Valve marks the first month of the Steam Deck

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Valve has released a news post going over some of the changes and improvements of the Steam Deck over the first month since the initial release. There's a lot that's been going on, with updates releasing rather regularly. Most of it, we've already gone over in articles you can follow on the Steam Deck tag and videos on the GamingOnLinux YouTube Channel.

Some of what's mentioned includes jumping over 2,000 Verified and Playable titles, which is a nice healthy number for such a new system. There's quite a lot of issues there though, they know this, and so the feedback system was introduced to see how different the experience is compared with Deck Verified and what players actually see.

Anti-Cheat is another one, perhaps the biggest mountain the Deck has yet to climb even a little. This is the first time anyone official has actually mentioned Apex Legends, which got officially Deck Verified last month, so that's nice to see. They also noted Elden Ring as another that has Easy Anti-Cheat hooked up. Valve say of course "One of our top priorities is to support as many titles on Steam as possible, and this includes titles that employ anti-cheat technology." but only having two new games to note is just showing how difficult it is to get developers to do it.

There's a few other points that Valve went over, but if you've read much on the Steam Deck from me or others, it will all be old news by now. Like Xbox Cloud Gaming, many Keyboard improvements, Windows drivers and so on.

Valve did their own little overview too:

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Overall, it's been a fantastic month for the Steam Deck and Linux Gaming as a whole thanks to it and all of Valve's effort in making it a success. They're doing a huge amount right.

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Quoting: wit_as_a_riddleThe amount of work they've done in a month is very impressive. It annoys me to no end when I see people posting on reddit about how "astonishing" it is when they don't have this feature or how exceedingly disappointed they are then it doesn't have that feature. Follow that up with "I really can't believe that this isn't fixed by now" when the device has been out for a month! Enough hyperbole, they are making improvements constantly, how about a pat on the back and a feature request rather than shitting all over them?

Most people expect a pat on the back for their efforts, but they rarely return the favor unfortunately. I'm working on some open source software that I'm hesitant to release as I don't know how I'll react to ungrateful people... May make me just give up as that's just how I am. It can really make someone sick when you spend not hours but months or years and have people be toxic. Big props to the open source developers that keep going while being insulted and bullied by ungrateful users.

P.S. I realize there's a difference between suggestions / constructive criticism and just plain bitching.
Just do what Microsoft does. Ignore everyone that tells you your software sucks, and just do what makes you happy.

(like that? I get to throw in a dig about MS while also giving sound advice!)
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Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: Guest
Quoting: wit_as_a_riddleThe amount of work they've done in a month is very impressive. It annoys me to no end when I see people posting on reddit about how "astonishing" it is when they don't have this feature or how exceedingly disappointed they are then it doesn't have that feature. Follow that up with "I really can't believe that this isn't fixed by now" when the device has been out for a month! Enough hyperbole, they are making improvements constantly, how about a pat on the back and a feature request rather than shitting all over them?

Most people expect a pat on the back for their efforts, but they rarely return the favor unfortunately. I'm working on some open source software that I'm hesitant to release as I don't know how I'll react to ungrateful people... May make me just give up as that's just how I am. It can really make someone sick when you spend not hours but months or years and have people be toxic. Big props to the open source developers that keep going while being insulted and bullied by ungrateful users.

P.S. I realize there's a difference between suggestions / constructive criticism and just plain bitching.
Just do what Microsoft does. Ignore everyone that tells you your software sucks, and just do what makes you happy.

(like that? I get to throw in a dig about MS while also giving sound advice!)


Thank you have opened my eyes. Makes me want to curl up in bed and wrap myself with Windows server 2008 R2 and .Net. How wholesome.
Ha, my latest Windows 10 gripe... it's been bugging me for years that seemingly randomly my application windows would all minimize. Hit me the other day and I was whining about it, and a co-worker pointed out to me that it is a 'feature' where you can click on a window to move it, and shake the window and it'll minimize everything else! And because I use a high DPI mouse, a simple hair or crumb on the mouse pad can cause a 'shake', so I'd just randomly trigger that.

Best part is, to disable it; you either have to completely disable Window snapping, use the group policy editor (which the wording is "turn off Aero shake window to minimize" and check 'Enable' because 'Disable is a double negative...) or with a registry edit...

And I can't tell you how many things in Teams is broken...

