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Three bits of Steam Deck news for you this morning with multiple updates coming in including a SteamOS update, a Steam Deck Client update and info about some LED changes coming.

Firstly, SteamOS 3.5.7 has been promoted to Stable with these changes:

  • Fixed internal microphone not working in certain cases like desktop applications.
  • Deployed a temporary workaround for a performance problem with "Allow Tearing".
  • Fixed some USB connectivity issues.

On top of that a Stable Steam Deck Client Update was also released:

General

  • Fixed SteamDeck being recognized as previously authorized device for Family Sharing.
  • Fixed the new controller support panel showing on tools/applications.
  • Fixed several layout regressions in the quick access menu, eula dialogs, and game achievements page.

Big Picture Mode

  • Add the buttons back to the game launch interstitials rather than relying on the footer buttons.

Steam Input

  • Fix the desktop configuration page being blank when opted-out of Steam Input
  • Fix for Steam Controller gyro turn rate, and sped up gravity correction. Both were affecting the feel of Gyro to Deflection Mode.
  • Fixed some controllers not being able to pass the Stationary Tolerances manual calibration phase.
  • Fixed occasional "jerks" in "Gyro To..." conversion modes that used the gravity axis (i.e. Player Space, World Space, Laser Pointer modes)
  • Improved Gyro to Joystick Deflection mode's low level noise.
  • Reinstated horizontal haptics for all new "Gyro To..." modes.
  • Fixed UI: order of Steam Deck Gyro's Calibration readings.
  • Attempt to fix legacy Gyro "Joystick" mode - use the gravity orientation found upon app switch and subtract it from the live feed.

When it comes to the Power LED, Valve developer Pierre-Loup Griffais mentioned on X (Twitter): "We're working on an update to let users control the intensity of their power LED, which should be interesting to *LE users." — so it will be interesting to see what they have cooking there. Would be quite nice on the OLED, since it turns bright green when charged which was a bit bright in my bedroom. *By LE, Griffais most likely means the Limited Edition, as it has a translucent shell.

Great to see Valve continuing the quick improvements and listening to all feedback there.

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Eike Nov 23, 2023
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Quoting: CatKiller
Quoting: EikeNo, erm... I don't understand the abbreviation "LE" in the first place. It can't be "Light Emitting", right?
(But I love having my LEDs less strong.)
https://store.steampowered.com/sale/steamdeck_2023LE

Thanks!

(Might be worth writing it in full in the article.)
Liam Dawe Nov 23, 2023
Have made it clearer.
BlackBloodRum Nov 23, 2023
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Quoting: CatKiller
Quoting: BlackBloodRumI can't help but think that if I'm using the Deck online, and the microphone is active, it could be bad. I tend to rest my deck on my lap while sitting on a sofa or bed when I'm using it. So I guess if I fart it will be "aired" to all players?

The microphones are probably directional, meaning that they'll pick up sound more strongly from in front of the Deck (I've not tested them at all). You'd probably still get the bass rumble aspects, though.
Kudos on providing a serious answer with serious face. Respect!
Villian Nov 23, 2023
please don't use X, the name only confuse the article when mentioned
RonnieDuece Nov 23, 2023
No mention of the GPU 200/1040Mhz bug. Guessing Valve still hasn't ironed that one out.
baconcow Nov 23, 2023
Quoting: Villianplease don't use X, the name only confuse the article when mentioned
Who on here doesn't know what X is?
Pyretic Nov 23, 2023
Quoting: RonnieDueceNo mention of the GPU 200/1040Mhz bug. Guessing Valve still hasn't ironed that one out.

I thought that got fixed in a recent Beta update and then was ported to Stable?
Eike Nov 23, 2023
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Quoting: baconcow
Quoting: Villianplease don't use X, the name only confuse the article when mentioned
Who on here doesn't know what X is?

And it's in its eleventh incarnation already...!
Purple Library Guy Nov 24, 2023
Quoting: baconcow
Quoting: Villianplease don't use X, the name only confuse the article when mentioned
Who on here doesn't know what X is?
I just call it "The social media platform formerly known as Twitter" . . . Ohhh, not that X . . . never mind.
dgw Nov 24, 2023
Quoting: Purple Library Guy
Quoting: baconcow
Quoting: Villianplease don't use X, the name only confuse the article when mentioned
Who on here doesn't know what X is?
I just call it "The social media platform formerly known as Twitter" . . . Ohhh, not that X . . . never mind.
X11 is the only "real" X 😏
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