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Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader from Owlcat Games got updated this week to improve the experience of playing it on Steam Deck.

Currently, it's rated Steam Deck Playable by Valve and Platinum on ProtonDB from users. For Steam Deck, Valve noted it had issues with small text, manual graphics tweaks being needed and you need to manually bring up the on-screen keyboard (STEAM + X).

At least some of those issues have been worked on now with the May 20th patch noting:

  • Added a number of improvements and optimizations to UI and fonts for Steam Deck and controller interface;

That was amongst a whole bunch of bug fixes and improvements across the whole game. Nice to see, hopefully they will have a few more improvements coming there. It really doesn't take all that much to properly support the Steam Deck, as long as it performs well enough.

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ToddL May 22
Thanks for the heads up, Liam! I'm on the fence of buying the game because of the cost and since I already own the Pathfinder series, I'm going to wait it out for awhile before I grab it at a price I'm willing to purchase it.
Zlopez May 22
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That are great news. I plan to play it on Steam Deck :-)
LynnAlice May 22
With everything now being patched up, maybe I should finally play the game
Huh. Never heard of it. Looks interesting.
ToddL May 22
Quoting: Purple Library GuyHuh. Never heard of it. Looks interesting.

It's from the same company that made the Pathfinder series and it's based off of one of the D&D rule set of books. The Pathfinder series of games are usually on sale often if you're ever interested.
dvd May 22
I'll honestly say if someone thinks BG3 was worth the full price, they will think the same of WHRG. This is not based on the usual D&D ruleset, but on Warhammer (modified) ruleset, which is refreshing (and a lot simpler than the previous games imo.) It is also turn based, which is a nice change (I hated the RTWP system). Much like BG3, it has been in a good state now, not many bugs. (encountered none on my last playthrough.)
Murray May 23
That game badly needs FSR2+ for a docked Steam Deck. I think it's currently just got FSR1.
Quoting: ToddL
Quoting: Purple Library GuyHuh. Never heard of it. Looks interesting.

It's from the same company that made the Pathfinder series and it's based off of one of the D&D rule set of books. The Pathfinder series of games are usually on sale often if you're ever interested.
What I've heard about Pathfinder is that it's like slightly better D&D. Which is nice and all, but really I'm a GURPS man. That class-and-level-based stuff is so limiting, at least for tabletop play. Could be fine for a computer game though.
Quoting: dvdThis is not based on the usual D&D ruleset, but on Warhammer (modified) ruleset, which is refreshing (and a lot simpler than the previous games imo.) It is also turn based, which is a nice change (I hated the RTWP system).
I also prefer turn-based; seeing it with that turn-based look was one of the things that made me think it was interesting.
I played a campaign of the Warhammer (not 40k) roleplaying game once. It had some interesting concepts but was a bit bare-bones, at least at the time. But that was many many years ago so any present day Warhammer RPG is probably completely different.
ToddL May 23
Quoting: Purple Library Guy
Quoting: dvdThis is not based on the usual D&D ruleset, but on Warhammer (modified) ruleset, which is refreshing (and a lot simpler than the previous games imo.) It is also turn based, which is a nice change (I hated the RTWP system).
I also prefer turn-based; seeing it with that turn-based look was one of the things that made me think it was interesting.
I played a campaign of the Warhammer (not 40k) roleplaying game once. It had some interesting concepts but was a bit bare-bones, at least at the time. But that was many many years ago so any present day Warhammer RPG is probably completely different.

Good thing that both Pathfinder games and Rogue Trader are available on GOG if you want to go the DRM-free route and decide to give it a try.
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