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Steam Deck Plugin Loader gets another release, should work better now

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The community-built Steam Deck Plugin Loader continues to mature, with version 1.1.0 out now fixing some issues.

With this installed onto your Steam Deck, you will be able to load it up with whatever Plugins the community can come up with like a classic Big Picture Mode or a Calculator. No doubt plenty more plugins will be appearing over the next few weeks and months once the project improves more.

Pictured - an example from the Plugin Loader developer

Here's what's new in Plugin Loader version 1.1.0

  • The loader now automatically reinjects itself into Steam when Steam gets restarted
    • This means the loader now properly starts up again when switching back from Desktop Mode and also is more reliable when rebooting the Deck
  • Plugin Tiles are now isolated in their own iframes
  • Plugins now all live in their own folder
    • This allows separating python backend code from UI code, bundling extra dependencies and so on
  • The menu title now gets changed from Plugins to the name of the current Plugin when one gets loaded
  • Fixed first plugin button being smaller than the rest of them

Absolutely loving seeing all the community additions coming along to the Steam Deck, showing the power of what open source can do without a walled garden.

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Ordici Apr 12, 2022
Not a developer, but what would you guys want to see as a plugin?
nullzero Apr 12, 2022
Quoting: OrdiciNot a developer, but what would you guys want to see as a plugin?

Some ideas:
  • simple notepad like notebook / text reader (for FAQ/walkthroughs)

  • Dice roller (to play RPG games in videochat app like discord without having to open a text channel just to roll something)

  • low fat browser pointing to game wiki page

Last edited by nullzero on 12 April 2022 at 11:35 am UTC
const Apr 12, 2022
Controls for a low profile screen recorder like this https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2022/04/a-developer-made-a-shadowplay-like-high-performance-recording-tool-for-linux/ (If it ever supports AMD)

Last edited by const on 12 April 2022 at 12:24 pm UTC
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