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Developers - let us know if you need help with Steam Deck testing

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Valve's new handheld PC the Steam Deck is starting to ship out but there's going to be a long wait for some, and others might not be able to get one at all for various reasons - I'm here to help.

Now that any embargo is up and I can do whatever Steam Deck content I like, I had a thought. I know a lot about Linux, and since I have a Steam Deck why not help out those who need it? So that's exactly what I'm announcing: a free Steam Deck testing service for developers.

"You must be crazy doing it free", probably but the Steam Deck is important for Linux as a whole and I personally want to see it succeed. The more games that can get tweaked and fixed before many thousands end up in the hands of regular consumers, the better it will be for everyone. Valve of course have Deck Verified but it's going to take a long time to get through the tens of thousands on Steam and more releasing every day. It's also difficult to test on something you don't have, patches might need re-testing and so on you get the idea I'm sure.

How will it work? Developers just need to send an email and it will go into a queue. Be sure to include one single Steam key in case I don't already own it, and notes on any Beta I might need to opt into (don't forget a password if it needs one). If there's any performance concerns, a save game ready to check would be helpful.

While I won't take any payment at all for it, as I will be doing it because I want to, I do accept any no-strings donations and regular support via Patreon, see more on the Support Us page.

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elmapul Mar 2, 2022
Quoting: areamanplaysgame
Quoting: elmapul
Quoting: areamanplaysgame
Quoting: elmapul"why i cant play on linux"
"oh, because those games are proprietary and evil ! and made to be windows exclusive!"

It's not because they're proprietary and evil. It's because they are developed to run on one operating system and not another. What Proton does is very quickly approaching magical. Even console gamers understand you can't put an Xbox disc into a Playstation and expect it to work.

do you know what "quotes" mean?

Yes. Your post was alleging that "they're proprietary and evil, and windows exclusive" is an "excuse" that Linux people use for incompatibility.

It's not. It's a straw man you made up, and in reality, people are aware that different platforms usually run different software.


its not an strawman if you saw the arguments before...
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