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SteamOS beta updated to support Xbox One Elite gamepad

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For those not keeping an eye on the latest SteamOS updates, a new beta was pushed out a few days ago! It's good to see Valve keeping up with new hardware support.

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This latest beta now has support for the Xbox One Elite gamepad controller when plugged in with a wire.

They have also enabled the bluetooth module in pulseaudio by default. This will hopefully allow bluetooth headsets to work with less configuration hassle.

Nothing major, but the two features highlighted above should make it overall a bit nicer for people with such hardware.

You can see the full changelog here. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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burnall 10 January 2016 at 11:48 am UTC
Great, but Steam OS still needs more fresh games.
M@GOid 10 January 2016 at 12:21 pm UTC
They enabling support in the OS will not guarantee that the games will work with it. Unigine games and Aspyr ports do not work with the Xbox One controller.
Eike 10 January 2016 at 1:07 pm UTC
QuoteFor those not keeping an eye on the latest SteamOS updates, a new beta was pushed out a few days ago! It's good to see Valve keeping up with new hardware support.

I don't have an eye on this, so I appreciate articles pointing out such changes. I find officially released updates more interesting than betas, though.


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ElectricPrism 10 January 2016 at 2:35 pm UTC
Cool. Personally, the X1 controller feels cheaper than X360 - the giant letters on the buttons that fade off with use feels cheap to me.

I think the general public will be surprised and like this very much though since 4 X1 controllers run you at least $200 and not all prefer the current Steam Controller current version.
Swiftpaw 10 January 2016 at 3:35 pm UTC
burnallGreat, but Steam OS still needs more fresh games.

Always! In the past few weeks I've donated for more amazing Linux games than I have in a while, though.

Still waiting for that new Valve title to drop. Makes me paranoid they're still wanting to put on a massive show and do a "hard launch" for Steam Machines at some point.

At least we have XCOM 2 and The Following for Dying Light coming out the first of next month! ^n.n^


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tuubi 10 January 2016 at 5:06 pm UTC
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SwiftpawStill waiting for that new Valve title to drop. Makes me paranoid they're still wanting to put on a massive show and do a "hard launch" for Steam Machines at some point.

A new Portal would indeed be awesome. ;)

For kicks, let's hope they're just waiting for Vulkan.
Swiftpaw 10 January 2016 at 5:47 pm UTC
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SwiftpawStill waiting for that new Valve title to drop. Makes me paranoid they're still wanting to put on a massive show and do a "hard launch" for Steam Machines at some point.

A new Portal would indeed be awesome. ;)

For kicks, let's hope they're just waiting for Vulkan.

I was thinking that too, they are on the Vulkan board, so launching one or more amazing Vulkan-based Linux games would be...well, I'll just say I'd be more than moist.
Yasser 10 January 2016 at 6:04 pm UTC
cool
slaapliedje 11 January 2016 at 3:30 pm UTC
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Personally, I'm loving my Steam Controller. I use it on everything I can now. Though I did find a nice bug in Mad Max (yeah I know, evil me playing on Windows) where it will randomly tell you to push mouse buttons or keyboard equivalents (like pressing E on the keyboard instead of A on the controller). I'm not sure if that's because of the gamepad/mouse combination the steam controller's profile is using, or what the deal is.

Anyone else seen something similar in another game?
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