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Valve adds ability to see Steam Deck verification in desktop Steam

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In the latest Steam Beta Client update for desktops, Valve has added a new option to let you view Steam Deck Verified status. Valve's changelog for desktop notes they added "a setting to display Steam Deck compatibility information in the library while not on a Steam Deck".

You can find it in Settings -> Library at the bottom with a checkbox to turn it on:

When turned on, it will enable you to hover over any item in your Steam Library and see the Steam Deck Verified rating icon on the cover art as shown in the image below for Deep Rock Galactic. Hopefully they will add the option to just show it on them all without needing to roll your mouse around your entire library, they could definitely make that side of it more useful for users.

On top of that, enabling the setting also shows it inside the main library page for each individual game like in the shot below, once again showing Deep Rock Galactic and you'll notice the Steam Deck Playable rating shown. However, to see this, you need to expand the details view with the information icon to the right of the page:

See the full desktop changelog here.

The Steam Deck also had a Beta update with these changes:

General

  • Fixed a case where the wrong FPS limit could be applied on startup.
  • Fixed a case where the controller input thread could operate at normal instead of high scheduling priority.
  • Fixed styling on the login error screen and made the retry button accessible to the gamepad.

Library

  • Added the ability to sort by date added to library to shelves and game grids.
    Deck.

Developer console

  • Added a setting to display timestamps in the Steam console window.
  • Changed Steam console window to keep the last several seconds of output even if that would exceed the normal buffer length.
  • Fixed command echo sometimes appearing on the same line as the previous output.
  • Fixed clear_console command not doing anything.
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hardpenguin Jul 19, 2023
That is a nice little bit that will be helpful to me :)
hardpenguin Jul 19, 2023
Bruh never clicking "Apply [update] and restart" again, the Steam desktop client just booted me out of my X session 💀
Pengling Jul 19, 2023
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Being able to see Deck status like this is a really handy feature! I can see myself getting a lot of use out of it, since when I get mine I know that I'll be inclined to curate what's on it. I guess that it's also useful if you have a really old Steam library with a lot of stuff, too?


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M@GOid Jul 19, 2023
I wished they show this on the Store page, so when I tempted to buy a game that does not have a native Linux port (I may or may not had broken a promise...), I don't need to refund it later because it doesn't work on Proton.
Liam Dawe Jul 19, 2023
Quoting: M@GOidI wished they show this on the Store page, so when I tempted to buy a game that does not have a native Linux port (I may or may not had broken a promise...), I don't need to refund it later because it doesn't work on Proton.
They've listed this on the store page for a long time. It's down the right hand side.
CatKiller Jul 19, 2023
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Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: M@GOidI wished they show this on the Store page, so when I tempted to buy a game that does not have a native Linux port (I may or may not had broken a promise...), I don't need to refund it later because it doesn't work on Proton.
They've listed this on the store page for a long time. It's down the right hand side.
For some reason Valve decided not to show that information to users in countries where the Deck isn't officially sold. Is M@GOid in one of those countries?
Viesta2015 Jul 19, 2023
the setting isn't there for me sadly... and steam is on the latest version.
Tuxee Jul 19, 2023
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Quoting: M@GOidI wished they show this on the Store page, so when I tempted to buy a game that does not have a native Linux port (I may or may not had broken a promise...), I don't need to refund it later because it doesn't work on Proton.
They've listed this on the store page for a long time. It's down the right hand side.

Ah. Yes. Would be much smarter to show it along the "supported OS".
Liam Dawe Jul 19, 2023
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Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: M@GOidI wished they show this on the Store page, so when I tempted to buy a game that does not have a native Linux port (I may or may not had broken a promise...), I don't need to refund it later because it doesn't work on Proton.
They've listed this on the store page for a long time. It's down the right hand side.
For some reason Valve decided not to show that information to users in countries where the Deck isn't officially sold. Is M@GOid in one of those countries?
Huh really? First I've heard of that. In a way it makes sense but it's probably more work to do that than just show it for everyone and people who can't get it / not bothered just ignore it.
CatKiller Jul 19, 2023
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Quoting: Liam DaweHuh really? First I've heard of that. In a way it makes sense but it's probably more work to do that than just show it for everyone and people who can't get it / not bothered just ignore it.
Grady mentioned it to us in the Discord. It doesn't make any sense to me to have bothered doing that, either.




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