Saetron Posted August 15, 2022 Share Posted August 15, 2022 (edited) The Steam Deck is a handheld console based on SteamOS from Valve. As the system does not run on Windows not every game will work directly out of the box, for that reason I try to aggregate as much information as possible in this thread Games get added after I played them for a time to look out for issues and fixes. Please also add your experience with VNs on Steam Deck in the comments so I can add them to the list I recommend using an external keyboard when setting up Lutris, Protontricks and Proton GE. The on screen keyboard can be opened with "STEAM" + "X" and closed again with "B". NEW GUIDE AVAILABLE UNDER VisualNovelWiki Website also has specific instructions for games like Dead End Aegis, Full Metal Daemon Muramasa and more. Steam Launch Options Some games require you to set custom launch options in Steam, if required the launch options will be listed with the game. How to set custom launch options Spoiler Select the game Click the gear Click Properties Enter the launch options under launch options Protontricks Protontricks is a software which lets you easily install adult patches and additional required software, you can check out the project on GitHub here. Installation Guide Spoiler Press the Steam Button Select On/Off Switch to Desktop Open "Discover" Search "Protontricks" Select "Install" Using Protontricks Spoiler Press the Steam Button Select On/Off Switch to Desktop Start "Protontricks" Select the game you want to use Protontricks with Just click next on the window which will appear afterwards Now you can install additional Windows DLLs, fonts and more for your game Proton Versions: Click Proton comes in different versions, normally you'll be okay with using the default version, sometimes you can encounter issues though which can be fixed with Proton GE, Proton Experimental or an older version of Proton. Proton GE: Click Proton GE is a community fork of Proton which adds additional support for mediaplayback, you can check out the project GitHub here. Installation Guide Spoiler Press the Steam Button Select On/Off Switch to Desktop Open "Discover" Search "ProtonUp-Qt" Select "Install" Start "ProtonUp-Qt" Under Install for select Steam Click "Add version", select Proton GE and the newest version Click "Install" Wait & close "ProtonUp-Qt" ProtonGE is now installed, you can click on "Return to Gaming Mode" on your desktop To use Proton GE for a game, you select the game in your liibrary and click on the gear and select properties. Then select compatibility and tick the box by for a specific compatibilitytool, in the drop down select Proton GE. It'll be called "GE-ProtonX-XX". How to install Lutris: Click How to setup Wine prefixes: Click How to enable Japanese Locales: Click How to get custom artworks to Steam (for Steam games and non steam games): Click Controller Layout for most Visual Novels A, L1, R1, L4, R4 & R2 -> Left mouseclick B, Start -> Escape X & L2 -> Right mouseclick Sticks & Tackpads -> Mouse with clicking down being left mouseclick Battery Saving Settings The Steam Deck is a portable system and runs on a battery, because of that I changed some options on my device in order to extend the playtime. You can use the "..." button to open the quick access menu and change the settings under the battery icon. All the settings can be made either per game or global for the full system. For my Steam Deck I usally limit the refresh rate of the pannel to 40hz & limit the FPS to 40, 20 or 10 depending on how motion heavy the VN is A TDP limit of 5-8w should be enough for most VNs too, but you can adjust this to your needs. For some older games (and RPG Maker ones) you can enable FSR to get a sharper image. Additional Tips When possible chose windows mode instead of fullscreen for the best performance. Gamemode will make those games fullscreen anyways. Only chose fullscreen for RPG Maker games or other which show content outside of the visible screen. Some more tips thanks to barjed on Reddit: All Unity based VNs should work without Problem (excl. Video). If a game crashes due to a video, a possible fix is the deletion of the video in the game files You can also prepear the games on Windows and use Warpinator to push the game on Deck. Videoguide Addtional Resources ProtonDB Sekai Project's Compatibility List (thanks to hubb2001 on Reddit) WineHQ Lutris Steam Deck Reddit Linux Gaming Reddit Discord Server for help with Lutris and Proton Edited November 9, 2022 by Saetron Removed Guide as newer version is available Emi, ciel_yuri, grayest and 1 other 1 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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