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Spider-Man Remastered is awesome on Steam Deck

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With Spider-Man Remastered now available on Steam after previously being PlayStation exclusive, I took it for a spin on Steam Deck and Linux desktop.

Just before release it was Steam Deck Verified and thankfully, the rating is absolutely correct here. With some really good defaults, Spider-Man Remastered is fantastic to play on the Steam Deck. I actually completed it years ago on the PS4, so I know the gameplay and story very well. Getting to play it wherever I want on the Steam Deck though — what absolute joy! This is easily going to be my favourite game of this year to play on Deck.

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How about the Linux desktop though? How does it run?

Well, it's a little quirky. It will complain about GPU drivers every time without fail and if you have a controller plugged in, it will crash before the intro video every time. Unplug your controller, and it works 100% of the time. Plug the controller back in at the menu and at least on NVIDIA, it works fine then.

Performance seems reasonable during fights, on the High preset settings at 1080p with an NVIDIA 2080ti it was consistently well above 100FPS. When swinging around though, it drops down below 100FPS quite a lot.

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tohur 13 Aug
I have ran this on SteamOS 3 (Holoiso) on both my TV and and Desktop PC as have SteamOS in perma desktop mode on my desktop pc and pretty much get the same experience as on deck and don't have the controller bug.. but will say I can run the game locked at 60 on very high settings (1080p) on my 6600 XT.. great game so far
While I can't find myself excited over Spiderman, I am excited at the prospect of future (formerly console exclusive) titles hitting the PC that work OOTB on Steam Deck/Linux
Jpxe 13 Aug
What a time to be alive! All these amazing (console) games coming to PC and Linux.
mAdCraZyaJ 13 Aug
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It is such a good game. I’m going to be urging my buddies that didn’t play it on PlayStation to pick it up! Hopefully the Nvidia related bugs get patched up soon though.
QuoteHow about the Linux desktop though? How does it run?

Well, it's a little quirky.
So much for the theory that "Steam Deck Approved" is synonymous with "Linux Approved".
slaapliedje 13 Aug
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Quoting: Mountain Man
QuoteHow about the Linux desktop though? How does it run?

Well, it's a little quirky.
So much for the theory that "Steam Deck Approved" is synonymous with "Linux Approved".
Yeah, I have had the opposite happen, where someone had a wiki on getting NWN2 to work on the Deck, couldn't get it working there, but launches without issue on the desktop.
Liam Dawe 13 Aug
Quoting: Mountain Man
QuoteHow about the Linux desktop though? How does it run?

Well, it's a little quirky.
So much for the theory that "Steam Deck Approved" is synonymous with "Linux Approved".
Well it was never really going to be exactly. It's a fixed hardware, with software that's controlled. The issues can be worked out though in general in the GPU drivers and Proton - but the point is they wouldn't at all if not for Proton and Steam Deck.
PlayX 13 Aug
"if you have a controller plugged in, it will crash before the intro video every time. Unplug your controller, and it works 100% of the time."

never happend to me.

XBox Series Controller (wired)
Quoting: mAdCraZyaJIt is such a good game. I’m going to be urging my buddies that didn’t play it on PlayStation to pick it up! Hopefully the Nvidia related bugs get patched up soon though.

I have got it going, Proton Experimental with NVIDIA 3060. Playing on medium to high settings.
Saves having to boot my PS4 up, which has been put away with all my other consoles. This game is absolutely stunning, a fantastic port to PC. Seeing the Steam Deck running it so well, is amazing. I'm in two minds to get a Steam Deck, as majority of games that can in Steam Deck, can run just fine on Desktop.
I'm wondering what kind of performance I'd get with my i7-7700k and Nvidia GTX 1070 at either medium or low settings at 1080p, with FSR 2.0 turned on.
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