You can sign up to get a daily email of our articles, see the Mailing List page.
We do often include affiliate links to earn us some pennies. See more here.

KONAMI update the METAL GEAR SOLID Steam collection with Steam Deck support

By - | Views: 31,287

As KONAMI continue to improve the recent releases of METAL GEAR SOLID - Master Collection Version, METAL GEAR SOLID 2: Sons of Liberty - Master Collection Version and METAL GEAR SOLID 3: Snake Eater - Master Collection Version they've now added Steam Deck support.


Pictured - METAL GEAR SOLID 2: Sons of Liberty - Master Collection Version, Credit: Konami

Currently, only 2 and 3 have been updated to note it, but the 1st may not be far behind.

METAL GEAR SOLID 2: Sons of Liberty - Master Collection Version and METAL GEAR SOLID 3: Snake Eater - Master Collection Version have updates that note:

Ver.1.4.1/Ver.1.4.1D releases Jan. 29th, 2024.
The version for users playing on Steam Deck™ will be noted as Ver.1.4.1D in the game.

Ver.1.4.1/Ver.1.4.1D Patch Notes
Please check the list of changes below for details on the main improvements and fixes in this patch.
Fixes of previously known issues are marked with an asterisk.

- Added Steam Deck™ support

-  Fixed an issue where inputs via the keyboard were registered for the game even when the Alt key was held down*

- Fixed some other minor issues

It's not clear exactly what they've done for Steam Deck support, as annoyingly they don't say. Although we can see on SteamDB (example) that they now have dedicated content depots for the Steam Deck so they've likely tweaked some in-game resources to work better. Valve has also put them back through verification and they're now showing up as Deck Verified.

Where to buy

METAL GEAR SOLID - Master Collection Version - Humble Store / Steam

METAL GEAR SOLID 2: Sons of Liberty - Master Collection Version - Humble Store / Steam

METAL GEAR SOLID 3: Snake Eater - Master Collection Version - Humble Store / Steam

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
16 Likes
About the author -
author picture
I am the owner of GamingOnLinux. After discovering Linux back in the days of Mandrake in 2003, I constantly came back to check on the progress of Linux until Ubuntu appeared on the scene and it helped me to really love it. You can reach me easily by emailing GamingOnLinux directly. Find me on Mastodon.
See more from me
9 comments

Only 3 months old, but looks like you will need to update your Steam curator review and conclusion “Does not work currently.”
F.Ultra Jan 29
View PC info
  • Supporter
You had to download and WINEDLLOVERRIDES xaudio2.9 so perhaps that is what they have fixed. Also remember that the initial release of MGS3 had issues with screens > 60Hz
kokoko3k Jan 29
While I find great to have such statement, I wonder where an user is supposed to look for official support statements :)

Game requirements still state just Windows 10(64-bit OS required) and I honestly wonder why.

Isn't damn time to have Steam Deck listed as an option alongside Linux,Mac and Windows in the requirements?

Who is to blame? Maybe Valve for not offering the possibility to devs?
Liam Dawe Jan 29
Quoting: kokoko3kWhile I find great to have such statement, I wonder where an user is supposed to look for official support statements :)

Game requirements still state just Windows 10(64-bit OS required) and I honestly wonder why.

Isn't damn time to have Steam Deck listed as an option alongside Linux,Mac and Windows in the requirements?

Who is to blame? Maybe Valve for not offering the possibility to devs?
This is what Deck Verified is for. It already exists, and is entirely separate to desktop system requirements.
WorMzy Jan 29
Quoting: Liam DaweThis is what Deck Verified is for. It already exists, and is entirely separate to desktop system requirements.

No, 'Deck Verified' just means Valve's review team tested it "at some point" and decided it passed their checks: https://youtu.be/_OAqvtlgfGA?t=50

It doesn't mean the developer supports you running it on Deck, or that future (or even present) versions will run on Deck.

If a developer "supports" running their game on Steam Deck, you'd hope they test new versions to ensure compatibility before pushing them out, or at the very least they will treat issues reported to them by Steam Deck users the same way as they would for any issues reported on platforms the support (i.e. not just close them as "unsupported, won't fix").
Liam Dawe Jan 29
True they have two different meanings. Problem is the current system requirements get hooked up to what games support natively. Don’t think devs can note Proton in the system requirements without ticking it for Linux, which then results in a broken Linux download since one wouldn’t exist. A way for devs to tick Proton themselves by default seems would be helpful.


Last edited by Liam Dawe on 29 January 2024 at 9:38 pm UTC
CatKiller Jan 29
View PC info
  • Supporter Plus
Quoting: Liam DaweTrue they have two different meanings. Problem is the current system requirements get hooked up to what games support natively. Don’t think devs can note Proton in the system requirements without ticking it for Linux, which then results in a broken Linux download since one wouldn’t exist. A way for devs to tick Proton themselves by default seems would be helpful.

I don't trust game devs with that functionality in the slightest. The user picking the Proton version, absolutely; Valve picking the Proton version for the Deck, sure; game devs are just going to mess it up.

A place on the Store page (and robust encouragement of some kind) for developers to be able to say, "yes, we are testing every update to our game in Proton Stable on a machine that meets these requirements before we release it" would be much more useful. And would get those developers more money from me at least. At the moment we're reliant on the invisible hand of Deck sales to do that, with silence from the devs about whether it's working.
F.Ultra Jan 30
View PC info
  • Supporter
Quoting: kokoko3kWhile I find great to have such statement, I wonder where an user is supposed to look for official support statements :)

Game requirements still state just Windows 10(64-bit OS required) and I honestly wonder why.

Isn't damn time to have Steam Deck listed as an option alongside Linux,Mac and Windows in the requirements?

Who is to blame? Maybe Valve for not offering the possibility to devs?

Does anyone really get any type of usable support from anything other than single dev indie games? All I see when looking through EA, Ubisoft et al forums are basically "install the latest nVidia driver".
bweh Jan 30
The lack of Steam cloud saves makes this still a no buy for me, I love MGS2 and 3, but I'll just play them on PS3 still. I'd happily buy them if there was even a minuscule amount of time put in, but in 2024 there feels like there's no excuse for steam releases to use cloud saves.
While you're here, please consider supporting GamingOnLinux on:

Reward Tiers: Patreon. Plain Donations: PayPal.

This ensures all of our main content remains totally free for everyone! Patreon supporters can also remove all adverts and sponsors! Supporting us helps bring good, fresh content. Without your continued support, we simply could not continue!

You can find even more ways to support us on this dedicated page any time. If you already are, thank you!
Login / Register


Or login with...
Sign in with Steam Sign in with Google
Social logins require cookies to stay logged in.