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Steam Deck OS 3.4.9 Beta gets a GPU fix for an upcoming game

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Here's something interesting for you. Valve released a fresh upgrade for the Steam Deck OS now in Beta, including a fix for an upcoming game.

They don't actually name the game, which makes me even more curious. Likely as they don't want to name any third-party games to not cause any issues with the developer / publisher in question. What do we think it is though? Starfield? It's probably Starfield right?

Here's what's changed in Steam Deck OS 3.4.9 Beta:

  • Fixed a GPU driver crash with an upcoming game
  • Fixed hangs on reboot when switching from upcoming Beta OS releases.

How to get it? You need to opt into the Steam Deck Preview channel. You can change this via the Settings > System > System Update Channel drop-down box and select Preview.

If it is Starfield, they'll likely want this release before the end of the week when the pre-purchase early access for it starts. Guess we'll have to wait and see. It could be anything and there's no hints as to what.

We're still waiting on SteamOS 3.5, which Valve seem to be taking their sweet time on, which recently added a colour temperature setting for the screen.

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Nateman1000 Aug 29
Very interesting
hardpenguin Aug 29
QuoteIf it is Starfield, they'll likely want this release before the end of the week when the Early Access for it starts. Guess we'll have to wait and see.
Starfield releases as Early Access?

I don't think so, just checked.

Their "early access" (lowercase) is the idea for pre-purchase customers to start playing the game 5 days early.

Anyway, I think Starfield is not gonna support Steam Deck. It has really high requirements and it would struggle to even achieve stable 30 fps on 720p.
Liam Dawe Aug 29
Quoting: hardpenguin
QuoteIf it is Starfield, they'll likely want this release before the end of the week when the Early Access for it starts. Guess we'll have to wait and see.
Starfield releases as Early Access?

I don't think so, just checked.

Their "early access" (lowercase) is the idea for pre-purchase customers to start playing the game 5 days early.

Anyway, I think Starfield is not gonna support Steam Deck. It has really high requirements and it would struggle to even achieve stable 30 fps on 720p.
Have made it more clear, I of course did not mean Steam Early Access.
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: hardpenguin
QuoteIf it is Starfield, they'll likely want this release before the end of the week when the Early Access for it starts. Guess we'll have to wait and see.
Starfield releases as Early Access?

I don't think so, just checked.

Their "early access" (lowercase) is the idea for pre-purchase customers to start playing the game 5 days early.

Anyway, I think Starfield is not gonna support Steam Deck. It has really high requirements and it would struggle to even achieve stable 30 fps on 720p.
Have made it more clear, I of course did not mean Steam Early Access.
Say, just noticed--happy, uh, anniversary/birthday-like thing that in your case may just reflect the day you first enabled the feature!
hardpenguin Aug 29
Quoting: Liam DaweHave made it more clear, I of course did not mean Steam Early Access.
Yeah I get it, sorry for my stream of consciousness 😅 I think the terminology is confusing on their side
Highball Aug 29
It's a title from Nintendo:

Super Mario Brothers (Mario and Luigi the early years)

That's my guess anyway.
TheRiddick Aug 30
I'll be very interested in a Steam Deck 2 once it happens. But atm Steam Deck 1 is not even available to Australians except through 3rd party vendors whom seem to slap on their %10-30 tax and offer no Valve warranty!
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