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Re: Steam Deck - Valve's handheld console

by Gucci Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:06 pm

marurun wrote:Steam has an offline mode. So you can go offline at times.

I remember testing this out a few years ago with the offline mode. It’ll eventually call home but I could never figure out when. I’d play the same game like Skyrim (already activated and such) and it can either ask for a connection the next day or three weeks later. This was about seven or eight years ago.
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Re: Steam Deck - Valve's handheld console

by fastbilly1 Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:04 pm

I am very excited. I game on the go far more than I do stationary nowadays, so Ive been eyeballing a gpdwin for years. All this will take to be perfect for me is GOG support and every fiveish years a hardware refresh.
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Re: Steam Deck - Valve's handheld console

by BoneSnapDeez Sat Aug 07, 2021 9:11 pm

Looks like a fantastic way to play
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Re: Steam Deck - Valve's handheld console

by Gucci Sun Aug 08, 2021 5:03 pm

fastbilly1 wrote:I am very excited. I game on the go far more than I do stationary nowadays, so Ive been eyeballing a gpdwin for years. All this will take to be perfect for me is GOG support and every fiveish years a hardware refresh.

Is there any word of upgradability with this thing? Swapping components and such? I bet the RAM and storage space is soldered on but one can hope for a modular design.
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Re: Steam Deck - Valve's handheld console

by Anapan Sun Aug 08, 2021 10:24 pm

Check out Linus Tech Tips's hands-on - it's not the complete final system, but one of a batch of early engineer demo units. It's really amazing! I'll stick with my GPD Win 2; I have no use for something I can't carry in cargo shorts/jeans.
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Re: Steam Deck - Valve's handheld console

by RCBH928 Tue Aug 10, 2021 7:03 am

I am really questioning getting a PS5 after this, I mean the whole steam library + emulation... thats something. Also I came to a point where I am too tired to switch a tv and a console to play a game, grabbing something from the side of the bed is just so much more convenient I am embarrassed to say.

They claim the whole Steam library will work but how is that? AFAIK they run these games over Proton which runs a lot of games but not all games.
Also Proton+WNE is just jaw dropping tech, you are playing 60 fps of DOOM 2016 (Windows copy) on a linux system... wow, just wow.
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Re: Steam Deck - Valve's handheld console

by Reprise Thu Aug 12, 2021 7:08 pm

RCBH928 wrote:They claim the whole Steam library will work but how is that? AFAIK they run these games over Proton which runs a lot of games but not all games.


Do they claim that? Because I just don't buy it.
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Re: Steam Deck - Valve's handheld console

by RCBH928 Fri Aug 13, 2021 9:21 am

i think I heard it from one of the youtube reviewers but I didn't double check it.
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