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Steam Deck changelogs now available, new update out now

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Valve has now put live some public changelogs and will be properly announcing when updates go out for the Steam Deck. You can follow along on their news hub, but we'll cover them all as usual.

An update has rolled out today, here's what's new and changed:

  • Added patch notes to Settings > System when there’s a system update
  • Added link to report bugs to the Quick Access Menu > Help tab
  • Added default app icon in notifications for apps that don’t have an icon set
  • Added ‘View more in the store’ at the end of store search results
  • Added chat message option for revealing spoiler messages
  • Added notification to claim Steam Deck rewards
  • Added option to clear search bar when it has focus, but keyboard isn’t up
  • No longer automatically clear search bar when navigating away from search page
  • Improved handling of external browser windows from games and the store.
  • Improved experience and bug fixes for offline mode
  • Library now remembers which collection you were in in addition to tab when returning to the Library
  • UI & Layout improvements for the Store, Game detail, Settings, and Download pages

This is nice to have, just like they do for the Steam client and everything else.

Quick tip: go see my new Steam Deck video on Ark Survival Evolved.

You can follow along for more using our Steam Deck Tag (has a dedicated RSS feed), our Steam Deck Forum Category and the Steam Deck Channel in Discord. Be sure to also follow us on Twitch as we will continue to do dedicated on-Deck livestreams.

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9 comments

TrainDoc 3 Mar
Oof, not launching with patch notes. Well hey they've got them now so I'll give them that.
BielFPs 3 Mar
Any news about the release of SteamOS to the general public?
Quoting: BielFPsAny news about the release of SteamOS to the general public?

You can download the restore image from here:

https://help.steampowered.com/en/faqs/view/1B71-EDF2-EB6D-2BB3

once you boot it up the default installer looks for an NVME drive.

I didn't get round to actually installing it but got it to boot up into it's recovery mode to install SteamOS/etc

edit: I also made a vdi image by doing this:

VBoxManage convertfromraw --format VDI steamdeck-recovery-1.img steamdeck-recovery.vdi

link


Last edited by thelimeydragon on 4 March 2022 at 12:38 am UTC
dubigrasu 3 Mar
You can install it, but you need to edit the /home/deck/tools/repair_device.sh according to your "sacrificial" drive. Don't just run the scripts on your main PC, it may just delete the data if you're not careful.
And do fbcon=rotate:0 in grub to avoid the console rotation.
Quoting: thelimeydragonYou can download the restore image from here:

https://help.steampowered.com/en/faqs/view/1B71-EDF2-EB6D-2BB3


Wait, Can you live boot with that image?
Quoting: Comandante Ñoñardo
Quoting: thelimeydragonYou can download the restore image from here:

https://help.steampowered.com/en/faqs/view/1B71-EDF2-EB6D-2BB3


Wait, Can you live boot with that image?

You can do some simple things but it's more for recovery/installation than actual practical use.


Last edited by thelimeydragon on 4 March 2022 at 12:13 am UTC
dubigrasu 4 Mar
Got it to work, as in actual installation on my drive:

SteamOS

Gotta say that is great for the deck, right, but if you look for this to install on your PC (at least for now and this specific image) is not much to write home about. You can get the same experience or better with the usual distros.

It really is tailored for the deck, and that's it. I'm really curious how the actual (future) desktop release of SteamOS 3 will be.
Does make me interested in what the bootleggers will do.. make cheap systems but with the actual SteamOS installed?
Ardje 4 Mar
Quoting: thelimeydragonDoes make me interested in what the bootleggers will do.. make cheap systems but with the actual SteamOS installed?
First of all: the steam deck is the cheapest system.
Second of all: that was the idea of Valve all along. They want others to adopt Steam OS.
But the hardware manufacturers are severely lagging and lacking in any initiative.
Valve does this so there can be a new market with a good baseline (not the aya neo "crap", but a lot higher with respect to controllers) in hardware and a good base software.
Nobody wants to innovate in a microsoft world.
That's why valve chooses Linux. But they really have to carry the whole thing before 3rd parties will just copy paste.
Steam os was for it's time already a significant step ahead. There was no such thing as a PC gaming console until steamos.
Due to lack of manufacturer backing valve had to take the next step. Sell hardware too.
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