Microsoft brings Xbox Cloud Gaming to the Steam Deck!? Vermintide 2 experiments with EAC on Linux, AMD announces FSR 2.0, DOOM on the Raspberry Pi Pico, and the developer of Lutris shares his thoughts on our Deck-shaped future.
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Pebble (increased patron pledge)
Oil for (gifted Far Cry)
04:50 Installing Windows 11 on Steam Deck
10:06 Official Xbox Cloud Gaming on the Steam Deck
15:41 SteamOS 3.0 Btrfs converter
17:46 Couriers of Darkness
20:07 Meat & Greed
23:17 Vermintide 2 EAC on Linux
25:32 Ion Fury: Aftershock
28:27 Skull Girls beta mode update
36:42 AMD supports Ryzen 5000 on 300-series boards
40:42 AMD FSR 2.0
45:07 TuxTrain Linux trainer
47:52 DOOM on the Pi Pico
50:27 Interview: Lutris developer talks Deck
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- Wacky kids. Installing a hacker OS on their Linux console.
- Let’s hear it for everyone wanting to install an unsupported OS on new hardware.
- AMD provided a driver for the GPU and WiFi but no audio and things kinda run like poo.
- Then you have to deal with Windows on the small screen and that’s a whole other can of nope.
- Ah yes, modify your proprietary OS to run windows on your steam deck.
- Very user friendly
- A lot of these articles keep bringing up the dual booting potential, but I truly look forward to seeing a bunch of media people lament about half of their disk space missing and the annoying bullshit that is having to reboot your computer to start an app.
- Again, I’m enjoying the catharsis here.
- For years, Linux users have been using these very same arguments and get shit on for it.
- Well, dear Windows fanbois, this is what that felt like.
- Microsoft literally put Edge in a flatpak and they run through the necessary steps on how to make it play the XBox streaming thing.
- You know, that thing that some of the aforementioned Windows fanbois said would never come to Steam Deck because why would MS support the competition.
- Money! There’s a lot of money to be made on a brand new, seemingly very popular, platform.
- Embrace extend baby. All for $10/month.
- Doing it like this Microsoft doesn’t have to give a percentage of the revenue to Valve.
- Xbox Cloud Gaming is Microsoft’s Xbox cloud gaming service.
- Installation as it stands consists of installing a flatpak, setting a bunch of launch options and changing a shortcut
- 14/mo for this, 9 for EA play, another 9 for GeForce now. These subscription services are gonna start getting expensive unless someone starts bundling
- If you wanna use the btrfs for the games partition
- Going from ext4->btrfs is possible as they are related file systems, but it’s still a wee janky
- Words like hopefully and attempt don’t really sell me on the advantages of a file system which, while neat, would net only marginal improvements.
Steam: New Games
- Another isometric RPG inspired by icewind dale and it’s infinity engine ilk
- They stole the dwarven greed mechanic from burning wheel, so the game has a “morality system” of sorts
- Supposedly it’s relatively open world
- That really does scream Throne of Bhaal or Icewind Dale 2.
- Bovine University: The Game.
- Finally, a puzzle platformer where you can play as food.
- You can switch between steak and nuggets.
Steam: Game Updates
- At least they are playing with it.
- Same goes for the Dead by Daylight team.
- As much as I enjoy watching the VT 2 guys eat shit I do actually want to play this game
- It’s been sitting in my inventory for so Long
- I want to know how long it took them to rebuild the entire game to include this one .so they dumped in the depot.
- Also, why didn’t they upload that rebuild?
- Seems like a waste of resources.
- That or if they’re all done eating the crow.
- They are probably busy looking for something that doesn’t work.
- Would be one hell of a success story for these naysayers to easily get it working
- Three years after launch we’re getting a new expansion.
- 13 all-new levels, one entirely new weapon, new inventory items, and several new enemy and ammo types.
- New skill level 5.
- Mixup mode for the original campaign.
- Well, after all of that creepy labzero nonsense has faded out of public memory, time for a skullgirls update
- Lots of stuff that really applies to people who are super deep into skullgirl’s mechanics
- Most importantly, their new character, Umbrella, is almost done
- With all that BS they went through, I’m very happy to see continued development under the name.
- I liked Skullgirls, liked it enough to beat the game with all characters on the difficulty level below Nightmare.
- Beating Filia with Filia was the hardest bit.
- Tossing this in because Linux users love them some AMD.
- We can thank Intel for releasing their recent budget oriented CPUs.
- After a future AGESA UEFI update, AMD Ryzen 5000 CPUs will be supported in 300-series motherboards.
- Assuming that your board vendor issues such an update.
- While I wouldn’t recommend plopping a Ryzen 7 5800X3D into a budget board from 4 years ago, you could.
- Jackbox, the PC running the audio for the show has a B350 board and the biggest baddest APU it can handle is the R5 3400G.
- These little guys still demand $200+ on the used market.
- Welp, for a few bucks more I could snag a AMD Ryzen 7 5700G if MSI does the thing.
- That’s where things get a wee sticky.
- Motherboard manufacturers would much rather you buy a new mobo.
- Even if they add support things could be a bit squirrely.
- I guess this is a good thing for folks living that APU life
- There’s a lot of people out there doing that since neither AMD or NVidia cared enough to provide graphics cards at acceptable prices for 2 years.
- I’m glad they included a video.
- Your brain fills in a lot of nonsense when the image is moving.
- Ulinke FSR 1.x this will require extra work on the development side a la DLSS.
- Yeah, I can’t really tell the difference, which I guess is the point. Looking prettier with lower system requirements
- I look forward to this getting shoved into gamescope/proton-ge
- Motion is the big killer for FSR1.
- If you’re standing still, you can make 1600×900 look very good on a 2560×1440 screen.
- But the moment you start moving, you’re not fooling anyone.
- When you need to hax the EAC with seven boxxies.
- Big danger disclaimer bears repeating: If you get VAC/EAC/Whatever banned while using it, that’s your own damn fault
- That said, generic trainer is neat, with some nice options for autostart and configuration
- I’m usually the first one to ask for a GUI but I really really don’t want you to make one for this.
- Really don’t want to attract that kind of attention.
- Bonus blog post on how Graham did it
- Yup, OG Doom running on a microcontroller.
- I still want one of those $15 handhelds just because of stuff like this.
- Coming in at just 2mb for all of the code and levels
- Deathmatch over i2c is neat