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Recently, Konami released an announcement on the Castlevania Advance Collection Steam store page to say it does not work on the Steam Deck. It does. Note: personal purchase.

The statement reads: "Before purchasing this software, please be advised that it cannot be played on Steam Deck as it does not support SteamOS.". Clearly then they don't understand how Linux, SteamOS, Proton or Steam Deck works. As usual, I'm here to clear things up — as it really works just fine.

Not only does it work completely out of the box with Proton 7.0-1 on my Linux desktop, it also works perfectly on the Steam Deck (Proton 7 is the default), as I shall demonstrate in the below video:

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Checked this one out at many user requests.

Every game in the collection was tested working. Saving and loading with their in-built system also works, as does their fancy rewind feature. It even warns you with a silly screen to mention it doesn't support plugging in earphones / unplugging during gameplay. You should have seen my confused face when seeing that warning screen. That also works just fine.

I can see no reason to skip it if you were looking to buy it.

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Pengling Mar 3, 2022
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Quoting: eldakingBut the Nintendo policy of "no, this game does not exist anymore, forget it and buy the new game" is silly, there should be no reason for this, especially for things like the GBA where emulating the hardware is trivial.
I'm not a fan of that approach, either, but avoiding competing with their own pasts at the cost of not keeping older works in circulation is probably more of a loss to us as consumers than to the businesses that do so, unfortunately.

Quoting: eldakingMaybe they are being overcautious about support tickets,
Quoting: eldakingmaybe they didn't research and/or test it properly, or something else.
I think that it's probably a combination of these.


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Guerrilla Mar 3, 2022
If they merely said that the Steam Deck wasn't a supported platform, I'd just kind of shrug my shoulders regarding the situation and move on. While I hope the Steam Deck is massively successful as it will support the growth of Linux, I can't really fault devs for being unwilling to support something through Proton.

But it's exceptionally bizarre that they flat out state that it doesn't run on the Steam Deck. Maybe it's to head off potential refunds, but I don't know why you'd go out of your way to make that statement.
areamanplaysgame Mar 3, 2022
Quoting: SoltrummanKonami posted the same announcement on Castlevania Anniversary Collection but not on their other Classics Collections.

Hopefully just a misunderstanding of SteamOS/Proton on their end.

Japanese companies seem to know/care significantly less about Linux than even the major US publishers do. Also, Konami gives zero shits about video games at this point, so I wouldn't be too concerned with anything they say.
areamanplaysgame Mar 3, 2022
Quoting: eldakingBut the Nintendo policy of "no, this game does not exist anymore, forget it and buy the new game" is silly, there should be no reason for this, especially for things like the GBA where emulating the hardware is trivial.

I think Nintendo's position is more like, "This game doesn't exist anymore until we can figure out how to sell it to you again."
Purple Library Guy Mar 3, 2022
Quoting: toorMaybe we should understand
Quoteit does not support SteamOS
as "don't ask us if it doesn't work, we are not responsible of your experience with the game on steamOS"
Sure, but then how should we understand
Quoteit cannot be played on Steam Deck
eldaking Mar 3, 2022
Quoting: Pengling
Quoting: eldakingBut the Nintendo policy of "no, this game does not exist anymore, forget it and buy the new game" is silly, there should be no reason for this, especially for things like the GBA where emulating the hardware is trivial.
I'm not a fan of that approach, either, but avoiding competing with their own pasts at the cost of not keeping older works in circulation is probably more of a loss to us as consumers than to the businesses that do so, unfortunately.

Absolutely, it is stupid because they should not get away with it, but they do and it is probably profitable. They are not being stupid in a "they are losing so much money" way, just in a "they are making money by pulling an obvious scam and it is not even a cool creative scam".
ageres Mar 4, 2022
Quoting: TimeFreezeCastlevania Anniversary Collection is also working without issues, same with Contra Anniversary Collection.
Is it? When I played these collections (two years ago), they ran terribly. Problems with fullscreen, aspect ratio, wrong button binding, glitchy emulator menu, no hotkeys, encrypted ROM files... I couldn't even quit the game without Alt+F4.
TimeFreeze Mar 4, 2022
Quoting: ageres
Quoting: TimeFreezeCastlevania Anniversary Collection is also working without issues, same with Contra Anniversary Collection.
Is it? When I played these collections (two years ago), they ran terribly. Problems with fullscreen, aspect ratio, wrong button binding, glitchy emulator menu, no hotkeys, encrypted ROM files... I couldn't even quit the game without Alt+F4.

They work as they should. Just with Castlevania Anniversary Collection you have to force quit the game since the Devs didnt implemented an Exit Game option for whatever reasons. So thats an "issue" on Windows as well.
Eike Mar 4, 2022
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Quoting: TimeFreeze
Quoting: ageres
Quoting: TimeFreezeCastlevania Anniversary Collection is also working without issues, same with Contra Anniversary Collection.
Is it? When I played these collections (two years ago), they ran terribly. Problems with fullscreen, aspect ratio, wrong button binding, glitchy emulator menu, no hotkeys, encrypted ROM files... I couldn't even quit the game without Alt+F4.

They work as they should. Just with Castlevania Anniversary Collection you have to force quit the game since the Devs didnt implemented an Exit Game option for whatever reasons. So thats an "issue" on Windows as well.

I don't know what systems these were made for, but on early "home computers" or the like, we didn't have an option to leave a game. I remember I had a game that had a quit option and I considered that so much unprofessional...
Lachu Mar 4, 2022
Similar case we had with web browsers. Before creating pages supporting web standards was advertisement/focused by professionals, many web pages claims it worked only with IE, but it worked in Firefox (many times) better.
Maybe it's time to say goodbye Windows? It's a similar case.
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