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I think the Steam Deck deserves it's own thread instead of being in the Open Handhelds thread. So here it is.








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One can assume that the mods scene will be robust if it's that easy to open.

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My hands are ready for the chonk, I've been strength training with the hori pad


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I would have loved something like this when I was younger. Back then the best I had for portable gaming was my Sega Nomad which I took with my on the bus sometimes. :olol: It was actually pretty cool the main downside was the awful screen.
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pixel wrote: Sun Feb 06, 2022 5:47 am My hands are ready for the chonk, I've been strength training with the hori pad
I've got the Hori pad too. It's good and the size is fine.
Calavera wrote: Sun Feb 06, 2022 3:42 pm I would have loved something like this when I was younger. Back then the best I had for portable gaming was my Sega Nomad which I took with my on the bus sometimes. :olol: It was actually pretty cool the main downside was the awful screen.
I had an Atari Lynx, which was close to Steam Deck size.

Imagine having a DOS handheld in the 90s.

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Dr. Zoidberg wrote: Sun Feb 06, 2022 4:02 pm Imagine having a DOS handheld in the 90s.
Being able to play Bioforge on the go would have been amazing!

It would have probably cost like $5000 though. :oshocked:
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It would have been expensive. And the amount of batteries it would have used would have made the Game Gear look like it hardly went through them at all. Or it would just use a laptop battery.

Someone should try to make a DOS handheld today. Ben Heck or someone like that.

Steam Deck can be a DOSBox handheld.

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Dr. Zoidberg wrote: Sun Feb 06, 2022 4:25 pm It would have been expensive. And the amount of batteries it would have used would have made the Game Gear look like it hardly went through them at all. Or it would just use a laptop battery.
Seeing the Game Gear comparisons, I cant stop thinking about all the batteries. Or A/C adapters, or the rechargeable battery packs just to play Sonic Spinball. :olol:

The first person shooters and other traditional console games will be fun on the Deck. But honestly, I'd probably have more fun playing DOS box games and other PC games with the trackpads.

My absolute dream would be if it could emulate Wii U games, especially with HDMI out to the TV. That might be a fool's dream with the hardware specs.

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There's a fan made compatibility page, got just a few games left to be verified

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pixel wrote: Mon Feb 07, 2022 4:37 am My absolute dream would be if it could emulate Wii U games, especially with HDMI out to the TV. That might be a fool's dream with the hardware specs.
CEMU should run on it fine, at 720p. A lot of the Ryzen APUs can run it OK.

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pixel wrote: Mon Feb 07, 2022 8:56 am There's a fan made compatibility page, got just a few games left to be verified
So using that link, I chucked in my own Steam ID and it looks like I have a lot that needs to be verified, also not many of the games I play now are on the list. Thank god Rocket League is :olol:
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Dr. Zoidberg wrote: Mon Feb 07, 2022 12:10 pm
pixel wrote: Mon Feb 07, 2022 4:37 am My absolute dream would be if it could emulate Wii U games, especially with HDMI out to the TV. That might be a fool's dream with the hardware specs.
CEMU should run on it fine, at 720p. A lot of the Ryzen APUs can run it OK.
I'm always stuck in the past, still thinking that CEMU is really hard to run. :olol: It was tricky to get my old Intel machine to run it back in 2017.
Skynet wrote: Mon Feb 07, 2022 5:58 pm So using that link, I chucked in my own Steam ID and it looks like I have a lot that needs to be verified, also not many of the games I play now are on the list. Thank god Rocket League is :olol:
The great filter remains to be "anti-cheat" software, which I'm not sure where they are for support with Proton. Most of my unverified games are indie titles that shouldn't give Proton much grief.

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