Valve has again continued to go through various EA games that were previously problematic on Steam Deck due to the new EA App, with lots of them now marked as Steam Deck Playable.
They only just recently tweaked a few others including Battlefield 1, Jedi Fallen Order, Sims 4 and Titanfall 2 and so they've continued on now. Nice to see Valve are acting on all their work going into Proton for improving Windows to Linux compatibility for games. I'm surprised it took this long though.
Here's all the latest games I've found that have been bumped up to Playable with them now using Proton Experimental by default since that has all the EA App fixes:
- A Way Out
- Battlefield 4
- Battlefield V
- It Takes Two
- Madden NFL 21
- Madden NFL 22
- Madden NFL 23
- Mass Effect: Andromeda Deluxe Edition
- Mass Effect Legendary Edition
- Mirror's Edge Catalyst
- Need for Speed Heat
- Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered
- Need for Speed Most Wanted
- Need for Speed Rivals
- Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2: Deluxe Edition
- Unravel Two
This long list only goes to show just how much of a ridiculous nuisance third-party launchers on Steam can be. There's often simply no need for them, other than extra advertising for big publishers. One day, I hope this repeating launcher problem gets solved for good, it's frustrating to have games work great and then suddenly one update later they're full of issues because of an extra launcher.
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yeah, that checks out
Quotehow much of a ridiculous nuisance third-party launchers on Steam can be
They are a ridiculous nuisance, period. Not just on Steam. :D
Glad to see that their stuff is (halfway) working now, though. Particularly considering that many of these games are meant to be played with a controller.
QuoteOne day, I hope this repeating launcher problem gets solved for good, it's frustrating to have games work great and then suddenly one update later they're full of issues because of an extra launcher.
It's borderline anti-consumer. I wouldn't be too bothered if these things were regulated out of existence.
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