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Steam with Linux now available in Tesla cars (Beta)

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Here come a bunch more gamers using Linux, as Tesla have rolled out a software update that enables Steam in Beta.

Announced on Twitter with a video to show it off, you get access to many thousands of games. This is largely thanks to all the Linux work Valve has been doing through the Steam client, graphics drivers, Proton and more. Accessing Steam has been enabled on Model S & X (2022+) and requires "Premium Connectivity". From the changelog, it mentions specifically people can play anything that is Steam Deck Verified, although it's not clear if they're blocking games that aren't from working. So, it's basically a really expensive Steam Deck with wheels now.

Valve developer Pierre-Loup Griffais also put up a Twitter post on it, showing off a nice clear picture too:


Image Credit - Pierre-Loup Griffais on Twitter.

Previously, Tesla got investigated for the Passenger Play feature as the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration thought it would cause a distraction and was a safety issue. To counter it, Tesla disabled it while the vehicle is moving.

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Tags: Beta, Meta, Steam
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jordicoma 14 Dec, 2022
- Sorry boss, I cannot go to work because I have no battery left after playing all day.
No, the car has to be a car, not a gaming pc. I prefer having less technology at the car and having more battery life.
whizse 14 Dec, 2022
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Turn the windscreen into a monitor. Turn the steering wheel into an input device. Not a bad rig for a driving sim!
jordicoma 14 Dec, 2022
Quoting: whizseTurn the windscreen into a monitor. Turn the steering wheel into an input device. Not a bad rig for a driving sim!
And with realistic crashes!
Xpander 14 Dec, 2022
Quoting: jordicoma
Quoting: whizseTurn the windscreen into a monitor. Turn the steering wheel into an input device. Not a bad rig for a driving sim!
And with realistic crashes!

No option to Reset back to the road
scaine 14 Dec, 2022
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Quotea really expensive Steam Deck with wheels
Haha! That's about the only description that would actually tempt me to buy a Tesla. And it's still a hard nope.
Mal 14 Dec, 2022
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Just another portable gaming device.
Seegras 14 Dec, 2022
Probably too late to convince anyone to a Tesla, as people are now looking for alternatives, where the company boss hasn't gone over to the Dark Side #DarthMusk
HxE 1 years 14 Dec, 2022
what's the point of having a computer in a car, aside from increasing global microelectronics demand? I can understand ABS and other safety assistance, but relying on tecnology so much makes us too vulnerable, especially when all this hardware can be remotely controlled of blocked at vendor's will.


Last edited by HxE on 14 December 2022 at 10:49 pm UTC
McCarthee 14 Dec, 2022
Quoting: SeegrasProbably too late to convince anyone to a Tesla, as people are now looking for alternatives, where the company boss hasn't gone over to the Dark Side #DarthMusk

Name a single car manufacturer CEO who genuinely cares about woke politics.
Klaas 14 Dec, 2022
The steam logo on the dashboard is interesting.

Does anyone know if everything is controlled by a single device or is there some kind of redundancy? Running arbitrary code on a device that is potentially able to kill someone seems like a weird choice.
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