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Celebrate QuakeCon and Quake II Remastered with this Steam Sale

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Earlier we reported about how id Software and Nightdive Studios had come together once more to remaster Quake II for a new generation and shadow dropped it at QuakeCon. Well, that was only one part of the festivities as id and Bethesda have put a bunch of their hit games on sale to celebrate QuakeCon, with games from Doom to Hi-Fi Rush receiving discounts.

There's a lot to get through, so for the sake of brevity I'll just drop my recommended deals. Store links and Steam Deck status will be included to save you time:

Doom Eternal: steam deck verified Verified

Doom (2016)steam deck verified Verified

Doom (1993)steam deck unsupported Unsupported, but Valve just needs to get on re-examining that rating because it performs like it's steam deck verifiedVerified.

Doom IIsteam deck verified Verified

Wolfenstein The New Ordersteam deck verified Verified

Quake Remasteredsteam deck playable Playable

Skyrim Special Editionsteam deck playable Playable

Dishonoredsteam deck verified Verified

Preysteam deck verified Verified

Fallout New Vegassteam deck playable Playable

I'd like to note my criteria for whether they'd be on this list is if I thought they were a worthwhile deal. That's why, despite being on the sale page, I didn't list either Hi-Fi Rush or Quake II Remastered. I like both those games, but I don't think the discount was enough to overshadow the games I listed.

The game I'd recommend is probably Dishonored, it's a meaty Arkane Classic for only 2 dollars. The runner up is Wolfenstein The New Order, it's the game that arguably kicked off this FPS Renaissance we're in now and is an incredible game for 5 dollars.

The QuakeCon 2023 Steam Sale ends August 16, so don't miss out!

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Eike Aug 11, 2023
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QuoteDoom (1993): steam deck Unsupported, but Valve just needs to get on re-examining that rating because it performs like it's steam deck Verified.

This shares the predominant case in the "Unsupported" category: "Valve is still working on adding support for this game on Steam Deck" - which usually means "it works". According to CheckMyDeck, that's the reason for 2273 of 3174 "Unsupported" games. There's games in this state for a long time, I'd say a year. @Liam, could you find out more about this? @Smellbringer, this is smelly, ain't it? ;)


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hardpenguin Aug 11, 2023
QuoteSkyrim Special Edition: steam deck playable Playable
Also TES Oblivion! (requires extra steps to skip launcher and a community controller layout configuration)

And TES Legends 👍️
StoneColdSpider Aug 11, 2023
Just like last year...... If you watch the Quakecon livestream on Steam for 10 minutes you get free Quakecon themed Steam avatars and a avatar frame..........
Pengling Aug 12, 2023
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QuoteDoom (1993): steam deck Unsupported, but Valve just needs to get on re-examining that rating because it performs like it's steam deck Verified.

This shares the predominant case in the "Unsupported" category: "Valve is still working on adding support for this game on Steam Deck" - which usually means "it works". According to CheckMyDeck, that's the reason for 2273 of 3174 "Unsupported" games. There's games in this state for a long time, I'd say a year. @Liam, could you find out more about this? @Smellbringer, this is smelly, ain't it? ;)
I've seen it speculated that this might be because of issues if you choose to launch the MS-DOS version, but this seems odd because Doom II is Steam Deck Verified and that has the same features. Very confusing!
udekmp69 Aug 14, 2023
Every game in this bundle is fantastic by the way. Even Hi-Fi Rush and Quake II Remastered where the discount isn't as great, both are still great games.

Off topic for a side note, but I want to inform the author of this article since I read their "about the author" description.

If you currently have a Nvidia or Intel GPU and want a SteamOS-like experience right now then I would just recommend giving Bazzite a try. It's in a pre-release stage right now, but it will come out of that quite shortly with most of the bugs remaining on the Steam Deck variant.

While ChimeraOS is a great project that I would use for other handheld PCs with AMD GPUs, I would go with Bazzite for my desktop/laptop for more functionality and support for a wider range of hardware including Nvidia GPUs.

Link to distro: https://github.com/ublue-os/bazzite/
Installation guide: https://github.com/ublue-os/bazzite/wiki/Installation-Guide

I just thought I'd recommend this if you're interested in leaving Windows soon


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DMJC Aug 14, 2023
OMFG! They released the sourcecode to the quake 2 re-release! https://github.com/id-Software/quake2-rerelease-dll
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