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FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE arrives on Steam — plus it's Steam Deck Verified
17 June 2022 at 12:58 pm UTC

Quoting: CyborgZetaMy current setup can run this game at 1080p on high, but it makes my GPU sound like a jet engine. Guess I won't be playing this again until I get a new GPU; whenever that ends up being. I JUST bought this one back in December when I built my PC.

Had a similar issue with my Asus Phoenix GTX 1660 Super. Lots of games that I couldn't play at max settings because of the noise and heat (not because the gpu lacked performances). Since gpu prices were through the roof, I ended up buyind an IDCooiling Iceflow 240 VGA cooler:

https://www.idcooling.com/Product/detail/id/233/name/ICEFLOW%20240%20VGA%20ARGB

Not on the cheap side, but it's doing a much better job than the stock cooler. It went down from 80-81deg with 100% fan speed (hairdryer sound) to 56-60deg with 60% fan which is much quieter than my case fans (CM SickleFlow 120). I can say with confidence that I have a silent build, now.

Prices are way down, today, so this solution might not be as attractive as it was, couple of months ago, but still an option if you plan on keeping your gpu for another build (I will probably put it in my son's computer, when I upgrade).

Total War: WARHAMMER III released for Linux with a port from Feral
16 June 2022 at 2:52 pm UTC Likes: 1

Did they revamp the Feral launcher for better Steam Deck integration?

Valve reveals the top 10 most played Steam Deck titles and they're all fully Verified
4 June 2022 at 12:12 am UTC Likes: 3

Quoting: syxbitFor everyone saying "why are people only playing indie games"
It's because Playing the Witcher 3 (at high settings) gets you <2h battery life. India games can get you >5h.
That's quite impactful. I have a desktop and a Deck. So I deliberately play indie stuff on the Deck to maximize battery, and mostly play the AAA stuff on my desktop where power consumption doesn't matter as much.
If an improved Deck came out that could do >6h on AA games, I'd play them, but 2h of battery life isn't that compelling.

2h of playtime? It's more than my average gaming session!

Steam Deck now lets you override display resolution for games
3 June 2022 at 12:52 pm UTC Likes: 3

This is the magic of Gamescope! If I get it right, it's able to isolate the game in a Window that "emulates" a virtual screen with the resolution of your choice and the game gets "tricked" into that resolution. Gamescope is such a bully!

Edit: I put that into my words, sorry if I fumbled with terminology.

Valve reveals the top 10 most played Steam Deck titles and they're all fully Verified
2 June 2022 at 10:08 pm UTC Likes: 2

The Witcher 3 does it again! This game is eternal!

Steam Deck already hits over 5% of Linux users on Steam
2 June 2022 at 5:21 pm UTC Likes: 1

After the laptop... Just installed Manjaro on my main Desktop... Got the Survey again! What the...?!

I think it's a good moment for distro-hoping... If the goal is to mess with the Steam Hardware Survey. Lol!

Steam Deck already hits over 5% of Linux users on Steam
2 June 2022 at 5:01 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: scaineTwo of my colleagues at work now have their Decks and are both Windows die-hards. They were both blown away by the gaming experience, expecting it to be a big sticking point, and expecting to be installing Windows on it. One of them said to me yesterday that they described my ranting about Linux as "the ravings of a mad man... but he was right!".

Sweet sweet validation.

I don't think that Linux on the desktop will ever be mainstream. The chokehold that Microsoft has on this market segment is nearly impossible to break. But, I've said it multiple times: "Linux shines in a dedicated hardware use cases." We now have another good example of that.

Steam Deck already hits over 5% of Linux users on Steam
2 June 2022 at 3:08 pm UTC Likes: 9

Quoting: slaapliedjeI was wondering if we could look up how many people went and ruined their Deck by installing Windows on it...

From what I read. Few are going 100% Windows. The vast majority of those that want to install Windows are dualbooters that play games like Destiny 2 or play Xbox Gamepass games locally.

Thing is, I also see comments of Windows users that complains about battery life, fan noise and heat that are much worse vs SteamOS... They are probably affecting the Steam Deck's lifespan, by using an "unsupported" OS. Personnally, the heat issue would worry me a lot.

Seriously, all the features that are exclusive to SteamOS and the UI's "eye candy" are convincing a lot of people that it's the best OS for the device. Valve is nailing it, this time.

Steam Deck already hits over 5% of Linux users on Steam
2 June 2022 at 1:09 pm UTC Likes: 5

Quoting: kit89Remember that the Steam Deck is likely to be a user's auxiliary gaming machine.

Quite sure you are right, but I see a lot of posts, in Steam Deck forums, that looks like: "I'm knew to PC gaming and just started buying games on Steam. Any recommendations?"

That kind of people are less likely to be tempted by dualbooting/installing Windows on it. They will probably use the Steam Deck as is and grow the number of Linux users.

Let's hope it becomes a bigger trend, over time.

Steam Deck already hits over 5% of Linux users on Steam
2 June 2022 at 1:02 pm UTC Likes: 2

Got the survey twice, yesterday, when I tried different Distros on an old laptop (Kubuntu and Manjaro).