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  1. 22 minutes ago, Cappuccino Kid said:


    Ta. These are the steps I followed when I originally installed it: 


    I do wonder if it might work without the fix for the reflections, but I haven't tried that yet.


    Compared that guide, I don't think I bothered fixing the visual stuff and I used ProtonGE instead of experimental.


    Anyway, my game seems to work alright - the error you mention about a D3D device made me think that I should run the config program again, so I added that first to make it recognise the graphics again (I'm guessing something changed with the new MESA/RADV drivers), and then went back to C2C. Desktop Mode shat the bed so I had to restart, but trying the game in SteamOS mode was successful and I did a quick run of the arcade mode just to check, and it seemed fine.

  2. 25 minutes ago, Cappuccino Kid said:

    Have any SteamDeck Outrun 2006-ers had issues since the latest system update? I had it working flawlessly for the last couple of months, but since the most recent system update it just pops up "The Direct3D device is unavailable" error and quits back out whenever I try to run it.


    I'll have a look - I think I'm on the latest update now, and I need to re-add it after changing my SSD, so might as well kill two birds with one stone.

  3. I'm certain Wasteland 3 makes the rounds in bundles, too. I'm pretty sure I got my copy from humble choice.


    As for those Reddit threads, I should probably make a copypasta for every one of them for free karma. Just keep telling everyone about the good news that is BallisticNG :coffee:


    I've finished starting up every single game in my library once so offline mode works properly with every game now. I'll probably get on with Dredge this afternoon while giving the fancy headphones a spin.

  4. It's definitely sad, albeit understandable. I really got into the ceremony of E3 once I started working - booking the week off, getting a shitload of takeaway and talking shit about the presentation with friends over the internet.


    On the other hand, with everything digital and streamed directly to video sites, these days I'll just go to bed at a reasonable time and watch it first thing in the morning. And ultimately, there's still avenues to distribute demos and limited time tests. The periodical Steam Next Fest events is like having an indie game show at home, and it's fantastic as I don't have to listen to journalists over however many days of streamed guff from Gamespot or IGN - just digging in myself and reading buzz from others is much more palatable.

  5. 1 hour ago, bradigor said:

    @Siridoes the wire come with it?


    Not according to RTings:



    Although the SteelSeries Arctis 9X don’t come with a 1/8” audio cable in the box, they support audio over their 1/8” jack. However, you won't be able to use the microphone, even if you're using a TRRS connector. If you're looking for similar SteelSeries headphones with an included audio cable, check out the SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7X Wireless instead.


    Edit: not actually a spoiler, I just pressed the wrong button :facepalm:

  6. I always hop on HotUKDeals in case there's an offer and check against RTings.


    Argos currently have Steelseries 9X's for 50 quid off, which you can check RTings before buying: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/steelseries-arctis-9x-4111450





    I bought some proper fancy ones for my holiday and silly plane ride, but they went out of stock at Amazon quick :(


    When I do use headphones at the moment, I just throw on the the wireless Xbox headphones via Bluetooth and put up with the lag. They're pretty good, but for a tenner more I'd imagine the 9x is better and it can be plumbed in with a wire.

  7. 17 hours ago, ph0rce said:

    Is this demo not available anymore now, or am I blind?


    Tried to search the store on the Steam Deck but nothing about a demo comes back. 


    Last I remember, I had to uninstall the demo because it was time limited to Steam Next Fest - so after the event was done, the play button changes to a 'purchase' button for the full game instead. So I think the former is correct.

  8. 23 minutes ago, Hawklord said:

    This actually arrived today. And 2 weeks earlier than the ETA


    Hopefully I'll get it installed this afternoon. I won't be using the image that comes on the USB though, will do a fresh flash from Steam


    Just a tip after you're done installing SteamOS again - remember to actually take out the USB drive after the install, if you get a black screen directly after it.


    I was getting very confused after the deck detected my SSD correctly, only to not work after installing the OS again.

  9. 16 hours ago, NecroMorrius said:

    I get that it's annoying for a new multiformat release. But 99% of the new players you're worried about will be playing the just-released PC version and hitting these issues head-on. If we can manage with a single Hogwarts thread, I can think we manage a few Johnny-come-lately PC nerds in the thread I created 12 years ago (Jesus Christ!)


    Maybe you and this guy can have a bumfight down a local Asda car park, while everyone else just carries on doing what they want?

  10. 31 minutes ago, StumpyJohn said:

    Wrote a massive rant about the 8bitdo 'ultimate' 2.4g wireless pad last night but finally after 2+ hours I did manage to actually get in almost fully working. 🤬

    It still randomly turned itself off a few times so it is back in the box and getting returned to Amazon.


    Think I'm now just going to get an extra Series S/X controller to use with my docked deck.


