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Offline SnooPI

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Steam Deck
« on: 2021-Jul-16 »
This is great news for independent developers and also for GLBasic  <3
I immediately get back to my Irrlicht Wrapper  =D


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Re: Steam Deck
« Reply #1 on: 2021-Jul-16 »
isnt it steam os ? a linux behind?
i fear no port from kitty for this engine.

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Re: Steam Deck
« Reply #2 on: 2021-Jul-16 »
In theory, there is no need for a specific port.
This article is really interesting about it.

https://www.theverge.com/2021/7/15/22578879/valve-steam-deck-handheld-pc-windows-support

Normally, Proton can make most Windows games compatible without having to modify or port them to the platform.
In addition, GLBasic already has a Linux port.
Tests should be done to know if games created with GLBasic work with Proton.

https://www.protondb.com/
« Last Edit: 2021-Jul-16 by SnooPI »

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Re: Steam Deck
« Reply #3 on: 2021-Jul-16 »
SteamOS diddent work when im tested it for years ago. But also newer heard of Proton, so its might works under that.

Im have currectly no change to test it. you can test my games etc if they works or not.
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Re: Steam Deck
« Reply #4 on: 2021-Jul-17 »
Just a purely theoretical idea for the tests:
Why not install Proton with WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux)  ?

https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Proton


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Re: Steam Deck
« Reply #5 on: 2021-Jul-18 »
it looks like standard PC hardware, so Windows should go on it no problem. Personally i'd multi boot it with Steam OS and Windows for maximum compatibility.
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Re: Steam Deck
« Reply #6 on: 2021-Jul-19 »
Yes Bigsofty, but it would be interesting to know if the games made with GLBasic work with Steam Deck without any changes.
Apparently from what Spacefractal said it didn't work before with Steam OS, but maybe with the latest version of Proton it works.

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Re: Steam Deck
« Reply #7 on: 2021-Jul-19 »
Someone will eventually get one, then it should be easier to test it out.
Should it work out of the box it will be superb.

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Re: Steam Deck
« Reply #8 on: 2021-Jul-21 »
Apparently pre-orders are exploding, this is good news because it will lower prices (unless stocks run out, it will have the opposite effect).
In the meantime I will try to do some tests with Proton.

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Re: Steam Deck
« Reply #9 on: 2021-Jul-23 »
I have pre-ordered but it took a ridiculous amount of effort as the order page was overwhelmed by demand.
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Re: Steam Deck
« Reply #10 on: 2021-Jul-24 »
Yes there have been a lot of "scalpers" (people pre-ordering products by betting on their scarcity to make a profit)  :(
But it's still good news Bigsofty  :good:
For my part I'm trying to launch a non-Steam application with Proton and it's hell (especially since I'm not a pro on Linux), I think I'll give up because it's starting to hit me on nerves :giveup: