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  1. 2 hours ago, c-cat114 said:

    Has there ever been a hit list of things new owners need to know? Occasionally see suggestions of specific game fixes and so on. 


    TBH, the only thing worth looking into is adding ProtonGE (via Proton up), and to check ProtonDB if a game you own doesn't work straight away, or it's showing as unknown to get a better idea of what to do.


    Everything else (Emulation, Cryobyte, Decky Loader etc) is fluff, really.

  2. 27 minutes ago, Lorfarius said:


    Anything but sports!


    Well, looking at this little lot, and picking something that I like and is very cheap, I can recommend Dicey Dungeons.


    Or, for something PC-centric and very different from.. well, a lot of things, have a look at Betrayal at Club Low. There's a demo, which I recommend because it's mad as a box of frogs, but the  underlying homebrew pen-and-paper RPG mechanics are really neat.

  3. Closest thing is probably Clannad, from 2004 - I've done a couple of routes, and I've enjoyed it enough that I'm after going through the remainder. 20 hours out of 80, but I hit credits so.. eh, I feel okay with mentioning it.


    I do intend to go through games that are a lot older that I've started, like Shin Megami Tensei III and Racing Lagoon. But the biggest problem is just fitting it in amongst everything else when they're 20-50hr games. Likewise, there's a lot of games I've enjoyed from playing them during retro nights, but I get like five minutes of playtime before I forget about it for ages (like Ganryu).

  4. 16 minutes ago, tejinashi said:

    Everyone has it all already, but I'm marvelling at the 96% off the Valve Complete Pack. £5.33 for everything apart from HL: Alyx, quite amazing really.




    Yeah, that was the sort of software pack that brought me to Steam in the first place - namely, the ID Super Pack when it had everything up until Rage for like a tenner. Amazing! Incredible!


    I now have a billion games.⚰️

  5. 21 minutes ago, moosegrinder said:

    Could anyone point me at third part docks that are worth the money because £79 doesn't appeal to me for the official one. Or point me at a post for newbies?


    I use a JSAUX one for the ethernet port, but I got it when it was on offer for about a tenner less, and I think they're all much of a much these days.


    If you don't need a 4k60fps signal (and rightly so, because a deck would explode before that happens), or an ethernet connection, you can go very cheap and still have a good experience. JSAUX, Bezacap and ivoler docks are pretty well regarded.


    The only thing the official one offers that nothing else does is a Displayport signal and software updates. Which is handy for Freesync support, but like 4K60 signals, it's hard to justify on a PC that's effectively a handheld PS4.

  6. 33 minutes ago, Opinionated Ham Scarecrow said:

    Man, this sucks. I've just picked this up, but it completely locks up my deck after 10 mins, all buttons unresponsive, fans kick in 100% then it dies. 


    Needs sorting. Steam are advertising it as playable and are featuring it in their 100 most played banner on the store, so for it to be doing this is not a good look for a potential new deck owner.


    Looking at The Division 2's discussion forums on Steam, this isn't exclusive to the deck.


    Ubisoft fucking up their own games isn't new, and the problem is theirs to resolve. Refund and spend your money on developers that treat their games better.

  7. 7 hours ago, bradigor said:


    What's Wrestling Revolution like? 


    It's odd - with the WWF Acclaim vibe I was expecting it to be incredibly janky to play, but it's a heck of a lot better than that. The grape system is more context based like Fire Pro - striking seems a little limited, but hit detection feels better.


    Admittedly, I primarily bought it because it was home to one of my favourite video series during the pandemic. The career is very silly, and it's worth the £3 admission in the off-chance you buy steroids from your own boss, get called out as a filthy drug addict and fined in the same show by the same guy, and then get offered steroids by the assistant manager the following day.


    I kinda wish I had more money to buy Wrestling Revolution 3D and Wrestling Empire, though. Mdickie's a treasure.

  8. Alright, 50-ish quid for this little lot:


    Shin Megami Tensei III Remaster (from Fanatical)

    Forklift Extreme

    Wrestling Revolution 2D

    A Space For The Unbound

    Chrono Cross: Radical Dreamers

    West of Loathing


    I also fucked up by buying two mystery keys and getting dupes. Anybody want a copy of Quake 1?

  9. 51 minutes ago, memories said:

    How are the Batman games on the Deck?


    I've only tried the first one, but with ProtonGE it runs fine and looks great.