    2.4g always sounds like a faff - although I've also had shit situations with controllers on Bluetooth via Windows, they've been A-OK on Linux.


    Heck, the PS4 controller was nothing but a headache on Windows - constant lag and drop-outs no matter what I used (DS4W, DS4W w/ a different Bluetooth stack, using a Mayflash dongle or trying Steam's controller input). Not even a blip on my tiny Linux desktop or the Deck, even with the same hardware dongle.


    Anyway - haven't actually been playing much due to late nights, and the remainder of those late nights have been spent starting up all my downloaded games for the first time so they'll work once offline.


    I did find myself pulling away from Lumines Remastered to carry on with that task, though. What a delight!

  11. 23 minutes ago, deerokus said:

    For some games I have mouse clicks assigned to touching the top of the thumb sticks. The surface of the sticks is touch sensitive which means you don't need to use any pressure or anything. Mouse control on one track pad and right click on the stick surface on the other side. Works brilliantly for games where there's a lot of mouse clicking but not much else going on controlwise. 


    3 minutes ago, Paulando said:

    Yeah, this works well!


    Agreed - I did this to play Clannad for like 20 hours, it works out a lot better than tapping the touchscreen (which isn't really great in terms of response or accuracy - one of the few things that is legitimately a negative about the deck).


    It's also really good as an action set toggle, or activating gyro as soon as you start waggling the analog for broad stroke movements (and using the gyro to do the precision movements, or adding to the acceleration for 180 spins).

  12. 4 minutes ago, Paulando said:

    Trackpad is fine as long as left/right click is assigned to something other than the trackpad buttons.


    I don't mind that on some games, really. I use trackpad clicks for slower games like visual novels and such, or on Diablo II Remastered / Diablo IV - where the controller is set up to be a controller, and the pad is just there to navigate Battle.net and click the 'Play' button.


    Inscryption's most popular layout has both the left d-pad and analogue handling the WASD manipulation of the play area, the right analog and right trackpad handled the mouse movements and left/right clicks were on the triggers and buttons. I gravitated to the right analog more, but I think that was because I touched the trackpad, noticed how slow it was and thought 'I can't be arsed modifying this to make it usable'.


    But, yeah, I wouldn't yuck anyone's yum over it. That's just embarrassing.

  13. 8 hours ago, moosegrinder said:

    Hopefully be taking delivery of one of these this week all being well. I'm looking forward to completely ignoring all emulation and fucking about and just playing the games that have been installed on my PC but unplayed for years because I fucking hate gaming at my PC. Inscryption runs well, aye?


    Going back to this - yeah, Inscryption runs well on both the Linux binary and via Proton (tried both by accident to try and retain my old completed save, not that it matters).


    There's like one deck community configuration on Steam that was 100,000 hours, lol. I tried it, it's pretty much all you need, outside of tweaking the sensitivity of the trackpad and mapping a certain keybind to unlock something without beating the game again.

  14. I've still got Game Pass until Oct 2025, but I'll probably treat it like any other entertainment sub after that point. If there's no offers on, Just sub when there's something I absolutely have to play.


    This year is definitely worth the cash with Forza, Redfall and Starfield, and I'm certainly sure Microsoft will bring something cracking out long after my cheapy sub has ended. The only difference is I'll be paying when something is actually out, everything else that's third party can be picked up on PC for a tidy sum via humble or whatever.

  15. I think in addition to trying Inscryption this evening, I'm going to start the long, arduous journey of starting up every game that I've got installed on my Steam Deck at least once, to prepare for a few long haul flights in a month and a half.


    The usual suspects are already good to go, I just need to get everything else ready before I promptly ignore them and play Tetris for 18 hours

  16. 5 minutes ago, moosegrinder said:

    Hopefully be taking delivery of one of these this week all being well. I'm looking forward to completely ignoring all emulation and fucking about and just playing the games that have been installed on my PC but unplayed for years because I fucking hate gaming at my PC. Inscryption runs well, aye?


    Should do. I haven't played since Kaycee's Mod got released, but I can have a quick peek this evening as I'm free from the clutches of Diablo IV.


    And, yeah, ignore emulation if you can unless you really want to play one specific thing at a time. Choice paralysis is bad enough with the average Steam Library anyway.


    Of course, I say that after spending the weekend playing something that's not on Steam.

  17. 16 minutes ago, Gotters said:

    I take it there is some news for 360 Steam Deck emulation - anybody care to expand on that as if I look for xenia news not seeing anything very exciting


    Long story short - Xenia's canary branch had some Vulkan renderer updates that makes more commercial games play nicely in its currently experimental state.


    It's still primarily a DX12-only emulator until the Vulkan renderer is fully featured, but it's gone from 'I hope you like Goldeneye' to 'hey Lost Odyssey is basically full speed even when you double the framerate of the original version via a patch'.

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