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A group has modified the Steam Deck recovery software to be compatible with desktop hardware. Right now only AMD and Intel GPUs are supported, and there are a couple features that don't work because they're closely tied to the Steam Deck hardware. However, this port is 95% of the way there and with a bit of tweaking could easily be used as a daily driver operating system. Once NVIDIA support is added, and a few more of the bugs are worked out, I'll be very tempted to switch my desktop over while keeping my laptop on Windows to play Xbox Game Pass titles.

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sweet! but wasnt Valve planning to provide a desktop compatible version of SteamOS, anyways? sooner or later, at least....

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On 5/24/2022 at 7:15 AM, saturnotaku said:

 

A group has modified the Steam Deck recovery software to be compatible with desktop hardware. Right now only AMD and Intel GPUs are supported, and there are a couple features that don't work because they're closely tied to the Steam Deck hardware. However, this port is 95% of the way there and with a bit of tweaking could easily be used as a daily driver operating system. Once NVIDIA support is added, and a few more of the bugs are worked out, I'll be very tempted to switch my desktop over while keeping my laptop on Windows to play Xbox Game Pass titles.

 

On 5/24/2022 at 7:20 AM, jaybee83 said:

sweet! but wasnt Valve planning to provide a desktop compatible version of SteamOS, anyways? sooner or later, at least....

LoL, Brother @saturnotakuI watched this video today and came to start a thread relating to it. You beat me to the punch, bud. 🙂 Great minds think alike.

Yes, Brother @jaybee83they were/are supposed to. Winduhz gets dumber and crappier by the day, so waiting for Steam to release an "official" replacement for Windoze probably isn't the best idea. Winduz needs to go away sooner rather than later. It is only suitable for losers and wimps at this point, but we all end up stuck tolerating its incredible suckiness due to not having an alternative.

 

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On 5/24/2022 at 10:15 AM, saturnotaku said:

A group has modified the Steam Deck recovery software to be compatible with desktop hardware. Right now only AMD and Intel GPUs are supported, and there are a couple features that don't work because they're closely tied to the Steam Deck hardware. However, this port is 95% of the way there and with a bit of tweaking could easily be used as a daily driver operating system. Once NVIDIA support is added, and a few more of the bugs are worked out, I'll be very tempted to switch my desktop over while keeping my laptop on Windows to play Xbox Game Pass titles.

 

Uhhh yeah.  This is looking great.  I'm not crazy about the .exe workaround and having to spoof through Steam, but at least it is total proof of concept that it is possible!

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It would be great to have Valve creating a desktop OS alternative with a company wanting to provide a good financial backing to a true desktop linux.

 

Canonical has Ubuntu but i feel the desktop version isn't great these days as they have shifted more focus to enterprise.

Red hat has fedora which while good and stable i'd much prefer an arch based like valve are doing and hopefully with a "gaming" focused OS it will see more developers wanting to support linux or at least wanting support via proton for their games.

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The rumormill on the Steam Deck modding scene I am in is that SteamOS 3.0 is the finished product once most of the major issues on SD is resolved. There are many issues relating to how the UI works with individual titles. Also needs full anticheat support

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On 6/22/2022 at 5:14 AM, toastofman said:

 

Uhhh yeah.  This is looking great.  I'm not crazy about the .exe workaround and having to spoof through Steam, but at least it is total proof of concept that it is possible!

 

You don't have to go through Steam/Proton. Wine-GE through Lutris is another solution and will feel less hacky. If it's a Steam game, Proton is perfect though.

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