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You can now get Halo Infinite online to work on the Steam Deck

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It's taken quite a while but you can at least now play Halo Infinite multiplayer on Steam Deck (single-player not tested). This is all unofficial right now, so try it at your own risk.

Thanks to the latest updates to GE-Proton and the latest Steam Deck Beta (the Preview branch), you can get it to work. If you need to know how to install GE-Proton on Steam Deck, follow this guide.

Here's the main steps to get it working:

  • Opt into the Steam Deck Preview
  • In desktop mode: download GE-Proton 7-26 using the linked guide
  • Open Halo Infinite local files and delete or rename the "videos" folder
  • Set Halo Infinite to use GE-Proton7-26. Open Halo Infinite in your Steam Library and click the little Cog Icon -> Properties -> Compatibility, tick the box and select it from the dropdown.

Once that's all done, online play with Halo Infinite on Steam Deck should just work. There's still a few lingering issues though like some audio stutter plus some textures can flash a bit but it's quite playable overall. Here's a video of the steps needed plus the settings used and some rough footage:

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Ziptimer 22 Jul
I chuckled on "deck heads".
Retrogamer 22 Jul
That's impressive that it even runs.
t3g 22 Jul
You worded it as Steam Deck, but what about desktop Linux?
Liam Dawe 22 Jul
Quoting: t3gYou worded it as Steam Deck, but what about desktop Linux?
As far as I am aware it’s mainly fixed up for AMD which I can only test on Deck, since my PC is NVIDIA.
The day has finally come. Does anyone know the install size? I'm assuming 100G which is steep but to try H:I I wouldn't be opposed.

Edit: I laugh at the coolness of being able to have Halo Deck Party


Last edited by ElectricPrism on 22 July 2022 at 10:53 pm UTC
huh, steamdeck compatibility before desktop. interesting.
mr-victory 23 Jul
Quoting: ElectricPrismThe day has finally come. Does anyone know the install size? I'm assuming 100G which is steep but to try H:I I wouldn't be opposed.

Edit: I laugh at the coolness of being able to have Halo Deck Party
23 GiB base game, 8 GiB HD textures for multiplayer. Base game does not include campaign.
t3g 23 Jul
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: t3gYou worded it as Steam Deck, but what about desktop Linux?
As far as I am aware it’s mainly fixed up for AMD which I can only test on Deck, since my PC is NVIDIA.

I have an AMD GPU (6900XT) but haven’t played Infinite in months. I assume this could apply to me in the future if I reinstall the game.
tohur 24 Jul
To get this to work at all on Fedora need to enable the telometto/mesa-git copr repo.. should follow the instructions on the copr page for it. game pretty unplayable atm though for me due to the audio issues.. Most likely going to install EndeavorOS and see how it works on Arch. Infinite is about the only reason I ever boot into windows so would be great to not have to boot windows to play it


Last edited by tohur on 24 July 2022 at 5:14 am UTC
Cerberon 25 Jul
Quoting: randomgamerguy1997huh, steamdeck compatibility before desktop. interesting.
There is no reason it shouldn't work on desktop with GE-Proton 7-26.
The only thing that is really different as far as "steamdeck compatibility" goes is the small screen and controller buttons.


Last edited by Cerberon on 25 July 2022 at 2:10 am UTC
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