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While there are issues with the Deck Verified system, Valve continues on noting down more titles as being either Deck Verified or Playable.

As of publishing time there's now 1,214 going by Valve's own list, which is a huge number for a gaming device that has only just recently released. With 660 Verified and 554 Playable. One of the biggest titles to appear recently of course was Apex Legends, the massively popular Battle Royale.

Remember though: not being Verified or Playable doesn't mean it won't work, it just means it hasn't been through Valve's formal certification yet.

For games to be fully Verified they need to hit these marks:

  • Input - The title should have full controller support, use appropriate controller input icons, and automatically bring up the on-screen keyboard when needed.
  • Display - The game should support the default resolution of Steam Deck (1280x800 or 1280x720), have good default settings, and text should be legible.
  • Seamlessness - The title shouldn’t display any compatibility warnings, and if there’s a launcher it should be navigable with a controller.
  • System Support - If running through Proton, the game and all its middleware should be supported by Proton. This includes anti-cheat support.

There are still some lingering questions I have about it, now I've been testing for multiple weeks: like how they test the performance? As I've been through multiple games that are fully Verified that drop well below 30FPS. I hope this is something they will improve as testing continues.

Also, today, I had a chat with Jason Evangelho from Forbes / Linux4Everyone, Nick from The Linux Experiment and Gardiner Bryant who have all also been reviewing the Steam Deck. Expect some videos and audio over the next few weeks from our chat on the Steam Deck, Valve, Linux and plenty more.

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Eike 9 Mar
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I've got 20% Playable+ now, 10 games (2.8%) "Unsupported", 8 of the latter false positives AKA "Valve is working on..."


Last edited by Eike on 9 March 2022 at 6:39 pm UTC
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Liam does like showing off that he has a Deck! Yeah I'm jealous, you lucky bastard!

I jest of course. Really excited to get mine (Q2 indeed is almost here anyhow).
Vishar 9 Mar
my reservation changed from 'after Q2 2022' to 'after Q3 2022'....
wonder what happening


Last edited by Vishar on 9 March 2022 at 7:15 pm UTC
Solitary 9 Mar
Quoting: Visharmy reservation changed from 'after Q2 2022' to 'after Q3 2022'....
wonder what happening
They specified the dates more, so now you just know more exactly. You weren't pushed back in the line.
https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/1675200/view/3131695559741076638
OK, so the article saying they hit a thousand games came out 5 days ago. So, 5 days to do 200 games, pace of 40 games/day.

That's not bad. But at that pace, in a year they would do 14,600 games. How many games are in the Steam catalogue again? And how many come out in a year these days? They need to ramp it up a bit if they want to be able to say anything about the Deck running all your games.
F.Ultra 9 Mar
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I guess every one have already seen this but it appears that Google have been busy writing their own Proton/Wine from scratch: https://www.theverge.com/2022/3/9/22969081/google-windows-games-stadia-emulator hopefully they will release it as open source at some time.
CatKiller 9 Mar
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Because I like numbers:
Quoting: Purple Library GuyHow many games are in the Steam catalogue again?

65,237. Today.

QuoteAnd how many come out in a year these days?

11,862 games were released in 2021. So a bit over 32 per day. And increasing.
Solitary 9 Mar
Quoting: Purple Library GuyOK, so the article saying they hit a thousand games came out 5 days ago. So, 5 days to do 200 games, pace of 40 games/day.

That's not bad. But at that pace, in a year they would do 14,600 games. How many games are in the Steam catalogue again? And how many come out in a year these days? They need to ramp it up a bit if they want to be able to say anything about the Deck running all your games.
Realistically, there is no rush to cover entire catalogue, because not all games are being actually played or have been played by any significant number of gamers in recent time (especially if those games are not a good fit for Deck anyways). Nobody really waits for the Deck rating of the Asset Flip #345: The Sequel. If Valve rates all games that cover 95% (or more) of all Steam users/owners they are good as finished and that might not be such a big task, the rest they can slowly do over the years or just change the methodology by then.

The number of games is inflated, let's be honest.
pete910 9 Mar
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So basically you are saying there are more playable games for the steam deck than steam decks shipped
lod 9 Mar
"1,548 results match your search."
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