But seriously, there will always be people that whine about things. And the worse part of it is that for people who will use your software and it works for them, they may give you an 'awesome, keep up the work!' but the ones that want to use it, but find issues here and there are more likely to be the more vocal. I've thought many times about developing some software, and personally if people just told me it sucks without any reason of why it sucks, then I'd just tell them to move along then, nothing to see here...
Hope they do one of those update videos every month. A monthly update video say 3 minutes long on the big new features, and any new popular games that are Verified would be pretty cool.
ShabbyX 8 Apr
Quoting: Guest
Quoting: wit_as_a_riddleThe amount of work they've done in a month is very impressive. It annoys me to no end when I see people posting on reddit about how "astonishing" it is when they don't have this feature or how exceedingly disappointed they are then it doesn't have that feature. Follow that up with "I really can't believe that this isn't fixed by now" when the device has been out for a month! Enough hyperbole, they are making improvements constantly, how about a pat on the back and a feature request rather than shitting all over them?

Most people expect a pat on the back for their efforts, but they rarely return the favor unfortunately. I'm working on some open source software that I'm hesitant to release as I don't know how I'll react to ungrateful people... May make me just give up as that's just how I am. It can really make someone sick when you spend not hours but months or years and have people be toxic. Big props to the open source developers that keep going while being insulted and bullied by ungrateful users.

P.S. I realize there's a difference between suggestions / constructive criticism and just plain bitching.

Harry is the developer and Dumbledore is the upset users:
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I work on open source, and it's rare to see insults from random people. Release it, and ignore trolls if any. If your project is not successful, there isn't any reason for trolls to attack it, and if it _is_ successful, well you always know the majority of people are happy with it.

Also, be nice to contributors :)

Quoting: slaapliedjeJust do what Microsoft does. Ignore everyone that tells you your software sucks, and just do what makes you happy.

(like that? I get to throw in a dig about MS while also giving sound advice!)

I mean, you kind of insulted chowder too, by making this analogy, lol
Termy 8 Apr
Quoting: ShabbyXI work on open source, and it's rare to see insults from random people. Release it, and ignore trolls if any. If your project is not successful, there isn't any reason for trolls to attack it, and if it _is_ successful, well you always know the majority of people are happy with it.

That highly depends - for software that is usually used by people with at least some level of pc knowledge, i agree - but when you look at for example the review-pages of some firefox-addons or other stuff of that storts, you'll see derogatory comments more often than you would expect unfortunately...
Eike 8 Apr
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Quoting: GuestMost people expect a pat on the back for their efforts, but they rarely return the favor unfortunately. I'm working on some open source software that I'm hesitant to release as I don't know how I'll react to ungrateful people...

I can't say you won't regret publishing it, but what I can say is that you would regret not publishing it.
Eike 8 Apr
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Quoting: GuestMost people expect a pat on the back for their efforts, but they rarely return the favor unfortunately. I'm working on some open source software that I'm hesitant to release as I don't know how I'll react to ungrateful people...

To motivate ;) you...

I released a plugin for a open source TV system, VDR, that allows to rewind in live TV.
People told me that nobody needs this, that it's basically stupid to want this, then, when I asked for tests, the only feedback once was from a person where it didn't work, and I've got no idea how many people are actually using it.

... but then, people are using it, are still adapting it to the newest version of VDR, and I got translations from the Netherlands and Finland, so I know, the usage is at least somewhat international. :)

Keep your expectations low, and, hopefully, reality won't go below.
seven 8 Apr
are there any sales figures? i would really like to know that
kuhpunkt 8 Apr
Quoting: sevenare there any sales figures? i would really like to know that

Nope. I doubt they are gonna release them.
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Quoting: GuestMost people expect a pat on the back for their efforts, but they rarely return the favor unfortunately. I'm working on some open source software that I'm hesitant to release as I don't know how I'll react to ungrateful people...

I can't say you won't regret publishing it, but what I can say is that you would regret not publishing it.

Tragically lots of people appreciate deeply open source projects but never say so or only ever communicate when they want to notify of something not working for them, not when stuff does work.

The reality is, for most people, software sits in the same place as a toaster does in day to day life. I have never once contacted the manufacturer of a toaster to say thankyou and that I appreciate all the effort that went into designing, building and shipping millions of reliable toasters at an affordable price that toast bread daily with an easy to use mechanism. In fact I've never thought about the work that likely goes into creating a product like that before using it as an example just now.

The reason to release open source software differs for each person, but you should have a goal to aim for other than getting appreciative thanks from users because you won't get much of that.

Personally I think the best reason to publish open source software, is when you want to fix a problem in the world by plugging a hole where there should be a great piece of software, but there currently isn't.
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