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Steam Deck gets per-app performance profiles, hardware survey and loads more

By Liam Dawe,
Another absolutely huge update for the Steam Deck just landed, with Valve clearly taking on lots of feedback to make it the best handheld gaming device around.

HoloISO brings Valve's SteamOS 3 from the Steam Deck to everyone

By Liam Dawe,
While Valve has yet to actually release a proper iso for SteamOS 3 used on the Steam Deck, others have been taking it into their own hands to provide, like with the new HoloISO.

PowerTools is a Steam Deck Plugin for power users

By Liam Dawe,
Want to tweak more on your Steam Deck? You need some PowerTools. A new plugin for the Steam Deck Plugin Loader.

SteamOS 3.2 Beta brings a new Steam Deck Fan Curve, experimental Refresh Rate Switching

By Liam Dawe,
Valve has only just put SteamOS 3.1 into the Stable channel with tons of improvements and there's already a Beta available for SteamOS 3.2 with some big goodies.

Steam Deck gets a lock screen, window switcher and more

By Liam Dawe,
Valve has released a huge upgrade for the Steam Deck that includes some much requested features, that should dramatically improve the overall experience.

Steam Deck Client Update out, plus Valve dev clarifies a tweak for Gaming Mode (updated)

By Liam Dawe,
Two bits of official Steam Deck news to cover this morning, as there's a new small Steam Deck Client Update out plus we now know what special performance tweak is done in Gaming Mode compared with Desktop Mode.

Looks like the Steam Deck will get Refresh Rate Switching

By Liam Dawe,
Valve continue to cook up plans for more exciting upgrades to the Steam Deck, with Refresh Rate Switching looking like it's on the way.

SteamOS Plugin Manager should enable lots of fun on the Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
From the same developer who created the support library for Tesla overlays, the SteamOS Plugin Manager is born and ready for the Steam Deck.

OneXPlayer looking at shipping handhelds with SteamOS like the Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
OneXPlayer are a series of handheld gaming devices, they're somewhat popular and it appears they've been keeping a close eye on SteamOS and how it's been working on the Steam Deck.

Valve gathering a list of Deck Verified games that have problems

By Liam Dawe,
On Steam, one of the official Valve-picked moderators of the Steam Deck hub has a new post up they've pinned to gather information on problematic Steam Deck Verified titles.

Windows drivers roll out for Steam Deck but Valve won't support it

By Liam Dawe,
Out of the box, the Steam Deck comes with SteamOS 3 Linux and overall apart from early quirks and bugs it does work very well but they're now providing Windows drivers — with a big caveat.

Steam Deck changelogs now available, new update out now

By Liam Dawe,
Valve has now put live some public changelogs and will be properly announcing when updates go out for the Steam Deck.

Steam Deck desktop mode plus other stores — Epic Games Store

By Liam Dawe,
You have your shiny new Steam Deck, which I’ve gone over in an initial look on — but what about desktop mode apps and other stores? I’ve also been testing that with the Epic Games Store.

SteamOS for the Steam Deck gets slimmed down to 10GB

By Liam Dawe,
One thing that is a little concerning is how much storage the bottom edition of the Valve Steam Deck will have without plugging in a microSD card, seems we now have a better idea.

Valve adds documentation for Steam Deck development, suggests Manjaro Linux for now

By Liam Dawe,
With the Steam Deck delayed until February 2022, Valve has produced new developer documentation giving a helping hand to devs interested in testing ready for it using Linux.

Scalpers are already trying to make some quick cash with the Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
Scalpers, the scourge of anyone trying to buy a graphics card or console have now decided to move onto the Steam Deck too and so the cycle continues.

Valve has formally announced the Steam Deck, a portable handheld console with SteamOS

By Liam Dawe,
Well today is the big day. Valve has now formally revealed the Steam Deck, a portable handheld gaming console powered by a new version of their Linux-based SteamOS operating system.

Seems Valve do intend to go back to SteamOS at some point

By Liam Dawe,
SteamOS, the Valve-made Linux distribution that was originally for the failed Steam Machine initiative has gradually vanished into the sidelines but it seems it won't be forever.

Valve give a little more info on what 'Gamescope' actually does for Linux gaming

By Liam Dawe,
Recently, a Valve developer revived steamcompmgr (the SteamOS compositing and window manager) and renamed it to Gamescope. After writing about it yesterday here on GOL, they've now given some more info on what it actually does.

Valve continue working behind the scenes for Linux gaming with 'Gamescope'

By Liam Dawe,
Valve are definitely up to something. For a little while, Valve developer Pierre-Loup Griffais has been tweaking steamcompmgr, the SteamOS session compositing window manager.
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