Ever since Valve confirmed the existence of the Steam Deck portable gaming console, the gaming community has been turbulent with this “laptop”. Demands for Steam Deck are so high that the expected delivery date has been pushed back to 2022, although the images we still see in Steam Deck ads aren’t the final product design.
The fact that gamers order when product details are unclear shows two things: the demand for a portable gaming device is still high, and the amount of trust in the manufacturer and publisher of Valve games. In response to their interest, Valve has announced a series of new information regarding the Steam Deck machine.
They answer players’ questions, which are questions collected from player communities, major newspapers and even the private mailbox of current Valve founder and operator, Gabe Newell.
Can I use multiple Steam accounts on one Steam platform?
Yes really. Each Steam Deck account will have its own place to save game files as well as personal settings.
Can Steam Deck Run Non-Steam Games Through Proton?
Yes, you can play non-purchased games on Steam with Proton.
Does Steam on the Steam Deck have the same “add game” functionality as it does on Steam on the desktop?
Yes, we will support adding games just like Steam on desktop.
Will Steam Deck UI Replace Big Picture Mode?
This is our goal, but the update will happen step by step.
Big Picture mode in Steam.
Are Proton improvements on Steam Deck (such as anti-cheat support) available on the Proton desktop?
Yes, these improvements will be applied to all Proton devices.
How will SteamOS and Steam Deck support offline mode when playing the game?
As with computers, you will need an internet connection to download and play online games. Once the game is downloaded to your drive, you will be able to play it on your offline Steam Deck, unless the game requires it.
What file formats will the microSD card support on Steam Deck?
The Steam Deck microSD card uses Linux’s ext4 file management system. Steam Deck will format the SD memory card in the correct format for reading.
Can I use Steam Deck as a controller for my PC?
You can connect Steam Deck to your computer via Remote Play mode and use it as an external console.
Does Steam Deck support VR devices for PC?
Technically, a PC VR suite can be connected to a Steam Deck, but Steam Deck will not give users the optimal VR experience.
Will connecting the Surface to the charger increase device performance?
No, connecting the deck to the charging dock is the same as connecting USB-C to a computer. Steam Deck still runs at perfect performance when unplugged.
How are the 64GB and 256GB models different?
All models have glass screens and are IPS LCD screens. The screen of the 512GB model has an additional anti-glare coating.
What touch technology is available in Steam Deck?
The Steam Deck has two LRA tactile engines, located under each trachpad.
Does the audio jack support headphones with a microphone?
Yes, with the CTIA standard.
Is the screen multi-touch?
Yes, you can use all ten fingers on the screen.
How long is the charging cable?
Does Valve sell Steam Deck through retail chains?
Steam Deck is sold directly through Steam only. We may partner with other retailers when Steam Deck reaches regions other than the United States. Valve will provide information on this soon.
Can Valve provide BIOS information? Does Steam Deck support booting to two operating systems on one device?
You can install multiple operating systems and choose which operating system you want to use. The user has access to the BIOS.
Can users boot the operating system from the memory card?
Yes, Steam Deck supports booting from microSD cards.
Does Steam Deck support external GPUs?
No, the device cannot support external GPU.
Can I exchange my desired Steam Deck model after I pre-order it?
incorrect. Once you place an order, the only way to change the form is to cancel the order and reorder (this will push you down the queue).
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