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There's now a dedicated website for Steam Deck boot videos

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Since Valve have made it official in the latest Steam Deck stable update to change your boot video, reddit user waylaidwanderer made a website where you can easily upload and download these quick clips.

A nice idea, and certainly makes finding one you want a little easier. Useful too, since you can preview the video before you download to see if you will like them. It also includes dedicated instructions below each video, telling you exactly what you need to do to get it working which is a nice touch.

Here's a look over some of the boot videos available and a reminder on how to do it:

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Supay Oct 10, 2022
There was a website doing this already, but I believe there was some controversy over it as the person was snagging boot videos from reddit and other places then adding donate options to their site for them, which they retained. This seems to be something entirely new and a lot better.
pb Oct 10, 2022
Supay Oct 10, 2022
Quoting: pb"someone"

Has that user asked for donations? I checked and the site doing it previously was at other boot video site asking for donations. That was the one where people were asking for their videos to be taken down from it.

EDIT: Ignore me, my brain is slow this morning, you were replying to the article and not me.


Last edited by Supay on 10 October 2022 at 10:45 am UTC
Liam Dawe Oct 10, 2022
Quoting: pb"someone"
Yeah, could have worded that better. Once again though, there is a corrections feature to send a comment directly to me and others to offer an improvement. Please use it instead of comments we might miss.


Last edited by Liam Dawe on 10 October 2022 at 11:08 am UTC
elmapul Oct 10, 2022
its so ironic to see people simulating CLI:

https://steamdeckrepo.com/post/EAelE/pip_boy_logo_transform
https://steamdeckrepo.com/post/ENw2Y/nier_automata

i mean, linux had CLI boot screens before it was cool, it was just... what we had, no boot screen, just cli to debug stuff. (and people saw it and think: oh, this is scary! i will admit that i still freak out a little when i see the cli during the boot because i know things may have gone south , its pretty much PTSD)
anyway, some of those are quite cool
https://steamdeckrepo.com/post/gErOY/minimalist_transformer_style
https://steamdeckrepo.com/post/KEkRn/neo_geo_arcade_intro
https://steamdeckrepo.com/post/E1GLP/cyberpunk_2077_system_reboot
https://steamdeckrepo.com/post/n8aaE/metal_gear_solid

and i laughted at "whos that pokemon"
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/185cgjIrsULzFRDcVKS7i_kHv7PMoHkKu
despite the fact that i hate 4kids edits

and you know what? we know the year of linux came when people get excidted about an linux device to the point of customizing the bootscreen with tons of options, the OS vendor having to officially support that feature, and those screens proudly saying "steamOS" and not windows, implying those users arent dualbooting (not that they can customize windows that much anyway)


Last edited by elmapul on 10 October 2022 at 12:33 pm UTC
RavenWings Oct 10, 2022
Damn, they all are just so great! Can I just put em all in a folder and have the Deck choose one at random? That would increase my average daily happiness by at least 10%
Supay Oct 10, 2022
Quoting: RavenWingsDamn, they all are just so great! Can I just put em all in a folder and have the Deck choose one at random? That would increase my average daily happiness by at least 10%

There is indeed. I highly recommend this. You can put weightings on them too.

random deck boot animations
slaapliedje Oct 10, 2022
Quoting: elmapulits so ironic to see people simulating CLI:

https://steamdeckrepo.com/post/EAelE/pip_boy_logo_transform
https://steamdeckrepo.com/post/ENw2Y/nier_automata

i mean, linux had CLI boot screens before it was cool, it was just... what we had, no boot screen, just cli to debug stuff. (and people saw it and think: oh, this is scary! i will admit that i still freak out a little when i see the cli during the boot because i know things may have gone south , its pretty much PTSD)
anyway, some of those are quite cool
https://steamdeckrepo.com/post/gErOY/minimalist_transformer_style
https://steamdeckrepo.com/post/KEkRn/neo_geo_arcade_intro
https://steamdeckrepo.com/post/E1GLP/cyberpunk_2077_system_reboot
https://steamdeckrepo.com/post/n8aaE/metal_gear_solid

and i laughted at "whos that pokemon"
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/185cgjIrsULzFRDcVKS7i_kHv7PMoHkKu
despite the fact that i hate 4kids edits

and you know what? we know the year of linux came when people get excidted about an linux device to the point of customizing the bootscreen with tons of options, the OS vendor having to officially support that feature, and those screens proudly saying "steamOS" and not windows, implying those users arent dualbooting (not that they can customize windows that much anyway)
I wish macOS wouldn't have a boot splash. Like I could maybe see why it's so slow to boot... It's funny, I actually prefer a text dump to make sure my services are starting, but definitely will set up debian with a splash for others. Since you can just hit escape, it solves the best of both worlds.
RavenWings Oct 10, 2022
Quoting: Supay
Quoting: RavenWingsDamn, they all are just so great! Can I just put em all in a folder and have the Deck choose one at random? That would increase my average daily happiness by at least 10%

There is indeed. I highly recommend this. You can put weightings on them too.

random deck boot animations

Perfect, thanks!
BlackBloodRum Oct 10, 2022
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