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LightSpeed Studios (Tencent) joins the Open 3D Foundation
18 June 2022 at 12:28 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: MiZoGCouldn't stand any Toy Story film it didn't prevent me from installing Debian.

I don't see the connection, did I miss something?

Also, Vulkan (with a "k") is derived from AMD's "Mantle", so the name is quite appropriate IMO.

As for O3DE, I have yet to see an interesting project making use of it.

AMD announce Radeon Memory Visualizer support for Linux
14 June 2022 at 10:49 am UTC Likes: 7

It only works with the AMDGPU driver, AFAIK, not the more popular RADV, which is part of Mesa.

Steam Client Update released with Remote Play improvements
2 June 2022 at 11:18 am UTC

UDF should be supported everywhere, it's a ISO standard :P

If you only use Linux, I'd format a sd card as F2FS. Otherwise exFAT or FAT32.

Back to the streaming, steam+wayland+pipewire has been broken for a while... :/

Looks like iFixit have Steam Deck parts available now (Update: it's gone)
23 May 2022 at 8:59 am UTC

I was thinking of 3D printing a backplate with a custom mount for a full-size M.2 nvme SSD (2280 or so), for use with an extender, and with a hole for said extender. However, if backplates are available, it could be easier, if not cheaper to buy one and mod it. Thanks valve!

Deck Builders Round Up
14 May 2022 at 7:05 pm UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: EikeFrom the heading, I really thought this would be a round-up of people building a new version of their game for Steam Deck. :D

And I thought it was about a set of must-have games on steam deck :)

I've never been into deck builder games, personally :)
I've even been trying to avoid playing gwent in the witcher 3 :P

Steam Deck gets some quick fixes, main Steam Client update with Deck Verified Collections
13 May 2022 at 10:52 am UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: Eike
Quoting: Ehvis
Quoting: Eike
QuoteCurrently you cannot set it to just Playable titles.

I'm unsure why I would want to do that, though?

"Give me perfect" and "give me good (including perfect)" seem like the most interesting choices if you are looking for something to play on Deck...

I even have untested shown. That made me start playing The Coma, which is a perfect fit for the deck even though it is still untested.

I get that, too, but why would I want Playable without Verified?
Might be interesting for our database mining :) , but not for the average player.
To have a collection for each?

If you have a collection with verified titles having one with verified + playable would be redundant.

The lack of advanced options for dynamic collections is a sore point. I'd like to perform (A∩B)∪(C∩D) in some cases, but steam only has one operator (I think it's union?). To do stuff like local multiplayer AND deck playable. There's a thread that asks for this:

At the very least allow to pick if it's an and or an or, and specify other collections as filters. The rest can be built up from that.

Also, these options make little sense to me compared to offering 4 categories and allowing to select any subset...

Steam Deck gets a small update to add more keyboard layouts
3 May 2022 at 4:56 pm UTC

Just got to order mine (64GB, France).

If that helps your estimate, I initially preordered a 256GB kit (on 16th july), but decided to go for a cheaper SKU and upgrade when HW prices are less crazy. the store was having issues, so I got back in on the 18th at 3am.

Regarding keyboard layouts, how are external keyboards handled?

Also: again, why staggered layouts? >:( Grid layouts work much better on touchscreen (and also on physical devices) IME.

See what's eating up drive space on the Steam Deck with Filelight
25 April 2022 at 10:25 am UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: Eike
Quoting: slaapliedjeThis is the one type of tool that EVERY OS should have build in. I don't know if macOS has one, but Gnome does, KDE does, Windows does not and I have to download the port of kdir (I think that is what it's called). I haven't used Filelight yet, but it seems very much like the Gnome version.

WinDirStat, the Windows port of KDirStat.

I'm still using the respective view of Konqueror, though:


Wow, I knew about windirstat and Kdirstat, but had no idea Konquerror could do this!

I wish that view was available to filelight, along with a few others.

Introversion classic Darwinia gets remastered with better Steam Deck support
20 April 2022 at 7:22 am UTC Likes: 2

One of my favorite games. Nice!

Quoting: Anza
Quoting: UncleSpankyWas Multiwinia also remastered

As far as I can see from Steam news and fixes, nothing has been done at least yet. The linked long chat might reveal something, but I haven't watched it.

No mention of it in the video. I haven't played Multiwinia yet, I hope it gets the same treatment one day!

Valve updates Portal to improve Steam Deck performance
15 April 2022 at 3:40 pm UTC

Hmm, I didn't find the releases notes, but that sounds like a vulkan pipeline cache, mostly, not a shader cache. It could also be indexing vulkan shaders according to their DX conterparts, to avoid a first DXIL (IIRC) to SPIR-V pass.

AFAIK, actually caching *vulkan* shaders should be automatic.