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Valve marks the first month of the Steam Deck

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Valve has released a news post going over some of the changes and improvements of the Steam Deck over the first month since the initial release. There's a lot that's been going on, with updates releasing rather regularly. Most of it, we've already gone over in articles you can follow on the Steam Deck tag and videos on the GamingOnLinux YouTube Channel.

Some of what's mentioned includes jumping over 2,000 Verified and Playable titles, which is a nice healthy number for such a new system. There's quite a lot of issues there though, they know this, and so the feedback system was introduced to see how different the experience is compared with Deck Verified and what players actually see.

Anti-Cheat is another one, perhaps the biggest mountain the Deck has yet to climb even a little. This is the first time anyone official has actually mentioned Apex Legends, which got officially Deck Verified last month, so that's nice to see. They also noted Elden Ring as another that has Easy Anti-Cheat hooked up. Valve say of course "One of our top priorities is to support as many titles on Steam as possible, and this includes titles that employ anti-cheat technology." but only having two new games to note is just showing how difficult it is to get developers to do it.

There's a few other points that Valve went over, but if you've read much on the Steam Deck from me or others, it will all be old news by now. Like Xbox Cloud Gaming, many Keyboard improvements, Windows drivers and so on.

Valve did their own little overview too:

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Overall, it's been a fantastic month for the Steam Deck and Linux Gaming as a whole thanks to it and all of Valve's effort in making it a success. They're doing a huge amount right.

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Philadelphus Apr 7, 2022
"So you can now install Windows 10, and pretty soon Windows 11. Then you cannnn…do Windows stuff!" got a chuckle out of me.
toor Apr 7, 2022
Communication is reaaaaaaaaaally great from Valve
wit_as_a_riddle Apr 7, 2022
The amount of work they've done in a month is very impressive. It annoys me to no end when I see people posting on reddit about how "astonishing" it is when they don't have this feature or how exceedingly disappointed they are then it doesn't have that feature. Follow that up with "I really can't believe that this isn't fixed by now" when the device has been out for a month! Enough hyperbole, they are making improvements constantly, how about a pat on the back and a feature request rather than shitting all over them?
kuhpunkt Apr 7, 2022
Quoting: Guest
QuoteOverall, it's been a fantastic month for the Steam Deck and Linux Gaming as a whole thanks to it and all of Valve's effort in making it a success. They're doing a huge amount right.

They're doing a lot wrong too.

For example?
kuhpunkt Apr 7, 2022
Quoting: Guest
Quoting: kuhpunkt
Quoting: Guest
QuoteOverall, it's been a fantastic month for the Steam Deck and Linux Gaming as a whole thanks to it and all of Valve's effort in making it a success. They're doing a huge amount right.

They're doing a lot wrong too.

For example?

Verifying games that are broken (games with EAC), or don't actually meet Valve's criteria, for example. Something Liam (and Ethan Lee) have pointed out repeatedly.

That's ONE issue, that they addressed and are working on. You said they are doing A LOT wrong, too. What are those many things?
Termy Apr 7, 2022
i just got my "proceed to order" mail two hours ago, now i'm really looking forward to it - seeing how valve is keeping up the pace with improvements only upped the hype for me tbh ^^
I wish they would have put the same energy into SteamVR, but alas...
And what about the release of SteamOS 3 for desktop pc's?
kuhpunkt Apr 7, 2022
Quoting: Comandante ÑoñardoAnd what about the release of SteamOS 3 for desktop pc's?

They are working on it, but it's clearly not the highest priority.
slaapliedje Apr 7, 2022
Quoting: Guest
Quoting: wit_as_a_riddleThe amount of work they've done in a month is very impressive. It annoys me to no end when I see people posting on reddit about how "astonishing" it is when they don't have this feature or how exceedingly disappointed they are then it doesn't have that feature. Follow that up with "I really can't believe that this isn't fixed by now" when the device has been out for a month! Enough hyperbole, they are making improvements constantly, how about a pat on the back and a feature request rather than shitting all over them?

Most people expect a pat on the back for their efforts, but they rarely return the favor unfortunately. I'm working on some open source software that I'm hesitant to release as I don't know how I'll react to ungrateful people... May make me just give up as that's just how I am. It can really make someone sick when you spend not hours but months or years and have people be toxic. Big props to the open source developers that keep going while being insulted and bullied by ungrateful users.

P.S. I realize there's a difference between suggestions / constructive criticism and just plain bitching.
Just do what Microsoft does. Ignore everyone that tells you your software sucks, and just do what makes you happy.

(like that? I get to throw in a dig about MS while also giving sound advice!)
slaapliedje Apr 8, 2022
Quoting: Guest
Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: Guest
Quoting: wit_as_a_riddleThe amount of work they've done in a month is very impressive. It annoys me to no end when I see people posting on reddit about how "astonishing" it is when they don't have this feature or how exceedingly disappointed they are then it doesn't have that feature. Follow that up with "I really can't believe that this isn't fixed by now" when the device has been out for a month! Enough hyperbole, they are making improvements constantly, how about a pat on the back and a feature request rather than shitting all over them?

Most people expect a pat on the back for their efforts, but they rarely return the favor unfortunately. I'm working on some open source software that I'm hesitant to release as I don't know how I'll react to ungrateful people... May make me just give up as that's just how I am. It can really make someone sick when you spend not hours but months or years and have people be toxic. Big props to the open source developers that keep going while being insulted and bullied by ungrateful users.

P.S. I realize there's a difference between suggestions / constructive criticism and just plain bitching.
Just do what Microsoft does. Ignore everyone that tells you your software sucks, and just do what makes you happy.

(like that? I get to throw in a dig about MS while also giving sound advice!)


Thank you have opened my eyes. Makes me want to curl up in bed and wrap myself with Windows server 2008 R2 and .Net. How wholesome.
Ha, my latest Windows 10 gripe... it's been bugging me for years that seemingly randomly my application windows would all minimize. Hit me the other day and I was whining about it, and a co-worker pointed out to me that it is a 'feature' where you can click on a window to move it, and shake the window and it'll minimize everything else! And because I use a high DPI mouse, a simple hair or crumb on the mouse pad can cause a 'shake', so I'd just randomly trigger that.

Best part is, to disable it; you either have to completely disable Window snapping, use the group policy editor (which the wording is "turn off Aero shake window to minimize" and check 'Enable' because 'Disable is a double negative...) or with a registry edit...

And I can't tell you how many things in Teams is broken...

But seriously, there will always be people that whine about things. And the worse part of it is that for people who will use your software and it works for them, they may give you an 'awesome, keep up the work!' but the ones that want to use it, but find issues here and there are more likely to be the more vocal. I've thought many times about developing some software, and personally if people just told me it sucks without any reason of why it sucks, then I'd just tell them to move along then, nothing to see here...
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