The survival game Grounded from Obsidian Entertainment and Xbox Game Studios has now released version 1.2 and it got bumped up to Verified on Steam Deck.
As I reported previously during the Beta, the developers managed to fix up the issues that were causing the game to not run and even with workarounds the Xbox login was still a mess. All those issues were solved and it really is looking pretty great on Steam Deck now.
See their update video below:
The Steam Deck fixes include:
- The game now boots past the initial loading screen.
- The Xbox log-in window properly displays.
- Tuned the default graphics settings for Steam Deck to provide an enjoyable experience. Also includes some Steam Deck-specific optimizations.
- Steam Deck virtual keyboard pops up when selecting any input text field in the game (entering a multiplayer game password, naming your trail marker / storage, pet, etc.)
- Control prompts no longer flip flop between displaying gamepad and mouse/keyboard controls when using the touch pad or gyro.
You can see my previous video of the 1.2 Beta below:
Grounded will be having a Free Weekend on Steam as well from April 27th until May 1st, so you'll be able to check it out on Steam Deck and see all the fancy new stuff too.
For Linux gamers on desktop, sadly it still won't run out of the box. However, to get it to work all you have to do is remove or rename the
SpeechSynthWrapper.dll file found in the
Grounded/Maine/Binaries/Win64/ install folder. You can find the installed folder in Properties -> Local Files / Installed Files and hit Browse. Here's a shot from it running just fine after that on Fedora KDE 38:
You can buy Grounded on Steam.