug fixes a new SteamOS 3.3 update released simultaneously with a new Deck client update. Both are beta releases heads up if you’re in Q3 and ordered the 256 GB or 512 GB model: you might end up getting a x2 NVMe rather than 4x 73% of the top 100 games on Steam are playable or verified Linux market share is currently 1.
News for June 18-24 (FSR 2.0 Open-Sourced, Metroid Prime Trilogy on Deck, Don’t Install a 2242, Steam Deck HQ Overhaul)
Steam Deck LTT installed a heatsink/fan on the Deck turns out the Deck handles Super Smash Bros. Melee quite well, as well as Metroid Prime Trilogy plugins can enhance the overall functionality of your Deck my fellow acquaintance podiki wrote an article about the modern wonders of the excellent sleep mode Steam Deck is back to being #1 for Steam top sellers Steam Deck HQ gets a UI makeover, go give the website owner a follow if you miss your pre-order opportunity after you get the email, you can contact Steam support with a grace period of a few days if, for some reason, you wanted to use Desktop Mode in Gaming Mode, you can do that with a bash script a user managed to install a 2242 M.
Steam Deck I got a Deck! More to come in the next few weeks Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade is now available on Steam and is Deck Verified new website to look out for: Steam Deck HQ. Describes what are the best settings for certain games on Deck Native Games Them’s Fightin’ Herds gets level 3 supers BeamNG.drive adds experimental Linux support Feral Interactive has ported Total War: Warhammer III to Linux 19 new games released this week Hardware I did a review on the HP Dev One.
Weekly News for June 4-10 (TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge Coming to Linux, GOG Summer Sale, Fedora Climbing the Ranks)
Steam Deck several newly supported Deck titles, including Warhammer 40k: Mechanicus new Deck client update has increased performance on the home screen and a few bug fixes discover the actual difference in sound quality between the Delta and Huaying varients of the cooling fan with Gamers Nexus’ video got my Deck email on Thursday, hopefully I’ll be getting it sometime next week! Linux Hardware I highlighted a few key points of the press conference with HP/System76 for their new HP Dev One laptop.
News for May 28-June 3 (Proton 7.0-3 RC, Resolution Override on Deck, NoiseTorch Has Not Been Compromised)
Steam Deck docking station delayed indefinitely we could be seeing Rust officially supported soon apparently the Deck represents over 5% of the 1% of Linux market share (if that made any sense) Valve releases an update video that goes over all the progress the company has made on the device over the past few months. The top 10 most played games on Deck are all Verified new Deck client update allows users to force a higher resolution than native Native Linux Games Season 2 update to Splitgate adds a new matchmaking system, plus plenty of other updates 31 new native titles launched on Steam Software Updates Proton Experimental adds several bug fixes Proton 7.
Weekly News for May 21-27 (SteamOS 3.2, Bomber Crew Free to Keep, V Rising Compatibility with Proton Experimental)
Steam Deck new verified title: Duke Nukem Forever new verified title: Super Animal Royale new playable title: Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine want to quickly launch apps from the Quick Access menu without adding them as shortcuts? Try SDH-QuickLaunch replacement parts are officially available via iFixit new client update that fixes Remote Play Together, plus SteamOS 3.2 now official with refresh rate switching Native Linux Games Psychonauts 2 gets a Linux port Swordbreaker: Origins gets Linux support Flashout 3 demo is out with native Linux support Bomber Crew is free to keep as long as you grab it before June 2 44 new games on Steam with Linux support Software Updates ChimeraOS 33 adds Deck UI fixes Project Heartbeat gets a new skin editor kernel 5.
News Round-Up for May 14-20 (Leaked Steam Deck Parts Store, Psychonauts 2 Releasing on Linux Soon, HP Laptop with Pop!_OS)
Steam Deck new client update adds quality-of-life improvements to the stable channel, beta channel gets better fan control and higher audio volume see if you can withstand watching this Deck durability test without cringing over 3,000 verified/playable titles! GOL has a guide on how to take better quality screenshots iFixit accidentally leaked a parts store page. Real launch is coming “soon” Native Linux Games 19 new titles with Linux clients released this week Psychonauts 2 releases on Linux sometime next week Software Updates Proton Experimental fixes FFXIV launcher GameScope gets NVIDIA Image Scaling support Ship of Harkinian (Zelda: Ocarina of Time) now runs on Linux, natively Heroic Games Launcher v2.