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A Plague Tale: Requiem gets Steam Deck support in a new update

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Currently rated as Unsupported on Steam Deck by Valve, A Plague Tale: Requiem from Focus Entertainment and Asobo Studio has a new update out to help.

Going by various reports on ProtonDB, it was possible to play it, but it wasn't a great experience so hopefully this update actually improves things as they claim.

They didn't go into any real specifics (annoyingly) on what's actually changed other than now being "compatible" with the Steam Deck. The full patch notes are below:

Patch Notes common to all platforms
Changes & Updates

  • Balanced difficulty in “Nothing Left” and “Dying Sun” final arena fights.

Optimization

  • Optimized AI, rats, terrain and navmesh to reduce framerate drops and freezing issues.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed HDR issues creating crushed highlights (not applicable to Nintendo Switch).
  • Fixed random crashes or blockers that could happen in some chapters.
  • Fixed blockers or animation bugs that could happen during some crank interactions.
  • Fixed issue during reaction between Ignifer pot and Odoris in specific cases.
  • Fixed a script issue that could make the pine cones thrown by Hugo in “Under a New Sun” invisible.
  • Improved cart collisions to prevent going out of the map.
  • Fixed minor visual bugs in some chapters.
  • Fixed unexpected change of audio language when changing other options.
  • Fixed minor issues in German language.

Patch Notes specific to PC
Changes & Updates

  • The game is now compatible with Steam Deck.

Optimization

  • Added new graphics options to improve visual and performance customizations (Frame limiter, Resolution optimizer, SSAO, DOF, Screen Space Shadows, Motion Blur).
  • Improved auto setting graphic profiles to better match PC configurations.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed specular flickering issues with DLSS.

It's likely with the optimizations they did, along with the graphics options settings, they're now setting them at sane defaults for the Steam Deck to make it have an acceptable performance level. An educated guess, but most likely what they've done. Still good to see even more developers actually fix things directly for the Steam Deck like this.

You can buy it on Humble Store and Steam.

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Not sure if any of this is related, but previously one had to use Proton Experimental to run it at all, and there was quite a bit of shadow map flickering in some places.
It's nice they optimized rats. Wouldn't want to be attacked by plague rats that were sub-optimal.
hardpenguin 12 Nov
Also the first A Plague Tale game (from 2019) is Steam Deck Verified.


Last edited by hardpenguin on 12 November 2022 at 12:58 pm UTC
lukas333 13 Nov
Play the first one if you haven't already, it's cheap to get and a great game.
F.Ultra 13 Nov
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Quoting: Purple Library GuyIt's nice they optimized rats. Wouldn't want to be attacked by plague rats that were sub-optimal.

It's almost as important as the rats being low!
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