    Reviewing my wishlist against gg.deals - I'll likely buy Shin Megami Tensei III on Fanatical, Space For The Unbound and Chrono Cross on Steam, and then a smattering of cheap games. That'll do me until the summer sale.

  10. 11 minutes ago, Benny said:

    Well I'll be damned, Terminal Velocity is getting a tarted up re-release!






    There's nothing I love more than a remaster that takes an old game, makes it work on modern hardware and resolutions along with any removal of limitations like FOV and draw distance, and does absolutely fuck all to the original textures, rendering and the general aesthetic.


    It's perfect.

  11. 29 minutes ago, bradigor said:

    On the app by any chance?

    Yep. Work won't let me on the Steampowered domain by default. Probably for the best 😅


    Full agreement, @Gotters. I always had an affection for the era of Demo disks, and Next Fest has been the closest thing to it outside of Game Jams (another PC thing).


    Wasn't amigas for me though, family didn't even have a PC until the 90s, so it was floppies/cd/dvd covers for both that and Playstation stuff.

  12. 22 minutes ago, Gotters said:

    and this unlocks in 2h - I hope it's not priced stupidly.




    Everything's priced stupid when you're used to Steam having the DFS sale strategy. Looking forward to Forklift Extreme, though.


    Meanwhile, I finished up Mothmen 1966 last night, so I decided to start Brütal Legend. It plays.. really odd, for a PC game. I think the animations are locked to 30fps while it's running at 60fps, so it's kind of jank. I'll have to look into it.


    EDIT: might be the 'HiFi Sim' being disabled that's causing it, so I'll give it a go at lunch!

  13. 3 hours ago, T Pot said:


    I've played a few games with black and bright lights on them. Emulated EEE, Space Invaders, Tetris and my screen hasn't reacted like above.


    From having a read, image retention isn't really about contrast - it's basically from flicker effects being specific enough to cause a build-up in static. It's why I've noticed it in nothing else other than Tetris Effect on the Deck's screen, as the millisecond timer is going like the clappers in sync. It's also why it goes away after a few minutes of anything else.


    It seems the simple solution for Tetris Effect is to cap the refresh rate to 59hz, as it will break the half-hz flicker interval. But I'll fuck around and see what's what - I'm not going to RMA until I've finished taking it on holiday and the subsequent dropping of it in the hotel lobby on arrival, at the very least.


    EDIT: Yep, that worked - recreated the retention in the same spot by playing Marathon for ten minutes, played something else for a couple of minutes to get rid of it, and then set the game to 59hz. Played Marathon twice for double the time, no retention. Nice.

  14. 10 minutes ago, Strafe said:

    For some reason the in game 30fps option is janky as hell but the system level frame rate limiter worked just fine for me.


    It's definitely not an exclusive issue, even to the Deck - back on desktop, there was some games where the only way you'd get a stable framerate during v-sync was to set it in the Nvidia control panel than the game itself.


    Makes me thankful that the way to manage it on the deck is a button press away, thinking about it.

  15. It just about works at home, but.. I'm at home, so I'm more likely to play it locally.


    Phone signal at work is rubbish, so the playback is shite.


    But, I do like using it - usually to check on something or to demo a game before downloading it.


    The concept, to me, has proven itself. I'm just waiting for local infrastructure to catch up.

  16. I don't know if I've posted about it in this thread, but I was getting an issue with my Deck recently. Namely, a very strange flickering artifact.


    Always the same size, in the same location. I stop playing Tetris Effect, and it appears. Didn't have a clue, and it was quite concerning as it was there for a few minutes until it disappeared.


    I realised what it was today. It's because of Tetris Effect itself - namely, the millisecond counter of the marathon mode I kept fucking playing. I caught it while I was playing Tetris Effect, restarted by accident, and finally put 2 and 2 together.


    In short, the LCD seems to have image retention if it goes from a dark image to white very quickly. It goes away, but it is a relief to the only mystery problem I've had with the deck so far.


    If you want to see it in action, take a look on another game: 


  17. 31 minutes ago, PaB said:

    Stranglehold. The very definition of a game where the demo was the best bit.


    Same thing with Brütal Legend, thinking about it - to the point where I bought the full game and then immediately binned it due to the RTS shit.


    I'm intending to try it again on the Steam Deck, though. Hopefully time has tempered my disdain for that debacle.

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