ChimeraOS 43 has been released today adding in support for running this SteamOS inspired Linux distribution on the ASUS ROG Ally handheld. Quite an exciting release, since Linux projects like this can help extend the lifespan of devices like the ROG Ally well past when the original vendor moves on.
The initial ROG Ally support includes:
- Audio support (With DSDT Override enabled).
- Functional WiFi.
- Functional face buttons.
- Functional Bluetooth.
- Experimental partial TDP control in OpenGamepadUI.
- Suspend functionality is still a work in progress. We recommend disabling auto suspend on the ROG ally and shutting the unit down after each gaming session.
On top of that they've also added support for fan control on the AOKZOE A1 Pro, games should boot up faster overall, the ability to switch ChimeraOS update channels via the Steam UI and they've added support for the following handhelds using HandyGCCS (Handheld Game Console Controller Support):
- AOKZOE A1 Pro
- ASUS ROG Ally
- AYANEO 2S and GEEK 1S
- AYN Loki Max
Some of the other changes:
OpenGamepadUI has been updated with a new CardUI, support for many more handhelds, and numerous bug fixes that improve the user experience. Additionally, Lutris and Yuzu plugins have been added to the plugin store. See the OpenGamepadUI GitHub page to review the full list of changes.
DSDT overrides can be enabled for the AYANEO 2021 series and the GPD WinMax2 series that will enable the gyro to properly load in the BMI-160 driver.
Blackscreen issues for multiple handheld devices have been resolved by forcing gamescope to see some built-in panels as a external monitors. This has the effect of exposing the resolution options in the display settings in the Steam UI. Do not change the resolution from these options or the device could be forced into an unsupported resolution. Changing the UI Scale is the preferred way to adjust the readability of UI elements.
The AMD P-State driver will now be used on supported devices.
Added a Thai font.
Users will no longer experience errors that falsely indicate an upgrade failure during future upgrades.
Added screen rotation quirk for the AYN Loki Max and AOKZOE A1 Pro.
Intel OneXPlayer devices should now have much better compatibility.