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Just recently we had Epic Games announce that Easy Anti-Cheat now offers proper native Linux support and in addition support for Wine and Steam Play Proton - now we have BattlEye also confirming the same readying up for the Steam Deck.

They announced this in a short and to the point Twitter post:

BattlEye has provided native Linux and Mac support for a long time and we can announce that we will also support the upcoming Steam Deck (Proton). This will be done on an opt-in basis with game developers choosing whether they want to allow it or not.

So again developers will have a bit of work to do as it's not going to be automatic, so it remains to be seen what developers will actually enable this. Considering the Steam Deck has already seemingly done quite well on reservations, there will be a lot of disappointed players if some games are blocked when they ship with the Arch Linux-based SteamOS 3 distribution.

BattlEye was another blocker for Proton, not working, despite so many popular online Windows games using it. Games that currently use BattlEye include (but not limited to):

  • Conan Exiles
  • DayZ
  • Planetside 2
  • PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS

Even though it's opt-in like EAC, it's still very important progress. Now is the time to make developers aware that you want to see their games get this hooked up and ready.

A good time to remind game developers and readers to ensure you email us news tips, especially if a game enables this to start working so we don't miss it.

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CatKiller 25 Sep
So now all Valve need to do is keep this device highly desirable, and sell enough units that it represents a significant number of users rather than a potentially significant number of potential users.

EZ.
DerpFox 25 Sep
Quoting: CatKillerSo now all Valve need to do is keep this device highly desirable, and sell enough units that it represents a significant number of users rather than a potentially significant number of potential users.

EZ.

That will be a big problem if Valve keep selling their hardware exclusively on Steam and not in the usual store circuit. Particularly for the Deck, whatever people say it's not just an ultra-mobile gaming computer it's a handheld console. And console sell way better when you can found them everywhere.
Grifter 25 Sep
Quoting: scaineValve just smacked me in the gob!

Hey they could have smacked you in worse places
ageres 25 Sep
QuotePlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)
It's been renamed to PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS recently (PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: BATTLEGROUNDS).
Arten 25 Sep
Quoting: DerpFox
Quoting: CatKillerSo now all Valve need to do is keep this device highly desirable, and sell enough units that it represents a significant number of users rather than a potentially significant number of potential users.

EZ.

That will be a big problem if Valve keep selling their hardware exclusively on Steam and not in the usual store circuit. Particularly for the Deck, whatever people say it's not just an ultra-mobile gaming computer it's a handheld console. And console sell way better when you can found them everywhere.

They're sold out for six months. If they start selling it outside of steam, it'll be when they meet all the demand from Steam. If you look at index, you will find that constantly some variant of is out of stock. From this I conclude that even the Index is not yet able to produce in sufficient quantities.
Hori 25 Sep
Hopefully the Steam Store will properly reflect whetee each game supports Proton fully or not. So if e.g. PUBG does not allow anti-cheat on Proton, that should be clear to the Steam users before they make the purchase, and not afterwards (and having to refund)


Last edited by Hori on 25 September 2021 at 6:01 am UTC
slaapliedje 25 Sep
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Quoting: elmapul"there will be a lot of disappointed players if some games are blocked when they ship with the Arch Linux-based SteamOS 3 distribution."

or players instaling windows
What is funny is the Atari VCS full on supports installing Windows on it, but it is very much not as simple as putting the installer on a USB stick and then installing it to an internal drive (from what I have read, I wouldn't do such a thing myself). I think their instructions are basically to install it to a drive connected to a USB port, then connect the drive. If the same can be said for the Deck... it is not likely people will just put Windows on it.
kokoko3k 25 Sep
Quoting: F.Ultra
Quoting: elmapul"there will be a lot of disappointed players if some games are blocked when they ship with the Arch Linux-based SteamOS 3 distribution."

or players instaling windows

IMHO some 99% of steam users don't know how to even install Windows on a normal PC. They all get it preinstalled with their gaming pc.
I'd expect preinstalled microsd images ready to download, since the deck can boot from there.


Last edited by kokoko3k on 25 September 2021 at 6:30 am UTC
Slyvan 25 Sep
Quoting: DerpFox
Quoting: CatKillerSo now all Valve need to do is keep this device highly desirable, and sell enough units that it represents a significant number of users rather than a potentially significant number of potential users.

EZ.

That will be a big problem if Valve keep selling their hardware exclusively on Steam and not in the usual store circuit. Particularly for the Deck, whatever people say it's not just an ultra-mobile gaming computer it's a handheld console. And console sell way better when you can found them everywhere.


I hope not steam had to cut their budget already. Distribution through other companies could make the steam deck .ore expensive aka less desirable then a switch for the normies.
Cestus 25 Sep
::Loving that trend::
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