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Owlboy gets a nice upgrade, should now work great on the Steam Deck

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Owlboy, a rather sweet story-driven platformer developed by D-Pad Studio has been updated and it's quite a major change for the tech behind it that will make it run nicely on the Steam Deck. Currently, the game has an "Unsupported" rating but this should hopefully move it over to Verified.

Here's what's new:

  • Changed to FNA, which should fix multiple crashes
  • The old XNA version of the game is still available on the "xnaversion" beta branch on Steam
  • Level loading is much faster
  • More readable Japanese, Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and Korean fonts
  • Better error logging, moved logs to C:\Users\\Saved Games\Owlboy\Saves\logs
  • One shared build for Windows, Mac, and Linux
  • Support for PS4 controller natively
  • Help files now available in Data/Help in the install directory
  • Many out of bounds and speed-runner glitches fixed
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3 comments

Salvatos 29 Apr
Oh neat, I was afraid they wouldn’t fix it up. This would be my number 1 game to play on Deck if I end up buying one eventually.
hardpenguin 29 Apr
Native is king!
dec05eba 30 Apr
QuoteSupport for PS4 controller natively
I was waiting for this! The UI showed ps4 controller support but it didn't work in the game even with steam controller driver. This update fixed that.


Last edited by dec05eba on 30 April 2022 at 5:33 am UTC
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